SOF IMO 2019 - SOF conducts the International Maths Olympiad which is a scholarship exam, for the students of Class 1st to 12th. SOF IMO exam is held in two levels. The first level is conducted for the students of Class 1 to 12. It must be noted that the second level of the exam is for the students of Class 3 to 12. The aspirants can fill the IMO application form 2019 by submitting the same to their respective school authorities by paying the application fee of Rs.125. The level 1 IMO exam will be conducted on December 5 and 17. The IMO level 2 exam will be held on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of February 2020. The Class 3 to 12 students who will qualify the level 1 exam will be called up for the level 2 of SOF IMO 2019.
The IMO result (level 1) will be declared in the second week of January 2020 whereas the level 2 result will be declared in the third week of March 2020. Read the article to know the important dates, syllabus, exam pattern, question papers and the complete information about SOF IMO 2019.
Go through the glimpse of the International Mathematical Olympiads in this section.
Name of Examination
International Mathematics Olympiad
Commonly Known As
Exam Conducting Body
Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)
School, Zonal and International
Classes 1 to 12
Purpose of IMO Exam
Identifies and nurture future scientists, technologists, IT and other professional talents at the school level.
Encourage students' participation in National/International competitions/ programmes/events
Mode of Examination
Number of Attempts
Once a year
Duration of Exam
The aspirants must stay acquainted with the important dates of IMO in order to stay updated with upcoming events.
IMO Level 1 exam
December 5 and December 17, 2019
Answer key of IMO level 1 (Set A)
Third week of December 2019
IMO answer key for level 1 (Set B)
Last week of December 2019
Answer key IMO level 1 (Set C)
First week of January 2020
Level 1 result
Second week of January 2020
IMO Level 2 exam
Second and third Sunday of February 2020
IMO Level 2 result
Third week of March 2020
Students studying in Class 1 to 12 can apply for the IMO 2019 exam. The qualifiers of the first level exam are further called up for the level 2 exam. The aspirants who get selected for the level 2 exam includes:
From each standard, the top 5% of the aspirants.
Top 25 rank holders state-wise from each class.
The class toppers where there are at least 10 students in the class scoring 50% marks. It needs to be noted that the second level is exam is only held for Class 3rd to 12th students.
Students will be able to fill the application forms through their schools. SOF have sent the registration forms to the school authorities and students can apply for IMO only through their schools. The application fee of Rs.125 is applicable per student. In the case of the international students, US$9 is applicable per student. It must be remembered that no student can apply for the IMO registration independently.
The aspirants are advised to prepare for the IMO exam referring to the prescribed syllabus of the affiliated board they are studying in. There is no specific syllabus of IMO. We are providing some of the best books and study material for the students who are preparing for the IMO level 2 exam. Students are advised to prepare using this study material and prepare for the exam in a specific way.
OSDS (Olympiad Skill Development System)
SOF Olympiad Trainer’ Mobile Apps
MTG Class wise Workbooks (For Class 1 to 12)
Olympiads’ Books of Reasoning (for preparation for the reasoning section of Olympiads)
Students are advised to go through the exam pattern of IMO. This will help them to know the marking scheme and prepare according to the topics with high weightage.
Number of questions
Marks awarded for each question
Class 1- 4
Class 5 - 12
The sample papers of IMO are released by the exam conducting body. Students are advised to solve these model papers as solving them will help them to know about the frequently asked questions. This will also acquaint with the high weightage topics and will add to the more specified strategic preparation of SOF IMO 2019-20. IMO sample papers will, therefore, make the students more efficient and prepared for the exam.
Click here to download previous year question/sample papers of IMO.
The exam conducting body will release the answer key in the month of December and January. The answer key will help them to calculate the estimated scores and know their chances of selection in the exam. Students can refer to the answer key of IMO after they solve the sample papers. They are advised to solve the sample/model papers setting an environment as an exam hall and check the answers after the completion of the paper.
Science Olympiad Foundation will release the IMO level 1 result in the second week of January 2020. The result for the second level will be declared in the third week of March 2020. SOF will send the result of all the students who participated in the exam to the respective school authorities along with the Student Performance Report (SPR). It needs to be noted that the certificates and medals will also sent to the schools associated with SOF IMO 2019-20 along with the result of IMO.
The second level IMO is only conducted for the students of Class 3 to 12. It must be clear that only those students will be able to sit for the level 2 exam who will be able to qualify the prior level. The exam pattern of both levels is similar. Students should prepare for both the exams as per the syllabus of the board they are studying in such as ICSE/CBSE.
The exam conducting body releases the cutoff of IMO after the declaration of the result. Students must know that they will have to secure the cutoff marks in order to get selected in the olympiad exam. We will update the SOF IMO cutoff 2019 as far as it will be released. Find below the previous year cutoff to know the difficulty level of the exam.
IMO Cutoff 2017-18
Mathematical Reasoning (M3)
Everyday Maths (M2)
Logical Reasoning (M1)
IMO 2018-19 Cutoff
Mathematical Reasoning (M2)
Everyday Mathematics (M3)
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