American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) will be revamped over the next few months and aligned with a major US university. An announcement is expected soon. We expect to award university bonus points to top award winners as well as US university scholarships. Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC) and International Scholastic Trust (IST) will partner with a US university to donate US$1 for each AMO participant to fund scholarships for top SIMCC and AMO winners.


To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
To introduce important Mathematical concepts
To teach major strategies for problem solving
To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
To open up US University Scholarship and Education opportunities for students

AMO is open to all Year 2 to 13 (Primary 2 to A-Levels/STPM) Malaysian students.

All Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver/ Bronze Award in AMO 2019 will be invited to join SIMOC (Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge) in Singapore. Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver Award will be invited to join STEAM AHEAD 2020: IJMO (International Junior Math Olympiad) in Bali, Indonesia. Contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Contest Date on 27th Oct, Tue
Closing Date 25th September
Year Level 2 to 13 (Primary 2 to A-Levels/STPM)
No. of Questions
(Non-routine problems)
15 (Grade 2-3)
20 (Grade 4)
25 (Grade 5 to A-Levels/STPM)
Score per Question 1
*Calculators are NOT permitted
Duration 90 minutes
Language(s) Bahasa, English & Chinese

Sample Questions (in English only)


The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate.

^Perfect Score Full marks
^Gold Award Top 8%
Silver Award Next 12%
Bronze Award Next 20%
Certificate of Participation Next 60%

^qualifies as a significant award for International Junior Honor Society (IJHS)



All participating schools MUST have at least 10 students taking part.

All participants MUST register according to CURRENT Year Level in school.

IMPORTANT!!! AMO Registrations submitted without meeting minimum requirements will be automatically voided/ disqualified and no refund will be entertained.

Fill up the form with your student details then email the form back to, together with your bank-in slip.

Please make payment by Direct Bank-In / Cash / Cheque payable to SMO TESTING SERVICES SDN BHD, and bank-in to our Maybank account no.: MBB 5122 2263 7004.

AMO will be held in your school and no travelling is required.

We will send the AMO question papers to your school by post, a few days before competition’s sitting date. After the competition, the teacher-in-charge (PIC) appointed by your school will send the question papers (with solutions and answers) back to SMO by post, on the competition day itself.

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Registration Closing Date (for schools in Malaysia)
25 September 2020, Friday

AMO Sitting Date (for schools in Malaysia)
27 October 2020, Tuesday

Result Announcement Date (for schools in Malaysia)