A legitimate participation to PION2016, abides the following rules:
- A team consists of at most four students.
- Both bachelor- and masterstudents are allowed.
- 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.
- The winner of PION2016 is the best team, with the most points. Two teams will get a ticket to PLANCKS: the best Dutch bachelorteam and the best Dutch team that is not the best bachelorteam.
In cases where these rules do not provide, the PION2016-committee will decide.