We have to take our own. The better the laptop (i7 core or Ryzen 9 processor, 16gb-128gb ram), the more the chances of qualification.
You will be given 10 minutes before the exam to install Arch linux and other required tools on a hard drive provided by the institution.
The more submissions you make, further down the ranklist you go, reducing your chances of qualification greatly.
Text editor? Who even uses text editor? Me and the bois code directly on the compiler.
No. Once you compile the code, the code file becomes read only. Any new changes have to be made in a new file (copying from the previous file won’t work - you’ll get loads of compiler errors).
Due to scarce resources and environmental concerns, all papers will be taken back, to be reused in the future examinations (if you stare hard enough, you can see the previous years questions on the provided question paper).
No. IOI is strictly computer bound. Hence, no form of hard copy work will be tolerated. No papers will be provided or allowed into the exam hall (admit card is an exception, but you are not allowed to write anything on it)
If you haven’t figured, the above was sarcastic. You will find all required details here: Indian Computing Olympiad - Current - IARCS
The answers to your questions are:
- Yes. No limit.
- Are you a troll?
- Do you have stupid?
- The paper is (most probably) digital.
- Yes. You need to bring your own pen(cil)s thos.