International Mathematics Olympiad

8th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

Last date to apply

August 31, 2014
Can apply to IMO till 30 days before the exam date

About 8th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

International Mathematics Olympiad is organised by SOF Every year and this is the 8th Edition of the Olympiad.

Every year Science Olympiad Foundation organizes four Olympiads

About IMO- International Mathematics Olympiad

  • IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad) is conducted by SOF and is a means to identify and encourage the mathematical creativity of children in schools across India and abroad.
  • All students participating in IMO (1st level) get a Math Quotient (MQ), giving their Score, School Rank, City Rank, State Rank, International Rank and Percentile, as well as a Certificate of Participation
  • SOF also generates a performance report for all participating schools known as School Mathematics Quotient.

IMO 2014 Important Dates

Exam Date
IMO Level 1 Exam Date December 4, 2014 and December 18, 2014
IMO Result 2014 for Level 1 
Check IMO Results
January 16, 2015
IMO 2nd Level Exam February 7 & February 8, 2015


Download IMO Answer Key 2014 for Class 1-12

What are the two IMOs and how are they different from each other?

  • IMO is conducted by SOF and it ends at India Level and the description of the Olympiad is given above.
  • But, If you are really a superb students of Mathematics then you should take Regional Mathematical Olympiad and on qualifying that you will be eligible to take Indian National Mathematics Olympiad and finally 6 students will be selected and they will respresent India in 56th IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad) at Thailand.

Buy IMO Workbook- National Maths Olympiad Books

Buy NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo
NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 1
NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 2
NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 3
NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 4
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NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 7
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NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 9
NSO,IMO, IEO & NCO Workbook Combo for Class 10

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Who can apply - The Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Class 1-12
Details Minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.
  • Students should be registered through the schools only. Individual registration by the student is not accepted.


Reward for International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

Students awards for IMO 2nd level

International Awards for Students to the IMO 2nd level winner


No. of Awards




Rs.50,000 each + Gold medal +Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 



Rs.25,000 each + Silver medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate



Rs.10,000 each + Bronze medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Merit certificate 


State Awards for students (20 Zones & States) to the IMO 2nd level winners


No. of Awards




Rs.5,000 each + gold medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000
+ Merit certificate 



Rs.2,500 each + Silver medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000
+ Merit certificate 



Rs.1000 each + Bronze medal + Gifts worth Rs.1000
+ Merit certificate 

Rank 4 – 25


Gifts worth Rs.1000


IMO 1st Level Exam Awards

  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medal to top 3 rank holders from each class.
  • This will be applicable to winners for 20 zones/states for performance in the 1st level Olympiad.

Other Benefits to the students

  • Participation Certificate to every student.
  • Certificate of merit to all 2nd level qualifiers.
  • Students performance report for each participating student.
  • The respective school of each students with International rank from 1-3 (both inclusive) is awarded a Science Intellect Trophy (SIT) for having the winning students on their rolls.

Reward for School Teachers and principals 

Application Mode and Process

  • Application process of International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

    • The event is open to the students of classes 1 to 12 and registrations are received from the schools in the prescribed pro-forma. >> Download SOF School Registration Form 2014-15
    • Registration sheet for the school / students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India and abroad. >> Download SOF Student Registration Sheet
    • The school's coordinating teacher will be generating the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given.
    • A copy of these roll numbers along with the students' registration and school registration sheet should be sent to the Foundation's office before August 31, 2014- (Date Extended)

Registration Fees for International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

  • A participation fee of Rs. 120 is charged from each student. The School shall retain Rs. 20 per student per olympiad for its expenses as exam centre.
  • Mode of payment of Fees- The school can make the payment via Demand Draft or through NEFT/ RTGS
    • Demand Draft : It should be made in favour of Science Olympaid Foundation payable at New Delhi
    • NEFT/ RTGS- Details for NEFT/RTGS are

      • Beneficiary Name: Science Olympaid Foundation

      • Beneficiary A/C No.: SOFXXXXXX (XXXXXX denotes School Code allotted by Science Olympaid  Foundation

      • Beneficiary Bank Name: ICICI Bank
      • Beneficiary Branch: CMS
      • IFSC Code: ICIC0000103

Registration for the New Schools with SOF >> Register your School

  • Send the complete address of your school in the following format and SOF will send relevant information and registration forms to the school at the appropriate time.
  • School Name: Address: City: State: Pin code Phone No. with STD Code: E-mail: Principal 

Selection Process

IMO Syllabus for Class 1-12

  • Selection of the student would be done on the basis of the exam.
  • Results of both the levels of IMO are declared within 6 weeks of the examination.
    • The results are sent to the schools concerned.
    • The results are also made available on SOF's website. 

International Mathematics Olympiad is conducted in 2 levels

Level 1: the 1st level is organized in the Schools of the participants during the school hours.

  • It is a 60 min objective type exam comprising of 35/50 questions for class 1-12.
  • The test will be in English language and will consist of following sections:
    • Mathematical ability
    • Logical and analytical reasoning
    • Everyday Mathematics
  • Each section will be accorded separate weightage.
  • CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers.
  • Exam dates: December 4, 2014 or December 18, 2014 as per the dates chosen by schools.
  • IMO Class wise Sample papers
Class Section No. of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks
1 to 4 Logical Reasoning 10 1 10
  Mathematical Reasoning 10 1 10
  Everyday Mathematics 10 1 10
  Achievers Section 5 2 10
  Grand Total  35   40
5 to 12 Logical Reasoning 15 1 15
  Mathematical Reasoning 20 1 20
10 1 10
5 3 15
  Grand Total  50   60

Level 2:
 The qualifiers to second round would include the following:

  • Top 5% of candidates class wise who has appeared for the 1st level exam.
  • State wise top 10 rank holders classwise.
  • Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75% qualifying marks

IMO Ranking Criteria

In case of level one exam, the following criteria will apply:

  • Marks obtained in relevant level
  • Marks obtained in sections of the relevant level. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
  • In the first level exam, one rank may have more than one student.

 In case of level 2, the following criteria will apply:

  • Marks scored in level 2 exams.
  • In case of a tie, weightage will be accorded as per following priority:
  • Marks scored in sections in level two exam accorded more weightage.
  • Marks scored in level 1 exam.
  • Marks scored in sections in level one exam accorded more weightage.
  • Past performance of student.
  • Interview conducted by SOF.
  • In level two, no two students will be given same rank.


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Science Olympiad Foundation(SOF) 

The Science Olympiad Foundation is an educational foundation and a non-profit organisation, based at New Delhi (India), which promotes Science, Introductory Computer Education, Mathematics and English in India and other places like Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Nepal,  Bahrain, SriLanka, U.A.E. and

Every year, it organises four Olympiads in each of these places, namely the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO), the National Science Olympiad (NSO), the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the International English Olympiad (IEO)