The IMONST Adventure

Imagine a thrilling journey where numbers come to life, where equations transform into puzzles, and where young minds discover the enchanting world of mathematics. This is the essence of the International Mathematical Olympiad National Selection Test (IMONST), an adventure like no other.

Muhammad Hafizudeen Mohamad Saman IMO 2018

“I am an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan currently triple majoring in Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science, and minoring in Business and Computer Science. I learned a lot throughout my journey towards IMO. I started appreciating my decision of making it into IMO, which has totally opened up a new and different path in my life. I got to meet a lot of great people with the same interest as me, but with talents far beyond that of mine. The IMO camp has become a platform for me to grow, not only as a mathematician, but also as a person. I am forever indebted to the Malaysian IMO committee for giving me the opportunity to become part of the IMO community.”

Why Math Competitions Matter?

Exceptional performance in IMONST can open doors to scholarships, recognition from educational institutions, and career opportunities. Achievements in prestigious competitions like IMONST can distinguish participants in their academic and professional pursuits. IMONST goes beyond being a mere competition; it’s a transformative experience that equips students with essential life skills, instills a love for mathematics, and prepares them to excel academically and professionally.

Cracking The Math Code

IMONST isn’t just a math test; it’s a quest that challenges you to explore the far reaches of mathematical possibilities. With complex problems that demand not just calculations, but creativity and problem-solving wizardry, IMONST invites you to unlock the secrets of numbers and equations.

Spotting the Mathematical Stars

In essence, mathematical competitions like IMONST serve as a platform for nurturing well-rounded individuals with strong problem-solving abilities, critical thinking skills, and a deep appreciation for mathematics. These competitions contribute significantly to students’ personal and academic growth, preparing them for success in various fields which are important for students’ development. The ones who dazzle the most will get a chance to represent their nation on the world stage known as the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

A World of Numbers and Imagination

IMONST serves as a national-level qualifying round. Students who perform exceptionally well in the IMONST are chosen to form the national team that will compete in the IMO. The test typically consists of challenging mathematical problems that assess participants’ problem-solving skills, creativity, and mathematical reasoning abilities. The goal is to identify the genius young mathematicians within a country and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their talents at the international level during the IMO, International Mathematical Olympiad.

Beyond Math: Friends and Inspiration

IMONST is more than just numbers. It’s about making friends who share your passion for math. Together, you explore the beauty of mathematical thinking, share ideas, and build lifelong friendships.

So, join us as we embark on the thrilling IMONST adventure. Let’s celebrate young math magicians and cheer them on as they uncover the mysteries of math. Get ready to be amazed by what young minds can achieve when they dare to dream in numbers!

The Path to Success

By identifying, nurturing, and selecting students who demonstrate exceptional mathematical aptitude, IMONST serves as a pivotal step in the journey of talented young mathematicians. Also, IMONST contributes to the growth of future leaders in the field of mathematics and offers them the opportunity to showcase their skills at the global level of the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Prepare for the Adventure

To succeed in IMONST, you’ll need:

  • Study materials and books
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Workshops and math camps
  • Solving past problems
  • Team up with fellow math explorers
  • Seek guidance from mentors
  • Never give up; persevere through challenges

The Road to IMO

Top performers in the International Mathematical Olympiad National Selection Test (IMONST) are selected to represent their country in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) based on their performance and rankings in the national competition.

The selection process works through scoring and ranking which occurs after the completion of IMONST. Then, participants’ answers to the competition problems are carefully evaluated and scored. Each problem is assigned a specific point value, and participants’ total scores are calculated. These scores are used to rank all participants based on their performance in the competition.

IMONST Journey: Important Details

  • Registration Period: 7 July 2023 – 16 September 2023
  • Competition Date: 23 September 2023
  • Competition Link:
  • Fee: RM50 per participant
  • Competition Mode: Online

IMONST Categories

  • Primary: Standard 5 & 6 or Year 5 & 6
  • Junior: Form 1 – 3 or Year 7 – 9
  • Senior: Form 4 and above, including Pre-University student or Year 10 and above

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