The Mathematical Olympiads


* Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2015 (Pre-RMO 2015) West Bengal will be held on November 22, 2015 (Sunday). It is being postponed due to unavoidable circumstances. Those who have already applied need not apply again.

* Applicants of Pre-RMO 2015 who want to appear at National Standard Examinations (NSEP, NSEC, NSEB, NSEA and NSEJS, respectively), to be held on November 22, 2015, may take the Pre-RMO test 2015 on November 21, 2015 and during 2.00 -- 4.00 pm. Please go here for further details.
Deadlines for applying for Pre-RMO 2015:

  • Last date of online application: October 11, 2015 (Sunday).
  • The last date of receiving offline application is October 14, 2015 (Wednesday).
  • BOTH ONLINE AND OFFLINE APPLICATION ARE MANDATORY. Applicant should MEET BOTH THE DEADLINES prescribed above. Failing to meet either of the deadlines will result in the application being rejected.

  • Applicant must necessarily be a student of a school in West Bengal.
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    Here is the announcement for Pre-RMO 2015 West Bengal.

    Here is the link for Pre-RMO 2015 West Bengal online application form. Do not apply more than once!! This may lead to cancellation of application.

    Here is the offline form which is required as part of Pre-RMO 2015 West Bengal application.

    Indian students who are born on or after August 1, 1996 and, in addition, are in Class IX, X, XI in a school in West Bengal are eligible to appear for the Pre-RMO 2015 West Bengal. Highly motivated and well prepared students from Class VIII may also take the Pre-RMO at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator. Based on their performance in Pre-RMO 2015 West Bengal, a smaller number of students will be selected who will appear at RMO-2015 West Bengal.

    Pre-RMO 2015 West Bengal will consist of only one test, of two-hour duration (1.30 -- 3.30 pm). It will consist of about twenty questions. The candidates will have to answer ALL of them, putting the answers in a small box in the answer-sheet. Each correct answer will be awarded 5 points. An incorrect answer and/or incomplete answer and/or unanswered question will NOT get any credit. There is no negative marking.

    Centres of Pre-RMO 2015 West Bengal are Bankura, Berhampore, Burdwan, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Narendrapur, Malda, and Siliguri.

    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.

    Team India in IMO 2015 was felicitated at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education,
    Mumbai, India on July 17, 2015. Persons who can be seen above are
    (from left) Professor M.S. Raghunathan, members of Team India (Soumik Ghosh, Shourya Pandey, Pranjal Warade,
    Jeet Mohapatra, Anant Mudgal, Sagnik Majumder), Professors S.G. Dani, V.M. Sholapurkar and B.J. Venkatachala.

    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 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 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.