List of Mathematics Competitions

Mathematics competitions or mathematical olympiads are competitive events where participants sit a mathematics test. These contests may require multiple choice or numeric answers, or a detailed written solution or proof.

International mathematics competitions

Regional mathematics competitions

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)
  • Midi (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)

University competitions include:

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.




The Canadian Mathematics Olympiad (CMO) is the official competition whose top performers earn the right to represent Canada at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It runs each April. To be invited to write the CMO, students need to do very well on at least one of these:

The competitions above are all “full solution” exams on paper and are operated by theCanadian Mathematical Society. Past exams and solutions are provided free online.

The Spirit of Math Annual National Contest (since 1999) :

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4

The New Pythagoreans Math Competition ( since 2014, Grades 1-12, hosted annually during May/June. It is an enthusiastic initiative to present math in an enjoyable way to students of all grades when thinking outside the box of the standard multiple choice question.

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)

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)

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

Vancouver Math Olympiad Young Years Program (YYP) (since 2015) is a paper-pencil math competition for elementary and middle school students in British Columbia:

  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3-4
  • Grade 5-8


  • 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
  • Singapore and Asian Schools Maths Olympiad (SASMO China)
  • Xi Wang Cup (Hope 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)
  • Zhonghuanbei (grades 2-9) official website:


  • OCM (Colombian Mathematics Olympiad)
  • OCMU (Colombian Mathematics Olympiad for University students)
  • CRM (Colombian Mathematics Competition for the Regions)
  • ORM (Colombian Regional Mathematics Competition)

Web site:


  • Hrvatska matematička olimpijada (Croatia Mathematical Olympiad)[2]
  • Državno natjecanje (National Competition)[3]


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


  • Miklós Schweitzer Competition
  • Nemzetközi Kenguru Matematika Verseny (2nd to 12th grade students)Homepage:
  • Kalmár László Országos Matematika Verseny (3rd to 8th grade students)
  • Zrínyi Ilona Országos Matematika Verseny (2nd 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)
  • The Eötvös competition (Kürschák József, first year university students or below)
  • Medve Szabadtéri Matekverseny (5th to 12 grade students + adults) Homepage:


Ignited Mind Lab Mental Maths Competition = Excellence in Arithmetic + Application of Maths concepts + HOTS (higher order thinking skills)

  • 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.[4]
  • National Mathematics Talent Exams conducted by The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India, Chennai (For Vth to XIIth)


Singapore and Asian Schools Maths Olympiad Indonesia (SASMO Indonesia)

Mathematical Challenge Festival and Mathematics Modelling Competition

American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO),!/about-us/

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.
  • INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC LEAGUE OF PAYA is held once in a year in Tehran, the contest contains 3 rounds, Team contest, Individual contest, and Relay contest. The contest is held in 2 fields Mathematics and Physics.


  • 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.





Singapore and Asian Schools Maths Olympiad Indonesia (SASMO Kazakhstan),


Mangu National Mathematics Contest ( formerly Moi National Mathenatics Contest) which is held annually in the month of June at Mangu High School. The test paper is out of 30. To take the test, participating schools need to organise students in teams. Each team must consist of 10 students(6 form four students and 4 form three students). Several hundreds of schools attend the event with some schools presenting over four teams. There are oral quizzes which are open to anyone. The first to solve and present the answer to these quizzes are awarded with instant goodies. <>

  • Alliance Girl’s National Mathematics Contest

Held annually at Alliance Girl’s High School. Both paper test and oral quizzes conducted. <>


South Korea

Macau, China


  • Municipal Competition
  • 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):



Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO Myanmar),

American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO),!/about-us/


  • 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)


Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO Myanmar),


New Zealand


  • Championnat National des Jeux Mathématiques, organized annually by the Association Nigerienne des Jeux Mathématiques(ANJM).


  • National Mathematics Olympiad (NMO), organized annually by the National Mathematical Center (NMC). <>
  • National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC), sponsored by Promasidor Nigeria Ltd (through their brand Cowbell Milk(tm)). It holds in the second term of every school year, around March to April.
Globe Mathematics Annual Quiz Competition Organized by Federal Ministry of Education for Unity colleges in Nigeria,around January to February.


  • 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.


Official ISMO Website

ISMO Past Papers


  • Kangaroo

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.[5]



  • Olimpiadas Matemáticas Paraguayas (OMAPA) [3]


  • National Mathematic Olympiad – ONEM (Olimpiada Nacional Escolar de Matemática)

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:


  • 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 []
  • Singapore and Asian Schools Maths Olympiad Indonesia (SASMO Philippines)
  • 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.
  • Jr. Math Masters – Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite
  • National Math Wizard – Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers: Council of Student Chapters
  • Math-Science Quiz – Philippine Science Consortium
  • Math-Science Quiz- National Secondary Schools
  • Math Wizard (College Division) – University of Makati, UMak Mathematics Society
  • Math Wizard (HSU Division) – University of Makati, UMak Mathematics Society
  • Sipnayan Math Contest for Grade School, High School, and College Division by Ateneo Mathematical Society (Old Website:
  • Annual Math-Physics Inter-School Quiz Show (AMPIQS for High School Level) – University of the Philippines – Baguio – UP Math-Physics Society
  • Math – tagisan (Elementary, High School and College level) – Philippine Normal University
  • Inter-High Math and Physics Quiz (IMPACT) – University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Singapore and Asian Schools Maths Olympiad Indonesia (SASMO Philippines)


  • 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 – Matemáticas de Puerto Rico (in Spanish))


Russian Federation





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 middle school

National high school

National college competitions

Regional competitions

See List of United States regional mathematics competitions.

United States external links


  • Com-Partida de Matemática del Uruguay


  • Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO Uzbekistan)



  • Vietnam Mathematical Olympiad — Official National Contest for mathematics talents.
  • Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO Vietnam),
  • 30/4 Olympiad for Mathematics — Regional Olympiad in the Southern Vietnam (for students in provinces from Quảng Bình to Cà Mau).
  • Vietnam Mathematics Competition for University Students.
  • American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO),!/about-us/

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