INMO 2020 Exam Sample Paper

INMO Sample Paper with Solutions

The Indian National Mathematics Olympiad is a high school Mathematics competition conducted yearly in India since 1989. The INMO sample papers offered by Vedantu are the best source for the students to practice different types of questions. It gives an idea about the questions paper patterns and marking scheme. The sample papers are designed as per the INMO syllabus. INMO exams help to shape the career of students in Mathematics. To crack most of the competitive exams such as INMO, students need to have a good understanding of the concepts taught in Class 11 and Class 12. Hence, students should not leave a single stone unturned for the INMO exam preparation. To help the students, Vedantu experts have designed INMO sample papers for them.

INMO Exam Sample Paper

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By solving the INMO sample papers offered by Vedantu, students understand the exam pattern, weightage of questions, and complexity level of papers. Solving the INMO sample appears will intensify the confidence level of the students. To access the INMO sample papers visit the link given below.

What is INMO?

INMO stands for Indian National Mathematics Olympiad. INMO is the second step of the hierarchy for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). INMO is managed by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) in the support of the National Board of Higher Mathematical (NBHM). The main aim of conducting INMO exams is to find Mathematics talent in our country and build a leading team of Mathematicians. Candidates who qualify the INMO examination will be eligible for the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Centre (IMOTC).

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INMO Syllabus

The INMO examination is a four hour written paper test. The paper consists of 6 questions and all the questions asked in the paper are descriptive in nature. The INMO examination paper covers the following topic.

Arithmetic of Integers

Permutations and Combinations




Probability Theory

Coordinate Geometry

Number Theory

System of Linear Equations

Finite Series and Complex Numbers

Quadratic Equations and Expressions

Factorization of Polynomials

Element Graph Theory

Elementary Combinatoric

INMO Exam Date 2021


Exam Date ( Tentative)


January 2021 (changes according to the region).

Exam dates

Third Sunday of January or Second Sunday of February.


March 2021

INMO Admit Card 2021

INMO admit cards will be issued in the month of January 2021 and the students are supposed to download their respective admit cards online by visiting HBCSE official website. The INMO admit cards are not sent by post and the students without carrying the admit card will not be permitted to appear in the exam. Students also have to carry the school photo ID card Along with the INMO admit card issued to them.

INMO Registration Process

  • There is no particular registration process of the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad. The students who are looking to participate in INMO 2021 have to first attempt the Regional Mathematical Olympiad test by finishing in the top 30 scores in his/her region.

  • The Regional Mathematical Olympiad test is organized in 25 regions throughout the country by three organizing authorities such as the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), Navodya Vidyalaya Sanmiti (NVS), and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).

Reference Books For INMO Exam Preparation

INMO is one of the most eminent examinations at the college level. The questions asked in the exams are quite challenging. The students can estimate the difficulty level of the exam as only about 6 questions are asked in the exam over a period of 4 hours.. But students are nor supposed to worry as we have a list of reference books that will help you to provide good information on the important concepts and clear doubts of every concept.

Some of the references that can be used for the preparation of the INMO exam are:

  • Mathematical circle by Dimitri Fomin.

  • An Excursion in Mathematics.

  • Problem-solving strategies by Arthur Engle.

How Can Vedantu Sample Papers Help Students?

Solving Vedantu sample papers offers various advantages to the students. Some of them are listed below:

  • Students get an idea of what type of questions are asked in the exam.

  • Students get familiar with the INMO question paper pattern and marking scheme.

  • Students can analyze the preparation level by solving Vedantu’s sample papers. They will be aware of the strong and weak points. Working on weak points can improve the students’ performance and increase scores.

  • Students can efficiently manage their time during the exam. This helps the students in completing the entire paper on time.

Hence, solving the Vedantu’s sample papers will help the students in understanding how actually the questions papers look like.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. Mention the Eligibility Criteria for INMO 2021?

Ans: It is necessary for the students to appear for the Regional Mathematical Olympiad test of their respective state or region before attempting for the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad exams. Some of the eligibility criteria for INMO 2021 is discussed below:

  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  2. The birth date of the candidate should be August 1, 1999, or after August 1, 1999.

  3. The candidate must be studying in class 11 or below.

  4. The candidate has not started or not planning to start his/her studies in a University or equivalent institution by 1 June 2020.

  5. The candidate must have qualified Regional Mathematics Olympiad 2020 or received an INMO certificate of merit 2021.

  6. Students of class 12 are not eligible for the INMO 20201 exams.

Q2.  Why Should the Students Opt for INMO Exams?

Ans: Beside getting chance to attempt for the INMO exam, students also enjoy other benefits such as

  • They will be automatically eligible for Honours in Mathematics in the Chennai institute.

  • Candidates who qualify INMO can also directly appear for B.stat or B. math course at the renowned Indian statistical institute.

  • The cash rewards are also distributed for those candidates who win gold, silver, or bronze at INMO of Rs, 5000, 4000, and 3000 respectively.

  • The candidates who qualified INMO exams are also entitled to the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship if they further plan to study Science in India. This  KVPY Scholarship is worth Rs. 4000 per month.

  • The INMO qualified candidates pursuing Mathematics in future can apply for an NBHM scholarship of Rs 2,500 per month. Moreover, if the candidate has a special interest in Mathematics but not pursuing Mathematics as a subject, they are offered a cash award of Rs 9,000 annually.

Q3. What is the Best Way to Solve the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad Ssample Papers?

Ans: Students must follow the points given below while solving INMO sample will help them to score high marks in the exam.

  1. Consider the INMO sample pacers as actual papers of INMO.

  2. Be Honest to yourself while solving the sample papers. Do look for the answers again and again.

  3. Be strict with the time as mentioned in the sample papers.

  4. Evaluate the answer sheet only after completing the sample paper.

  5. Examine the weak and strong points. Work on the weak points more to improve overall performance.

Q4. Are INMO Sample Papers Offered by Vedantu Difficult to Solve in Comparison with Actual Question Papers?

Ans: INMO sample papers offered by Vedantu are of different levels. Some sample papers are easy, some papers are moderate and some are of a highly difficult level. Solving these papers will prepare students to solve any questions given in the exams. Students will also feel more confident on exam day once they have solved the sample papers offered by Vedantu.

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