Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)

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What is Olympiad?

Stages of Mathematical Olympiad

Eligibility for Olympiad

Syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad

Admit Card for RMO

How to check the RMO Result 2020?

What is Olympiad?

Olympiad is a talent search examination conducted by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). The examination is conducted in science and mathematics. The mathematics olympiad is a five-stage process The first stage known as PRMO (Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad) is conducted by the Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India). The students should check the website https://www.mtai.org.in/activities/exams/prmo/ to know more details on PRMO. The remaining four stages of the examination are organised by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).

The dates of the RMO 2020 are not finalised due to the ongoing pandemic.

Stages of Mathematical Olympiad

The Mathematical Olympiad Program in India is conducted by the HBCSE on behalf of National Board for Higher Mathematics. The students who perform well will participate in the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Stage 1 – Pre-Regional Mathematics Olympiad (PRMO)

The Pre-Regional Mathematics Olympiad (PRMO) is conducted for a duration of three hours. There will be 30 questions asked in the examination and the answer to each question is a single-digit number or a two-digit number. The question paper will be in English/Hindi.

Stage 2 – Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)

This examination is conducted in a small number of centres in the region. The duration of the examination is 3 hours with 6 questions. The examination is conducted in English/Hindi or sometimes in other regional languages.

Stage 3 – Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)

The best performers from the RMO are selected for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad. Approximately 900 students get selected for this examination.

Stage 4 – International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)

The toppers from INMO (approximately 35) are invited to HBCSE for the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC). Several tests are conducted during this camp. The best 6 performers are selected for the next stage.

Stage 5 – International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

The best 6 students from India will participate in International Mathematical Olympiad.

Eligibility for Olympiad

Candidates born on or before 1 August 2001 and studying in Class 8 to Class 12 are eligible to write PRMO 2020. The students must be an Indian citizen. Students with OCI cards are also eligible to write Olympiad examination. These students will not be eligible for selection to the Indian team in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad

The mathematics syllabus for all the olympiad examination is Class IX to Class XII mathematics. The topics covered in the syllabus are number systems, quadratic equations and expressions, arithmetic integers, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, geometry, factorisation of polynomials, permutations and combinations, inequalities, systems of linear equations, probability theory, elementary combinatorics, complex numbers, infinite series, elementary graph theory and number theory. Though the syllabus is roughly spread over Class IX to Class XII level, still the questions are exceptionally high in difficulty level.

Admit Card for RMO

The admit card for the olympiad examination should be downloaded from the official website of HBCSE. Students should provide details like the roll number and date of birth. Once they login they can download the admit card and the letter of selection. It is mandatory to carry the admit card along with the school id card to the examination centre.

How to check the RMO Result 2020?

The results can be checked in the official page of HBCSE by clicking on the link provided. The students will be redirected to the individual result page.