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DOKA (Depth Of Knowledge Assessment)

Doka (Depth Of Knowledge Assessment) OVERVIEW

DOKA (Depth of Knowledge Assessment) is an International Mathematical Problem-Solving Competition held annually around the globe. It is jointly organized by SMO Education Group, Academy TeamMathics, Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC), and supported by Scholastic Trust Singapore (STS). Certificates are issued by SMO Education Group with the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) seal.

Many may not be aware that Reasoning Skills is one of the most important elements in Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Reasoning is the action of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and to derive an answer to a problem by considering possible options.

DOKA provides a healthy competitive platform for students in Year 1 to 13 (Primary 1 to A-Levels) to assess their HOTS and IQ ability among their own year level group. Parents and teachers can also take this opportunity to assess their children and students BEFORE they attempt more challenging math competitions or IQ tests in future.


DOKA is SPECIAL. It provides a range of interesting variation in questions to spark students’ curiosity and encourages them to think outside the box and invoke their love for math! An Opportunity for All. DOKA exposes students to the various types of Reasoning Skills and this gives them the opportunity to explore and the confidence to take part in more challenging math competitions and start scoring “A*”s in Math.

Reaching Greater Heights. DOKA helps students to be comfortable with various mathematical problem solving in the right environment. DOKA wants students to utilize this experience to continue to take part in more challenging Math Olympiad Competitions in the future.


DOKA is designed based on Depth of Knowledge in Mathematical Problem Solving. With realistic and highstandards, DOKA aims to expose more students to mathematical problem solving and invoke their love formath. It will help them improve in school math as well as higher order thinking skills (HOTS).With the solution manuals which will be available after the contest, students can learn creative heuristicmethods recommended to solve complex mathematical problems, as well as, knowing their strengths andareas for improvement.


There are 6 papers in total:
Paper P (Year 1&2)
Paper Q (Year 3&4)
Paper R (Year 5&6)
Paper S (Year 7&8)
Paper T (Year 9&10)
Paper U (Year 11-13)
*Results will be compared within same year level group.

Each paper comprises 4 parts:
Part A: Basic Reasoning – 6 questions
Part B: Intermediate Reasoning (Non-Verbal) – 6 questions
Part C: Advanced Reasoning – 6 questions
Part D: Extended Reasoning – 6 questions
12 MCQ Questions & 12 Non-MCQ Questions (1 point for correct answer, no penalty point for wrong answer)
TOTAL = 24 points
This is a 90-minute assessment. Calculators are ONLY permitted for Papers S, T & U (Secondary levels ONLY).


Each participant receives a Certificate of Participation or an award certificate for winners below:

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 60% of the participants will receive an award certificate. The top 20% winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2021 to be held in Singapore from July 24 to 27, 2021*.Students must register with the SIMCC country organizer and contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.