Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) 2017- ज़ोनल सूचना ओलंपियाड is the preliminary round of the Indian Computing Olympiad (ICO). Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) is conducted every year in the month of November by Indian Association for Research in Computer Science (IARCS). ZIO is a written test examination open to all the students studying Class XII or below. The students who qualify Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) are eligible to appear in Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) which will judge the programming skills. Students who are willing to appear in ZIO 2017, can check ZIO Eligibility, application form.
ZIO Application Form 2017
The application form for Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) will be available by both online and offline means. Both the ways of applying for ZIO need different steps to be followed. We will walk you through the application process step-by-step so that you can get your ZIO 2017 Application Form in time.
(i) Online Method
The students willing to apply online for ZIO 2017 can follow these simple steps:
- Visit the official website of the authority at www.iarcs.org.in
- Select the “Olympiads” tab from the top of the webpage
- Now look for “ZIO 2017 Notifications” under the news section
- Click on “Register for ZIO 2017” link when available
- Fill up the ZIO Application Form in detail and click the “Submit” button when done
(ii) Offline Method
The students who do not have access to the internet may prefer to fill ZIO Application Form 2017 offline. They can follow the procedure given below to get their application form.
- Download the application form from the official website
- You will have to send the filled application form by post/ speed post to the following address:
Prof. Madhavan Mukund,
Subject: ICO 2017 Offline Registration,
Chennai Mathematical Institute, H1, SIPCOT IT Park,
Siruseri, Kelambakkam – 603103, Phone – (044) 6748 0900
Also, you will have to mail the filled ZIO Application Form and fee payment proof to email@example.com
Application Fee: The application fee for Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2017 is Rs. 250/-. You can submit the application fee either by Credit/ Debit Card, Net Banking, NEFT or Demand Draft. The following are the details for NEFT and Demand Draft.
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ZIO 2017 Eligibility
ZIO is open to students of all Educational Boards in India. Any student who is willing to appear for ZIO 2017 can fill the application form. The eligibility criteria for Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2017 is as follows:
- Must be a citizen of India
- Must be studying in Class XII or below
Beneficiary Name: IARCS
Type of Account: Current Account
Account Number: 32516380035
Branch Name: State Bank of India, IIT Powai Branch
IFSC Code: SBIN0001109
Address: State Bank of India, IIT Powai Branch, Mumbai – 400076
Demand Draft details
The DD should be in the name of “Indian Association for Research in Computer Science” and payable in Mumbai, India.
ZIO 2017 Exam Pattern
The Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2017 question paper carries 80 marks, broken up into 4 problems carrying 20 marks each. Additionally, each problem will have 3 test cases to be tested. Each test case will carry 4 marks i.e. 12 marks will be awarded if your code passes all the test cases. Otherwise, you will get only 5 marks for each test case you will solve.
Reward: Zonal Informatics Olympiad is the first round for International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). There is no reward given for qualifying for INOI.
ZIO 2017 Important Dates (Tentative)
|Registration Begins||September, 2017|
|Registration Ends||First Week of November, 2017|
|Zonal Informatics Olympiad||November, 2017|
|India Nationtional Olympiad in Informatics||January, 2018|
|International Olympiad in Informatics||August, 2018|
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