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SOF IMO 2023: International Mathematics Olympiad Exam Date, Eligibility

The International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is one of the most prestigious Mathematics based two-level competitive exams organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). The organizers' vision was to create a platform where secondary and higher secondary school students can develop their problem-solving skills.

SOF IMO is made for the students from classes 1 to 12 to analyze their mathematics analyzing ability. It also helps the students boost their confidence level for future competitive exams and tell them about their academic growth.

Latest Updates

  • IMO exams dates may change as per the impact of Corona on the functioning of the schools.
  • Students can participate in the SOF IMO through individual registration before 15 days of the examination date.

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What is the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)?

SOF International Mathematics Olympiad is a platform where students can flash out their mathematics and analytical skills from school to the international level. This exam also helps students to get familiarize themselves with the everyday use of mathematics in life. This exam has been divided into two-level. Students who qualify IMO level 1 get eligible for level 2 IMO olympiad.

SOF IMO Highlights
Particulars About
Name of the Olympiad SOF IMO
IMO Full Form International Mathematics Olympiad
Parent organization Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)
Exam mode Online
IMO Level 1 Exam Date (Set A)
  • Oct 31, 2023
  • Nov 30, 2023
  • Dec 14, 2023
Frequency Yearly
Question type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Duration 1 hour
IMO Registration fee

INR 125 (For registration through School) &

INR 150 (For Individual registration)

Language English

SOF IMO Eligibility Criteria

There are a few basic requirements that students have to fulfill to appear for the SOF mathematics olympiad exam. Here are the basic eligibility criteria for level 1 and level 2 International Mathematics Olympiad.

Criteria for Level 1

Criteria for giving an IMO level 1 exam are very easy. There are no minimum marks criteria applicable on level 1. Besides,

  • The student must be allied from a school affiliated with any recognized education board in India like CBSE, ICSE, etc.
  • Students must belong to classes from 1 to 12.

Criteria for Level 2

IMO level 2 is conducted only for classes 3 to 12. Eligibility criteria for IMO level 2 exams are,

  • The student must be a topper of the class with at least 10 participants from the same class.
  • Students must be in the top 25 rank holders from each zone and each class. 
  • The student must be in the top 5% class-wise.

SOF IMO Registration Process

Students have to fill out the IMO registration form through the official website of SOF. Generally, respected schools fill out the form of students. Schools have to register at least five students to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad exam.

If a student registers as an individual participant, roll numbers and guidelines are sent directly to students on their registered number.

Read More: SOF IMO Registration 

International Mathematics Olympiad Registration fee

Students have to submit a registration fee of INR 125*(including GST) to SOF before the IMO exam date. Students who have any major disability do not have to pay any participation fee to SOF. However, the school may take additional fees of 25 as an honor of the teacher who will guide students in this exam.

SOF IMO Admit Card

The International Mathematics Olympiad admit card will be available at the official site of SOF. Generally, the school coordinators provide IMO admit cards to the students. Students can still download them on their own from the SOF website using the details like roll number obtained during the SOF registration.

Read More:  SOF IMO Admit Card

SOF IMO Syllabus

The main focus of the International Mathematics Olympiad is the Mathematics skills of a student. Thus the IMO syllabus is also completely based on the basic daily use of mathematics and mathematics Analysis. They have divided it into four sections below.

  • Section 1 contains questions related to patterns, classifications, analogies, etc., whereas, for class 5, the questions are related to verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
  • Section 2 is the mathematical reasoning section. Students get the question that is completely based on the topics relevant to their school curriculum.
  • Section 3 is based on everyday mathematics.
  • Section 4 is the achiever's section. It covers section 2, but the level of questions is a bit higher than section 2. 

Read More: SOF IMO Syllabus

SOF IMO Results

SOF publishes the results of the International Mathematics Olympiad every year on its official website. Students have to be in constant touch with the website to keep track of their IMO exam results. They have to enter the following details to view their SOF mathematics olympiad results,

  • School code
  • Class
  • Section
  • Registration number
  • Date of Birth

Students are awarded based on their international, state, and school ranking in SOF International Mathematical Olympiad. SOF prizes for securing a rank in this olympiad include cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates, etc. The international toppers from each class are awarded a grand prize from a special guest in Delhi.

Read More: SOF IMO Results

SOF IMO 2023 Cut Off

There are two levels to the International Mathematics Olympiad. Results of level 1 decide whether the student is eligible for level 2 or not. International Mathematics Olympiad cutoff marks according to the respective section, are given in the table below.

SOF IMO Cut Off (Expected)
Class Total Marks
3 34
4 32
5 39
6 45
7 44
8 44
9 47
10 46
11 37
12 38

SOF IMO Reference Books

The SOF International Mathematics Olympiad exam pattern is different from the school's normal academic exams. The main focus of the IMO is on practical aspects of mathematics applicability in real life. SOF published study material and IMO sample papers for students to gain practical insights into the concepts. SOF IMO reference books are available for every student for practice. Students can study from their coursebooks provided by the school to start IMO preparation at a primary level for the starting phase.

Read More: SOF IMO Reference Books 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is SOF IMO tough?

  2. Where will the SOF IMO level 2 exams be conducted?

  3. How many levels are there in SOF IMO?

  4. What is the age limit for SOF IMO?

  5. How many students appear for SOF IMO every year?

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