A legitimate participation to PION2024, abides the following rules:

  • A team consists of at most four students.
  • Both bachelor- and masterstudents are allowed.
  • Students must be enrolled at a Dutch university.
  • A team with one or more masterstudents is a masterteam.

Rules and remarks about the competition:

  • It is not allowed to use any (study)books, notes, etc. other that BINAS and a dictionary.
  • It is not allowed to communicate (about the problems) via any means with anyone other than teammembers.
  • It is allowed to use a scientific, graphical calculator (Ti-83, Ti-84 or a similar model).
  • Mobile phones are tolerated, but can only be used for emergencies, during the duration of the competition.
  • If it is brought to the invigilators’ attention that a team has been cheating, breaking the rules or misbehaving, they will be disqualified. Disqualification can happen post submission.
  • The winner of PION is the team with the most points. The second place goes to the best bachelor team, except if the winner of PION is already a bachelor team. In that case, the second place goes to the team with the second most points (bachelor or master). The third place goes to whichever team has the next most points (bachelor or master). The first place will get tickets to PLANCKS; for second and third place, tickets will be requested, but are not guaranteed.

In cases where these rules do not provide, the PION-committee will decide.

In case of any questions, place contact the committee: