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DOKA (Depth Of Knowledge Assessment)


DOKA (Depth of Knowledge Assessment) is an annual international math problem-solving competition that takes place all over the world. SMO Education Group, Academy Team Mathics, and Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC) are collaborating on the event, which is supported by Scholastic Trust Singapore (STS). SMO Education Group issues certificates that bear the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) seal.

Many people are unaware that one of the most important aspects of Higher Order Thinking Skills is Reasoning Skills (HOTS). The reasoning is the process of thinking logically and rationally about something in order to arrive at a solution to a problem by considering various options.

DOKA provides a healthy competitive platform for students in Grades 1 to 12 (Primary 1 to Junior College-2) to evaluate their HOTS and IQ ability within their year-level group. Parents and teachers can use this time to evaluate their children and students before attempting more difficult math competitions or IQ tests in the future.


DOKA is SPECIAL - It includes a variety of interesting question variations to pique students' interest and encourage them to think outside the box while reinforcing their love for math!

An Opportunity for All - DOKA introduces students to various types of reasoning skills, giving them the opportunity to experiment and gain the confidence to compete in more difficult math competitions and begin earning "A*" grades in math.

Reaching Greater Heights - DOKA enables students to feel at ease when solving various mathematical problems in the appropriate setting. DOKA hopes that students will take advantage of this opportunity to compete in more difficult Math Olympiad Competitions in the future.


DOKA is a mathematical problem-solving system based on the depth of knowledge. DOKA aims to expose more students to mathematical problem solving and develop a love for math through realistic and high standards. It will assist them in improving their school math skills as well as their higher-order thinking abilities (HOTS). Students can learn creative heuristic methods for solving complex mathematical problems, as well as identify their strengths and areas for improvement, using the solution manuals that will be made available after the contest.

Test Format

There are 6 papers in total:

Primary Levels

Paper P Paper Q Paper R
Grades 1 & 2 Grades 3 & 4 Grades 5 & 6

Secondary Levels

Paper S Paper T Paper U
Grades 7 & 8 Grades 9 & 10 Grades 11 & 12

Total Score: 24
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English

*Calculators are ONLY permitted for Secondary levels (Papers S, T and U)
*Results will be compared within the same Grade level group.

Each paper comprises 4 parts:


The top 60% of participants will receive an award certificate. Others will receive an E- Certificate of Participation.

High Distinction (Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Distinction (Next 12%)
High Credit (Next 20%)
Credit (Next 20%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 40%)

The top 20% winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2022 to be held online on July 17, 2022. Students must register with the respective SIMCC country organizer and contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

*In the event that the COVID-19 situation worsens, SIMOC will be held online. In case of any change in the schedule of the exam, the revised date will be shared on our site.