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Is it Olympiad-level?

  1. Mar 19, 2012 #1
    Hi! I'm in quite a dilemma here, so any help/advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    So I'm writing this math-based entrance examination called CMIUG, for entering into CMI (Chennai Mathematical Institute; a college in India). But when I looked at their previous years' papers, they seemed to be a radical departure from the math I learnt in high school. It seems pretty much Olympiad-level to me, and since the exam takes place in less than 3 months and I have limited Olympiad knowledge, I'm wondering whether I'll be ready for it.

    Can anyone tell me if these are high-end type Olympiad problems that require extensive theory, or the basic ones, that I will be able to manage in 3 months, provided that I cover the basics of problem-solving, and work out a lot of problems?

    These are the links to previous year question papers [Please don't reveal any answers, as they seem interesting, and I intend to find it out on my own :)]:-

    http://www.cmi.ac.in/admissions/sample-qp/ugmath2010.pdf

    http://www.cmi.ac.in/admissions/sample-qp/ugmath2011.pdf

    Also, currently I'm learning from a book called "Mathematical Circles: A Russian Experience". It's very interesting, and I enjoy solving the problems, but I'm not really sure if it's enough for preparing for the above-mentioned type of questions.

    Help please! I'd be grateful if anyone could suggest other books too, that cover most topics, going gradually from an easier to harder terrain.

    Thanks in advance! :D
     
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