Regional mathematics Olympiad 2016-2017

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:

  1. The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics.
  4. The major areas from which problems are given are algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory .
  5. 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:

2. Chattisgarh Dr. V. K. Pathak Head Department of (Mathematics)

Govt. P.G. College, Dhamtari Chattisgarh 493773

Ph.: (0772) 2237933 (O), 237424 e-mail:

3. Coastal AP & Rayalaseema Ms. Sudha Devi Head, PG Department of Mathematics

Maris Stella College Vijayawada 520 008

Mob: (0) 9246660660 e-mail:

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: website:

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 :,

7. Jharkhand Dr. K. C. Prasad Kali

Mandir Lane Sukhdeo Nagar – Ratu Road

P.O. Hehal Ranchi – 834005 Ph: (0651) 2280994 (R)

E-mail :


Dr. Manohar Lal (Joint Coordinator) Principal

Guru Nanak Higher Secondary School

Pee-Pee Compound Ranchi 834001


Ph 0651 2331007 (0), 09835143657 (M)

Email :

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


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


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:

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


Dr. Akshay Tiwari (Joint Co-ordinator)

Department of Mathematics State Institute of

Science Education and Teacher Training College,

Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 482001 e-mail:

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:

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

Near Anushaktinagar

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:

Dr. Md. Aslam Nazri Govt.Ambedkar

S.C Residential High School,

Muhrari, Harnaut

Dist – Nalanda,Bihar

phone: 9431493010

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:

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:,

Dr. Suman Bala (Joint Coordinator)

Asst Professor Department of Mathematics Panjab University

Chandigarh 160014 Ph.: (0172) 2534526 (O) email:

22. Uttar Pradesh Prof. D. P. Shukla C-1/351 sector G Jankipuram

Lucknow 226021 Mb 09450366085 email:

23. Uttarakhand Dr. Mahesh C. Joshi Department of Mathematics

Kumaun University, DSB Campus Nainital 263 001

Uttarakhand Ph: (05942) 237825 (Off) email :

24. West Bengal Prof. Rana Barua Stat-Math. Unit, Indian Statistical Institute,

203, B.T Road, Kolkata 700108

Ph: (033) 2575 3410 0 – 9830180811,

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

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

Noida 201309

Ph: 0120-2405962

Tel: 9868252576/ 9599432230 e-mail:

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: