What is a
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
Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
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.
been participating in the IMO since 1989 and hosted it in Mumbai in
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 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).
India in IMO 2013
L to R: Pallav Goyal, Chaitanya Tappu, Anish Sevekari,
Pranav Nuti, Sagnik Saha and Shubham Sinha
- Step 0: The RMO Training Camps (RMOTCs)
Several RMOTC's have been organized of late:
(i) during May 28-June 2, 2012 and October 30-November 2, 2012 at ISI,
Kolkata, (ii) during 12-14 June, 2012 and 6-7 November, 2012
at North Bengal University.
If any academic institution wants to organize similar camps with
help from us, the organizers are encouraged to contact us by sending
email to email@example.com. We shall be glad to support such
activities by providing resource personnel. We shall consider supporting
such camps even when the number of participants
- Step 1: The
Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)
vMathematical Olympiad is a state level examination, a stepping
stone towards the national level examination, the INMO. The next RMO (RMO-2013)
will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 during 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon and during 1.00 p.m. to 4.00
The next RMO (RMO-2013) will consist of two tests, the first of duration 2 hours and the second of 3 hours. The first
test will be
multiple-choice questions (MCQ), and in the second about 6 to 7 problems will be asked which the applicants will have to solve.
We shall grade all the answer-scripts of the first MCQ-based test and based on the performance of the participants in it (i.e.,
the first test), we shall select an appropriate number of participants whose answer-scripts of the second test will be graded.
- Results of Regional Mathematical Olympiad--2013 (RMO-2013), held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 can be seen
here. Candidates whose names appear in the list qualify to undergo a training
camp, to be held at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata during January 1--4, 2014 (more on this below), and appear at Indian
National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)
2014, to be held on February 2, 2014. Prospective participants of the next training camp are
requested to confirm their participation, by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 noon, December 28, 2013
- Step 1.5: The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad Training
INMOTC is organized at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (ISI, Kolkata), 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108 every
The next INMOTC will be held during January 1--4, 2014 (at ISI, Kolkata). All RMO 2013
being invited. Awardees of INMO-2013 merit
certificates also will be eligible to attend the next INMOTC. Attempts are being made for arrangement of accommodation
those participants who live in a place far away from ISI, Kolkata and cannot accordingly travel between
home and ISI, Kolkata. Co-operation from prospective participants are being solicited in this regard. Prospective
requested to confirm their participation in the next INMOTC, by sending email to email@example.com before 12 noon,
December 28, 2013 (Saturday). They are requested also to communicate by email if they need accommodation --latest by
noon, December 28, 2013 (Saturday).
- 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?
- A. The next Indian National Mathematical Olympiad--2014 (INMO-2014) will be held on
Sunday, February 2,
1.00 -- 5.00 pm. The venue is Room No. 716-717, 7-th Floor, S.N. Bose Bhavan, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108.
- B-1. The candidates of RMO-2013 whose
names appear in this list and recipients of INMO Certificate
of Merit in 2013 qualify to write INMO-2014.
- B-2. Candidates from the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Sangathan
Group Mathematical Olympiad 2013 (GMO-2013) whose names appear
respective lists of candidates qualified to appear at INMO-2014 and are from West Bengal region may write -- if they so
desire -- INMO-2014 test at Indian
Institute, 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108. Please have a look at E below in
- C-1. Candidates of RMO-2013 who will appear at
INMO-2014 should bring their
RMO-2013 admit card along with them. Recipients of INMO Certificate
of Merit in 2013 who will appear at INMO-2014 should bring a photocopy of the certificate and a proof of
identity -- original and copy of both. Copies of the certificate and the proof of identity should preferably be on the same sheet.
- C-2. KV candidates and GMO-2013 candidates who will appear at
INMO-2014 should bring a photocopy of the relevant certificate and a proof of identity --
-- original and copy of both. Copies of the certificate and the proof of identity should preferably be on the same
- D. Please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if any
clarification is required.
- E. Instruction for RMO-2013 candidates, recipients of INMO
of Merit in 2013, KV
candidates, and GMO-2013 candidates:
Please send e-mail to email@example.com confirming your participation, latest by 4.00 p.m, January
28, 2014 (Tuesday), if you wish
to appear at INMO-2014. Please have a look at B-1 and B-2 above in
- F. All candidates of INMO-2014 should report to the test
centre latest by 12.15 pm.
- Mukul Chaudhuri Memorial Prize
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.
Bengal RMO to IMO: The Hall of Fame
does one prepare?
- 1993: Sambuddha Roy (Silver)
- 1994: Sambuddha Roy (Silver)
- 1999: Abhishek Saha (Bronze)
- 2000: Samik Basu (Silver),
Swarnendu Datta (Silver), Abhishek Saha (Silver)
- 2001: Samik Basu (Silver),
Swarnendu Datta (Bronze), Abhishek Saha (Silver), Sucharit Sarkar
- 2002: Sucharit Sarkar
(Silver), Swarnendu Datta (Silver)
- 2003: Swarnendu Datta
- 2005: Riddhipratim
- 2006: Riddhipratim
- 2008: Rudradev
- 2009: Akashnil
Dutta (Silver), Subhadip Chowdhury
- 2010: Akashnil Dutta (Silver), Satyaki Mukherjee
(Bronze), Ronno Das
- 2011: Akashnil Dutta (Gold), Akashdeep Dey
(Silver), Debdyuti Banerjee
Banerjee (Gold), Akashdeep
Dey (Silver), Shubham Bhakta
Sagnik Saha (Silver)
- National Coordinator: Professor V.M.
Sholapurkar, Head, Department of Mathematics, S.P. College,
Pune 411 030. Phone: (020) 2433 1978 (extn. 2309) (O),
(020) 2410 5472 (R), +91-9922542713 (Mob), e-mail:
- Joint Regional
Coordinators for West Bengal: Professor Rana Barua, Stat-Math Unit, Indian Statistical
Institute, 203, B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, Phone: 2575-3410 & Dr.
Sumitra Purkayastha, Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical
Institute, 203, B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, Phone : 2575-3406,
regional coordinators (this may not be the most recent list)
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.