IMO 2020 Exam Pattern

IMO Exam Pattern 2020

What is IMO?

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Mathematics Championship Competition for High School students. The main objective of this exam is to  identify and encourage the mathematical creativity of children in schools across India and abroad.

This exam is held annually in a different country. The first IMO Exam was held in 1959 in Romania, in which 7 countries participated. It has gradually expanded to all over the world with 100 countries from 5 continents. The IMO Board ensures that each host country observes the regulations and traditions of the IMO.

The International Mathematics Olympiad exam is organised to help the student learn maths through a competitive approach. The authorities had designed and compiled different exam patterns and syllabus. The student is advised to read ahead to know more about IMO Exam Pattern 2020.


IMO Exam Pattern 2020

  • The International Math Olympiad exam is conducted in two levels level 1 and level 2.

  • The first level is held in the respective schools of the applicant during their school hours.

  • The Olympiad question paper language will be in English. Authorities follow the syllabus of CBSE, ICSE, and State Boards to set the question papers for the students.

  • The IMO paper pattern is different for different classes


IMO Paper Pattern

The basic details about the International Mathematical Olympiad IMO Exam Pattern 2020 is listed below for the applicants to refer to.

  • Type of questions: Objective type MCQs 

  • Duration of Exam: 60 minutes

  • Language: English

  • A number of questions: 35 questions (class 1 to 4) and 50 questions (class 5 to 12).

  • Sections: 4 sections


For Class 1 to 4 

IMO exam pattern comprises 35 questions in 60 minutes. Students can prepare for this exam with NCERT Books of classes 1 to 4. The first three sections of this exam will have 60% questions from the current class syllabus and 40% questions from the previous class syllabus. Each class will have a different question paper. IMO paper pattern will have four sections.They are as follows


IMO Paper Pattern for Class 1 to 4

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 Class 5 to 12

International Mathematical Olympiad for Class 5 to 12 consists of 50 questions for 60 marks. For the preparation of IMO 2020, read and practice from NCERT Class books for Maths as well as of previous class. Weightage of questions will be 60% from the current class and 40% from the previous class


IMO Paper Pattern for Class 5 to 12

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


Note:

  • Level 1 will be held in the applicants respective school itself during school hours. 

  • Level 2 will be held only for the applicants of class 3 to 12.

  • Below given are the criteria for the qualified students for the Level 2

  1. At International Level: Top 5 % applicants (class wise) who had appeared for Level 1.

  2. At Zone/State Level: Top 25 rank holders (each class)

  3. At School level: Class Topper.

IMO Syllabus 2020 for level 2 is similar to level 1 exam but the difficulty level is higher in level 2 exam. Here is the IMO level 2 exam pattern.


IMO Level 2 Exam Pattern

Class

Topics

No.of Questions

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

3rd to 4th

Mathematics

30

1

30

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Grand Total

35


40

5th to 12th

Mathematics

45

1

45

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Grand Total

50


60

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What Are the Eligibility Criteria for the 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.

  • Top 5% of the students in every class , who had appeared in the Math Olympiad Level 1 are qualified for level 2nd. 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.

2. How to Register for the IMO Exam?

Students have to register for the exam only from their respective school. IMO does not accept individual applications of the candidate from any other mode.

All the schools all over the country receive all the information along with prospectus, registration forms, posters and other details before the level 1 exam.Then as the date and venue of the level 2nd is decided, the information is sent to the relevant schools again.The students can get  the necessary details from their school teachers or through the Foundation's official website sofworld.

3. What is the Syllabus for IMO Class 10?

Section  1 : Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2 : Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.

Section  3 : Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Section  4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions(Syllabus as per Section 2)

4. How to Apply for the IMO Exam?

The applicants who want to apply for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2020 need to register for the exam from their respective school. So in order to get the complete details about the application process, please refer to this section. 

  • There will be no personal application forms of the individual participation of the applicants in any other mode.

  • The applicants who want to apply for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) need to collect the forms from the school and fill it.

  • Then the duly filled application forms need to be submitted back to their respective school itself. 

  • The respective school will receive complete information about the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) along with the prospective, registration forms, posters, and other details. 

  • The applicants who want to apply for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) need to collect the details from their respective teachers of the school. 

  • However, applicants can also get the details from the Foundations official website sofworld