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)American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) or Singapore Math International Competition (SINGA).

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Surat Penganjuran Program & Pertandingan di bawah SMO Education Group bagi Tahun 2020


STEAM AHEAD 2020-IJMO: 5-6 December 2020 @ Online


Competition papers for each level contains 30 questions:

Section A (Multiple Choice Questions): Questions 1 to 10 are worth 2 points each

Section B (Multiple Choice Questions): Questions 11 to 20 are worth 3 points each

Section C (Open-ended Questions): Questions 21 to 30 are worth 5 points each

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

Duration: 90 minutes. Calculators NOT allowed.

Mobile phones are strictly NOT allowed to be used inside the Contest Hall. You will be DISQUALIFIED from the Contest for using your Mobile phone during the Contest. Please refer to the Invigilators for assistance.


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 Top 3 Scorer Award

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

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

There will only be one award for each of the above positions. In the event of any ties, we will try our best to contact parents at least 6 hours beforehand that they need to bring their child for a knock-out round held 30 minutes before the award ceremony. All contestants must attend and if they are absent, their opponent(s) will be given the award. No excuses will be accepted for any absentees.

The knock-out round will involve each contestant getting a similar question and the first person to give the correct answer will be named the winner. If none of the contestants get the answer correct, another question will be given, until a winner is established.

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

Triple Gold Medal winners-Individual in Vanda Science Global Finals (Individual), DrCT Global Finals (Individual) and IJMO. These students will be awarded:

  • PAExS Platinum Medal & Certificate
  • US$300 Cash
  • Inducted into the International Junior Honor Society (IJHS)
  • Awarded a full scholarship to attend the Young Achievers Leadership Academy (YALA) Camp to be held in Singapore

(All expenses paid trip for the 5 days leadership camp in Singapore, scholarship winners must purchase their own air-tickets to Singapore)

Double Gold Medal winners-Individual in IJMO/VANDA, IJMO/DrCT or VANDA/DrCT. These students will be awarded:

  • PAExS Gold Medal & Certificate
  • US$100 Cash
  • Inducted into the International Junior Honor Society (IJHS)


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 Gold Medal winners in the following events – IJMO/Vanda, IJMO/DrCT, Vanda/DrCT, and IJMO/Vanda/DrCT- more than 12 awards to be won!

STEAM AHEAD 2020 is brought to you by SIMCC in collaboration with the International Scholastic Trust Limited and our 21 Indonesian School partners.

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.