Computer Olympiad / Rekenaarolimpiade


Computer Olympiad / Rekenaarolimpiade

2020 Applications Olympiad Information

(For ONLINE Participants)


  1. Make sure you have access to the data files; you are going to need them to work out answers.
  2. Make sure you have the URL, your username and your password as shown in the example below.

Logging in

  1. Point your browser to for English.
  2. Point your browser to for Afrikaans.
  3. Read the instructions on the Welcome
  4. On the Welcome screen, click on the big Login  button (or the one top right on the screen).
  5. On the Login screen, enter your username, and password and click on the Login
  6. Provide your first name, last name, grade, birthdate and gender. Enter details as they should appear on your certificate. Click on Save .
  7. Click and read the Instructions (AO) Tab at the top right corner. Important rules are stated here.


Choosing a Challenge

  1. Click on Competitions  (top right on your screen)
  2. Select the BASIC division (includes Powerpoint) OR the OPEN division (includes Access).

Doing the questions

  1. When the list of questions comes up, click on the first question you want to answer.
  2. The clock (top right) will start running. You have 60 minutes to answer 20 questions.
  3. Answer each question.
  4. If there is a Save  button at the bottom of the question, make sure you click it.
  5. The Erase  button does just that: it erases your answer so that you can enter a different answer.
  6. Click Next  (top left) for the next question.

If you get stuck

  1. Leave questions you find difficult for last. If you find a question difficult, simply click Next (top left).
  2. On the menu on the left, a tick will show which questions you have completed. (This does not mean your answer was correct.)
  3. You can always go back to a question by clicking on it on the menu.
  4. You may ask your teacher to explain or translate difficult words or sentences, but he/she is not allowed to help you answer the questions.


  1. Once the time has expired or you have finished, click on End (or Einde for Afrikaans) bottom left.
  2. To log out, click on the Logout button (very top right).
  3. The result will be sent to your school about ten days after participation.

Account Information: At any given time before or after the competition, please check that all information given is correct for certificate purposes.

  1. Go to (English) or (Afrikaans).
  2. Click on Account in the top right corner and make your changes.