IMO Syllabus Class 4

The Syllabus for IMO class 4 consists of 35 questions with a one-hour time limit. For preparation, students can refer to NCERT books and previous years’ question papers of Class 4. Level I questions will come from 60 per cent of the Class 4 Syllabus and 40 per cent of the Class 3 Syllabus. The Achievers section will have questions from the class 4 syllabus. The IMO Syllabus  for Class 4 is divided into four sections:

  1. Logical Reasoning section – The section is meant to help students improve their learning abilities, and feel comfortable approaching nonverbal and verbal reasoning on several topics.
  2. Mathematical Reasoning section – Students must learn several methods for strengthening mathematical reasoning by resolving various kinds of mathematical problems.
  3. Everyday Mathematics – The 3rd section focuses on aiding students to improve their problem-solving skills in relation to various mathematical concepts.
  4. Achiever section – Students are evaluated on their fundamental mathematical skills in the last section. Since the core concepts are discussed in this segment, students must be conversant with the topics in advance to handle various questions more effectively.

The IMO Olympiad Syllabus for Class 4 is tabulated below.

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4
Section 1 includes the following topics:

  • Alphabet Test
  • Patterns
  • Ranking Test
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Mirror Images
  • Embedded Figures
  • Geometrical Shapes and Solids
  • Analogy and Classification
  • Days and Dates & Possible Combinations
  • Direction Sense Test
Section 2 includes the following topics:

  • Numerals and Number Names
  • Computation Operations
  • Number Sense (more than 4-digit numbers)
  • Fractions
  • Weight
  • Money
  • Length
  • Time
  • Capacity
  • Geometry
  • Symmetry
  • Conversions
  • Perimeter of Various Shapes
  • Data Handling
The Syllabus of this section will be based on the Syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning. Higher Order Thinking Questions – Syllabus as per Section 2.

The Marking Scheme for IMO Class 4

The marking scheme for Class 4 is tabulated below. Class 1 to 4 has 35 questions to answer, while classes 5 to 12 have 50 questions to solve.

Section Number of Questions Marks/questions Total Marks
Logical Reasoning 10 1 10
Mathematical Reasoning 10 1 10
Everyday Mathematics 10 1 10
Achievers Section 5 2 10
Total 35 40

Frequently Asked Questions on IMO Syllabus Class 4

Who is eligible to take the Olympiad test?

Students in grades 1 to 12 are able to participate in the first-level Olympiads. There are no other eligibility requirements, such as minimum scores. Students who are eligible to take the second level exam include.

  • Top 5 per cent of students class-wise, who attempted the first level test
  • Zone-wise, top 25 rank holders class-wise
  • Class toppers from every participating school where at least ten students from a class show up in the exam, and score 50 per cent qualifying scores.

Students in classes 1 and 2 are not required to take the second-level exam and are instead ranked based on their first-level performance.

I have already participated in the Olympiads while I was in a lower class? Is it possible for me to attempt again?

Yes. This will give you the chance to enhance your prior ranks, and if you succeed, you will be eligible for prizes and certificates once more.

I am writing the Olympiads for the first time. Is it possible to get the sample papers?

All schools that have enrolled for Olympiad exams will receive sample papers. These materials are also available on the SOF website. Sample papers are issued to schools before the first level test, and are useful and can be utilised for both Olympiad levels.

Are the Olympiads conducted in English only?

Yes. The Olympiad exams are conducted in English only.

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