The Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) is the second level competition for entry to the International Mathematics Olympiad. This examination is usually conducted in the month of December every year. The top 30 candidates will be selected for the training program at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education and later sent for the International Olympiad.
Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the Olympiad Examination. The applicants must be born on or before 1 August 2020. As per the orders of the Madras High Court, students with OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) cards are eligible for all the stages of the Mathematics Olympiad, other than the final stage of representing India in the final International Mathematical Olympiad.
The students studying in Class IX to Class XII are eligible to apply for the Mathematics Olympiad. However, Regional Coordinators allow students of Class VIII with exceptional mathematical skills to write the examination. The first round of examination is the Pre-RMO (Pre- Regional Mathematical Olympiad). Depending on the performance of the candidates, around 300 students from Class VIII to Class XI and 60 students from Class XII are selected for the RMO (second round) examination.
It is the responsibility of the students to check if they satisfy the eligibility condition for every stage of the Mathematical Olympiad examination. If at any level of the examination, if it is found that the candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria he/she will be disqualified from the program.