Pre-RMO Syllabus

The Mathematics syllabus is spread over Class IX to Class XII levels, but the questions in the examination are of a high level of difficulty. The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics. The important topics are algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory.

Syllabus of Pre-RMO 2020

PRMO Class 8 Syllabus


Algebraic Expressions

Elementary graph theory


Linear Equations in One Variable

Permutations and Combinations

Rational Numbers

Square Root and Cube Root

PRMO Class 9 Syllabus

Areas of Parallelograms and triangles


Coordinate geometry

Linear Equations in two variables

Number System



Surface Area and Volume

PRMO Class 10 Syllabus

Arithmetic Progression


Co-ordinate geometry


Linear Equation in two variables

Quadratic Equation

Real Numbers

Surface Area and Volume


PRMO Class 11

Coordinate geometry

Factorisation of polynomials

Mathematical Reasoning

Number theory

Probability theory

Quadratic equations and expressions

Sequence and Series

Reference Books for PRMO Examination



Problem Primer for the Olympiads

C R Pranesachar, B J Venkatachala and C S Yogananda

Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics

V Krishnamurthy, C R Pranesachar, K N Ranganathan and B J Venkatachala

An Excursion in Mathematics

M R Modak, S A Katre and V V Acharya and V M Sholapurkar

Problem Solving Strategies Arthur Engel

Edited by K. Bencsath, P. R. Halmos

Functional Equations

B J Venkatachala

Inequalities an approach through problems

B J Venkatachala

A few of these books are available at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). These books can be collected in person or by sending a Demand Draft to HBCSE.