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Mathmetaical Olympiad

The Mathematical Olympiad program follows the following 6 stages
  • Stage I: Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO).

  • Stage II: Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO).

  • Stage III: Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO).

  • Stage IV: International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC).

  • Stage V: Pre-departure Training Camp for IMO.

  • Stage VI: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Exam Schedule
Events Dates
Stage I: PRMO Last/second Last Sunday of November.
Stage II: RMO First Sunday of December
Stage III: INMO first Sunday of February
Stage IV: IMOTC April-May
Stage V: PDT ten days prior to departure for IMO
Stage VI: IMO July
Stage 1: Rre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO)

The first stage examination, the pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) is a two and half hour examination with 30 questions. The answer to each question is either a single digit number or a two digit number and will need to be marked on a machine readable OMR response sheet. The PRMO question paper will be in English and Hindi.
Some regions may hold a Pre-RMO examination by way of which students will be selected to appear for RMO. All pre-RMOs will be conducted by the concerned regions. The format of the pre-RMO paper and the criteria for selecting students for RMO are at the sole discretion of the respective Regional Co-ordinator.

Stage 2: Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)

The second stage examination, the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is a three hour examination with six problems. The RMOs are offered in English, Hindi and other regional languages as deemed appropriate by the respective Regional Coordinators.
Regional Mathematical Olympiad is held in each region normally between September and the first Sunday of December each year. A regional coordinator makes sure that at least one centre is provided in every district of the region. RMO is a 3-hour written test which contains about 6 to 7 problems. All high-school students up to class XII are eligible to appear for RMO. To appear for RMO, interested students should get in touch with the RMO co-ordinator of their region well in advance, for enrolment and payment of a nominal fee.
Each regional coordinator has the freedom to prepare his/her own question paper or to obtain the question paper from NBHM. The regions which opt for the NBHM question paper hold this contest on the 1st Sunday of December. On Based on their performance in RMO, certain number of students from each region are selected to appear for the second stage. The regional co-ordinators charge nominal fees to meet the expenses for organizing the contests.

Note: Students studying in class XII are not eligible for Regional Mathematics Olympiad.


The syllabus for Regional Mathematics Olympiad is pre-degree college mathematics. The RMO Syllabus is in a sense spread over class XI and XII levels, but the problems under each topic involve high level of difficulty and sophistication. The topics covered are given below:

• Arithmetic of Integers • Inequalities
• Geometry • Elementary Combinatorics
• Quadratic Equations & Expressions • Probability Theory
• Trigonometry • Number Theory
• Co-ordinate Geometry • Finite Series & Complex Numbers
• System of Linear Equations • Elementary Graph Theory
• Permutations & Combinations • Factorization of Polynomial

Note: The major areas from which problems will be given are Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry and Number Theory.

Exam Pattern: Regional Mathematics Olympiad is a three hour written test. The RMO will have only six problems. These six questions will be descriptive in nature.

Selection Procedure

Regional Mathematics Olympiad is the first level of examination if you want to appear in International Mathematics Olympiad. Top 30 students from each region will qualify for the second level i.e. India National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO). Certificate of Merit/Participation will be given to the Top 50 students of each region in their respective schools. In addition to the quota of 30 selected students, 5 girl students are also selected from each region.

Exam Result

The RMO Result is published online every year at the official website for Mathematics Olympiad Programme. Top 30 students from each region are selected with an addition of 5 girl students. The result for RMO has not been published yet. We will be updating the details here so make sure you check this page time to time. The result for Regional Mathematics Olympiad will be declared in the month of December.

Stage 3: Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)

The best-perfroming students from the RMO (approximately 900) qualify for the third stage – The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). The INMO is held on the third Sunday of January at 28 centres across the country.
Indian National Mathematical Olympiad is held on the first Sunday of February every year at differentcentres in different regions. Just the students who are selected on the basis of RMO from various regions are eligible to appear for the INMO. It is a 4-hour written test. Its question paper is set centrally and the test is common throughout the country. Only the top 30-35 performers in INMO receive a merit certificate.

Stage 4: International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)

The top students from the INMO (approximately 35) are invited for the fourth stage, the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) held at HBCSE during April to May. At this camp orientation is provided to students for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Emphasis is laid on developing conceptual foundations and problem-solving skills. Several selection tests are held during this camp. On the basis of perfromance in these tests six students are selected to represent India at the IMO. Resource persons from different institutions across the country are invited to the training camps.
This is a training level for the INMO certificate awardees. They are invited for a month long training camp (for junior batch) conducted in May-June, each year. Also in addition, INMO awardees of the previous year who have satisfactorily completed the postal tuition throughout the year are again invited for a second round of training (called the senior batch).

Stage 5:Pre-departure Training Camp for IMO

The selected team of 6 students goes through another round of training and orientation for about 10 days prior to departure for IMO.

Stage 6: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

A leader and deputy leader are chosen by the NBHM from among mathematics teachers/researchers involved in the Mathematics Olympiad activity.So the team selected at the end of the camp, the leader and the deputy leader, represent India at the International Mathematical Olympiad that is normally held in July in a different member country of IMO each year. The IMO consists of two written tests held on two days with a gap of at least one day. Both the tests are of four-and-a-half-hours.
India has 25 regions along with three independent groups that conduct Regional Math Olympiad. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator, who is responsible for conducting RMO in his/her region.

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