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National Coding Olympiad 2021

India's largest online coding hackathon

Grade 1-12

Prizes worth ₹3 lakh

National Coding Olympiad (NCO) gives students a unique opportunity to test their coding skills at the national level and prepare for prestigious international coding competitions including the IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics).

September 29 to January 15

National Coding Olympiad 2021 sponsor git

Technology Partner

National Coding Olympiad 2021 sponsor navars-edutech-v2

Astronomy Partner

National Coding Olympiad 2021 sponsor reynolds

Writing Partner

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Hackathon

The Hackathon requires participants to build projects around pre-defined themes using the specified programming languages or platforms.

The participants can pick the theme they are most interested in to develop an animation, app, website, or a game around the theme.

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How to prepare for Hackathon

All the free resources you can use to create amazing apps, games, websites for your Hackathon projects

Try a free 1-on-1 session

Want to win the NCO? You can book a free 1-on-1 session with our expert teacher to develop your project.

Book your free session

Join our live Q&A session

Join a live Q&A session to discuss your projects and clarify your doubts with our expert computer science teachers. Date: 11 December, 2021 Time: 11 AM - 12 PM

Join Q&A session

Watch videos on hackathons

Our how-to videos help you understand the themes so you can build amazing projects that win the Hackathon.

Learn about Hackathon

Watch quick refresher videos

Refresh your coding knowledge with these informative concept-based videos hand-picked to help you win.

Watch refresher videos

Masterclasses for winners

Watch our curated masterclasses to learn more about competitive coding and to sharpen your coding skills.

Watch masterclasses

Free websites and platforms

Here are some of the best websites and platforms you can use to hone your coding skills and get ready to win.

Practice for Hackathon
Themes

The participants will build projects around the following grade-wise themes using block-based or text-based applications.

Grade 1-4

Astronomy

My Favourite Cartoon

Outdoor Game

Grade 5-8

Astronomy

Quizmaster

The Seven Continents

Grade 9-12

Astronomy

Technological Innovations

Environmental Conservation

themes of the NCO-2021 hackathon
Judging criteria

The NCO Hackathon projects will be judged on the criteria outlined below.

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Originality

Your ability to think independently and creatively to build your project.

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Cleanliness

The code your project is built on should be clean and easy to understand.

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User Interface (UI)

The overall look and feel of your project including how users can interact with it.

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Uniqueness

This will be the X-factor in your project. The one thing that sets your project apart.

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Code Quality

Good code is code that fulfills your project’s requirements while being simple and readable.

Scores and certificates

The projects will be scored on the scale of 0 to 100 and the participants will be awarded the following certificates.

ScoreCertificate
80 and aboveGold certificate
60 to 80Silver certificate
40 to 60Bronze certificate
40 and belowParticipation certificate
scores and certificates

Prizes and certificates for Hackathon

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Grade 9-12

Top Hackathon Winner

iPhone XR

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Grade 9-12

Top Three Winners

GitHub SWAG packs

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Grade 1-12

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1st winner in every grade group

Telescope + Astronomy Course Sponsorship

2nd winner in every grade group

DIY Kit + Online Astronomy Course

3rd winner in every grade group

DIY Kit + 50% Discount on One Online Astronomy Course

4th to 10th in every grade group

35% Discount on Any Astronomy Course

11th to 25th in every grade group

25% Discount on Any Astronomy Course

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Grade 1-12

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1st in every grade group

₹4,000 Amazon Voucher + Scholarship on coding courses on Codingal

2nd in every grade group

₹2,000 Amazon Voucher + Scholarship on coding courses on Codingal

3rd in every grade group

₹1,500 Amazon Voucher + Scholarship on coding courses on Codingal

4th to 10th in every grade group

₹500 Amazon Voucher

All students who submit their projects

Participation Certificate

Top three winners in every grade group

Codingal Merchandise

Code Battle

The Code Battle is a time-bound coding challenge that requires you to create solutions to a problem statements using code.

The Code Battle is open for Grade 9 to 12 students and will be held between 11 am and 2 pm on Saturday, January 15.

The participants will solve 20 coding problems in 3 hours using an online code editor. The results will be displayed in real time on a live leaderboard.

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How to prepare for Code Battle

All the free resources you can use to get the competitive edge and win the Code Battle

Try a free 1-on-1 session

Want to win the Code Battle? You can book a free 1-on-1 session with our expert teacher to sharpen your competitive coding skills.

Book your free session

Code Battle Arena

This Code Battle practice arena is where you can practice for the Code Battle by solving problems from the past coding challenges.

Enter practice arena

Watch videos on code battles

Watch our curated masterclasses to learn more about competitive coding and to sharpen your coding skills for the NCO Code Battle.

Learn about code battles

Prizes and certificates for Code Battle

Prizes and vouchers

Prizes and vouchers

1st in every grade group

₹4,000 Amazon Voucher

2nd in every grade group

₹2,000 Amazon Voucher

3rd in every grade group

₹1,500 Amazon Voucher

4th to 10th in every grade group

₹500 Amazon Voucher

Certificates and merchandise

Certificates and merchandise

All successful participants

Rank Certificates

Top three winners

Codingal merchandise

Schedule

DateActivity
September 29Registrations open for National Coding Olympiad
September 29Start date for Hackathon Project Submission
To be announcedFree masterclass on Animation, Game Design (Grade 1-4)
To be announcedFree webinar on Fundamentals of Astronomy and Space (Grade 1-12)
To be announcedFree masterclass on Android App Development (Grade 5-8)
To be announcedFree masterclass on Website Development (Grade 5-8)
To be announcedFree masterclass on Python Development (Grade 9-12)
January 15Last date for Hackathon Project Submission
January 15Code Battle Competition
January 27, 4 pmVirtual Award Ceremony

Sponsors and partners

The National Coding Olympiad 2021 is sponsored by

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Here's what our sponsors have to say

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We at Navars are excited to partner with Codingal for NCO as a bridge to coding in Astronomy and Space education. Enabling astronomy education at the K12 level creates the required R&D atmosphere for India’s future and we are excited to drive a research mindset among students at an early age.

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Sravan Datla

Founder & CEO of Navars

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Reynolds takes pride in being associated with the National Coding Olympiad being hosted by Codingal. We see this as a brilliant initiative to enable the young, talented and enlightened minds to innovate and nurture their talents. We at Reynolds believe in the power the future generations hold. We feel proud to be associated with such an innovative national talent recognition and development initiative.

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Rajat Vohra

GM, Reynolds India

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It is exciting to see student developers get involved and build some amazing projects, as part of this National Coding Olympiad. This competition will help students explore coding and apply their coding skills to solve real problems. GitHub will support by providing them with access to the best developer tools and open source code that will help them build these solutions.

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Maneesh Sharma

General Manager, GitHub India

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Put your coding skills to test at India’s largest coding competition for school kids