Jyoti Prakash Saha
Mathematics Olympiad, Training Programs, Problem Solving Sessions.
Study materials for Math Olympiad
 Available for download.
 Algebra.
 Combinatorics.
 Geometry (to be posted soon).
 Number Theory (to be posted soon).
 IOQM.
 Students enrolled in 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th standard, or anyone interested may use the notes posted at the above links.
International Olympiads
Participation of India in IMO, APMO, EGMO
For ease of reference, here is a brief overview of participation of India in IMO, APMO, EGMO in recent times, which relies on the information available at the following webpages, which are significantly more detailed.
There are several Mathematical Olympiads of International repute, where students participated from India. They include
 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO),
 Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO),
 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO),
 Sharygin Geometry Olympiad,
 Iranian Geometry Olympiad (IGO),
 Tournament of Towns.
Hello! I’m Jyoti Prakash Saha.
 🔭 I’m an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, IISER Bhopal.
 I am the Regional Coordinator of the Mathematics Olympiad program for the Madhya Pradesh region.
 For regional coordination, I work together with Dr. Kartick Adhikari, who is the Joint Regional Coordinator of the Mathematics Olympiad program for the Madhya Pradesh region.
 📫 For any queries related to the Mathematics Olympiad program, please feel free to write to jpsaha@iiserb.ac.in.
Mathematical Olympiad program in India
The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) organizes the Math Olympiad program in India. The Math Olympiad program organized by HBCSE, is the only one leading to participation in the following International Mathematical Olympiads — IMO, APMO, EGMO. No other contests are recognized.
Eligibility
 The students enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th standard may participate in IOQM, provided certain additional conditions are met. The precise details are available at the webpage of the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE). Please visit this webpage for the updates and further details.
Some stages of the Math Olympiad program 2024 — 2025 are

IOQM (Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics)
 Scheduled on 8th September, 2024, during 10:00hrs — 13:00hrs.
 The paper consists of 30 questions worth 100 marks in total.
 There are 10 questions worth 2 marks, 10 questions worth 3 marks, 10 questions worth 5 marks.
 Websites: MTAI, HBCSE.
 A few problems from IOQM 2023 have been discussed here.

RMO (Regional Mathematical Olympiad)
 Scheduled on 3rd November, 2024, during 13:00hrs — 16:00hrs.
 The paper consists of 6 questions.
 It requires writing detailed proofs.
 Websites: HBCSE.

INMO (Indian National Mathematical Olympiad)
 Scheduled on 19th January, 2025, during 12:00hrs — 16:30hrs.
 The paper consists of 6 questions.
 It requires writing detailed proofs.
 Websites: HBCSE.

IMOTC (International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp)

PDC (PreDeparture Camp)

Past Question papers
The past papers are available at the webpage of HBCSE. The links to the past Question papers along with AoPS links are available at this page.
 INMOTC is a camp, organized before INMO.
Geoff Smith
is a British mathematician. He has been the leader of the UK IMO team during 2002–2010, 2013–2018, 2022. He has been awarded the IMO Golden Microphone thrice (during 2006, 2009, 2014).
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He remarked the following in the foreword to the text Infinity by Hojoo Lee, Tom Lovering (he maintains a blog), and Cosmin Pohoata.
The nations which do consistently well at this competition (IMO) must have at least one (and probably at least two) of the following attributes:
 A large population.
 A significant proportion of its population in receipt of a good education.
 A wellorganized training infrastructure to support mathematics competitions.
 A culture which values intellectual achievement.
Alternatively, you need a cloning facility and a relaxed regulatory framework.
Here is an excerpt from his Advice for young mathematicians.
From time to time I am approached by students interested in advice about becoming more effective contestants in mathematics olympiads. Here it is.
Do lots and lots, and then more, past papers. Begin with national mathematical olympiads, starting with the less difficult papers. Now, I am not going to risk insulting any countries by saying that their national maths olympiads are easy. Work it out for yourself. Countries which have small populations, and no great tradition of success in maths competitions, will generally have easier questions. When you become very good at those, then move on to hard national maths olympiad problems and the less demanding international competitions.
I am often approached by students from developing countries. Sometimes students complain that there is no satisfactory educational or training regime in my country. Please check that this is true! The IMO contact person in your country may tell you otherwise. In the worst case, where there is no competent organization providing free (or nearly free) assistance to young mathematicians, then you will have to help yourself. Try to locate other young people in your country who are interested in mathematics, and work together. Fortunately there is a vast collection of free resources on the internet: over 25 thousand past problems from maths competitions are available at the extensive Art of Problem Solving site, and if you explore, you will find discussions of solutions. Don’t look up the solutions too quickly (be prepared to spend many hours thinking about each problem). If you want to start on some problems which are less demanding than a full national maths olympiad, here are plenty of British Maths Olympiad round 1 problems. The round 2 problems are more challenging.
Goal of this website (aka Why another website? What is its use?!)
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 To provide a brief introduction to Mathematical Olympiad.
 To serve as a website for the MOPSS program at IISER Bhopal, to be held in person, from August 2024 to November 2024.
 We have plans to post notes containing the details of those sessions.
 To provide handouts on the topics of Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory, and to keep it posted in an organized manner across different subtopics.
 These notes may be useful to the students who would like to have a look at some of the past RMO problems before getting started, or just curious about it.
 These notes may also serve as a reference to anyone who would like to provide guidance to students, but may not have enough time to organize the relevant questions across the topics and subtopics.
 To provide assistance to anyone on Mathematics Olympiad.
I am enthusiastic about math/math olympiads and/or teaching math to high schoolers. How may I contribute?
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 One may reach to schools, to high schoolers.
 One may explain about Olympiads, and spread awareness about it.
 One may encourage people (for instance, students, teachers or anyone enthusiastic/curious about math olympiad) to go through this website (and suggest a careful reading of the homepage!).
 Next, a student interested in math olympiad, may browse through the handouts posted here (this will grow with time).
 A person with passion in teaching high school students could use the handouts as a problem bag, or in other way.
 What else? For instance, if one has interest in a science subject(s) other than (or parallel to) mathematics, then one may refer to the webpage of HBCSE, which has information about olympiads (past papers) on the following subjects, and may repeat the same process as above adapted to those subjects!
 Astronomy
 Biology
 Chemistry
 Junior Science
 Physics
I do not have much time for the above, but I find it interesting. Is there something that I can do?
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 Yes! You could spread the message, only if you find it worth doing and willing to do so, by
 sharing the link https://jpsaha.github.io/MOTP/,
 and suggeting to go through the homepage https://jpsaha.github.io/MOTP/, to find what all this is about!
news
Jul 03, 2024  The deadline for submitting application for MOPSS has been extended to 21st July, 2024. The students enrolled in the 11th or 12th standard may write to Jyoti Prakash Saha ( jpsaha@iiserb.ac.in) if they would like to participate in MOPSS. 

Jun 01, 2024  Mathematics Olympiad Problem Solving Sessions (MOPSS) will be organized at IISER Bhopal. Please visit this page for the details. 
latest posts
Jul 19, 2024  Past Papers 

Jul 17, 2024  Rational and irrational numbers 
Jul 05, 2024  Arithmetic progressions 
Jun 26, 2024  IOQM 
Jun 23, 2024  More on Polynomials 
Jun 22, 2024  Binomial theorem 
Jun 21, 2024  Functional equations 
Jun 20, 2024  Reduction of the degree by taking a difference 
Jun 19, 2024  Growth of Polynomials 
Jun 18, 2024  Quartics 
Jun 17, 2024  Cubic polynomials 
Jun 16, 2024  Quadratic polynomials 
Jun 15, 2024  Polynomials 
Jun 14, 2024  Invariance principle 
Jun 13, 2024  $$ a^3+b^3+c^3  3abc $$ 
Jun 12, 2024  Warm Up 
Jun 03, 2024  Problem set for MOPSS 