Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (APMOPS)

Important Notices

27 March 2020: Due to the current development in COVID - 19 and MOE Announcement of cancellation of external activities till end of Term 2, SMOPS will be CANCELLED. Teachers of participating schools will be notified via email next week. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Overseas centres may continue with their Round 1 competition if their schedule allows them. Please liaise with our coordinators. (NEW)

25 March 2020: The date for Round 1 SMOPS has been finalised (if all goes well) on 6th April, 2020, Monday at the various primary schools.

19 March 2020: Due to the suspension of all afternoon activities for primary schools by MOE for 2 weeks, the SMOPS 2020 scheduled on 27th March will be postponed to a later date (to be confirmed by next week)

14 March 2020: APMOPS Round 1, scheduled on 28th March, for Malaysian schools will be posted to a later date as the MOE, Malaysia has suspended activities for all schools.


The Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (APMOPS), organised by Hwa Chong Institution, is an annual event that sets out to generate greater interest in Mathematics among pupils in primary schools and sharpening their problem-solving skills.

The Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary School (SMOPS) was inaugurated in 1990.

In 1993, Zi Qiang Investments Limited donated the Kong Chian Challenge Trophy in memory of the past Chairman of the Board of Management, the late Dato Lee Kong Chian, their mentor and our benefactor.

In 2002, SMOPS was renamed as APMOPS as it includes overseas centres from Asia Pacific countries.

Henceforth, there are two rounds of competition for APMOPS. The first round which is held in the respective local and overseas centres in early April. In Singapore, the first round of competition is still called the SMOPS, held in the premises of Hwa Chong Institution. Top scorers for the first round of competition from local and overseas centres will be invited to the Invitation Round of APMOPS held in the last week of the semestral school term in Singapore to compete for the top positions.


We have cancelled SMOPS 2020 and Invitation Round, APMOPS 2020 due to the escalating situation of COVID - 19. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Be safe, keep healthy and be kind.

Hwa Chong Institution will be organising the Asia-Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (APMOPS) 2020. Due to the situation of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , there will not be an invitation round this year.

The First Round competition will be held at various centres across the Asia-Pacific region. The competition for Singapore schools, known as the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (SMOPS) will be held on Monday, 6th April 2020 at the premises of the schools with participating students. (Updated, NEW)

The invitation round, known ssas APMOPS 2020, will be held at Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore, on 30th May 2020. (Cancelled)

We look forward to your active participation!

Please check back here for more updates on competition details.

SMOPS Online portal for registration of Singapore Participants:

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Our overseas centers include:

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Shanghai, Hainan
  • India
  • Indonesia: Jakarta, Surabaya
  • Macau
  • Malaysia: Johor (South Johor, Muar, Pontian, Kluang, Batu Pahat), Kuala Lumpur, Selangor (Petaling Jaya, Kelang), Penang, Perak (Ipoh), Kedah, Sarawak (Kuching, Sibu, Miri)
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand: Bangkok
  • The Philippines
  • Vietnam

Should you have any queries, please contact:

For Singapore schools:

Ms Ong Li Whee


Tel: 65709421 ext 2110

For overseas centres:

Mdm Cheong Sew Wa (Malaysia, Taiwan, Hainan and Shanghai centres)


Tel: +65 64665912

Ms Irene Lee (All other overseas centres)


Tel: +65 64665912