Mathematical Olympiad 2020-2021

(Updated on 27th July 2021)

Performance at International Mathematical Olympiad 2021

India secured 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals in 62nd International Mathematical Olympiad 2021 held online and hosted by St. Petersburg, Russia from July 14-24, 2021.

Sr. No.  Student Name Place Medal
1. Mr. Pranjal Srivastava Bangalore Gold
2. Mr. Anish Yogesh Kulkarni Pune Silver
3.  Ms. Ananya Rajas Ranade Pune Bronze
4.  Mr. Rohan Goyal New Delhi Bronze
5.  Mr. Suchir Kaustav Ghaziabad Bronze
6.  Mr. Vedant Saini Chandigarh

Following are the team leaders and observers
1) Dr. S. Muralidharan, MTA(I), Leader
2) Shri Sahil Mhaskar, CMI Chennai, Deputy Leader
3) Prof. S. R. Krishnan, IIT Mumbai, Observer ‘A’
4) Shri Anant Mudgal, Delhi, Observer ‘C’

Announcement regarding Indian participation in International Mathematical Olympiad in 2021 

The following decision is announced regarding the participation of the Indian team in the International Mathematical Olympiad 2021. This decision has been taken after detailed discussion at various levels of HBCSE, the National Board for Higher Mathematics (DAE), and also in consultation with several senior doctors. The decision is approved by the competent authorities in the Govt. of India responsible for the Olympiad programme.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) will be held in the online mode during 14-24 July, 2021. The IMO organizers have allowed students of countries severely affected by the Covid pandemic to take the examinations from their homes, under continuous video surveillance. Accordingly, Indian students will participate in IMO from their respective homes. The following students have been selected for the Indian team, based on their performance in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (2021), as declared earlier.

ROHAN GOYAL (IA40-0000-300017)
SUCHIR KAUSTAV (UP00-0100-147812)
VEDANT SAINI (CH00-3000-125010)
ANANYA RAJAS RANADE (IA40-0000-300008)

These students will be contacted by HBCSE separately with detailed instructions regarding their participation.

Merit list of MOOC 2021

Sr. No. INMO 2021 Roll NoRank
1. IA40-0000-3000021
2. IA40-0000-3000172
3. UP00-0100-1478123
4. MH08-1110-1395634
5. CH00-3000-1250104
6. IA40-0000-3000086
7. IA40-0000-3000047
8. IA40-0000-3000127
9. IA40-0000-3000039

Merit list of MOOC 2021

The list is arranged in descending order of the INMO 2021 marks. If there are n (n>1) students occupying the same rank, the next (n-1) rank is skipped.

INMO 2021 results 
Final marks of INMO 2021 examinations (only for those who applied for re-evaluation of their INMO 2021 scripts) are now available. Students may check them here ( The final marks of the students who did not apply for re-evaluation are the same as their provisional marks.

INMO 2021: Final Marks

  • Only those who applied for re-evaluation of their INMO 2021 scripts can view their final marks. The final marks and the provisional marks are the same for those who did not apply for re-evaluation

INMO 2021 Question Paper and Solutions

Question Paper
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For viewing the solution for INMO 2021, click here.

Common mistakes made by contestants in INMO 2021
For viewing the common mistakes made by contestants in INMO 2021, click here.

Announcement of IOQM-KV 2021 Result

For viewing the results of IOQM-KV 2021, click here.

INMOTC 2021 Announcement

The online Training Camp for students selected to appear for INMO 2021 examination will be held via virtual mode from February 27 to March 4, 2021. The details of the camp will be intimated to all selected students very soon.

Eligibility criteria for INMO 2021 and selection criteria for IMOTC 2021

Announcement of IOQM 2021 Results

The final result of IOQM 2021 is announced and uploaded on MTA(I) website.
Visit the following link:

Provisional Scores for IOQM exam

The scores for IOQM are uploaded on the following link:

Students can contact helpdesk (080-49087030 / 49087020 or send mail to if you have any queries/concerns on the provisional score before 5pm on Thursday, 11th February. The IOQM2021 Scores & The INMO selection list will be published by Sunday, 17th February.

Provisional Answer Key of IOQM held on January 17, 2021

The Question Paper and provisional Answer Key of IOQM held on January 17, 2021 is uploaded on

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national Olympiad programme in Mathematics culminating in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2021 and European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) 2022 is now a three-stage selection procedure instead of four stages.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national Olympiad programme in Mathematics culminating in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2021 and European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) 2022 is now a three-stage selection procedure instead of four stages.

  • The first stage is a three-hour examination called IOQM organized by the Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India).
  • The second stage will be an Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) organized by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR.
  • The third stage will be the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) organized by HBCSE.

IOQM (2020-21) Registration and Enrollment Details

Note for KV and JNV students: Students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are not eligible for the IOQM exam announced here. A separate qualifier exam (IOQM-KV and IOQM-JNV respectively) will be conducted for these students at a later date. Please await details of these exams on the KVS and NVS websites respectively.

Eligible students are invited to directly register and enroll themselves ONLINE for the first stage (IOQM) on the IAPT website. Please note that this is a two-step procedure common to mathematics and science olympiads. Once you register, please make sure that you complete the enrollment by making the payment of fees. A student who has not completed the enrollment for the examination will NOT be able to appear for the exam.

For registration and enrollment:

Last date for registration and completion of enrollment has been extended to  DECEMBER 5, 2020.

To find out whether you are eligible for IOQM 2020-21 please refer to the details given here: Eligibility and Selection Criteria (PDF)

IOQM (2020-21) Examination Details

The IOQM exam is organised by the Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India) – MTA(I) with support from the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).

Day and Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Time of exam: 9 am to 12 noon
Venue: Designated IOQM Centres
Type of exam: Three hour paper and pen exam with responses to be written on OMR sheet. The IOQM will have 30 questions with each question having an integer answer in the range 00-99. The syllabus and standard of this examination will be the same as that of PRMO of previous years. Sample questions can be downloaded from here
Language of the question paper: English and Hindi (Option to be chosen during enrollment)

If you are exempted from writing IOQM (that is if you have already qualified for INMO 2021 as per the selection criteria given here) and would like to appear in at least one of the Indian Olympiad Qualifier (IOQ) 2020-2021 of science subjects then please follow the steps given below:

  1. Complete your registration and enrollment for the IOQ in the science subject(s) that you are interested in by following the instructions at this link:
  2. Indicate the order of preference of Science OCSCs to complete the registration and enrollment process.
  3. Mail your complete list of preferences of OCSCs and IMOTC (including mathematics) along with your registration number to after completing Step 2 above.

INMO 2021 Examination Details

The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO 2021) examination is organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (HBCSE – TIFR).

The INMO 2021 will be a four-hour examination with 6 questions. The syllabus and standard of this examination will be the same as that of the INMO of previous years. For syllabus and past papers go to and click on the tab “How to prepare”.

The schedule for INMO 2021 is Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 12:00 – 16:00 hrs.
(Please note that the schedule is subject to change at short notice,
depending on the prevailing pandemic situation in the country.)

There will not be any examination equivalent to the Regional Mathematical Olympiad for the 2020-2021 cycle. The criteria for qualification from IOQM to INMO 2021 may be found here: Eligibility and Selection Criteria (PDF)


  1. Students are not issued ranks officially on the basis of their performances in PRMO, RMO and INMO.
  2. The mandate of HBCSE as far as the Mathematical Olympiad Programme is concerned is to select and train students to represent India at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Therefore, HBCSE will neither entertain requests from students to verify their credentials for admission, placement, etc. nor will it issue a rank for PRMO, RMO and INMO to a student on request.