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IMO - International Mathematical Olympiad

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IMO - International Mathematical Olympiad

IMO (International Math Olympiad) exam is a scholarship exam organized by the prestigious Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) for the students of class 1 to 12. The Math Olympiad exam aims at identifying and promoting mathematical abilities in the school-going students across India and abroad. With its first stage exam conducted in the school premises, successful students can appear for city, state, national and international-level examination. Handsome scholarships, awards, medals and certificates are presented to students based on their rankings at various levels. Website of IMO


Students in class-I to class-XII of recognized schools are eligible.


The subjects and study matter followed is based on CBSE and ICSE prescribed curriculum.

Selection Process

The Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (or INMO) is held every year. This is an invitational exam, and only students who qualify the Regional Mathematics Olympiad (or RMO) are invited to appear for it. Students qualifying the INMO get to attend the IMO Training Camp at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, where further selection tests are used to identify the top six students who will represent the country. The students are also trained by some of the top mathematicians of India. The camp usually runs throughout the month of May. There are two batches of students in the camp, the seniors and juniors. If a student has come to the camp for the first time, he/she is a junior. There can be at most 6 juniors from class 12. For those who have been to the camp at least once, the INMO is not necessarily required, and they are selected based on their performance in certain postal problem sets.


The participants are ranked based on their individual scores. Medals are awarded to the highest ranked participants; slightly fewer than half of them receive a medal. The cutoffs (minimum scores required to receive a gold, silver or bronze medal respectively) are then chosen so that the numbers of gold, silver and bronze medals awarded are approximately in the ratios 1:2:3. Participants who do not win a medal but who score seven points on at least one problem receive an honorable mention.

Important Dates

5th & 17th December 2019


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