Olympiads KIIT


National Mathematics Olympiad (KIIT NMO)

The KIIT National Mathematics Olympiad (KIIT NMO) stands as a beacon for academic excellence, transcending conventional assessments by delving into the realms of problem-solving ingenuity and mathematical exploration. Beyond the confines of regular curricula, this Olympiad seeks to ignite a passion for mathematical reasoning, nurturing a generation of thinkers equipped to tackle complex challenges.

At its core, the KIIT NMO serves a multifaceted purpose. Firstly, it functions as a platform to recognize and celebrate the exceptional mathematical talent burgeoning among school students. It identifies individuals with a natural affinity for numbers, rewarding their dedication and intellectual prowess.

Moreover, this Olympiad aims to foster a deeper understanding of mathematics beyond rote learning. It encourages participants to think critically, approach problems analytically, and devise innovative solutions. By embracing a diverse range of mathematical concepts, from arithmetic to higher-level theories, it encourages a holistic comprehension of the subject.

Beyond individual achievement, this competition fosters camaraderie among participants. It establishes a network where like-minded individuals converge to share their passion for mathematics, creating an environment conducive to intellectual exchange and mutual growth.

Additionally, the Olympiad contributes to the broader educational landscape by promoting mathematics as a dynamic and engaging field of study. It inspires students to appreciate the beauty and applicability of mathematics in various disciplines, laying the groundwork for future scientific and technological advancements.

In essence, the KIIT NMO serves as a testament to the power of mathematics in shaping intellectual acumen, problem-solving capabilities, and fostering a lifelong love for learning. It stands not merely as a competition but as a cornerstone in the journey of academic exploration and discovery for aspiring mathematicians and problem solvers.

Eligibility criteria

All the students studying in class 9, 10, 11 and 12 are eligible to participate in KIIT NMO.


The syllabus for KIIT NMO is strictly as per the syllabus prescribed by the NCERT for respective classes. The contents of the syllabus are listed below:

Class IX: Number Systems, Polynomials, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Constructions, Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Heron’s Formula, Probability, Statistics.

Class X: Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables,Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Statistics, Probability.

Class XI: Sets, Relations and Functions, Linear In-equations, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Limits and Derivatives, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Straight Lines, Circles, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Reasoning, Probability, Conic Sections, Introduction to 3-D Geometry.

Class XII: Relations and Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Integrals, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Application of Derivatives, Application of Integrals, Continuity and Differentiability, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability, Linear Programming.

Question Pattern

(number of questions, type of questions, level of questions)

  1. The Olympiad will consist of 50 MCQs with one correct answer each. The question paper will have four sections namely:
  • Section A – Cognitive Reasoning
  • Section B – Mathematical Reasoning
  • Section C – General Mathematics
  • Section D – Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

The detailed contents for each section are mentioned in the syllabus for each class level in the following section.

SectionDescriptionNo. of Questions

Marks per


Total marks
Section A – Cognitive ReasoningThis section would comprise of MCQS aimed at evaluating the verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills.15230
Section B – Mathematical ReasoningThis section would include MCQs on mathematical concepts taught as per the syllabus prescribed by NCERT for the respective class level20240
Section C – General MathematicsMCQs requiring application of mathematical concepts for solving daily life scenarios. Syllabus is the same as that of Section B.10220
Section D – Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)This section will have MCQs aimed at testing the higher order thinking ability and problem solving skills. Syllabus is the same as that of Section B.5630
  Total = 50 Total = 120

Negative Marking:

l   Section 1, 2 and 3: For each wrong answer 1/3 marks assigned to the question will be deducted.

l   Section 4: For each wrong answer 2/3 marks assigned to the question will be deducted.


Exam format

ü  Online, remote (home) proctored exam. Students will be writing the exam remotely from a location of their convenience (home, library, school’s computer lab, internet cafe etc. in their respective places).

ü  The students must use a laptop/computer enabled with camera and sound to take the exam. Appearing in the exam through mobile phone is not allowed.

ü  If anyone is found doing so, his/her candidature will stand canceled.


l   Application Fee – Rs. 200/- per student33

Most frequent questions and answers

The KIIT Olympiad is a prestigious academic competition hosted by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT). It provides a platform for students to showcase their intellectual prowess, compete in diverse disciplines, and engage in rigorous challenges.

KIIT Olympiad offers participants a multi-level journey, featuring diverse challenges designed to test and enhance academic prowess. Navigate through different levels, each presenting unique opportunities for growth and success.

Preparing for KIIT Olympiad Exams requires a strategic approach. Master the syllabus, practice regularly with past papers, and utilize resources like study materials and online tutorials. Stay disciplined, manage time effectively, and seek guidance from experienced educators.

To triumph in KIIT Olympiad exams, focus on rigorous preparation. Master key concepts, practice regularly, and stay updated with relevant study materials. Develop time management skills, solve previous papers, and seek guidance from mentors. Stay disciplined, maintain a positive mindset, and approach each challenge with confidence. Embrace a holistic approach that combines dedication, strategic learning, and a genuine passion for academic excellence. Success in KIIT Olympiads awaits those who strive for knowledge and persevere with determination.

The KIIT Math Olympiad Foundation is a platform dedicated to nurturing mathematical talent and fostering a passion for problem-solving. Through challenging competitions and educational initiatives, we inspire students to excel in the field of mathematics, promoting critical thinking and analytical skills for a brighter academic future. Join us on a journey of mathematical excellence and discover the joy of mastering the art and science of numbers.