International Maths Olympiad or IMO is a platform to identify and encourage the mathematical creativity of students in different schools across India & abroad. Students from class 1st to class 12th are eligible to appear for the 1st phase of International Mathematics Olympiad.
IMO 2017 Registration and Application Form:
The Students can register for the exam from their school itself. No individual participation from other source is accepted by the IMO. All the exam related information and notifications are sent to the schools along with the registration forms, prospectus, posters and other exam related details. The students could get the necessary information regarding IMO from their school or through the IMO’s official website i.e www.sofworld.org.
IMO 2017 Exam Pattern:
The IMO is conducted in two phases:
Phase 1: The first phase of IMO is conducted in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours.
For each class, there will be a separate objective type question paper consisting of four sections that include Logical & Analytical Reasoning, Everyday Mathematics, Achievers Section and Mathematical Reasoning.
For Class 1st to Class 4th students:
Section 
Unit 
No. of Questions 
Marks 
1. 
Logical Reasoning 
10 Questions 
10 Marks 
2. 
Mathematical Reasoning 
10 Questions 
10 Marks 
3. 
Everyday Mathematics 
10 Questions 
10 Marks 
4. 
Achievers Section 
5 Questions 
10 Marks 
Time duration = 60 minutes 
Total Questions = 35 
Total Marks = 40 
For Class 5th to Class 12th students:
Section 
Unit 
No. of Questions 
Marks 
1. 
Logical Reasoning 
15 Questions 
15 Marks 
2. 
Mathematical Reasoning 
20 Questions 
20 Marks 
3. 
Everyday Mathematics 
10 Questions 
10 Marks 
4. 
Achievers Section 
5 Questions 
15 Marks 
Time duration = 60 minutes 
Total Questions = 50 
Total Marks = 60 
Phase 2: It is conducted for students of class 3rd to class 12th. The following students will qualify for the second round of the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO):
A. Class wise top 5 percent of students who appeared for the 1st level of exam.
B. Top 25 rank holders (Class wise & Zone wise).
C. Class topper, where at least 10 candidates from each class appeared in the exam and scored a minimum of 50 percent of qualifying marks.
IMO 2017 Syllabus:
Class 1 

Section 
Topics 
1 
Measuring Units, Patterns, Odd One Out, Geometrical Shapes, Grouping, Analogy, Spatial Understanding, Ranking Test, Problems on Figures. 
2 
Numerals, Number Sense (2 digits), Number names, Subtraction, Addition, Weights & Comparisons, Lengths, Time, Geometrical Shapes & Solids, Money, Patterns. 
3 
As per Section 1 and Section 2 
4 

Class 2 

1 
Patterns, Odd One Out, Geometrical Shapes, Ranking Test, Analogy, Coding & Decoding, Embedded Figures, Measuring Units and Grouping of Figures, 
2 
Numerals, Number Sense & Number Names (3 Digit), Length, Computation Operations, Weight, Time, Capacity, Temperature, Lines, Money, Shapes & Solids, Patterns, and Pictographs. 
3 
As per Section 1 and Section 2 
4 

Class 3 

1 
Alphabet Test, Analogy & Classification, Ranking Test, Coding and Decoding, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix, Geometrical Shapes, Days & Dates along with Possible Combinations, Embedded Figures, Grouping of Figures and Patterns, 
2 
Numerals, Number Sense & Number names (4 digits), Fractions, Computation Operations, Length, Capacity, Weight, Temperature, Money, Time, Geometry and Data Handling. 
3 
As per Section 2 
4 
As per Section 1 and Section 2 
Class 4 

1 
Patterns, Coding & Decoding, Alphabet Test, Ranking Test, Geometrical Shapes & Solids, Embedded Figures, Days & Dates along with Possible Combinations, Direction Sense Test, Analogy, Mirror Images & Classification. 
2 
Numerals and Number Names, Computation Operations, Weight, Capacity, Money, Geometry, Symmetry, Data Handling, Conversions, Length, Number Sense (5 digit numbers), Fractions, Time and Perimeter of Various Shapes. 
3 
As per Section 2 
4 

Class 5 

1 
Patterns, Geometrical Shapes, Analogy & Classification, Mirror & Water Images, Ranking Test, Direction Sense Test, Alphabet Test, Puzzle Test, Logical Sequence of Words, Coding & Decoding. 
2 
Numerals, Computation Operations, Number Sense & Number names (7 & 8 digit), Fractions & Decimals, Weight, Measurement of Length, Capacity, Time, Volume, Conversions, Temperature & Money, Angles, Geometrical Shapes & Solids, Area of Rectangle & Square, Data Handling, Perimeter of Various Shapes & Symmetry. 
3 
As per Section 2 
4 

Class 6 

1 
Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning 
2 
Whole Numbers, Knowing our Numbers, Playing with Numbers, Understanding Elementary Shapes, Basic Geometrical Ideas, Integers, Decimals, Fractions, Data Handling, Algebra, Mensuration, Ratio & Proportion, Practical Geometry, Symmetry. 
3 
As per Section 2 
4 

Class 7 

1 
Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning 
2 
Fractions & Decimals, Integers, Exponents & Powers, Simple Linear Equations, Algebraic Expressions, Comparing Quantities, Lines & Angles, Symmetry, Congruence of Triangles, The Triangle & its Properties, Rational Numbers, Data Handling, Perimeter & Area, Practical Geometry, Visualising Solid Shapes. 
3 
As per Section 2 
4 

Class 8 

1 
Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning. 
2 
Squares & Square Roots, Rational Numbers, Cubes & Cube Roots, Comparing Quantities, Exponents & Powers, Algebraic Expressions & Identities, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Linear Equations in One Variable, Constructions, Visualising Solid Shapes, Mensuration, Data Handling, Factorisation, Direct & Inverse Variations, Playing with Numbers, Introduction to Graphs. 
3 
As per Section 2 
4 

Class 9 

1 
Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning. 
2 
Polynomials, Number Systems, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Linear Equations in 2 Variables, Lines & Angles, Quadrilaterals, Triangles, Areas of Parallelograms & Triangles, Constructions, Circles, Surface Areas & Volumes, Heron’s Formula, Statistics, Probability 
3 
As per Section 2 
4 

Class 10 

1 
Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning. 
2 
Polynomials, Real Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Pair of Linear Equations in 2 Variables, Triangles, Arithmetic Progressions, Coordinate Geometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Constructions, Circles, Surface Areas & Volumes, Areas Related to Circles, Statistics, and Probability 
3 
As per Section 1 and Section 2 
4 
As per Section 2 
Class 11 

1 
Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning. 
2 
Relations & Functions, Sets, Mathematical Induction, Complex Numbers, Logarithms, Quadratic Equations, Sequences & Series, Linear Inequalities, Trigonometry, Circles, Conic Sections, Binomial Theorem, Permutations & Combinations, Statistics, Limits & Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Introduction to 3D Geometry, Probability and Straight Lines. 
3 
As per Section 1 and Section 2 
4 
As per Section 2 
Class 12 

1 
Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning. 
2 
Inverse Trigonometry, Relations & Functions, Continuity & Differentiability, Matrices & Determinants, Integrals, Differential Equations, Application of Derivatives, Application of Integrals, Vector Algebra, Probability, 3D Geometry and Linear Programming. 
3 
As per Section 1 and Section 2 
4 
As per Section 2 
Before starting your preparations analyze each and every topic included in the IMO syllabus and accordingly formulate a proper study plan. Practice several mock tests and sample papers from different sources. Identify your strengths and weaknesses through detailed report analysis and accordingly strengthen your weak areas.