The International Math Olympiad is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious competitions to challenge participants on the various subsets of mathematics and its applications.
Unlike the general education classes that conclude with reproducible papers with the same questions year after year, the International Math Olympiad from the Science Olympiad Foundation is a far more prestigious ordeal.
The idea with the IMO, as with all Olympiads, is to bring out the best and brightest of a student’s mathematical abilities and help them know where they shine through and through.
Important Dates to Follow
Exam Dates for IMO
Exam Date 1
Exam Date 2
Exam Date 3
12th IMO (1st Level)
5th Dec 2019
17th Dec 2019
12th IMO (2nd Level)
11th IMO (1st Level)
4th Dec 2018
13th Dec 2018
18th Dec 2018
11th IMO (2nd Level)
11th Feb 2018
The International Math Olympiad has been announced to take place between the 5th and 17th of December 2019.
The International Mathematics Olympiad is conducted every year for the eligible applicants by the official authority and has two levels - one for students in lower grades and one for students in higher secondary education.
Schools may select one date for conducting the Olympiad in their school. Change of date is not permitted. There are separate question papers for different dates. Schools may send registrations by 30 days before the chosen date of the exam date.
The 1st Level of the International Math Olympiad occurred last year on the 4th, 13th, and 18th of December 2018 which constituted the 11th edition of the competition. The 2nd Level of the International Math Olympiad concluded on 11th Feb 2019.
The eligibility criteria for participating in the International Math Olympiad required participants to be students studying from class I to class XII (HSC class) from a well-reputed school in India or abroad. The official authority of the International Math Olympiad will, however, update the complete list of requirements for applicants and circulate the list of events by the end of the year.
News about the participating institutions and the acceptance of the students representing a district or school is well circulated a month or two before the actual Olympiad. In order to be entirely certain that a student has been selected for the 1st round, check the official IMO website.
Students who progress to the 2nd stage will be informed of their acceptance within a week of the Olympiad’s conclusion.
Interested applicants have to keep an open eye on any updates from International Math Olympiad and reference the official website of the participating institution to get full details of the admission procedure. While the Olympiad places no restrictions on the number of participating students from one institution, it does have limits on the participants belonging to lower grades.
The Cycle of Applications
The students of classes 1 to 12 are eligible to appear for the 1st level Olympiads and have no basic criterion for minimum marks. However, to gain acceptance for the second level of the exam, the top 5% of performing students from the 1st level exam will be chosen. The International Math Olympiad from SOF places a limit of 25 rank holders, class-wise, from each district and country.
Early bird registrations for participating in the Olympiad must thus begin as early as possible in schools who plan on sending their best. Starting selections at least 5 to 6 months before December is suggested.
Class toppers from each participating school, where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam and score 50% qualifying marks are selected as well. Students who perform the best in individual sections qualify for the 2nd Level as well. Opting for the section-wise registration, however, gold medal winners may not qualify for the 2nd Level. Students from classes 1 and 2 are not required to appear for the 2nd Level exam and are simply classified based on the performance in the first level exam.
As with all editions of the Olympiad, students have to register through their institution to be accepted for it. The prospectus that contains the registration forms is circulated by the beginning of the year for the exam that happens at the end of the year. Schools that are not registered can request a spot by emailing the Olympiad authorities directly.
Application fees for the IMO come with a charge of Rs 125 for individual participants in schools from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal. Students must also remember to apply for the admit card that is issued by the Math Olympiad Foundation. Once the participating institution submits the proposal for the students, the admit cards can be downloaded from the official SOF website. So be watchful of any news regarding the admit cards and apply accordingly.
The final checking for the results and papers for the 2nd round occur during the trailing weeks of December where results from all across the world are compiled and compared. The International Math Olympiad has had various approaches to gauge a student’s capabilities in excelling at mathematics either on a percentage or a percentile basis. The top-ranking students are usually announced by the new year or the last weeks of January.
Cuemath Olympiad (CMO) Results 2019
Cuemath recently organized its 1st edition of Math Olympiad in November 2019 (Round 1) and January 2020 (Round 2).
A nation-wide test to unearth the best math minds, the 2019 Olympiad welcomed over 11850 students to participate in Round 1 and over 4159 students in Round 2.
The most-awaited results for the 2019 Cuemath Olympiad have been released on our website!