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Junior Mathematical Olympiad

A follow-on Round to the Junior Maths Challenge, the Junior Olympiad is a 2 hour Challenge consisting of 16 problems; 10 answer only questions in Section A and six Olympiad style questions in Section B. Entry to the Junior Olympiad is by invitation based on a qualifying JMC score, or by discretionary entry. Around 1,200 students qualify from the JMC each year.

Time limit
2 hours

£25 per discretionary
entry, sold as single entries

Age group
England, Wales and Overseas: Year 8 and below
Scotland: S2 or below
Northern Ireland: Year 9 or below

Deadline for Braille/Large Print paper order
Tuesday 20th May 2025

Competition Date
Tuesday 10th June 2025

Deadline for paper answer sheets upload
Wednesday 11th June 2025 (by midnight)

How it works


Register your school


Purchase entries


Sit challenge


Receive results

For full information on how to host the Junior Mathematical Olympiad 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.

Do not hand in rough work

Your answers should be fully simplified, and exact. They may contain symbols such as π, fractions, or square roots, if appropriate, but not decimal approximations.

Only answers are required to the questions in Section A.

For questions in Section B, you should give full written solutions, including mathematical reasons as to why your method is correct. Just stating an answer, even a correct one, will earn you very few marks; also, incomplete or poorly presented solutions will not receive full marks.

To accommodate candidates in other time zones, please do not discuss any aspect of the paper on the internet until 8am GMT on Thursday 13 June 2023. Candidates in time zones more than 5 hours ahead of GMT must sit the paper on Wednesday 12 June 2023 (as defined locally).

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Junior Mathematical Olympiad

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