## Maths Olympiad: enticing and nurturing talents

// May 3rd, 2013 // Maths Olympiad (RMO, IMO, INMO)

Not all are blessed with the intellectual talents. Fortunate are you who can even think of participating in the Maths Olympiad. Certainly not all participants will reach the final stage, but still daring to participate is in itself a great victory. One of the rare talent search programs Maths Olympiad is not a dream for common minds. Due to its global character the degree of difficulties are not mountable by everyone. So if you desire to participate in it, you need to prepare yourself accordingly. Enticing the mathematical talents from across the globe, it gives them platform to boost and nurture the talents. Comprising four stages of competition, it is one of the toughest of international competitions. In India, it has been undertaken by the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM). It administers the activities and process of selection of Indian. The first stage of Mathematics Olympiad is known as Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) and all the students of standard 12th can participate in the RMO. To get selected in RMO, the candidates need to undergo the written test consisting of six to seven questions. This is the primary stage and once the candidate is selected in this, he is made to participate in National and then International Mathematics Olympiad. Indian candidates receiving gold, silver and bronze medal in the International Maths Olympiad are awarded Rs 5000, 4000 and 3000 respectively. But what is more significant is the prestige, dignity and accolades that a candidate earns through Maths Olympiad.