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Grey and Pink Kangaroos

As follow-on Rounds to the Intermediate Maths Challenge, the Grey and Pink Kangaroos are 60 minute, 25 multiple choice challenges.

Entry to the Grey and Pink Kangaroos is by invitation based on a qualfying IMC score, or by discretionary entry.
Several thousand UK-based students qualify from the IMC each year.
Open to UK schools only.

Time limit
60 minutes

£4 per entry,
sold individually

Age group
Grey Kangaroo:
England and Wales: Year 9 and below
Scotland: S2 or below
Northern Ireland: Year 10 or below

Pink Kangaroo:
England and Wales: Year 10 and 11
Scotland: S3 and S4
Northern Ireland: Year 11 or 12

Challenge Date
Thursday 21st March 2024

Paper Answer Sheets Upload Deadline:
Friday 22nd March at midnight

How it works


Register your school


Purchase entries


Sit challenge


Receive results

For full information on how to host the Grey and Pink Kangaroos please visit the Challenge Handbook.

Preparing for the challenge

We are delighted to be working with Dr Frost Maths to help teachers use UKMT past papers and problems in the classroom.

You can utilise UKMT past papers, solutions and investigations as preparation materials for your students. They are a great resource containing high-quality problems from previous years designed to encourage mathematical thinking.


The use of blank paper for rough working is allowed; squared paper, calculators and measuring instruments are forbidden.

Use a B or an HB non-propelling pencil. Mark at most one of the options A, B, C, D, E on the Answer Sheet for each question. Do not mark more than one option.

Do not expect to finish the whole paper in the time allowed. The questions in this paper have been arranged in approximate order of difficulty with the harder questions towards the end. You are not expected to complete all the questions during the time. You should bear this in mind when deciding which questions to tackle.

The questions on this paper are designed to challenge you to think, not to guess. You will gain more marks, and more satisfaction, by doing one question carefully than by guessing lots of answers. This paper is about solving interesting problems, not about lucky guessing.

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