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## IMO 2020 Exam Syllabus

- International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO), which is one of the most prestigious examination for mathematics enthusiasts, will see its 14th edition organized in December in two stages by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF).
- Any student from class 1 to 12 can take part in the examination as per the guidelines are given by SOF.
- This article focuses on the latest IMO exam pattern and IMO syllabus for each class.

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## IMO Syllabus for Class 1

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Number sense | ||

2. Addition | ||

3. Subtraction | ||

4. Lengths, weights and comparison | ||

5. Time | ||

6. Money | ||

7. Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes Video |

Mental Aptitude |
Blog |
Video |

1. Patterns | Pattern Recognition | Patterns Video |

2. Measuring Units | Measuring Units | Measuring Units Video |

3. Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes Video |

4. Odd One Out | Pick the Odd One Out | Odd One Out Video |

5. Spatial Understanding | ||

6. Grouping | What is Grouping? | Grouping Video |

7. Analogy | Analogy: Comparison of Images and Objects | Analogy Video |

8. Ranking Test | Ranking of Objects | Ranking Test Video |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 2

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Number sense | ||

2. Computation operations | ||

3. Length, Weight, Capacity and Temperature | ||

4. Time and Money | ||

5. Lines, Shapes and Solids | Geometrical Shapes Video | |

6. Patterns | Pattern Recognition | |

7. Pictographs | Pictographs | Pictographs Video |

Mental Aptitude |
Blog |
Video |

1. Patterns | Pattern Recognition | Patterns Video |

2. Measuring Units | Measuring Units | Measuring Units Video |

3. Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes Video |

4. Odd One Out | Pick the Odd One Out | Odd One Out Video |

5. Analogy | Analogy: Comparison of Images and Objects | Analogy Video |

6. Ranking Test | Ranking of Objects | Ranking Test Video |

7. Grouping of Figures and Embedded Figures | What is Grouping? | Grouping Video |

8. Coding and Decoding | Coding-Decoding | Coding-Decoding Video |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 3

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Number Sense | ||

2. Computation Properties | ||

3. Fractions | Fractions Video | |

4. Money | ||

5. Length, Weight, Capacity, Time and Temperature | ||

6. Geometry | ||

7. Data Handling | Data Handling | Data Handling Video |

Mental Aptitude |
Blog |
Video |

1. Patterns | Pattern Recognition | Patterns Video |

2. Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification Video |

3. Alphabet Test | Alphabet Test | Alphabet Test Video |

4. Coding and Decoding | Coding-Decoding | Coding-Decoding Video |

5. Ranking Test | Ranking of Objects | Ranking Test Video |

6. Grouping of Figures and Figure Matrix | What is Grouping? | Grouping Video |

7. Mirror Images | Mirror and Water Images | |

8. Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes Video |

9. Embedded Figures | Embedded Figures | |

10. Days and Dates and Possible Combinations | Days, Dates and Possible Combinations | Days, Dates and Possible Combiations Video |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 4

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Number Sense | ||

2. Computation Operations | ||

3. Fractions | Fractions Video | |

4. Length, Weight, Capacity, Time and Money | ||

5. Geometry | ||

6. Data Handling | Data Handling | Data Handling Video |

Mental Aptitude |
Blog |
Video |

1. Patterns | Pattern Recognition | Patterns Video |

2. Alphabet test | Alphabet Test | Alphabet Test Video |

3. Coding and Decoding | Coding-Decoding | Coding-Decoding Video |

4. Ranking Test | Ranking of Objects | Ranking Test Video |

5. Mirror Images | Mirror and Water Images | |

6. Geometrical Shapes and Solids | Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes Video |

7. Embedded Figures | Embedded Figures | |

8. Direction Sense Test | Direction Sense | Direction Test Video |

9. Days and Dates and Possible Combinations | Days, Dates and Possible Combinations | Days, Dates and Possible Combiations Video |

10. Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification Video |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 5

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Number Sense | ||

2. Computation Operations | ||

3. Fractions and Decimals | Fractions Video | |

4. Measurements | ||

5. Angles | ||

6. Perimeter and Area | ||

7. Symmetry | Symmetry Video | |

8. Data Handling | Data Handling | Data Handling Video |

Mental Aptitude |
Blog |
Video |

1. Patterns | Pattern Recognition | Patterns Video |

2. Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification Video |

3. Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes | Geometrical Shapes Video |

4. Mirror and Water Images | Mirror and Water Images | |

5. Direction Sense Test | Direction Sense | Direction Test Video |

6. Ranking Test, Alphabet Test and Logical Sequence of Words | Logical Sequence and Ranking | Logical Sequence and Ranking Video |

7. Puzzle Test | ||

8. Coding and Decoding | Coding-Decoding | Coding-Decoding Video |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 6

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Knowing Our Numbers | ||

2. Whole Numbers | ||

3. Playing with Numbers | ||

4. Basic Geometrical Ideas | ||

5. Understanding Elementary Shapes | ||

6. Integers | ||

7. Fractions | Fractions Video | |

8. Decimals | ||

9. Data Handling | Data Handling | |

10. Mensuration | ||

11. Algebra | Introduction to Algebra | |

12. Ratio and Proportion | ||

13. Symmetry | Symmetry Video | |

14. Practical Geometry |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 7

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Integers | ||

2. Fractions and Decimals | Fractions Video | |

3. Rational Numbers | Rational Numbers | Rational Numbers Video |

4. Data Handling | Data Handling | |

5. The Triangle and its properties | ||

6. Congruence of Triangles | ||

7. Comparing Quantities | ||

8. Practical Geometry | ||

9. Perimeter and Area | ||

10. Simple Equations | ||

11. Algebraic Expressions | Introduction to Algebra | |

12. Exponents and Powers | Exponents and Powers | Exponents and Powers Video |

13. Symmetry | Symmetry Video | |

14. Lines and Angles | ||

15. Visualising solid shapes |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 8

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Rational Numbers | Rational Numbers | Rational Numbers Video |

2. Linear Equations in One Variable | Linear Equations in One Variable | Linear Equations in One Variable Video |

3. Understanding Quadrilaterals | ||

4. Practical Geometry | ||

5. Data Handling | Data Handling | |

6. Squares and Square Roots | ||

7. Cubes and Cube Roots | ||

8. Comparing Quantities | ||

9. Algebraic Expressions and Identities | Introduction to Algebra | |

10. Visualising Solid Shapes | ||

11. Mensuration | ||

12. Exponents and Powers | Exponents and Powers | Exponents and Powers Video |

13. Direct and Inverse Proportions | ||

14. Factorisation |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 9

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Number Systems | Number System Video | |

2. Polynomials | Polynomials Video | |

3. Coordinate Geometry | Coordinate Geometry Video | |

4. Linear Equations in Two Variables | Linear Equations in Two Variables Video | |

5. Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry | ||

6. Lines and Angles | ||

7. Triangles | ||

8. Quadrilaterals | ||

9. Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles | ||

10. Circles | ||

11. Constructions | ||

12. Heron’s Formula | ||

13. Surface Areas and Volumes | ||

14. Statistics | ||

15. Probability |

Mental Aptitude |
Blog |
Video |

1. Series Completion | Series Completion | Series Completion Video |

2. Analogy | Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification Video |

3. Classification | Analogy and Classification | |

4. Coding – Decoding | Coding-Decoding Video | |

5. Blood Relations | Blood Relations | Blood Relations Video |

6. Puzzle Test | ||

7. Sequential Output Tracing | ||

8. Direction Sense Test | Direction Sense | Direction Test Video |

9. Logical Venn Diagrams | Logical Venn Diagrams | Logical Venn Diagrams Video |

10. Alphabet Test and Logical Sequence of words | Logical Sequence and Ranking | Logical Sequence and Ranking Video |

11. Alpha – Numeric, Number, Ranking | Logical Sequence and Ranking | Logical Sequence and Ranking Video |

12. Mathematical Operations | Mathematical Operations Video | |

13. Inserting the Missing Character |

## IMO Syllabus for Class 10

School Math |
Blog |
Video |

1. Real Numbers | ||

2. Polynomials | Polynomials Video | |

3. Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables | Linear Equations in Two Variables Video | |

4. Quadratic Equation | Quadratic Equations Video | |

5. Arithmetic Progressions | Arithmetic Progressions Video | |

6. Triangles | ||

7. Coordinate Geometry | Coordinate Geometry Video | |

8. Introduction to Trigonometry | ||

9. Some Applications of Trigonometry | ||

10. Circles | ||

11. Construction | ||

12. Areas Related to Circles | ||

13. Surface Areas and Volumes | ||

14. Statistics | ||

15. Probability |

Mental Aptitude |
Blog |
Video |

1. Series Completion | Series Completion Video | |

2. Analogy | Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification Video |

3. Classification | Analogy and Classification | Analogy and Classification Video |

4. Coding – Decoding | Coding-Decoding Video | |

5. Blood Relations | Blood Relations | Blood Relations Video |

6. Puzzle Test | ||

7. Sequential Output Tracing | ||

8. Direction Sense Test | Direction Test Video | |

9. Logical Venn Diagrams | Logical Venn Diagrams Video | |

10. Alphabet Test and Logical Sequence of words | Logical Sequence and Ranking Video | |

11. Alpha – Numeric, Number, Ranking | Logical Sequence and Ranking Video | |

12. Mathematical Operations | Mathematical Operations Video | |

13. Inserting the Missing Character |

## Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

- The syllabus for logical reasoning for classes 1 to 5 is identical, except for the minor additions and increased difficulty at each grade. The common topics asked are Patterns, Odd One Out, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Grouping, Ranking, Geometrical shapes.
- For grade 3, topics such as Mirror Images, Dates and Days have introduced. Likewise, for grades 4 and 5, puzzles, logical sequences, possible combinations, direction tests are added. As it can be seen that there is no clear distinction between the syllabuses for each class, so the candidates should practice as much as they can to hone their skills from the prescribed material as discussed later.
- For classes 6 to 12, SOF tests the verbal and non-verbal reasoning aptitudes of the candidates. Again, the questions asked are the same, but the complexity and information provided within each question ascend with each grade. Therefore, regular and analytical practice is recommended to ace this section.

## Syllabus for Mathematical Reasoning

- The course for mathematical reasoning for classes 1 to 5 starts from the basic knowledge of numbers, addition, subtraction, time, money. It then extends to temperature, capacity, shapes for grade 2.
- Geometry is introduced in grade 3 along with data handling. The concepts of geometry are extended to perimeters and symmetry in grade 4.
- Decimals and fractions are also tested. Areas of squares and rectangles are also in the syllabus for grade 5.
- The course for class 6 takes a major leap by including mensuration, ratio and proportions, a broader knowledge of numbers, algebra, and practical geometry.
- Grade 7 students are tested on additional concepts of linear equations, congruency, lines and angles, comparing quantities, and visualizing solid shapes. Questions on square and cube roots, graphs, quadrilaterals, construction, variations, exponents, and powers are introduced for class 8 students.
- The syllabus for class 9 again sees a major jump to areas such as probability and statistics, coordinate geometry, surface areas and volumes, Heron’s formula, Euclid’s geometry polynomials, and linear equations in two variables.
- The class 10 syllabus is the same except for the introduction of trigonometry, arithmetic progressions, and real numbers.
- Grade 11 students are expected to know limits and derivatives, permutations and combinations, logarithms, 3-D geometry, sets, relations and functions, binomial theorem, quadratic equations, mathematical induction, and linear inequations along with advanced trigonometry.
- The class 12 syllabus dives into differential and integral calculus with vectors, matrices and determinants, and linear programming with functions.

## IMO 2020 Exam Paper Pattern

- The International Math Olympiad invites students from Classes 1 to 12 to take part in the exam and showcase their talent at the international level.
- The test is conducted in two levels and the first level is held in the applicants’ respective schools during their school hours.
- The Olympiad question papers will be in English. Authorities follow the syllabus of CBSE, ICSE, and State Boards to set the question papers for the students.

## IMO Level 1 Exam

### 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. Question paper will have four sections:

No. |
Section |
Total Questions |
Marks Per Question |
Total Marks |

I | Logical and Analytical Reasoning | 10 | 1 | 10 |

II | Mathematical Reasoning | 10 | 1 | 10 |

III | Everyday Mathematics | 10 | 1 | 10 |

IV | Achievers Section | 5 | 2 | 10 |

35 |
40 |

### For Classes 5 to 12

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

No. |
Section |
Total Questions |
Marks Per Question |
Total Marks |

I | Logical and Analytical Reasoning | 15 | 1 | 15 |

II | Mathematical Reasoning | 20 | 1 | 20 |

III | Everyday Mathematics | 10 | 1 | 10 |

IV | Achievers Section | 5 | 3 | 15 |

50 |
60 |

## IMO Level 2 Exam

- The
**Level 2 Exam**is held for students belonging from**Class 3 to Class 12**. There are certain criteria to decide who qualifies to the IMO 2^{nd}level exam. - Weightage is given to the top 5% of the students in every class, who had appeared in the Math Olympiad Level 1. If there’s a tie between two candidates, weightage will be given to their scores in the separate sections.
- The 25 top scorers in every class and zone.
- The topper of the class from which a minimum of 10 students have applied if he/she has scored 50% of the qualifying scores. If registration is received by the section, the topper, irrespective of which section he/she belongs to, will qualify for the IMO 2nd level exam. If registrations have been done section-wise, it isn’t necessary that the gold medal winners will qualify for Level 2.

## 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!
- Visit Cuemath Olympians 2019 to check the final results.

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