Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics- IOQM (Similar to PRMO of Last Year)

IOQM 2021-22 Registration, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Stages and Results

The Covid-19 pandemic in the country and around the world has also had an effect on the National Olympiad Programme in Maths for the year 2021-22, to the point that the test authorities have made some amendments for the upcoming tests. Before the pandemic, there were a total of 4 stages to qualify for the Maths olympiad but this year they have reduced it to three. Till last year, there were two separate exams namely PRMO which was the first stage and RMO, the second stage, both of which have been combined to form IOQM, which stands for Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics. Due to the pandemic, PRMO and RMO were combined to become IOQM, to reduce the pressure on the students. 

The Mathematics Teachers Association of India (MTAI), Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) – HBCSE will jointly organize the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM), a three-hour examination (TIFR).

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to disrupt daily life in the country, it has been declared that the national Olympiad in Mathematics will be held in the same manner as the previous year.

The Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM), hosted by the Mathematics Teachers' Association, would be the first stage of the programme (India). This will be a three-hour exam with 30 questions, each with an integer answer in the range of 00 to 99.

The Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR, will host the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) in the second stage. This will be a four-hour test with six multiple-choice questions and proof-based answers. The exam is held on January 9, 2022, and the result will be announced in February. 

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IOQM 2021-22 Exam Details on Vedantu

In September 2021, the HBCSE will begin accepting online IOQM registrations for the year 2021-22. The registration information for the IOQM 2021-22 will be updated on Olympiad official website. 

On the IAPT website, qualified students are encouraged to register and apply for the first stage (IOQM) online. Please keep in mind that this is a two-step process that is popular in math and science olympiads. If you've registered, make sure to finish the registration process by paying the fees. To register, visit iaptexam.in.

  • When filling out the IOQM 2021 application form, students must double-check all data.

  • Any incorrect information supplied during IOQM registration 2021 will result in the student's instant exclusion from taking the IOQM 2021 test.

  • Make sure you have all of the necessary documentation on hand.

  • Students who are unable to access the IOQM 2021 registration form online may apply at their nearest IOQM registration center.

Following the IOQM 2021-22, chosen students will compete in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO), which will be held on February 27, 2022, and will be hosted by HBCSE.

The Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, or HBCSE, will host the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) after INMO.

To qualify for future stages of the Indian Mathematical Olympiad 2021-22, all eligible KV and JNV students must enroll and sit for IOQM 2021 – 2022. This year, there will be no IOQM – KV for KV students and IOQM – JNV for JNV students. The following selection criteria shall apply to both KV and JNV students who appear in IOQM 2021 – 2022 for the purpose of INMO 2022.

The KV students enrolled in IOQM 2021–2022 will form a distinct area known as the KV Region.

The JNV students enrolled in IOQM 2021–2022 will form a new area known as the NV Region.


Rules and Guidelines for INMO 2022

The following rule will be used to compile a list of qualifying students for the INMO 2022:

  • Students in each area (including students from KVS and JNV) who score in the top 300 (class XI or lower category) + 60 (class XII category) in IOQM will receive a certificate if they achieve a minimum cut-off score of 10% of the total marks on the IOQM paper. However, this is not an INMO qualifying condition.

  • Regardless of the regional quota, the top 540 on the IOQM merit list will be eligible for INMO. There will be 90 students in class XII in this pool.

  • There will be 450 pupils in classes VIII, IX, X, and XI.

  • A minimum of 30 students (class XI or below category) + 6 students (class XII category) + 5 students (female students, regardless of the number of girl students qualifying in class XI or below category). In the girl’s category, no girl student from class XII is eligible. Regardless of the scores, one representative from each area will qualify for INMO (provided each qualifying candidate has a score above a minimum cut-off score of 10 percent of the total marks of the IOQM paper).

  • At maximum, 6 pupils are allowed (provided each qualifying candidate has a score above a minimum cut-off score of 10 per cent of the total marks of the IOQM paper.) Pupils studying in an Indian school system other than Kendriya Vidyalaya will be chosen from a group of students living abroad and studying in an Indian school system other than Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV). There shall be no more than 1 student from class XII and no more than 5 kids from class XI or lower among these 6 students. This group of pupils does not have a special female quota.

IOQM 2021 will be held on January 9, 2022, in a single shift from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by the Mathematics Teachers' Association (MTA). Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM) is the full name of this competition. Refer to the Vedantu site to learn all you need to know about registering for the PRMO test. The pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad is the full name of this competition.

For modules, sample papers and past papers; students can always visit the Vedantu site. All these modules and papers are easily available to the students for free.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is IOQM?

Ans: The first level of the Mathematics Olympiad is the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics. The Maths Olympiad is divided into four stages. The Mathematics Teachers' Association (MTA) is in charge of IOQM, while the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education is in charge of the remaining rounds of the Mathematical Olympiad Program (HBCSE). Last year in the month of January, the IOQM examination was performed.

2. Are RMO and IOQM the Same?

Ans: There were four stages to qualify for the math olympiad before the pandemic, but this year they have been limited to three. Until last year, there were two independent tests, the PRMO first stage and the RMO second stage, which were merged to form IOQM, which stands for Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics. Due to the pandemic, PRMO and RMO were merged to form IOQM in order to relieve student stress.

3. Can IOQM be Held Online?

Ans: As of now there are no details given by the Mathematics Teachers' Association (MTA) who are in charge of IOQM, or by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education regarding the mode of conducting the exam.

4. How Do I Qualify for IOQM?

Ans: To qualify for IOQM, you can practice previous year question papers, which are available on our website for free. 

5. Is IOQM Tough?

Ans: There will be questions from all three domains, that is easy, medium and hard. If you practice and study according to the given syllabus, the exam wouldn’t be tough. Make sure to practice and you will not face much problem.

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