GUWAHATI, April 22 - The prestigious State-level mathematical examination �Mathematics Olympiad� organised by Assam Academy of Mathematics (AAM), will be held on May 26 at 44 centres across the State in three categories viz., Category-I (Class V-VI), Category-II (Class VII-VIII) and Category-III (Class IX-X-XI).
The primary objective of the examination is to provide a platform to budding mathematical talents of the region so that they can get proper motivation to prepare and participate in the three-stage Mathematics Olympiad programmes organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and sponsored by the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
Interested students belonging to relevant categories can apply through prescribed forms available with AAM centre coordinators or can be downloaded from AAM website, Facebook and AAM WhatsApp groups. The properly filled-in form along with prescribed examination fee must be submitted to the candidate�s respective centre coordinator latest by May 24, a press release said.
The list of examination centres along with names of coordinators is provided in the application form itself.
Mathematics Olympiad questions are usually based on existing government boards� syllabi for relevant classes though these are designed in a non-routine manner to test participants� independent and logical thinking.
Few top positions in each category to be sorted out on the basis of marks obtained by the participants will be eligible for various sponsored prizes and AAM prizes along with certificates. Also, subject to obtaining minimum marks to be fixed by the talent search committee of AAM in each category, competitors will be given certificates of merit as well as appreciation.
For any information Dr Prabin Das, president, Talent Search Sub-Committee, Assam Academy of Mathematics may be contacted, the release added.