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By Neilish, history, 2 months ago, In English

I am starting(literal first step (C++)) today towards IOI.I have a year before regional and national selections begin and a year and a half for IOI 2022.Even if I fail I am gonna try IOI 2023 with a break year which will provide with a lot of time.

For IOI 2022, I am gonna try to spend 60-75 hours a week from now(study a little for school the frickin boards).How should I plan my days ahead? I am thinking of spending around a month and a half for exams(prep + exams) and the rest for IOI.Is this a good strategy or will IOI remain a dream?

 
 
 
 
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Good luck!

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Good luck to you :)

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Leetcode is a good website for practicing best of luck.

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There are many videos on YouTube you can watch about starting in CP. For example, Errichto or William Lin. The last one has won the IOI 2020. As for me, firsty you must become Red on Codeforces or Atcoder.

Errichto
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    Isn't becoming Red Coder right away firstly overkill btw Neilish you can always participate in ACM-ICPC after high school.. So that would not make you take a break year but if IOI is your ultimate wish then Go Ahead

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      Thank you.I am still not sure but I have never achieved what I set my mind to before atleast not on this scale.So I am pumped to try something.

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    Thank you

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All the best man! I was reading this recently for some reason(I am in college rn), should be useful for you.

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Any advice on how I should plan my days?(managing school ,other staff and this)

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    60-75 hours per week in my opinion will exhaust most of the people. Be sure to take breaks when necessary.

    But with this much time dedicated to studying, you can at least reach candidate master level within 3-4months.

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Is there a past participant who has some advice?