Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO)

Mathematical Olympiads are mainly organized to spot mathematical talent in pre-University students. Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) held in India is the first step for an Indian student to get a chance to represent India in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) - the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.

Those who clear Regional Mathematical Olympiad are eligible to sit for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO), which is conducted by the Mathematical Olympiad (MO) Cell of the Homi Bhabha Centre of the Science Education (HBCSE) under the aegis of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM).

India has 25 regions along with three independent groups that conduct Regional Math Olympiad. Each region has its own Regional Coordinator, who is responsible for conducting RMO in his/her region.

They are:


Name and Address of the Regional Coordinator

1. Assam

Department of Mathematics, Gauhati University, Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar, Guwahati -781 014 Assam

2. Chattisgarh

Head, Department of (Mathematics), Govt. P.G. College, Dhamtari, Chattisgarh 493773

3. Coastal AP & Rayalaseema

Head, PG Department of Mathematics, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada 520 008

4. Delhi

Dept of Mathematics, IIT, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016

5. Gujarat

Abhijat Vidyavihar, Vishwabharti Shikshan Sankool, Vir Savarkar Chowk, Gurukul Road, Memnagar, Ahmedabad – 380 052.

6. Jammu

Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Jammu, Jammu - 180 006

7. Jharkhand

Kali Mandir Lane, Sukhdeo Nagar – Ratu Road, P. O. Hehal, Ranchi – 834 005

Principal,Guru Nanak Higher Secondary School, Pee-Pee Compound, Ranchi - 834 001 Jharkhand

8. Karnataka

Statistics & Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore 560 059

9. Kashmir

Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Hazratbal 190 006

10. Kerala

Professor and Head (Regional Coordinator INMO), Dept of Mathematics, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin 682 022, Kerala

Department of Mathematics, St. Joseph’s College, Devgiri P.O., Calicut 673 008

11. Madhya Pradesh

Director,State Institute of Science Education (SISE) P. S. M. Campus, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001

12. Maharashtra & Goa

Department of Mathematics, Fergusson College, Pune 411 004.

13. Meghalaya

Dept of Mathematics, North-Eastern Hill University, Permanent Campus, Mawlai, Shillong, Meghalaya 793 022

14. Mumbai

Centre, Director, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Near Anushaktinagar Bus Depo,t V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai – 400 088

15. North Bihar & Patna

RMO Office, North Bihar & Patna Region, New Azimabad Colony, West Sanichara, P.O. Mahendru, Patna 800 006

16. North Western States

Dept of Mathematics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 014

17. Orissa

A2, Rashmi Towers, Nageswar Tangi, Old Town, Bhubaneswar-751002 Odisha, India

18. Rajasthan

Regional Coordinator, INMO, Dept of Mathematics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302 004

19. South Bihar (Bhagalpur)

Ramniwas, Lal Bagh, Tilakamanjhi, Bhagalpur 812 001, Bihar

20. Tamilnadu

C1, Srinidhi Apartment, 16 A, Giri Road, T Nagar, Chennai - 600 017

21. Telangana

Head of the Department, Department of Mathematics, St. Francis College for Women, Umanagar Colony , Kundanbagh Begumpet, Hyderabad 500 016

22. Tripura

Tripura Mathematical Society, Dept of Mathematics, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar, Agartala Tripura 799022

23. Uttar Pradesh

C-1/351 Sector G Jankipuram, Lucknow 226021

24. Uttarakhand

Department of Mathematics, Kumaun University, DSB Campus, Nainital 263 001 Uttarakhand

25. West Bengal

Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700 108

26. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools collectively conduct their own RMO

Director (Academic),Central Board of Secondary Education, Shiksha Bhavan 2, Commercial Centre, New Delhi 110 092.

AEO, CBSE, 17, Rouse Avenue, New Dehi- 110 002

27. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) schools collectively conduct their own RMO

Jt. Commissioner Academic, Navodalaya Vidyalaya of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, A-28, Kailash Colony, New Delhi 110 048

28. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) schools collectively conduct their own RMO

PGT Maths,KVS, Mathematical Olympiad, Kendriya Vidyalaya, NTPC Badarpur, New Delhi 110 044

Regional Coordinators have the discretion of using central RMO paper set by the HBCSE or set the examination paper themselves. Regions that choose to go with the centrally prepared RMO paper have to conduct a pre-RMO to screen students for the central RMO examination.

The format of the pre-RMO paper and criteria for short listing student for RMO is decided solely by the Regional Coordinator.


Only students of class IX, X, XI and XII are eligible to participate in Regional Mathematical Olympiad. However, Regional Coordinators have the discretionary power to allow any Class VIII student with exceptional mathematical talent to sit for the RMO.

Selection Procedure


Students who clear INMO but are not selected for International Math Olympiad (IMO) receive postal problems during the period of July to December. Based on their responses, they might be invited to the pre-departure training camp for IMO directly or asked to sit for INMO again (without having to sit for the Regional Math Olympiad).

Exam Structure

RMO has six or seven problems that students have to solve in three hours. The syllabus for RMO basically covers pre-degree college mathematics. The major areas covered in the syllabus are algebra, geometry, number theory and combinatorics. Calculus and statistics are not within the scope of the exam but students are allowed to use approaches based on them to solve problems.

The questions generally have high difficulty level and sophistication which only increase from RMO to INMO to IMO.

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