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Good Maths Olympiads You Can Attempt

No matter what your motivation is: to get fame, remain intellectually stimulated, or to add value to your CV; Maths Olympiads are a very good investment of your time and efforts. It will not only provide you with strong critical thinking and abstraction skills but also help you get into top colleges that are usually glad to accept people with a strong maths background. What’s more? It lets you meet new people with similar interests, boost your maths skills, and learn the most important lesson in life: the sportsman spirit.

Maths Olympiads have always been a great platform for students to show their talent, and also learn a lot in the process. So, today we bring you some of the best Maths Olympiads students in India can attempt.

  1. Maths Olympiad Program in India

The Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India, which leads to the participation of Indian students in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India.

For the purpose of training and selection of students for the Olympiad contest, 25 regions all over the country have been designated, and each has a Regional Coordinator (RC).

With an aim to spot mathematical talent among pre-university students in the country, it constitutes of 3 different Olympiads at Regional, National and International levels

Stage 1:

The first stage examination, the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is a three-hour examination with six problems. The RMOs are offered in English, Hindi and other regional languages as deemed appropriate by the respective RCs. The syllabus may be found at here. The problems under each topic involve a high level of difficulty and sophistication. The RMO can be given when you are in 9th, 10th or 11th standard. RMO is held every year in December.

To enrol for RMO, contact RMO coordinators. The link below gives the contact information.

Stage 2:

The best-performing students (with a rank under top 30) from the RMO (approximately 900) qualify for the second stage – the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). The INMO is held on the third Sunday of January at 28 centres across the country and is 4-hour subjective paper.

Stage 3:

The top students from the INMO (approximately 35) are invited to the third stage, the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) held at HBCSE during April to May. Orientation is provided to students for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) at this camp. Emphasis is laid on developing conceptual foundations and problem-solving skills. Several selection tests are held during this camp. On the basis of performance in these tests, 6 students are selected to represent India at the IMO. Resource persons from different institutions across the country are invited to the training camps.

Stage 4:

The selected team undergoes a rigorous training program for about 8-10 days at HBCSE prior to its departure for the IMO.

Stage 5:

The Olympiad program culminates with the participation of the students in the IMO. The students are accompanied by 4 teachers or mentors. The IMO consists of two written tests held on two consecutive days. On each day of the contest, the test consists of three problems and lasts for four and half hours.

Students aiming to go through the Mathematical Olympiad program leading to international participation (IMO) should note that RMO is the first essential step for the program. To appear for the RMO, the students should get in touch with the RMO coordinator of their region well in advance for enrolment and payment of stipulated (nominal) fees.

You may visit this link to get more details, click here.

  1. Mathematics Olympiad by Mathematics Association, Department Of Mathematics, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

Mathematics Olympiad is a talent search event involving schools and colleges from all over India and is conducted by the Mathematics Association of IIT Bombay. The 1st Mathematics Olympiad was held in 1979.

The goal of Mathematics Olympiad is to stimulate enthusiasm and love for mathematics, to strengthen mathematical intuition, foster mathematical creativity and provide satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges.

It provides a great opportunity for the participating students to experience the atmosphere of IIT Bombay, which is one of the premium academic institutions of the country. The Olympiad is conducted at 3 levels:

Level 1- 8th, 9th and 10th students,

Level 2 – 11th and 12th students,

Level 3- Undergraduate students up to the 3rd year in college.

For further details, visit the link

  1. National Internet Math Olympiad

The National Internet Mathematical Olympiad (NIMO) is a student-run mathematics competition with individual monthly contests and an annual team contest, and prizes are available to top scorers. Ranging from easier problems to very difficult questions, NIMO aims to stimulate mathematical insight among high schoolers across the nation. Registration and participation are free. NIMO is sponsored by Quixey.

Visit the official link to get more details:

So, as a student, how about exploring the various dimensions of the Maths Olympiad Programs? Trust me; you’ll never encounter these dimensions in regular education. If you are eligible, we strongly encourage you to directly participate in these programs.

You can also read about the Types of Science Olympiads Conducted by SOF India here.



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