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You are aware that Central Board of Secondary Education has been conducting Group Mathematics Olympiad every year. The competition is held at selected venues in different parts of the country and aims at identifying, promoting and nurturing talent in the subject. This is to inform you that this year’s said competition will be held on Sunday, 29th November 2009 at identified centres.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Mathematical Olympiads are the competitions conducted by different organizations to identify, encourage, promote and nurture the talent in Mathematics at State, Regional, National and International levels.

After having been accorded the status of an independent group by National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) in 1997, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi has been conducting CBSE Group Mathematical Olympiad for students studying in its affiliated schools.

The said competition will be conducted on fourth Sunday of November at different centres located in different parts of the country. Top 30 students from CBSE group will then participate in Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) conducted by National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM). Selection at National level leads to participation at the international Mathematical Olympiad

OBJECTIVES OF MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD

The role of Mathematics cannot be denied in the age of rapid technological advancements and innovations. The broad objectives of conducting mathematical Olympiad include:

Identifying talent in Mathematics

Providing opportunities to young and talented students to solve challenging problems in Mathematics.

Promoting excellence in Mathematics

Encouraging talented students to pursue carriers in the fields related to Mathematics.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN CBSE GROUP MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD?

a) Any student studying in class XII, XI, X or IX can participate in the competition. However, there will be a common question paper for all participants.

b) A school can sponsor upto 5 students for the competition.

c) The five students should be selected strictly on the basis of a screening test conducted by the school itself.

FEE TO BE PAID

Every sponsored candidate shall remit a sum of Rs.35/- as entry fee for the examination. The fee of the candidates should be forwarded by the Principal of sponsoring school to the state coordinator in the form of demand draft in favour of the Principal of the venue school. The list of state coordinators appears at the end of this folder.

DATE OF EXAMINATION

a) Thirteenth CBSE group Mathematical Olympiad 2009 will be held on Sunday, 29th November 2009 at the centres notified at the end of this folder.

b) The examination will commence at 1.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.

c) The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

LAST DATE FOR APPLYING

The fee along with the desired information about the sponsored students should reach the State Coordinator by 21 October, 2009. In no case should the fee or documents be sent to the Board.

HOW TO APPLY?

a) The Head of Institution will forward the names of sponsored students to the state coordinator nominated by the Board.

b) The information about the sponsored candidates including name, father’s name, date of birth, school address, class, residential address, total marks obtained in the class one lower than in which he/she is studying, should be sent to the state coordinator along with the fee before the last date.

c) The sponsored candidates should be bonafide students of the institution.

d) The admit card to be issued by the sponsoring school should have complete information about the students.

e) The admit card should also carry the signature of the student and his/her latest photograph duly attested by the Principal.

VENUE FOR THE EXAMINATION

a) The Group Mathematical Olympiad will be held at one or two venues in each state as listed in the folder.

b) Every candidate is required to appear at the venue in his/her state only. No change of venue for the examination will be admissible.

c) Every candidate has to bear the expenditure for his/her transport, boarding and lodging etc.

d) In case of candidates studying in Gulf schools, the schools will have to make arrangement for candidate to appear at the identified centre.

e) The state coordinator will inform all the participating schools about the roll nos. of the candidates, exact venue, date of examination, time of examination and the other details.

MEDIUM OF EXAMINATION

The question paper will be made available in English Medium. The candidates are required to answer in the English medium.

SYLLABUS AND PATTERN OF EXAMINATION

There is no specific syllabus for the examination. Areas of school Mathematics such as algebra, geometry, basic number theory, trigonometry, arithmetic, combinatorics etc. are to be prepared for the test. The question paper will consist of 6-7 questions of non-routine

nature.

CONDUCT OF GMO

1) The Coordinator will act as the Centre Supdt. for the examination at his/her centre. He/she will appoint invigilator as per CBSE examination norms.

2) In addition to invigilators, the Centre Supdt. may appoint one clerk/peon for the conduct of the examination.

QUESTION PAPERS

a) The question papers will be sent by CBSE to the State/Regional Coordinator directly in advance.

b) The coordinator shall keep the sealed papers in his/her safe custody till the commencement of examination. The sealed packets containing the question papers should be opened only half an hour before the start of examination.

MERIT LIST

The answer sheets of candidates who appear in CBSE GMO will be evaluated at the centre decided by the Board. CBSE will select 30 candidates strictly in order of merit. Only the selected candidates will be informed about the result and will be eligible to appear in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad conducted by NBHM. The name of the selected candidates will be communicated to the respective schools as well as NBHM for further necessary action.

tell me if i can participate individually

tell me the centre whare maths olympiad will be held in uttar pradesh

I dont know who to contact in my school to pay the fees. Is there a way I can pay directly to CBSE?

Application form for Group Math Olympiad for class 11 may kindly be forwarded to me as an early date.

Regards

P Das

Sir/Mam ,

i am a student of 10th standard and have a sharp minded interest in mathematics .I want to participate in mathematical olympiad but i am not getting a proper location from where i could get the proper details .our school have no information about it.kindly give me some suggestions.

yours sincerely

Simrat Chehal

10th standard

M.D.A.V Public School ,Ambala City,Hayana

plz tell me the exact sylaabus

Dear Sir/Madam,

How can i get model test papers for 3rd standard maths or science olympiad for my son.

Thank you.

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dear sir,

how can i preparetion this test

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i have got 43 rank(state) in the mathematics olympiad and 256 rank(national)and now i am trying to get the admission in a good engineering college so i am searching for some help in terms of scholarship. please help wasiq

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HIS IS VERY ATTRACTIVE COMPETION

HIS IS VERY ATTRACTIVE COMPETION

What is the diff. between regional math olympiad & group math olympiad. Why two examinations when selected from both exams have to go for INMO

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I am interested in studies,interested in mathematics.

I am studying in CBEC IV Standard at Kerala. Please give the maximum details of time table, centres, syllabus of the coming examinations