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). All exam-related information is given below.

IOQM Registration 2021-22

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 

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

IOQM Eligibility Criteria

Before completing the IOQM 2021-22 form, students should review the PRMO age requirements mentioned below.

  • IOQM 2021-22 is open to students in grades 8 to 12 who were born on or after August 1, 2001.

  • The IOQM application form 2021-22 is available to Indian residents and holders of an OCI passport.

IOQM (2021-22) Examination Details

The exam will have 30 questions, where all the answers will be between 00-99. One or two digits can be used to answer each question. The exam level has been simplified as it will of only the PRMO level. The negative marking system has been removed. The exam pattern is given below:


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IOQM 2021-22 Exam Tentative Dates



September 15, 2021

Starting date of IOQM Registrations for schools and colleges

October 2021

Starting Date of IQOM 2021 Registration for students

October 2021

Last date of IOQM Registration for schools and colleges

October 2021

Online PRMO 2021 Registration (NIOS Students)

November 2021

Last Date of IOQM 2021 Registration for students

December 2021

Release of IOQM Admit Card

January 9, 2022

IOQM-2021 Exam

February 2022

Declaration of PRMO Result

IOQM 2021-22 Answer Key and Paper Solutions

To quality an exam, it is necessary to go through last year question paper, we have provided the solution to the questions for your better understanding. You can get the answer key and paper solution for last year question paper below on Vedantu for free.

IOQM Syllabus 2021-22

The syllabus for IOQM (Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics) will be the same as that of PRMO. Number System, Algebra, and Geometry are the high-scoring subjects of the IOQM syllabus 2021-22. The CBSE Class 9th and 10th syllabus make up the majority of IOQM 2021-22's curriculum. The syllabus for IOQM 2021-22 does not contain calculus or statistics. To qualify for the Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2021-22, it is recommended that you study all topics from the Mathematical Olympiad syllabus 2021-22. The following is a list of relevant topics from the PRMO syllabus 2021-22, according to the HBCSE: 

Class 8th:

IOQM Class 8 Syllabus

  • Geometry

  • Rational Numbers

  • Linear Equations in One Variable

  • Algebraic Expression

  • Permutations and combination

  • Square root & cube root

  • Factorisation

  • Elementary graph theory

Class 9th:

IOQM Class 9 Syllabus

  • Number System

  • Polynomials

  • Co-ordinate geometry

  • Probability

  • Linear Equations in two variables

  • Surface Area & Volume

  • Circles

  • Areas of Parallelograms and triangles

Class 10th:

IOQM Class 10 Syllabus

  • Real Numbers

  • Trigonometry

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Arithmetic Progression

  • Coordinate geometry

  • Inequalities

  • Surface Area & Volume

  • Circles

  • Linear Equation in two variables

Class 11th:

IOQM Class 11 Syllabus

  • Permutations and combination

  • Trigonometric Functions

  • Finite series and complex numbers

  • Sequence & Series

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Quadratic equations and expressions

  • Probability theory

  • Number theory

  • Factorization of polynomial

  • Coordinate geometry

Announcement of IOQM 2021-22 Results

The authorities have not provided any information about the results, but they will be released soon with dates, and we will keep you updated with the latest information. 

The authorities will soon announce the results for the three stages on the official website, and candidates can review their results by logging into their accounts using their registered email ID and passwords. To check your IOQM 2021-22 results, follow the steps mentioned below: 

Step 1: Enter your IOQ registration number as your login ID.

Your date of birth is your password.

Step 2: The IOQM Score will appear on the screen.


Before Pandemic




IMO training camp

IMO pre-departure camp

International Olympiad

After Pandemic




FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What is IOQM?

Answer: 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.

Q2. Are RMO and IOQM the Same?

Answer: 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.

Q3. Can IOQM be Held Online?

Answer: 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.

Q4. How Do I Qualify for IOQM?

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

Q5. Is IOQM Tough?

Answer: 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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