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CBSE Group Mathematical Olympiad 2016 Details

Central Board of Secondary Education has been conducting Group Mathematical Olympiad every year with an
aim to strengthen the knowledge of the students, enhance their innate problem-solving skills and to identify
talent at a young age.

This year the Group Mathematical Olympiad will be held on 16th October 2016 at selected venues in different
parts of the country leading to participation in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) and
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The enclosed brochure gives detailed information about the
competition. Further queries in this regard may be addressed to:
Sh. Subhash Chand
Deputy Director,
Shiksha Sadan, 17 Rouse Avenue,
New Delhi-110002.
Tel.: 011-23216220, email: schand.cbse@gmail.com

Give yourself a chance to participate in the International Mathematical Olympiad Any student from classes 9th to 11th can participate. The last date for sending entries: 5th September 2016

16TH OCTOBER 2016 CBSE GROUP MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Mathematical Olympiads are the competitions conducted by different organisations 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 for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) in
1997, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi has been conducting CBSE group Mathematics Olympiad for students
studying in its affiliated schools.
The said competition used to be conducted in December every year at different centres located in different parts of the
country. From this year onward it will be conducted in the month of October. A maximum number of 30 students and
additional quota of 5 girls from CBSE group are selected strictly in order of merit to participate in Indian National
Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) conducted by National Board for 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 careers in the fields related to Mathematics
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN CBSE GROUP MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD
a) Any student studying in classes IX, X or XI can participate in the competition. However, there will be a common
question paper for all participants. Bright students from class VIII may also appear.
b) A school can sponsor maximum five students for the competition.
c) The five students should be selected strictly on the basis of a screening test conducted by the school itself.
DATE AND TIME OF EXAMINATION
a) CBSE Group Mathematical Olympiad 2016 will be held on Sunday, 16th October, 2016 at the centres notified at
the end of this folder.
b) The duration of the Examination will be 3 hours (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
FEE TO BE PAID
Every sponsored candidate shall remit a sum of Rs. 100/- as entry fee for the Examination. The fee of the candidates
should be forwarded by the principal of the participating school to the state coordinator (venue school/centre) in the form
of demand draft drawn in favour of the Co-ordinator/Principal of the centre/venue school. The list of venue schools
(state coordinators) appears at the end of this folder.
LAST DATE FOR APPLICATION
The fee along with desired information about the selected candidates should reach the state coordinator by 5th September,
2016.

HOW TO APPLY?
a) The head of the participating schools will forward the names of the selected candidates to the state
coordinator(venue school) nominated by the Board
b) The information about the selected candidates including name, father’s name, date of birth, gender, school
address, class, residential address, contact number of the student and email id should be sent to the state
coordinator along with the fee before the last date.
c) The selected candidates should be bonafide students of the school/institution
d) The admit card to be issued by the participating 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. The sample format is given at the end of the brochure.
VENUE FOR THE EXAMINATION
a) The Group Mathematical Olympiad will be held at one, two or three 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, board and lodging etc.
d) In case of candidates studying in gulf schools, the schools will have to make arrangement for candidates to
appear at the identified centre.
e) The state coordinator will inform all the participating schools about the roll numbers 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 English only.

SYLLABUS AND PATTERN OF EXAMINATION
There is no specific syllabus for the Examination. Areas of school mathematics such as algebra, geometry, number
theory, combinatorics etc. are to be prepared for the test. The question paper will consist of 6-7 questions of non-routine nature. The question papers of previous years are available at olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/subjects/mathematics

CONDUCT OF GMO
a) The coordinator will act as the Centre Superintendent for the Examination at his/her centre. He/she will appoint
invigilators as per CBSE Examination norms.
b) In addition to invigilators the Centre Superintendent may appoint one clerk/peon for the conduct of the
Examination.

MERIT LIST
The answer sheets of candidates who appear in CBSE-GMO will be evaluated in CBSE office. CBSE will select a
maximum of 30 candidates strictly in order of merit. From this year there will be an additional quota for five girl
candidates. Five girls are added apart from the existing merit list of 30 students. 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 names of the selected candidates will be communicated to respective schools as well as NBHM for further necessary action. The result will also be available at website www.cbseacademic.in.

Updated: August 30, 2016 — 11:15 am
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