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**Mathematical Olympiad**Programme in India is organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) on behalf of the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. It leads to participation of Indian students in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Its main purpose is to spot mathematical talent among pre-university students in the country. For the purpose of training and selection of students for the Olympiad contest, 25 regions all over the country have been designated and each assigned a Regional Coordinator.

The central RMO will be held on December 01, 2013. RMO for those regions not opting for the central RMO will be held on date decided by the concerned Regional Coordinator, but this date will be no later than December 15, 2013. Students from Class XI and XII are eligible to appear for the RMO. Highly motivated and well prepared students from Class X may also take the RMO at the discretion of the Regional Coordinator.

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**Regional Mathematical Olympiad for Kerala Region**will be held on 01.12.2013. Examination fee for the RMO is Rs. 50/- per candidate. Fee is to be paid by Demand Draft drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of Regional Co-ordinator,INMO payable at State Bank of Travancore, CUSAT Campus. The total fees of all the students appearing from a school should preferably be paid by sending a single Demand Draft. The last date for sending the completed application form along with the Demand Draft of all the students participating from school is 15th October 2013.Five toppers of RMO will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 5000/- for each candidate sponsored by the Kerala state council for science, technology, and environment.

There is no prescribed application form. Principals of recognized schools shall forward the list of participants from their school indicating their names, class, residential address, phone numbers, e-mails, and centres along with a registration fee of Rs. 50 each by DD.

Exam centres: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kottarakkara, Ernakulam, Irinjalakkuda, Trichur, Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Malappuram, Kannoor.

The Kerala RMO notice can be downloaded from here.

For more details, check the official olympiad website

**http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/subjects/mathematics.**Previous questions can be seen at the page http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/subjects/mathematics/previous-question-papers-and-solutions.

A list of good books to prepare for the examination with links to buy them online can be found at the website of the Regional Mathematical Olympiad – Telengana at the link http://math-olympiad-telengana.in/books-read.

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