National Mathematics Talent Contest (NMTC)

National Mathematics Talent Contest (NMTC)

The National Mathematics Talent Contest or NMTC is a national-level mathematics contest conducted by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of India or AMTI. It is strongest in Tamil Nadu, which is the operating base of the AMTI.The AMTI is a pioneer organisation in promoting and conducting Maths Talent Tests in India.


  • Primary level: Standards 4 to 6, is called the Gauss Contest
  • Sub-junior level: Standards 7 and 8, is called the Kaprekar Contest
  • Junior level: Standards 9 and 10, is called the Bhaskara Contest
  • Inter level: Standards 11 and 12, is called the Ramanujan Contest
  • Senior level: B.Sc. students, is called the Aryabhata Contest


For all levels except the senior level, there is a preliminary examination comprising multiple choice questions. The preliminary examination is held in September. Students qualifying in the preliminary examination are eligible to sit for the main examination, which is held around the last week of October. A week before the main examination, students are invited for a two-day orientation camp.

Exam date

Usually, the exam is held in the month of August every year.


The fee for the preliminary examination is Rs. 50 in India. No further fee is required for the main examination. Rs. 50/- per candidate (out of which Rs.5/- will be retained by the institution only for all expenses and Rs.45/- to be sent to AMTI.)


No special knowledge of curriculum material is required. A good knowledge of curriculum at the next lower level would be helpful. The syllabus for Mathematics Olympiad (Regional, National and International) is pre-degree college mathematics. The areas covered are, mainly –

a)Algebra, b) Geometry, c) Number theory and d) Graph theory & combinatorics.