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)