Regional Mathematical Olympiad

Regional Mathematical Olympiad

The Regional Mathematical Olympiad or Regional Mathematics Olympiad or RMO is a set of regional-level Olympiads held in India as a qualifying round for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, which in turn is a qualifying round for the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC), where students are selected for representing India at the International Mathematical Olympiad.


Currently, the RMO is held in eighteen regions:

* Andhra Pradesh
* Bihar
* Delhi
* Gujarat
* Karnataka
* Kerala
* Maharashtra ( except Mumbai ) + Goa
* Mumbai
* Madhya Pradesh
* North Eastern States (Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur)
* Orissa
* Punjab (Includes Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the Union territory of Chandigarh)
* Rajasthan
* Tamil Nadu
* Uttar Pradesh
* West Bengal
* Kendriya Vidyalay Schools
* Navodaya Schools


All students who are still in school are eligible for the RMO. A total of thirty students is selected from each state, based on performance at the RMO, to sit for the INMO. The MO Cell has imposed a restriction that each region is allowed to send at most six students from Class 12 for the INMO.

The Mathematical Olympiad Cell (MO Cell) (which is responsible for conducting the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad and the IMOTC) prepares a paper for the Regional Mathematical Olympiad. The co-ordinator of every region has the option of either following the MO Cell's paper or preparing his/her own paper. If the co-ordinator chooses to use the MO Cell's paper, then the examination must be conducted on a fixed date and time as prescribed by the MO Cell. This is usually the first Sunday of December, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Level of the problems

The RMO has the same topics as the International Mathematical Olympiad: algebra, geometry, number theory and combinatorics. However, the paper prepared by the MO Cell usually does not assume strong prerequisites beyond what is covered up to the eleventh standard syllabus. Individual regions that have greater expectations from students and that have instituted training programmes, may set papers with more prerequisites.

ee also

* Indian National Mathematical Olympiad
* International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp
* International Mathematical Olympiad

External links

* [ Information on RMO and INMO provided by Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana]
* [ Indian Mathematical Olympiad problems]
* [ Page of INMO coordinator on Olympiads]
* [ NBHM official page on Olympiads]
* [ Official page of the MO cell]

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