IMO Syllabus 2020
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IMO Syllabus 2020-21- Students appearing for International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) exam must follow the IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 2 to 12. SOF prescribed the syllabus of IMO 2020 that consists of marks distribution, sections, and important topics etc. Students can plan their studies with the help of IMO syllabus 2020 to successfully clear the IMO exam. Topics and chapters listed under IMO syllabus 2020 for both level I & II remains the same, however, the level of difficulty increases. International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is conducted in two levels. IMO Level 1 will be held in December 2020. SOF IMO level 2 exam will be conducted in February 2021. Level II is conducted only for Classes III to XII. Read the article to get the detailed classwise IMO syllabus 2020.

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 1

A total number of 35 questions asked in the exam that students have to solve in a duration of 1 hour. Questions asked in the achiever's section will be from the current class only. Students should refer to NCERT books of class 1 for preparation. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 1-

IMO Syllabus for Class 1

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2.

5

2

10





Total = 35


Total = 40

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 2

The question paper consists of 35 questions. The test duration is of 1-hour duration. Students can refer to NCERT Books for their preparation. To know the IMO syllabus better, students should also practice last five-year question papers. Questions of level-I will be 60% from class 2 syllabus and 40% from class 1 syllabus. Questions in the Achievers section will be from class 2 syllabus. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 2-

IMO Syllabus for Class 2

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2.

5

2

10





Total = 35


Total = 40

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 3

There will be 35 questions in the examination having a total mark of 40. The time duration will be 1 hour. Students can refer NCERT books and previous year papers of class 3 for preparation. Questions of level-I will be 60% from class 3 syllabus and 40% from class 2 syllabus. Questions in the Achievers section will be from class 3 syllabus. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 3-

IMO Syllabus for Class 3

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

5

2

10





Total = 35


Total = 40

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 4

This exam comprises 35 questions for 40 marks. Students can prepare for this exam with NCERT Books of both class 3 and 4. The first three sections of this exam will have 60% questions from the current class and 40% questions from the previous class. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 4-

IMO Syllabus for Class 4

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

10

1

10

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

5

2

10





Total = 35


Total = 40

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 5

From class 5 onwards, the question paper will consist of 50 questions for 60 marks. NCERT books, previous year papers and workbooks of maths and reasoning should be practiced regularly to succeed in this IMO examination. Questions of level-I will be 60% from class 5 syllabus and 40% from class 4 syllabus. Questions in the Achievers section will be from class 5 syllabus only. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 5-

IMO Syllabus for Class 5

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

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

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15





Total = 50


Total = 60

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 6

The question paper of IMO Class 6 consists of 50 questions for 60 marks. Questions will be asked from class 6 as well as from class 5, so students should prepare accordingly. Also, practicing mock tests regularly will help you in identifying your problem areas on which you should spend more time. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 6-

IMO Syllabus for Class 6

Section

Topics

NO. OF Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15





Total = 50


Total = 60

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 7

The question paper consists of 50 questions of 60 marks that need to be solved in 1 hour. Questions will be 60% from class 7 syllabus and 40% from the class 6 syllabus. Hence this is necessary to read the NCERT’s of both the classes. Practice from Mock tests will help in improving your performance in International Mathematical Olympiad. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 7-

IMO Syllabus for Class 7

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning


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.

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15





Total = 50


Total = 60

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 8

International Mathematical Olympiad for Class 8 consists of 50 questions for 60 marks. For the preparation of IMO 2020, read and practice from NCERT Class 8 books for Maths as well as of class 7. As the questions asked in the first three sections will be carrying 60% weightage from the current class and 40% weightage from the previous class. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 8-

IMO Syllabus for Class 8

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15





Total = 50


Total = 60

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 9

A total of 60 marks for 50 questions will be asked in International Mathematical Olympiad. Students have to solve a maximum number of questions in 1 hour to qualify the test. It is advised to read NCERT Class 9 Maths books and practice from previous year papers. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 9-

IMO Syllabus for Class 9

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15





Total = 50


Total = 60

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 10

In this exam, 50 questions will be asked from 4 different sections. Students should practice from NCERT Class 10 Maths books for preparing for International Mathematical Olympiad. The weightage of questions will be 60% of the current class and 40% from the previous class. Questions in section 4 i.e. Achievers section will be asked from CBSE class 10 syllabus. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 10-

IMO Syllabus for Class 10

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15





Total = 50


Total = 60

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 11

Students have to solve 50 questions of 60 marks to pass the International Mathematical Olympiad. The question papers will consist of 60% questions from class 11 syllabus and 40% from class 10. However, in the Achievers section, questions will be asked from the class 11 syllabus only. NCERT Class 11 Maths books are the best study material for the exam. Apart from NCERT books, solving previous year papers and IMO sample papers will have an ample advantage for the students. So practice as much as you can. Refer to the table to check IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 11-

IMO Syllabus for Class 11

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15





Total = 50


Total = 60

IMO Syllabus 2020 for Class 12

The question paper of IMO class 12 will be of 1-hour duration, and contains 50 questions of 60 marks. NCERT Class 12 Maths books are the best study materials for olympiad exams. Students preparing for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) should refer to the CBSE 12th syllabus for better understanding. Below is the complete IMO 2020 syllabus for Class 12-

IMO Syllabus for Class 12

Section

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/Question

Total marks

Section 1 - Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

15

1

15

Section 2 -Mathematical Reasoning

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

20

1

20

Section 3 -Everyday Mathematics

The syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

10

1

10

Section 4 - Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) - Syllabus as per Section 2.

5

3

15



Total = 50


Total = 60

SOF IMO 2020 Syllabus & Pattern (Level 2)

Level II exam is conducted for students of class 3 to 12 only. Students who will qualify the level I exam with minimum performance level will appear in the level II exam.

Below mentioned are the criteria of students for level II exam:

  • Top 5% students from each class

  • Top 25 zone wise and class wise rank holders

  • Class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam and score 50% qualifying marks

IMO Syllabus 2020 for level II is similar to level I exam but the difficulty level is higher in level II exam. Here is the exam pattern for the level II exam.

Class

Topics

No. of Questions

Marks/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





Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IMO Syllabus 2020

Question: What is SOF IMO?

Answer:

SOF stands for Science Olympiad Foundation that conducts IMO i.e. International Mathematics Olympiad which is referred as SOF IMO

Question: Which books should I refer for IMO 2020?

Answer:

To qualify IMO, you should read NCERT Books of your respective class. Along with, that solve previous year IMO papers to get an idea about the level of questions asked.

Question: What is the level of difficulty of questions asked in IMO?

Answer:

The difficulty level of questions is moderate to high. Questions asked in section 1, 2 and 3 is of moderate to high-level questions. Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOTS) are asked in section 4. 

Question: Where I can get the IMO Syllabus 2020?

Answer:

You can get the IMO 2020 syllabus from the official website of SOF, sofworld.org.

Question: Is the exam conducted in English only?

Answer:

Yes, the exam will be held in the English language only.

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i m in class 9 and how to give exam ??

Yastika Kumar 11th Feb, 2020

Hi Rayna,

International Mathematics Olympiad is based on your NCERT books or the books which are prescribed by your board. Practice makes man perfect. So as much as you learn from these books it is also necessary to practice. Online you can find previous year IMO exam papers. This will help you to gain the insight about the exam and the areas which needs special attention. Along with this you can also use Olympiad trainer apps.

All the best!

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I got 42 marks in IMO 2019-2020 can i qualified for level2

Sujatha Venkat 30th Jan, 2020

Hello  Aspirant,

You haven't mentioned your class. I'm giving you the link for checking the cut offs below:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/school.careers360.com/articles/imo-cutoff/amp


Accordingly check your class and their cut offs. If you still have any queries kindly comment i will reply. Hope this is helpful.

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where IMO level 2 exam conducted??

Rishi Garg 29th Dec, 2019

If you are asking about SOF IMO, then it will be conducted on 9th Feb, 2020 in different cities (Generally the students selected from a school are allotted a center in their district, if there is a particular minimum number of candidates from that district, otherwise they are allotted a nearest district).

Only the selected applicants from Level 1 will be eligible to appear for Level 2.

Also, the result for Level 1 is not declared yet. Result for Level 1 is expected to be declared in Mid-Jan.

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How can i get to know that the above answer sheet for 2019-20 is of the Set A or set B?

ÑÍthesh 18th Dec, 2019

Hello varsha !!

https://school.careers360.com/articles/imo-answer-key

here is the link for IMO answer key 2019,helps you to get an idea about pattern,and also download links for key sheets also provided for which class you want so  just go through it.Hope this would help you a little bit.

Good luck!!

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IMO Class 1 Model Papers required previous years one

sarthak goel 3rd Dec, 2019

Hello Nimish,

IMO is conducted by SOF, therefore previous year question papers are available on there websites, you may head over to the below link:

https://www.sofolympiadtrainer.com/imo-previous-year-papers.jsp

http://www.sofworld.org/imo-previous-year-papers-rtp.html

For practise and sample papers prepared by SOF,refer the below links:

https://www.sofolympiadtrainer.com/imo-sample-papers.jsp

And below is the sample IMO paper for class 1

http://www.sofworld.org/imo/class-1/sample-model-test-papers/imo-sample-papers-class-1

Hope this Helps

Regards

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