Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics
Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM) will be a three-hour examination and will be jointly organised by the Mathematics Teachers Association of India (MTAI), the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). All the details related to the exam are provided below.
Different Stages of Mathematical Olympiad
A standard six-stage procedure for the selection of the teams to represent India at the International Mathematical Olympiad has been followed in previous years. The selection procedure for the 2022-2023 cycle has been mentioned below for the students’ reference.
Stage 1 – Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad
The pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad (PRMO) is a first-stage exam with 30 questions conducted for two and a half hours. The answer has to be marked on the OMR sheet, which is machine-readable. The question paper will be in Hindi and English.
Stage 2 – Regional Mathematical Olympiad
Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) is the second stage exam with six problems for three hours. The question papers are available in Hindi, English and other regional languages. The problems under each topic are of high sophistication and difficulty.
The INMO 2022-23 will be held on January 15, 2023.
Stage 3 – Indian National Mathematical Olympiad
From the RMO, good-performing students (about 900) qualify for the next stage, i.e., INMO. The INMO will be held on the third Sunday of January at 28 centres nationwide.
Stage 4 – IMO Training Camp
The best students from INMO (about 35) qualify for the fourth stage International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC), which will be held in April or May. In this camp, orientation will be provided to students for IMO. Priority is given to improving conceptual knowledge and problem-solving abilities. Based on the performance in these tests, 6 students represent India at IMO.
Stage 5 – Pre-Departure Camp
The team selected will undergo a training programme rigorously for 8 – 10 days before appearing for the IMO.
Stage 6 – International Olympiad
The Olympiad programme begins with students participating in the IMO. 4 teachers or mentors accompany these students.
Eligibility for IOQM (Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics)
- Candidates born on or after August 1, 2001, and studying in Class VIII, IX, X, XI or XII.
- Candidates studying in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are NOT ELIGIBLE.
- The candidates must be Indian citizens. Provisionally, students with OCI cards are eligible to write the IOQM subject on certain conditions.
- As per the orders of the Madras High Court, students with OCI status will not be eligible for selection to the Indian team in the International Mathematical Olympiad. Such students are provisionally eligible for selection at ALL prior stages, up to and including the IMOTC.
The syllabus for IOQM 2022-2023 is the same as that of the PRMO of previous years.
The syllabus for INMO 2023 is the same as that of INMO of previous years.
Exam Date and Time
|Exam||Date And Time|
|IOQM||October 30, 2022, 9:00 -12:00 hrs|
IOQM will follow the PRMO pattern.
Paper Duration : 3 Hrs
Type of Exam: Integer-type answers (single or two digits)
Negative Marking: None
Note – The no of Questions in IOQM will be updated as soon as we obtain the new notifications or through the information that will be shared on the official page of MTAI, IAPT, and HBCSE.
Online enrolment for IOQM has already started, and interested candidates can visit the IAPT website (iaptexam.in) to register for the test.
|ENROLLMENT OF CANDIDATES||19-09-2022|
Region-wise Cut-off marks will be updated soon!
Other National and International Level Olympiads and Exams
|NTSE||National Talent Search Examination|
|NSTSE||National Science Talent Search Examination|
|KVPY||Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana|
|PRMO||Pre-Regional Mathematical Olympiad|
|RMO||Regional Math Olympiad|
|IOQ||Indian Olympiad Qualifier|