2OVERVIEWMathematical Olympiad is the only school level mathematical problem solving contest held annually.It is conducted by different organizations to identify, encourage, promote and nurture the talent in Mathematics at State, Regional, National and International levels.In India, this is organized by National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), since 1988.
3NATIONAL BOARD FOR HIGHER MATHEMATICS (NBHM) This is a unit of the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India which provide funds for various academic programmes related to Mathematics.NBHM awards scholarships for pursuing studies for MSc degree in Mathematics. Final year BSc students and those who have joined for MSc degree course are eligible to apply.The present scholarship amount is Rs. 4000/- per month.
4Research awards for PhD in Mathematics: These awards are meant for motivated students with a MSc degree in Mathematics. Selection is made on the basis of a written test usually held in May followed by interviews. The scholarship amount is Rs. 8000/ per month.
5The present National Coordinator of NBHM is Prof. V. M The present National Coordinator of NBHM is Prof.V.M.Sholapurkar Head of Department of Mathematics, S.P.College, PuneContact No:Contact No. (O): Extn. 2309
6HOMI BHABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION Mathematical Olympiad Programme in India (Leading to participation in International Mathematical Olympiad)HOMI BHABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATIONTATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH (HBCSE)andNATIONAL BOARD OF HIGHER MATHEMATICS (NBHM)DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
7Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. The broad goals of the Centre are to promote equity and excellence in Science and Mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level, and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country.
8To these ends it carries out a wide spectrum of inter-related activities, which may be viewed under three broad categories:(a) Research and Development,(b) Teacher Orientation and Science Popularization, and(c) Olympiads and other Students' Nurture Programmes.It is India's nodal centre for Olympiad programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy.
9Mathematical Olympiad in India This is conducted in three stages, the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) usually held on 1st Sunday of December every year in 25 Regions.The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) usually held on 1st Sunday of February every year and then an International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) organized in April- May from where a team of the best six students is selected to represent India in International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) usually held in July each year in a member country of the IMO.
10MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD PROGRAMME IN INDIA AND RELATED ACTIVITIES The Mathematics Olympiad Programme in India, which leads to participation of Indian students in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).This programme is one of the major initiatives undertaken by NBHM. Its main purpose is to spot mathematical talent among pre-university students in the country.
11MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD PROGRAMME IN INDIA AND RELATED ACTIVITIES For the purpose of training and selection of students for the Olympiad contest, the country has been divided into about 25 regions and 03 Groups (KVS, NVS & CBSE).The Mathematics Olympiad programme consists of the following stages :-
12Stage 1: Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO): RMO is held on the first Sunday of December each year in different regions of the country.The Regional Coordinator of a region is given the responsibility of conducting RMO in the region.All school students from Class IX – XII are eligible to appear for RMO.But the number of students selected from ClassXII from each Region can be atmost 6.
13Stage 1: Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO): Exceptionally brilliant students from lower standards may also take RMO at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator.RMO is a 3-hour written test containing 6 to 7 problems.On the basis of the performance in RMO, a certain number of students from each region is selected for the second stage (INMO).The Regional Coordinators may charge a nominal fee to meet the expenses for organizing the contest.
14Stage 2: Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO): INMO is held on the first Sunday of February each year at centres in the different Regions.Only those students who are selected in RMO are eligible to appear for INMO.This contest is a 4-hour written test.On the basis of the INMO, the students from all over the country are chosen as INMO Awardees and receive a Certificate of Merit. (a maximum of 6 students of class XII can be INMO Awardees)
15Stage 3: International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) : The top INMO awardees are invited to a month long training camp in April – May each year.The training camp is organised at HBCSE, Mumbai.In addition to these 35 students, a certain number of INMO awardees of the previous year who have satisfactorily gone through postal tuition throughout the year are also invited to a second round of training.
16Stage 3: International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) : On the basis of a number of selection tests conducted during the camp, a team of the best six students is selected from the combined pool of junior and senior batch participants to represent India in the International Mathematical Olympiad(IMO).
17Stage 4: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO): The six member team selected at the end of IMOTC, accompanied by a leader and a deputy leader and an observer represents India at IMO.That is normally held in July each year in some country.The IMO contest consist of two 4-and-a-half hour tests held on two days.Travel to IMO venue and return takes about two weeks. The students of Indian team who receive gold, silver and bronze medals at IMO receive a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively from NBHM at a formal ceremony at the end of the training camp during the following year.
18Stage 4: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO): MHRD finances international travel of the 8-9 members Indian delegation to IMO.While NBHM (DAE) finances the entire in-country programme and takes care of other expenditure connected with the International participation.
19Syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national, international) is pre-degree college mathematics.The areas covered are arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry, system of linear equations, permutations and combinations,
20factorization of polynomials, inequalities, elementary combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series and complex numbers and elementary graph theory.
21The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics. The major areas from which problems are given are number theory, geometry, algebra and combinatorics.The syllabus is in a sense spread over class XI to class XII levels, but the problems under each topic involve high level of difficulty and sophistication.The difficulty level increases fromJMO RMO INMO IMO.
22Mathematical Olympiad in KVS and Related Activities Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan ,a premier organization in the field of Secondary and Senior Secondary education.It has to achieve its mission of “To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education.”
23For last 15 years KVS has been conducting its own Mathematical Olympiad Programme which is supplemented by INMO Indian Mathematical Olympiad conducted by NBHM( National Board of Higher Mathematics), Deptt of Atomic Energy of India .KVS is nurturing the talent of students through this programme and students are producing very good result at National & International Level.
24JUNIOR MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (JMO) A Student studying in class X who secured A2 or higher grade in Mathematics in class IX examination andA student studying in class XI with Mathematics as an elective subject (irrespective of stream opted) who secured A2 or higher grade in Mathematics in class X examination can appear.
25A student studying in class XII with Mathematics as an elective subject who secured 80% and above marks in class XI can also appear.Note- There will be a common question paper for all the participants.
26The JMO is held on first Sunday of September everywhere The JMO is held on first Sunday of September everywhere. About 20,000 students participate in JMO every year. Out of these participants about 200 students are short listed for certification & awards.Merit Certificates are given to those students who secure at least 35 % marks in JMO.
27SPOT EVALUATION / MERIT LIST The answer scripts of 16th KVS- JMO will brought to KV, NFC, Vigyan Vihar Delhi (Spot Evaluation Centre) and be evaluated by the examiners (TGT/PGT – Maths) of Delhi and nearby Regions.A merit of about top100 students will be prepared.These 100 students will attend the training camp for KVS- RMO/INMO for 10 days during winter break of the year-2013.
28VENUE FOR TRAINING CAMPS INMO - 2014 Last year, it has been observed that the attendance of the participants in the training camps was increased from 65% to 84%. Further to motivate/ facilitate the participants, this year also it is proposed that 02 camps for 10 days during winter break may be organized at the following centres as per schedule given below:KV- IIT Chennai 26th December 2013 – 4th January 2014.KV NFC Vigyan Vihar, Delhi, 26th December 2013 – 4th January 2014.
29KVS - RMO (Regional Mathematical Olympiad) On the last day of the INMO preparatory camp, a test of 3 hours for 100 marks will be conducted and evaluated at both the centres (Delhi/ Chennai).About top 30 students of RMO will be selected on the basis of combined merit of both the centres. They will then participate in INMO in the month of Feb.2014 conducted by NBHM.Selection at National level leads to participation at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) through another round of training/test/orientation etc.
30CERTIFICATES AND CASH AWARDS AT KVS LEVEL: KVS (HQ) confers the following Cash Awards and certificates as per the laid down criteria:Cash awards of Rs.10,000/-, Rs.8000/- and Rs.5000/- for securing first, second and third position respectively at KVS State Level.Cash awards of Rs.5000/-, Rs.4000/- and Rs.3000/- respectively for securing first, second and third position at Regional Level.Students eligible for State as well as Regional level awards shall be conferred the higher one alone.
31Merit certificates are given to about top 200 students who secured atleast 35% marks in JMO. Apart from Awards at JMO level; each INMO Awardees gets a cash Award of Rs.20,000/- from KVS.The cash Award of Rs. 20,000/-for INMO Awardees at KVS Level is highest in the country.
32KVS Leadership in INMO-2007 KVS secured best position all over the country in INMO-2007.Out of 34 INMO Awardees all over the country, 06 students were from KVS Group alone.
33Name of student selected in INMO YearName of student selected in INMOName of KVCash award from KVS2005Master Harshit G.VashnavSAC AhemadabadRs. 20,000/-2006Master Rohit SinghONGC Dehradun2007Sajiv ChandraMinambakkam ChennaiM. PrasannaAshok Nagar ChennaiAnanth ShankarCLRI ChennaiGeorge SebastianKV No1 CPCRI Kasaragod BangaloreUtkarsh TripathiKV IIT KanpurSenior Group2008Master Ajitesh Shrivastava KV Ishapore No.1, KolkataMaster M. Prasanna KV Ashok Nagar ChennaiUtkarsh Tripathi 2009Manish ChawalaKV.No.1 Ambala CanttMaster R, BharadwaKV Anna Nagar ChennaiMaster Anshu AvinashKV ASC Centre Banglore
34INMO AWARDEE 2011The INMO was held on All over India about 650 students participated in INMO .34 students selected as INMO Awardees.Out of these 34 students 03 Students were selected from KVS group alone.
35International Mathematical Olympiad 2007- KVS Participation: In the history of KVS one student Master Utkarsh Tripathi of KV IIT Kanpur was first time selected to participate in IMOHe won Honorary Mention in IMO-2007.He was one of the KVPY awardees.
36International Mathematics Olympiad 2008- KVS Participation: Due to his overall performance in IMO-2007,Master Utkarsh Trpathi was again selected to participate in Indian team at IMO.He was awarded Bronze Medal in IMO-2008 held at Spain on
37KVS PRIDEMaster Anant Shankar – a student of class XII of KV CLRI Chennai – an INMO Awrdee-2008 participated in IMO held at Bremen Germany.He won Silver Medal at IMO-2009.
38The performance of Indian team in IMO YearHost CountryNo. of MedalsRank (Unofficial)No. of Countries1989Germany4 Bronze25501990China1 Gold, 1 Silver,2 Bronze17541991Sweden3 Silver, 3 Bronze10561992U.S.S.R.1 Silver, 4 Bronze22601993Turkey4 Silver, 1 Bronze15731994Hong Kong16691995Canada141996India1 Gold, 3 Silver,1 Bronze751997Argentina82
40Result of IMO & India’s position Rank201320122011IChinaKoreaIIUSAIIISingaporeIndia’s Rank29th11th23rd
41The Olympiad books recommended by NBHM 1. Problem Primer for OlympiadC R Pranesachar, B J Venkatachala and C S Yogananda (Prism Books Pvt.Ltd,. Bangalore).2. Challenge & Thrill of Pre- College MathematicsV Krishnamurthy, C R Pranesachar, K N Ranganathan & B J Venkatachala (New age International Publishers, New Delhi).
423. An Excursion in Mathematics Editors: M R Modak, S A Katre & V V Archarya (Bhaskarachary Pratishthana, Pune).4. Problem Solving StrategiesArthur Engel (Springer- Verlag, Germany).