**Mathematical
Olympiad** is an activity aimed at locating and then nurturing Mathematical
talent among school children. India has been participating in International
Mathematical Olympiads (IMO) since 1989 and its performance has been
praiseworthy. Every year a team of six school students is sent to participate in
the IMO. This team is selected through a 2-tier system of Regional Mathematical
Olympiads followed by the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad.

In order that the
students perform well in IMO it is desirable that they are initiated in the
Olympiad activity at an early stage. With this view in mind **National
Mathematical Olympiads** is held at different levels, *viz.,* Beginners
Mathematical Olympiad (for students of class VI), Preparatory Mathematical
Olympiad (for students of class VII), Elementary Mathematical Olympiad (for
students of class VIII), Junior Mathematical Olympiad (for students of class IX)
and Senior Mathematical Olympiad (for students of class X). The NMO is sponsored
by Indian Mathematical Olympiad Foundation. It is held every year usually in the
last/first week of November/December. The announcement of the examination date
is made by the Regional Coordinators who send the application forms to all
Schools of the Region. The applications forms can also be obtained directly from
the National Coordinator Dr S. P. Arya, Department of Mathematics, Maitreyi
College, Bapudham Complex, Chnakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021.

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