## About TSTM (OLYMPIAD) Exam

Bihar Mathematical Society was established on 1st February 1958 at Bhagalpur. The
association serves as apex body of Mathematics educators to promote excellence in
Mathematics. It provides a common platform for teachers, scientists and research
scholars from different parts of the country to exchange ideas for improvement in
the field of Mathematics.

In order to motivate young students towards Mathematical Olympiads, the Bihar Mathematical
Society (BMS) started organizing Talent Search Test in Mathematics (TSTM) since
1993 for school students of standards VIII and IX all over (undivided) Bihar. TSTM
is more or less a pre-test for RMO in the sense that the first thirty successful
candidates of TSTM, called TSTM WINNERS, are allowed to appear at RMO. This experiment
has been a grand success since Rishi Raj, a student of Class IX from Bihar, selected
in merit list of TSTM, bagged a silver medal at the IMO for four consecutive years.
It was a unique achievement which astonished almost all Mathematicians associated
with the Olympiads.

**1. Objectives of Talent Search Test in Mathematics Olympiad: :**

The main aim of the scheme is to locate the talent hidden among young children to motivate them towards rational thinking and prepare them from the earliest stage for the Mathematical Olympiads and other Mathematical contests. Such test is sure to remove phobia of Mathematics from the minds of young students and it may create so much interest for this subject in them that like Ramanujan they may treat Mathematics as a game and playmate.

**2. Aims and objectives of TSTM **

1. To equip the students for RMO, INMO, IMO and other competitive examinations.

2. To make the students academically competent to appear for various competitive examinations and to inculcate in them the ambition to succeed in such examinations from an early age.

3. To search the talented students and honour and inspire the students by awarding prize.

**3. Syllabus :**

Bihar Mathematical Society has decided to conduct TSTM for 2020 for Class VI to XII. The New Syllabus TSTM Olympiad are as Follows: :

Class VI

Number systems- Natural Numbers, Whole Numbers, Integers, Rational. Factors & Multiples, Decimals and Fractions, Unitary Method, Mensuration, Algebraic equations and Expressions , Ratio And Proportion, Percentage and their applications , Symmetry, Geometry (Elementary Shapes, Line segment, parallel lines, Triangles and its properties).

Class VII

Integers, Rational Numbers and irrational numbers, Fractions and Decimals, Exponents and Powers, Identities, Algebraic Equations & Expressions, Profit and Loss,Lines and Angles, Comparing Quantities, The Triangle and its Properties, Symmetry, Congruence of Triangles,Perimeter and Area, Data Handling, Solid Shapes.

Class VIII

Real Number, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Exponents and Powers, Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Linear Equations in One Variable, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Constructions, Mensuration, Visualising Solid Shapes, Data Handling, Direct and Inverse Variations, Factorisation, Introduction to Graphs.

Class IX

Number Systems- Prime and Composite numbers, Congruence, Fermat and Wilson theorem, Pythagorean triads , Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Distance between two points, Area, simple linear equation Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Circles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.

Class X

Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry and its applications, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.

Class XI

Sets, Relations and Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Conditional Identities, Trigonometrical Equations, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Combinatorics-Simple Permutations and Combinations, Induction Principle, Highest power of n in n Pigeon Hole Principle (PHP). Only elementary type questions will be asked on this topics Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Limits and Differentiation continuous application Derivatives, Probability, Introduction to 3-D Geometry. Simple Integration.

Class XII

Number theory, Inequalities, Relations and Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra and their Applications , Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Linear Programming.

**4. Eligibility for TSTM Olympiad: : **A regular student of standard VI to XII from any recognized school of Bihar is eligible to participate in TSTM Olympiad. For TSTM Class 6 to 12 the age of participants as per school records should not exceeds 13 years for class VI,14Years for class VII,15 Years for class VIII,16 Years for IX,17 Years for X,18 Years for XI and 19 Years for XII.

**5. Programme scheduled of TSTM Olympiad Exam 2020. :
**TTSTM Examination will be conducted at certain specified towns of Bihar. However,
it may also be conducted in other towns provided the number of participants in that
town is not less than 1000, they will be required to appear at Patna centre or nearby
home District. Student will have to appear at the given centre at their own cost.

**a. Last Date for submission of application form :20 June 2020.**

**b. Admit card available from : 01 July 2020.****c. Date of Examination : 19 July 2020 (11 A.M to 1.30 P.M).****d. Date of Training of Applicants :From 01 June 2020(Summer Vacation.)****6. Examination Centres :****Application forms are available and can be filled online with payment of Rs 100/ on official website of BMS (www.bmsbihar.org). Offline Application form and Prospectus can be obtained from the Convener- cum- Executive Joint Secretary of BMS / Convener District “Mission Gunvatta Siksha Samiti” and submit the application form with Examination fee as bank draft/cheque of Rs. 100 (One Hundred only) in favour of “Bihar Mathematical Society” payable at Patna so as to reach him latest by 20th June 2020.Application form duly completed and forwarded by the Principal/ Head of the institution of the applicant, must be sent to the Convener- cum- Executive Joint Secretary BMS at Patna office or MGSS so as to reach him latest by 20stJune 2020.**

**7. How to apply :****The questions for written examination will be of subjective type .There will be no negative marking . You are advised to follow NCERT text books and reference books of standard VI to XII . Choose your reference books wisely and follow it. Two and half hours will be given to answer the questions.**

1. Fee for individual applicant- Rs 250/-

2. School/Institution can obtain application forms from office of BMS, Patna on the payment of Rs 250/- for each student.

3. For obtaining the application form by post, send the amount by DD/Cheque in favour of “Bihar Mathematical Society” Payble at Patna.

**8. Application fee :**1. Fee for individual applicant- Rs 250/-

2. School/Institution can obtain application forms from office of BMS, Patna on the payment of Rs 250/- for each student.

3. For obtaining the application form by post, send the amount by DD/Cheque in favour of “Bihar Mathematical Society” Payble at Patna.

**9. Examination Pattern :****A training programme conducted by subject experts may be arranged for intending candidates from 01 June 2020(Summer Vacation). The applicant may submit Rs 250/ for Examination and training fee online on the website (www.bmsbihar.org) or offline to Convener cum Executive Joint Secretary BMS at College of Commerce, Arts and Science Patna or Convener to District Mission Gunvatta Siksha Samiti on submission of a bank draft/cheque of Rs. 250 (Three Hundred only) in favour of “Bihar Mathematical Society” payable at Patna so as to reach him latest by 20 June 2020.**

**10. Training Programme :****11. Examination Results and Marks :**

After the evaluation of the answer scripts and preparation of the result the same wil be communicated to the successful candidates in the merit list, called the TSTM winners. The desirable applicants may obtain marks with the request an application to convener cum executive joint secretary of BMS at Patna office. A copy of the result of successful candidates will be displayed in the office of BMS Patna and on its website.

**12. Medals and Certificates:**

Certificates to all TSTM winners and medals to first three TSTM Winners will be awarded at a function to be announced after the result. Top three rank holders will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals along with cash prize and remaining winners decided by BMS will be given a certificate of merit and consolation prize. Institution/Person actively contributed in organising the TSTM Olympiad will be awarded by BMS for their cooperation. We solicit active co-operation and support of Education Department, Govt of Bihar in our endeavour to promote students' aptitude and interest in Mathematics and would ensure better future of the school students of Bihar. It would also help enhance quality of education in our state.

Any enquiry regarding olympiad of TSTM may contact Dr. D N Singh,General Secretary (BMS) at H.Q Bhagalpur,

Dr. Vijay Kumar, Convener-cum-Executive Joint Secretary(BMS), Dept of Mathematics,College of Commerce,Arts and Science ,Patna

**13. Contact office :**Any enquiry regarding olympiad of TSTM may contact Dr. D N Singh,General Secretary (BMS) at H.Q Bhagalpur,

Dr. Vijay Kumar, Convener-cum-Executive Joint Secretary(BMS), Dept of Mathematics,College of Commerce,Arts and Science ,Patna