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IMO Syllabus 2022

The SOF International Mathematics Olympiad exam focuses primarily on mathematics subjects, topics of respective classes, and everyday mathematics uses. The IMO syllabus is framed by academic experts concerning the standard question boards in India.

In the IMO exam, the mathematics section has more than 50% weightage. Whereas logical reasoning, achiever section, and everyday mathematics section questions are of equal weightage. The questions for the logical and achiever section will be from the current class syllabus.

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IMO Syllabus Highlights

The SOF IMO Olympiad syllabus is framed with reference from India's recognized education boards, i.e., CBSE, ICSE, State Board, etc. Given below are the highlights of the International Mathematics Olympiad conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation.

Highlights of IMO Exams

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)

Sections

  • Mathematics
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Achievers Section

Exam Duration

1 Hour

Mode of Examination

Written

No. of Questions

  • Class 1-4: 35 Questions
  • Class 5-10: 50 Questions

Marking Scheme (Science and Logical Section)

One mark for each correct answer

Marking Scheme (Achiever Section)

  • Class 1-4: 2 marks for each correct answer
  • Class 5-12: 3 marks for each correct answer

Negative Marking

No

IMO Exam Pattern

The International Mathematics Olympiad is conducted under two levels where the first level of the test is organized in the respective schools during school hours. The level 1 exam is in 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objective-type questions for class 5 to class 12. The SOF IMO level 2 exam will be a national level exam conducted by SOF for students who qualify for the level 1 exam.

IMO Exam Pattern for Classes 1 to 4

The exam pattern for the International Mathematics Olympiad exam conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation is given in the table below.

IMO Exam Pattern for Classes 1 to 4

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks (Marks per Question)

Logical Reasoning

10

10 (1)

Mathematics Reasoning

10

10 (1)

Everyday Mathematics

10

10 (1)

Achiever's Sections

5

10 (2)

Total

35

40

IMO Exam Pattern for Classes 5 to 12

The International Mathematics Olympiad exam pattern for classes 5 to 12 is listed in the table below.

IMO Exam Pattern for Classes 5 to 12

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks (Marks per Question)

Logical Reasoning

15

15 (1)

Mathematics Reasoning

20

20 (1)

Everyday Mathematics

10

10 (1)

Achiever's Sections

5

15 (3)

Total

50

60

IMO Syllabus for Classes 1 to 12

The IMO Olympiad syllabus is framed as per the prescribed syllabus of standard education boards in India. SOF papers comprise four sections logical reasoning, mathematical reasoning, everyday mathematics, and achievers section. The medium of the test will be only English.

IMO level 2 syllabus covers the basics of mathematics to the real-time application of maths and the brainstorming questions and logical analysis. Questions in the achiever's section will be from the concepts learned in the current class only. Students should IMO book for preparation.

The syllabus for IMO level 2 and level 1 exams are the same. However, the difficulty level for the IMO 2nd level exam will be very high. Refer to the table to check the IMO exam syllabus for both levels.

IMO Syllabus for all Classes
SOF IMO Syllabus for Classes 1 to 12
IMO Syllabus for Class 1 IMO Syllabus for Class 7
IMO Syllabus for Class 2 IMO Syllabus for Class 8
IMO Syllabus for Class 3 IMO Syllabus for Class 9
IMO Syllabus for Class 4 IMO Syllabus for Class 10
IMO Syllabus for Class 5 IMO Syllabus for Class 11
IMO Syllabus for Class 6 IMO Syllabus for Class 12

IMO Syllabus for Class 1

IMO Math Olympiad class 1 syllabus covers basic mathematics topics like numbers, operations, patterns, identifying different types of mathematical shapes, etc.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for the class 1 IMO exam is given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 1

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 1

Logical Section

  • Patterns
  • Odd One Out
  • Measuring Units
  • Geometrical Shapes
  • Spatial Understanding
  • Grouping
  • Analogy
  • Ranking Test
  • Problems based on Figures

Maths Section

  • Numerals
  • Number names
  • Number Sense (2 digit numbers)
  • Addition, Subtraction, Lengths, Weights, and Comparisons
  • Time and Money
  • Geometrical Shapes, Solids, and Patterns

Everyday Mathematics

Syllabus as per Sections 1 and 2

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Sections 1 and 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 2

IMO class 2 syllabus covers all topics from class 1 and a few new concepts like Analogy, the grouping of figures, and pictographs.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for the class 2 SOF IMO exam are given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 2

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 2

Logical Section

  • Patterns
  • Odd One Out
  • Measuring Units
  • Geometrical Shapes
  • Analogy
  • Ranking Test
  • Grouping of Figures
  • Embedded Figures
  • Coding-Decoding

Maths Section

  • Numerals, Number names, and Number Sense (3-Digit Numbers)
  • Computation Operations
  • Length, Weight, Capacity, and Time
  • Temperature, Money, Lines, Shapes, and Solids
  • Pictographs and Patterns

Everyday Mathematics

Syllabus as per Section 2

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 3

IMO class 3 syllabus covers all topics from classes 1 and 2. The new concepts covered in the class 3 syllabus are mirror images, embedded figures, and days & dates.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 3 SOF IMO is given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 3

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 3

Logical Section

  • Patterns, Analogy, and Classification
  • Alphabet Test
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ranking Test
  • Grouping of Figures and Figure Matrix
  • Mirror Images
  • Geometrical Shapes
  • Embedded Figures
  • Days and Dates
  • Possible Combinations

Maths Section

  • Numerals, Number names, and Number Sense (4-digit numbers)
  • Computation Operations
  • Fractions, Length, Weight, and Capacity
  • Temperature, Time, Money, Geometry, and Data Handling

Everyday Mathematics

Mathematical Reasoning

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 4

IMO 4th class syllabus is similar to the IMO class 3 syllabus. Though IMO classes 3 and 4 have a similar syllabus, the difficulty level of IMO class 4 will be high compared to class 3.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 4 SOF IMO are given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 4

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 4

Logical Section

  • Patterns
  • Alphabet Test
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ranking Test
  • Mirror Images
  • Geometrical Shapes and Solids
  • Embedded Figures
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Days and Dates
  • Possible Combinations, Analogy, and Classification

Maths Section

  • Numerals, Number Names, and Number Sense (5-digit numbers)
  • Computation Operations
  • Fractions, Length, Weight, and Capacity
  • Time and Money
  • Geometry and Perimeter of Various Shapes
  • Symmetry, Conversions, and Data Handling

Everyday Mathematics

Mathematical Reasoning

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 5

IMO class 5 syllabus covers all topics from class 1 to 4 and a few new concepts like money & conversions, solids angles, perimeter of various Shapes, areas, squares, etc.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 5 SOF IMO are given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 5

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 5

Logical Section

  • Patterns, Analogy, and Classification
  • Geometrical Shapes
  • Mirror and Water Images
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Ranking Test
  • Alphabet Test
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Puzzle Test
  • Coding-Decoding

Maths Section

  • Numerals, Number names, and Number Sense (7 and 8 digit numbers)
  • Computation Operations, Fractions, and Decimals
  • Measurement of Length, Weight, and Capacity
  • Volume, Time, and Temperature
  • Money, Conversions, Geometrical Shapes, and Solids
  • Angles, Perimeter of Various Shapes, Area of Rectangle, and Square
  • Symmetry
  • Data Handling

Everyday Mathematics

Mathematical Reasoning

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 6

IMO class 6 syllabus covers all basic mathematics covered in classes 1 to 5 and other important concepts like Algebra.

The section-wise SOF IMO syllabus for class 6 and important topics for class 6 SOF IMO are detailed below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 6

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 6

Logical Section

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Maths Section

  • Knowing our Numbers, Whole Numbers, and Playing with Numbers
  • Basic Geometrical Ideas
  • Understanding Elementary Shapes, Integers, Fractions, Decimals, and Data Handling
  • Mensuration, Algebra, Ratio And Proportion, Symmetry, and Practical Geometry

Everyday Mathematics

Mathematical Reasoning

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 7

IMO class 7 syllabus is similar to the IMO class 6 syllabus. Though IMO classes 6 and 7 have a similar syllabus, the difficulty level of IMO class 7 will be high.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 7 SOF IMO are given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 7

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 7

Logical Section

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Maths Section

  • Integers, Fractions, and Decimals
  • Exponents and Powers
  • Algebraic Expressions and Simple Linear Equations
  • Lines and Angles
  • Comparing Quantities
  • The Triangle and its Properties
  • Symmetry, Congruence of Triangles, Rational Numbers, Perimeter, and Area
  • Data Handling, Visualizing Solid Shapes, and Practical Geometry

Everyday Mathematics

Mathematical Reasoning

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 8

SOF IMO class 8 syllabus covers concepts like quantities, algebraic expressions, identities, linear equations, quadrilateral, and verbal/non-verbal reasoning.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 8 SOF IMO is given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 8

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 8

Logical Section

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Maths Section

  • Rational Numbers, Squares, and Square Roots
  • Cubes and Cube Roots
  • Exponents and Powers
  • Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expressions, and Identities
  • Linear Equations in One Variable and Understanding Quadrilaterals
  • Mensuration, Visualizing Solid Shapes, Data Handling, Direct, and Inverse Variations
  • Factorization
  • Introduction to Graphs
  • Playing with Numbers

Everyday Mathematics

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 9

IMO class 9 syllabus covers the concepts like triangles, quadrilaterals, areas of parallelograms, statistics, probability, etc.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for the class 9 SOF IMO is given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 9

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 9

Logical Section

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Maths Section

  • Number Systems, Polynomials, and Coordinate Geometry
  • Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Lines, and Angles
  • Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms, and Triangles
  • Circles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Surface Areas, and Volumes
  • Statistics, Probability

Everyday Mathematics

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 10

IMO class 10 syllabus covers concepts like real numbers, polynomials, statistics, probability, etc.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 10 SOF IMO are listed below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 10

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 10

Logical Section

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Maths Section

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

Everyday Mathematics

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 11

IMO class 11 syllabus covers the concepts like permutations & combinations, binomial theorem, statistics, limits & derivatives, probability, introduction to 3D geometry, etc.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 11 SOF IMO is given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 11

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 11

Logical Section

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Maths Section

  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Principle of Mathematical Induction and Logarithms
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Linear Inequations
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry, Straight Lines, Circles, and Conic Sections
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Binomial Theorem, Statistics, Mathematical Reasoning, Limits, and Derivatives
  • Probability
  • Introduction to 3-D Geometry

Everyday Mathematics

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

IMO Syllabus for Class 12

IMO class 12 syllabus covers concepts like continuity & differentiability, statistics, probability, 3D geometry, etc.

The section-wise syllabus and important topics for class 12 SOF IMO is given below.

IMO Syllabus for Class 12

Sections

IMO Syllabus for Class 12

Reasoning Section

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal Reasoning

Maths Section

  • Relations and Functions
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Application of Derivatives and Integrals
  • Equations and Vector Algebra
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Probability and Linear Programming

Everyday Mathematics

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Achiever Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2)

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