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International Informatics Olympiad (iiO) 2012



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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 60 Minutes.
  • For Classes 3-12 : There will be 40 questions and the duration will be of 60 Minutes.*

*Time Division
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.

**Tie-breaker
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.




CLASS 1

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : What is a Computer?; Main Parts of a Computer; Devices used with the Computer; How to Operate your Computer?; What Computer can Do?
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics and Mental ability) : Numbers; Basic Addition; Basic Shapes; Relationship; Colors; Continuity; Week days


CLASS 2

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : Getting Started with Computers; Calculations with Computers; Computer Processing; Devices; Keyboard Usage; What is Data and Information?; Introduction to Windows; Usage of Computers in Our World;
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics and Mental ability) : Basic Addition and Subtraction; Basic Shapes; Relationship; Colors;Continuity; Odd one out; Time; Ascending/Decending order


CLASS 3

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : History and Generations of Computers; Intro to Hardware and Software; Booting Up?; Keyboard; Input and Output Devices; How Data is Stored in a Computer?; Better ways of Using Computers; Getting familiar with Windows; Paint Brush
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Addition, Subtraction, Simple Multiplication & Division; Money; Weight; Time
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Basic Shapes; Relationship; Colors; Continuity; Finding odd ones


CLASS 4

  • No of questions: 50
  • Time allowed : 40 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : Generations of Computers ; Computer and its Peripherals; Computer Memories; Characteristics of Memory Devices; Software Classification; A brief about Computer Languages; Fundamentals of Windows; Hands on with Paint Brush; Working with MS-Word
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Natural Number & Whole Numbers; Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division; Fractions; Average; Time & Work
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Relationship; Colors; Finding odd ones; Series


CLASS 5

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : Categories of Computers; Logo Basics; Understanding Windows ; Working with MS-Word; Applications of Multimedia; Understanding Internet
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Number System; Measurement Units; Average; Time, Distance & Work; Factors & Multiples
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Relationship; Finding odd ones; Matching Series


CLASS 6

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : Computer Generations; Advantages of Computer; Input and output Devices; Computer Languages; Logo Intermediate; Word Processing; Spreadsheet; Understanding Windows; Multimedia, Networking and Internet
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Number System; Measurement Units; Average; Time, Distance & Work; LCM & HCF; Money
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Relationship; Finding odd ones; Matching Series


CLASS 7

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : A Walk Through Computers; Programming with Logo; Types of computer Languages; Computer Networking and its Usage; Windows Explorer; Microsoft Word; Multimedia : The Basic Concepts; Understanding World of Internet
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Number System; Measurement Units; Average; Time, Distance & Work; LCM & HCF; Fractions; Geometrical shapes
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Relationship; Finding odd ones; Matching Series


CLASS 8

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : Technological Development of Computers; How Computer Works?; Computer Software Fundamentals; Coding with Logo; Managing Windows; Word processing with MS-Word; Surfing the NET
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Percentage; Interest; Average; Time, Distance & Work; Ratio
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Relationship; Finding odd ones; Matching Series


CLASS 9

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : Characteristics of Computer and other Devices; Understanding Programming languages; Operating Systems; Computer and Communication; MS-Word; MS-Excel; Chapter MS-Power Point
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Percentage; Interest; Average; Time; Fraction; Distance & Work
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Relationship; Finding odd ones;Age; Matching Series


CLASS 10

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • There are 3 sections: 35 questions in section A, 2 in section B and 3 in section C.


    Syllabus
    • Section A (Computer Science) : The World of Internet; World Wide Web; Internet Usage; HTML(Hyper Text Markup Language); MS-Access
    • Section B (Daily Mathematics) : Percentage; Interest; Algebra; Log; Surface Area & Volume; Time, Distance & Work
    • Section C (Mental ability & Reasoning) : Relationship; Finding odd ones; Matching Series


CLASS 11 C  - INFORMATICS PRACTICE VB AND ORACLE

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from 'Mental Ability' has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the 'Mental Ability' section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the 'Mental Ability' section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for 'Mental Ability' section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Computer Systems & Business Applications
    • Hardware Concepts
    • Computer Software Concepts
    • Microsoft Windows
    • Word Processor- An Information Processing Tool
    • Programming Methodology
    • Programming Fundamentals
    • Programming Tool: Visual Basic
    • Oracle A RDBMS Tool


CLASS 11 S - COMPUTER SCIENCE C++

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from 'Mental Ability' has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the 'Mental Ability' section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the 'Mental Ability' section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for 'Mental Ability' section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Microsoft Disk Operating System
    • General Oop Concepts
    • Getting Stared With C++
    • Data Handling
    • Algorithms
    • Flow Of Control
    • Console I/O Operations
    • Structured Data Type; Array
    • Functions
    • Standard Library And Header Liles
    • Data Representation
    • Computer Organization


CLASS 11M - MULTIMEDIA AND WEB TECHNOLOGY

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from 'Mental Ability' has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the 'Mental Ability' section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the 'Mental Ability' section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for 'Mental Ability' section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Web Development using HTML/XML
    • Server & client scripts;
    • Web Management;
    • Creating Web Site;
    • Image-Editing tools;
    • Audio & video capture and editing using software tools;
    • Multimedia authoring.


CLASS 11 J - INFORMATION PRACTICE - JAVA AND SQL

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from "Mental Ability" has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the "Mental Ability" section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the "Mental Ability" section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for "Mental Ability" section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Networking and Open Standards: Computer Networking, Object oriented Concepts; IDE based programming using Java; Open Source Concepts; Programing Fundamentals: Access specifier for classes, Members and methods, Concept of package; Inheritance: Need and implementation, Method Overloading and Overriding, Abstract Class and Interfaces, use of interfaces; Commonly used libraries; Ralational Database Management System: SQL Queries; IT Applications : e- governance, e-Business and e-Learning
    • Introduction to computer systems with hardware concepts and software concepts in place of computer system and Business Applications
    • IDE based programming using Java in place of IDE based programming using Visual Basic
    • Relational Database Management System with SQL using MySQL in place of SQL using Oracle
    • A new Unit "IT Applications" has been added in the curriculum to enhance understanding of the above tools


CLASS 12 C - INFORMATICS PRACTICE VB AND ORACLE

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from 'Mental Ability' has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the 'Mental Ability' section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the 'Mental Ability' section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for 'Mental Ability' section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Business Computing
    • Programming With Visual Basic
    • RDBMS: Database Fundamentals, PL/SQL (programming Language in SQL), Importance of writing procedures, Writing Executable Statements, Writing Control Structure, Creating Stored Procedure, Cursors, Triggers


CLASS 12 S - COMPUTER SCIENCE C++

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from 'Mental Ability' has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the 'Mental Ability' section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the 'Mental Ability' section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for 'Mental Ability' section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Structures
    • Objects & Classes
    • Constructors and destructors
    • Function Overloading
    • Inheritance: Extending Classes
    • Pointers
    • Basics of Data Structure
    • Linked List
    • Stank
    • Queue
    • File Organization
    • File Handling in C++
    • Database Concepts
    • Structure Query language
    • Boolean Algebra
    • Local Area Network
    • Internet Related Terminology

CLASS 12 M - MULTIMEDIA AND WEB TECHNOLOGY

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from 'Mental Ability' has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the 'Mental Ability' section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the 'Mental Ability' section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for 'Mental Ability' section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Database Terminology
    • Evolution of Networking
    • ARPANET, Internet, Interspace; Network devices
    • Multimedia Application
    • Web Development
    • ASP
    • Movie File Formats
    • Macromedia Flash


CLASS 12 J - INFORMATION PRACTICE - JAVA AND SQL

  • No of questions: 40
  • Time allowed : 60 minutes
  • In iiO 2012, the 15% to 20% questions from 'Mental Ability' has been added. No such syllabus is being provided for the 'Mental Ability' section. The syllabus or the sample questions of the 'Mental Ability' section has not be disclosed to check the IQ level of the participant. While preparing the questions for 'Mental Ability' section, the age factor will be considered the major criteria.


    Syllabus
    • Networking and Open Standards: Computer Networking, Object oriented Concepts; IDE based programming using Java; Open Source Concepts; Programing Fundamentals: Access specifier for classes, Members and methods, Concept of package; Inheritance: Need and implementation, Method Overloading and Overriding, Abstract Class and Interfaces, use of interfaces; Commonly used libraries; Ralational Database Management System: SQL Queries; IT Applications : e- governance, e-Business and e-Learning
    • Networking and open standards in place of Business Computing
    • IDE based programming using Java in place of IDE based programming using Visual Basic
    • Relational Database Management System with SQL