The objective of Dr. CT contest is to cultivate students’ creativity, logical reasoning ability, algorithmic and computational thinking skills. By solving our contest tasks and using design thinking methodology to develop solutions for a problem statement, we will facilitate a deeper understanding of the world around the learner and enable them to solve everyday problems by leveraging the power of computers and information technology. Students will pick up the finer points of programming, solution focus, and be action-oriented which is not merely writing a piece of code but involves useful algorithmic techniques and problem-solving skills.
We hope to create a platform that can allow the neighborhood schools’ students to have an opportunity to learn about informatics in a more creative way and compete with the rest of the world. Using Computation thinking also allows the students to have a systematic approach to learn programming and our methodology of combining design thinking and robotics will provide an intuitive first introduction to programming, as well as infinite opportunities for gradually building more advanced projects using an electronics platform fulfilling a standard loved and tested by millions of people who use electronics for real-world applicable projects across the globe.
Dr. CT is a competition developed by IOI medallists and moderated by Professors involved in International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). Competitive Programming 4 book 1 is the recommended text for DrCT and NOI written by Dr. Steven Halim, Dr. Felix Halim, and Dr. Suhendry Effendy. You may buy this book from here.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medallists of DrCT International Local will be invited to join STEAM AHEAD to compete in the STEAM AHEAD – DrCT Global Finals. They will have a chance to win the President’s Award for Excellence in STEAM.
Perfect Score Award (Full marks) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS*
Gold Award (Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS*
Silver Award (Next 12%)
Bronze Award (Next 20%)
Honorable Mention Award (Next 10%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 50%)
The top 50% of the participants will receive an award certificate. Top 40% of winners are invited to compete at STEAM AHEAD 2021 – DrCT Global Finals to be held online in 2022.
* IJHS is International Junior Honors Society
Special Offering For the Teachers & Schools
Free Training Using Brilliant Courses
Logic I - Stretch your analytic muscles with truth-tellers, liars, logical robots, and more!
Logic II - Exercise your rationality and learn the mathematical dialects of logic!
Computer Science Fundamentals - Wrap your mind around computational thinking, from everyday tasks to algorithms.
Algorithm Fundamentals - How to make a computer do what you want, elegantly and efficiently.
Data Structures - The fundamental toolkit for the aspiring computer scientist or programmer.
Introduction to Neural Networks - Learn why neural networks are such flexible tools for learning.
Contest Format & Syllabus
Grades 1-2: Preparatory Computational Thinking
Grades 3-4: Introduction to Computer Science and Computational Thinking 1
Grades 5-6: Introduction to Computer Science and Computational Thinking 2
Grades 7-8: Programming in Python
Grades 9-10: Introduction to Algorithm Design 1
Grades 11-12: Introduction to Algorithm Design 2
You can find practice tests by clicking the links below. If you like it, then don't wait and register. You will have a lot more questions to practice.
Please download the instruction document. This document contains instructions so that your child may sit for SIMCC competitions from the safety of your home. This is due to the rapidly changing situation regarding Covid-19. Many teachers and parents have expressed their concern whether contests can be run FAIRLY in a home environment and we have done extensive testing and benchmarking to ENSURE that we run a SECURE and FAIR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for all contestants.
Hence we seek your cooperation and support to implement the measures we have put in place to make the contest a FAIR competition for all contestants. Please advice your child NOT to share the questions with their friends or post them in ANY MEDIA, as this will disadvantage them and will NOT BE FAIR for other contestants.
Parents are recommended to test the necessary equipment the day before the contest as students will not be allowed to take part if any of the required equipment is not working. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Recommended minimum SYSTEM requirements for contest participants
This document contains recommended minimum requirements for the system used for contest participants. Please review this before the contest.
Online Contest System Guide
The contest fees paid by students to Competitive Kids STEM for hosting competitions are non-refundable. To be allowed to host these contests, our organization pays a fee to the various external organizations that own these competitions. It is a significant amount of time and resource investment, not to mention the various charges paid for processing these payments to the external organizations, various third parties and financial institutions.
As a nonprofit organization, CKSTEM operates in a very lean manner and limited resources to keep our operating costs low in order to make our offerings available at a much lower cost to the students. Hence, we will not be able to offer any refund for contest fees to students for withdrawals or cancellations beyond our control.
If any student has been wrongly charged by CKSTEM, or we cancel an event due to reasons under our control and there are refunds provided to us from the external organizations, we will happily refund the fees paid by the students (deducting the processing charges).