NB: Also check the rules for the Final Round as this may influence the running of the First Round

FIRST ROUND

1. A school may run the Applications Olympiad First Round at any time during the period. 
2. A school may not use the First Round paper before the correct date.
3. If a school has too many candidates to write in a single sitting, they should arrange two sittings but make sure there is no communication between the groups.
4. As it is the principal and teacher who sign the certificates, it is up to them to be satisfied that the results were obtained honestly.
5. Candidates may use any “Office” Applications package, including Microsoft Office, Open Office and Libre Office.
6. Test conditions for the Olympiad are the same as for a practical CAT or IT exam for the Senior Certificate.

SECOND ROUND

 

1. A school may only run the Applications Olympiad Second Round on the designated date.
2. A school may not use the Second Round paper before the correct date.

 

FINAL ROUND

1. To be eligible for selection for the Final Round, candidates have to

  • Be the top student in their school in the Second Round
  • Have used either Microsoft Office, Open Office or Libre Office
  • Have taken part on the Official competition day
  • Have not had their files modified after the end of the Second Round
  • Have their answer sheet file and the required working files sent in by midnight of the day of the Second Round

2. The Final Round will be at a central venue and the Computer Olympiad office will arrange and pay for flights, accommodation, meals and refreshments.