Official Website : IMO
The IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad) is a means to identify and encourage
the mathematical creativity of children in schools across India and abroad.
The International Mathematics Olympiad is conducted in two levels:
 Level 1: The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.
 The level 1 competition is a written objectivetype test of 60 minutes duration comprising
35 objectivetype (Multiple Choice) questions for class 2 to class 4 and 50 objectivetype
(Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 12.
 The question paper consists of:
Class 
Section 
No. of Questions 
Marks/Question 
Total Marks 
1 to 4 
Logical Reasoning 
10 
1 
10 

Mathematical Reasoning 
10 
1 
10 

Everyday Mathematics 
10 
1 
10 

Achievers Section 
5 
2 
10 

Grand Total 
35 

40 
5 to 12 
Logical Reasoning 
15 
1 
15 

Mathematical Reasoning 
20 
1 
20 

Everyday Mathematics 
10 
1 
10 

Achievers Section 
5 
3 
15 

Grand Total 
50 

60 

Level 2: The qualifiers to second round would include the following:
 Top 5% of candidates class wise who appear for the 1st level exam. Due weightage to
marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
 Statewide top 10 rank holders class wise.
 Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75% qualifying marks.
IMO Exam Date
 Date of Examination:During 2015165 the first Round of IMO exam will be held on 1st & 12th December 2016 at participating schools.
Class 1
 No of questions: 35
 Total Marks: 40
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 10 questions in section I, 10 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus: Numerals, Number Name and Number Sense (2 digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction, Length, Weight, Time
, Money, Geometrical Skills, Patterns, Odd One Out, Series Completion, Analogy, Ranking Test, Spatial Understanding, Problems Based on Figures.
Class 2
 No of questions: 35
 Total Marks: 40
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 10 questions in section I, 10 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus : Numerals, Number Name and Number Sense (3 digit numbers), Money, Measurement of Length (conversions),
Weight, Time and Temperature, Calendar, Point, Line and Plane Figures, Problems Based on Figures, Patterns,
Series Completion, Odd One Out, Geometrical Shapes, Ranking Test, Coding  Decoding, Analogy.
Class 3
 No of questions: 35
 Total Marks: 40
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 10 questions in section I, 10 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus: Numerals, Number Name and Number Sense (4 digit numbers), Addition, Subtraction
, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Money, Length (conversions), Weight, Capacity, Time, Point, Problems Based
on Figures, Odd One Out, Patterns, Series Completion, CodingDecoding, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Straight
Lines and Curved Lines, Geometrical Shapes.
Class 4
 No of questions: 35
 Total Marks: 40
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 10 questions in section I, 10 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus: Numerals and Number Names (5 digit numbers), Place Value, Roman Numerals, Addition and Subtraction,
Geometry : Square, Rectangle, Circle, Closed and Open Figure, Multiplication and Division, Factors and Multiples,
Fractions, Measurement, Pictorial Representation of Data, Money, Time, Weight and Capacity, Series and Pattern
Formation of Numbers and Figures, Conversions, Comparison, Perimeter of Various Shapes, Direction Sense Test,
Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, Ranking Test, Alphabet Test, CodingDecoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Symmetry.
Class 5
 No of questions: 50
 Total Marks: 60
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 15 questions in section I, 20 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus: Number sense, Numeral and Number Name (7 and 8 digit numbers), Roman Numbers, Addition, Subtraction,
Multiplication, Division, Factors and Multiples, LCM, HCF, Rules of Divisibility, Whole, Prime and Composite Numbers,
Fractions, Decimals, Geometrical Shapes & Angles, Circles, Symmetry, Measurement of Length, Mass, Capacity, Perimeter and
Area of Rectangle, Square, Measurement of Volume, Temperature, Time and Various Operations on Time, Relationship Between
Seconds, Minutes and Hours, Money, Representation of Data in Pictorial Form, Patterns, Formation of Numbers and Figures,
Direction Sense Test, Number Ranking and Alphabet Test, Series, Odd One Out.
Class 6
 No of questions: 50
 Total Marks: 60
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 15 questions in section I, 20 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus
 Section – I: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning.
 Section – II: Knowing our Numbers, Whole Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Basic Geometrical Ideas, Understanding
Elementary Shapes, Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Data Handling, Mensuration, Algebra, Ratio And Proportion, Symmetry,
Practical Geometry
 Section – III: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
 Section – IV: Higher Order Thinking Questions  Syllabus as per Section – II.
Class 7
 No of questions: 50
 Total Marks: 60
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 15 questions in section I, 20 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus
 Section – I: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning.
 Section – II: Integers, Fractions and Decimals, Exponents and Powers, Algebraic Expressions,
Simple Linear Equations, Lines and Angles, Comparing Quantities, The Triangle and its Properties, Symmetry,
Congruence of Triangles, Rational Numbers, Perimeter and Area, Data Handling, Visualising Solid Shapes,
Practical Geometry.
 Section – III: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
 Section – IV: Higher Order Thinking Questions  Syllabus as per Section – II.
Class 8
 No of questions: 50
 Total Marks: 60
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 15 questions in section I, 20 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus
 Section – I: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning.
 Section – II: Rational Numbers, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Exponents and Powers, Comparing
Quantities, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Linear Equations in One Variable, Understanding Quadrilaterals,
Constructions, Mensuration, Visualising Solid Shapes, Data Handling, Direct and Inverse Variations, Factorisation,
Introduction to Graphs, Playing with Numbers.
 Section – III: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
 Section – IV: Higher Order Thinking Questions  Syllabus as per Section – II.
Class 9
 No of questions: 50
 Total Marks: 60
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 15 questions in section I, 20 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus
 Section – I: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning.
 Section – II: Number Systems, Polynomials, 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.
 Section – III: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
 Section – IV: Higher Order Thinking Questions  Syllabus as per Section – II.
Class 10
 No of questions: 50
 Total Marks: 60
 Time allowed : 60 minutes
 There are 4 sections: 15 questions in section I, 20 in section II, 10 in section II and 5 in section IV.
Syllabus
 Section – I: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning.
 Section – II: Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations,
Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry,
Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.
 Section – III: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
 Section – IV: Higher Order Thinking Questions  Syllabus as per Section – II.