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International Mathematical Olympiad

International Mathematical Olympiad or IMO is a world based championship conducted for high school students. This competition is conducted yearly in different countries every year. The first IMO was organized in 1959 in Romania in which 7 countries were participating in the championship. Now, there are more than 100 countries from 5 continents participating in IMO every year.

The participating countries send a maximum of 6 students every year to participate in IMO. The participating students compete with each other. The students who want to prepare for the IMO championship can join Truemaths coaching academy. Truemaths prepare the interested student for the IMO competition. As you know that IMO is a world mathematical championship so you can understand the competition level of this Olympiad. The competition level is quite high, hence you need proper guidelines to prepare for the Olympiad. Truemaths will help you to prepare for International Mathematical Olympiad.

Highlights of International Mathematical Olympiad

Particulars Details
Objective of IMO Help the students to recognized and improve their knowledge of mathematics
Who Organize IMO NBHM (National Board for Higher Mathematics)
Eligibility for IMO For 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th standard students
Application procedure By respective schools
Examination dates for IMO Level I- November-December every year


Level II- February-March every year

IMO awards Up to INR 50,000+GoldMedal+Perofmance Certificate

Important Dates for International Mathematical Olympiad 2019-2020

International Mathematical Olympiad identifies the creativity of the students in mathematics across India and the world. This is the 13th International Mathematical Olympiad to be conducted in 2019-2020. The examination will be online. The students will be assigned to the computer centre for the examination. He must have reached at least 30 minutes prior to the examination time. The students will also get a sheet for rough work that has to be returned to the invigilator after the examination is over.

Events Important dates
13th International Mathematical Olympiad (1st level exam) 5th December and 17th December 2019
13th International Mathematical Olympiad (2nd level exam) 2nd/3rd Sunday of February 2020
13th International Mathematical Olympiad (examination result) Will be updated soon

Who is Eligible to apply for International Mathematical Olympiad?

  • The students from 1st to 12th standard can apply for Level I mathematical Olympiad. There is no other criterion to apply for Level I such as minimum marks, etc.
  • The students who qualify Level I Olympiad, they must have fulfilled these criteria to continue with Level II mathematical Olympiad.
  • Top 5% of students’, class-wise (who have appeared for Level I Olympiad).
  • Zone-wise top 25 rank holders, class-wise.
  • Class topper from each participating school, where a minimum of 10 students from a class appeared in Level I Olympiad and scored 50% qualifying marks.
  • In case if the registration is received section-wise then the students with the highest marks (irrespective of the section) will qualify for Level II Olympiad.
  • For section wise registrations, winner(s) of the gold medal may not necessarily qualify for Level II Olympiad.
  • The students from 1st and 2nd standards need not appear for Level II Olympiad and are ranked based on their performance in Level I Olympiad.

Examination Pattern for International Mathematical Olympiad

  • Level I of International Mathematical Olympiad
  • The First Level of IMO is conducted in the respective schools of the participants during school hours only.
  • The Examination is an objective type.
  • The duration of the test is one hour.
  • The medium of the exam will be English and there will be a separate question paper for each class.
  • There will be a total of 35 questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 questions for class 5 to class 12 in Level I exam.
  • The question paper is divided into four sections as given below.
Class Sections No. of questions Marks per question Total Marks
Class 1 to class 4 Logical Reasoning 10 1 10
  Mathematical Reasoning 10 1 10
  Everyday Mathematics 10 1 10
  Achievers Section 5 2 10
  Grand Total 35   40
Class 5 to class 12 Logical Reasoning 15 1 15
  Mathematical Reasoning 20 1 20
  Everyday Mathematics 10 1 10
  Achievers Section 5 3 15
  Grand Total 50   60

Level II of International Mathematical Olympiad

Level II will be conducted for class 3 to class 12. The different sections of the question paper of the Level II exam are as follows-

Class Sections No. of questions Marks per question Total Marks
Class 3 to class 4 Mathematics 30 1 30
  Achievers Section 5 2 10
  Grand Total 35   40
Class 5 to class 12 Mathematics 45 1 45
  Achievers Section 5 3 15
  Grand Total 50   60

International Mathematical Olympiad- Examination Syllabus

1st standard syllabus (total questions- 35 and duration- 1 hour)

Number Name & Number Sense (2 digit numbers), Length, Time, Geometrical Skills, Odd One Out, Analogy, Spatial Understanding, Numerical, Addition & Subtraction, Weight, Money, Patterns, Series Completion, Ranking Test, Problem Based on Figures, etc.

2nd standard syllabus (total questions- 35 and duration 1 hour)

Number Name and Number Sense (3 digit numbers), Measurement of Length (Conversion), Time & Temperature, Point, Problems based on Figures, Series Completion, Geometrical Shapes, Coding-Decoding, Numerical, Money, Weight, Calendar, Line & Plane Figures, Patterns, Odd One Out, Ranking Test, Analogy, etc.

3rd standard syllabus (total questions- 35 and duration 1 hour)

Number Name & Number Sense (4 digit number), Fraction, Length (Conversion), Capacity, Point, Odd One Out, Series completion, Mirror Images, Straight & Curved Lines, Numerical, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Money, Weight, Time, Problems based on Figures, Patterns, Coding-Decoding, Embedded Figures, Geometrical Shapes, etc.

4th standard syllabus (total questions- 35 and duration 1 hour)

Number names (5 digit number), Roman Numerical, Factor & Multiples, Measurement, Money, Time, Series & Pattern formation of Numbers & Figures, Comparison, Direction Sense Test, Embedded Figures, Ranking Test, Coding-Decoding, Symmetry, Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Pictorial Representation of data, Weight & Capacity, Conversions, Perimeter of various shapes, Alphabet test, Mathematical Reasoning, etc.

5th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

Numerical & Number Name (7 & 8 digit number), Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, LCM & HCF, Whole/Prime/Composite numbers, Decimals, Circles, Measurement of volume, Time & various operations on time, Minutes & Hours, Representation of data in Pictorial Form, Formation of Numbers & Figures, Number Ranking & Alphabet Test, Odd One Out, Number Sense, Roman Numbers, Factors & Multiples, Rules of divisibility, Fractions, Geometrical Shapes & Angles, Symmetry, Mass, Capacity, Perimeter & Area of Rectangle, Square, Measurement of volume, Temperature, Relationship between seconds, Money, Direction Sense Set, Series, etc.

6th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

Whole numbers, Basic Geometrical Ideas, Integers, Decimals, Mensuration, Ratio & Proportion, Practical Geometry, Knowing our numbers, Playing with Numbers, Understanding elementary shapes, Fractions, Data Handling, Algebra, Symmetry, etc.

7th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

Fractions & Decimals, Algebraic Expressions, Lines & Angles, The Triangle & its Properties, Congruence of Triangles, Perimeter and Area, Visualising Solid Shapes, Integers, Exponents & Powers, Simple Linear Equations, Comparing Quantities, Symmetry, Rational Numbers, Data Handling, Practical Geometry, etc.

8th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

  • Section I (Logical Reasoning)

Series Completion, Analytical Reasoning, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Mathematical Operations, Direction Sense Test, Problem on Cubes & Dice, General Reasoning based on the prescribed syllabus, etc.

  • Section II (Mathematical Reasoning)

Squares & Square Roots, Exponents & Powers, Algebraic Expressions & Identities, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Construction, Visualising Solid Shapes, Direct & Inverse Variations, Introduction to Graphs, Rational Numbers, Cubes & Cube Roots, Comparing Quantities, Linear Equations in One Variable, Mensuration, Data Handling, Factorisation, Playing with Numbers, etc.

  • Section III (Everyday Mathematics)

The syllabus for section III will be based on mathematical reasoning.

9th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

  • Section I (Logical Reasoning)

Series Completion, Problems on Cubes & Dice, Inserting Missing Characters, Mathematical Operations, Arithmetical Reasoning, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test, General Reasoning Based on Prescribed Syllabus, etc.

  • Section II (Mathematical Reasoning)

Polynomials, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Lines & Angles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Heron’s Formula, Statistics, Number System, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Triangles, Area of Parallelograms & Triangles, Constructions, Surface Areas & Volumes, Probability, etc.

  • Section III (Everyday Mathematics)

The syllabus for section III will be based on mathematical reasoning.

10th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

  • Section I (Logical Reasoning)

Direction Sense Test, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Distance, Time, General Reasoning, Mathematical Operations, Coding-Decoding, Speed, etc.

  • Section II (Mathematical Reasoning)Probability, Statistics, Surface Areas & Volumes, Areas Related to Circles, Constructions, Circles, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Triangle, Arithmetic Progressions, Quadratic Equations, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Polynomials, Real Numbers, etc.
  • Section III (Everyday Mathematics)

The syllabus for section III will be based on mathematical reasoning.

11th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

Relations & Functions, Logarithms, Linear Inequations, Trigonometry, Circles, Permutations & Combinations, Statistics, Limits & Derivatives, Introduction to 3-D Geometry, Sets, Principles of Mathematical Induction, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Sequences & Series, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Binomial Theorem, Mathematical Reasoning, Probability, etc.

12th standard syllabus (total questions- 50 and duration 1 hour)

Trigonometry Functions, Continuity & Differentiability, Integrals, Differential Equations, Three Dimensional Geometry, Linear Programing, Relations & Functions, Matrices & Determinants, Application of Derivatives, Vector Algebra, Probability, etc.

How to prepare for International Mathematical Olympiad?

  • The practice is the main factor to qualify an examination. The more you practice, the more clarity you will get in the concepts of mathematics.
  • You can also practice mock tests to improve your efficiency and accuracy.
  • Collect the best study material for practice.
  • Do not forget to revise the topics you already studied.
  • Spend time to polish mathematical fundamentals and basic.
  • If possible, make a suitable time table for study and try to follow it strictly.
  • You can also join Truemaths to prepare for International Mathematical Olympiad. At Truemaths you will get all that is required to prepare for IMO such as good study material, experienced teachers, regular tests, etc.

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