Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC)
Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC)
The UK's most popular school Mathematical Challenges
Over 700,000 participants all over the world annually
Suitable for students in grade 12 and below
Up to 50%66% award ratio
Date: 5th October 2022 (Wednesday) 10:0011:30 (90mins)
Introduction
UKMT encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and influency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Among many mathematical challenges organized by UKMT, their biggest competitions 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.
The Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC) is for students in grade 12 and below. It focuses on the development of students' ability to fully mobilize logical thinking and use mathematical skills to solve problems accurately and fluently, with challenging and flexible questions that usually cover key high school mathematics knowledge such as geometry, number theory, permutation and combination, and a few algebraic and problem solving, as well as some other more challenging questions (not involving advanced mathematics), which greatly expands the mathematical horizons of the students. SMC is the assessment challenge before BMO.
Promotion & Planning
Planning
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Competition Rules
Language
English/Chinese
Date
5th October 2022 (Wednesday) 10:0011:30 (90mins)
Participants
A2/Grade 12 or below
Location
Paperbased in partnering school (online service application accepted)
Form
Individual written test, 25 multiple choice questions
Scoring System
Starting score 25 points, 4 points for correct answers, 1 point deducted for wrong answers
Awards
Topscoring 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 cutoff scores.

 Gold: the cutoff score in 2021 is 85+
 Silver: the cutoff score in 2021 is 66+
 Bronze: the cutoff score in 2021 is 49+
 Participation: for all participants
Registration Details
Fee
Includes the exam, grading, proctor fee, pastpapers, certificates.(ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)
Deadline
25th September 2022
FAQ
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.