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.

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Syllabus of Pre-RMO 2022-23

PRMO Class 8 Syllabus Geometry
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

Books Author
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.

Frequently Asked Questions on Pre-RMO Syllabus


What is the Pre-RMO Conducting Body?

Pre-RMO is organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). The Pre-RMO test is administered by the HBCSE, in collaboration with the MO-Cell and the National Coordinator, as designated by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM).

Can the NIOS students apply for PRMO 2022-23?

Yes, NIOS students are eligible for PRMO 2022-23.

What are the exam locations for PRMO 2022-23?

Exams will be held at all KV and JNV schools.

Is it possible for students to take NSO in a language other than English?

No. For the NSO test, English is the only language available.

Name some best books to prepare for Mathematical Olympiad.

Problem Primer for the Olympiads and Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics are highly recommended books.


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