7/10/2013: The MCC 2013 result is out! Check out the Results page.
12/9/2013: Registration is closed and all contest packages have been couriered to the venues. Exactly 1111 participants (nice number!) have registered for MCC 2013. The full list of participating schools/colleges:
S001. TAYLOR’S COLLEGE SUBANG JAYA
S002. SMK CHUKAI
S003. CHUNG HUA HIGH SCHOOL, SEREMBAN
S004. SMJK KATHOLIK, PETALING JAYA
S005. KOLEJ MARA SEREMBAN
S006. SMJK CHUNG HWA CONFUCIAN
S007. MRSM PENDANG
S008. SMJK SIN MIN
S009. HIN HUA HIGH SCHOOL
S010. MRSM PONTIAN
S011. SMK SERI BINTANG SELATAN
S012. SMK AMINUDDIN BAKI, KUALA LUMPUR
S013. MRSM PARIT
S014. SM SAINS SEMBRONG
S015. MRSM JOHOR BAHRU
S016. SMJK CHUNG LING BUTTERWORTH
S017. TAYLOR’S UNIVERSITY LAKESIDE CAMPUS
S018. PUSAT PERMATAPINTAR NEGARA
S019. MRSM GEMENCHEH
S020. MRSM SERTING
S021. SMK SULTAN ABU BAKAR, KUANTAN
S022. SMJK CHUNG LING PULAU PINANG
S023. SMK ST. MICHAEL, IPOH
S024. KUEN CHENG HIGH SCHOOL
S025. SUNWAY COLLEGE (KL)
S026. SEKOLAH MENENGAH SETIABUDI
S027. MRSM BALIK PULAU
S028. SMJK JIT SIN
S029. DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES, IIUM
S030. KOLEJ YAYASAN UEM
S031. MRSM BATU PAHAT
S032. SBP INTEGRASI SABAK BERNAM
S033. MRSM PDRM KULIM
S034. SMJK HENG EE
S035. MRSM KUALA KRAI
S036. SMK LEMBAH BIDONG
S037. KOLEJ MARA KUALA NERANG
S038. SMJK KEAT HWA
S039. MRSM LANGKAWI
S040. SBP INTEGRASI BATU RAKIT
S041. SMJK YOK BIN
S042. SMK SULTAN SULAIMAN
S043. SMK IBRAHIM FIKRI
S044. MRSM TUN MUSTAPHA TAWAU
S045. MRSM TUN GHAZALI SHAFIE
S046. SMK TAMAN TUN DR ISMAIL
S047. SMK SEAFIELD
S048. MRSM TRANSKRIAN
S049. MRSM LENGGONG
S050. SMK BANDAR BARU BANGI
S051. KOLEJ YAYASAN SAAD MELAKA
S052. SM SAINS JOHOR
S053. MRSM MUKAH
S054. MRSM GERIK
S055. SMK USJ 12
S056. SEKOLAH MENENGAH ISLAM HIDAYAH
4/9/2013: Added the MCC 2012 answer key.
- 8 September 2013: Deadline for registration.
- 18 September 2013: MCC 2013 Competition Day (Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm).
Please direct all inquiries about MCC 2013 via email to email@example.com.
Download the official letter of invitation: MCC 2013 Letter of Invitation.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Please read the following section (About the Malaysian Computing Competition) first before you register, as the section contains all the relevant information about MCC 2013.
Starting in 2013, we will only accept online registration. To register, please download the following order form (Excel file):
Complete the form, and return it (in Excel format) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with payment of the registration fee. You may keep a printed copy of the form for your official record; it is not necessary to send a hardcopy to us.
Your registration is considered complete once we receive the completed form and payment. We will send a confirmation email within 3 working days.
ABOUT THE MALAYSIAN COMPUTING COMPETITION
- What is MCC?
- Main Organizer
- Date and Time
- Competition Procedure
- Format and Sample Questions
- Categories and Awards
- Payment Method
- Individual Participation
- MCC 2012 Results
- Beyond MCC
The Malaysian Computing Competition (MCC) is a paper-based contest that is used as a preliminary selection round for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). The MCC was founded in 2012 to fill the need for a programming contest for Malaysian high schools students.
Malaysia first participated in the IOI 2011 (Thailand) as an invited observer, before sending full teams to IOI 2012 (Italy) and IOI 2013 (Australia). MCC 2013 is the preliminary selection round for the Malaysian team to the IOI 2014 that will be held in Taiwan:
IOI is the most prestigious high school programming competitions in the world. It is organized under the patronage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). IOI is the fourth oldest among the Science Olympiads for high school students. Even though the competition is among high school students, the standard is extremely high and the problems in the IOI would challenge even the top professional programmers.
Official website of IOI: http://www.ioinformatics.org/index.shtml.
The objectives of MCC are:
- to promote computing education among secondary and pre-university students in Malaysia
- to identify students talented in problem solving and algorithmic thinking for the selection of the national IOI team.
The MCC is organized by the Malaysian Informatics and Programming Society (MIPS). MIPS is registered as Pertubuhan Informatik dan Pengaturcaraan Malaysia with The Registry of Societies Malaysia (registration no.: PPM-013-14-23022012).
The President of MIPS is Dr. Ong Shien Jin. He was the Delegation Leader of the Malaysian teams to IOI 2012 (Italy) and IOI 2013 (Australia). He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University.
The Secretary and Founder of MIPS is Mr. Mohd Suhaimi bin Ramly. He was the Deputy Leader of the Malaysian team to IOI 2012 & 2013. He graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He is involved in several national and international mathematical contests, most recently as the team leader of the Malaysia team to the International Mathematical Olympiad 2013 in Colombia. He runs the MCC 2013 Secretariat.
The MCC is co-organized by the Kulliyyah of ICT, International Islamic University Malaysia (KICT, IIUM). KICT has an excellent track record of promoting and organizing programming contests, being the host of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Regional in 2010 and 2011.
The person in charge of this program is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Normaziah Abdul Aziz. She received her Bachelor in Computer Science from University of South Carolina and Ph.D. from the Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She led the IIUM team who qualified for the ACM ICPC World Final 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. Presently, she is the Deputy Dean in KICT, IIUM and the ACM ICPC Asia Regional Contest Director for Malaysia.
Official website of KICT: http://www.iium.edu.my/kict/.
The competition will take place on 18 September 2013, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm.
The competition is to be administered directly at your school, simultaneously with all the other participating schools.
During registration, a Teacher-in-Charge should be appointed by each participating school. The Teacher-in-Charge is responsible for registering the participants, paying the registration fee, safekeeping the competition package, administering the competition, and returning the answer scripts to the MCC 2013 Secretariat for processing.
- Complete the Registration Form (refer to “Registration and Payment” section above) and submit your registration along with the payment. Only teachers or lecturers should do the registration.
- Once received, we will confirm your registration via email within 3 working days.
- One week before the competition, we will courier the competition package. The Teacher-in-Charge is responsible to safe-keep the package until competition day.
- On competition day, the Teacher-in-Charge will administer the test according to the instructions given in the competition package.
- After the competition, the Teacher-in-Charge will sign the honor code and return the answer scripts to the MCC 2013 Secretariat.
- In approximately one month, the results will be announced and the certificates will be mailed to the schools.
The MCC is open to all Malaysian students and international students studying in Malaysia who (i) have not enrolled in university, and (ii) are born later than 18 September 1993. In particular, students in Malaysian public and private schools/colleges are eligible to enter.
Students of all nationalities are welcome to participate in MCC. However, only Malaysian citizens are eligible to progress to further rounds of IOI selection.
The MCC is an individual written exam that covers math and logical problems related to algorithms and programming. Students are required to write only the answers to the questions.
The time given is 1 hour 30 minutes (3.00pm to 4.30pm).
Students are not allowed to use a calculator. The only instruments allowed are pencil/pen, eraser, and rough paper. No computer programming experience is necessary.
You may download a sample paper and the actual MCC 2012 paper:
MCC 2012 paper (note: the time given for MCC 2012 is 1 hour; whereas the time given for MCC 2013 is 1 hour 30 minutes).
Answer key for MCC 2012: 35, 4, D, 3, 6, 12, 16, 5, 10, 16, 4, 3, 5.
There are some sample papers (with solutions) on the Australian Informatics Competition website: http://www.amt.edu.au/aicsample.html.
There are three categories for the MCC:
- Bongsu / Junior – Form 1, 2, 3
- Muda / Intermediate – Form 4, 5
- Sulung / Senior – Form 6 (lower & upper), Pre-U (Matriculation, Foundation Studies, IB, A-Levels, etc.).
All students will sit for the same paper, but prizes will be awarded by category. Primary school students who are interested can also take part in the Bongsu category.
There will be individual and team prizes. Individual prizes are Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention awards. The best performing five students in each category will automatically be in the school’s team. Teams are ranked according to the total of their individual scores. Team prizes are also Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention awards.
Please consider sending at least five students per category. This would allow your school to qualify for a team prize.
The registration fee for MCC 2013 is RM 15 per participant, or RM 12 per participant if there are 31 or more participants from one school.
You may pay the registration fee via
- Money Order
- Postal Order
- Cash (bank-in or online transfer)
- Pesanan Kerajaan / Pesanan Sekolah.
Payment should be sent with the registration form to finalize the registration.
If you are sending payment by mail, please address it to MCC 2012 Secretariat, No. 100-1 Jalan 2/23A, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur. It is strongly recommended to use courier or registered mail. Please state the school name clearly.
Bank account information:
- Account Name: PERTUBUHAN INFORMATIK DAN PENGATURCARAAN MALAYSIA
- Account Number: 1432-0000516-10-4
- Bank: CIMB Islamic Bank (Taman Danau Kota branch).
For payment via cash (bank-in or online transfer), please send the proof of transaction by email or fax (03-41490572).
We strongly urge that anyone interested to participate to talk to your school teacher about sending a team. In the case that your school is not sending a team, or you are not currently attached to any school, you may register as an Individual Participant.
An Individual Participant may only participate at designated official venues that will be determined by the MCC Secretariat. The participant is solely responsible for making traveling arrangements to the official venues. Since official venues are not available throughout the country, there might be significant travel involved.
If you would like to participate as an Individual Participant, please send us an email with the title “MCC 2013 Individual Participant” with the following information:
- IC number
- School name and address
- Home address
- Contact number.
The first edition of MCC was held on 19 September 2012, with participation from 36 schools from all over Malaysia.
The MCC is the preliminary selection process of a year-long program to identify and train the top programming talents in Malaysian schools.
The top scorers in MCC will be invited to participate in the Malaysian Computing Olympiad (MCO), a real-time C++ programming competition, to be held tentatively in March 2014. A seminar will be held at KICT, IIUM, tentatively in December 2013 to explain about the MCO in more details to the invited participants.
The top scorers in MCO will be called for a series of intensive training camps conducted by former IOI participants. Students who qualify at this level will participate in Asia Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO), an annual online contest among countries in the Pacific Rim region.
Official website of APIO: http://www.apio.olympiad.org/.
After the training camps and APIO, the best four students will be selected to represent Malaysia in IOI 2014 which will take place in Taiwan on 13-20 July 2014.
Official website of IOI 2014: http://www.ioi2014.org/.
The Malaysian team did well in IOI 2013, winning two Silver medals via How Si Yu and Tham Ying Hong.
The Star covered the news: Two Malaysians bag historic silver at International Olympiad in Informatics.