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.
Question Type 
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) 
Sections 

Exam Duration 
1 Hour 
Mode of Examination 
Written 
No. of Questions 

Marking Scheme (Science and Logical Section) 
One mark for each correct answer 
Marking Scheme (Achiever Section) 

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 objectivetype questions for class 1 to class 4 and 50 objectivetype 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.
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.
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 realtime 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.
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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for the class 1 IMO exam is given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 1 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for the class 2 SOF IMO exam are given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 2 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 3 SOF IMO is given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 3 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 4 SOF IMO are given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 4 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 5 SOF IMO are given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 5 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

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 sectionwise SOF IMO syllabus for class 6 and important topics for class 6 SOF IMO are detailed below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 6 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 7 SOF IMO are given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 7 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

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/nonverbal reasoning.
The sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 8 SOF IMO is given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 8 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

Everyday Mathematics 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for the class 9 SOF IMO is given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 9 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

Everyday Mathematics 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 10 SOF IMO are listed below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 10 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

Everyday Mathematics 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 11 SOF IMO is given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 11 
Logical Section 

Maths Section 

Everyday Mathematics 

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 sectionwise syllabus and important topics for class 12 SOF IMO is given below.
Sections 
IMO Syllabus for Class 12 
Reasoning Section 

Maths Section 

Everyday Mathematics 

Achiever Section 
Higher Order Thinking Questions (Syllabus as per Section 2) 