Regional Mathematics Olympiad

Announcement for Pre RMO 2017


“Mathematical Olympiad” is basically a talent search programme for the pre-university students. The main purpose of the programme is to encourage students to develop their mathematical ability. Through this programme a nationwide search is made every year to spot talented students in the field of Mathematics.

            In India, this programme is a major initiative undertaken by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM). On behalf of NBHM this programme is organized every year by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. HBCSE has been organizing this programme since 1988. This progoramme is the earliest programme from amongst other similar programmes organized now for difference science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astrophysics. INMO programme is the only programme which leads to participation of Indian students at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which was started way back in 1959 and is held in different countries every year (In India it was held in 1996). There are more than 100 participating countries. Indian performance has always been satisfactory.

            From the year 2015, Indian team is also participating in (i) Asian-Pacific Mathematics Olympiad,and (ii) European Girls Mathematics Olympiad (for girls only).

Organization, conduction and training

            For the selection of the talented students the tests are held throughout the country on a single day with a single paper. The questions asked are really challenging and they measure the students capacity for original critical thinking.

            For holding and selecting the most talented the country has been divided in 23 regions in addition to three groups (CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan). Each region is assigned a regional coordinator who organizes the tests for I and II stages. The students belonging to these three groups have an opinion to take the test through Regional Co-ordinator.

 Stage 1 (RMO)
 Stage 2 (INMO)

International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp.

            The INMO awardees are called for a month long training camp as a preparation for International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The participants are given rigorous training by experts in subject of IMO syllabus at HBCSE, Mumbai. They have to face a number of tests there before a team of 6 is chosen for IMO and two other Olympiads. These 6 also go through 10 day Pre departure camp for IMO.

            From amongst these INMO awardees the teams will be chosen for other Olympiads too and they shall also undergo the pre-departure camp.


Scholarships: INMO awardees who successfully complete IMOTC and who chose Mathematics one of the subjects in their UG studies are eligible for NBHM scholarship of Rs. 4000/- PM (likely to be increased) throughout their UG studies. If they continue further Master’s degree an enhanced scholarship is awarded to them.

            In addition to above there is a Nurture programme for those who do not continue their studies directly to Mathematics. The details are available with NBHM.

Programme in Rajasthan

            In Rajasthan INMO programme is being run successfully since its inception in the country. A good number of students from all over Rajasthan take part in this RMO. IN Rajasthan this RMO is held at about 8 to 10 centres situated at district headquarters. About 30 students and 5 girls in addition are selected from amongst nearly 600-700 students for INMO which is held at Jaipur only.

            This year RMO will be held on 16th October, 2016 and INMO shall take place on 15th January, 2017.

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