- It is one of the most glamorous exams.
- This has four stages (first two stages are written test followed by camp and finally to the International Stage).
- Student has to qualify every stage to participate into the next stage.
Stage I: Regional Mathematics Olympiad, RMO
- Organized by HBCSE on behalf of Mathematics National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of Department of Atomic Energy.
- Eligibility: IX to XII (special talented students from class VIII can also apply with very strong recommendation from their schools)
- For the purpose of administering Mathematics Olympiad contests, the country has been divided in 16 regions. Every region has coordinators.
- Application from available from 1st week of August*
- Exam Date : Conducted generally in the month of December*
- RMO is a 3 hour written test containing about 6-7 problems.
- About 30-35 students from each region are selected to appear for the Stage-II (INMO).
- Sample papers & previous year papers are also available on the website.
- Ref.: www.isical.ac.in/~rmo, www.nbhm.dae.gov.in/olympiad
- IITs also arrange preparatory classes for RMO by previous years successful students for selected brilliant candidates.
- IITs takes selection test for this preparatory camp (like at IIT-D under guidance of Prof. Amitabh Tripathi (Sr. Prof. Mathematics Dept.) selected IITian who qualified in Olympiad and got medals, take classes in this camp.
Stage II: Indian National Mathematics Olympiad, INMO
- Exam Date: Conducted generally in the month of February*
- Eligibility all RMO qualifiers
- INMO is a 4-hour written test. The question paper is set centrally and is common throughout the country.
- The top 30-35 performs in INMO receive a certificate of merit.
- Ref.: http://www.nbhm.dae.gov.in/olympiad
Stage III: International Mathematics Olympiad Training Camp, IMOTC
- The INMO certificate awardees will be invited to a one month training camp during May-June*
- Eligibility: top 30-35 INMO certified awardees.
Stage IV: International Mathematics Olympiad, IMO
- Exam Date: Conducted generally in the month of July*
- Best six students selected for pool of Senior and Junior batch participants and represents India.
- IMO consists of two written tests held on two days with a gap of at least one day. Each test is of four-and-half-a-hours duration.
- Students of Indian team who receive gold, silver and bronze medals at IMO receive a cash prize of Rs. 5000/, Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively, from NBHM during the following year at a formal ceremony at the end of the training camp*
*Dates and Prize money are tentative and subject to changes
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