IMO Syllabus 20182019  Candidates appearing for International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) exam must follow the SOF (Science Olympiad Foundation) prescribed IMO 2018 syllabus to prepare for it. The IMO Syllabus 2018 is available for all the Classes – 1 to 12 . With the syllabus SOF also gives exam pattern, marks distribution, no of questions asked, time duration etc. The IMO Syllabus helps candidates to plan their preparations to successfully clear the IMO exam. Topics and Syllabus of IMO for both level I & II remains the same, only level of difficulty increases. To get the detailed classwise IMO Syllabus 2018, read below.
The SOF has given three dates for level I of IMO exam i.e. December 4, 13 and 18.
Level I exam is conducted during school hours in the respective schools of the participants.
The admit card for Level I is issued by the respective schools while for Level II, it is available online.
Level II is conducted only for Classes III to XII.
SOF IMO Level I Exam Pattern 2018
CLASS  SECTION  NO. OF QUESTIONS  MARKS/QUESTION  TOTAL MARKS 
1st to 4th  Logical Reasoning  10  1  10 
Mathematical Reasoning  10  1  10  
Everyday Mathematics  10  1  10  
Achievers Section  5  2  10  
Grand Total  35  40  
5th to 12th  Logical Reasoning  15  1  15 
Mathematical Reasoning  20  1  20  
Everyday Mathematics  10  1  10  
Achievers Section  5  3  15  
Grand Total  50  60 
SOF IMO Level II Exam Pattern
CLASS  TOPIC/ SECTION  NO. OF QUESTIONS  MARKS PER QUESTION  TOTAL MARKS 
3rd to 4th  Mathematics  30  1  30 
Achievers Section  5  2  10  
Grand Total  35  40  
5th to 12th  Mathematics  45  1  45 
Achievers Section  5  3  15  
Grand Total  50  60 
IMO Syllabus Classwise with topics is given below:
CLASS 1 
Total Number of Questions: 35; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Patterns, Measuring Units, Analogy, Geometrical Shapes, Odd One Out, Spatial Understanding, Grouping, Ranking Test, Problems based on Figures. Section – 2: Numerals, Number names, Number Sense (2 digit numbers), Addition, Time, Money, Subtraction, Lengths, Weights and Comparisons, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Patterns. Section – 3: Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2. 
CLASS 2 
Total Number of Questions: 35; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Patterns, Embedded Figures, Odd One Out, Geometrical Shapes, Analogy, Measuring Units, Ranking Test, Grouping of Figures, CodingDecoding. Section – 2: Numerals, number names and Number Sense (3Digit Numbers), Length, Weight, Capacity, Computation Operations, Time, Lines, Shapes and Solids, Pictographs, Temperature, Money, Patterns. Section – 3 : Syllabus same as Section 2. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section 2. 
CLASS 3 
Total Number of Questions: 35; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Patterns, Analogy and Classification, CodingDecoding, Grouping of Figures and Figure Matrix, Alphabet Test, Mirror Images, Geometrical Shapes, Embedded Figures, Ranking Test, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations. Section – 2: Numerals, Number names and Number Sense (4digit numbers), Computation Operations, Fractions, Capacity, Length, Weight, Temperature, Time, Geometry, Money, Data Handling. Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 
CLASS 4 
Total Number of Questions: 35; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Patterns, Alphabet Test, Ranking Test, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures, CodingDecoding, Direction Sense Test, Days and Dates & Possible Combinations, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Analogy and Classification. Section – 2: Numerals and Number Names, Computation Operations, Fractions, Number Sense (5digit numbers), Length, Weight, Time, Money, Capacity, Geometry, Symmetry, Perimeter of Various Shapes, Conversions, Data Handling Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section 2.

CLASS 5 
Total Number of Questions: 50 ; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Patterns, Analogy and Classification, Logical Sequence of Words, Mirror and Water Images, Direction Sense Test, Ranking Test, Geometrical Shapes, Alphabet Test, Puzzle Test, CodingDecoding. Section – 2 : Numerals, Number names and Number Sense (7 and 8 digit numbers), Computation Operations, Measurement of Length, Weight, Capacity, Fractions and Decimals, Volume, Time, Temperature and Money, Conversions, Angles, Perimeter of Various Shapes & Area of Rectangle and Square, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Symmetry, Data Handling Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section 2. 
CLASS 6 
Total Number of Questions: 50 ; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning. Section – 2: Knowing our Numbers, Whole Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Basic Geometrical Ideas, Whole Numbers, Understanding Elementary Shapes, Fractions, Decimals, Integers, Data Handling, Mensuration, Ratio And Proportion, Algebra, Symmetry, Practical Geometry Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 
CLASS 7 
Total Number of Questions: 50; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning. Section – 2: Integers, Exponents and Powers, Algebraic Expressions, Simple Linear Equations, Lines and Angles, Comparing Quantities, Fractions and Decimals, The Triangle and its Properties, Symmetry, Congruence of Triangles, Perimeter and Area, Data Handling, Rational Numbers, Visualizing Solid Shapes, Practical Geometry. Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 
CLASS 8 
Total Number of Questions: 50 ; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning. Section – 2: Rational Numbers, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Exponents and Powers, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Comparing Quantities, Linear Equations in One Variable, Constructions, Mensuration, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Visualizing Solid Shapes, Data Handling, Factorization, Introduction to Graphs, Direct and Inverse Variations, Playing with Numbers. Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 
CLASS 9 
Total Number of Questions: 50; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning. Section – 2: Number Systems, Polynomials, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Statistics, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Probability. Section – 3: The syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 
CLASS 10 
Total Number of Questions: 50 ; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning. Section – 2: Real Numbers, Polynomials, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability. Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 
CLASS 11 
Total Number of Questions: 50; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning. Section – 2: Sets, Relations and Functions, Logarithms, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Linear Inequations, Limits and Derivatives, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Straight Lines, Circles, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Conic Sections, Statistics, Mathematical Reasoning, Probability, Introduction to 3D Geometry. Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 
CLASS 12 
Total Number of Questions: 50 ; Time Duration: 1 hr. 
Section – 1: Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoning. Section – 2: Relations and Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Integrals, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Probability, Linear Programming. Section – 3: The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Section – 4: Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS)  Syllabus as per Section – 2. 