- Students born on or after August 1, 2002 and studying in Class VIII, IX, X, XI or XII, are eligible to write IOQM.
- Students studying in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) are ELIGIBLE to write IOQM.
- A student who is either an INMO 2021 Merit Awardee OR an INMO Awardee from 2021 or earlier is eligible to write INMO 2022 WITHOUT qualifying through IOQM provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria of IMO 2022 and EGMO 2023.
- The candidates must be eligible to hold Indian passport. Provisionally, students with OCI cards are eligible to write the IOQM subject to conditions as explained below: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. However, such students are provisionally eligible for selection at ALL prior stages, up to and including the IMOTC provided they fulfill all other criteria. They are also provisionally eligible to write the selection tests at the IMOTC. This policy is subject to revision without prior notice depending on any further orders issued by the courts, or by a competent Government authority.
- The student must be residing and studying in India since 30 November 2019 or earlier
must be studying in an Indian school system since 30 November 2019 or earlier.
- The student must not have completed (or scheduled to complete) class 12 board examination earlier than 30 November, 2021.
- The student must not have commenced (or planning to commence) studies in a university or equivalent institution by 1 June, 2022.
- It will be the responsibility of the student to ensure that the above eligibility criteria are satisfied. In case it is found at any later stage of the programme that a student does not meet the eligibility criteria, he or she may be disqualified from the programme.
Enrollment for IOQM 2021 – 2022
All eligible students are invited to directly register and enroll themselves online for the IOQM.
Criteria for qualification from IOQM to INMO
- The list of students qualified for the INMO 2022 will be prepared according to the following rule:
- Top 300 (class XI or below category)+ 60 (class XII category) from each region (including students from KVS and JNV) in IOQM will get a certificate, provided they have a minimum cut-off score of 10% of the total marks of the IOQM paper. But this is not a qualifying criterion for INMO.
- Top 540 in IOQM merit list will qualify for INMO regardless of regional quota. In this pool
(a) the number of class XII students will be 90.
(b) the number of class VIII, IX, X, XI students will be 450.
- A minimum of 30 (class XI or below category) + 6 (class XII category) + 5 (girl students irrespective of the number of girl students qualifying in the
class XI or below category. No girl student from class XII is eligible to qualify in the girls category.) from each region will qualify for INMO regardless of the scores (provided each qualifying candidate has a score above a minimum cut-off score of 10% of the total marks of the IOQM paper.).
- A maximum of 6 students (provided each qualifying candidate has a score above a minimum cut-off score of 10% of the total marks of the IOQM paper.) will be selected from the category of students residing abroad and studying in an Indian school system different from Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV). Among these 6 students, no more than 1 student will be from class XII category and no more than 5 students will be from class XI or below category. There is no separate girls’ quota for this category of students.