MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD

The Mathematical Olympiad programme consists of five stages.They are as follows

Stage 1 : Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO and pre-RMO) - The RMO is a three-hour written test with six or seven problems. On the basis of the performance in RMO, a certain number of students from each region is selected for Stage 2 (INMO). All Indian students who are born on or after August 1, 1996 and, in addition, are in Class IX, X, XI are eligible to appear for the RMO 2015.

Stage 2 : Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) - Only those students who are selected in RMO and those who have received an INMO certificate of merit are eligible to appear for the INMO. This contest is a four hour written test.

Stage 3 : International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) - The INMO awardees are invited to a month long training camp in April-May each year at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. On the basis of a number of selection tests through the Camp, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants.

Stage 3 : International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) - The INMO awardees are invited to a month long training camp in April-May each year at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. On the basis of a number of selection tests through the Camp, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants.

Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp for IMO - The selected team of six students goes through another round of training and orientation for about ten days prior to departure for IMO.

Stage 5: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) - The six member team selected at the end of IMOTC accompanied by a leader, a deputy leader and an observer represents 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. The selection of the members of the Indian team for IMO will be subject to their fulfilling criteria such as age limit, medical fitness, parental consent, etc., as may be applicable. In particular, the selected students need to have a valid Indian passport meeting the visa regulations of the host country. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) finances international travel of the team, the leader and the deputy leader, while NBHM (DAE) finances the other expenditures connected with the international participation and the entire in-country programme.