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How Medals are Determined

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
SILVER: the next 2/12 of scores receive silver medals
BRONZE: the next 3/12 of scores receive bronze 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.