Announcement

SMO 2020 Round 1 to be held on 7 & 8 September 2020

The Singapore Mathematical Olympiad 2020 Round 1 will be held this year as follows.

Junior Round 1 & Senior Round 1Monday 7 September 2020, 0930-1200
Open Round 1Tuesday 8 September 2020, 0930-1200
  1. The competitions will be held at school venues for schools which are able to host the competitions for their own students subject to MOE safe management guidelines.
  2. There will be no competition venues at the National University of Singapore as in the past for individual participants. All students must register through their own schools.
  3. Round 2 of the competitions will be cancelled for all the sessions (Junior, Senior, and Open). Only Round 1 results will be used to determine the awards (see revised award structure below), and will contribute as part of the criteria to select students for SIMO training.
  4. The registration fees remains unchanged.
  5. All schools must re-submit the list of participants and email the completed registration form to smssmo@nus.edu.sg by Tuesday 14 July 2020, 5PM.
SMO 2020
Individual AwardsBased on the Round 1 results, gold/silver/bronze/honourable mention certificates will be awarded to the students who meet the set criteria that are dependent on the level of difficulty of the competition. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all other participants. For Individual prizes, the top 3 prizes (with ranking), and the top 10 award (excluding the top 3 and without ranking) will be awarded to the top participants.
School awardsThe School awards will be decided at a later stage depending on the number of participants.
Challenge TrophyThe Challenge Trophy will be decided at a later stage depending on the number of participants.


  Section Date Time Venue
Round 1 Junior Tue June 2 0930-1200 NUS/Schools
Senior Tue June 2 0930-1200 NUS/Schools
Open Wed June 3 0930-1200 NUS/Schools
Round 2
(by invitation only)
Junior Sat June 27 0900-1200 NUS
Senior Sat June 27 0900-1300 NUS
Open Sat July 4 0900-1300 NUS

Important Dates

·         Age limit for Junior section participants (Secondary 1 & Secondary 2):  
–        Express stream – born on or after 2 January 2006 
–        Normal stream – born on or after 2 January 2005

·         Age limit for Senior section participants:
–        Express stream – born on or after 2 January 2004 
–        Normal stream – born on or after 2 January 2003

·         Age limit for Open section participants: none

·         Age cut-off for School Award Category 1
–        Express stream – born on or after 2 January 2004 
–        Normal stream – born on or after 2 January 2003

·         Age cut-off for School Award Category 2
–        Express stream – born on or before 1 January 2004 
–        Normal stream – born on or before 1 January 2003

Registration Deadlines

·         Registration closes on 31 March 2020.
·         Registration fees to be paid no later than 31 May 2020.