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How to ace the Math Olympiad exam this year?


19th November 2020

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First of all, I must compliment you for being here – you must be one of those who really care about unraveling the smart secrets that can enhance your child’s academic performance!

Next, I must quickly get down to the task of unwrapping that one secret that will make the real difference.

There is one important thing that all the toppers do when they prepare for competitive examinations. And almost every topper discovers this secret when they enter the 12th Grade – because that is when they are supposed to prepare for different competitive exams for the first time.

However, you have the opportunity to start this practice for your child, even when they are in the 1st Grade! And this opportunity comes in the form of the IMO – International Mathematics Olympiad exam.

But before we start grasping the details of this practice, there are some questions you should address:

Well, if your answer is yes to the first two questions, then there is no doubt that you are serious about developing your child’s mathematical abilities.

But, if you are still curious about that one thing which can help your child soar higher in the IMO, then I must caution you first! 

And why? Because the answer to your question may lead to a discovery that is both rare and surprisingly clear!

Hint: As of today, there is almost nothing that equips your child with IMO skills while offering cash prizes* and scholarships**!

Still curious? Well, high time that I kill the suspense!

The answer is –  Taking a test that accurately simulates the real IMO conditions.

Yes, writing IMO before there’s an IMO in December!

In other words, you must give your child an opportunity to appear in a unique practice test that challenges their skills in the same environment, under the same conditions. A test wherein thousands of other students are going to participate under the conditions that are exactly similar to those of the IMO exam!

Why does my child need such a Practice Test for IMO?

The benefits of taking a practice test simulating the real-life test conditions are many. But I will be brief:

Bridge knowledge gaps:

The whole point of the Cuemath Math Olympiad is for your child to understand their strengths and weaknesses, where there is a knowledge gap that needs further revision. 

Knowledge is a condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience

What are the key areas they’re good at and need polishing, what are the challenges, and how to overcome them? 

Practice tests can help your child test their knowledge and solidify concepts they already know.

Beat the clock:

IMO not just tests your child’s ability to strategically come up with the right solutions to complex logical problems, but it also tests how fast your child can do it. 

Manage time during examination by attempting all the questions

Cuemath Math Olympiad serves as a good exercise for your child to test themselves in a timed scenario similar to that of the IMO.

Heighten Confidence

Exams, especially competitive exams can be very stressful for kids, no matter what grade they’re in. 

Feel confident in yourself to devote your resources to the task at hand.

Cuemath Math Olympiad is designed to mimic actual exam like scenarios, acting as a confidence booster by helping your child ease up before the big day.

So, what should be done next to get the benefits of IMO?

At Cuemath we understand the importance of global competitions such as the IMO and wish to prepare your child to ace them in whichever grade they are in.

Keeping the competitiveness and skills required to ace the IMO, we have come up with a nation-wide test that is TUCO (The Ultimate Cuemath Olympiad) which will help your child be ready for the IMO today!  

To boost your child’s confidence and win attractive prizes, enroll now by clicking this link: Register for TUCO 2020

Also read:

What is TUCO (The Ultimate Cuemath Olympiad)?

The TUCO is a nationwide test to unearth the best math minds of the country. Students from classes 1st to 10th will participate in two rigorous rounds to win the challenge.

The first round (Round 1) of this exam will consist of a self-assessment test that the student can take from the comfort of their home.

Upon clearing the first round (Round 1), the students are required to participate in the second round (Round 2) at their nearest Cuemath Teacher Partner’s center.

Why should my child participate in the TUCO?

The Cuemath Math Olympiad (CMO) will help your child test out their math abilities against their peers from the same grade in a competitive environment. 

The test environment will mimic the type of environment they would face when they’re participating in the International Math Olympiad. 

Apart from that, your child will also get:

  • A highly customized report that analyses your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Detailed performance comparison of the student with respect to other students at the city and national levels.
  • Certificates and cash prizes for all the students!

How can my child participate in the TUCO?

The participation process involves a few easy steps:

Step 1: Sign up for the Cuemath Math Olympiad using this link: Registration link for TUCO 2020

Step 2: Add your child for the test.

Step 3: Pay the registration fee of Rs. 200/- 

Step 4: You will get the test link to launch the Round 1 test on the day of the exam.

Step 5: Have your child attempt the test at the given time.

Step 6: Check the results to see if your child has qualified for Round 2.

How will I know that the exam pattern for the TUCO is relevant to my child’s needs?

For Classes 1 to 4

The participant has to answer 35 Questions in 60 Minutes. There will be a separate question paper for each class. The question paper will have four sections:

For Classes 5 to 10

The participant has to answer 50 Questions in 60 Minutes. There will be a separate question paper for each class. The question paper will have four sections:

The SOF International Math Olympiad helps students test out their mathematical skills with students from all over the world. The exams are conducted in two levels- Level 1 and Level 2.  

The level 1 exam is open to students in classes 1-12 and is conducted in the students’ respective schools during school hours.

 The exam lasts for 60-minutes and is attempted solely in English. 

The test paper of classes 1 to 4 consists of 35 questions and from class 5 onwards 50 questions from various mathematical sections such as Mathematical reasoning, Logical reasoning, Everyday Mathematics, and an Achievers section. 

The students who perform exceptionally well stand a chance to qualify for Level 2 of the SOF IMO exam. However, students in class 3-12 are only allowed to appear for the Level 2 exam.


The TUCO is not just a math competition, it’s a global challenge that helps your child grow their mathematical skills in a competitive environment. This examination aims to help students assess their Math aptitude at the All India Level by checking their Math knowledge and critical thinking skills.

What measures can be taken before attempting the TUCO exam?

Before the Olympiad exam, you should take the practice of the preparatory course given to your child. This will help you determine your weakness and strength. It also gives you an idea of the type of question that you might be facing during the exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the eligibility criteria for TUCO 2020?

Grade 1 to 10 students (studying in schools affiliated with any State, Central or International board) are eligible for the test. Note: There would be different test papers for each grade. For prelims, students enrolled for the 28th Nov exam will solve Set A of Question Paper and students enrolled for the 29th Nov exam will solve Set B of Question Paper.

Are there any mock tests for a student going to write the test for the first time?

Yes, there are Mock Tests and Sample Questions which will give you a feel of what will be asked in the actual TUCO Exam. Once you have successfully registered for TUCO 2020, the link to attempt the mock test and a PDF containing the sample paper will be sent to your registered email ID. All the registered candidates will be given free access to our Olympiad preparatory course.

Where should I attempt TUCO 2020 - Desktop / Laptop / Mobile?

Round 1- Prelims are Web & Mobile enabled. A student may use any of the devices to attempt the examination, while having a fairly strong and reliable wifi network.

Round 2- Advanced is a web enabled test only.

External references 

To know more about the Math Olympiad exam, visit this blog:

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