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Organisation : SilverZone Foundation
Contest Name : iiO International Informatics Olympiad 2020-21
Applicable For : Students of classes from 1st to 12th
Last Date : 31st August, 2020
Exam Date : 03rd November 2020 & 08th December 2020
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Silver Zone iiO Olympiad

International Informatics Olympiad endeavours to assess the competency and proficiency of the students in the field of Computer Science, at National and International levels, every year. Its syllabus comprises of the syllabus of CBSE/ICSE and various State Boards.

Related / Similar Contest : Silver Zone iOM Olympiad 2020-21

The iiO examination is based on Computer Science, which provides ample opportunities to the students not only to test their skills but also to sharpen them accordingly and provide know how about International standard.

Olympiad Details

The Olympiad is organized in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours. The structure of the event (iiO) stands as the following:

An objective-type test of 60 minutes duration, comprising 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for classes I and II; and 50 MCQs for the classes III to XII. The question paper is class specific and usually consists of three sections:

(i) Section-1: Computer Science
(ii) Section-2: Reasoning and Aptitude
(iii) Section-3: Scholar’s Zone

The medium of the test is English only. The iiO is conducted on two dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the Olympiad as per its convenience. Each date of the Olympiad has a separate set of question papers.

About Test Paper

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 60 Minutes.
For Classes 3-12: There will be 50 questions and the duration will be of 60 Minutes.

The details of the manner in which the test is to be conducted will be sent with the question papers. The questions will be of objective type in nature with multiple choice answers. There is no negative marking. For classes 3rd onward OMR answer sheets will be provided.

Students Registration

** The prospectus containing the Registration Forms of iiO are sent to all the schools registered with the SilverZone Foundation.
** The schools which are NOT registered with the Foundation may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at or by calling the Foundation on 011-26166210, 11, and 12.
** The schools must return the Registration Forms, properly filled in and complete in all respects, by the due date to the Foundation.
** A student can register through his/her respective school only. Individual registrations by students are not accepted.

Principals/teachers may please note that any school can become a registered centre for the International Informatics Olympiad (iiO). No fee is required for the same. Only for feasibility reason, a minimum of 20 students need to be registered for the iiO, from the school.


Rank. No. Award
1st 1st Intl. Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 20,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.
2nd 2nd Intl. Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.
3rd 3rd Intl. Olympiad rank holder in each class will be awarded with a Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/- along with a winner’s Trophy.
4th to 10th 4th to 10th Intl. Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded with wrist watches.
11th to 25th 11th to 25th Intl. Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded with exciting prizes.
26th to 500th 26th to 500th Intl. Olympiad rank holders in each class will be awarded with the topper achievement certificate.
1th, 2th and 3th All Zonal Rank 1st, 2nd 3rd rank holders of all classes will be awarded with exciting prizes
1st, 2nd 3rd Class Topper 1st, 2nd 3rd rank holders of every class of each school will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively, provided the topper obtains at least 50% marks
All All the participants will be awarded with the participation Certificate Reflecting their Class/Zonal/Olympiad Ranks and Marks.

Important Dates

** As iiO 2020 is being organised at National and International level, due to various reasons, it is not possible to conduct the olympiad on a specific single date.
** The Informatics Olympiad will be conducted on 03rd November 2020 and 08th December 2020. Please decide the date which is suitable to your school.
** You may opt for either 03rd November 2020 or 08th December 2020 as your International Informatics Olympiad date.
** Last date of registration is 31st August, 2020.
** The Result of the iio will be available at in the month of January 2021.


Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from the SILVERZONE FOUNDATION through phone-call – 011-26166210,11,12 or email at

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