One of the major initiatives undertaken by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) in collaboration with Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is the Mathematical Olympiad Program. The aim of this program is to identify mathematical talent in the country.
The first stage of this program is Pre- Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) and is conducted by the Mathematics Teachers Association, India (MTA).
The PRMO Exam will be held on 11th August 2019 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in different centres all over India. In some regions the exam has been re-scheduled.
In order to register for the PRMO:
- Candidates must be Indian Citizens
- Born on or after 1st August 2000
- They should also be studying in Class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th
It is the student’s responsibility to determine that she/he satisfies the eligibility norms. If at any stage, it is found that the student is not eligible, she/he will be immediately disqualified.
The PRMO 2019 will be a 3 hour test and will have 30 questions. The exam will be conducted in English and Hindi.
The syllabus of PRMO covers topics mostly from Class 11 to Class 12 levels, but the candidates must note that the problems under each topic involve a high level of difficulty. The difficulty level increases from RMO to INMO to IMO.
The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics. Topics included are:
- Arithmetic of integers
- Quadratic Equations and Expressions
- Co-ordinate geometry
- System of linear equations
- Permutations and Combinations
- Factorization of polynomial
- Elementary combinatorics
- Probability theory and number theory
- Finite series and complex numbers
- Elementary graph theory
The syllabus does not include Calculus and Statistics
The result of the PRMO Exam will be declared in the third week of September. The result will be declared online at the official website. Along with the result, HBCSE will also release the state wise cut-off. The final result will be declared by the fourth week of September after considering the discrepancies (if any reported).
The candidates who qualify the PRMO Exam, will be eligible for the next stage of the Mathematics Olympiad Program, the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO)
Weekly series for JEE 2020, will tell students on how to score high and get a great rank in JEE Main & JEE Advanced 2020. This series will have a new episode every week by Veterans of VMC, like Manmohan bhaiya (Founder), Bade bhaiya (Founder), Narender bhaiya (HOD-Chemistry), Shobhit bhaiya (HOD-Physics), Saurabh sir (Director-Academics) and other leaders in the JEE Test prep industry.
In this video, Manmohan Sir will be talking about the importance of making a proper Study Plan for the next 3 months. Also, he talks about making a time table and locking the numbers of hours and giving maximum time in coming three months June-August.
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Some lesser known facts about IIT JEE:
- The first IIT, IIT Kharagpur launched in 1951, but the examination for entrance started in 1955.
- 1961 benchmarks the beginning of the IIT-JEE examination.
- The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as we now know it was earlier known as Common Entrance Examination (CEE).
- India’s first woman metallurgist graduated from IIT Bombay in 1981.
- In 1998, JEE terminated the English paper as a part of the entrance examination.
- Till 2005, JEE was an amalgamation of subjective and objective questions. From 2006 onward, JEE became an “objective-type test”.
- As per the decision taken by MHRD in 2017, over 800 supernumerary seats have been allotted for female candidates in 23 IITs, and the decision is an attempt to increase female enrollment in IITs from 8 to 20 percent by 2020.
- As per the new guidelines, JEE Main exam would be conducted twice a year. Though, it is upon the aspirants whether they want to take both the attempts or not.
- As per the “Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2019” clause, a candidate gets to take JEE Main for three consecutive years.
- NTA has established Test Practice Centers (TPCs) to help candidates become familiarized with taking Computer Based Tests (CBTs). TPCs will provide free mock-tests to JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates who can register themselves on the NTA website or the NTA app.
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The candidates who qualified the first exam, which was conducted in November 2018, with 80% are now waiting for the second level exam due on June 16, 2019.
With one day left, following are some suggestions for the students planning to take the exam:
Wake up early – On the day before the examination, wake up early in the morning. Start your day on a positive note with some exercise and meditation. Waking up early would also give you ample time to do the last-minute preparations.
Do not over-study – Try avoiding to over-study on this day. Try to revise and go through the notes which you may have made during the preparation period. Do not try to grasp in the entire syllabus in one day.
Do not take mock-tests – Make sure not to take any mock tests on the day before the final exam. Merely going through some practice help-books would suffice. You must not put yourself under any pressure before the D-day.
Go through important details – Spend late-evening time researching details about the examination center. Get a clear idea of the distance between your house and the center. Make sure to gather all the important documents such as ID proof, Admit Card etc. before-hand.
Stay healthy – Make sure to take extra care of your diet on the day before the exam. Ensure not to skip any meals and have well-balanced meals throughout the day. Keep yourself well-hydrated.
Get enough rest – Getting enough sleep on the night before the final examination is an absolute necessity. Avoid watching television and using phone a few hours before heading to bed.
“Don’t Stress, Do Your Best, Forget the Rest.”