NMTC-(National Mathematics Talent Contests)

NMTC-46 - SCREENING TEST - KEY

CONTESTS

The AMTI is a pioneer organization in promoting and conducting Mathematics Talent Tests in India. Last year (in the 46th National level tests) 102317 students from 711 institutions spread all over India participated at the screening level. About 10% of them were selected for the final Merit certificates and prizes were awarded to the deserving students.

31 among them from Tamil Nadu and Puduchery at the Junior & Inter levels have been sponsored to write the INMO 2015

AIM OF THE TESTS

To discover and encourage students who have the capacity for original and creative thinking, readiness to attack unfamiliar and non-routine problems exhibiting a general mathematical ability appropriate to their level.

Participants

1

Primary

Gauss Contest

V and VI Standards

2

Sub Junior

Kaprekar Contest

VII and VIII Standards

3

Junior

Bhaskara Contest

IX and X Standards

4

Inter

Ramanujan Contest

XI and XII Standards

5

Senior

Aryabhata Contest

Degree Classes in Arts, Science & Technical Colleges

MEDIUM

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil & Telugu.

The medium for Senior level is English only.

CHARGES

Rs. 50/- per candidate (out of which Rs.5/- will be retained by the institution only for all expenses and Rs.45/- to be sent to AMTI.)

No other form of payment is acceptable and the amount paid once is not refundable on any account.

SYLLABUS

The syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad (Regional, National and International) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are, mainly –

a)Algebra, b) Geometry, c) Number theory and d) Graph theory & combinatorics.

Algebra: Polynomials, Solving equations, inequalities and complex numbers.


Geometry: Geometry of triangles and circles.

(Trigonometric methods, vector methods, complex number methods, transformation geometry methods can also be used to solve problems)

Number Theory: Divisibility, Diophantine equations, congruence relations, prime numbers and elementary results on prime numbers.

Combinatorics & Graph Theory : Counting techniques, pigeon hole principle, principle of inclusion and exclusion, basic graph theory.

Problems pertaining to these concepts will be of non-routine type with difficulty level increasing from RMO to INMO to IMO.

Further to motivate this type of thinking from Class V onwards questions solvable by the best with clear knowledge of concepts introduced to them applied to problem solving will be set for primary (V & VI), sub-Junior (VII & VIII), Junior (IX & X) and Inter (XI & XII).

A glance at the Questions & Solutions of previous years and the books published by the AMTI will facilitate students at all levels to understand the nature of Olympiad examinations. Please see details given in this file for how to get the books, the mode of payment etc.

MODE OF EXAMINATION

1.Your institution shall be the centre for your students and the Principal or the Head of Mathematics Department shall be in charge of the proper conduct of the examinations for the PRELIMINARY LEVEL.

2. Individuals applying will be intimated the center at which they should take the examination.

3. Every candidate (except the Senior Level) will take a Preliminary Test. 

PRELIMINARY TEST:

It will consist of objective type questions in multiple choice types and fill in the blanks, each 50% of the total.

The responses in the preliminary test will be written in the response sheet to be supplied by the AMTI. Preliminary test will be conducted in your institution and also evaluated BY YOU and the top about 10% scorers in the Preliminary Test will be intimated to us and the mark lists of all candidates for each level separately.

For such selected
candidates certificates alone will be
sent as a Hall Ticket for final examination

FINAL TEST:

It will consist of essay type questions.  It will be conducted in chosen centres in the respective states and the students appearing for the final tests shall write the test only in the centres allotted by the AMTI.

Spcial Note:

Answered answer books of the final test are to be dispatched on the same day of the examination and delayed receipts may not be entertained.

Senior Level students (college degree level) will take only the final test.

For the final test, papers for writing answers will be supplied by AMTI and the cover page may be duly filled.

On no account the date and time of the examination be altered by the centres.

IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE AMTI IS FINAL

TIME SCHEDULE

Last Date for entries

15-07-2015

Preliminary Test

22-August-2015, (Saturday) 2to4pm

Despatch of response sheets

31-08-2015 (same day)

Final Test

31-October-2015 (Saturday) 1to4 pm

Despatch of Answer Books

same day only by Speed post

Announcement of Results

By the end of the December 2015

* late entries may not be entertained

FOLLOW UP PROGRAMME

Cash Awards to the top 3 winners in each level at the finals, (1st position Rs.5000/-, 2nd Rs.2500/- and 3rd Rs.1250/-), Merit Certificates for them and others selected with some cash award for the latter also will be given based on their revealing a reasonable level of mathematical maturity. All the students selected at the Final Level Test will get a certificate and cash award. Enrichment contact courses are likely to be organized for the promising toppers.

Scholarship effective from 2010 onwards.

For those who get selected at INMO through AMTI, an adhoc sum of Rs. 10000/-(Rupees Ten thousand ) each will be given.

For those who get selected for IMO from them a sum of Rs. 20000/- (Rupees Twenty thousand ) each will be given.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT TO AMTI

(a) A self addressed post card of the postal dept. for acknowledgement 
(b) The filled in Data Sheet and
(c) A Demand Draft in favour of The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India payable at Chennai for the amount to be sent to AMTI (namely Rs. 45 x number of entries).

No other form of payment is acceptable from out station Institutions and the amount paid once is not refundable on any account.

Entries without the Data Sheet will not be entertained.

Local Institutions / persons who contact through representatives may pay in cash against receipt.

SPECIAL POINTS TO NOTE

1. Entries in the proforma enclosed only will be processed.

2. Last date of receipt here, in our office at Chennai will be 15th July 2015 for entries and DD or cash.

3. The exact registered name of the institution as in bank should be incorporated in the application form. There have been instances of names not registered suitably with post offices and banks as our communications were not delivered. It is to be ensured by the applying institution.

4. For final examination candidates should report only at the centres fixed and no change will be permitted. If for any reason they are unable to do so they will forfeit the chance. No further claim will be entertained. Candidates may report with photo ID cards in the centre for taking the final exam.

5. Results are declared after taking enough care, checking and cross checking only. No claim for change will be entertained.

6. Communications are sent by post or courier well on time. Individual reminders cannot be done except for emergency by telephone or email.

7. This being a talent contest at all India level for final, marks alone do not speak. We may decide merit holders by interviews also, if found necessary.

8. Centres for final level will be intimated to participating schools later.

 
  Materials for Sales

(You Can See the Cover Page by Clicking over the Title.)

S.No.

Book Name

approx. wt. in gms.

Cost in Rs.

1. Gems-Primary 150 Rs. 60/-
2. Gems-Primary-II 300 Rs. 150/-
3. Sample Questions and Solutions - Sub Juniors 200 Rs. 80/-
4. Gems-Sub-Junior_II 300 Rs. 150/-
5. Gems-Junior 300 Rs. 125/-
6. Gems-Junior-II 300 Rs. 150/-
7. Gems-Inter 250 Rs. 100/-
8. Gems-Inter-II 300 Rs. 150/-
9. RMO-INMO Problems and Solution 300 Rs. 150/-
10. The Charm of Problems Solving 300 Rs. 100/-
11. Non-Routine Problems in Mathematics  (with Solutions) 220 Rs. 100/-
12. GEMS from the Mathematics Teacher  250 Rs. 60/-
13. Mathetic Muse 100 Rs. 20/-
14. Development of Mathematical thinking 100 Rs. 25/-
15. The Wonder world of Kaprekar Numbers 150 Rs. 75/-
16. Innovative Strategies of Teaching Mathematics 350 Rs. 100/-
17. Mathematics and Magic Squares 100 Rs. 60/-
18. Triangles 100 Rs. 30/-
19. A Treatise on Problems of Maxima and Minima Solved by Algebra 250 Rs. 100/-
20. Creativity of Ramanujan (Primary) 100 Rs. 50/-
21. Creativity of Ramanujan (Middle) 150 Rs. 75/-
22. Two Mathematical Offerings 100 Rs. 50/-
23. Recursion Sequences 250 Rs. 150/-

 Note:  Some back volumes of The Mathematics Teacher & Junior Mathematician are available. The availability and cost may be ascertained before sending money and ordering.

    Payment in Advance for all these Books by DD as indicated above.
(No VPP)
  Discount (for Sale of Books only). - 10% for Life Members
 Add Rs. 5/- Per Book for Postage. Add Courier Charges if
Delivery is Expected by Courier.