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PRMO Syllabus -  Candidates appearing for PRMO 2018 must be looking for PRMO Syllabus 2018 to start preparing for the exam. The complete syllabus for PRMO is available here, and students should go through this prepare for the Maths Olympiad. Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) is a Mathematical Olympiad conducted in 26 regions in India. It is a mandatory exam to qualify for students of class 8,9,10, 11 and 12 to appear for the RMO (Regional Mathematical Olympiad) which leads to the International Mathematics Olympiad 2019. PRMO exam will be held on 19 August 2018 at different centres all over India. Students who are appearing for PRMO Exam 2018 can find the latest PRMO syllabus on this page. The syllabus is essentially required to capture the exact topics. PRMO 2018 syllabus is available and given on this page. The PRMO syllabus 2018 is prescribed for Mathematical Olympiads (regional, national and international). The topics for the exam or the syllabus are same for all the levels of the exam, but the difficulty level rises with each level that is  Pre RMO to RMO and RMO to INMO/IMO. In this article, we have given the important topics for PRMO 2018 syllabus, important books for preparation and also we have given the analysis of last year's question paper and the weightage of each topic.

PRMO Syllabus 2018 - For Class 8,9,10,11,12 students

PRMO syllabus is pre-degree college mathematics. The syllabus covers topics mostly from Class 11 and Class 12 levels. The primary areas from which problems are given are Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry and Number theory. The problems under each topic involve a high level of difficulty. Candidates can get the complete PRMO Syllabus 2018 on this page below. Candidates are advised to save the Pre RMO syllabus for the future references and preparation. There is a common PRMO question paper for Class 8-12 students so the PRMO syllabus is same for all classes.

PRMO Syllabus Major Areas

 PRMO 2018 Syllabus includes following topics

  • Arithmetic of integers
  • Geometry
  • Quadratic equations and expressions
  • Trigonometry
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • System of linear equations
  • Permutations and combination
  • Factorization of polynomial
  • Inequalities
  • Elementary combinatorics
  • Probability theory and number theory
  • Finite series and complex numbers
  • Elementary graph theory

PRMO Syllabus does not include following topics

  • Calculus
  • Statistics

PRMO 2018 Syllabus: Preparation Books

Students preparing for PRMO Exam can also refer recommended books for Mathematical Olympiad Preparation. The recommended PRMO preparation books are given in the table below:

PRMO Preparation Books Authors/Editors Publishers
Problem Primer for Olympiads C. R. Pranesachar, B. J. Venkatachala and C. S. Yogananda Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics  V. Krishnamurthy, C. R. Pranesachar, K. N. Ranganathan and B. J. Venkatachala New Age International Publishers, New Delhi
An Excursion in Mathematics M. R. Modak, S. A. Katre and V. V. Acharya and V. M. Sholapurkar Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune
Problem Solving Strategies A Engel Springer-Verlag, Germany
Functional Equations B. J. Venkatachala Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Inequalities an approach through problems B. J. Venkatachala Hindustan Book Agency
Mathematical Circles  Fomin and others University Press, Hyderabad


PRMO Exam Pattern

Students appearing for PRMO Exam must check the PRMO exam pattern. PRMO will be a machine-correctable test. The duration of the PRMO exam will be 3 hours. There will be a total of 30 questions. Each question will have an answer which is a number with one or two digits.

PRMO Sample Papers/Past Papers

PRMO sample papers are available in online mode. Students must check the sample papers to get an idea about the pattern of the PRMO exam. Pre RMO Sample papers are available officially for all the eligible subjects. Candidates who have checked PRMO 2018 syllabus are advised to check the PRMO sample papers, set of past years. 

PRMO Syllabus: Questions Asked in Last year Paper

To help students get a good idea of what is expected in PRMO Exam, we have provided the analysis of the last year's exam. As per the analysis, it can be said that out of the total 30 questions, five questions were easy, 13 were moderate, and 12 questions were difficult. Students can also check topic wise analysis to understand the weightage of each topic.

Mathematics Topic-wise Analysis

Mathematics Topic Name No. of Questions Total Marks Weightage
Algebra 10 10 33.33%
Algebraic Identities   2  2 6.67% 
Geometric Progression  2 6.67% 
Inequation  1 3.33% 
Quadratic Equation  1 3.33% 
Summation of Series  2 6.67% 
Theory of Equation  2 6.67% 
Combinatorics   7 23.33% 
Combinations 3 3 10.00% 
Fundamental Principle of Counting 4 4 13.33% 
 Geometry  7 23.33% 
 Area of Triangle and Parallelogram  1 3.33% 
 Circle  2 6.67% 
 Quadrilaterals  2 6.67%
Triangle  2  2 6.67% 
 Number Theory  5 16.67% 
 Factors and Multiples  1  1 3.33% 
Greatest Integer Function  1  1  3.33%
 Prime Number  2  2 6.67% 
Ratio and Proportion  1  1  3.33%
Trigonometry 1 1 3.33% 
Fundamental Period 1 1 3.33%
Grand Total 30 30 100%

    Source: Resonance 

Class wise Marks Distribution

Class   No. of Questions 
 Class 8 01
 Class 9 06
Class 10 04
 Class 11 19
Total 30 Questions


PRMO 2018 Dates

Candidates who are willing to appear for PRMO 2018 can check the PRMO 2018 dates in the table given below:



PRMO Registration of the Centres begins

1 June 2018

PRMO 2018 Registration of the Candidates begins

1 June 2018

PRMO Registration of the Centres Ends

3 July 2018

PRMO 2018 Registration of the Candidates ends

10 July 2018

PRMO Admit Cards Available

7 August 2018 onwards

PRMO 2018 Exam Date

19 August 2018 (10 AM to 1 PM)

RMO Exam  (Regional Mathematical Olympiad Exam)

7 October 2018

INMO List from All Regions will be Released by HBCSE 

7 December 2018

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