Introduction to Regional mathematics Olympiad(RMO)
The Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India
Regional Mathematical Olympiad is the first step for an Indian student through which they got a chance to represent India in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) . it mainly organized to spot mathematical talent in pre-University students
India has also started participating in two more international Olympiad events: the Europen Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) and Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO) apart from the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), in which India is participating since 1989, since 2015 .The process for selection of students for participation in the events have been merged, taking into account the requirements of the individual tests.
How the selection Process worked out
For the purpose of training and selection of students for the Olympiad contest, 25 regions all over the country have been designated and each assigned a Regional Coordinator. Additionally, three groups (Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathana
(KVS) have a ‘Regional Coordinator’ each.
The process for selection to IMO team involves, as in the past, the following steps. These steps will now be applicable also to EGMO and APMO, along the lines indicated below.
Step 1: Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO and pre-RMO)
Step 2: Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)
Step 3: International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)
Step 4: Pre-Departure Training Camps
Step 5:International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
Lets take a look at each of the stages
Step 1: Regional mathematics Olympiad(RMO)
The RMO is a three hour written test with six problems. On the basis of the performance in RMO, up to 30 students from each region are selected for Stage 2 (INMO). In case of a tie for the closing ranks, a tie-breaking mechanism shall be applied by the regional coordinator, following appropriate norms, to arrive at the final list of maximum 30 students from the region. The Regional Coordinators hold the charge of conducting the RMO in their respective regions. They have the option of preparing RMO question papers on their own or they may choose to use the central RMO question paper prepared by the Mathematical Olympiad Cell, HBCSE, TIFR. Some regions may hold a pre-RMO examination through which students will be selected to appear for RMO. All pre-RMOs will be conducted by the concerned regional coordinator in the respective regions. The format of the pre-RMO paper and the criteria for selecting students for RMO are at the sole discretion of the respective Regional Coordinators.
In the context of participation in EGMO it is decided that up to five girls be additionally selected apart from the general quota of 30 students for each region.
This provision is independent of the number of girls who may be part of the list of 30 students from the region.
Examination dates for RMO
The RMO will be held in all the regions on Sunday, 9th October, 2016 between 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.
Results of RMO
The results of RMO for all the regions are to be declared centrally by HBCSE before 6th December, 2016. Therefore the regional coordinators should send the final results to HBCSE by 30th November, 2016. The regional coordinators shall not declare the results in their respective regions prior to that date.
Eligibility for RMO
1) All Indian students who are born on or after August 1, 1997 and, in addition, are in Class IX, X, and XI are eligible to appear for the RMO.
2) Class XII students will not be eligible to appear for RMO/pre-RMO.
3) Highly motivated and well prepared students from Class VIII may also take the RMO at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator. The Regional Coordinators may charge a nominal application fee (not more than Rs. 200) to meet the expenses for organizing the contest.
Step 2: Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO).
Examination dates for INMO
Third Sunday of January (January 15, 2017) from 12.00 noon to 4.00 p.m.
Eligibility for INMO
Only those students who are selected in RMO 2016 and those who have received an INMO certificate of merit in 2016 are eligible to appear for the INMO provided they are in class XI or below.
How the INMO test is conducted
This contest is a four hour written test. On the basis of the INMO, the top 30 students in merit from all over the
country will be chosen as INMO awardees. In addition to INMO awardees, the next 45 students who are in class XI or lower and have performed well in INMO, but have not qualified as INMO awardee, are awarded INMO certificate of merit.
These students will be eligible to appear for INMO 2018 directly without qualifying through RMO 2017, provided they are not in class XII at the time of writing INMO.
In addition to the 30 students in the list of INMO awardees as above, up to five girl students (outside the INMO awardees list) will be chosen based on the performance in INMO, for training and possible selection in EGMO 2018 team. All INMO awardees, the selected girl students as above and all the students designated as senior students of IMOTC 2017 will be eligible to write APMO. The APMO tests will be held in the respective regions. The INMO results will be declared in the last week of February.
Step 3: International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC).
The INMO awardees and the girls selected from INMO for training are invited to a month long training camp in April-May each year at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. Besides, the INMO awardees from the previous years and the selected girl students of the previous years who are eligible for IMO-2017/EGMO-2018 and have gone through postal tuition throughout the year satisfactorily are invited to the training camp as senior students. An INMO awardee who has completed one year of 12th standard will not be eligible for the next year’s IMOTC.
The junior students will receive INMO certificate and a prize in the form of books.The senior students will receive a prize in the form of books and cash. On the basis of a number of selection tests during the Camp, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants as the IMO 2017 Team.
A team of upto four girl students will be selected for participation in EGMO 2018, based on the performance of girl students from the combined pool at IMOTC.
Step 4: Pre-Departure Training Camps.
The selected team of six students goes through another round of training and orientation for about ten days prior to departure for IMO. A Pre-departure camp will also be arranged for girl students selected for participation in 2018, at a suitable time.
Step 5: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
The six member team selected at the end of IMOTC accompanied by a leader, a deputy leader and observers
represent the country at the IMO, held in July each year in a different member country of the IMO. The IMO contest consists of two written tests held on two consecutive days. On each day of the contest the test consists of three problems and lasts for four and half hours.
Students aiming to go through the Mathematical Olympiad programme leading to international participation (IMO) should note that RMO is the first essential step for the programme. To appear for the RMO, the students should get in touch with the RMO coordinator of their region well in advance for enrollment and payment of stipulated (nominal) fees.
European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).
A team of at most four girl students selected at the end of IMOTC accompanied by a leader, a deputy leader and an observer represent the country at the EGMO, held in April each year in a different European country. The EGMO contest consists of two written tests held on two consecutive days. On each day of the contest the test consists of three problems and lasts for four and half hours. India has been participating in the EGMO since 2015.
Students aiming to go through the Mathematical Olympiad programme leading to participation in EGMO should note that RMO is the first essential step for the programme. To appear for the RMO, the students should get in touch with the RMO coordinator of their region well in advance for enrolment and payment of stipulated (nominal) fees.
Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO).
APMO is a contest specifically held for students in Asian countries and the countries in the rim of Pacific ocean.
There is a senior coordinating country which coordinates this examination. The advantage of this contest is that one can participate in it being in her/his country. The contest consists of solving 5 problems in four and a half hours.
The requirement for participation in APMO is like IMO: one should not have entered university and below the age of 20 years. Besides the contestants should have been selcted through a national selection process. In view of this, all the INMO-2017 awardees and all the senior batch students for the year 2017 are eligible to write APMO-2017. Generally, it is on the second Monday of March and the following Tuesday in some countries. (For the exact date and timings of the contest, see HBCSE website.) The students can take their examination in their respective regions. The regional coordinator will conduct the test in his region.
Syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad:
- The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics.
- The areas covered are arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry, system of linear equations, permutations and combination, factorisation of polynomial, inequalities, elementary combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series and complex numbers and elementary graph theory.
- The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics.
- The major areas from which problems are given are algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory .
- The syllabus is in a sense spread over Class XI to Class XII levels, but the problems under each topic involve high level of difficulty and sophistication. The difficulty level increases from RMO to INMO to IMO.
Region Coordinator Information
India has 25 regions along with three independent groups that conduct Regional Math Olympiad. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator, who is responsible for conducting RMO in his/her region. The information for each region is given below
|Region||Name and Address of the Regional Coordinator|
|1. Assam||Dr. Prabin Das Department of Mathematics Guwahati Public College
Ambari Guwahati -781 001
Mob: 9435732811 e-mail: email@example.com
|2. Chattisgarh||Dr. V. K. Pathak Head Department of (Mathematics)
Govt. P.G. College, Dhamtari Chattisgarh 493773
Ph.: (0772) 2237933 (O), 237424 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|3. Coastal AP & Rayalaseema||Ms. Sudha Devi Head, PG Department of Mathematics
Maris Stella College Vijayawada 520 008
Mob: (0) 9246660660 e-mail: email@example.com
|4. Delhi||Dr. Anil Kumar Principal Delhi Public School
Faridabad, Haryana-121001 Office: 0129-2280522, 2290522
|5. Gujarat, Diu, Daman & DNH||Dr. Udayan Prajapati Head, Department of Mathematics
St. Xavier’s College, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad – 380 009. Mob: (0) 9426383343
email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: sites.google.com/site/rmogujarat
|6. Jammu||Prof. S. D. Sharma Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics,
Central University of Jammu, E-Ext. Sainik Colony,
Mob; 09419173577, Landline(R):01912555099.
E-mail : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
|7. Jharkhand||Dr. K. C. Prasad Kali
Mandir Lane Sukhdeo Nagar – Ratu Road
P.O. Hehal Ranchi – 834005 Ph: (0651) 2280994 (R)
E-mail : email@example.com
|Dr. Manohar Lal (Joint Coordinator) Principal
Guru Nanak Higher Secondary School
Pee-Pee Compound Ranchi 834001
Ph 0651 2331007 (0), 09835143657 (M)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
|8. Karnataka||Dr. Manish Kumar Stat-Math Unit, Indian Statistical Institute,
8th Mile Mysore Road, Bangalore-560059.
|9. Kashmir||Prof. Bashir A. Zargar Department of Mathematics
University of Kashmir Srinagar, Hazratbal 190 006 Mob.: 9906 936 392
e-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
|10. Kerala||Dr. Ambat Vijaykumar Professor (Regional Coordinator INMO),
Dept of Mathematics Cochin
University of Science & Technology Cochin 682 022,
Ph.:(0484) 2577518 (O),(0484) 2575288 (R) Mob.: (0)9447608851
e-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
|Dr. P. M. Mathew (Joint Co-ordinator) Department of Mathematics
St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri
P.O. Calicut. 673 008 Ph.: (0495) 6515011
Mob.: (0) 9495205226 email: email@example.com
|11. Madhya Pradesh||Dr. Rajesh Pande, Senior Reader,
State Institute of Science Education and Teachers Training College
Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 482001
Phone No: 076 – 12625776 mobile: 09926339996
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Dr. Akshay Tiwari (Joint Co-ordinator)
Department of Mathematics State Institute of
Science Education and Teacher Training College,
Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 482001 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|12. Maharashtra & Goa||Shri. Prashant Sohani
C/o Bhaskaracharya Pratishthan
56/14, Erandwane, Damle Path Off Law College Road
Pune – 411004 Ph: 020-25434547 / 25410724
Dr. Vikas Jadhav (joint co-ordinator)
C/o Bhaskaracharya Pratishthan 56/14,
Erandwane, Damle Path Off Law College Road Pune – 411004
Ph: 020-25434547 / 25410724 e-mail: email@example.com
|13. Meghalaya||Prof. M. B. Rege Dept of Mathematics
North-Eastern Hill University Permanent Campus,
Mawlai Shillong, Meghalaya 793 022 Mob.:(0)9436104071
|14. Mumbai||Prof. K. Subramaniam Centre Director
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Bus Depot V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd
Mumbai – 400 088 Ph.: (022) 2557 5622 (Telefax), (022) 2507 2207
|15. North Bihar & Patna||Prof. Md. Azhar Hussain RMO Office
North Bihar & Patna Region
New Azimabad Colony West Sanichara
P.O. Mahendru, Patna 800 006
Mob.: (0)9430891391, 9431267154 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Md. Aslam Nazri Govt.Ambedkar
S.C Residential High School,
Dist – Nalanda,Bihar
phone: 9431493010 e-mail:email@example.com
|16. Orissa||Prof. Hadibandhu Pattanayak A2, Rashmi Towers Nageswar Tangi,
Old Town Bhubaneswar-751002 Odihsa,
India Mobile No:-9337124910
|17. Rajasthan||Dr. A. K. Mathur Regional Coordinator, INMO Dept of Mathematics,
University of Rajasthan Jaipur 302 004 Ph.: (0141) 2708392 (0)
Mob.: 93145 29855
|18. South Bihar (Bhagalpur)||Prof R K Das Ramniwas, Lal Bagh, Tilakamanjhi
Bhagalpur 812 001, Bihar Ph.: (0641) 2611236/ (0) Mob.: (0) 9431875389
|19. Tamilnadu||Prof. K. N. Ranganathan C1, Srinidhi Apartment 16 A, Giri Road,
T Nagar Chennai – 600 017
Mob.: (0) 96000 82365 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|20. Telangana||Prof. T. Amaranath School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Hyderabad,
Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 042
|21. North Western states||Prof. V K Grover Dept of Mathematics, Panjab University
Chandigarh 160 014 Ph.: (0172) 2534510 (O), 0172-2632479 (R) e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Suman Bala (Joint Coordinator)
Asst Professor Department of Mathematics Panjab University
Chandigarh 160014 Ph.: (0172) 2534526 (O) email: email@example.com
|22. Uttar Pradesh||Prof. D. P. Shukla C-1/351 sector G Jankipuram
Lucknow 226021 Mb 09450366085 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|23. Uttarakhand||Dr. Mahesh C. Joshi Department of Mathematics
Kumaun University, DSB Campus Nainital 263 001
Uttarakhand Ph: (05942) 237825 (Off) email : email@example.com
|24. West Bengal||Prof. Rana Barua Stat-Math. Unit, Indian Statistical Institute,
203, B.T Road, Kolkata 700108
Ph: (033) 2575 3410 0 – 9830180811 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org,
|25.Tripura||Dr. Sharmistha Bhattacharya Halder Reader,
Dept of Mathematics Tripura University (A Central University)
Tripura – 799022 Agartala Phone: 09862676027
Dr. Shouvik Bhattacharya (Joint Co-ordinator)
Department of Mathematics, Tripura University( A Central University)
Tripura-799022, Agartala phone: 09774550178
|26. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools collectively conduct their own RMO||Ms. Sugandh Sharma Additional Director & Incharge (I&R)
Central Board of Secondary Education Shiksha Sadan” 17, Rouse Avenue
New Delhi 110002 Ph: 91-11-23220155 email@example.com
|Shri. Subhash Chand Deputy
Director Central Board of Secondary Education
Shiksha Sadan” 17, Rouse Avenue
New Delhi 110002 Ph : 91-11-23216220 09811542826
|27. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) schools collectively conduct their own RMO||Dr. G. Arumugam
Dy. Commissioner Academic Navodaya Vidyalaya of Navodaya
Vidyalaya Samiti B-15, Institutional Area Sector – 62
Tel: 9868252576/ 9599432230 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|28. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) schools collectively conduct their own RMO||Prof. G. S. Lawania
KVS Mathematical Olympiad
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2
Faridabad – 121001
Tel: 9891426013 e-mail: email@example.com