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Singapore International Mathematical Olympiad (SIMO)

Singapore International Mathematical Olympiad (SIMO)
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Parent Organisation:

Singapore Mathematical Society


About Singapore International Mathematical Olympiad (SIMO):

The pinnacle of all the mathematical competitions open to school students is the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The first IMO was held in Brasov, Romania in July, 1959. Seven countries participated in this olympiad: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. Each country sent a team of 8 contestants, except the Soviet Union which sent only four. The second IMO was held in the following year again in Romania. The participating countries were again from Eastern Europe. Since then the number of participating countries as well as that of contestants have increased steadily and it has become the most prestigious international mathematical competition. In recent years, there are more than 80 participating countries and regions and close to 500 contestants at each IMO.


Level of Exam:

Currently, the national team is selected through a National Team Selection Test organized by SIMO. Since this test is used to select the final candidates for the national team, it is comparable in difficulty to the IMO and are fashioned after the IMO. The test consists of two papers, with 3 problems in each paper and the time allowed for each paper is 4.5 hours. These tests are held in December each year. Based on the test, a group of 10 to 12 students are selected for national team training. These students undergo rigorous training and after further tests, the final six members of the national team are selected in April/May. These six will continue to undergo training until they leave for the IMO in July.           


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