There are six questions given in the IMO competition, three on the first day (July 8) and three on the second day (July 9). For each question, a contestant is given a score ranging from 0 to 7 points. A total score of 42 points is possible.
Medals are awarded as follows:
GOLD: the top 1/12 of scores receive gold medals
HONORABLE MENTION: any student who receives a perfect score of 7 on any one question but who does not receive a medal, is awarded an honorable mention.