International Olympiad in Informatics, 2018

The International Olympiad In Informatics 2018 world final will be held in Tsukuba city, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan from September 1 - September 8, 2018.

Indian Computing Olympiad

Started in 2002, the Indian Computing Olympiad(ICO) is an annual programming competition held to select the four students to represent India at the International Olympiad of Informatics(IOI). This competition is organized by Indian Association For Research In Computing Science( IARCS) and is a three stage competition.

Eligibility: Anyone who is interested in algorithms and programming and is studying in school up to 12th standard during the academic year 2017-2018.

Prerequisites: Requires school level mathematics and some basic understanding of algorithms.

Registration: You can find all the details about registration here,

Participation in Indian Computing Olympiad

The three stages of ICO are as follows:

  • Zonal round - This round has two parallel exams, namely Zonal Informatics Olympiad(ZIO) and Zonal Computing Olympiad(ZCO). You can qualify for the second round through either exam. This year they will be held on different dates. You can choose to write both exams if you wish, but you must register separately for each exam. The syllabus for Zonal round 2018 is the list of Basic Topics in the Online Study Material.
    • ZIO-2018 - This is a regular examination that tests analytical and computational reasoning. It will be administered in cooperation with TCS ION, a division of Tata Consultancy Services. The nature of the question paper will be the same as in previous years. Previous years' question papers can be found here.
    • ZCO-2018 - This is a programming contest with an emphasis on algorithms. It will be administered in cooperation with CodeChef. The only programming languages permitted in ZCO-2018 are C, C++, Java and Python. The exam format will be similar to previous years. Previous years' questions can be practiced here.
  • Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) - In this round about 250-300 students qualify from the Zonal round. This is an algorithmic programming contest at a more advanced level than ZCO.The only programming languages permitted in INOI-2018 are C, C++ and Java. Python will not be available. Previous years' questions can be practiced here.
  • IOI Training Camp (TC) - Top 25-30 students from the second stage are selected for the residential training camp. Here they are provided advanced training and from them four students are selected to represent India at for IOI.

Note: All these contests are individual events.

Details Of Indian Computing Olympiad

Contest Date Registration Date Registration Fees Registration Link
Zonal Computing Olympiad (ZCO) 2018 Saturday, 11 November, 2017 Open from 15 September, 2017 to 27 October, 2017 INR 400 Click here
Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) 2018 Saturday, 18 November, 2017 Open from 15 September, 2017 to 27 October, 2017 INR 400 Click here
Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) 2018 Sunday, 7 January, 2018 NA NA NA

Go for Gold Award

Directi and CodeChef have extended their Go For Gold program, which was created to see an Indian college student win gold at the ACM ICPC world finals to the Indian Middle/High School students. More on the ACM ICPC Go For Gold program can be read here.

Under our IOI Go For Gold initiative we want to see a Indian middle/high school student win gold medal at International Olympiads in Informatics.

The coveted Go For Gold award remains unclaimed for consecutive 3 years since 2015. The prize money at stake for the year 2018 is INR 11,78,890. You can read all about our Go For Gold for schools program and awards to be won here.

We wish to see more and more students taking up computer programming while they are in school and to bring glory to their school, parents, and the whole nation.

#GoForGold #CodeChef