PRMO Syllabus 2020– Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) has released the syllabus of Pre-RMO 2020 online. Students preparing for the Mathematical Olympiad should prepare the PRMO 2020 syllabus. The topics mentioned in the syllabus include the mathematics syllabus of Class 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12. The maximum number of questions will be asked from Algebra, Number System and Geometry. Maths Olympiad syllabus 2020 majorly includes the class 10th and class 9th syllabus. MTA will conduct the Mathematical Olympiad 2020 in the month of August 2020. Students should cover the complete syllabus of Pre-RMO 2020 as early as possible so that hey can revise them before the exam. Read the article to get the PRMO syllabus 2020 for Maths Olympiad-
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PRMO Syllabus 2020 (Maths Olympiad Syllabus)

The difficulty level increases at each level from Pre-RMO to IMO. The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad contains topics from pre-degree college mathematics. Various topics covered under the syllabus of PRMO 2020 are mentioned below.

Topics covered in PRMO 2020 Syllabus

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  • Arithmetic of integers

  • Geometry

  • Trigonometry

  • Inequalities

  • Co-ordinate geometry

  • System of linear equations

  • Permutations and combination

  • Factorization of polynomial

  • Quadratic equations and expressions

  • Elementary combinatorics

  • Finite series and complex numbers

  • Probability theory

  • Number theory

  • Elementary graph theory

PRMO Syllabus 2020- Important Points

  1. Calculus and statistics are not included in the syllabus of PRMO 2020
  2. The main chapter to cover for PRMO 2020 are algebra, geometry, number theory and combinatorics,
  3. Solve as many questions as you can on the above topic before preparing the remaining topics.
  4. Practice previous year's papers and PRMO sample papers to grab good marks in the Mathematical Olympiad.

Pre-RMO 2020 Exam Pattern

  • PRMO is a 3-hour duration test.
  • There will be 30 questions in the paper.
  • The test will be held in pen and paper mode.
  • Each question should be answered in one or two digits

PRMO 2020- Books to Refer

To cover the PRMO syllabus 2020 and to know the all possible types of questions, students are advised to follow the given books for Mathematical Olympiad

Name of BookAuthor
An Excursion in MathematicsM R Modak, S A Katre and V V Acharya and V M Sholapurkar
Mathematical CirclesFomin and others
Problem Primer for the OlympiadsC R Pranesachar, B J Venkatachala and C S Yogananda
Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College MathematicsV Krishnamurthy, C R Pranesachar, K N Ranganathan and B J Venkatachala
Functional EquationsB J Venkatachala
Inequalities an approach through problemsB J Venkatachala
Problem Solving StrategiesArthur Engel

PRMO Question Papers

Students must solve as many previous years’ question papers of PRMO as possible for better preparation of the exam. These previous year's mathematical olympiad question papers will make students familiarize with the exam pattern and marking scheme followed in the exam. Also, they would get to know the types of questions that do rounds in the Pre RMO exam every year. The questions asked in these papers are from the syllabus of PRMO 2020. Hence, solving the same will help students in analysing their preparation level.

PRMO 2020 Result

  • Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) declares the result of PRMO exam in the third week of September.
  • The result is released in online mode which can be accessed through the official website.
  • Selected candidates will go for the next round which is Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO).

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - PRMO Syllabus 2020

Question: What are the most important topics from PRMO syllabus 2020?


Algebra, Number System and Geometry are the most important units.

Question: How many questions are there in Pre-RMO?


There are a total of 30 questions.

Question: What is the difficulty level of PRMO 2020?


The difficulty level of PRMO 2020 will be moderate.

Question: What are the best books to prepare for Mathematical Olympiad?


Problem Primer for the Olympiads and Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics are highly recommended books.

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what can be cutoff of PRMO in 2020 for students studying in class 9


Sudhanshu, the cutoff of PRMO varies every year and it also differs from state to state. Upto 300 students from class 8 to 11 and about 60 students from class 12 are selected for the next round from each state/ region. Please mention your region so that I can answer you specifically.

Otherwise you can also go through the past years' cutoff for each region for PRMO (2019 and 2018) from the given link:

For your reference, the highest cutoff marks for classes 8 to 11 was 38 for Andhra Pradesh followed by 28 from Telangana whereas the cutoff for Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura was 2 marks. Hope it helps.


I have scored 10 Marks in prmo this year , I am in class 12 of kvs region, what do I think about whether I am pass or not??

Rishi Garg 27th Dec, 2019

No, you have not qualified PRMO this year. As the marks that you have scored in the exam is 10 and the cutoff of Class 12th for KVS region is 13 marks.

To download the list of Qualified students of Class 12th from KVS Region, kindly use the link provided below:


How to register online for PRMO?

Tamajit Student Expert 31st Oct, 2019

Hi Jitender,

The registration portal of the Mathematics Olympiad or the PRMO 2019 has closed as the examination has already taken place however, you can choose to apply for the Homi Bhabha Mathematics Olympiad 2020 from the portal whose link is mentioned below:


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