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Junior Mathematical Olympiad Awards


Scoring rules for the Junior Mathematical Olympiad are as follows:

  • 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

Awards and Thresholds

Certificates are awarded based on the total score of Section A and Section B. The top-scoring 25% of participants will receive a Certificate of Distinction, the next top 40% will receive a Certificate of Merit. The remaining students will receive either a certificate of qualification or participation depending on their entry route.

Medals are awarded based on the total score of Section B only. Each of the top 40 scorers receive a gold medal, the next 60 a silver medal and the next 100 a bronze medal. All medalists will also receive a book prize.

The 2023 award thresholds were:

Gold: 51+

Silver: 44+

Bronze: 36+

Distinction: 36+

Merit: 21+

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