The benefits of participating in DrCT:

  • DrCT is a competition developed by IOI medalists and moderated by Professors involved in IOI.
  • DrCT is an important competition for those students taking the NOI competition. Around 25% of the questions are similar to NOI and set by IOI medalists and reviewed by NUS School of Computing  professor.
  • NOI Gold Medalists from Singapore can apply for admission to NUS School of Computing directly. DrCT will help the students to prepare for the NOI competition. It has also been found to be helpful for students preparing for NOI.
  • 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. The authors are part of the star-studded UVa Online Judges team of the ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest), according to Prof Bill Poucher, President of ICPC Foundation.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists 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.
  • For all Singapore MOE Schools, students enroll through their school for FREE DrCT contest, and GOLD Secondary medalists of DrCT will be invited to participate in National Software Competition (NSC) organized by Singapore Polytechnic.
  • Gold Medalists of DrCT will also be invited to participate in a series of programming workshops organized by NUS, School of Computing (SOC) to prepare them for NOI 2023.