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In 2023, 14 out of 27 students from Cheenta Academy cracked the prestigious Regional Math Olympiad. In this post, we will share some of their success stories and learning strategies.

  • Souradip Das
  • Vihaan Shah
  • Arjun Narasimhan
  • Shreya Mundhada
  • Ahan Chakraborty
  • Pranit Goel
  • Nandagovind Anurag
  • Aratrik Pal
  • Aharshi Roy
  • Ashhwin Palaniyappan
  • Rishav Dutta
  • Jayaditya Gupta
  • Krishiv Khandelwal
  • Soham Pednekar

The Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) and the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) are prestigious contests in India for students under 20, aiming to identify exceptional mathematical talent. Participants solve challenging math problems in these stages, with INMO serving as a platform to recognize top problem solvers and offer opportunities for further training and representation in international competitions like the IMO.

Achieving success in the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (RMO) and aiming for the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) is a remarkable feat, requiring dedication, strategic preparation, and a strong foundation in mathematical problem-solving. Let's learn about the RMO Success stories from Aharshi Roy and Nandagovind Anurag, students who excelled in RMO, valuable perspectives emerged on their journey, methodologies, and recommended strategies for aspirants.

Aharshi Roy's Experience and Recommendations

Aharshi, an RMO qualifier, shared his journey primarily focused on preparing for INMO. He highlighted the significance of the initial one-year period dedicated to subjective Olympiad training. His advice encompassed the following key points:

  • Resource Recommendations: Aharshi emphasized the importance of resource selection, particularly in Number Theory. His recommended books included:
    • Modern Olympiad Number Theory by Aditya Khurmi
    • Olympiad Treasures by Titu Andreescu and Bogdan Enescu
    • Number theory by Titu Andreescu and Gabriel Dospinescu for advanced studies.
  • Focused Preparation: His emphasis on specializing in a specific area, such as Number Theory, underlined the need to build expertise in particular domains for a more targeted approach.
Watch the full video to learn more about his experience and RMO Strategies

Nandagovind Anurag's Strategic Insights

Nandagovind's journey, starting just ten months before RMO, showcased the importance of strategic preparation and subject specialization. His key takeaways included:

  • Strategic Subject Focus: Nandagovind emphasized concentrating on one or two strong subjects, aligning with recent trends and paper patterns. He advocated a targeted approach to ensure scoring sufficiently in those areas to meet cutoffs.
  • Problem-Solving Strategies: He provided insightful strategies for tackling problems, emphasizing the necessity to approach them from multiple angles. Nandagovind highlighted the importance of perseverance and exploring different problem-solving techniques, such as using multiple mathematical concepts or taking breaks to revisit problems with a fresh perspective.
Watch the full video to learn more about his experience and RMO Strategies.

Final Thoughts

The shared experiences and insights from Aharshi Roy and Nandagovind Anurag offer a comprehensive view of successful RMO strategies. Their emphasis on strategic preparation, resource selection, specialized focus, and diverse problem-solving techniques provides aspiring Olympiad participants with valuable guidance.

In the realm of Olympiad Mathematics, beyond formulas and theorems, lies the art of thinking creatively, exploring diverse approaches, and persistently tackling problems—a fundamental aspect highlighted by these champions.

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