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About IMO 2022

SOF IMO Level 2 Result has been announced by SOF for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO). The last date to apply for the same is 30 days before the exam date. International Mathematics Olympiad is commonly known as IMO. Registration is only possible through school. It is a multi-level exam. IMO Level 1 exam will be conducted on three dates in 2022. The candidates from class 1 to 12 are only eligible to register for IMO. However, for IMO Level 2, only the qualified students from classes 3 to 12 are eligible to participate. A minimum of 10 candidates is required from a school to register. IMO is organised by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), which is a Non-Profit organisation. Get complete details about International Mathematics Olympiad on this page.

Science Olympiad Foundation organises six SOF Olympiads and they are as follows

  1. National Cyber Olympiad 
  2. National Science Olympiad 
  3. International Mathematics Olympiad
  4. International English Olympiad
  5. International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO)
  6. International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)

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International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) 2022 Dates

The candidates can check International Mathematics Olympiad dates below:

Events Dates
Last date to apply online 30 days before the exam date
International Olympiad of Mathematics Level 1 Exam

10 November, 22 November, 13 December 2022

International Olympiad of Mathematics Level 2 Exam February 2023


International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) 2022

The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) is an educational foundation and a non-profit organisation, based in 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 Durban. 

  • 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 Exam date 2022: IMO 2022 first level of examination will be conducted on three dates that are 10 November, 22 November, and 13 December 2022 as per the convenience of the School

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

  • IMO at India Level: IMO is conducted by SOF and it ends at India Level, the details of the Olympiad is given on this page. 
  • International IMO: But, If you are really a superb student of Mathematics then you should participate in Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM) and on qualifying that you will be eligible to take Indian National Mathematics Olympiad and finally 6 students will be selected and they will represent India in IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad). These students are trained by the Indian Statistical Institute. This olympiad witnessed participation from more than 100 countries.
  • Know more about Various other Maths Olympiads

Know More about SOF IMO

SOF IMO 2022 Selection Process

Selection of the student would be done on the basis of the exam.

Results of both the levels of IMO are declared within six weeks of the examination.

  • The results are sent to the schools concerned.
  • The results are also made available on SOF's website. 

SOF IMO Level 1 Exam

Level 1: The 1st level is organised by the Schools of the participants during the school hours.

  • It is a 60-minute objective-type exam comprising of 35 and 50 questions for class 1-4 and class 5-12 respectively.
  • The test will be in English language and will consist of the following sections:
    • Mathematical ability
    • The 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.
  • SOF IMO Exam Dates: 10 November, 22 November, and 13 December 2022, as per the dates chosen by schools.
  • IMO Class wise Sample papers are available here which contains International Mathematics Olympiad questions that can be solved while preparing for SOF International Mathematics Olympiad.

SOF IMO Level 2 Exam

 The qualifiers to the second round would include the following:

  • Top 5% of candidates class wise who has appeared for the 1st level exam.
  • Top 25 rank holders class wise & Zone wise.
  • Class topper where at least ten students from a class appear in the exam & scores 50% qualifying marks.

Exam Dates:  The 2nd level exam will be held on 2nd or 3rd Sunday of Feb 2023. 

IMO Prizes

 The SOF IMO id conducted at 2 levels and the prizes are huge for the students who qualify in the Round 2. We have listed the prizes for the SOF Round 2

International Award for Students
To the IMO 2nd Level Winners


No. of Awards




Rs.50,000 each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance



Rs.25,000 each + Silver Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance



Rs.10,000 each + Bronze Medal+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance 


State Award for Students (20 Zones & States)
To the IMO 2nd Level Winners


 No. of Awards




Rs.5,000 each + Gold Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence



Rs.2,500 each + Silver Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence



Rs.1,000 each + Bronze Medal+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence 

4th to 10th


Gift Worth Rs.1000+ Medal of Distinction+ Certificate of Zonal Excellence

11th to 25th


Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence


For each participant

Participation Certificate

Consolation Prize: Special awards consisting gifts worth Rs.1000/ and Merit Certificates will be given to all the students scoring 100% marks in the 2nd level exams of International Mathematics Olympiad

SOF International Mathematics Olympiad Level 1 Prizes

IMO 1st Level Exam Awards

  • Gold Medal: Gold medal and Merit Certificates will be given to top ten rank holders from each class.
  • These awards will be given to the winners from 20 Zones/States for their performance in the 1st level Olympiads.

Important note related to the IMO 1st level Awards

  • Only one award will be given to each winner.
  • Therefore, the top 3 rank holders will get the awards based on their International ranks.
  • The award for them in the state ranks will be offered to the next rank holder.

Other Benefits to the Students participating in 18th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

  • Participation Certificate: Certificate of Participation to all students.
  • Student Performance Report (SPR) for each participating student.
  • Medals to Class Toppers.

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IMO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Class 1-12
  • Minimum of 10 students needs 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.

IMO 2022 Application form and Process

SOF International Mathematics Olympiad registration form is available below. However, the candidates can only apply for SOF IMO through school. The school needs to register first to conduct SOF IMO. The link for the same is available below on this page. Further, the following form is required to submit to SOF by the school.

Click here to download IMO Application Form

The event is open to the students of classes 1 to 12 and registrations are received from the schools in the prescribed proforma.SOF Registration sheet for the school/students and the information booklet are posted to the schools all over India and abroad. The school's coordinating teacher will be generating the students' Roll Numbers as per the guidelines. A copy of these roll numbers along with the students' registration and school registration sheet should be sent to the Foundation's office before due dates

SOF IMO Registration Fee

A participation fee of Rs. 125 is charged from each student. The School shall retain Rs. 25 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 Olympiad Foundation payable at New Delhi

 SOF NEFT Details

NEFT/ RTGS: Details for NEFT/RTGS are

  • Beneficiary Name: Science Olympiad Foundation
  • Beneficiary A/C No.: SOFXXXXXX (XXXXXX denotes School Code allotted by Science Olympiad  Foundation
  • Beneficiary Bank Name: ICICI Bank
  • Current Account No: 031405004031
  • Beneficiary Branch: Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
  • IFSC Code: ICIC 0000 314

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 

IMO 2019 Admit Card

IMO level 1 exam is conducted in the school itself so students should get in touch with their school for the IMO admit card. A Separate admit card is sent by SOF for Level 2 exam to the students who have qualified in Level 1 Exam. The SOF IMO 2019 admit card will be sent to the school and students have to collect that from there. The IMO admit card will have the following details. You can check the details related to SOF admit card here

  • Student Name
  • School name
  • Exam Centre Name and Address
  • Time of the IMO Exam

IMO 2022 Selection Process

 We have explained about the Registration and the Prizes for SOF IMO 2022. The students will have to prepare hard to be in the SOF IMO Winners List. Get Details on

  • SOF IMO Exam Pattern
  • SOF IMO Previous Year Question papers
  • SOF IMO Answer Key
  • SOF IMO Result
  • SOF IMO Ranking Criteria
  • List of Books you can buy for Maths Olympiad Preparation

 IMO 2022 Exam Pattern and Scheme 

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


International Mathematics Olympiad Previous Exam Papers

The candidates can download International Mathematics Olympiad previous exam papers from the official site of SOF. The previous exam papers of SOF International Mathematics Olympiad can be downloaded after the payment of the required amount. Candidates can use the previous year papers to prepare for the International Olympiad of Mathematics. Candidates can practice the International Mathematics Olympiad questions of previous years in it and work on improving their weak areas.
Practising for International Olympiad of Mathematics through such previous year papers gives the student a boost in the confidence and she/he is able to perform better in the actual test.

IMO Answer Key 2022

An Answer key is a simple list of all the correct answers and it is released by SOF for IMO so that the candidates can compare their answers with it and estimate the number of marks they are going to score in IMO 2022. IMO Answer Key 2022 will be released in December 2022 by SOF. The IMO Answer Key 2022 will be available for all the three sets and for all the classes from 1 to 12.

IMO Results 2022

The candidates who participated in level 1 of IMO 2022 will have to score above or equal to cut off marks to qualify for level 2 exam of IMO 2022. IMO Result 2022 is declared separately for each level and is usually declared within the 8 weeks of the examination. Candidates will have to enter the allotted Roll number for IMO 2022 along with School code and Class number to check IMO Result 2022. The student who participated in IMO 2022 is also given a Student Performance Report which is an analysis of his/her performance in the exam.

IMO Ranking Criteria

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

  • Marks obtained in the 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 the case of level 2, the following criteria will apply

  • Marks scored in level 2 exams.
  • In a case of a tie, weightage will be accorded as per the 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 the student.
  • Interview conducted by SOF.
  • In level two, no two students will be given the same rank.

IMO 2022 FAQs

Question 1: What is the benefit of attempting IMO 2022?
After giving level 1 exam, the individual will be able to analyze his/her academic performance at four different levels i.e. within the school, at the city level, at a zonal level and the International Level. A Student Performance Report (SPR) is also provided to students for an easy analysis of his/her performance.

Question 2: Do the students have to prepare from special books for IMO 2022?
A student willing to participate in IMO 2022 can prepare using NCERT books/course books prescribed by the CBSE/ICSE/STATE BOARDS. SOF also has its own books to prepare for IMO 2022 that the student can buy from the link given in the official website of SOF.

Question 3: Is individual participation allowed?
No, candidates cannot participate individually and will be able to participate through their schools only.

Question 4: Can a student register for IMO 2022 after the school has sent all the form for participation?
Yes, the student can register for IMO 2022 by requesting his/her school authorities to send the relevant details and fees before the last date which is usually 30 days before the exam.

Question 5: How will the candidates who passed the exam and are eligible for the award who has changed/passed out of the school know about the IMO Result 2022 and receive the award?
All the information on the date and venue of the presentation ceremony shall be sent to the concerned school and will also put the dates on the official website of SOF.

Question 6: What to do if a candidate has not received Admit Card / Roll number / Participation Certificate?
In such case, the candidate is suggested to request the teacher/principal to inform SOF about the non-receipt of the above-mentioned documents and duplicate copies of the required documentation will be sent by SOF.

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IMO 2022 Contact Details

Science Olympiad Foundation
Plot no 99, Sector - 44, Gurgaon 
(Haryana) India. Pin - 122003

Telefax : 0124-4951200
Mobile: 09312680857, 09312680855
Email: info@sofworld.org

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