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The International Informatics Olympiad, a test of competence and proficiency in
computer science, is held annually at the national and international levels based
on syllabus prescribed by CBSE/ICSE and the State Boards in the Month of Aug/Oct.
Apart from syllabus, a part of test paper is based on mental ability and reasoning.
A student between class 1st to 12th can participate in IIO’11 through his/her school
only. The language medium is English only. The examination is being conducted for
all classes from 1st to 12th with the following details.
- For Classes 1-2 : There will be 40 questions and the duration will be of
- For Classes 3-12 : There will be 40 questions and the duration will be of
Participants from Class 3rd to 12th will be required to complete the test between
a minimum of 40 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes. Answer sheets cannot be submitted
before the completion of 40 minutes. Participants should try to submit the answer
sheet, with maximum correct answers, at the earliest after the end of 40 minutes
to get the benefit of the third tie-breaker** rule. The invigilator is expected
to write the correct time in the appropriate space provided in the answer sheet.
As time is the third, not the first/second tie-breaker rule, students are requested
to focus on achieving maximum correct answers in an optimum time.
Each question may not carry the same mark. In case of tie-up, preference will be
given to the student who has attempted a greater number of questions correctly.
The second preference will be given to the following respect: First computer related
question and then mental ability, reasoning and Mathematics. The third preference
will be given to the student, who has submitted the answer sheet earlier than the
other/s. Should the tie-up still exist, a telephonic interview will be conducted
with the participants.