RMO 2020 Examination Date


What are the Exam Dates of RMO 2020 – 2021?

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Due to COVID - 19, there will be no PRMO and RMO this year. A three-hour examination known as the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM) conducted by the Mathematics Teachers Association (India)(MTA)(I). Read More about IOQM

IOQM syllabus and examination format will be similar to PRMO this year.

The Regional Mathematical Olympiad is a doorway for young math geniuses to represent India at the international level. Usually conducted in December, RMO is an attempt to encourage talented higher secondary and secondary students to take a higher-level competition. 

A student has to clear different stages to reach the International Mathematical Olympiad level. Olympiad begins with the PRMO, usually held in August followed by RMO and other national and international levels of examination.

Keep reading to know the details of the RMO 2020 exam date so you can plan a proper schedule for the exam.

What are the Dates of the RMO 2020 Exam?

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) conducts the Mathematical Olympiad (MOP) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics of the Department of Atomic Energy. This exam is divided into different stages for students in class 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

To take the RMO exam an aspirant has to clear the All-India Pre-Regional Olympiad (PRMO) exam. Aspirants have to clear the RMO exam to become eligible for the next qualifying exams of the IMO program. However, this year RMO Exam Date has been deferred by HBCSE due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At the same time, finalizing the schedule for enrollment and examination may take some time. It is stated in the HBCSE website that the cycle of Olympiad 2020-2021 will not be held before December 2020. Moreover, new updates on the exam schedule will be available on both the MTA and HBCSE websites after September 15th, 2020.

HBSCE, for training and selecting the brightest students, has selected 25 regions all over the country for the Olympiad. Each candidate has to follow the exam pattern and based on performance, the toppers are rewarded.

The RMO 2020 exam date will be decided as per the conducive and safer situation for all students. The following are the exam stages that an International Mathematical Olympiad aspirant has to follow.

What are the Six Stages of Mathematical Olympiad?

Olympiad Stages

Exam Name and Type

Stage 1

The first stage in Maths Olympiad is All-India Pre-Regional Olympiad (PRMO). Up to 300 students belonging to class 8,9,10, 11, and 60 students from class 12 succeed to take the RMO exam. The Mathematics Teachers Association of India conducts it. 

Stage 2

Around 30 students are selected from Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO), to sit for INMO (Indian National Mathematical Olympiad). Additionally, five girls are also chosen for the next level. 

Stage 3

The Mathematical Olympiad Cell (MO cell) conducts this third level exam, of the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). Around 35 candidates are selected to attend a summer camp called the International Math Olympiad Training Camp. It is conducted across 30 centers in India.

Stage 4

The HBCSE conducts the IMOTC or International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp. The INMO rewards scholarships to students completing IMOTC, and those who pursue B.Sc. with Maths. This stage is meant to tutor aspirants for the international exam. These are mainly lectures and problem-solving sessions.

Stage 5

It is the pre-departure camp conducted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) which also includes problem-solving sessions and lectures.

Stage 6

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a significant exam where a team of 6 students is chosen to represent India at the international level. This completion takes place at an international venue.

A candidate thus has to clear around 5+1 stages to be eligible for the International Mathematical Olympiad.

For succeeding in this stage, a student must be well-versed with the syllabus and the exam pattern of RMO. Though the important dates for RMO 2020 are yet to be decided but preparing according to the previous year’s exam pattern will be a smarter decision.

There are usually two papers which are divided as subjective and objective. The participants who successfully qualify for IMO and receive gold, silver, and bronze medals and are rewarded a cash prize worth Rs. 5000, Rs. 4000, and Rs. 3000 respectively.

Here is a table explaining how the RMO exam is conducted.

RMO Exam Pattern 2020

RMO Exam


Number of questions


Duration of exam

3 hours

Total Marks


Result Declared

Regional coordinators declare exam results at the specific date.

Marking Scheme

Objective paper- 1 mark for every correct answer

Subjective paper - Each question holds a different mark. Based on the writing score is given. 

Important Document

Admit card and identity proof

Exam platform for 2020

Online (expected)

Now that you have gained vital information on the RMO 2020 exam date, you can prepare for the exam more systematically. It is advisable to keep checking the official website for further updates. While an aspirant must revise and practice mathematical problems daily to sharpen their reasoning and logical skills. 

Here’s wishing you all the best for the RMO exam.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How many Students Qualify for RMO?

Answer: The Mathematics Teachers Association of India conducts the Pre-RMO exam, which is the first stage of Olympiad. Among which up to 300 students from class 8,9,10, 11 are selected for the RMO exam. At the same time, around 60 students are selected from class 12 from each region other than JNV and KV schools.

Moreover, for JNV and KV schools, up to 5% of the top performers from 8, 9, 10, 11 standards and 1% from class 12 usually clear the written test. The qualifying students are judged as per their performance and reasoning skills.

2. What is the Eligibility for the Olympiad?

Answer: The Olympiad is divided into different stages, and each stage has a particular requirement. Any student belonging to class 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, who have cleared the PRMO, can take the RMO exam. At the same time, around 35 students are selected for INMO followed by a team of six members who represent India at the International level.

Except for the selection process, other criteria include Indian citizenship and date of birth after August 1st, 2001. Moreover, students with OCI cards are also eligible to take the Olympiad examination. The region is determined by the postal address of the student’s school.