# WHAT ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CLASS 7 MATHS OLYMPIAD

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Preparing for an Olympiad is a long and complicated process. With such a large number of students taking the exam, it will be difficult to reach the finish line if we do not follow a strategy. However, there is an added benefit to taking this exam: it gives you training for other competitive tests. Once studied carefully the same amount of study preparation is sufficient for your school exam as well.

Before we begin studying for the test, we need to have a general idea of what to expect. Only then can the approach of preparation be successful and worthwhile to follow.

The following are some factors to take into account before beginning your test preparation.

The IMO exam covers a wide range of topics. Before we begin preparing, we must have a good understanding of all of the topics. This will assist you in determining which topics to cover initially and which to prepare later.

I’ve included the chapters and sections here for your convenience: –

• Verbal reasoning
• Non-Verbal reasoning
• Integers
• Exponents and Powers
• Algebraic expressions
• Simple linear equations
• Lines and angles
• Comparing quantities
• Fractions and decimals
• The triangle and its properties
• Symmetry
• Congruence of triangles
• Perimeter and area
• Data handling
• Rational numbers
• Visualizing geometrical shapes
• Practical geometry
• Mathematical reasoning
• HOTS

The degree to which a topic is difficult varies from person to person. So, first, check over the topics and determine which are challenging and which are easy. This will assist you in determining the number of hours necessary for each topic.

2. WEIGHTAGE OF EACH TOPIC

Find out how much each topic weighs in the IMO test. We can readily discover the weightage on a variety of websites. You can save time by studying according to the weightage. You won’t have to waste your time on a topic from which there aren’t too many questions. This will also help you conserve your energy and cut down on your workload. This is how we do smart study.

3. ANALYZE THE QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

Now you may think that point 2 and this point are the same. but it is not. What I mean by studying the question paper pattern is that you need to understand how questions are framed. Many times, Many times are asked in a manner entirely different from that of textbooks. What they mean maybe the same as that of textbook questions, but in the exam hall, students take time to figure that out, wasting their precious time. But if you are already familiar with such questions then it will help you save time in the exam hall. Another con of not being familiar with the question framing style of Olympiad is that students tend to panic as they have not seen such a question before. Thereby they lose confidence to face the easy questions too. To avoid this is exactly why I am suggesting you analyze the question paper pattern.

Here is IMO Maths Olympiad Previous Year Question Paper Class 7 2011 for you to analyze the pattern. Previous Year Paper for IMO Class 7 Maths 2013

4. STUDY TIMETABLE

So, after you have a good understanding of the syllabus, the weightage of each topic, and the format of the questions, you can build a study schedule based on all of this information. Your efforts will be rewarded if you have a well-planned study schedule. It will save you time because you will just devote the time required for each topic. It will also boost the quality of your studies because you will be evenly dividing your time. When you study at the same time every day, your brain is conditioned to concentrate at that time since it is already programmed that it is study time. A schedule will also assist you in finding time for leisure activities and family time. That way, your interest, and enthusiasm will not wane.

5. KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS