International Mathematics Olympiad 2022 Exam - Dates, Eligibility, Application

By Shiwani PandeySeptember 26, 2022

The International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is a Math Olympiad conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) every year for the students of Classes 1 to 12. It is a well-known mathematics competition that aims to test the student's knowledge and understanding of Math. The exam is conducted in two levels - Level 1 & Level 2. All the students from Classes 1 to 12 are eligible to participate in Level 1 while Level 2 is held only for the students in Classes 3 to 12. 


The participating students can assess their intellectual level in a particular subject and evaluate their ability to solve various sums on a school, local, zonal, and worldwide level. Since the exam is conducted every year by SOF, students who are aiming to participate in IMO this year should start preparing for the exam.

  • The application forms for IMO exams are issued on the official website of SOF

  • SOF IMO Level 1 exams will be conducted on November 10, November 22, and December 13, 2022

  • Students are advised to solve the previous year's question papers to know the exam pattern and important topics

  • The result of the IMO exam 2022 will be declared in March 2023, tentatively. 


Here are the important IMO exam dates, patterns, and other information to help you prepare for your studies. Take a look:
About SOF IMO Exam | Science Olympiad Foundation
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SOF IMO 2022 Highlights

Full Exam Name

International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

Conducting Body

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Medium

English

Mode of Application

Offline

Application Fee (General)

125 Rs [Offline]

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Duration

1 Hour


SOF IMO 2022 - Important Dates

10 Nov, 2022

Exam - Level 1 (Set A) | Mode: Offline

22 Nov, 2022

Exam - Level 1 (Set B) | Mode: Offline

13 Dec, 2022

Exam - Level 1 (Set C) | Mode: Offline


SOF IMO 2022 - Eligibility Criteria

All the students who want to test their mathematical skills on a global level can participate in the SOF IMO exam 2022. The IMO exam is conducted in two levels where only the top performing students in Level 1 can enter the Level 2 exam.

Here are the eligibility criteria to take the IMO exam 2022:


Level 1 Eligibility

  • All the students from classes 1 to 12 can participate in the IMO exam

  • The Level 1 exam will be held for Class 1 to 12 students.

  • However, the participating school must be affiliated with a certified education board such as CBSE, ICSE, etc.


Level 2 Eligibility Criteria

Only the students who have passed the Level 1 exam are eligible to participate in the Level 2 exams. Here are the eligibility criteria:

  • Top 5% of students from each class, who have appeared for the Level 1 exam.

  • Top 25 rank holders state-wise and

  • Class topper from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam and score 50% qualifying marks.

Note - Students from classes 1 and 2 will be ranked based on their performance in the first level exam. They are not required to appear for the 2nd level exam.


SOF IMO 2022-23 Registration/Application Process

  • Mode of Application: Offline

  • Since the applications can be submitted only offline, all the willing students who want to participate in the IMO exam should contact their respective schools. The respective authority would send the registration forms to the school management 

  • Firstly, the participating schools must get themselves registered with the SOF. Then, the schools will be sent a prospectus containing the registration forms.

  • Students need to fill out the forms with the relevant details and submit them to their respective schools.

  • Keep in mind that students aren’t allowed to apply on their own to the exam. It can only be done through school authorities.

SOF IMO 2022-23 Application Fee

  • Students are required to pay an application fee of INR 125 per student along with the application fee.

  • In the case of international students, a fee of US$9 is applicable per student.

SOF IMO 2022-23 Syllabus

The SOF International Mathematics Olympiad is conducted at two levels:

Level 1:  The first level of the exam is organized at the respective schools during school hours:

  • 50 objective-type questions for classes 5 through 12

  • 35 multiple-choice questions for classes 1 through 4

  • There are four sections in the exam: Logical Analysis, Mathematical Reasoning, Everyday Math, Achievers Section

  • There are separate question papers for each date of the exam

  • The medium of the test is English

  • The syllabus of the test papers is created using the curriculum of the State Board, ICSE/ISC, and CBSE.


Level 2: The Level 2 exam is conducted only for students from classes 3 to 12. Students who pass Level 1 will be qualified for Level 2. However, students from classes 1 and 2 will be ranked based on their performance in the first level exam. They are not required to appear for the 2nd level exam.


For Classes 1 to 4:

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Achievers Section

5 questions of 2 marks each

10

Mathematical Reasoning

10 questions of 1 mark each

10

Logical Reasoning

10 questions of 1 mark each

10

Everyday Mathematics

10 questions of 1 mark each

10

Grand Total

35

40


For Classes 5 to 12:

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Achievers section

5 questions of 3 marks each

15

Mathematical Reasoning

20 questions of 1 mark each

20

Logical Reasoning

15 questions of 1 mark each

15

Everyday Mathematics

10 questions of 1 mark each

10

Grand Total

50

60


SOF IMO 2022-23 Results

  • The SOF will declare the IMO result for the Level 1 exam in March 2023, tentatively. 

  • Students can go to the official website of SOF and check their results 

  • SOF will send the IMO 2022 results and Student Performance Report (SPR) to school authorities.


Summing Up

Now that the students have the whole SOF IMO exam pattern and syllabus, kick-start your preparation right away. Solve practice sample question papers as many as possible to improve your scores. Also, you can use IMO class workbooks to prepare better. Don’t lose the opportunity. Be frequent and shine in the exam.

FAQs on International Mathematics Olympiad 2022 Exam - Dates, Eligibility, Application

1. Can individual students apply for the SOF IMO 2022 exam?

No. Individual students cannot apply for the IMO exam. SOF will not send the registration forms to students themselves. They need to coordinate with their teachers.

2. How much does the IMO test 2022 cost?

All the participating students are required to pay an application fee of INR 125 per student. In the case of international students, a fee of US$9 is applicable per student.

3. What are the minimum marks to qualify for the IMO exam 2022?

Students will have to secure at least IMO 2022 cut-off marks to clear the Level 1 exam.


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