Sridhara Math Contest

The 22nd of December is celebrated as National Mathematics Day in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of the mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan. Ramanujan (22 December 1887-26 April 1920) is arguably the greatest mathematician India has produced. As a part of the celebrations of the National Mathematics Day 2020, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) in association with Raising A Mathematician (RAM) foundation is organising an online quiz competition titled ‘Sridhara Math Contest’ for mathematics enthusiasts of all ages. The contest is named after an ancient Indian mathematician Sridharacarya (who lived around the 9th & 10th century), who is famous for his treatises Patiganita and Patiganitasara (also called as Trisatika). This contest will be at two stages.

Round 1: Online Test

This round will be an online test on Google forms with a time constraint that aims to check the students’ problem-solving skills, ability to abstract, pattern observation skills, etc. in topics like numbers, algebra, geometry, mensuration, counting, puzzles and games. It will also check student’s knowledge about the history of mathematics and mathematicians. It will not test the problem-solving ability of routine problems from the curriculum or competitive exams. The difficulty level of the online exam will be at the level of classes 8 to 10.

When: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday, 13 December 2020

Who can participate:

This round is open to two groups—

  • Group A: Students of grade 8-10*
  • Group B: Grade 11 to infinity

.*Students younger than grade 8 who wish to compete in this age group can also apply.

Mode: Google forms

Registration Fee: Rs. 100

What next:

  • The top six participants from Group A will qualify for the second (and final) round.
  • The top scorer from Group B will get a cash prize of INR 1000/-.
  • The participants with scores in the top 10 percentile (from each group) will get an e-Certificate of Achievement.

Round 2 – Online Quiz

This round will be an online Quiz on Zoom with four rounds that will check their problem-solving skills, history of mathematics and mathematicians, puzzle solving skills and creativity. The final round will have the top six participants of Grade 10 and below.

When: 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Who can participate: The top six participants from Group A, Round 1

Mode: Zoom

Winners: The top three winners will receive a cash prize.

  • First Prize: INR 5000/-
  • Second Prize: INR 3000/-
  • Third Prize: INR 2000/-

Interested participants can register for the first round under any category (Group A or B) by completing the two-step registration process. Read the instructions carefully before registering.

Last date to register: 10 December 2020


Registration to this event are closed.