Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC)

Hosted by the Canadian Mathematical Society - one of the world's leading authorities in math

Canada's premier national mathematics challenge

The first round of selection for the IMO in Canada

Top candidates will be invited to write the Canadian Math Olympiad (CMO)

Beneficial for applying to universities to study science

Date: 30th October, 2021, Saturday, 10:00am-12:30pm (2hrs 30mins)

Introduction

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics challenge that is open to any student with an interest in and grasp of high school math. The purpose of the COMC is to encourage students to explore, discover, and learn more about mathematics and problem solving. COMC is hosted by CMS in Canada.

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) was originally conceived in June 1945 as the Canadian Mathematical Congress. The goal of CMS is to promote and advance the discovery, learning and application of mathematics.

Official Website: cms.math.ca/Competitions/COMC

Rules

Language

English

Date

30th October, 2021, Saturday 10:00am-12:30pm (2hrs 30mins)

Format

Individual test

Type

Consists of three sections:

  • Four introductory questions worth 4 marks each.
  • Four more challenging questions worth 6 marks each.
  • Four long-form proof problems worth 10 marks each.

3 sections, 80 marks in total.

Locations

• Online (Computer with camera and mobile device required)
• Exam Centers in China

Participants

High school students

Awards

Global Awards

  • Gold Award - International: the cut-off score in 2021 is 80
  • Silver Award - International: the cut-off score in 2021 is 79
  •  Bronze Award - International: the cut-off score in 2021 is 78
  •  Honour Roll - International: the cut-off score in 2021 is 73
  •  Performance with Distinction: the cut-off score in 2021 is 42
  •  Performance with Honours: the cut-off score in 2021 is 29

National Awards

  • Gold: Top 10%
  • Silver: Top 25%
  • Bronze: Top 35%
  • Regional Honourable Mention: Regional top 20%
    (Students got the scores over requirement will be invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO))

Requirements

Fee

Includes exam, grading, certificate, proctor fee, offline reference materials/ one-time online mock test, etc. (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)

Registration deadline

20th October, 2021

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship

3000RMB/std

Gold

2000RMB/std

Silver

1000RMB/std

Bronze

Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:http://www.seedasdan.org/epq/

Exam Centers

Sample Problems

FAQ

1、Can the students bring a calculator to COMC?
Calculators can not be used on any round for COMC.
2、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.

Northern Contact
Northern Region:
Beijing、Tianjin、Heilongjiang、Jilin、Liaoning、 Heibei、Inner Mongolia、Shanxi、Shandong
Eastern China Contact
Eastern Region:
Shanghai、Zhejiang、Jiangsu
Central China Contact
Central Region:
Henan
Southern China Contact
Southern Region:
Guangdong、Guangxi、Fujian、Hainan、Hongkong、Macao、Taiwan
Western China Contact
Western Region:
Chongqing、Sichuan、Yunnan、Guizhou、Shaanxi、Gansu、Qinghai、Tibet、Ningxia、Xinjiang
Central China Contact
Central Region:
Hunan、Hubei、Anhui、Jiangxi