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International Mathematics Competitions

Regional mathematics competitions

Online mathematics competitions

Online Math Competitions are competitions that are completely free of charge and accessible to everyone on the internet

National mathematics olympiads


a) Olimpiada Kombetare e Matematikes b) Olimpiada Mbarekombetare e Revistes Plus






French-speaking students from Belgium and Luxembourg can compete in the OMB (Olympiade Mathématique Belge) consisting of three categories:

  • Mini (grades 7 and 8)
  • Mide (grades 9 and 10)
  • Maxi (grades 11 and 12)

Dutch-speaking students can compete in the VWO (Vlaamse Wiskunde Olympiade) and in Kangoeroe, with six categories:

  • Kangoeroe: Springmuis (grades 4 and 5)
  • Kangoeroe: Koala (grades 6 and 7)
  • Kangoeroe: Wallabie or Wallaroe (grades 7 and 8)
  • Junior Wiskunde Olympiade (grades 9 and 10)
  • Vlaamse Wiskunde Olympiade (grades 11 and 12)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • XV matematička olimpijada Bosne i Hercegovine, Mostar, 15. maj 2010.[1]


There are two national competitions in Brazil: the oldest one, OBM, dates back to 1979 and is open to all students from fifth grade to university. The other one, OBMEP, was created in 2005 and is open to public school students from fifth grade to high school. In 2008 it counted with the participation of 18,3 million students on its first round.

There are also many regional competitions, usually open to all students of a given state.



Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest ( since 2001 International competitions hosted by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) (since 1969, past problems available): Full Solutions:

  • Euclid (12th grade students)
  • Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (11th and 12th grade students)
  • Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest (9th and 10th grade students)
  • Hypatia (11th grade students)
  • Galois (10th grade students)
  • Fryer (9th grade students)

Multiple Choice:

  • Fermat (11th grade students)
  • Cayley (10th grade students)
  • Pascal (9th grade students)
  • Gauss (7th and 8th grade students)

Competitions hosted by The Canadian Mathematical Society (since 1969):

National competitions hosted by Mathematica - The Mathematics Contest Centre (since 2005): Multiple Choice:

  • Newton Contest (9th grade students)
  • Lagrange Contest (8th grade students)
  • Euler Contest (7th grade students)
  • Pythagoras Contest (6th grade students)
  • Fibonacci Contest (5th grade students)
  • Byron-Germain Contest (4th grade students)
  • Thales Contest (3rd grade students)

MATHChallengers (formerly MathCounts BC) is called MathChallengers since 2005. It is hosted by APEGBC.(8th and 9th grade students) National competitions hosted by Brock University (since 2009, past problems available, online contest):

Quebec Foundation for Academic Achievements (FQRA) (since 1996) :

  • Grade 2 and 3
  • Grade 4 and 5
  • Grade 6 and 7
  • Grade 8 and 9
  • Grade 10 and 11


  • CMO (China Mathematics Olympiad 中国数学奥林匹克)
  • CUMCM(China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest In Modeling)
  • TZMCM("Maths China Cup" National Online Mathematical Challenge In Modeling)
  • EMCM (China Undergraduate Electronic Mathematical Contest In Modeling)
  • CWMO (Western China Mathematics Olympiad)
  • CGMO (China Girl Mathematics Olympiad) — for female secondary students
  • CSMO (South-eastern China Mathematics Olympiad) — for secondary students
  • CNMO (China Northern Mathematics Olympiad)
  • National High School Math League 全国高中数学联赛
  • CJMO (China Junior Math Olympiad)- for secondary students
  • CPMO (China Primary Math Olympiad)- for elementary students
  • HuaLuoGeng Golden Cup (Hua Cup)- for elementary and middle school students
  • Zou Mei Cup (grades 3-8)- includes a written exam and an essay
  • Ying Chun Cup (grades 3-7)


  • OCM (Colombian Mathematics Olympiad)
  • OCMU (Colombian Mathematics Olympiad university)

Web site:


Czech Republic








  • Θαλής (Thales) - first round
  • Ευκλείδης (Euclides) - second round
  • Αρχιμήδης (Archimedes) - third round
  • Λευκοπούλειος Διαγωνισμός Πιθανοτήτων και Στατιστικής - "Leukopouleios" Contest on Probabilities And Statistics - a competition that is not related to IMO, organised by ESI (National Statistic Institut)
  • Math Kangaroo Competition

Seen also Hellenic Mathematical Society

Hong Kong


  • Miklos Schweitzer Competition
  • Nemzetközi Kenguru Matematika Verseny (3rd to 12th grade students)Homepage:
  • Kalmár László Országos Matematika Verseny (3rd to 8th grade students)
  • Zrínyi Ilona Országos Matematika Verseny (3rd to 8th grade students)
  • Varga Tamás Matematika Verseny (7th and 8th grade students)
  • Bátaszéki Matematika Verseny (3rd to 8th grade students)
  • Középiskolai Matematikai Lapok (a year-long contest, each month you have to submit solutions to some problems, 9th-12th grade, Homepage in English: )
  • Arany Dániel Matematika Verseny (9th and 10th grade students)
  • Gordiusz Matematika Tesztverseny (9th to 12th grade students)
  • OKTV (Országos Középiskolai Tanulmányi Verseny, 11th and 12th grade)
  • Kürschák József (first year university students or below)


Proof-based Mathematics Olympiads

  • Regional Mathematical Olympiads held in every region. Leads to participation in Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, held every year as a part of selection process for International Mathematical Olympiad.[2]
  • National Math Assessment Test (NMAT) conducted by NEAT Educational Assessment Tests India Pvt Ltd, NEW DELHI (For Class 4 to 10)
  • National Mathematics Talent Exams conducted by The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India, Chennai (For Vth to XIIth)
  • National Level Mathematical Olympiad conducted by SIMO Education (India) for Class V to X [2]
  • National Genius Search Examination (NGSE) which leads to National Genius Awards conducted by National Genius Search Foundation for Class V to XII <>
  • Live Olympiad of Maths and Science conducted by Green Olympiad Foundation for classes 2 to 10. [3]
  • resostart (
  • nstse (
  • ntse(national talent search examination)
  • International level olympiads conducted by silverzone

Application-based Mathematics Contests

  • International Assessments for Indian Schools.

National Genius Search Examination which leads to National Genius Awards

  • Junior Mathematics Olympiad for students of classes V, VI, VII and VIII. Conducted by Institute of Mathematics Education, Thane


National Science Olympiad held at every level of elementary education, secondary and higher education 1. Educational Level Elementary Science Olympiad (Olimpiade Sains Nasional SD) 2. Science Olympiad Level Secondary Education (Olimpiade Sains Nasional SMP) 3. Higher Education Level Science Olympiad (Olimpiade Sains Nsional SMA) Science Olympiad at higher education level or referred to the National Olympiad of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ON MIPA) consists of 4 areas, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, held in 3 stages. The first stage in college, the second phase in Kopertis and the third stage in the Directorate General of Higher Education.


  • Preliminary Mathematics Olympiad, which successful applicants compete against one another on Iranian Olympiad Level 2 competitions, then they proceeded to compete for top six places in the country so they could participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad as representatives of Iran.


  • Irish Mathematical Societies Association Intervarsities. An annual event in which teams representing the mathematical societies of their respective colleges compete in an Olympiad styled event.
  • The Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO), an annual competition held in May each year <>. Students that perform well in the Junior Certificate are invited to take part in training programmes, leading up to the competition.
  • Problem Solving for Irish Second Level Mathematicians (PRISM), a competition for secondary school students, organised by NUI Galway but held in the students' own schools. There are two competitions - one for junior students, and another for seniors <>.
  • Team Math is held annually for secondary school students.




  • JMO (Japanese Mathematical Olympiad)
  • Kinki University Mathematics Contest


South Korea

Macau, China


  • Regional Competition
  • Republic Competition (different problems for each grade)
  • JMMO (Junior Macedonian Maths Olympiad) (all students younger than 15.5 years have same questions)
  • MMO (Macedonian Maths Olympiad) (all high school students have same questions)

Official website (in Macedonian):


  • OMK (Olimpiad Matematik Kebangsaan / National Mathematical Olympiad), an annual competition organized by the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society,
  • IMC (IIUM Mathematics Competition), organized by International Islamic University Malaysia,
  • MASMO (Malaysia ASEAN Schools Math Olympiads)
  • Hua Lo-Keng Cup Mathematics Competition (an annual competition organized by the Selangor-KL Hokkien Association)
  • UTAR National Mathematics Competition (an annual competition organized by the University Tunku Abdul Rahman)
  • KMC (Kangaroo Math Competition


  • MMO (Mexican Mathematical Olympiad <> in Spanish OMM (Olimpiada Mexicana de Matemáticas)
  • Mathcounts - held annually at the American school of Puebla and open to ASOMEX students.
  • ONMAS (Olimpiada Nacional de Matemáticas para Alumnos de Secundaria)
  • ONMAP (Olimpiada Nacional de Matemáticas para Alumnos de Primaria) held along with ONMAS
  • Canguro Matemático (Math Kangaro)
  • Pierre Fermat Contest organized by IPN
  • Olimpiada de Mayo(The selective exam for Olimpiada Rioplatense de Matematias)
  • National Mathematical Tournament UAG
  • OEMEPS (Olimpiada Estatal de Matemáticas en Educación Primaria y Secundaria)


New Zealand


  • Niels Henrik Abels matematikk-konkurranse (Norwegian Mathematical Olympiad, website available both in Norwegian and English at


  • ISMO (Inter School Maths Olympiad), National ISMO. (For Class V to VIII)

It is a Mathematics test based on Multiple Choice Questions. PakTurk International Schools and Colleges have been successfully organizing the Inter Schools Maths Olympiad (ISMO) for the students of private as well as the State Schools across Pakistan since 2005. ISMO has become a national event and being conducted all over Pakistan. This competition is conducted at different cities simultaneously. Attractive Cash Prizes along with Shields and Certificates are given away to the qualifying candidates. The first position holder (studying in class VIII) is awarded by the title "Al-Khwarizmi of Pakistan, of the year" after the name of Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Arabic: عَبْدَالله مُحَمَّد بِن مُوسَى اَلْخْوَارِزْمِي) (c. 780 - c. 850), a Persian Muslim mathematician, astronomer and geographer during the Abbasid Empire, a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. Links: Official Website Past Papers PakTurk-Maths

  • In 2006 almost 4,000,000 students from 41 countries played the game world-wide. The world "Kangaroo" center, which coordinates the competition in the various countries, was founded in 1994 in Paris. In Pakistan, the competition was first organized in 2005 by the Pakistan kangaroo Commission.[3]



  • Olimpiadas Matemáticas Paraguayas (OMAPA) [4]


  • National Mathematic Olympiad - ONEM (Olimpiada Nacional Escort de Mathematical)

It's the official Olympiad, organized by the Ministry of Education and the Peruvian Mathematical Society in 4 phases. The final phase takes place near to Lima usually in November. Website available in Spanish: hmm


  • Search for the Outstanding MATHLETE (High School and College Level) - Mathematics Division, University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • Southern Tagalog Invitational Mathematical Challenge (Highschool Level)-UPLB Mathematical Sciences Society []
  • Philippine Mathematical Olympiad
  • Metrobank-Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) - Department of Education (DepEd) Math Challenge for Grade School and High School Students
  • Annual Nationwide Search for the Math Wizard (College Level) - University of the Philippines Mathematics Club []
  • Mathematics Festival
  • The Regionwide Search for the Little Math Wizard (Elementary Level)- University of the Philippines Mathematics Club
  • MATHirang MATHibay - University of the Philippines Mathematics Majors' Circle
  • MATHira MATHibay and STATstruck - Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - Mathematical Society
  • PUP MathMax - Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Ateneo Mathematics Olympiad
  • MSA Battle for Math whiz
  • CIT University Mathematician of the Year
  • MTG - 8th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad.
  • National Math Wizard - Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers: Council of Student Chapters
  • Math-Science Quiz - Philippine Science Consortium
  • Math-Science Quiz- National Secondary Schools
  • Sipnayan Math Contest for Grade School, High School, and College Division by Ateneo Mathematical Society
  • Annual Math-Physics Inter-School Quiz Show (AMPIQS for High School Level) - University of the Philippines - Baguio - UP Math-Physics Society
  • Inter-High Math and Physics Quiz (IMPACT) - University of the Philippines Diliman


  • Polish Mathematical Contest Sowa Matematyczna (Website)
  • Polish Mathematical Olympiad (Website)
  • Polish Mathematical Contest Alfik Matematyczny (Website)
  • Polish Mathematical Contest MAT (Website)


Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rican Mathematical Olympiad - (Olimpiadas Matemáticas de Puerto Rico (in Spanish))


Russian Federation




  • Vega's Competition for elementary school students <>
  • Mathematical contest for secondary school students of Slovenia, Competition for students of upper secondary technical and vocational colleges in the knowledge of mathematics and Competition for students of upper secondary vocational schools in the knowledge of mathematics (15–19 years,
  • Competition in business mathematics for secondary schools (15–19 years,
  • Competition in recreational mathematics <>


South Africa





  • National Final of the Tunisian Math games Cup launched by the A.T.S.M. Winners are allowed to participate to the International Mathematics Olympiads <>


  • Turkey National Mathematical Olympiad (Türkiye Ulusal Matematik Olimpiyatı (in Turkish), organized by TUBITAK)
  • Akdeniz University Mathematical Olympiads (in Turkish) (since 1996)


United Kingdom

  • Most competitions are organised by the UK Mathematics Trust.
  • The Primary Mathematics Challenge (for primary school pupils) is organised by the Mathematical Association.
  • The Junior Mathematical Challenge is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 8 in England and Wales, year S2 in Scotland, year 9 in Northern Ireland. High scorers in the JMC are invited to compete in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.
  • The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 11 in England and Wales, year S4 in Scotland, year 12 in Northern Ireland. High scorers in the IMC are invited to compete in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad and Kangaroo (for the highest scorers) and in the European Kangaroo (another multiple-choice competition, for other high scorers).
  • The Senior Mathematical Challenge (formerly National Maths Contest) is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 13 in England and Wales, year S6 in Scotland, year 14 in Northern Ireland.
  • High scorers in the SMC are invited to compete in the British Mathematical Olympiad <>.
  • There is a Team Maths Challenge for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Scotland has its own Enterprising Mathematics Competition organised by the Scottish Mathematical Council.
  • The UCL Maths Challenge is a competition for Year 6 primary school pupils from London organised by UCL student volunteers <>.

United States

Generally, registering for these contests is based on the grade level of math at which the student works rather than the age or the enrolled grade of the student. Also normally only competitions where the participants write a full proof are called Mathematical Olympiads.

National elementary school competitions (grades K-6)

National middle school competitions (grades 6-8)

National high school competitions (grades 9-12)

National college competitions

Regional competitions

See List of United States regional mathematics competitions.

United States external links




  • Vietnam Mathematical Olympiad — Official National Contest for mathematics talents.
  • 30/4 Olympiad for Mathematics — Regional Olympiad in the Southern Vietnam (for students in provinces from Quảng Bình to Cà Mau).
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