International Singapore Maths Competition 2020

Students from around the world will again put on their thinking caps solving challenging problems. This will be a great learning experience for all! Aren't you excisted to take part?

ISMC 2020 registration for P2 to P6 is now open!

National Round Competition Date: 18 April 2020 (in Malaysia)
International Round Competition Date: Sept 2020 (in Singapore)
National Award Ceremony Date: Mid of June 2020 (in Malaysia)
Registration Closing Date for Malaysia National Round: 15 March 2020
Participation Fee for Malaysia National Round: RM60
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Payable online to
- Company: Hallmark Education Sdn Bhd (1213381-H)
- Bank: Maybank
- Account Number: 5186 1700 4387 

Candidates can take part in their school or the following private examination centres

Sri KDU Primary School, Kota Damansara, Selangor
Australian International School Malaysia, The Mines, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Taylor's International School, Puchong, Selangor
Setia Alam, Selangor
Johor Bahru, Johor
Kota Kinabalu
More Schools to be announced soon

The Rationale of ISMC

  • There is great enthusiasm among Primary students to compete in mathematics competitions. This is an extremely good sign for the progress of mathematics education. However, most mathematics competitions seem to be testing students' knowledge beyond the school syllabus and exposing what the students cannot do while a mathematics competition should actually be a platform to reveal what students can do!
  • ISMC aims to encourage the young students to compete at the international level. It also helps to identify best talents among students. Its syllabus is mainly common with the Singapore Maths (Primary) syllabus. Thus, students can take part in ISMC without advanced beyond-the-grade-level knowledge and marathon of special training trying to learn in hours all topics which are new and unfamiliar to them.

ISMC 2019 Competition Video

ISMC 2018 Competition Video

ISMC 2017 Result

ISMC 2018 Result

ISMC 2019 Result

Supported by

  • Approved by Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia under reference code KPM.600-8/27Jld7(21) dated 19 Nov 2019 (if you need a copy of the letter, please contact 012-3833218)
  • Singapore ISMC main organizer

Who can participate?

  • This competition is open to all students from government schools, private and international schools in Malaysia
  • Participates are encouraged to wear your school uniform during the competition day

Competition Format

  • Format is uniform across the levels: P2, P3, P4, P5, and P6. 
  • There are two languages - English only papers & Bilingual (English + Chinese) papers. Please choose the intended language for your paper 
  • Participants are asked to solve 25 problems in 90 minutes. Participants write their responses on an answer sheet. Questions are arranged in a way that the first ones are the easier ones, then the level of difficulty gradually increases so that the last questions are the more difficult ones. 
  • Participants for Level P5 & P6 are allowed to use calculator (any form) during the competition 
  • Participants are encouraged to bring along their own stationary

Competition Level

  • Level P2 for students born 2012 and younger (for example, 2013)
  • Level P3 for students born 2011 and younger 
  • Level P4 for students born 2010 and younger 
  • Level P5 for students born 2009 and younger 
  • Level P6 for students born 2006 and younger (for example, 2007 & 2008)

The students of lower levels can compete at higher level if they feel prepared for the level.

How We Mark?

  • 2 marks each are contained by Questions 1-10
  • 4 marks each by Questions 11-20
  • 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 marks each by Questions 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 respectively
  • Total score of 100
  • If a participant leaves a question unanswered, that question will be marked '0'. There is no penalty/deduction for wrong answer
  • Please write all your answers on the Answer Sheet supplied together with the question papers. Answers in the question papers will not be marked


  • During National Round, individual TOP 30% Scorers based on MALAYSIA ranking will receive Gold (top 5%), Silver (next 10%) and Bronze (next 15%) awards. Others will each get a Certificate of Participation.
  • The top 30% National Scorers will be invited to participate in International Round on September 2020, in Singapore. Details to be released after the National Round.

How to register?

  • If you are school teacher, and would like to register for your school so your students can take part in the school, please select "School Registration" button below
  • If you or your child would like to participate, but your school is not participating, please select "Student Registration" button below 
  • You can also email by stating the following details: Parent name/ email/ mobile number, student name/ school/ Date of Birth and the current town/ state location if you need to know more 
  • Student competition level in ISMC 2020 will be based on his/her BIRTH YEAR
  • Registration fee is RM60 per student
  • A copy of the bank transaction report must be forwarded to or WhatsApp to 012-3833218 and stating name of the participant and date of birth

School Registration

Student Registration

Sample Papers & Syllabi

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