What is Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO)?

The Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) is organized in India by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) in co-ordination with the state universities registered under the University Grants Commission, under the guidance and association of Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). The exam tests the problem-solving ability of the candidate at a under-graduate level.

National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), formulated by the Atomic Energy Department plans to develop skills in higher mathematics and establish centres for mathematics along with providing financial aid to doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and to research projects.

Those who have qualfied for RMO from the 27 regions will be eligible for Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO).

Syllabus for RMO

RMO Syllabus includes the following topics-Arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, 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. It is important to note that calculus and statistics are not included.

Study Material

Age and Educational Qualification

Usually students of class 9 through 12 are eligible for the RMO. The Regional Coordinator at his or her discretion can allow a student of class 8th in case of exceptional talent.

Relevance of the RMO

It gives recognition and appreciation to skills & knowledge of the candidate and adds to the list of your accolades while selection for studying abroad or appearing for interview.

How and where to enroll

Enroll for the RMO in one of the 27 listed regions to which you belong. Visit RMO Coordinator List at this mentioned URL to contact the Co-ordinator for your region.


Link for RMO Notificationss, announcements and dates of exam of different regions

Preparation time

Regular study of 1 − 2 hours a day, for 4 − 5 days a week for atleast 6 months time is required to crack the RMO.

Detailed and step-by-step solutions of MCQs for all HBCSE olympiads, including many from past papers.