IMO 2013 is a part of the International Mathematical Olympiads that are being conducted every year in a different member country to promote the excellence in study of mathematics among the world’s youth. It is the oldest and the largest scientific Olympiad that ever existed. High school students are its eligible participants. These students should be from the approximately 100 member countries that take part in this Olympiad In all, the total numbers every year comes out to be – 600 students, 100 leaders, 100 deputy leaders, 100 guides, 80 Math coordinators or specialists.
Who are eligible?
All high school students from the member countries are eligible to take part in IMO 2013.
How can I participate in IMO 2013?
The first step of gaining entry into IMO 2013 is to win the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO 2012) at the state level in India. The RMO activity was undertaken by the National Board for Higher Mathematics and Dr. Homi Baba Centre for Science Education, Mumbai. NBHM has taken the responsibility of selecting and training the Indian team for participating in the International Mathematical Olympiad every year. Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is held in each region normally between September and the first Sunday of December each year. The regional coordinator ensures that at least one centre is provided in each district of the region. All high school students up to class XII are eligible to appear for RMO. RMO is a 3-hour written test containing about 6 to 7 problems. Each regional coordinator has the freedom to prepare his/her own question paper or to obtain the question paper from NBHM. The regions opting for the NBHM question paper hold this contest on the 1st Sunday of December. On the basis of the performance in RMO, a certain number of students from each region are selected to appear for the second stage. Regional coordinators charge nominal fees to meet the expenses for organizing the contests. Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) is held on the first Sunday of February each year at various Centres in different regions. Only students selected on the basis of RMO from different regions are eligible to appear for INMO. INMO is a 4-hour written test. The question paper is set centrally and is common throughout the country. The top 30-35 performers in INMO receive a certificate of merit.For International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC), the INMO certificate awardees are invited to a month long training camp (junior batch) conducted in May-June, each year. In addition, INMO awardees of the previous year that have satisfactorily gone through postal tuition throughout the year are invited again for a second round of training (senior batch). These trained students along with the leader and a deputy leader will be representing India in the IMO 2013.
For more information…
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
V. N. Purav Marg, Anushaktinagar
The list of regional co-ordinators can be found on the NBHM or HBCSE website.