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AMO (American Mathematics Olympiad)


The American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) is a division of the Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, USA (MOEMS), and is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious primary and secondary school math competitions.

In ASEAN and Greater China, the Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC) is the major organiser of AMO (China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).


- To develop a passion for mathematics and a desire to learn more about it.
- To introduce important Mathematical concepts
- To teach important problem-solving strategies
- To improve mathematical flexibility in problem-solving
- To provide people with the satisfaction, excitement, and thrill of overcoming obstacles.
- To provide students with access to US university scholarships and educational opportunities

Test Format

Grades 2-12
Section A
15 MCQ Questions
(3 points each)
Total: 45 points
Section B
5 MCQ Questions
(5 points each)
Total: 25 points
Section C
5 Open-Ended Questions
(6 points each)
Total: 30 points
Total: 100 points
(no calculators allowed)
(no points deducted from wrong responses)


The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal. All winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2023 to be held in Singapore. The top 20% of winners are invited to compete in STEAM AHEAD 2023 - IJMO to be held in Bali, Indonesia.

*In the event that the COVID-19 situation worsens, SIMOC and STEAM AHEAD 2023 will be held online. Exam dates for SIMOC and STEAM AHEAD 2023 are not finalized yet.