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National Informatics Olympiad (NIO)


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 CBSE schools 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 website: www.iarcs.org.in.

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 [email protected] or on telephone no. 011-23237779.

Instructions to candidates

  1. The duration of the examination is 3 hours.
  2. Calculators, log tables and other aids are not permitted.
  3. The question paper carries 80 marks, broken up into four questions of 20 marks each. Each question has three parts. If you solve all three parts correctly, you get 20 marks for that question. Otherwise, you get 5 marks for each part that you solve correctly.
  4. Attempt all questions. There are no optional questions.
  5. There is a separate Answer Sheet. To get full credit, you must write the answers in the space provided on the Answer Sheet.
  6. Write only your answers on the Answer Sheet.Do not use the Answer Sheet for rough work. Submit all rough work on separate sheets.
  7. Make sure you ll out your contact details on the Answer Sheet as completely and accurately as possible.We will use this information to contact you in case you qualify for the second round.

Please note that CBSE will not reimburse expenses incurred by the school on travel, accommodation etc. of the students to participate in the First Stage of the Olympiad.

Zonal Informatics Olympiad -2010-11 Proforma for forwarding the list of participants to the specified centre

S No. Name   of   the Candidate Name of the Father/Mother Class Sex Date      of Birth

* You may extend this table as per your requirement.

1. Name of the school: _____________________________
2. Address: _____________________________
3. Tel No:( STD)…………………………         FAX:……. ………………
4. E-mail: _____________________________
5. Total number of candidates forwarded: [           ]
6. Total amount being remitted: [           ]
7. Name of the Bank:
8. Draft No: ___________________
9. Date: ____/____/_______

Signature of the Principal

Note: Candidates should produce bonafide certificate with their photographs duly attested by the principal of the school at the examination centre.



1 Principal,

Laxman Public school

Haus Khaz

New Delhi-110 016

2 Principal, Ramjas School,

Anand Parbat

New Delhi-110005

3 Principal,

Mira Model School ,


New Delhi-110 058

4 Principal,

Delhi Police Public school ,

Safdarjung Enclave New Delhi-110 029

5 Principal,

DL DAV Model School ,

BN Block , Shalimar Bagh ,



6 Principal, Apeejay School ,

Sector 16 A

Noida-201 301


7 Principal, Delhi Public School ,

Meerut Road

Ghaziabad-201 003


8 Principal, Apeejay School,

Sector-15, Faridabad-121 007


9 Principal, Dewan Public School,

220, Westend Road,

Meerut-250 001


10 Principal,

Rani Laxmibai Senior Secondary School,

Sector-14, Indira Nagar, Lucknow-226 016.


11 Principal,

Sunbeam English School,

Lahartara, Under Lahartra Over Bridge,

VARANASI -221 002 Uttar Pradesh


12 Principal,

Jawaharlal Nehru Sr. Sec. School ,

Habib Ganj BHEL, Bhopal – 462 024


13 Principal,
Choithram School ,

Manik Bagh Road , Indore ,

Madhya Pradesh 452 004


14 Principal,

Apeejay School , Sector-15, Nerul

Navi Mumbai-400 706


15 Principal,

Air Force School , Pune

Vimannagar Pune 411014


16 Principal,

Bhavan’s B.P. Vidya Mandir ,

Civil Lines Near Museum Nagpur-440 001


17 Principal,

D.A.V. Public School ,

Santoshima Nagar , Neredmet , Ramakrishnapuram Hyderabad 500 056


18 Principal,

Delhi Public School ,

Urukkunagaram Visakapatnam-530 032


19 Principal,

J.S.S Public School ,

15th Main Road , 22nd cross

Banashankari 2nd stage Bangalore-560 070


20 Principal,

P.S. Senior Secondary School ,

Alarmelmagapuram , Mylapore, Chennai 600 004


21 Principal,

Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Vidyalaya ,

35 , Tennur High Road , Tennur Tiruchirapalli

Tamilnadu 620 017


22 Principal,
Chinmaya Vidyalaya ,


Cochin – 682 023


23 Principal,

Arya Central School ,

Pattom ,

Trivandrum-695 004


24 Principal,

D.A.V. Jawahar Vidya Mandir

HSL Colony , Shymali Ranchi-834 001 Jharkhand


25 Principal,
Chinmaya Vidyalaya ,

Sector V , Opp . Bank Colony

Bokaro Steel city

Bokaro-827 006


26 Principal,

D.A.V. Public School ,

Pokhariput Old Town

Bhubaneswar-751 002


27 Principal,
DAV Public School

Bihar State Electricity Board ,

New Punai Chak

Patna -800 023


28 Principal,
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s V. M. Public School ,

Teen Rasta , Makarpura Road

Baroda 390 009


29 Principal,
Apeejay School ,

115 Park Street ,

Kolkatta -700 016


30 Principal,

India International school

SFS Manasarovar Jaipur-302 020


31 Principal,
Aklank School,
Basant Vihar,

Kota, Rajasthan – 324 009


32 Principal,

K.B.D.A.V. Centenary Secondary School

Sector 7B , Chandigarh-160 019


33 Principal,

Tagore Bal Niketan, Sector-6 ,

Urban Estate, Karnal – 132 001


34 Principal,

DAV Public School

Lawrence Road , Police Line Amritsar-143 001


35 Principal,

Faculty Senior Secondary School ,

North Guwahati, Amingaon , Dt. Kamrup-781 003 DEHRADUN

36 Principal,
Pestleweed College ,

Delhi – Mussorie Road ,

Dehradun- 248 009


37 Principal,

Indian School Muscat

P.O. Box 2470, Ruwi , Postal Code 112 Sultanate of Oman


38 Principal,

The Indian High School

P.O. Box 106, Dubai- U.A.E.


39 Principal,

MES India School

P.O. Box 3453 , Doha-Qatar