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Overview of the BIO

See the BIO info pack

Photo gallery

Past BIOs:
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Computing problems
including past BIO problems

Contacting the BIO

Also on this server:

Reports/press releases

Other computing contests
 (British and international)
The British Informatics Olympiad is
the national computing competition for
schools and colleges.

(New!)5 December 2021 We are now distributing copies of the BIO 2022 first round paper. Verified registrations meeting our eligibility requirements received on or before 3 December have already been sent the paper. Registrations after this date should receive the paper within three days.

If you have sent an email enquiring about your registration for BIO 2021 but not received a reply, or are expecting the paper but have not yet received it, please read our additional information.

November 2021 Registration for BIO 2022 is now available. This year the first round can be set any date from 6 December (2021) to 14 January (2022).

3 April 2021 An online final took place on Saturday 31rd April. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic it was not possible to hold the scheduled residential weekend at Trinity College, Cambridge. The questions are available online.

1 March 2021 Invitations have gone out to all our finalists. We will be getting in touch shortly with all participating schools regarding certificates.

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.

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The International Olympiad in Informatics

IOI 2021 in Singapore

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Problems from past IOIs

Other countries' competitions

Other International Science Olympiads



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