The Mathematical Olympiads


**** Work for Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2015 (RMO-2015) is yet to begin. ****
**** Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2014 (RMO-2014): December 07, 2014 ****
**** Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2015 (INMO-2015) ****
** Date & Time: Sunday, February 01, 2015; 1.00 -- 5.00 pm. **
** Results of INMO-2015: Please visit here. **

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).

    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 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.

    The Regional Mathematical Olympiad is a state level examination, a stepping stone towards the national level examination, the INMO. The next RMO (RMO-2014) will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 during 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon and during 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

    The next RMO (RMO-2014) will consist of two tests, the first of duration 2 hours and the second of 3 hours. The first test will be based on 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.

    An INMOTC is organized at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (ISI, Kolkata), 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108 every year.

    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.