United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT)

The UK's most popular school Mathematical Challenges

Over 700,000 participants all over the world annually

Three levels suitable for different age groups

Up to 50%-66% award ratio

Introduction

The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) was founded in 1996 and stands as a registered charity, whose charitable aim is to advance the education of young people in mathematics by offering a wide range of national-level competitions and activities for students from 11 to 18 years old in the UK.

UKMT encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Among many mathematical challenges organized by UKMT, their biggest challenges are the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Mathematical Challenge(JMC/IMC/SMC), which have over 700,000 entries from 6,000 schools each year, and are the UK's most popular school Mathematical Challenges. To recognize the highest performers in the Challenge, UKMT Mathematical Challenges award the top-scoring 50%-66% (JMC/IMC with 50%, SMC with 66%) of participants Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. Chinese students will be given awards based on UK cut-off.

In December 2021, the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) officially authorized ASDAN China to administer UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

Senior
Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC)
Intermediate
Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC)
Junior
Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)

Rules

Difficulty Qualification Format Date
Senior Mathematical

Challenge (SMC) 

A2/Grade 12 or below 25 multiple choice questions November
Intermediate

Mathematical Challenge (IMC)

GS/Grade 10 or below 25 multiple choice questions February 4, 2022 (Friday), 10:00-11:00 am(60mins)
Junior Mathematical

Challenge (JMC)

Grade 7 or below 25 multiple choice questions April 29, 2022 (Friday),

17:00-18:00 pm(60mins) 

 

Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC)

  • ○ Language: English and Chinese
  • ○ Date: November
  • ○ Deadline: To be determined
  • ○ Location: Exam centers across China / Online (computer with camera and mobile device are required)
  • ○ Qualification: A2/Grade 12 or below
  • ○ Format: Individual written test, 25 multiple choice questions
  • ○ Marking Scheme: Starting score 25 points, 4 points for correct answers, 1 point deducted for wrong answers
  • ○ Award: Top-scoring 66% of participants will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze in the ratio 1:2:3. Participants in China will be judged based on the UK cut-off scores.

Gold

the cut-off score in 2020 is 91+

Silver

the cut-off score in 2020 is 73+

Bronze

the cut-off score in 2020 is 59+

Participation

for all participants

Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC)

  • ○ Language: English and Chinese
  • ○ Date: February 4, 2022 (Friday), 10:00-11:00 am (60mins)
  • ○ Deadline: January 21, 2022
  • ○ Location: Online(computer with camera and mobile device are required)
  • ○ Qualification: GS/Grade 10 or below
  • ○ Format: Individual written test, 25 multiple choice questions
  • ○ Marking Scheme: 5 points for 1-15; 6 points for 16-25. For questions 1-15, 0 point deducted for wrong answers; for 16-20 questions, 1 points deducted for wrong answers; for 21-25 questions, 2 points deducted for wrong answers. For questions 1-25, no point deducted for blank answers
  • ○ Award: Top-scoring 50% of participants will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze in the ratio 1:2:3. Participants in China will be judged based on the UK cut-off scores.

Gold

the cut-off score in 2021 is 86+

Silver

the cut-off score in 2021 is 68+

Bronze

the cut-off score in 2021 is 55+

Participation

for all participants

Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)

  • ○ Language: English and Chinese
  • ○ Date: April 29, 2022 (Friday), 17:00-18:00 pm(60mins)
  • ○ Deadline: April 18, 2022
  • ○ Location: Exam centers across China / Online(computer with camera and mobile device are required)
  • ○ Qualification: Grade 7 or below
  • ○ Format: Individual written test, 25 multiple choice questions
  • ○ Marking Scheme: 5 points for 1-15; 6 points for 16-25; 0 points for wrong answer.
  • ○ Award: Top-scoring 50% of participants will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze in the ratio 1:2:3. Participants in China will be judged based on the UK cut-off scores.

Gold

the cut-off score in 2022 is 84+

Silver

the cut-off score in 2022 is 66+

Bronze

the cut-off score in 2022 is 52+

Participation

students not among the high scorers

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/

FAQ

1. 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.

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