Format

  • The Contest is an individual multiple-choice test.
  • The contest can be held in the following ways:
    • online or paper based in schools,
    • online at home and supervised by teachers
  • PRIMARY 1 & 2 / Grade 1 & 2 (90 minutes)

24 questions
Each question scores 3 points in Section A, 4 points in Section B and 5points in Section C. No points are deducted for unanswered question.  1 point is deducted for the wrong answer.

  • PRIMARY 3 & 4 / Grade 3 & 4 (90 minutes)

24 questions
Each question scores 3 points in Section A, 4 points in Section B and 5points in Section C. No points are deducted for unanswered question.  1 point is deducted for the wrong answer.

  •  PRIMARY 5 & 6 / Grade 5 & 6 (90 minutes)

30 questions
Each question scores 3 points in Section A, 4 points in Section B and 5points in Section C. No points are deducted for unanswered question.  1 point is deducted for the wrong answer.

  •  SECONDARY 1 & 2 / Grade 7 & 8 (90 minutes)

30 questions
Each question scores 3 points in Section A, 4 points in Section B and 5points in Section C. No points are deducted for unanswered question.  1 point is deducted for the wrong answer.

  • SECONDARY 3 & 4 / Grade 9 & 10 (90 minutes)

30 questions
Each question scores 3 points in Section A, 4 points in Section B and 5points in Section C. No points are deducted for unanswered question.  1 point is deducted for the wrong answer.

  • JC 1 & 2 / Grade 11 & 12 (90 minutes)

30 questions
Each question scores 3 points in Section A, 4 points in Section B and 5points in Section C. No points are deducted for unanswered question.  1 point is deducted for the wrong answer.

  • All the questions are grouped equally under three levels of increasing difficulty. The student starts with 24 bonus points for grade 1 to 4 and 30 bonus points for grade 5 to 12 (i.e., no student gets a negative score).
  • For those students who take the competition paper based, each participant will receive an answer entry sheet to record their answer, as well as blank sheets for workings. All used and unused sheets must be returned to the invigilator or proctor at the end of the contest.
  • Students can only bring a pencil, eraser, and geometry tools to the Contest.
  • Student may not use a calculator or any electronic devices during the Contest.