# Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)

The Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is the second stage of India's Mathematics talent search examination. As part of the six-stage Mathematical Olympiad program, it serves as a stepping stone for students to showcase their mathematical talent and potentially compete at the global level in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Regional Coordinators conduct the RMO under the guidance of the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). The RMO aims to assess students' problem-solving and logical thinking abilities. To be eligible for the RMO, students must first clear the All-India Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) examination, which serves as a preliminary round to determine who will compete in it.

The RMO is held at selected centers within each region. In this article, we will look into the details and benefits of participating in the RMO, along with preparation tips and insights into the subsequent stages of the Mathematical Olympiad program.

## 1.0**What is the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO)?**

**What is the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO)?**

The second stage examination, the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO), is a rigorous three-hour test comprising six challenging problems. These problems require difficulty and sophistication and are designed to assess the student's depth of understanding and problem-solving skills in Mathematics.

The primary purpose of the RMO is to identify and nurture mathematical talent among high school students, allowing them to develop their skills and compete at higher levels. Success in the RMO can lead to participation in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) and, eventually, the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which inspires students to gain an in-depth passion for mathematics and to pursue careers and additional education in this important area.

## 2.0**Stages of the Mathematical Olympiad Program**

**Stages of the Mathematical Olympiad Program**

As you know, the RMO exam is the second of the six stages that lead to participation in the IMO Olympiad. So, what are the other stages that provide a rigorous selection process, allowing talented students to represent their country at the prestigious IMO and EGMO competitions are as follows:

The first step in the selection process for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM). It is open to students from Classes 8 to 12.**Stage 1 - Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM):**: This is a three-hour written test with six problems. Based on their RMO performance, up to 30 students from each region are selected for the next stage.**Regional Maths Olympiad (RMO)**: Held in January, this four-hour written test is open to students selected in the RMO and those who have received an INMO certificate of merit.**Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)**: Selected INMO awardees attend a month-long training camp at the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. Previous awardees and eligible female students also participate.**International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)**: The final team undergoes additional training and orientation for about ten days before departing for the IMO. Girl students selected for the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) also receive a pre-departure camp.**Pre-Departure Training Camps**The Mathematical Olympiad program culminates in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which is the highest-level competition. The world's top young mathematicians come together for it.**Stage - 6 - International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO):**

## 3.0**Important Dates for RMO 2024-25 Examination**

**Important Dates for RMO 2024-25 Examination**

Registration for RMO will begin after the completion of the first stage, i.e. IOQM which is going to be held on September 8, 2024. Visit - __https://ioqm.manageexam.com/__ ** **to enroll for RMO 2024 Exam.

## 4.0**RMO 2024 Examination Eligibility Criteria**

**RMO 2024 Examination Eligibility Criteria**

To participate in the Regional Maths Olympiads (RMO) 2024, students must meet specific requirements based on their class and performance. Below are the detailed RMO 2024 Exam eligibility criteria:

: Students from classes 8, 9, 10, and 11 will be classified as Category A contestants.**Category A**: Students from**Category B**class 12 will be classified as Category B contestants.

**Qualification Criteria:**

**Qualification Criteria:**

From each region:

**Category A:**

- The top 30 students will qualify for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) 2024.
- In case of ties at the 30th position, the scores from IOQM 2023 will be used to break the tie.
- Additionally, 5 female students, irrespective of their ranks in the top 30, will qualify for INMO 2024 under the Girls’ quota.

**Category B:**

- The top 6 students will qualify for INMO 2024.
- Ties at the 6th position will be resolved using the IOQM 2023 scores.

**Girls’ Quota**

There is no separate Girls’ quota for Category B. As specified above, a female student in Category B must be among the top 6 students to qualify for INMO 2024.

## 5.0**Syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad**

**Syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad**

The syllabus for the Mathematical Olympiad encompasses a broad range of topics, primarily from NCERT Mathematics books for Class VIII, IX, and X, as well as advanced topics in algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and number theory. Below is a detailed breakdown, along with the names of recommended books for the preparation of the RMO Exam 2024-25:

## 6.0**RMO 2024 Exam Pattern**

**RMO 2024 Exam Pattern**

The Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is scheduled for November 3, 2024. The competition will take place from 01:00 PM to 16:00 PM hrs, spanning a duration of three hours. Participants will be required to tackle 6 questions during this time. A key aspect of the RMO is that each question demands the writing of detailed proofs, challenging students to demonstrate thorough mathematical reasoning and understanding.

## 7.0**How to Download the Admit Card for RMO**

**How to Download the Admit Card for RMO**

The RMO exam admit card is crucial for appearing in the Regional Mathematical Olympiad. It contains essential information such as the exam center, date, and time. Here’s how to download and use your admit card effectively.

- Visit the official HBCSE website.
- Look for a section about downloading admit cards.
- You'll need to enter your roll number and birthday to log in.
- Once logged in, you can download your admit card and a letter confirming your exam selection.

**Remember!**

- Take a Print out of your admit card and bring it carefully to the exam center.
- You'll also need to bring your school ID card.

## 8.0**RMO Exam Centers: Locations and Details**

**RMO Exam Centers: Locations and Details**

The Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) exam centres are in various regions across India. Here is a list of the exam centers:

- Andhra Pradesh
- Assam
- Chhattisgarh
- Delhi
- Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Jammu
- Jharkhand
- Karnataka
- Kashmir
- Kerala
- Madhya Pradesh
- Maharashtra
- Mumbai
- North Bihar
- Odisha
- Punjab-Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh
- Rajasthan
- South Bihar
- Tamil Nadu
- Telangana
- Tripura
- Uttar Pradesh
- Uttarakhand
- West Bengal
- Sikkim, Puducherry, and Goa

## 9.0**How to Check RMO Result?**

**How to Check RMO Result?**

Students can check the result on the official website of the olympiad organisation by entering their roll number or registration number. Additionally, results may be published in newspapers or announced through other media channels. Keep an eye out for any updates regarding the availability and announcement of the results.

### Table Of Contents:

- 1.0What is the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO)?
- 2.0Stages of the Mathematical Olympiad Program
- 3.0Important Dates for RMO 2024-25 Examination
- 4.0RMO 2024 Examination Eligibility Criteria
- 4.1Qualification Criteria:
- 5.0Syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad
- 6.0RMO 2024 Exam Pattern
- 7.0How to Download the Admit Card for RMO
- 8.0RMO Exam Centers: Locations and Details
- 9.0How to Check RMO Result?

## Frequently Asked Questions:

The RMO focuses on challenging problems requiring creative thinking and solid problem-solving skills across various mathematical topics.

Schools or regional coordinators usually handle registration. For specific instructions and deadlines, check with your region's math teacher or the RMO website.

The RMO is an excellent way to: 1. Develop strong problem-solving skills. 2. Gain experience in competitive math environments. 3. Potentially qualify for national or international math olympiads. 4. Look impressive on college applications.

Here are some preparation tips for scoring high in the RMO Exam: 1. Practice past RMO exams (if available) to understand the question format and difficulty level. 2. Participate in math clubs or olympiad training programs offered by your school or region. 3. Work on challenging math problems from books or online resources.

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