IOQM: Indian Olympiad Qualifier of Mathematics


A three-hour and two-part examination called as Indian Olympiad Qualifier of Mathematics (IOQM) will be jointly organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) – HBCSE (TIFR).
Enrollment: Online enrollment for IOQ 2022 is expected to begin by September 15, 2021. Detailed information about enrollment, eligibility criteria and enrollment fees will be announced soon.
The dates are similar to previous year-
Sunday, 9 January 2022.
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The syllabus is similar to PRMO. CBSE class 9th and 10th syllabus make up majority of the IOQM curriculum.

  • Does not contain calculus or statistics.
  • Number system, Algebra and Geometry are high scoring topics.


  • Arithmetic of Integers.
  • Geometry.
  • Quadratic Equations.
  • Expressions.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Co-ordinate Geometry.
  • System of Linear Equations.
  • Permutations and Combination.
  • Factorization of Polynomial.
  • Inequalities.
  • Elementary Combinatorics.
  • Probability theory and Number theory.
  • Finite series and Complex numbers.
  • Elementary Graph Theory.
Major areas to be focused:
  • Algebra.
  • Combinatorics.
  • Geometry.
  • Number Theory.

Preparation Tips-

Build your mathematical aptitude-

You need to have a very analytical thinking and need to improve your logical thinking abilities.

Focus on NCERT-

It will help you to brush up your basics. Solve all the problems of NCERT. Try to derive proofs of your own. It will help you to approach different questions with some ease.

Refer different books-

You need to solve many questions from different books in order to excel this exam as the Olympiads contain advanced level questions and problems. Preparing from advanced level books will certainly give you an edge and acquaint you with higher-order thinking skills

Solve previous year papers-

Previous year papers are key to success in this exam. By solving them you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and can work on them.


There is nothing to memorize in Mathematics. All you have to do is practice. Solve advanced level mathematical problems as many as possible.

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Anirudh Gupta
IIT Delhi Computer Science CBSE Class 12 - 94.2% RMO Awardee
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