INMO- Indian National Mathematical Olympiad

INMO 2018 - Maths Olympiad

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About INMO

INMO 2018 (Indian National Mathematical Olympiad) is the 2nd step of the ladder to qualify for International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) will be held on 3rd Sunday of January or 2nd Sunday of February 2018. INMO 2018, The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad is a Maths Olympiad in which students who have qualified RMO from their respective regions are eligible to participate.

  • RMO 2017 is being conducted on 8 October 2017 for selection of students in the INMO 2018 for selection in International Maths Olympiad. Now there is no region wise RMO in the country.
  • INMO is organized and conducted every year under the supervision of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), nodal organization responsible for conducting Olympiad Programmes across the country.
  • INMO aims to innate mathematical problem-solving skills of the students participating and thus aims at identifying talent at a young age.
  • On qualifying INMO 2018, High School students will get an opportunity to participate in International Mathematical Olympiad 2017 (IMO) the world championship in mathematics.
  • 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 12 to July 24, 2017. 

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INMO Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  All India
Class/ Age  Class 9, 10 and 11
  • Students of class 9, 10 and 11 who have qualified Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2017 of their respective regions are eligible to take Indian National Mathematical Olympiad- INMO 2018
  • Merit Certificates holders of INMO 2018- Also, students those who have received INMO Merit Certificates (students whose performance was good but could not qualify in INMO 2016) will be eligible to participate in INMO 2018.
  • Special eligibility: Bright students of class 8 who has shown exemplary performance in RMO are eligible to take INMO.

INMO Reward

  • INMO Awardees: Top 30-35 students in merit who appeared for INMO 2018  will be chosen as INMO awardees.
  • INMO awardees will proceed to the next stage- International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC). It is 1-month training that would be held in April-May 2018 at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai
  • After IMOTC, a team of 6 students will be finalised to represent India in International Mathematical Olympiad- 2019
  • INMO certificate of merit: In addition to INMO awardees, the next 45-50 students who are in class 10 or lower and have performed well in INMO, but have not qualified as INMO awardee are awarded the "INMO certificate of merit"

Other Benefits for INMO Awardees 2018

Scholarship for INMO awardees who pursue B.Sc. or other courses with Mathematics

  • The INMO awardees who successfully complete IMOTC at Mumbai and who pursue B.Sc. or other courses with Mathematics as one of the principal subjects of study, are eligible to receive a scholarship from NBHM, which is at present Rs. 4,000
    (Rs.Four thousand only) per month.
  • The scholarship shall be continued throughout the period of their undergraduate studies (subject to satisfactory progress).
  • INMO Awardees pursuing masters’ studies in Mathematics will receive an enhanced scholarship.

INMO awardees who pursue undergraduate studies in professional areas like engineering are eligible for a Novel Nurture Programme of NBHM.

  • Under the program, students are encouraged to study advanced mathematics, along with their professional studies.
  • Setting up contact with a suitable mathematical institution
  • Opportunity to participate in summer workshops (covering expenses) etc.
  • The students will receive a grant in form of cash prize for undertaking this programme,
    • For the first year of the program, students will receive a cash award of Rs.18,500 and for the subsequent years a cash award of Rs. 20,000 will be given.

INMO Application form and Process

  • There is no direct application procedure for INMO. The Students in order to participate in INMO have to take & qualify RMO, conducted at regional levels across the country.
  • There are total 25 regions and 3 independent bodies CBSE, KVS and JNV that conduct RMO every year.

Application Details for RMO for Various Regions

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Bihar (North)  
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INMO Selection Process

INMO Result 2018

  • INMO performance cards will be dispatched to all the INMO participants in the month of March 2018 by speed post.
  • The students can apply for re-evaluation of answer script & marks by sending a Demand Draft of Rs. 500 along with the Performance Card and it should reach INMO office.
  • The student should send the INMO application for re-evaluation by Registered/Speed Post only.
  • After receiving the student's  re-evaluation application HBCSE will re-evaluate the application and will resend the Revised Performace card with a re-evaluated score to the students and this will be the final performance card and no request will be entertained for re-evaluation after this.

Selection procedure for INMO is based on merit and students are selected on the basis of marks obtained in the Olympiad.

  • This is a 4-hour test and around 30-35 students are selected as INMO awardees and qualify for International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC)

INMO 2018 Syllabus

  • Students those who have qualified RMO 2017 and are looking forward to participating in INMO should refer to pre-degree college mathematics (i.e. up to class 12).

Areas of mathematics that are covered under the syllabus of INMO are

  • The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, the system of linear equations, permutations and combination, Factorisation of polynomial, inequalities, elementary Combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series and complex numbers and elementary graph theory.
  • The syllabus does not include calculus and statistics.

Questions of Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry and Number theory are asked preferably in RMO, INMO, and IMO, with the ascending difficulty level.

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Reference books for INMO Preparation

The Indian National Maths Olympiad (INMO) is one of the most prestigious examinations at the college level. The problems asked in INMO are quite challenging. The students can guesstimate the difficulty level of the exam as they are expected to solve only about 6 problems over a period of 4 hours. But the students need not worry as we have a list of some reference books for the preparation of International Maths Olympiad (INMO), which will help you provide the good insight of the concepts and clear your doubts in every concept. 

Mathematical Circles by Dimitri Fomin


The first book in the list is "Mathematical Circles by Dimitri Fomin". This is an essential book for the beginners as it gives a very good insight into some concepts. This is a beautiful book to begin your Olympiad Journey. Even if you have a fair bit of knowledge, it is recommended that you read this book.

An Excursion in Mathematics

The second book in the list is very famous among the students preparing for INMO which is "An Excursion in Mathematics." It is a comprehensive book for the Olympiads. This book has all the content that you will require. All INMO qualifiers receive this book as an award.

Problem-Solving Strategies by Arthur Engel

The third and the last book in the list is "Problem-Solving Strategies by Arthur Engel." This is a great book for the advanced reader. This book aims at giving an insight into techniques used to solve the problem. Every chapter is dedicated to one specific technique and contains some problems directly from the International Maths Olympiad. This book is a boon to the students preparing for INMO.

INMO Address

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

Member Secretary, National Board for Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy, Anushakti Bhavan, CSM Marg, Mumbai – 400 001

INMO Contact Details

Fax:  (022) 2507 2207

Fax: (022) 22028972

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