Statistics Olympiad 2023 for school and college students: Apply by January 16

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Applications have been invited for the 13th Statistics Olympiad 2023 Conducted by C. R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS), Hyderabad.

The competition is being conducted in order to raise awareness on statistics, and to encourage those with an aptitude for number and numerical reasoning to study statistics. It also aims to create public awareness about the importance of statistics in socio- economic planning and policy formulation.

The competition is conducted at Two Levels: At the Junior Level, students who are presently studying (2022-23) in Class IX and X are eligible. At the Senior Level, students who are presently studying in Class XI, XII and degree 1st year (2022-23) can participate.

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.

Outline of Topics for Statistics Olympiad include basic set theory, basic algebra, basic descriptive statistics, problem solving, data representation, data handling, counting techniques, elementary probability theory, functions and distances, permutations and combinations, elementary geometry, elementary number theory.

Eligibility: Applicant should have secured grade B1 or at least 65% marks in Mathematics in previous academic year (2021-22) in any class/board examination.

The written examination will be held from 10 am to 1 pm at various centres on 29th January 2023 (Sunday).

Prizes: At each level, top 3 students will be given CR Rao and C. Bhargavi Rao Prizes. First, second and third prizes will carry an amount of Rs.15000/-, Rs.10000/- and Rs.7000/- respectively and will be awarded on 29th June 2023 during 17th Statistics Day celebrations at CR Rao AIMSCS, Hyderabad. Also, top performers up to a maximum of 15 students in each level will be awarded merit certificates during the same function.

Application can be submitted at latest by 16th January, 2023. Registration fee of Rs.150/- is to be paid online or by way of DD in favour of ‘Director, CR Rao AIMSCS’, payable at Hyderabad.

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