What are the eligibility criteria for the International Maths Olympiad (IMO)?

What are the eligibility criteria for the International Maths Olympiad (IMO)?

Deepak Vashishitha asked February 23, 2017

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Abhilash Rajput February 23, 2017

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different countries by the IMO Foundation. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with only 7 countries participating and it has gradually expanded to over more than 100 countries.

The IMO Advisory Board ensures that each host country observes the regulations and traditions of the IMO.

The IMO Foundation funds and supports the IMO.

The Science Olympiad Foundation sends prospectus containing the Registration forms to all schools registered with them. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at info@sofworld.org/ phone call at 0124-4951200. Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations from students are not accepted.

The medium of the test is English. CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers. IMO is conducted in 2 levels:

Level 1 - The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.

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.

The question paper is divided into four sections:

  • Section-1: Logical Reasoning
  • Section-2: Mathematical Reasoning
  • Section-3: Everyday Mathematics
  • Section-4: Achievers Section

Level 2 - Level 2 exam is also divided into different sections and each section holds different weightage. Students fulfilling following criteria are eligible to take Level 2 exam.

  • Zonewise top 25 rank holders class wise.
  • Class wise top 5% of candidates who appeared for the 1st level exam.
  • Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks.

Benefits of taking IMO - After taking the exam participants can judge themselves academically in four different levels - Schoolwise, city wise, state wise and international level. A Student Performance Report(SPR) is prepared for each student which analyses the weak and strong areas of the student and help him compare himself with other students school wise, city wise, state wise and at international level.
Incase of any queries, you can email at info@sofworld.org or phone-call/fax at 0124-4951200 


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