ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RMO-2013 IN WEST BENGAL

The Regional Mathematical Olympiad--2013 (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 p.m.

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 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.

The RMO in West Bengal is meant primarily for students of Class IX-XII studying in any school/college in West Bengal. As special cases, exceptionally talented students from Class VIII with very strong recommendations from the school may be allowed to appear at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator. At present, about 30-35 students are selected for the next step, the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO), to be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014. At most six best students of Class XII are selected. Recipients of INMO Certificate of Merit for 2013 can write INMO 2014 directly without having to appear at RMO 2013. Students from other regions should contact the respective regional coordinators.

Please note that the RMO is the first step in selecting the Indian team for the International Math Olympiad (IMO)! This requires special talent in problem-solving and interest in Mathematics. It is not meant for the average or even good student who does not have this knack.

Test centres in West Bengal are Balurghat, Bankura, Berhampore, Burdwan, Contai, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Mohanpur, Narendrapur, Purulia, Raiganj, Santiniketan and Siliguri. Please note that the organizers may decide not to hold the tests in some centre(s) if number of candidates opting for it (them) is small. Also, depending upon the number of candidates opting for the Kolkata centre, the organizers may arrange for more than one centre in Kolkata. Decision(s) about change(s) in test centre(s), if made, will be communicated by email. We would like to have at least one test centre in every district. Any help in this regard is welcome.