How to prepare for SOF IMO level 2? 

IMO is a reputed mathematics Olympiad conducted by science olympiad foundation. The exam is conducted in 2 stages. The first level consists of reasoning and mathematics questions. The second level is pure mathematics. Only top 5 percent students go to the second level. The second level exam is very challenging and requires advanced level preparations.

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Following are a few quick tips that can help you crack the second level of IMO:

Know your syllabus: As this is the final level you cannot leave any topic. Go through entire syllabus and identify resources to study the various topics of IMO.

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Start your preparation well in advance: As first level results are announced very late, qualifying students are left with very few days to prepare for the second level. If you have done really well in IMO level 1 and hoping to clear level 1, we suggest you should start with your level 2 preparations straight away.

Identify study material and resources: Get your study material ready beforehand. Don't waste your crucial time in searching for study material at the last moment.

Understand the pattern: IMO second level questions are based on advanced level concepts. You should understand the concept and pattern and should practice a lot of papers based on exact patterns of previous year level 2 IMO question papers.

Remember questions asked in the second level will be from your syllabus only and not from topics meant for senior classes, but the level of question asked will be really challenging. Questions will not be based on concepts directly but will require advanced application of the concepts. Many sites mislead students by asking questions from topics meant for senior classes. Remember you have to master the concepts and their advanced application and have to strictly adhere to the syllabus otherwise you will be wasting your crucial time.

Olympiad Genius provides IMO level 2 question papers based on patterns of previous years.

Olympiad Genius has IMO level 2 material and question papers for class 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Take real-time mock tests: Maths is a subject which requires preparation based on the real pattern with a real feel of time and difficulty. Real IMO Question papers are very lengthy and it requires lots of practice to complete the paper within the stipulated time. Solving maths question online will not be of much advantage to anyone. You have to practice using hard copies. Our suggestion, download hard copies of the sample papers and topic-wise tests from Olympiad Genius, set your alarm and jump to test.

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Plan and Execute: Prepare a timetable. Follow it strictly. Practice all sorts of questions. Work on your weak areas.

Continuous effort: Achieving success in IMO is not a one or two days affair. It requires lots of hard work and patience. If you don't see success in the beginning, just don't give up. Keep pushing yourself. Soon you will start seeing the results.

Regular Practice: Mathematics is what you should actually practice. You will understand the concepts only if you practice hard and cover each an every aspect of the topic. It will bring confidence and ability to solve any problem.

Olympiad Genius provides you plenty of mathematics questions covering every topic for IMO level 2 to increase your efficiency.

Take proper sleep before exam: Calm, composed and relaxed mind is a necessity for solving complex mathematical problems. Do not over exert yourself before exams. Take proper sleep in the night before the exam.


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