About ZIO 2021
Indian Association for Research in Computer Science (IARCS) conducts Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) yearly to assess the ability of students in Computer Science. This is a nationwide competition which is organized to identify school students' skills in algorithms and computer programming.
Latest: ZIO Result is available.
- ZIO 2021 is open for all the students up to Class 12 who are enrolled in schools. There is no age limit to participate in ZIO 2021 exam.
- ZIO exam is the first round, in which students are selected to appear for Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI – 2021).
Application Form and Admit card
- The applications for ZIO 2021 have been closed on December 7, 2020.
- The registration forms are made available online on iarcs.org.in.
- ZIO 2021 admit card has been released on December 11, 2020.
- Students can download ZIO admit card 2021 by following the instructions which will be sent to them through Email/SMS by IARCS.
Exam and Result
- Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2021 was held on December 19, 2020.
- The question paper consists of 4 questions containing 12 'cases' (or sub-questions). Each question carries 20 marks.
- The test duration is 3 hours. Students have to solve 80 marks' ZIO 2021 paper in the same.
- The result for ZIO 2021 has been declared on December 26, 2020.
ZIO 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Zonal Informatics Olympiad|
|Short Exam Name||ZIO|
|Conducting Body||Indian Association for Research in Computing Science|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Mode of Application||Offline|
|Application Fee (General)||472 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
ZIO 2021 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
26 Dec, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
19 Dec, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
11 Dec, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
31 Oct, 2020 - 07 Dec, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
ZIO 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for Zonal Informatics Olympiad states the rules and regulations to be followed by appearing candidates. These are the minimum requirements which candidates should meet to be allowed for ZIO 2021:
- The candidate must be enrolled in a school in a class between 1 and 12.
- All schools and boards across India are accepted.
- There is no lower age limit for ZIO 2021 exam.
Also, check UCO
ZIO 2021 Application Process
Mode of Application : Offline
Mode of Payment : Other
Application forms for ZIO 2021 were released in November 2020 and students could apply online by December 7, 2020. Students can register individually by submitting an application form in online mode. Follow the given steps to fill the ZIO 2021 application form:
- First of all, students will have to visit the online portal.
- Then, click on guidelines and read all the instructions carefully.
- Click on register now button and login/Signup using required credentials.
- Now click on the link named as "Apply for ZIO".
- It will lead to an application form. Fill all the details appropriately and submit it.
|OBC, General, SC, ST||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 472|
ZIO 2021 Preparation Tips
In ZIO 2021, Apart from determination and hard work, studying smart is also needed. These are some tips and tricks by exam experts which will be beneficial in your preparation for ZIO 2021:
- Study smart, not more: Studying smart is more important for studying more. Get a notebook and write down the complete syllabus. Sort out the topics into categories like 'Prepared, not Prepared, have to revise etc.". This will give you an overview of the amount of time you need to give to a particular topic and help you study smart.
- Make a Study Plan: Making a study plan makes you more consistent towards your studies and allows you to give a set amount of time for everything you do. This is important as most of our time is spent doing idle things. Making a study plan diminishes that chance of wasting your precious time.
- Learn the syllabus: By heart. Being aware of the complete syllabus and the important topics is the first step in realizing the areas of strongholds and the chinks in the armour of your preparation. Read the syllabus completely and analyse it accordingly.
- Practice from sample papers and mock tests: Sample papers and mock tests are very important as they help you analyse yourself. After completing a topic, make it strong by giving a mock test or solving a sample paper.
- Understand the standard of questions and the Exam Pattern: Understanding the standard of questions enables you to prepare for the topics accordingly. Exam pattern and previous year question papers show us that a total of 4 questions come in the ZIO 2021. These 4 questions are divided into 12 parts (3 parts or sub-questions for one main question).
Also, check NSP 2021
ZIO 2021 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for ZIO 2021 gives information on how the paper is set so that students can study accordingly. It is important for students to go through the ZIO 2021 exam pattern in order to prepare.
- Students will get 5 marks for each part that they solve correctly.
- If all three parts of a question is solved correctly, then 20 marks will be awarded.
ZIO Exam Pattern 2021
|1)||Question 1 (3 sub-questions)||20|
|2)||Question 2 (3 sub-questions)||20|
|3)||Question 3 (3 sub-questions)||20|
|4)||Question 4 (3 sub-questions)||20|
|Total||4 questions (12 sub-questions)||80|
ZIO 2021 Mock Test
Mock Tests and Sample Question Papers are advised by exam experts for their success in Zonal Informatics Olympiad. Aspirants must practise sample papers and mock tests before appearing for ZIO 2021 to have an extra edge over the competition. Solving question papers also make you aware of the exam pattern, syllabus, standard of questions etc. Some of the most important topics for ZIO 2021 divided into 'Basic' and 'Advanced' categories:
Basic Topics :
- Basic Graph Algorithm
- Dynamic Programming
- Greedy Algorithms
- Computing Shortest Paths
- Directed Acyclic Graphs
- Computing Prefix Sums
- Sliding Window Algorithm
Advanced Topics :
- Advanced Graph Algorithms
- Dynamic Programming on Trees
- Range Queries
- Network Flows
- Games and Strategies
ZIO 2021 Admit Card
- IARCS has released the instructions to download ZIO admit card 2021 on December 11, 2020.
- These instructions are sent to applicants through email/SMS.
- Registered students should check their email/SMS to download their ZIO 2021 admit card.
ZIO 2021 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- School ID card
Indian Association of Research in Computing Science (IARCS) has released the ZIO result on December 26, 2020. Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) Result 2021 is declared online on the official website. Students can access the city-wise lists of selected students to check their result of Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2021.
Selected students will move on to Indian National Olympiad in Informatics which will lead to the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp.
How to check ZIO Result 2021?
- Go to the official website: www.iarcs.org.in/inoi/
- Click on the ZIO result 2021 link.
- Check the state-wise list to know if the student has been selected for the next stage or not.
- Download the result and keep it safe.
ZIO 2021 Cutoff
ZIO Qualifying Marks
Cut off Marks
Class 8 or below
20 marks or below
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:What is the full form of ZIO exam?
ZIO stands for Zonal Informatics Olympiad.
Question:What is the next stage after ZIO 2021 exam?
After the ZIO 2021 exam, selected students will appear for Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI – 2021).
Question:When will ZIO resgitration 2021 begin?
ZIO 2021 registrations were started in November 2020.
Question:What is ZIO 2021 exam date?
ZIO 2021 exam was conducted on December 19, 2020.
Question:Where can I appear for ZIO exam 2021?
Students can appear for ZIO 2021 exam at their allotted exam centre. They can check admit card to know address of the exam centre.
Question:Where can I register for ZIO 2021 exam?
Students can apply for ZIO exam 2021 in online mode on www.iarcs.org.in.
Question:What is the syllabus for INOI 2021 exam?
The second round is the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) which involves programming in C++ language.
Question:When will ZIO admit card 2021 be released?
ZIO admit card 2021 has been released on December 11, 2020.
Question:How can I download ZIO hall ticket 2021?
Students can download ZIO exam admit card 2021 online by following the instructions sent through Email/SMS.
Question:What is next stage after INOI 2021 exam?
After INOI exam, 30 students will be selected for the IOI Training Camp (IOITC) which is expected to be organized in May 2021.
Question:How many questions will be asked in ZIO 2021 exam?
A total of 4 questions will be asked in ZIO 2021 exam for 80 marks in total.
Question:When will ZIO 2021 result be declared?
ZIO result 2021 has been declared on December 26, 2020.
Question:Where can i check ZIO 2021 result?
ZIO result 2021 can be checked online on www.iarcs.org.in in form of state-wise selection lists.
Questions related to ZIO
in which month zonal Informatics Olympiad and zonal computing Olympiad are going to be happen in 2021. please reply
Any student upto 12 class, registered in school are elgiile for the Indian Computing Olympiad. But the candidates who have qualified 12th class cannit participate in this. Registration dates for 2021-2022 will be declared by August 2021 on the official website : https://www.iarcs.org.in/inoi/
I want to give ioi 2022 and in order to give that I have to give zio and zco. Please reply that in which month in 2021 the zio and zco are going to happen.
Zio is a zonal informatics Olympiad Olympiad.ZCO
Is a zonal computing Olympiad for appearing iOi
Means international Olympiad of informatics one should have to to qualify in any of the olympiads like ZIO&ZCO.
ZIO is not a programming exam it can be written on paper but ZCO is a programming computing exam and the exam will be through computer.
ZIO is a n easier examination than ZCO. After qualifying in any of theZIO orZCO candidate can appear for the Indian National informatics Olympiad i.e.INIO which is a a tough exam one.
Hope this helps.
When the result is declared and give its link
Indian Association of Research in Computing Science has released the results for Zonal Informatics Olympiad on 26th December at the official website at iarcs.org.in. , in order to view the results you have to select the particular city and look out for the name of the candidate, you can save the result and take a print out of few https://school.careers360.com/articles/zio-result copies for future reference, for more details regarding this visit our page at
I am a 12th standard student and I have qualified ZIO 2021held on 19th dec 2020. Is there any sort of benefit which I can get at this point of time
Olympiad are exams held to sharpen the academics and develop the competitive spirit of school students .Participating in these exams at different levels can boost or widen the confidence level,communication skills and exposure of a student. Olympiads are usually held at zonal ,national and international levels, where clearing the national and international levels hold more significance.Clearing Zonal Informatics Olympiads is the first stage out of the 3 stages to reach International Olympiad in Informatics. Next , step is the INOI (Indian National Olympiad in Informatics) for which you will have to clear the Zonal Computing Olympiad. Once you clear the INOI ,the final stage would be IOI(International Olympiad in Informatics). The olympiad merits are like an added advantage which gives a picture about your academic excellence. It will be useful while applying for college education especially abroad . it will add value to your resume and college application. But for that, I suggest you to clear the national level olympiads.
All the best
In ZIO 2021 exam do we have to write the answers along with the process in computer or in paper ? And is explanation for the question required or not or just simply the output ?
Indian Association for Research in Computer Science (IARCS) conducts Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) every year to assess the ability of candidates in Computer Science. exam would be on online mode. Application forms for ZIO 2021 were released in November 2020 and students could apply online by December 7, 2020. Students can register individually by submitting an application form in online mode. you have to write code on the online platform.