American Mathematics Competition (AMC 8)

One of global authoritative youth math challenge

Over 300,000 students participating annually in over 6,000 schools from 30 countries and regions

Chinese and English paper for Chinese students for the first time

Global awards, National awards and School group awards

Same examination time in mainland China

Introduction

In 1950, the first Mathematics Challenge sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) took place. Today, the challenge has become the most influential youth math challenge with over 300,000 students participating annually in over 6,000 schools from 30 countries and regions. AMC hosts a series of challenge such as AMC8 held in November for grade 8 or below, AMC10/12 held in February for students at/below grade 10/12. AIME held in March for high scoring AMC10/12 participants for promotion, and USAMO / USAJMO is for excellent AMC10/12 participants of qualification trial of AMC national team.

与Asdan达成合作:

October 2020, The Mathematics Association of America (MAA) officially authorized ASDAN China as an International Group Leader (www.maa.org/math-competitions/international-registrations) to administer the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC8\AMC10\AMC12\AIME) in China mainland.

【Click to view the letter of authorization】

AMC8 Arrangement

(Computer with camera and mobile device required for the online exam)

Deadline:11th January 2022
 
 

Registration Time

18:00,19 January  2022- 8:00,22 January  2022
 

Online Mock Exam

18:00,19 January 2022

Download admission ticket for onsite competitors & Inquire exam information for online competitors

Registration Time

Deadline:11th January 2022

Online Mock Exam

18:00,19 January  2022- 8:00,22 January  2022

Download admission ticket for onsite competitors & Inquire exam information for online competitors

18:00,19 January 2022

Download Digital Certificate

6-8 weeks after the challenge

Inquire Score

4 weeks after the challenge

Exam Time

10:00-10:40(Saturday) 22 January 2022

Statement:

  • Students are not allowed to register for more than one AMC8 test in the same year. Students who register for the offline or online AMC8 test outside mainland China in 2022 are not allowed to register for the offline or online AMC8 test in Mainland China. MAA will check the information of all candidates, and any duplicate applicants will have their scores cancelled。
  • ASDAN China does not cooperate with any training institutions or outside institutions for AMC8 test centers. Apart from the authorized test center schools and partner schools, ASDAN China does not set up any outside institutions or online registration centers for AMC8 test centers. If you wish to register for AMC8, please log on to ASDAN China website directly, or register at the test venue or invited participating schools

Rules

AMC 8 AMC 10 AMC 12 AIME
Qualification In grade 8 or below

and also under 14.5 years of age on the day of the challenge

In grade 10 or below

and also under 17.5 years of age on the day of the challenge

In grade 12 or below

and also under 19.5 years of age on the day of the challenge

In grade 12 or below
Range AMC 8 covers from a middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables.Some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course. Usually covers mathematics syllabus in Grade 9 and Grade 10, including elementary algebra, basic geometry (Pythagorean theorem, area and volume formulas, etc.), elementary number theory and probability. Trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry will not be included. AMC12 covers all mathematics knowledge learned in high school, including trigonometry, advanced algebra, advanced algebra and part of calculus. Students who get great results in AMC 10/12 will be invited to participate in AIME. More difficult than AMC 10/12.
Form Individual, 25 multiple choice questions Individual, 25 multiple choice questions Individual, 25 multiple choice questions Individual, 15 questions
Time 40 minutes 75 minutes 75 minutes 180 minutes
Scoring Criteria 25 points in total

1 point for 1 correct answer

0 points for 1 blank answer or 1 wrong answer

150 points in total

6 points for 1 correct answer

1.5 points for 1 blank answer

0 points for 1 wrong answer

150 points in total

6 points for 1 correct answer

1.5 points for 1 blank answer

0 points for 1 wrong answer

15 points in total

1 point for 1 correct answer

0 points for 1 blank answer or 1 wrong answer

AMC8 Award and Display of Certificate

AMC8 Award

* All participants are eligible for the electronic version of the certificate of participation.

Global Individual Awards


 Perfect Score
Students with perfect score (25 points)

 Honor Roll of Distinction
Global Top 1%

 Honor Roll
Global Top 5%

Achievement Roll
Elementary students with 15 points and above

Global School Awards


 School Honor Roll
The total scores of top 3 students are up to 66 points

 School Merit Roll
The total scores of top 3 students are between 50 and 65

Display of Certificate

Achievement Roll

Distinction

Honor Roll of Distinction

School Honor Roll

Qualifying System

The Cutoff Score of AMC8

AMC8 top 1% scores top 5% scores top 25% scores
2020 21 18 13
2019 23 19 12
2018 19 15 11
2017 20 17 11

Exam Center

Sample Questions

Regional consultant

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Western Region:
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Central Region:
Hunan、Hubei、Anhui、Jiangxi

FAQ

What is the refund policy

If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.