The Mathematical Olympiads

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Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2015 (Pre-RMO 2015) West Bengal was held on November 21, 2015 (Saturday, 2.00 pm -- 4.00 pm) and November 22, 2015 (Sunday, 1.30 pm -- 3.30 pm). Based on their performance in Pre-RMO 2015 (West Bengal), a smaller number of students were selected for appearing at RMO-2015 (West Bengal).

  • List of candidates selected to appear at Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2016 (INMO-2016), to be held on January 17, 2016 (1.00 -- 5.00 pm), can be seen here. The list has been prepared after taking into account all requests for re-evaluation we received. The cut-off is 61, i.e., candidates with score at least 61 have been selected. The scores and list are final.

  • Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2016 (INMO-2016) will be held during 1.00 -- 5.00 pm, January 17, 2016. The venues of INMO-2016 in West Bengal are at Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108 (Room Nos. 506 & 508, 5-th floor, S.N. Bose Bhavan). Candidates must reach the venue before 12.30 pm but not before 12 noon.

  • List of candidates of RMO-2015 (West Bengal) who have been selected to appear at Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2016 (INMO-2016) in West Bengal can be seen here. Candidate of RMO-2015 who will appear in INMO-2016 should bring on the INMO-2016 day, his/her RMO-2015 admit card which was signed by the invigilator and himself/herself on the day of RMO-2015.

    Besides the candidates of RMO-2015, the following candidates also may appear at INMO-2016 in West Bengal.

    • Candidate(s) of INMO-2015 in West Bengal who is/are presently in class XI or below and received an INMO certificate of merit in 2015.
    • Candidate(s) who have been seleted to appear at INMO-2016 through CBSE Group Mathematical Olympiad 2015.
    • Candidate(s) of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) who have been selected to appear at INMO-2016.
    • Candidate(s) of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) who have been selected to appear at INMO-2016.

    All the candidates of INMO-2016 not selected through RMO-2015 in West Bengal should send an email to us (rmo@isical.ac.in) on or before 4.00 pm, January 13, 2016 confirming their participation. The content of the email is available here. They should also bring with themselves the following.

    • Two signed copies of this letter if and when they come for appearing at INMO-2016 (on January 17, 2016), to be held at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108.
    • Two photocopies and the original of the relevant document (INMO Merit Certificate 2015 OR result of CBSE Group Mathematical Olympiad 2015 OR list of candidate(s) of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) or Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) who have been selected to appear at INMO-2016).

  • Indian National Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp 2016 (INMOTC-2016), organized by Regional Mathematical Olympiad West Bengal, was held during January 04--08, 2016. The venue was at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108. List of candidates selected to attend INMOTC-2016 can be seen here. The list consists of all the candidates selected to appear at Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2016 and few more who appeared at Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2015 (RMO-2015), held on December 06, 2015 and at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 700108.

Participants of INMOTC-2016
Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata); January 08, 2016

  • Our email id: rmo@isical.ac.in

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What is a Mathematical Olympiad?

A Mathematical Olympiad is a problem solving competition open to all "mathletes". The aim of the competition is to test innate problem solving skills. The problems are restricted to those that require minimal background and high ingenuity. Since one of the goals of such olympiads is to identify talent at a young age, these olympiads are usually restricted to students not yet admitted to any undergraduate programme.

International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 100 countries from 5 continents. IMO 2012 was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina. IMO 2013 was held in Santa Marta, Colombia.

India has been participating in the IMO since 1989 and hosted it in Mumbai in 1996. The 6-member Indian team for the IMO is selected through a three-step procedure, organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) and funded by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.

In IMO 2015, the Indian Team members and their performance were as follows: Soumik Ghosh (Honourable mention), Sagnik Majumder (Honourable mention), Jeet Mohapatra (Silver medal), Anant Mudgal (Honourable mention), Shourya Pandey (Bronze medal), Pranjal Warade (Bronze medal).

In IMO 2014, the Indian Team members and their performance were as follows: Soumik Ghosh (Honourable mention), Jeet Mohapatra (Bronze medal), Sagnik Saha (Silver medal), Supravat Sarkar (Honourable mention), Anish Prasad Sevekari (Bronze medal), Chaitanya Tappu (Bronze medal).

In IMO 2013, the following members of Indian Team won medals: Sagnik Saha (Silver), Shubham Sinha (Silver), Pranav Nuti (Bronze), Anish Prasad Sevekari (Bronze), Pallav Goyal (Bronze).

  • Step -1: The Pre-RMO & RMO Training Camps (Pre-RMO TC and RMOTC)
  • Training camps have been organized in the past with the purpose of exposing students to the kind of problems asked in mathematical olympiads.

    If any academic institution wants to organize similar camps with help from us, the organizers are encouraged to contact us by sending email to rmo@isical.ac.in. We shall be glad to support such activities by providing resource personnel. We shall consider supporting such camps even when the number of participants is small.

  • Step 0: The Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (Pre-RMO)
  • The Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad is a state level examination, a stepping stone towards the next state level examination, the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO). Based on the performance of participants in Pre-RMO 2015, a smaller number of students will be selected who will write RMO-2015.

    Pre-RMO 2015 will be held on November 21, 2015 (Saturday) and November 22, 2015 (Sunday).


  • Who can appear for Pre-RMO and RMO?
  • Where and when does the tests Pre-RMO and RMO take place?
  • What are the structures of the tests in Pre-RMO and RMO?
  • How many are selected in Pre-RMO and RMO?
  • Step 1: The Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)
  • Regional Mathematical Olympiad is the stage that follows Pre-RMO. Candidates who qualify in the Pre-RMO are eligible to appear at RMO. The test of RMO typically consists of 6-7 problems which an applicant is supposed to attempt. The next RMO (RMO-2015) will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 during 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. The venue is likely to be the Kolkata centre of Indian Statistical Institute.

  • Who can appear for Pre-RMO and RMO?
  • Where and when does the tests Pre-RMO and RMO take place?
  • What are the structures of the tests in Pre-RMO and RMO?
  • How many are selected in Pre-RMO and RMO?
  • Step 1.5: The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (INMOTC)
  • An INMOTC is organized at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (ISI, Kolkata), 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108 every year.

  • Step 2: The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)
  • Who can appear for this test?
  • When and where is the exam held?
  • What is the structure of the test?
  • How many are selected?
  • We are happy to announce the establishment of Mukul Chaudhuri Memorial Prize for the best girl student from each Class VIII to XII, irrespective of whether they are selected for INMO or not, provided they score a minimum qualifying marks. The Prize, in form of books, is made possible by a generous gift from Professor Soma Chaudhuri of Iowa State University, in the memory of her mother.
    Mukul Chaudhuri (1922 - 2007) was a talented student of mathematics. She received the Kirtichand-Mackenzie Memorial Gold Medal in 1938, awarded to the candidate with the highest marks in mathematics in the Calcutta University Matriculation Exam. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1942. However her academic career was cut short due to the political situation at the time (Partition of India). She became a school teacher in mathematics and taught in a variety of schools, both in India and abroad. Even though she couldn't further her own academic career, she encouraged numerous girls to pursue higher education in mathematics-related disciplines.

  • How does one prepare?
  • RMO-1990, RMO-1991, RMO-1992, RMO-1993, RMO-1994, RMO-1995, RMO-1996, RMO-1997, RMO-1998, RMO-1999, RMO-2000, RMO-2001, RMO-2002, RMO-2003, RMO-2004, RMO-2005, RMO-2006, RMO-2007.
    INMO-1989, INMO-1990, INMO-1991, INMO-1992, INMO-1993, INMO-1994, INMO-1995, INMO-1996, INMO-1997, INMO-1998, INMO-1999, INMO-2000, INMO-2001, INMO-2002, INMO-2003, INMO-2004, INMO-2005, INMO-2006, INMO-2007, INMO-2008.