EMPOWER EDUVENTURES provides a rigorous training for the sharpest minds who dream to crack International Olympiad (IMO, NSO). The International Olympiad is an annual event for pre-collegiate students. The National Olympiad is organised every year to motivate students to strive for better and deeper understanding of scientific facts and data and to enhance their reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills All school students are invited to participate in this unique contest that tests their understanding, level of knowledge, applications and power of reasoning.

About 100 countries send teams of up to six students, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers. This allows more universality and creates an incentive to find elegant, deceptively simple-looking problems that nevertheless require a certain level of ingenuity.

INDIAN MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD (IMO):

The Mathematics Olympiad programme is currently run in collaboration with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai. One main purpose of this activity is to support mathematical talent among high school students in the country.

Students of classes 1 to 12 are eligible to appear for the 1st level IMO. Those who qualify for the 2nd level exam include top 5% of student’s class wise who appear for the 1st level exam, state wise top 10 rank holders class wise and class toppers from each participating school where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75% qualifying marks.

The International Mathematics Olympiad is conducted in two levels:

Level 1:

The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.

(i) The level 1 competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 2 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 12.

(ii) The question paper consists of:

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Mathematical Reasoning
  3. Everyday Mathematics
  4. Achiever's Section

(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.

(iv) The medium of the test is English.

(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers.

(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours. For Level-II, Students scoring the minimum eligible score can appear for the examination. After level-II exam, students are selected as per the merit for scholarships.

Level 2:

The qualifiers to second round would include the following:

  • Top 5% of candidates class wise who appear for the 1st level exam. Due weightage to marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
  • Statewide top 10 rank holders class wise.
  • Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75% qualifying marks.

IMO Syllabus

Class 8
  • Section – I (Logical Reasoning) : Mathematical Operations, Series Completion, Direction Sense Test, Analytical Reasoning, Problems on Cubes and Dice, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test and General Reasoning Based on Prescribed Syllabus.
  • Section – II (Mathematical Reasoning): Rational Numbers, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Exponents and Powers, Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Linear Equations in One Variable, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Constructions, Mensuration, Visualising Solid Shapes, Data Handling, Direct and Inverse Variations, Factorisation, Introduction to Graphs, Playing with Numbers.
  • Section – III (Everyday Mathematics): The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Class 9
  • Section – I (Logical Reasoning) : Mathematical Operations, Series Completion, Arithmetical Reasoning, Problems on Cubes and Dice, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Inserting Missing Character and General Reasoning Based on Prescribed Syllabus.
  • Section – II (Mathematical Reasoning): Number Systems, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Circles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.
  • Section – III (Everyday Mathematics): The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.
Class 10
  • Section – I (Logical Reasoning): Direction Sense Test, Mathematical Operations, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Coding-Decoding, Distance, Speed, Time and General Reasoning Based on Prescribed Syllabus.
  • Section – II (Mathematical Reasoning): Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability.
  • Section – III (Everyday Mathematics): The Syllabus of this section will be based on the syllabus of Mathematical Reasoning.

Paper Pattern

For class 5 to 12:-

The participant has to answer 50 questions in 60 minutes.

  • Section I - Logical and Analytical Reasoning (20 questions)
  • Section II - Mathematical reasoning (20 questions)
  • Section III - Everyday mathematics (10 questions)

NATIONAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD (NSO):

The Indian Science Olympiad programme is taken care of by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (a Constituent of TIFR, Mumbai) and is fully supported by Department of Atomic Energy.

The National Science Olympiad is conducted in two levels:

Level 1:

The first level of the test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.

(i) The level 1 competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 2 to class 4 and 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 5 to class 12.

(ii) The question paper consists of: For Class 1 to Class 10

  1. Mental Ability
  2. Science
  3. Achiever's Section

(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.

(iv) The medium of the test is English.

(v) CBSE, ICSE/ISC and State Board syllabus is followed for setting the test papers.

(vi) The exam is conducted during school hours.

Level 2:

  • Top 5% of candidates class wise who appear for the 1st level exam. Due weightage to marks scored in different sections will be given. Each section is accorded separate weightage.
  • Statewide top 10 rank holders class wise.
  • Class topper where at least 10 students from a class appear in the exam & scores 75% qualifying marks.
Class 8

The actual test paper has 50 questions. Time allowed : 60 minutes. There are 3 sections: 15 questions in section I, 30 in section II and 5 in section III.

  • Section –I (Mental Ability) : Rational Numbers, Exponents and Powers, Direct and Inverse Variations, Comparing Quantities, Algebraic Expressions and Identities, Factorization of Algebraic Expressions, Linear Equations in One Variable, More About Triangles, Congruent Triangles, Understanding Quadrilaterals, Mensuration, Data Handling, Visualising Solid Shapes, Introduction to Graphs, Playing with Numbers, Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Problem Based on Figures, Odd One Out, Series Completion, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Mirror Images, Embedded Figures.
  • Section –II (Science) : Crop Production and Management, Microorganisms, Synthetic Fibres and Plastics, Metals and Non-metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion and Flame, Conservation of Plants and Animals, Cell, Reproduction in Animals, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.
  • Section –III (Achievers Section ) : Syllabus as per Section II.
Class 9

The actual test paper has 50 questions. Time allowed : 60 minutes. There are 3 sections: 15 questions in section I, 30 in section II and 5 in section III.

  • Section –I (Mental Ability) : Number Systems, Polynomials, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equations in Two Variables, Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Circles, Constructions, Heron’s Formula, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability, Logical (Verbal and Non-Verbal) and Analytical Reasoning.
  • Section –II (Science) : Motion, Force and Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work and Energy, Sound, Matter in Our Surroundings, Is Matter Around Us Pure, Atoms and Molecules, Structure of Atom, Cell - The Fundamental Unit of Life, Tissues, Diversity in Living Organisms, Why Do We Fall Ill, Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources.
  • Section –III (Achievers Section ) : Syllabus as per Section II.
Class 10

The actual test paper has 50 questions. Time allowed : 60 minutes. There are 3 sections: 15 questions in section I, 30 in section II and 5 in section III.

  • Section –I (Mental Ability) : Real Numbers, Polynomials, Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Quadratic Equations, Arithmetic Progressions, Triangles, Coordinate Geometry, Introduction to Trigonometry, Some Applications of Trigonometry, Circles, Constructions, Areas Related to Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes, Statistics, Probability, Direction Sense Test, Mathematical operations, Number Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Coding-Decoding, Distance, Speed, Time and General Reasoning Based on Prescribed Syllabus.
  • Section –II (Science) : Chemical Reactions and Equations, Acids, Bases and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Periodic Classification of Elements, Life Processes, Reproduction in Organisms, Heredity and Evolution, Light-Reflection and Refraction, Human Eye and Colourful World, Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Sources of Energy, Our Environment and its Management.
  • Section –III (Achievers Section ) : Syllabus as per Section II.