HKIMO, is named as Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad, is developed by former Hong Kong  Mathematical Olympiad Team Team Leader Mr Wong Tin Chun.The objective to develop HKIMO is to promote Mathematical Olympiad all over the world. The examination paper consists of 5 main topics: Logical Thinking, Arithmetic (Kindergarten / Primary Section) / Algebra(Secondary Section), Number Theory, Geometry & Combinatorics. 

HKIMO Heats is conducted at country level to identify Mathematical talent who can then participate in HKIMO Finals in Hong Kong subject to qualifying.

Founder Background: Mr Wong Tin Chun

  • Former Hong Kong Mathematical Olympiad Team Team Leader
  • Group Champion in 8th Youth Maths International City Invitation
  • “A” grade in BOTH HKCEE 2009 Maths & A.Maths
  • 1st Honour Award in Hong Kong Math High Achievers Contest(2006-2007)
  • IMO SILVER AWARD Holder (2009)
  • Course Development Director of Olympiad Champion Education Centre
  • BSc in Mathematics (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)(Ranked 2nd place in Hong Kong)

Committee Members:

Participating Countries

Registration Details


For : All students from KG – Grade 12 (as per 2019-20)

Where : Online from home (desktop or laptop with Webcam for remote proctoring).

When :  Over Saturdays between April end to June end.

Registration Last date:  June 14, 2020.


HKIMO Finals

For : KG – Grade 12 – Only for HKIMO Heats Medal winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze) who can apply.

Where : To be Decided / Announced

When :  Around Aug end/ Sept 

Registration Dates :  To be Announced in July 2020 after results of HKIMO Heats

Global Olympiads academy invites students and schools from India only to register.

Registration Fees:

Registration last day : March 31, 2020

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Contest Format



Logical Thinking

Arithmetic / Algebra

Arithmetic / Algebra



HKIMO Levels

Kindergarten Group
​(All in one group)

Primary Level
Primary 1
Primary 2
​Primary 3
Primary 4
Primary 5
​Primary 6

Secondary Level
Secondary 1
Secondary 2
Secondary 3
Senior Secondary
(​Secondary 4 or above)

Note: Each grade will get their own set of question papers. 

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Exam Paper Structure


Number of Questions: 25   
Score per questions: 4   
​Total score: 100
Time allowed: 1.5 hours (90 minutes)

Question format: All are Open ended questions
Exam Area:

  • Logical thinking    5
  • Arithmetic / Algebra    5
  • Number Theory    5
  • Geometry    5
  • Combinatorics    5

Language: English Only

HKIMO Finals

Number of Questions: 30    
Score per questions: 5    
​Total score: 150
Time allowed: 2 hours (120 minutes)

Question format: All are Open ended questions
Exam Area:

  • Logical thinking    6
  • Arithmetic / Algebra    6
  • Number Theory    6
  • Geometry    6
  • Combinatorics    6

Language: English Only

    Awards & Qualifications

    World Star

    • Finals – The highest scorers from each region. 
    • Awards – World Star Trophy Free Ticket for HKIMO Final 2020 Free & Easy Package.

    Gold Award

    • Heats – Winners scored 80 or above
    • Finals – Winners scored 120 or above
    • Awards – Certificate & Medal

    Bronze Award

    • Heats – Winners scored 40 or above
    • Finals – Winners scored 60 or above
    • Awards – Certificate & Medal

    Total Award

    • Heats – The highest 3 scorers in each grade by global ranking
    • Finals – The highest 3 scorers in each grade*
    • Awards – The Champion Trophy | 1st Runner-up Trophy | 2nd Runner-up Trophy

    Silver Award

    • Heats – Winners scored 60 or above
    • Finals – Winners scored 90 or above
    • Awards – Certificate & Medal

    Merit Award

    • Heats – Winners scored 20 or above
    • Finals – Winners scored 30 or above
    • Awards – Certificate

    *If the same score case happened, HKIMO will consider winner’s Date of Birth. The younger winner will be ranked higher.

    HKIMO Heats Gold, Silver and Bronze winners qualify for HKIMO finals.

    President Prize

    Founded in 2014 by President Mr Andy Lam, President Prize has a mission to create a better world through education. The objective for running President Prize is to help elite students whose family financial in need to join International Mathematical Olympiad Competitions such as TIMO & HKIMO.

    To ensure transparency and sustainability, President prize is managed by Olympiad Champion Education Foundation and governed by an
    independent team of professional & voluntary lawyers & accountants with an endowment of HK$8 million (US$1 million) with an annual return of 5%. Through a series of initiatives, the prize serves to establish a platform that allows the global community to engage in conversation around education and to play a role in education philanthropy.

    To introduce International Mathematical Olympiad to Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary students all over the world, WIMO provides an International Mathematical Olympiad platform to all HKIMO & TIMO Final Round GOLD winners. After the competition, WIMO offers ALL participants to learn from IMO Trainers at the end of the year.

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    HKIMO and TIMO have the same format and syllabus.

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    For more details visit www.hongkongimo.com

    About OCEC


    Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad, HKIMO is organized by Olympiad Champion Education Centre from Hong Kong. Mr Andy Lam, founder of HKIMO, who was a former IMO winner, got 2 A grades in HKCEE and 2 A grades in HKALE. He had 16-year Mathematical
    Olympiad teaching experience. To stimulate and foster young people’s interest in learning mathematics, to strengthen the ability of their creative thinking, to widen their international perspective, and to promote the development of kindergarten, primary and secondary education and exchange of educational cultures throughout countries, now he integrated a Hong Kong former IMO winner team to organize HKIMO. This year, HKIMO committee members invited 14 regions / countries such as Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Ukraine, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Taiwan, Vietnam, Myanmar, India and Cambodia to participate.

    Website : www.olympiadchampion.com