The 2018 AIME II was held on March 21, 2018. There was a total of 1,734 students from US and Canadian schools to attend this contest. The AIME is taken by students who achieved a score in the top 5% (approximately) on the AMC 12, and students who achieve a score in the top 2.5% (approximately) on the AMC 10. We have 52 students this year who are qualified to take the AIME through the AMC 10 and the AMC 12.
This contest leads to the USAJMO, USAMO, MOSP (Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program) and the selection of the USA team sent to the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the premier international high school level problem solving contest. This year the IMO will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 12 to 23, 2017.
The AIME provides the exceptional students who are invited to take it with yet another opportunity to challenge their mathematical abilities. Like all examinations, it is a means towards furthering mathematical development and interest. The real value of the examination is in the learning that can come from the preparation beforehand and from further thought and discussion of the solutions.