About AMO

American Math Olympiad (AMO) is an international math competition for elementary, middle
and high school students jointly organised by SIMCC and Southern Illinois University (SIU). It
promotes the importance and a deeper understanding of math. AMO is open to all Grade 2
to 12 students and its framework is based on The US Common Core Standards. A group of
the best educators from Southern Illinois University with comprehensive knowledge and
experience in the Common Core Math curriculum design unique papers to challenge the
student and at the same time promote their interest in math. Some of the distinguished
benefits (or The key benefits) of AMO are university scholarships, Global Scholars Program,
International Junior Honor Society (IJHS) membership, tuition grants and internships.


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

Competition Format

American Mathematics Olympiad is open to all Primary 2 to 6, Secondary 1 to 4, and Junior College 1 and 2 students worldwide (or Grades 2 to 12). Use of Calculators are NOT permitted during the contest.

Grades 2-12
1 hour and 30 minutes for each grade level

         Section A                                                  Section B
 10 MCQ questions                                 10 MCQ questions
    (3 points each)                                        (4 points each)
   Total: 30 points                                       Total: 40 points

Section C
5 Open-ended questions
(6 points each)
Total: 30 points

Total: 100 points
(no points deducted from wrong answers)

Registration Information

There are two categories of eligible candidates. 

  • School Candidates: School Candidates are candidates register directly from their various schools.
  • Private Candidates: Privatee candidates are candidates  registered by any individual, organization, or society other than a school. .e.g. Parents, Guardian, Private lesson tutor etc.

Competition Dates:                                                                                                                                                 Registration Deadline:

6th – 7th November 2021                                                                                                                                           20th October 2021



Registration Fee

School Candidate: $12 (NGN 6,720)

Private Candidate: $15 (NGN 8,400)


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