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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.

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  
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  
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  

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  
3. Alphabet Test Alphabet Test  
4. Coding and Decoding Coding-Decoding  
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  

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  
3. Coding and Decoding Coding-Decoding  
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  
10. Analogy and Classification Analogy and Classification  

IMO Syllabus for Class 5

School Math Blog Video
1. Number Sense    
2. Computation Operations    
3. Fractions and Decimals    
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  
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  

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    
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    

 

Mental Aptitude Blog Video
1. Series Completion and Inserting the Missing Character Series Completion Series Completion Video
2. Analogy and Classification Analogy and Classification  
3. Coding and Decoding Coding and Decoding  
4. Mathematical Operations Mathematical Operations Mathematical Operations Video
5. Blood Relations Blood Relations  
6. Direction Sense Test Direction Sense Direction Test Video
7. Logical Venn Diagrams Logical Venn Diagrams Logical Venn Diagrams Video
8. Alpha-Numeric, Sequence Puzzle Logical Sequence and Ranking Logical Sequence and Ranking Video
9. Analytical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning  
10. Mirror and Water Images Mirror and Water Images  
11. Embedded Figures, Figure Formation   Embedded Figures and Figure formation Video
12. Paper-folding and Paper Cutting Paper Folding and Cutting  
13. Cubes and Dice Cubes and Dices  
14. Figure Matrix    
15. Dot Situation Dot Situation Dot Situation Video

IMO Syllabus for Class 7

School Math Blog Video
1. Integers    
2. Fractions and Decimals    
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  
13. Symmetry   Symmetry Video
14. Lines and Angles    
15. Visualising solid shapes    

 

Mental Aptitude Blog Video
1. Series Completion and Inserting the Missing Character Series Completion Series Completion Video
2. Analogy and Classification Analogy and Classification  
3. Coding and Decoding Coding and Decoding  
4. Mathematical Operations Mathematical Operations Mathematical Operations Video
5. Blood Relations Blood Relations  
6. Direction Sense Test Direction Sense Direction Test Video
7. Logical Venn Diagrams Logical Venn Diagrams Logical Venn Diagrams Video
8. Alpha-Numeric, Sequence Puzzle Logical Sequence and Ranking Logical Sequence and Ranking Video
9. Analytical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning  
10. Mirror and Water Images Mirror and Water Images  
11. Embedded Figures, Figure Formation   Embedded Figures and Figure formation Video
12. Paper-folding and Paper Cutting Paper Folding and Cutting  
13. Cubes and Dice Cubes and Dices  
14. Figure Matrix    
15. Dot Situation Dot Situation Dot Situation Video

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  
13. Direct and Inverse Proportions    
14. Factorisation    

 

Mental Aptitude Blog Video
1. Series Completion and Inserting the Missing Character Series Completion Series Completion Video
2. Analogy and Classification Analogy and Classification  
3. Coding and Decoding Coding and Decoding  
4. Blood Relations Blood Relations  
5. Direction Sense Test Direction Sense Direction Test Video
6. Logical Venn Diagrams Logical Venn Diagrams Logical Venn Diagrams Video
7. Alpha-Numeric, Sequence Puzzle Logical Sequence and Ranking Logical Sequence and Ranking Video
8. Mathematical Operations Mathematical Operations Mathematical Operations Video
9. Analytical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning  
10. Mirror and Water Images Mirror and Water Images  
11. Embedded Figures, Figure Formation   Embedded Figures and Figure formation Video
12. Paper-folding and Paper Cutting Paper Folding and Cutting  
13. Cubes and Dice Cubes and Dices  
14. Dot Situation Dot Situation Dot Situation Video

IMO Syllabus for Class 9

School Math Blog Video
1. Number Systems   Number System Video
2. Polynomials   Polynomials Video
3. Coordinate Geometry    
4. Linear Equations in Two Variables    
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  
3. Classification Analogy and Classification  
4. Coding – Decoding   Coding-Decoding Video
5. Blood Relations Blood Relations  
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    
4. Quadratic Equation    
5. Arithmetic Progressions   Arithmetic Progressions Video
6. Triangles    
7. Coordinate Geometry    
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  
3. Classification Analogy and Classification  
4. Coding – Decoding   Coding-Decoding Video
5. Blood Relations Blood Relations  
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 2nd 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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