Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education has published the PRMO 2019 official answer key. Question paper of the exam has also been made available. Both the documents can be downloaded from olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in.
As per the answer key, the correct answers for question number 1 to 10 are as follows. They are 04, 13, 13, 36, 10, 29, 51, 49, 14, 55. Then the answers for question number 11 to 19 are 06, 18, 10, 53, 45, 40, 30, 20, 13 in that order. The twentieth question was incomplete, says the centre. For that question all students will get 2 bonus marks. For the last ten questions, answers for question number 21 to 30 are 17, 78, 55, 37, 48, 50, 84, 15, 47, 64.
A number of students have been asking whether the exam had any negative marking or not. To that the answer is that PRMO does not have any negative marking, as is clearly stated in point number nine of the instructions given on first page of the question paper.
Mathematics Teachers’ Association (India), recognized by National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) conducted the Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad on August 11. The exam consisted of thirty questions. First six questions were of 2 marks each, then question number seven to twenty one were of 3 marks each. Then question number twenty two to thirty were of 5 marks each. Thus the paper was of overall 102 marks. It was a three hour long paper.
Last year the exam was held on August 19, and the result was announced on September 1. Thousands of mathematics lovers are waiting with bated breath for the result of PRMO exam this year. They can expect a similar schedule as last time.
It is relevant to note that exams in Maharashtra (including Mumbai) , Gujarat , Sikkim , Jammu & Kashmir , Kerala, and Karnataka districts of Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Belagavi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga, Chikamangaluru, Dharwad, Hassan and Kodagu could not be conducted on the assigned date. Here, the exam will be held on a new date, to be announced through mtai.org.in.
Once the result of PRMO 2019 is announced, students who qualify as per it will be able to register for RMO exam. Students will also get a chance to report discrepancies in result within a given time frame.
Last year the cut off for classes VIII to XI were 28 in AP, 2 in Assam, 7 in Chhattisgarh, 18 in Delhi, 11 in Gujarat, 2 in Jammu. It was 11 in Jharkhand, 14 in Karnataka, 2 in Kashmir, 10 in KV, 10 in MP, 13 in Maharashtra and Goa, 2 in Meghalaya. Cut off stood at 11 in Mumbai, 12 in North Bihar, 10 in JNV, 10 in Odisha, 16 in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. PRMO cut off was 19 in Rajasthan, 2 in Sikkim, 2 in South Bihar, 14 in TN, 22 in Telangana, 2 in Tripura, 15 in UP, 3 in Uttarakhand, 13 West Bengal.