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NMTC- National Mathematics Talent Contest

Last updated date: 19th May 2024
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About NMTC Exam

NMTC or National Mathematics Talent Contest is a popular competitive test among math enthusiastic students. Since the test is at the national level, it is conducted and regulated by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of India (AMTI).  The aim of NMTC is to quest and encourage students who have the ability of creative and original thinking, preparedness to tackle non-routine and unknown problems by applying general mathematical ability that is suitable to their level.

NMTC 2023-24: Eligibility Criteria 

All math lovers who are in schools, junior colleges of all boards, degree colleges and technological institutions in India can take part in it.

Here you go with the further details, 


Known as


NMTC Primary 

Gauss Contest

Class 5th & 6th

NMTC Sub-Junior

Kaprekar Contest

Class 7th & 8th

NMTC Junior

Bhaskara Contest

Class 9th & 10th

NMTC Inter

Ramanujan Contest

Class 11th & 12th

NMTC Senior

Aryabhat Contest

Degree Classes

NMTC Exam - Dates, Syllabus, Stages, Exam Pattern, Registration and Awards

NMTC: Important Dates 2023-24

Registration Date

August 31, 2023

Registration Fee

Rs 150 per student

NMTC Preliminary Test Dates

October 7, 2023

Dispatch of 10% Top Results

Same day of NMTC Final Test 

NMTC Final Result Date

21 October 2023

NMTC-2023-24: Syllabus 

NMTC Syllabus for Class 5th & 6th




Fractions, Percentage, Profit & loss, Test of Divisibility, LCM & HCF, Ratio & Proportions, Calendar 


Triangles, Quadrilaterals, and Circles


Algebra as literal Arithmetic, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division of simple arithmetic expressions


Straight lines, Parallel Lines, Angle Properties of Triangles, Quadrilaterals, and Polygons

NMTC Syllabus for Class 7th & 8th




Square & Square roots, Cube & Cube Roots, Allegation & Mixture, Average, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Races, Games & Skills, Traveling Around a Circle 


Three Dimensional: Cubes, Cuboids, Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, Pyramids


Algebraic Equations of Degree1 & Degree 2. Algebraic Identities, Factorisation of Algebraic Expressions, Laws of Indices, Basic of Surds., 

Number Theory

Triangle, Triangle Inequalities, Parallelogram, Trapezoids, Pythagoras Theorem


Prime & Composite Numbers, Divisibility 

NMTC Syllabus for Class 9th & 10th




Quadratic & Higher Degree Algebraic Equations, Remainder Theorem, Logarithms, Sequence & Series, Scale & Notations, Mathematical Induction, Basic Inequalities.

Number Theory

Modular Arithmetic, Greatest Integer Functions, Least Integer Functions


Circle Theorems, Chords, Arcs, Angle in Segment, Cyclic Quadrilaterals, Tangents, Alternate Segment Theorem, Intersecting Chord Theorem, Apollonius Theorem, Stewart Theorems


Fundamental Principle of Counting, Basic of Permutation and Combinations, Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion, Pigeon Hole Principle 

NMTC Syllabus for Inter-level (11th & 12th)




Polynomials, Inequations, CS Inequality, Functional Equations

Number Theory

Fermant & Wilson Theorem, Diophantine equations  


Trigonometric, Vector, Coordinate, Geometry, and complex numbers method may be used


Counting Techniques, Recurrence, Relations

NMTC:  Exam Details

The examination is conducted in two stages.

Stage 1 (Preliminary Test)

AMTI conducts the first stage or the preliminary test of NMTC in online mode only.. 

  • Only the top 10% of the Stage-I results get selected for Stage-II

  • The results are usually announced within a week after the completion of the test

  • Students are rewarded with certificates. 

Stage 2 (Final Test)

  • The stage-II is a strict offline mode exam. It contains subjective questions.

  • The fun- fact about NMTC says that the certificates of 10% of the students act as a  hall ticket for the NMTC final stage-II Exam. 

NMTC: Exam Pattern

Stage-1 or Preliminary Test


No of Objective Questions

No of Subjective Questions 

Total Questions

Primary Group

(Class 5th & 6th)




Junior Group

(Class 7th & 8th)




Junior Group

(Class 9th & 10th)




Senior Group

(Class 11th & 12th)




There is negative marking in the preliminary test:

  • 0.5 in Objective Questions 

  • 0.25 in Numerical based Questions

NMTC Exam Pattern: Final Test

  • The Final Test is a total Subjective based test

  • Students have to write proper solutions like RMO  

NMTC Registration

  • The official website of NMTC is the only place where students can register for the exam. Once they are done with their registrations, the system will generate the school ID and it will be automatically sent to the corresponding school for reference. 

  • The candidates require a clear & good quality photograph along with their School ID, School Name, Active Mobile Number and Email Contact Details.

  • The registration fee is 150/- per candidate which is directly paid to AMTI through online mode.

  • Once the payment is done, the system will generate a 13 digit registration number which will be sent to the Active Email and Mobile number of the students. 

NMTC 2023-24: Medium of Exam

NMTC conducts exams in 8 different language mediums which includes English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. Although in 2020 NMTC was conducted in English only.

NMTC 2023-24: Awards

  • The Top 3 winners get cash awards & merit certificates.

  • 1st position receives Rs.5000/-, 2nd will get Rs.3000/- and 3rd is awarded Rs. 2000/-.

  • Students who are selected at the final levels are additionally awarded merit certificates and token cash, depending on their maturity in mathematics.