A growing fear running not only in students but almost all the parents is that Olympiad exams are very difficult to crack. However, this is just a fear only! There are many aspirants who give up even before starting because they feel the same fear.

## Why is Olympiad so hard?

All Olympiads **are going to be difficult**. The IMO in particular is the most difficult because it needs to be. Everyone takes math, not everyone takes chemistry or biology, etc, so it must be harder to get a smaller group out of the billions of people who are at least decent at math.

## Are Olympiads easy?

SOF olympiad questions are challenging, but **if you can decode their meaning, Solving them will be easy**.

## How tough is IMO?

International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is **unarguably the toughest pre-college test in mathematics**. … Held once a year, more than 100 teams (or countries) participate in IMO with each team comprising of up to six students. The exam consists of six problems – P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, and P6.

## Which country has the easiest maths?

**So, let’s take a look at 7 countries that have the smart Mathematicians and we’ll look in to what had made them as such.**

- #1: SINGAPORE. …
- #2: AUSTRALIA. …
- #3: RUSSIA. …
- #4: IRAN. …
- #5: JAPAN. …
- #6: CHINA. …
- #7: INDIA.

## Which country is best at math?

**Singapore** is the highest-performing country in mathematics, with a mean score of 564 points – more than 70 points above the OECD average. Three countries/economies – Hong Kong (China), Macao (China) and Chinese Taipei – perform below Singapore, but higher than any OECD country in PISA.

## What is the easiest science Olympiad?

**There’s no such thing as an easy international science olympiad**. Despite the rigorous training over several years and despite being the best students in their country, most contestants don’t even score 50% on the tests.

## Do IIT toppers go to school?

Nobody in Kota, **goes to school on all days**. We go there for the exams and for the practicals (to meet the attendance requirements). Basically we enrol for a two-year class room contact programme.

## Are Olympiads worth it?

Olympiads **are good for studies** but are also a bad way to waste money if you are always doing them. They are only for competitive students and for people who really want to learn more math.

## Which is the best Olympiad?

**Olympiad Exams – List of Top 5 Conducting Bodies (India)**

- International Science Olympiad (ISO)
- International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
- English International Olympiad (EIO)
- General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO)
- International Computer Olympiad (ICO)
- International Drawing Olympiad (IDO)
- National Essay Olympiad (NESO)

## What is the benefit of Math Olympiad?

To summarize, Math Olympiad **help students to enhance their arithmetic and logical skills and at the same time it gives them a sense of competition**. It helps them prepare for the upcoming competitions.

## Is Putnam harder than IMO?

**Putnam has twice more problems than IMO has to be solved** in 2/3 of IMO’s time (3 hours compared to 4.5). It’s worth noting that first 2 problems of each contest (there are 2 contests each with 6 problems) are relatively easier than the easiest problem at IMO not taking too much time.

## Is IMO harder than others?

Other olympiads, in which we have won multiple gold medals, only requires a significant amount of training.” My IMO leader during my years said the following sentence, “**IMO is considerably harder than other olympiads** because solving IMO problem requires ingenuity, unlike other olympiads (IPhO, IChO, IBO, etc).

## Why is IMO so hard?

IMO math isn**‘t that much higher than the level of math you learn in high school**; the only major difference lies in how you are expected to apply the knowledge you have. At the IMO, there are four fields of mathematics that are covered. These are, as follows: Combinatorics, Number Theory, Geometry and Algebra.