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The 1998 British Informatics Olympiad sample paper

This sample paper is taken directly from the 1997 British Informatics Olympiad exam, which was set in schools across mainland Britain.

The paper consists of three questions, to be solved in three hours. Browse the following links to see the paper:

Interactive example programs, suitable for use with Java-enabled browsers such as Netscape and Internet Explorer or a Java interpreter on your PC, and worked solutions can be found through the following links, which are part of the documentation for the BIO'97 exam.

The paper and marks scheme are also available in several downloadable formats:


Marks scheme

Example of a contestant's solutions

Stephen Williams (Torquay Boys' Grammar School) got the highest mark in the BIO. Follow the following links to see his Turbo Pascal solution programs or download PC/DOS executable versions.

The 1998 British Informatics Olympiad