PRMO is conducted by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBSCE) in coordination with the MO-Cell, and the National Coordinator and Committee Constituted by National Board for Higher Mathematics.
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The syllabus for Mathematical Olympiad (regional, national and international) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are:
- Arithmetic of integers.
- Quadratic equations and expressions.
- Co-ordinate geometry.
- System of linear equations.
- Permutations and combination.
- Factorization of polynomial.
- Elementary combinatorics.
- Probability theory and number theory.
- Finite series and complex numbers.
- Elementary graph theory.
Preparation Tips for PRMO–
Solve the best quality Practice problems-
Solve all the previous year questions available in the market. Spend most of the time solving the previous year GMO questions, even though any problem-solving practice you get will be helpful.
Do not waste your time-
Quality practice time is the key! Would you mind not wasting it doing unnecessary chores? Instead, find a quiet room and ambience where you can study with sheer concentration.
Focus on your weak points and avoid tiny mistakes-
Keep track of the problems you could not solve or where you felt your concepts were not strong. Then, ask your teachers about the problem and plan to get similar problems right in the future.
Make a proper timetable-
Set aside a dedicated time in a day when you only study for the Olympiad because studying once a week is not going to take you anywhere.
Attend other mathematics competitions-
Attend other competitions for practice. For example, if there is a math club or group, join them as well. The more you practice, the more are the chances to qualify for the Olympiad.
Refer different books-
You need to solve many questions from different books to excel in this exam because the Olympiads contain advanced-level questions and problems. Therefore, preparing from advanced level books will give you an edge and acquaint you with higher-order thinking skills.
Solve previous year papers-
Previous year papers are key to success in this exam. By solving them, you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and can work on them.
There is nothing to memorize in Mathematics. All you have to do is practice. Solve advanced level mathematical problems as many as possible.