About HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad 2020

Mathematical Olympiad 2020-21- National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) conducts Mathematical Olympiad at six stages Pre-RMO, RMO, INMO, IMO Traning, Pre-Departure camp and International Mathematical Olympiad. Students studying in class 8th to 12th and born on or after August 1, 2001 are eligible for Mathematical Olympiad 2020. Open school students can also apply for Mathematical Olympiad. The process will commence from registration for Pre- Regional Mathematical Olympiad in June 2020. Students need to register at all the stages separately after qualifying one. HBCSE is responsible for all the selection processes of the Indian Mathematical Olympiad after PRMO.

  • Pre-RMO registration 2020 will start in the month of June 2020. 
  • Applicants will be able to download the admit card of pre-RMO in the first week of August 2020.
  • Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2020 will be held on August 11, 2020 (tentatively).
  • The result of Pre-RMO 2020 will be released online in September 2020. 
  • Students who will qualify the PRMO 2020 will be eligible to register for RMO.
  • Registration of Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2020 will start in September 2020.
  • RMO 2020 will be conducted in October 2020.
  • RMO qualified students will appear for INMO which will be conducted in the third week of January tentatively. 
  • Students who qualify INMO will be trained at IMO training camp which will be organized by HBCSE in April or May. 
  • Students are given various lectures and training sessions followed by test through which 6 students are selected for pre-departure training camp. 
  • It is conducted 8 to 10 days prior to the departure for IMO.  IMO is the final stage of the mathematical olympiad.

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education Mathematical Olympiad
Short Exam Name HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad
Conducting Body Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level Intermediate
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Offline
Application Fee (General) 230 Rs [Offline]
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Students should note that only eligible students will be allowed to apply for Mathematical Olympiad 2020. If the exam conducting authority finds any ineligible students, then he/she will be disqualified without any further information.

Pre-RMO 2020 Eligibility Criteria are given below:

  • Only Indian students are eligible for Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2020-21
  • Students should be born on or after August 1, 2001
  • Class 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 students are eligible to sit for PRMO 2020 exam. 
  • Open school students can also apply for the PRMO exam.

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad INMO Eligibility Criteria

The best-performing students from the RMO (around 900) qualify for the third stage – the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). 

The INMO will tentatively be held on the third Sunday of January at 28 centres across the country.

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  • The application form of Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad will be released online in June 2020. 
  • Students can apply directly at the registered centres or can apply online through the official portal. 
  • The list of registered centres will be uploaded on the official website during the PRMO registration 2020.
  • All Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and Atomic Energy Central Schools may also register as registration centres and may accept to register students from other schools.
  • Students need to enter their Name, Date of Birth and school details in the PRMO 2020 application form.
  • Along with the application form, also pay the fee through offline or online mode.
CategoryApplication Fee
All Students except KV & JNVRs. 230/-
KV StudentsRs. 125/-
JNV StudentsRs. 100/-

Students can send their queries related to PRMO 2020 to the Chief Examination Co-ordinator, MTA by sending an email at mtaprmo@gmail.com or by post at the following address

Dr. S. Muralidharan
18, Phase 4, Wood Creek County
Near Chennai Trade Center
St. Thomas Mount P.O., Chennai- 600016

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, SC, General, ST Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 230

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad 2020 Syllabus

Arithmetic of integers


Quadratic equations and expressions


Co-ordinate geometry

System of linear equations

Permutations and combination

Factorization of polynomial


Elementary combinatorics

Probability theory and number theory

Finite series and complex numbers

Elementary graph theory

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad 2020 Preparation Tips

Students preparing for Mathematical Olympiad 2020-21 should follow the below-given smart tip to score good marks-

  • Cover all the topics of PRMO syllabus till June, when registration for Mathematical Olympiad will commence. 
  • Solve at least one previous year's papers of Pre-RMO & RMO daily. It will help students to know the important topics and difficulty level. Solve as many question papers or sample papers as possible. 
  • Ask experts and teachers in case of any doubt. Aspirants should have strong basics to get good marks.
  • Take appropriate breaks and regular sleep.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Pre-RMO 2020 is a 3-hour examination with 30 questions. 
  • The answer to each question is either a single digit number or a two digit number and will need to be marked on an OMR sheet. 
  • Mathematical Olympiad will be held in offline or pen and paper mode.
  • The question paper will be in English and Hindi. 
  • PRMO 2020 syllabus is broadly equivalent to senior secondary level (up to and including Class 12th) of CBSE.

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad RMO Exam Pattern

  • The second stage exam, the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is a 3-hour examination. 
  • The RMO question papers consist of six descriptive questions in English, Hindi and other regional languages
  • Difficulty level of the examination is higher than Pre-RMO.
  • The syllabus of RMO 2020 remains the same as Pre-RMO.

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad INMO Exam Pattern

  • INMO will contain descriptive questions on Mathematics.
  • The main topics from which questions are provided are algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory.
  • The difficulty level is higher than RMO.
  • HBCSE releases the previous year's PRMO question papers on the official website.
  • Students can download and practise the last year's question papers to be aware of exam pattern, types of questions asked in the exam and difficulty level of the exam.
  • These help candidates to analyze their preparation level.
  • These question papers are available to download for the years from 2012 to 2018 along with answer key and solutions.

Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India) will release the admit card of PRMO 2020 in August 2020. Students can either collect the same through the registered centres or can download it from the official website. It is mandatory to carry admit card to the exam hall on exam day. Without it, no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall.

Steps to Download PRMO Admit Card 2020 Online

  • Visit the official website of MTA
  • Click on the student registration link
  • Enter registration number and date of birth
  • Now, click on "Submit" tab

Documents Required at Exam

  • Hall Ticket

MTA will release the answer key of PRMO a week after the exam in online mode. The answer key will contain the correct answers of all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can calculate their probable score using the answer key. However, the official answer key will be available after a week but candidates can access the unofficial answer key on the same day, which is released by various renowned coaching institutes. 

The result of PRMO 2020 will be declared online on mtaexam.com. Students who will attain the minimum cutoff marks, to be released with the result, will be eligible for Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2020. To check the result, students will need their roll number and date of birth. MTA will also release the merit list along with the Pre-RMO result 2020. Below are the steps to check the RMO result online

Steps to Check Online PRMO 2020 Result

  • Visit the official website, mtaexam.com
  • Click the "PRMO result 2020" link
  • Enter Roll number and date of birth in specified fields
  • The result will appear on the screen.

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad RMO Result

  • RMO Result will be announced in November 2020.
  • Qualified students will be eligible for INMO registration.
  • Students will be able to check their scores by entering Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  • Approx. 900 best-performing students will be selected for next round.

HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad INMO Result

  • INMO Result will be announced in February 2020. Students will be able to check their scores by entering roll number and date of birth.
  • Top 35 students will be selected for International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) held at HBCSE during April to May 2021.
  • Students can write an email to inmo@hbcse.tifr.res.in in case of any query related to INMO.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What are the best books for Mathematical Olympiad?


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

Question: How many questions will be asked in Pre-RMO 2020?


There are a total of 30 questions.

Question: How many students will be selected for RMO 2020?


Top 300 students from Classes 8, 9, 10, 11 will be selected from each region. While, top 60 students from Class 12 from each regions will be selected for RMO (Regional Mathematics Olympiad).

Question: What is the registration fee for KV students?


The registration fee for KV students is Rs.125/-

Question: Can NIOS students apply for Mathematical Olympiad 2020?


Yes, NIO students are eligible for Mathematical Olympiad.

Question: What is the PRMO 2020 exam centres?


All KVs and JNV schools will be exam centres.

Question: How many students are selected from RMO?


Approx. 900 top students will be selected for INMO.

Question: What is the nature of RMO question paper?


RMO question paper will be descriptive in nature.

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if i qualified prmo then can i give rmo? Whats the syllabus of prmo and rmo

Suryashis Chakraborty 11th Mar, 2020

Hello Jalaj,

The Pre-Regional Mathematics Olympiads is the first stage of the Mathematical Olympiad Examination. The Mathematical Olympiad exam comprises of six stages - Pre-regional Mathematical Olympiad, Regional Mathematical Olympiad, IMO Training Camp, Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, Pre-departure Camp, and International Olympiad. Upon clearing the PRMO, candidates will be eligible to appear in the second stage (RMO) and so on.

The syllabus for PRMO mostly covers the pre-degree college mathematics. The syllabus covers topics from Class 9 and Class 10 levels. Some of the various topics covered in the PRMO Examination are as follows:

  • 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

Statistics and Calculus are not included and the main areas that the syllabus covers are algebra, geometry, number theory and combinatorics.

There's no prescribed syllabus for RMO, it mostly covers the Class 9th and Class 10th Mathematics.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



what is kv and jnv in the admission points given in the prmo


Ahmed, KV refers to Kendriya Vidyalaya and JNV refers to Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya. KV and JNV students have a lesser application fees as compared to non KV or non JNV students for PRMO.

Also their state/ zone is not considered while declaring the results. Instead, the top 5% of KV/ JNV students from classes 8 to 11 and top 1% of students from class 12 are selected for RMO.

That is why in the school type column in the PRMO application form, the options are KV, JNV or others. Hope it helps.

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