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International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO): Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Registration Process, Awards, Important Dates & Preparation Tips

International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO):

The International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is a Maths competition conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) with the aim of identifying and nurturing future scientists, technologists and IT talent at school level.  SOF was established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities with the aim of promoting Science, Mathematics, Computer Education, English, General Knowledge and professional courses.

Eligibility:

Students of classes 1 to 12th are eligible to appear for the 1st level Olympiads.  There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. Students who qualify for the 2nd level exam include.

  • Top 5% of students’ class wise, who appear for the 1st level exam,
  • Zone wise top 25 rank holders class wise, and
  • Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks.

Medium of Exam:

English Only

Exam Date:

5Th DEC 2019 Or 17th DEC 2019

The SOF IMO is conducted at two levels:

  1. The level 1 competition is an objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 12.
  2. Level 2: The level 2 is conducted for students of class 3 to class 12.

 Syllabus:

The question paper consists of four sections for every class:

Class 1
Section-1  Logical Reasoning Patterns, Odd One Out, Measuring Units, Geometrical Shapes, Spatial Understanding, Grouping, Analogy, Ranking Test, Problems based on Figures.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Numerals, Number names, Number Sense (2 digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction, Lengths, Weights and Comparisons, Time, Money, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Patterns.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2.
Class 2
Section-1  Logical Reasoning Patterns, Odd One Out, Measuring Units, Geometrical Shapes, Analogy, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, Embedded Figures, Coding-Decoding.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Numerals, Number Names and Number Sense (3-Digit Numbers), Computation Operations, Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, Temperature, Money, Lines, Shapes and Solids, Pictographs, Patterns.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics Syllabus same as Section 2.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section 2.
Class 3
Section-1 Logical Reasoning Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures and Figure Matrix, Mirror Images, Geometrical Shapes, Embedded Figures, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Numerals, Number names and Number Sense (4-digit numbers), Computation Operations, Fractions, Length, Weight, Capacity, Temperature, Time, Money, Geometry, Data Handling.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.
Class 4
Section-1 Logical Reasoning Patterns, Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding, Ranking Test, Mirror Images, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Embedded Figures, Direction Sense Test, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations, Analogy and Classification.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Numerals and Number Names, Number Sense (5-digit numbers), Computation Operations, Fractions, Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, Money, Geometry, Perimeter of Various Shapes, Symmetry, Conversions, Data HandlingPatterns.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section 2.
Class 5
Section-1  Logical Reasoning Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Geometrical Shapes, Mirror and Water Images, Direction Sense Test, Ranking Test, Alphabet Test, Logical Sequence of Words, Puzzle Test, Coding-Decoding.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Numerals, Number names and Number Sense (7 and 8 digit numbers), Computation Operations, Fractions and Decimals, Measurement of Length, Weight, Capacity, Volume, Time, Temperature and Money, Conversions, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Angles, Perimeter of Various Shapes & Area of Rectangle and Square, Symmetry, Data Handling.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section 2.
Class 6
Section-1  Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Knowing our Numbers, Whole Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Basic Geometrical Ideas, Understanding Elementary Shapes, Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Data Handling, Mensuration, Algebra, Ratio And Proportion, Symmetry, Practical Geometry.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.
Class 7
Section-1 Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Integers, Fractions and Decimals, Exponents and Powers, Algebraic Expressions, Simple Linear Equations, Lines and Angles, Comparing Quantities, The Triangle and its Properties, Symmetry, Congruence of Triangles, Rational Numbers, Perimeter and Area, Data Handling, Visualising Solid Shapes, Practical Geometry.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.
Class 8
Section-1  Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Rational Numbers, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Exponents and Powers, Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Linear Equations in One Variable, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Constructions, Mensuration, Visualising Solid Shapes, Data Handling, Direct and Inverse Variations, Factorisation, Introduction to Graphs, Playing with Numbers.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.
Class 9
Section-1  Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Number Systems, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Circles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
Section-4 Achievers Section Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.
Class 10
Section-1 Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Section-2 Mathematical Reasoning Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.
Section-3 Everyday Mathematics The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
Section-4 Achievers Section Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section – 2.

 

Registration Process:

Only through Schools

Benefits of participating:

  • Participants of Olympiads are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking the first level of the test, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels – within the school, at city level, at zonal level and above all at International level.
  • Each student is provided a Student Performance Report (SPR). The SPR analyses the strong and weak areas of the student and also gives a detailed performance comparison of the student vis-à-vis other students at School, City, Zonal and International level. Analysis of the student’s past 9 years’ performance is also provided.
  • Students are suitably awarded based on their International, Zonal and School ranking. Prizes are announced annually and include cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates etc. Selective International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by eminent personalities. Prizes for zonal winners and school winners are sent to their respective schools.

Awards:

AWARDS FOR LEVEL TWO PERFORMANCE & FOR CLASSES ONE & TWO

AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

RANK SCHOLARSHIPS NO. OF AWARDS
1st Rs.50,000/- Each + Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 12
2nd Rs.25,000/- Each + Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 12
3rd Rs.10,000/- Each + Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 12

AT ZONAL LEVEL

RANK SCHOLARSHIPS NO. OF AWARDS
1st Rs.5,000/- Each + Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence 252
2nd Rs.2,500/- Each + Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence 252
3rd Rs.1,000/- Each + Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence 252
4th to 10th Gifts Worth Rs.1000/- Each + *Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction + **Certificate of Zonal Excellence 1764
11th to 25th **Certificate of Zonal Excellence + *Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction 3780
Rank 26+ Merit Certificate All

*Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction will be awarded for 1st level Ranks.
**Certificate of Zonal Excellence will be awarded for final Ranks.

*Medals are Gold / Silver / Bronze color plated as applicable
**for classes 1-2 only

AWARDS FOR LEVEL ONE PERFORMANCE:

AT ZONAL LEVEL
RANK SCHOLARSHIPS NO. OF AWARDS
1 to 25 Medal of Distinction** + Certificate of Distinction 6300
Rank 26+ Participation Certificate All

**For classes 3-12

In case two or more students achieve the same rank, cash award in the applicable category will be distributed as under:

International Winners – 

  • For up to 9 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
  • In case 10 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1, 000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

Zonal Winners –  

  • For up to 4 students getting same rank, award amount will be distributed equally. In addition, each winner will be awarded a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.
  • In case 5 & more students get same rank, in lieu of cash award, each winner will be awarded gifts worth Rs.1, 000/- each + a medal (in the applicable category) and a Certificate.

AT SCHOOL LEVEL:

  1. Medals to Class Toppers.
  • Where 10 or more students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
  • Where between 5 to 9 students from a class (including all sections) write an exam – the topper awarded a gold medal.
  • In addition to above, for each section from a class, from where 10 or more students write an exam – the top three rank holders will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.
  1. Participation Certification to each student.
  2. Merit Certificate to 2nd level participants
  3. Top 25 rank holders from each class & each Olympiad exam will be awarded Medals of Distinction. This will be applicable for winners from 21 Zones for performance in the 1st level Olympiads/ single level Olympiads.

AWARDS- SCHOOLS

AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

CATEGORY AWARDS NO. OF AWARDS
Best Principal* Rs.25,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 20
Best Teacher Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 20

AT ZONAL LEVEL

CATEGORY AWARDS NO. OF AWARDS
Best Principal* Rs.10,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 105
Best Teacher Rs.5,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 63

 

AT DISTRICT LEVEL

CATEGORY AWARDS NO. OF AWARDS
Best Principal* Rs.2,500/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500
Best Teacher Rs.1,000/- Each + Citation + Trophy 500

*Awards to Principals are based on cumulative performance of schools, whereas awards to teachers are based on performance of school in SOF IMO.

Tips to Crack IMO:

  1. Conquer the Olympiad Exams Syllabus
  2. Make a study timetable for Olympiad Exams
  3. Revise and Repeat
  4. Keep your mind fresh
  5. Solve Sample papers
  6. Attempt Mock Tests

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