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IMO Syllabus 2018 for the Science Olympiad Foundation International Mathematics Olympiad includes various topics across different sections for each class. The IMO Exam is conducted for the students of Class 1 to 12. For Class 1 to 4, there will be 35 questions and for Class 5 to 12, there will be 50 questions. Up to class 5, the Section-1 contains questions related to Patterns, classifications, analogies etc. while, from Class 6, it contains questions related to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The students will be given 1 hour to complete the IMO Exam. The students of classes 1 to 12 are eligible to appear for the first level Olympiads and there are no other eligibility criteria like minimum marks etc. However, for IMO second level exam, only the qualified students from class 3 to 12 are eligible to participate. IMO is conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation SOF, which is a Nonprofit organization. The interested students can check the complete IMO Syllabus 2018 on this page.

Latest Update: IMO Olympiad 2018 Level - 1 will be conducted on 4, 13 and 18 December 2018.

IMO Syllabus

IMO Syllabus 2018 - Class 1 to 12

Here we have provided the complete IMO Syllabus 2018 for Class 1 to 4 and Class 5 to 12. There are 4 different sections for each class in IMO Exam i.e. Logical Reasoning, Mathematical Reasoning, Everyday Mathematics, and Achievers Section. All the sections are comprised of different topics. The Syllabus of IMO exam includes different topics from different sections for the different classes.

Section 1 includes topics from logical reasoning, Section 2 includes topics from the Mathematical Reasoning and Section 3 includes topics from Everyday Mathematics. The questions in Section 3 are more of the type of Everyday Mathematics and not related to reasoning. In Section 4 which is Achievers Section, contain Higher Order Thinking Questions and its Syllabus as per Section–1 and 2.

IMO Syllabus - Class 1

IMO Sections

IMO Class 1 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

 

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

Mathematical Reasoning

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

Everyday Mathematics

IMO Syllabus as per Section - 1 and 2.

Achievers Section

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

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 2

IMO Sections

IMO Class 2 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

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

Mathematical Reasoning

 

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

 Everyday Mathematics

IMO Syllabus same as Section 2.

Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 3

IMO Sections

IMO Class 3 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

 

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

Mathematical Reasoning

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

 Everyday Mathematics

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

 Achievers Section

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

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 4

IMO Sections

IMO Class 4 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

 

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

Mathematical Reasoning

 

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

Everyday Mathematics

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

Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 5

IMO Sections

IMO Class 5 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

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

 Mathematical Reasoning

 

Numerals, Number names and Number Sense (7 and 8 digit numbers), Computation Operations, Fractions and Decimals, Measurement of Length, Weight, Capacity, Volume, Time, Temperature and Money, Conversions, Geometrical Shapes and Solids, Angles, Perimeter of Various Shapes & Area of Rectangle and Square, Symmetry, Data Handling

Everyday Mathematics

 

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

Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 6

IMO Sections

IMO Class 6 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

 

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Mathematical Reasoning

 

Knowing our Numbers, Whole Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Basic Geometrical Ideas, Understanding Elementary Shapes, Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Data Handling, Mensuration, Algebra, Ratio And Proportion, Symmetry, Practical Geometry

Everyday Mathematics

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

Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 7

IMO Sections

IMO Class 7 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

 

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Mathematical Reasoning

 

Integers, Fractions and Decimals, Exponents and Powers, Algebraic Expressions, Simple Linear Equations, Lines and Angles, Comparing Quantities, The Triangle and its Properties, Symmetry, Congruence of Triangles, Rational Numbers, Perimeter and Area,  Data Handling, Visualizing Solid Shapes, Practical Geometry.

 Everyday Mathematics

 

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

Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 8

IMO Sections

IMO Class 8 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Mathematical Reasoning

 

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

Everyday Mathematics

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

 Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 9

IMO Sections

IMO Class 9 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Mathematical Reasoning

 

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

Everyday Mathematics

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

 Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 10

IMO Sections

IMO Class 10 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Mathematical Reasoning

 

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

 Everyday Mathematics

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

Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 11

IMO Sections

IMO Class 11 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Mathematical Reasoning

 

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

 Everyday Mathematics

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

Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

 

IMO Syllabus - Class 12

IMO Sections

IMO Class 12 Syllabus and Topics

Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Mathematical Reasoning

 

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

 Everyday Mathematics

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

 Achievers Section

Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 2.

IMO Exam Pattern 2018

The students who are going to appear for the IMO Exam must check the IMO exam pattern while preparing for the exam.

Class

Section

No. of Ques. 

Marks/ Question

Total Marks

Class 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

Class 5 to 12

Logical Reasoning

15

1

15

Mathematical Reasoning

20

1

20

Everyday Mathematics

10

1

10

Achievers Section

5

3

15

Grand Total

-

50

-

60

 

 IMO Syllabus 2018 - Preparation Tips

Here are some of the important IMO Preparation Tips for the students:

  • Start studying at least two months in advance for the IMO Exam. It will help in creating a timetable that is not crammed with just back to back studying the whole day. 
  • Go through the IMO syllabus several times while preparing for the exam. Collect all the materials required for the preparation. Take help from friends who are also preparing for the IMO Exam just to ensure that you have not overlooked any key aspects of the SOF IMO syllabus.
  • A tutor will play a key role in the IMO preparation and learning process. One can find a good IMO tutor near their house for a good guidance and who will help in covering the whole syllabus of IMO in the easiest way.
  • It is very important to identify the strengths and weaknesses. If anyone found certain topics more difficult, then they need to spend more time on those topics. 

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