International Junior Math Olympiad (IJMO) aims to provide an Asian platform for students to interact and compete against their worthy opponents. IJMO is the ideal platform to showcase every student’s potential and talent in math in the international math competitions arena!

IJMO empowers students with deep conceptual understanding and logical thinking skills beyond Grade-level. This effectively stretches every student’s potential beyond Grade-level, allowing them to better apply much higher level logical and analytical skills to solve challenging Math Olympiad problems. Questions in IJMO are carefully designed to develop every student’s higher level of conceptual understanding and logical thinking skills.

This international competition is open to Year 2 to Year 11 (Primary 2 to Secondary 5) Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver Award in Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) or American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO).

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STEAM AHEAD 2021-IJMO: 4-5 December 2021 @ Bali /  Online


Contestant starts with 20 points.

IJMO questions are set in bilingual version – ENGLISH & CHINESE.

Duration: 90 minutes. Calculators NOT allowed.


The following awards will be given out for the contest:

IJMO Award

^Perfect Score Full marks
^Gold Award Top 10%
^Silver Award Next 15%
Bronze Award Next 25%
Certificate of Honorable Mention Next 20%
Certificate of Participation Next 30%

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

IJMO Overall Championship Award

IJMO Overall Championship awards are given to the top 3 winners per grade level from Grades 2-10/11 based on the Math Olympiad Individual Score. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to IJMO Top 3 Scorers for each grade:

Overall Champion SGD250
Overall Runner-up SGD150
Overall 2nd Runner-up SGD100

In the event of any ties, we will give the winners the same position. For example, if two contestants score 90 points and the third contestant scores 87 points, we will grant 2 overall champions and an overall 2nd runner-up.

OVERALL AWARDS – PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) – PAExS and AWARD BADGES

PAES awards are given to the top winner from each grade who has scored the highest across all individual competition categories (IJMO and Vanda Global Finals – Individual).

For Grades 2 to 10/11 (1 Winner per Grade)

  • Trophy
  • Certificate
  • Induction into the International Junior Honor Society (IJHS)
  • Young Achievers Leadership Academy (YALA) Scholarship – for Grades 5 and above
  • $300 Cash Prize

Award Badges

Limited-edition badges are given to award winners (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Perfect Score and 2nd Runner-up, Runner-up and Champion).

IJMO Award Badges Samples:

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STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. STEAM AHEAD is our initiative to combine our international academic competitions to educate students and bring them international exposure about possible career choices in these fields.

So, STEAM AHEAD is the first to combine 3 international academic competitions in one location and offer multiple opportunities for students to win awards in IJMO, Vanda Individual and Team, DrCT Individual and Team, plus Overall Champion in each grade level for IJMO, Vanda and DrCT, and President’s Award for Excellence in STEAM (PAES) winners in IJMO/VANDA/DrCT.

STEAM AHEAD 2021 is brought to you by SIMCC in collaboration with the Scholastic Trust Singapore.

At each STEAM AHEAD event, we will start to promote linkages across the subjects so that it will help educate students and keep up their interest.

Our goal is to help our students get into professional paths that are future proof. Our society’s demand for technically driven roles is rising and therefore it is crucial that students are encouraged to get qualifications in Science, Technology and related fields. By getting qualifications that will allow students to work in innovative fields, they are guaranteed to have fulfilled and well-paid professions.