International Youth Mathematics Challenge (IYMC) – Cheenta Opportunities

The International Youth Mathematics Challenge, IYMC is a large scale competition reaching across borders to compete nationally and internationally. This competition enables students from all countries to prove their mathematical skills and creativity to win awards, cash prizes, and global recognition.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the International Youth Mathematics Challenge, IYMC a participant needs to be a high school or university student. Students from all countries can participate in this competition. To qualify the several rounds the participant needs to solve more problems depending on the age (below 18 years or over 18 years). Please refer to the ‘qualification round’ under the head “The Format”

The Format

This competition consists of three rounds.

Qualification Round– To qualify for the pre-final round one needs to solve at least three (below 18 years) to four (above 18 years) sums correctly of the five problems given. The problems range from geometry to number theory to keep up the interest of the participants to solve. This will help to sharpen the mind and prove the Mathematical skills of the candidate.

Pre Final Round– After being successful, participants can register for pre-final round in October. 10 problems need to be solved correctly. The registration cost is 8 USD to participate in this competition.

Final round– Successful candidates will participate in the final round. The exam will be held for 60 minutes and teachers will invigilate the examination. The winners will receive awards which includes certificates and cash prizes.

The Dates and Registration

The last date of submission of the solution is October 11, 2020, Sunday. You can submit your solution via submission link given below:

The qualification round 2020 problems are available in the given below link :

How to submit the solution for the qualification round?

Please refer the link provided:

Click on the above link. Scroll down and read the description under the head “Submission and Login”.

After you read the instruction click on:

1. The “Submission form” link

2. And then on the “Login for participants” link:

What’s special about participating in IYMC?

It is one of the biggest online competition where students from all countries can participate. It helps to generate creativity and apply them to solve beautiful challenging problems. It honours the best participant from each nation with a special national certificate award since IYMC is an international competition.

Successful participants not only receive certificates and prizes but also achieves global recognition.

Participation certificate is awarded to all participants.

The best candidates receive 1st prize, 2nd prize and 3rd prize with cash prizes 150 USD, 100 USD and 50 USD respectively in both categories (below and above 18 years).

Further details for IYMC

For any further details please visit the official website of IYMC stated here:

How does Cheenta render support for such competitions?

Well, Cheenta provides exclusive problem solving classes where beautiful mathematical challenging problems are discussed which enhances students’ imagination, improves the thought process behind the problems and also helps to generate creativity in Mathematics.

Moreover the module classes in Cheenta help to build up the basic foundations of Mathematics within the students. And the classes always remain interactive not only from faculties’ end but also from students’ end too. The classes are delivered by Olympians and researchers in the field of Mathematics.

Thus Cheenta helps passionate students to explore Mathematics, develop problem-solving skills, and get prepared for any similar entrance test required for this kind of competition and challenge.

Want to participate in Stanford Summer camp? Check this link:-


Berkeley Math Tournament

About Berkeley Math Tournament

The Berkeley Math Tournament Group is an association established at the College of California-Berkeley. This organization is led by students and was founded in early 2010. The goal of this organization is to create a holistic and high-quality math competition that engages and challenges participants to excel beyond the limits of the classroom.

This Tournament takes place in spring. It encourages high school students from the Bay Area and elsewhere to celebrate Mathematics with like-minded people and get a taste of higher Mathematics.

Before going on, let us tell you, why should you participate in these tournaments.

Reasons to Participate in Math Tournaments:-

  • Math Tournaments provide brighter students with additional challenges and help them understand how they stack up against their peers.
  • Participating in these contests help children to enhance their analytical skills and critical thinking.
  • Also, in these tournaments, children participate in groups that increase their ability to work in a team and also sharpen their leadership qualities.
  • Children find their friends, inspiration, and encouragement in these contests, which might be difficult to find in the typical classrooms.

Important Dates to Register for Berkeley Math Tournament, 2020:-

  • Normal Registration:- January 22, 2020 – March 28, 2020
  • Late Registration:- March 28, 2020 – April 04, 2020
  • Day of Tournament:- September 12, 2020

Other details for Registration:-

Who can Participate?

Any Middle school student can participate in the Berkeley Math Tournament.

Stages of Berkeley Math Tournament

This tournament is team-based wherein a coach leads a team of 6 individuals.

Final team scores are calculated by a linear combination of focus, team, and power results, with their respective weights, noted below:-

  • Focus:- 25%
  • INDIVIDUAL:- 25%
  • TEAM:- 20%
  • POWER:- 30%

The top finishers at BMT will qualify for the USMCA national championship.

Berkeley Math Tournament Events:-

Focus Round

Students will take one of four focus rounds during the tournament. The focus round allows students to display their skills in particular mathematical topics. Each test contains 10 short answer questions to be solved in 60 minutes. The focus rounds consist of:

  • Algebra: Equations and summations, functions and inverses, theory of roots and polynomials
  • Discrete : Discrete probability, counting and combinations, modular arithmetic, divisibility and primes, base arithmetic, linear Diophantine equations
  • Geometry: Areas and volumes, two and three-dimensional Euclidean geometry, geometric probability
  • Calculus: Differentiation, optimization and related rates (50%) and integration, sequences / series (50%)

Individual Round

The individual round will be an 80 minute, 20 question test that will test understanding in all the focus topics.

Team Round

The team round consists of 15 questions with numeric answers to be solved in 40 minutes. Team members may work together on this round, and only one answer sheet will be collected.

Power Round

The power round is a 60-minute team test containing several multi-part questions focusing on a single topic. The questions emphasize logical rigor and ask for proof of all claims.

Talks and Activities

Some events will aim to begin an open-ended dialogue on certain areas of abstract or applied mathematics, while others will focus on more inventive skills, like juggling or card counting. Talks and activities information will be released closer to the tournament date.

Frequently Asked Questions:-

Visit their website for more info:-

Want to participate in Stanford Summer camp? Check this link:-

How Cheenta can help?

Cheenta can help you to navigate the application process, review your statement of purpose and similar documents, and help you prepare for any entrance test that may be required for these tournaments. This assistance is an exclusive service for Cheenta internal students.

We believe that it’s our duty to help passionate students find their way and achieve their goals. Participating in these camps can help students to avail of financial aids and mathematics scholarships during their university applications.


Stanford Summer Camp | Logic and Problem Solving

Logic and Problem Solving Summer Camp in Stanford – An Overview

As the summer vacation begins, many of us will be sending our kids to summer camp for good reason. A mountain of data out there supports the idea that summer camp experiences are highly beneficial for children. It encourages them to discover and explore their interests while interacting with bright minds and skilled professors. And the best part is that everything is rooted in fun and acceptance. If your child is passionate about Mathematics, then the Stanford Logic and Problem-solving Summer Camp are worth attending.

The Stanford Logic and Problem Solving Summer Camp is a three-week intensive summer camp for mathematically gifted middle and high school students. It is organized by Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes. The program is intended for students with a serious interest in mathematics, including those at or near the olympiad level of problem-solving.

Note:- Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes offers a range of subject areas, including Arts, Business, Bioscience, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Engineering, Math, Physics, Political Science, and more. Know more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes.

Benefits of this Summer Camp

  • Peers and mentors from around the world, first-rate instructional and residential staff and the beautiful Stanford University campus come together to create an unparalleled experience.
  • There will be an adequate chance to hone your problem-solving skills by working out fascinating problems and puzzles. They can share their answers with their companion and present their way of thinking.
  • Students can discover, study, and explore in small classes with instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching.
  • The camp provides an in-depth and interactive exploration of advanced topics and hands-on experience.

What does this summer camp contain?

The classes will cover a wide range of difficulty from a diverse range of topics: logic, combinatorics, inequalities, probability, number theory, geometry, algorithms, and puzzles.

Students will learn about useful techniques and problem-solving tricks. They will also develop a disciplined style of thinking that is both creative and logical. 


Now, let’s examine whether your eligibility..

  • A candidate must be 14-15 years of age on the first day of the session.
  • He/she must be in the 8 or 9 grade.
  • He/ she must complete an algebra course as a prerequisite.

Important Dates

Date of the commencement of the summer camp session 2- July 13, 2020 – July 31, 2020

The extended date to apply for session 2 is March 25, 2020.

Application Process:-

Course Selection

Students may apply to up to six courses. They can rank their top choices on the application. Applicants will be reviewed for admissions to each course separately and in order of their course preferences.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by a team of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes instructors in order of the applicant’s course preferences. Each applicant is evaluated holistically. If offered admission, an applicant is admitted into one course determined to be the best fit. Their course preferences and overall suitability will be considered.

Notification of Admissions Decision

They will notify their admissions decision, once the admission decision is made. The applicants will be notified approximately one month after the stated deadline.

How Cheenta can help?

Cheenta can help you to navigate the application process, review your statement of purpose and similar documents, and help you prepare for any entrance test that may be required for these camps. This assistance is an exclusive service for Cheenta internal students.

We believe that it’s our duty to help passionate students find their way and achieve their goals. Participating in these camps can help students to avail of financial aids and mathematics scholarships during their university applications.


Mathematics of Gravity – A mini course

Did you ever want to understand the Einstein’s work but never got around the ‘physics’ of it?

In a mini course at Cheenta we will take a mathematical journey into gravity. We will look into manifolds, tensors, connections and more in a very easy and precise manner.

When: Thursday 8 PM IST

Who can attend it? Student with some knowledge of calculus.

In order to sign up, email us at

College Mathematics Opportunity

An excursion in Linear Algebra

Pick up any odd book on linear algebra. Matrices, base changes, eigen-values will pop up. It is hard to appreciate why an intelligent person should spend hours and days, mastering these skills. Our excursion, begins with an attempt to understand that very thing: essence of linear algebra and its motivation.

Here is a brief sketch of the session:

  1. Motivation: Einstein badly needed linear algebra. Why?
  2. Essence: All about Linear operators, their domain, codomains and how wonderfully they are related with distance!
  3. The Determinant Tool: Axiomatically determinant is just a function from ordered tuple of \( n^2 \) real numbers to one real number.
  4. Invariant subspaces and factorization: You can factorize a matrix. But ‘essentially’ that is a comment on invariant subspaces.

This open session is scheduled on 14th November, Thursday 2019 at 8 PM I.S.T.

P.S. The featured image of this post is the cover of ‘Linear Algebra Done Right’. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful books on the subject. Highly recommended!

College Mathematics Opportunity

Linear Algebra total recall (Open Seminar)

14th November 2019

8 PM. I.S.T.

Online, Live Seminar


We will review major ideas from linear algebra with easy examples. It is part of our College Mathematics Program seminar sequence.

Who may attend?

There are 50 seats. The seminar itself is free and open to external students as well. However, you have to register now to reserve a seat.


Inequality Module for I.S.I. Entrance and Math Olympiad

Start Date: 13th October, 2019

Class timing: Sunday, 8:30 PM to 10 PM.

Faculty: Srijit Mukherjee, B.Stat (2019), M.Stat (2021), Indian Statistical Institute
Research Interests: Probability Theory, Dynamical Systems, Discrete Mathematics

Course pre-requisites
Algebraic Manipulation
Trigonometry, Euclidean Geometry
Target Exams
Pre-RMO, RMO, INMO, IMO ( India Olympiad )

ISI – CMI Entrance ( India Undergraduate Entrance )

AMC 8, AMC 10,  AMC 12, AIME, SMO, etc ( USA Olympiad, Non – Indian Olympiad )

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Opportunity Research

Chaos … at Cheenta!

CHAOS … Starting 15th August, 8 PM at Cheenta.
Be online on Skype (if you are added to Cheenta Open Slate)

An Introduction to Chaos 

The concept of chaotic systems goes back to Newtonian mechanics, but the current qualitative approach began only in the late 1800s. In this talk, we shall try to explain informally the concept, give some simple examples and introduce some of the tools used to study them.

Prerequisites: Single variable calculus

Faculty: Sankhadip Chakraborty, (Chennai Mathematical Institute, IMPA Brazil; Pursuing Ph.D. in Dynamical Systems)


Group Theory open seminar

Group Theory Open seminar

April 20, Saturday, 6 PM I.S.T.


A great way to study groups is to study group automorphisms. They are structure-preserving maps from a group to itself.

Some subgroups are ‘invariant’ under all group automorphisms. They are known as characteristic subgroups.

One example of the characteristic subgroup is the commutator subgroup.

In this seminar, we will explore these ideas.

Who can attend this seminar:?

Anyone interested in beautiful, deep mathematics

Do I need to know group theory?

No. We will start from scratch.

Is there an entry fee

No. It is part of the Cheenta Open Slate program. Anyone can attend this for free. 


Is this online?

Yes. You need to be online from skype from a computer / laptop

Make sure that you have the latest chrome or firefox browser.

Here is the link to the skype group. Class link will be posted there.

When is this seminar?

April 20, Saturday, 6 PM I.S.T.

Get started

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Applying in Oxford – Warwick after high school

cheenta seminar

oxford – warwick: how to apply after school

one Trick Pony

Admission process of Oxford – Warwick – Ecole and other European universities can be tricky. In this seminar we will have a live conversation with a Cheenta student who has experienced this process successfully. We explored the admission process, understand what preparation and tests are required and