Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)

The UK's most popular school Mathematical Challenges

Over 700,000 participants all over the world annually

Suitable for students in grade 7 and below

Up to 50%-66% award ratio


UKMT encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and influence 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 students from 6,000 schools each year, and are the UK's most popular school Mathematical Challenges.
The Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC) is based on the knowledge learned in the classroom, allowing students to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems in a novel way. Most questions are easy for primary and secondary school students, but there are still some challenging questions designed to develop students' critical thinking and mathematical reasoning skills, to stimulate their enthusiasm for learning mathematics and to enjoy solving puzzles.
The Junior Mathematical Olympiad (JMO) is an advanced challenge to JMC, but with no promotion relationship. JMO encourages students to improve their mathematical reasoning skills, refine their logical thinking and acquire higher mathematical skills.

Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)
Junior Mathematical Olympiad (JMO)

Promotion & Planning





Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)

  • ○ Language: English/Chinese
  • ○ Date: Apr. 26, 2024 (Fri.) 17:00-18:00 (60mins)
  • ○ Deadline: Apr. 15, 2024
  • ○ Location: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)
  • ○ 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 point for incorrect 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.


the cut-off score in 2023 is 82+


the cut-off score in 2023 is 66+


the cut-off score in 2023 is 52+


students not among the high scorers

Junior Mathematical Olympiad (JMO)

  • ○ Language: English/Chinese
  • ○ Date: Jun. 12, 2024 (Wed.) 17:00-19:00 (120mins)
  • ○ Deadline: Jun. 2, 2024
  • ○ Location: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)
  • ○ Qualification: JMC Winners
  • ○ Format: Individual written test, 16 problems
  • • Section A: 10 fill-in-the-blank questions. Only answers are required to the problems in Section A.
  • • Section B: 6 answer questions. Full written solutions are required for problems in Section B.
  • ○ Marking Scheme: Each question in Section A is worth 1 point, each question in Section B is worth up to 10 points. Answers in Section B can be awarded partial marks depending on on the clarity of the participants Mathematical presentation. Answers left blank will be marked as 0.
  • ○ AwardUnwinners will receive a Certificate of Qualification or Participation. The medal-awarding score is the total score on the Section B problems.

Certificate of Distinction

the cut-off score in 2022 is 29+

Certificate of Merit

the cut-off score in 2022 is 16+


the cut-off score in 2022 is 48+


the cut-off score in 2022 is 41+


the cut-off score in 2022 is 34+

Registration Details


Includes the exam, grading, proctor fee, past-papers, certificates.(ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)


JMC: Apr. 15, 2024
JMO: Jun. 2, 2024

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship







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/


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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