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SASMO (Singapore & Asian Schools Math Olympiad)




SASMO International Math Olympiad, which began in 2006, is one of Asia's largest math competitions. SASMO 2019 attracted more than 30,000 participants from 21 countries. We presently have over 35 countries and territories as of 2021.

With the help of the SASMO Advisory Council, the SASMO Team spends countless hours meticulously preparing contest papers that cover both classroom and Olympiad math. In comparison to pure-Olympiad papers, this combined effort allows participants to do better because they are familiar with some questions and can put on their thinking caps for others, bringing out their inner mathematician.

SASMO contests aim to extend students' untapped thinking capabilities through realistic and high standards; their involvement in SASMO will help them progress in classroom mathematics as well as higher-order thinking skills (HOTS).




SASMO is aimed at the top 40% of students and attempts to pique their interest in mathematical problem-solving in order to promote mathematical intuition, reasoning, logical, creative, and critical thinking.




SASMO is open to students from grades 1 to 12. The contest has a time limit of 90 minutes. Each level includes a differentiating paper with 25 questions divided into two sections:




Perfect Score Award (Full marks) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Gold Award (Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Silver Award (Next 12%)
Bronze Award (Next 20%)
Honorable Mention Award (Next 10%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 50%)


A medal and an award certificate will be given to the top 40% of participants. Students who receive FULL MARKS will receive a Perfect Scorer Certificate and a Personalized Medal with their name on it, as well as S$100 cash, up to a total of S$S5,000 for all Perfect Scorers.

The top 40% winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2022 to be held online on July 17, 2022. The top 20% of winners are invited to compete in STEAM AHEAD 2022 to be held online on November 26, 2022.

*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.


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Test Format

15 Multiple-Choice Questions in Section A (2 points for each correct answer; 0 point for each unanswered question; deduct 1 point for each wrong answer)

10 Non-routine Questions in Section B (4 points for each correct answer; no penalty for wrong answers) 85 points overall (to avoid negative scores, each student will begin with 15 bonus points)



Important Dates


Last Date to Apply 22nd July, 2022