Overview of the BIO
See the BIO info pack
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including past BIO problems
Contacting the BIO
Also on this server:
Other computing contests
(British and international)
|The British Informatics Olympiad is
the national computing competition for
schools and colleges.
November 2017 Registration for BIO'2018 will be online in the next few days. This year's contest will run from 4-22 December.
7-9 April 2017 The final of the BIO 2016 took place this weekend at Trinity College, Cambridge. The questions are available online.
27 November 2016 We are now distributing copies of the BIO 2017 first round paper. Registrations meeting our eligibility requirements received prior to 27 November should receive the paper today. Registrations after this date should receive the paper within three days. In previous years we have had several problems with school email servers deleting the paper and in some cases the accompanying email, without informing the intended recipient that this had been done. Please contact the organisers if you do not receive the paper.
November 2016 Registration for BIO 2017 is now available.
1-3 April 2016 The final of the BIO 2016 took place this weekend at Trinity College, Cambridge. The questions are available online.
Founded in 1995, the British Informatics Olympiad (BIO) aims to encourage students to take an active interest in information technology, and to allow them to meet and exchange ideas, through a challenging competition in computer programming.
The BIO information pack gives a quick link to find out more about the BIO. Many other countries run competitions like the BIO, including the All Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) for students in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.