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: postponed to 18 July 2020 (in Malaysia) from 10.00am to 11.30am (See the available venue below)
National Award Ceremony Date: TBA (in Malaysia)
Registration Closing Date for Malaysia National Round: 1 July 2020
Participation Fee for Malaysia National Round: RM60
TOP 30% (percentile) will be awarded Gold (top 5% percentile), Silver (next 10%) and Bronze (next 15%). Awardees will be invited to attend the award ceremony during middle of June 2020. Venue to be confirmed.

Top 30% in the National Round will be invited to compete in Singapore on 5 & 6 Sept 2020. The participation is optional, if you are looking for more challenging competition among the best.
Fee: Singapore SGD$200 inclusive of Competition (5 Sept 2020), Award Ceremony and high-tea (6 Sept 2020)
Optional: Singapore SGD$50 for workshop on 5 Sept 2020 by the creator of ISMC

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For payment of RM60, please pay online to
- Company: Hallmark Education Sdn Bhd (1213381-H)
- Bank: Maybank
- Account Number: 5186 1700 4387

State Your Child Name in the transfer or payment slip. Send a copy to

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

Date & Time: 18 July 2020 from 10.00am to 11.30am. Registration start at 8.30am.
- Sri KDU Primary School, Kota Damansara, Selangor
- Australian International School Malaysia, The Mines, Selangor
- Taylor's International School, Puchong, Selangor
- Sri Tenby School, Setia Alam, Selangor
- REAL Schools, Johor Bahru, Johor
- PSDC (Penang Skills Development Centre), Bayan Lepas, Penang
- Jesselton International School, Kota Kinabalu
- SJK(C) Yuk Chin, Tawau
Other 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 & 2013 (we don't accept 2014)
  • 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 to 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 "If your school to participate" below
  • If students who wish to participate in the competition venue stated above, please select "Registration for Private Candidate" below. Only register when you are ready and pay within one day. 
  • 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
  • Sample past year papers will be available for students who registered and paid. The link will be available after 1 March 2020. Please write to to request the access. The login is unique and not for sharing.

If your school wish to participate, please register hefe

Registration for Private Candidate - for venues above (Payment to be made within 1 day)

Sample Papers & Syllabi
(Only for ISMC 2020 registered and paid students)

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