Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) 2024

Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) 2024: Conquering the Mathematical Everest

Hey mathletes! Weren’t there any times when you saw a spontaneous equation and felt your pulse race instead of freeze? I know that you might be playing the devil’s advocate, but most probably, there is a hidden mathematician in there as well. I bet you’d face an extremely tough and yet delectable experience if you participate in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO)–your Everest!

Undoubtedly, the unique position of the INMO amongst other national competitions makes it the height of math Olympiads for the Indian high school math geniuses and wizards. You either are a hard-working quick-thinking competitor or, instead, easily tricked by mnemonics.

Nevertheless the preparation process starts, you probably need to get more familiar with main aspects of INMO 2024 to know how to begin.

INMO: Full Form, History & Significance

INMO representing Indian National Mathematical Olympiad. Annually carried out the Natlmath mistest by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBSE) to be ‘the stage’ event by which gifted math students are recognized and cultured and is the participation group for class 8th to 12th.The trip started in 1959 with India as the Country who vied to participate in the International a Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) a “World Cup” mathematics competition. INMO indeed acts as one of the most important rungs of a ladder, picking the most intelligent of India that crawls up to the highest level of international competitions.

Being awarded by an INMO medal is the iK now, opening up the path to famous institutions, scholarships, and an enjoyable doctorate in your researching of the mathematical themes. I would say that it’s the proof after the show not just the exposure of raw intelligence but also diligence, critical thinking and the inner flame of unhesitating devotion to the subject.

Gearing Up for INMO 2024 – What’s New?

The January 21st, 2024 is the day the INMO exam for the 2024 Test has been carried out. Although knowledge of format and recent tendencies is helpful to the youngsters looking up to future, it is still crucial.

Here are some key things to keep in mind:Here are some key things to keep in mind:

Eligibility Update: Originally the INMO registration was made separately form the national insurance. Nevertheless, commencing in 2024, the students who have been offered admission to INMO due to their outstanding performance in the RMO of the preceding year will be automatically listed for admission.

Exam Pattern: INMO brings out a candidate’s aptitude for problem-solving by exposing them to tough six 4.5-hour problems test. Unlike counting on some ready-made formulas, you have to somehow generate original solutions to problems and establish strong and precise proofs.

Selection Process: Representing only the top 60 students, who also include a specific quota for female students, out of more than a hundred thousand participants, we are the ones lucky enough to partake in this superlative training camp- the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC). In this place, they involved into a hard work of teaching to develop their skills and compete one another for the IMO team of six representatives of India.

This year, unlike experience, diversity in the workforce has been emphasised. Employers might focus more on interacting and supporting talents arising from diverse backgrounds. The government will definitely be issuing any necessary updates on the matter, so make sure to look out for that.


Q: Who are eligible for INMO?

A: Students who qualify in the previous year’s RMO (Regional Mathematical Olympiad) are automatically shortlisted for INMO. Additionally, INMO awardees from the previous year can participate again if they meet specific eligibility criteria (refer to the official website for details).

Q: How many students are selected for INMO?

A: Approximately 900 students are shortlisted for INMO every year, but only the top 60 (including a quota for female students) are chosen to proceed to the IMOTC training camp.

Q: What happens after INMO?

A: The top 60 students from INMO are invited to a rigorous training camp (IMOTC) at the HBCSE, Mumbai. Here, they hone their problem-solving skills under the guidance of eminent mathematicians. Based on their performance at IMOTC, the top six students are selected to represent India at the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Q: Where can I find the INMO syllabus and past year papers?

A: While there’s no set syllabus for INMO, the official website of the HBCSE ( provides brochures and past year question papers to give you a good idea of the level and type of problems you can expect.

Resources for Aspiring INMO Champions

Resource Description Link
HBCSE Olympiad Website Brochures and information on other national science olympiads
National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) Information on mathematical research opportunities and scholarships
Mathematical Association of India (MAI) Resources for math enthusiasts, including publications and competitions Online platform with interactive courses and practice problems for competitive math
Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) Comprehensive website with resources, textbooks, and online courses for competitive math
The Putnam Archive Extensive archive of past Putnam exam problems and solutions (considered a challenging American math competition)


 Beyond the Competition – The Journey of a Mathlete


While INMO is a coveted achievement, the true reward lies in the journey of becoming a “mathlete.” Here are some tips to fuel your mathematical fire:While INMO is a coveted achievement, the true reward lies in the journey of becoming a “mathlete.” Here are some tips to fuel your mathematical fire:

Embrace the Challenge: Don’t draw back just because a challenge may have sounded scary at the outset. Patience with sleepless nights and a determination to learn from the mistakes are two atomic features of those who succeed.
Develop Problem-Solving Skills: Try beyond memorization and give more attention to the understanding of the concepts which are the very basis of the concepts which you are attempting to learn. Attempt practice papers of previous year INMO along with most difficult and unique questions from multiple resources.
Seek Guidance: Locate a mentor, teacher or online group with an open mind and good recommendations. These individuals will be able to provide you with guidance, empathy and valuable instructions.
Explore the Beauty of Math: Math is much more than a set of theorems and rules; it is a language with its own consistent expressions, equations, and logical structures that are applicable in the world outside of the classroom.
Participate in Math Olympiads: First, take part in RMO and other Zonal and Regional Olympiads that will give you the unique opportunities to sharpen your skills for the main combat.
Most Importantly, Have Fun!: Appreciate the journey. Concenter in the finding process. The enjoyment of attaining the insoluble problem surpasses everything.

Conclusion: Climbing the mathematical mountain, one number at a time

The National Mathematical Olympiad of India is the clear parable of how much is concealed among hearts of youngsters. If you think you have both a burning love for math and a very keen intelligence and brain strength, that’s your deal, hit INMO. Recall that the most enjoyable is the path that costs the most, as well as a deeper understanding and profoundness of the mathematics principle.

And thus, is it your decision to board the aircraft or beckoning you to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? This is your call. Try your best to put on a metaphorical climbing shoe, take a problem-solving toolkit and get started on your course to the mathematical Everest!