Statistics Olympiad 2020: Apply by December 16
CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS), Prof. C R Rao Road, University of Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, has invited applications for the National Level Statistics Olympiad-2020, to be conducted as part of the celebrations of the 14th Statistics Day falling on 29th June, 2020.
This is a talent search competition in Mathematics and Statistics for students of High Schools and Junior Colleges. The competition is being conducted to raise awareness about Statistics, and to encourage those with an aptitude for number and numerical reasoning to study Statistics.
The competition will be in the form of a written examination of three hours duration, to be held from 10 am and 1 pm, on 19 January 2020 (Sunday) at Hyderabad, Warangal, Nalgonda, Karimnagar, Khammam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Kakinada, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Tirupathi, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Baroda, Chennai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Gangtok, Port Blair and Sri Lanka centers. Applicant can choose any two centers from the list. The examination at Thiruvananathapuram will be held at the Department of Statistics, University of Kerala, P.O. Karyavattom, Thiruvananathapuram -695 581.
Since the test is in the nature of a talent competition, no special knowledge of any particular syllabus is required. The test questions would not be primarily of any syllabus oriented but of a nature requiring insight, critical approach, logical thinking, the power of application of knowledge in solving problems and a general mathematical maturity and statistics appropriate at that level. There will be 10 questions requiring short descriptive answers. All questions are to be answered. Details are given in the Notification at https://crraoaimscs.res.in/
Eligibility: Those students who have secured grade B1 or more than 70% marks in Mathematics in previous academic year 2018-19 in any Board/Class examination, as applicable are eligible. The competition is conducted at Two Levels. Junior Level will be for students who are studying Class IX and X in 2019-20. Senior Level will be for students who are studying Class XI, XII and degree 1st year in 2019-20.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at https://crraoaimscs.res.in/ latest by 16.12.2019. Registration fee is Rs.100/-. The amount can be paid online or offline, by way of a DD in favour of ‘Director, CR Rao AIMSCS’ payable at ‘Hyderabad’. In case of offline payment, the DD along with the signed application should be sent by Speed Post to ‘The Director, CR Rao AIMSCS, University of Hyderabad Campus, Prof CR Rao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500046’.
Candidate has to bring 2 copies of the admit card with photograph affixed, Xerox copy of the school identity card and Xerox copy of the marks memo displaying the marks/ grades obtained in the previous class studied during the academic year 2018-19.
At each level, top 3 students will be given C R Rao and C. Bhargavi Rao Prizes of Rs.15,000/-, Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 7,000/-. The top 15 performers in each level will be awarded merit certificates. The prizes will be given away on 29th June 2020, during 14th Statistics Day celebrations at C R Rao AIMSCS, Hyderabad.
For details, visit https://crraoaimscs.res.in/