The all-India pre-RMO or PRMO heads the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO). This is one of the most appreciable steps by the organization to represent the Indian students on the global platform i.e. the International Mathematical Olympiad. The RMO exam is a 3 hours written test in which the student has to attempt six-seven mathematical problems.
This exam usually happens in between September to December every year. At least one center in every district is provided to the students to give this exam. To enroll for this paper the student should contact the RMO-coordinator of the concerned region in advance.
Each region is allowed to prepare their own question paper of they can or just get one from NBHM. The regions who take the question paper from NBHM conducts this exam on the first Sunday of December month. Out of all who have given the exam, few students are selected to give the second paper. The selection is based on the score obtained.
Students of Class 9, 10, 11 and 12 are allowed to give this paper. However, on the allowance of Regional Coordinator, a student of Class 8 with extraordinary mathematical talent can also appear for the exam. The scorecard of the student here is not an entry criterion, but the student must have remarkable mathematical knowledge.
As mentioned above, the paper doesn’t exceed the 3-hour time limit. Within the assigned timing the students are expected to solve 6-7 mathematical questions.
RMO Exam syllabus includes:-
Mathematics syllabus for class 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Most commonly asked questions are number theory, algebra, geometry and combinatory.
Other important topics to be covered are
Students can skip the preparation of statistics and calculus as they are not a part of the syllabus.
Though the syllabus is said to cover the syllabus of books taught in the concerned classes, the problems given in the paper would be a more sophisticated version. They are not as simple as the questions given in the textbook.
The level of difficulty keeps on increasing along with the examination stage.
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