The Central Board of Secondary Education will be conducting the National Informatics
Olympiad in collaboration with the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science
(IARCS), Mumbai, across the country and abroad. The examination for the same will be held
in two stages. 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.
The first stage examination consisting of the Zonal Informatics Olympiad will be held
on Saturday, November 20, 2010 between 10.00 am and 01.00 pm. The examination will
be a written examination to test the aptitude of the students, their logical competence,
problem-solving skills, and critical thinking.
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 Saturday,
January 22, 2011 which will be based on programming skills.
Selected candidates will be called for intensive training for the final selection of the
candidates for the International Olympiad.
The Board is planning to conduct the examination in about 40 centres across the country
and abroad. Each of these centres will have a coordinator cum Centre Superintendent who
will be responsible for the conduct of the examinations. The list of centres is put up on the
CBSE Website: www.cbse.nic.in as well as on the Olympiad website: www.iarcs. org.in.
Please select the nearest examination centre from the list given 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 15th Oct,
2010. (The list of participants and bank draft need not 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 your school may be drawn in favour of Secretary, CBSE, Delhi.
Question papers from previous years and other training details are available at the Olympiad
When the candidates go to the examination centre to write the examination, they should
carry with them a bonafide certificate with their photograph attested by the Principal of their
school. Since no Roll Number will be allotted to candidates, they have to write their name,
class, school’s name with address and centre name in the answer sheet and information
sheet provided to them in the examination. For any further information, you may contact Dr.
Srijata das, Education Officer (Science & Maths) through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or
on telephone no. 011-23237779.