CBSE: National Informatics Olympiad Examination across the Country and Abroad to all Students of Classes VIII to XII

The Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the National Informatics Olympiad in collaboration with the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS), Mumbai, about 40 centers across the country and abroad. The examination will be open to all the students of classes VIII to XII studying in schools affiliated to CBSE as well as other Boards in the country.

Examination Details:
The examination for the same will be held in two stages
Stage 1: The first stage examination consisting of the Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) will be held on Saturday November 3, 2012 between 10.00 a.m. and 01.00 p.m. The examination will be a written examination to test the aptitude of the students, their logical competence, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking.

Stage 2: (Indian National Olympiad in Informatics – INOI)
The candidates who qualify in the first stage examination as per the norms prescribed by the selection committee will appear in the second stage examination to be held on 19th January 2013 which will be based on programming skills.

Selection Process: Selected candidates will be called for intensive training for the final selection of the candidates for the International Olympiad.

How to Apply:
The list of centers is enclosed and also put up on the CBSE Website: as well as on the Olympiad website:

Please select the nearest examination centre from the list and forward the list of candidates desirous of participating in the first stage examination to the coordinator along with the examination fee as per the enclosed proforma on or before 20th October, 2012

(The list of participants and bank draft need not to be sent to the CBSE as the centre will be forwarding the list to the CBSE subsequently) the fee for each participant will be Rs. 100/- (Rupees hundred only). A consolidated demand draft for all the participants of school may be drawn in favour of Secretary, CBSE, Delhi and sent to the center coordinator.

Important Dates:
• List of candidates to be forwarded along with examination fees: 20/10/2012
• First Stage of examination of the ZIO will be held on: 03/11/2012 Between 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

• Second Stage of examination will be held on: 19/01/2013