Singapore & Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO)

SASMO Overview

Started in 2006, SASMO is one of the largest math contests in Asia. SASMO has grown from 155 local participants in 2006 to more than 20, 000 participants from 19 countries in SASMO 2016.

The SASMO team with the support of Advisory Council is carefully developing papers which will touch on both school and Olympiad math. This allows students to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers. Participation of students in SASMO will help them to improve in school mathematics as well as Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS).

SASMO Benefits

  • Include both school and Olympiad Math thereby enhancing the thinking skills
  • Preparing the students to face higher level competition.

SASMO Test Format

SASMO is open to students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The duration of the test is 90 minutes for all grades. Paper contains 25 questions within 2 sections:


Type of question

Number of questions

Marks per question

Total Marks



Multiple Choice




No marks for unanswered question.

1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.






No penalty for wrong answers



to avoid negative scores, each student will begin with 15 points









Singapore School- there are two options to register

–  Option A (Manual Registration)

  • School will send the parent invitation letter to the parents to register
  • The parents will pay fees directly to school.
  • Teacher can download the registration form to fill in the student information. Completed form need to be submitted to .

–  Option B (Webform Registration)

  • SIMCC will create the SIMCC registration webform for the school and the parents can pay the fees ONLINE through credit card/debit card.
  • Teacher can email the queries relation to webform to and SIMCC marketing executive will get back to you.
  • School will send the invitation letter to the parents for registration. An automatic email can be configured to inform the school whenever someone register for the competition.
  • School can also login to our portal for the registration summary.

Private Candidate Registration

The students can register for the competition from SASMO portal

International Candidate Registration

Please contact your Country Partner. If you not able to find your country partner, please email at

Awards for students


Perfect Score Award- Perfect scorers will receive a Perfect Score Award and $100 voucher each, up to a maximum of $5000 for all the perfect scorers. If there are more than 50 perfect scorers, the $5000 will be divided among all the perfect scorers.

Top 40% of the students will receive an award certificate and a medal as below:

  • Gold Award: for top 8% of the students
  • Silver Award: for next 12% of the students
  • Bronze Award: for next 20% of the students


SASMO is open to students from primary to pre-university levels (approximately 7 to 18 years old). There are different categories for each level.

Schools typically register students for SASMO. Individual registration might be possible in some cases, but it’s best to check with your school or the official SASMO website for details.

The competition usually consists of multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions that test various mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills. It’s divided into different rounds, including a preliminary round, an individual round, and a team round.

SASMO covers a wide range of mathematical topics, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and number theory. Questions can vary in difficulty, challenging students at different skill levels.

Winners are determined based on their scores in the various rounds of the competition. Prizes are awarded to top-performing individuals and teams.

Participating in SASMO can help students develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a deeper understanding of mathematics. It also provides an opportunity for students to compete at a national and international level, potentially opening doors to further academic opportunities.

Yes, there are preparation materials available, including past exam papers, sample questions, and practice books. These resources can help students familiarize themselves with the format of the competition and practice solving similar types of problems.

There might be registration fees associated with participating in SASMO, which can vary depending on the country and the level of participation. Schools usually handle the registration process and fees.

You can visit the official SASMO website or contact the organizing committee for more information about the competition, registration details, and any other inquiries you may have.

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