Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2019-20

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.

Exam Pattern

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
  • Geometry
  • Quadratic Equations and Expressions
  • Trigonometry
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • System of linear equations
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Factorization of polynomial
  • Inequalities
  • 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)





Career Options after 12th class for Mathematics Lovers


Mathematics is a subject that offers you a large variety of career options. Though it has been acknowledged as a hard section of education, the success it provides is remarkable. The 12th class students need to focus and plan about their future in Mathematics at the right time. The study of Mathematics helps you to develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making.

Career choices for the Mathematics Lovers:


Operation Research Analyst

Operation Research Analysts are responsible for solving problems by using advanced techniques, like, data mining, statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. They apply mathematical techniques to improve business strategies and operations.

Furthermore, they work in areas such as distribution, transportation, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, inventory management, scheduling, etc. These analysts work in organizations to operate more resourcefully and in a cost-effective manner.


This is one of the simplest options out there for those students who love Math.  It is an old profession, yet many people pursue teaching as their career. If you want pass on your wisdom of Mathematics, this will turn out as a best choice for you.

To become a teacher, one needs to have Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mathematics. One can also escalate in the profession by pursuing PhD in Mathematics too. Conducting private tuition is also as another option for chasing your passion.


Engineering can be one of the best options for a student who is highly interested in Mathematics. If you are good at Mathematics, you can consider pursuing B. Tech in Computer Science, in which you can develop computer application programs based on mathematical models.

The knowledge of Mathematics becomes important in mechanical engineering which includes Physics. Integration, differentiation, and Laplace are essential in electrical and electronics engineering, especially in signals, waveform.


The most obvious career option for a Math student is a future in banking. Banking is a world of numbers and Mathematics is used in handling the accounts section, for calculating interest rates and for determining credit scores. Therefore, mathematical precision and accuracy is essential. The banking sector also deals with the public and private financial assets and accountability.


A mathematician works for business, the sciences, government, and engineering and conducts research to develop and understand mathematical principles. They also help solve real-world problems by analyzing data and applying mathematical techniques.

Applied mathematicians use theories and techniques, such as mathematical modeling and computational methods. They devise and solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, and the physical, life, and social sciences.


This can be a great career choice for the Math lovers. A statistician uses mathematical techniques to analyze and interpret data. He/she draws conclusions, calculate averages, reliability, and other specifics.

A statistician requires skills like mathematical ability, computer literacy, a clear understanding of statistical terms and concepts, analytical skills,etc.


Actuary demands for a vast understanding of the mathematical knowledge. If you want to pursue this profession, you need to have a strong approach towards Math. You also should excel in Economics and Business.

The basic work of an Actuarial is to estimate the risks of financial investments, insurance policies and other potential risks of their clients. They usually work in sectors like, healthcare, banking and investments.

Business Analyst

Your love for Mathematics can also help you to enter this line of work. A business analyst interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts. They help in understanding and solving their issues and requirements by gathering and analyzing documents. The analyst hence deals in the design and modification of business systems and IT systems.


An economist plays a huge role in the fields of work like, including Finance, Development, Education, Agriculture, Business, Environment, Politics, etc. Mathematics becomes a vital tool for an economist. Therefore, many economical theories are explained in terms of mathematical and statistical models.


Mathematics serves as an essential tool in finding solutions to the problems in various disciplines, like, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Finance etc. Your love for Mathematics can help you to succeed in various fields of profession mentioned above.

So, if you love Math, and find working with sums and formulas exciting, you should probably consider a career in Mathematics. Just use your skills, so as to get job satisfaction in doing what you love the most.

Importance of making a Study Plan for JEE 2020 by – Manmohan Gupta

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.

10 lesser known facts about IIT JEE

JEE is an All India Level examination for admission to prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. JEE, considered to be one of the toughest exams consists of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants sit for JEE to get into the best institutes for engineering.

Some lesser known facts about IIT JEE:

  1. The first IIT, IIT Kharagpur launched in 1951, but the examination for entrance started in 1955.
  2. 1961 benchmarks the beginning of the IIT-JEE examination.
  3. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) as we now know it was earlier known as Common Entrance Examination (CEE).
  4. India’s first woman metallurgist graduated from IIT Bombay in 1981.
  5. In 1998, JEE terminated the English paper as a part of the entrance examination.
  6. Till 2005, JEE was an amalgamation of subjective and objective questions. From 2006 onward, JEE became an “objective-type test”.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. As per the “Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2019” clause, a candidate gets to take JEE Main for three consecutive years.
  10. 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.