The International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is one of the most prestigious Mathematics based twolevel competitive exams organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). The organizers' vision was to create a platform where secondary and higher secondary school students can develop their problemsolving skills.
SOF IMO is made for the students from classes 1 to 12 to analyze their mathematics analyzing ability. It also helps the students boost their confidence level for future competitive exams and tell them about their academic growth.
Students can fill out the application form of SOF IMO and can get registered in two ways. The first way is to get registered through the school, and the second is to get registered as an individual. Details about both methods are given below.
Students can get registered through their school for the SOF IMO Olympiad exam. A prospectus containing the registration form for the SOF IMO Olympiad exam will be sent to every registered school. Steps to fill out the IMO application form through the school are given below.
Students who want to appear in the SOF IMO Olympiad exam can register for exams as individual candidates online. Students can register for the IMO exam if their school cannot participate in the SOF Olympiad exams during 202122.
Students with individual registration have to give the SOF NSO olympiad exam from their home only. International Mathematics Olympiad online registration must be completed only under the parents' guidance. All participants need to provide accurate and complete information.
Steps to fill the IMO application form as an Individual registration are given below.
Students can fill out the application form of SOF IMO through their school or as an individual if their school is unable to participate. Students from classes 1 to 12 can get registered for the SOF IMO exam. The SOF IMO exam is divided into two levels, and the eligibility criteria for both levels are different from each other.
For the first level IMO Olympiad exam, the students from classes 1 to 12 can participate in the SOF IMO Olympiad examination. Eligibility criteria for the students are given below.
Eligibility criteria for students to appear for the SOF IMO level 2 exam are given below.
A charge of INR 125 (including 18% GST) for the examination cost is payable by each participant for schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal, except for a student whose parent was martyred during defense operations or students with any major physical disability.
Moreover, the school will collect an amount of INR 25 from each student towards the honorarium in charge, remuneration to teachers to teach, guide using study material supplied by SOF, and other miscellaneous expenses. For international schools, students will be charged $9 for registration and an additional $2 as an honor and remuneration to teachers to teach and guide them through the SOF IMO process.
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.
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 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 
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 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 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 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 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) 
Students can fill out the application form of SOF IMO through their school or as an individual if their school is unable to participate. Students from classes 1 to 12 can get registered for the SOF IMO exam. The SOF IMO exam is divided into two levels, and the eligibility criteria for both levels are different from each other.
For the first level IMO Olympiad exam, the students from classes 1 to 12 can participate in the SOF IMO Olympiad examination. Eligibility criteria for the students are given below.
Eligibility criteria for students to appear for the SOF IMO level 2 exam are given below.
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.
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 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 
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 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 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 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 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) 