IMO Syllabus for Class 8
The IMO for Class 8 has a total of 50 questions across four sections and a time duration of 60 minutes to complete the test. The total marks for the International Mathematics Olympiad are 60. Here is a breakdown of the four sections in the syllabus and the exam pattern of Class 8 IMO:
Section 1: Logical Reasoning
This section aims to help students improve their learning abilities and feel comfortable approaching nonverbal and verbal reasoning on several topics.
The section includes 15 questions and carries a total of 15 marks.
The topics include - Verbal and non-verbal logical reasoning.
Section 2: Mathematical Reasoning
This section tests the student's aptitude in mathematics, especially their ability to apply their knowledge of numbers and problem-solving abilities.
The section includes 20 questions and carries a total of 20 marks.
The topics include - Playing with Numbers, Introduction to Graphs, Factorisation, Direct and Inverse Variations, Data Handling, Visualising Solid Shapes, Mensuration, Constructions, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Linear Equations in One Variable, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Comparing Quantities, Exponents and Powers, Cubes and Cube Roots, Squares and Square Roots, Rational Numbers.
Section 3: Everyday Mathematics
This section assesses the student's understanding of the application of mathematics in daily life and real-world circumstances.
This section includes 10 questions and carries a total of 10 marks.
The syllabus for this section is the same as that of Section 2.
Section 4: Achiever's section
This section is designed to challenge students to think more critically and use higher-order thinking abilities to solve complex problems. This section includes five questions and carries a total of 15 marks.
The syllabus for this section is also the same as that of Section 2.