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INDIAN COMPUTING OLYMPIAD - Register Now for Zonal Informatics Olympiad

The Indian Computing Olympiad is a nationwide competition organized annually by IARCS. The goal of the competition is to identify school students with outstanding skills in algorithms and computer programming.

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


The Indian Computing Olympiad is open to all school students across the country, from any school board. Any student registered in school upto class 12 during the academic year 2021-22 is eligible. There is no lower age limit for participation.

To participate, you must still be in school. If you have completed Class 12, you are no longer eligible, even if you have taken a break and are not enrolled in college, or if are planning to redo your Class 12 exams for improvement.


The Zonal Informatics Olympiad, 2022 (ZIO-2022) will be held on Sunday, 5 December, 2021 at centres across the country. ZIO will be conducted in cooperation with TCS iON, a division of Tata Consultancy Services. Online registration is open from 20 October, 2021 to 24 November, 2021.

Exam centres

Centres for ZIO-2022 will be arranged in the following 36 cities.

Allahabad, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Goa, Gwalior, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Surat, Tiruchi, Trivandrum, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam.

Individual registration

To register, use the link below

The registration fee is Rs 472 (Rs 400 + GST), to be paid online (internet banking, debit card, credit card).

Registration is open till 24 November, 2021.

Exam details

ZIO-2022 will be administered as a computerized test, on the TCS iON platform. The question paper pattern will be the same as in previous years. You will work out the solutions using pen and paper and only submit your final answers. Instead of a printed question paper and answer sheet, you will read the question paper on the screen and type in your answers on the computer.

The syllabus for ZIO is the list of Basic Topics in the ICO Online Study Material

Admit cards will be available approximately 5 days before the ex


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