International Mathematical Olympiad

Ages:High School

Type:Exam

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:International

Contact

Gregor Dolinar
gregor.dolinar@fe.uni-lj.si

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the largest, oldest and most prestigious scientific Olympiad for high school students. The history of IMO dates back to 1959, when the first edition was held in Romania with seven countries participating: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and USSR. Since then, the event has been held every year (except 1980) in a different country. Currently, more than 100 countries from 5 continents participate. Each country can send a team of up to six secondary students or individuals who have not entered University or the equivalent, as of the date of celebration of the Olympiad, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers if desired.

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During the competition, contestants have to solve, individually, two contest papers on two consecutive days, with three problems each day.

Each problem on the contest paper is worth seven points. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in the ratio of 1:2:3 according to the overall results — half of the contestants receive a medal.

Website: https://www.imo-official.org/

Managing Organization: Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)

Contact:
Gregor Dolinar
gregor.dolinar@fe.uni-lj.si

Eligibility:
High school students internationally are eligible, but they must be invited to this level as part of a National Delegation from one of the participating countries.

Overview

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the largest, oldest and most prestigious scientific Olympiad for high school students. The history of IMO dates back to 1959, when the first edition was held in Romania with seven countries participating: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and USSR. Since then, the event has been held every year (except 1980) in a different country. Currently, more than 100 countries from 5 continents participate. Each country can send a team of up to six secondary students or individuals who have not entered University or the equivalent, as of the date of celebration of the Olympiad, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers if desired.

Process

During the competition, contestants have to solve, individually, two contest papers on two consecutive days, with three problems each day.

Criteria

Each problem on the contest paper is worth seven points. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in the ratio of 1:2:3 according to the overall results — half of the contestants receive a medal.

Participate

Website: https://www.imo-official.org/

Managing Organization: Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)

Contact:
Gregor Dolinar
gregor.dolinar@fe.uni-lj.si

Eligibility:
High school students internationally are eligible, but they must be invited to this level as part of a National Delegation from one of the participating countries.