CBSE to conduct Math Olympiad in December

September 12, 2012
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct a Mathematics Olympiad in December for all affiliated schools. Nagpur is the only venue for students studying in CBSE schools of Maharashtra and Goa. Mathematics 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, CBSE has been conducting CBSE group Mathematics Olympiad for students studying in its affiliated schools. The said competition will be conducted on December 2 at different centres located in different parts of the country.

Top 30 students from CBSE group will then participate in Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) conducted by National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM). Selection at national level leads to participation at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Only students from Std IX-XII are eligible to participate in the competition. However, there will be a common question paper for all participants. A school can sponsor upto five students for the competition, who should have been selected strictly on the basis of a screening test conducted by the school itself.