Depth of Knowledge Assessment (DOKA) is the LATEST annual mathematical problem-solving assessment organized by SMO Education Group and Academy TeamMathics, co-organized by SIMCC and supported by International Scholastic Trust. It is designed based on Depth of Knowledge in Problem Solving, to develop students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and to sharpen Reasoning Skills in students.

Many may not be aware that Reasoning Skills is one of the most important elements in higher order thinking. Reasoning is the action of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and to find an answer to a problem by considering possible options.


DOKA is SPECIAL and unlike any other math olympiad/competitions. It comprises FOUR parts:

Part A: Basic Reasoning – Apply information or conceptual knowledge, usually using one method for a single problem with multi steps.

Part B: Intermediate Reasoning (Non-Verbal) – Understand and analyze visual information.

Part C: Advanced Reasoning – Require creative thinking for strategic planning on a sequence of multi steps, usually combining 2 or more heuristics for a single problem.

Part D: Extended Reasoning – Require critical thinking to interpret complex information, to find the hidden data/ pattern, then make necessary connections to smoothen the problem-solving process (Math Olympiad type).

What are Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Questions? (View PDF on PC) *on Mobile, set browser to “View as Desktop”

DOKA has now expanded and provides a healthy competitive platform for students in Malaysia (from Year 1 to 13 / Std 1 to A-Levels/STPM) to assess their HOTS and IQ ability among their own year level group. Parents and school teachers can also take this opportunity to assess their children and students BEFORE they attempt more challenging maths competitions or IQ tests in future.

DOKA – Addressing current problems faced by students and teachers (View PDF on PC) *on Mobile, set browser to “View as Desktop”

Solutions Manual and Student’s Analysis Report will be provided after the DOKA. With these, students can learn creative heuristic methods recommended to solve complex mathematical problems, as well as, knowing their strengths and areas for improvement based on the distribution of DOK.

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Format & Sample Questions

There are 6 papers in total:

*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

DOKA questions are set in bilingual trilingual version – BAHASA, CHINESE & ENGLISH.

This is a 90-minute assessment. Calculators are ONLY permitted for Secondary levels (Papers S, T and U ONLY).


Top scorers will receive High Distinction (8%), Distinction (next 12%), High Credit (next 20%) and Credit (next 20%) Award certificates. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

All HD, D and HC Award winners in DOKA 2019 will be invited to join the International Junior Math Olympiad (IJMO) in Kuala Lumpur, Asia International Mathematical Olympiad (AIMO) in Taiwan, Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad (HKIMO) in Hong Kong and Singapore Math Global Team Competition (SINGA) in Vietnam with participants from other countries.


Please download DOKA registration form here:


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

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

IMPORTANT!!! DOKA 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.

We will send the DOKA 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.

Registration Closing Date (for schools in Malaysia)
January/February 2020

DOKA Sitting Date (for schools in Malaysia)
March 2020

Result Announcement Date (for schools in Malaysia)
April 2020

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