Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO)

What is INMO ?

The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) is a high school mathematics competition held annually in India since 1989. It is the second tier in the Indian team selection procedure for the International Mathematical Olympiad and is conducted by the HomiBhaba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) under the aegis of the National Board of Higher Mathematics

The qualifying Indian National Mathematics Olympiad gets a chance to go to a training camp at the HomiBhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) which is offered under the aegis of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM).

Who can appear for Indian National Mathematics Olympiad Test?

In order to appear the INMO test, candidates first need to write the Regional Mathematical Olympiad of their respective state or region, usually held on the first Sunday of December of the previous year.

Around thirty students are selected from each region, to write the INMO, which is usually held on the first Sunday of February. Among these 500 or more students, a total of around thirty qualify the INMO and are sent to the month-long training camp at HBSCE to prepare for international Olympiad math.

At the end of the training camp, six students are selected to sit for the International Math Olympiad (IMO)

Where and when does the test take place?

Usually, the INMO is held on the first Sunday of February. This year, the examination was held on Sunday, February 2, 2014, during 1.00 -- 5.00 pm. The venue for the examination was Kolkata

What is the structure of the test?

The INMO examination paper comprises six problems to be solved over a time of four hours. These problems are in the areas of algebra, geometry, number theory and combinatorics.

Calculus is not within the scope of the exam but students are allowed to use the calculus-based approaches to solve problems.

Why should I opt for INMO?

Besides a chance to appear for International Math Olympiad, students who qualify INMO enjoy other benefits too:

  • They are automatically eligible to get a seat in the B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics course in the Chennai Mathematical Institute

  • They can also appear directly for the interview for B. Stat or B. Math courses at the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

  • The candidates choosing mathematics further for their studies can apply for an NBHM scholarship of Rs 2,500 per month. Moreover, if they have special interest in Mathematics but are not pursuing it as a subject, they are offered an annual cash award of Rs 9,000

  • INMO qualifiers are also eligible for the Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana (KVPY) fellowship, if they pursue further study in science in India. This fellowship is worth Rs. 4000 per month

  • There are also cash rewards for those who win gold, silver or bronze at IMO of Rs 5,000, Rs 4,000, and Rs 3,000 respectively

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