An impressive 135 students from Aakash Institute, the national leader in test preparatory services, have cleared the prestigious Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM) Exam. The assessment was jointly conducted by the Mathematics Teachers Association of India (MTAI), Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) – HBCSE (TIFR).
The qualified students will now compete nationally in stage 2 of the Olympiad known as the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO).
The number of students clearing the IOQM exam from Aakash Institute has increased consistently year on year, with this year seeing 15 students from Class 9th clearing the exam, 42 from Class 10th, 61 from Class 11th and 17 from Class 12th. In 2019, 90 students from Aakash Institute had cleared the exam, 115 in 2020 and 135 in the recently declared result.
Congratulating the students on the impressive results, Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) said: “We are very proud of our students who have made exemplary results even in this tough situation. We would like to congratulate all our students who have cleared the IOQM exam 2021. This is a huge step towards achieving their JEE dreams. We would also like to thank the parents for extending their support. The credit goes to the hard work put in by our students and faculties as well as the quality test preparation imparted at the institute. I wish them all the best for the next round.”
Previously known as Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) and Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO), the National Olympiad Programme in Maths has changed the name of PRMO/RMO to IOQM for the year 2020-21. There are certain modifications made in the examination pattern and also the number of stages has been reduced to 5 which were earlier 6.
The student undergoes some theoretical and experimental sessions and only 35-40 students from all over India compete against each other to Qualify for International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC). The camp provides the orientation at all levels of theoretical, experimental, and observational (for astronomy) tasks to students. Emphasis is laid on developing conceptual foundations and problem-solving skills.
Moving forward, only 4-6 students who qualify for Pre Departure Camp undergo some rigorous training programme at HBCSE for which special laboratories have been developed. To help the students, resource persons from different institutions across the country are invited to the training camps.
The last stage which is International culminates with the participation of the Indian students (4-6) in the International Mathematical Olympiad. The students are accompanied by 2-4 teachers or mentors.
Aakash Institute aims to help students in their quest to achieve academic success. It has a centralized in-house process for curriculum and content development and faculty training and monitoring, led by its National Academic Team. Over the years, students from Aakash have proven selection track record in various Medical & Engineering Entrance Exams, Competitive and Olympiads.