PRMO Class 9 Syllabus

On behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) organises the Mathematical Olympiad. All students will be able to compete in the second stage of the Mathematical Olympiad RMO (Regional Mathematical Olympiad), if they pass the PRMO exam.

The HBCSE PRMO Syllabus is different for each class, and students must study their syllabuses for each category. The Syllabus for PRMO is provided by the MTA (Mathematics Teachers’ Association). The PRMO curriculum is primarily focused on classroom basics. In the final exam, you’ll be provided with various complex problems. Algebra, inequalities, geometry, number theory, and combinatorics are all covered in the PRMO syllabus for Class 9. Statistics and calculus are not included in the curriculum.

The Exam Pattern for PRMO

The PRMO Exam Pattern (2021-2022) is tabulated below.

Duration of Examination

180 minutes

Mode of Examination

Offline mode – Pen and paper-based examination

Medium of Examination

English/ Hindi

Total number of Questions


Negative Marking

Not applicable

Marking Pattern

7 questions carrying 2 marks each

15 questions carrying 3 marks each

8 questions carrying 5 marks each

Correction Mode

Scanned by machines

PRMO Class 9 Syllabus

The important topics from the PRMO Class 9 Syllabus that will be covered in the Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad examination are listed below.

  1. Circles
  2. Coordinate Geometry
  3. Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles
  4. Probability
  5. Surface Area and Volume
  6. Linear Equations in Two Variables
  7. Number System
  8. Polynomials

Topic-by-topic Analysis of the PRMO Syllabus 2022

The test will require 3 hours to complete. The PRMO question paper contains 30 questions and is conducted using paper and pencil.

Topic Name

Number of Questions

Total Number of Marks




Number Theory















Frequently Asked Questions on PRMO Syllabus Class 9

Recommend the good books for Pre-RMO exam preparation.

Some good books for PRMO examination preparation are,
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
Problem Primer for the Olympiads – C R Pranesachar, B J Venkatachala and C S Yogananda
Mathematical Circles – Fomin and others
Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics – V Krishnamurthy, C R Pranesachar, K N Ranganathan and B J Venkatachala
Functional Equations – B J Venkatachala

Which is the official website of HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education)?

The official website of the HBCSE (Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education) is On the official website, you can find the PRMO Syllabus 2022.

What is the examination pattern of PRMO 2021?

The test pattern for PRMO 2021 is as follows:
The test will last three hours.
There are 30 questions on the PRMO question paper.
The exam will be administered in a paper-and-pencil format.
One or two digits are being used to answer each question.

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