Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO)

RMO or Regional Math Olympiad is the second stage of the mathematics talent search examination that is conducted in India. The exam is conducted by Regional Coordinator under the guidance of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. The regional coordinator is in charge of conducting evaluations of the answer sheets. After checking the answers of the students, the results are sent to HBCSE where it is declared online.

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The exam is a descriptive test where students have to solve a total of six questions in three hours. Students are given an answer sheet and rough papers to solve the questions. However, they have to submit the answer sheet and the rough sheets at the end of the exam. The question paper can be taken.

RMO Overview

3 hours written test with 6 questions.
Conducted by Regional Coordinators under the guidance of HBCSE.
30 top students from Classes VIII, IX, X, XI and top 6 students from Class XII +  5 girl students are selected for the next stage through this exam.
Results are declared centrally by HBCSE on the official website.
Students who qualify PRMO will be eligible for RMO.

Important Dates

The dates of the RMO 2021-22 are not finalised due to the ongoing pandemic.

RMO Application Form
RMO Syllabus

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 2021-22?

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.

To break ties for the closing ranks, the PRMO score shall be applied by the regional coordinator. In case ties cannot be broken by PRMO scores, the final list will include all candidates in the tied position.

General Syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad

The mathematics syllabus for all the olympiad examinations is based on 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, the questions are exceptionally high in difficulty level.

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 six-stage process. The first stage, known as PRMO (Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad), is conducted by the Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India). The remaining five stages of the examination are organised by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).

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.

Know more details on PRMO by visiting the given link.

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 – Pre Departure Camp

The selected students will undergo an extensive training programme for 8-10 days at HBCSE before they leave for the IMO.

Stage 6 – International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

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

Frequently Asked Questions on RMO 2021-2022


What is the full form of RMO?

The full form of RMO is Regional Mathematics Olympiad. It is the second stage of the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Why should you take part in RMO?

The Regional Mathematical Exam is the second stage of the Olympiad, and it qualifies a candidate to represent India internationally. It is a fantastic chance for young brains who are passionate about mathematics, and wish to further their education in this field.

RMO is carried out in how many regions?

RMO is hosted in 15 places between November and December, with each area hosting the event. Around 30 students from each location are eligible.

What are the RMO Olympiad’s answer keys?

The solution keys for the Pre-Regional Mathematics Olympiads will be accessible on the official website within a few days following the tests. The answer key is incredibly helpful in evaluating students’ performance on the Pre-Regional Mathematics Olympiads test.


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