Indian Computing Olympiad (ICO) 2019-20 | CodeChef
Indian Computing Olympiad (ICO) 2019-20

CodeChef was created as a platform to help programmers make it big in the world of algorithms, computer programming and programming contests. Started in 2009, with the aim of improving the problem-solving skills of Indian programmers, we use algorithmic contests to help students test and improve their coding skills. Today, CodeChef has become one of the largest competitive programming platforms hosting over a million registered users.

One of our aims with CodeChef is to foster learning and growth among school children who are interested in programming. We, at CodeChef, are glad to collaborate with Indian Computing Olympiad (ICO) to host ZCO and INOI on our platform.


Started in 2002, the Indian Computing Olympiad (ICO) is a nationwide programming competition held annually by Indian Association For Research In Computing Science (IARCS). The goal of the competition is to identify school students with outstanding skills in algorithms and computer programming.

This competition is used to select the team of four students to represent India at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). IOI is one of the twelve international Science Olympiads held annually. Other prominent Science Olympiads include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy.

It is a three-stage competition.