Competition details for APMOPS 2024 Invitation Round (25 May 2024)

1    Date of Competition

        Saturday, 25 May 2024

2    Venue of Competition 

        Hwa Chong Institution (High School Section), Singapore


3     Eligibility

The top 50 participants in Round 1 of the local competition will be invited for the Invitation Round.

Up to top 10 participants from each overseas centre (subject to 1 invite for every 50 participants) will also be invited for the Invitation Round.

All participants must be primary school students in Primary 5 or 6 in Singapore schools.

For overseas centres with the school year commencing in June/July: Participants must be primary school students in Primary 5 or 6 or equivalent.

Overseas participants who had previously participated in APMOPS are not allowed to participate again.


4    Fees 

There will be no additional competition fees incurred.


5    Scoring and Duration of Competition Papers

The total marks for the paper will be 100 marks. There are 14 questions and the marks are allotted as follows:

-          Question 1 to 4:          4 marks each.

-          Question 5 to 8:          5 marks each.

-          Question 9 to 12:        6 marks each.

-          Question 13 and 14:    20 marks each.

No working is required for Questions 1 to 12. Marks will be awarded for the correct final answer.

For Question 13 and 14, all working must be clearly shown. Omission of essential steps will result in loss of marks. 

Scope of competition is the same as Round 1 paper but will be of higher difficulty and includes but is not limited to the following topics:

Duration of paper: 

The competition paper will last for 2 hours. 

6     Instructions for Participants

[a]  All participants must report for the competition in full school uniform. Those not wearing school uniform will not be allowed to take part.

[b]  All local participants must bring along their Student Identification Cards, or Bus concession cards. The identity of all overseas participants will be verified using their passports.

[c]  All participants must bring their own stationery.

[d] The use of calculators, mathematical sets or mathematical tables is NOT allowed during the competition.

7     Prizes

A total of 30 Individual Prizes will be awarded to the top 30 participants in the Invitation Round (APMOPS). The details of the prizes are as follows:

1st Prize: SGD$1000 and 1 medal

2nd Prize: SGD$800 and  1 medal

3rd Prize:  SGD$500 and 1 medal

4th - 5th Prize: SGD$300 and 1 medal each

6th - 10th Prize: $SGD100 and 1 medal each

11th - 30th Prize: 1 medal per award


Team Prizes will be awarded to the top three schools that are ranked according to the total score of their top three pupils in the APMOPS:

First Prize: 1 trophy, Kong Chian Challenge Trophy and SGD$1000 for the school

Second Prize: 1 trophy and SGD$500 for the school

Third Prize: 1 trophy and SGD$300 for the school

All prize winners must be in full school uniform to receive the prizes. The monetary prizes will be sent to the students via electronic means. 


8    Announcement of Winners

The winners of the Invitation Round will be announced on 25 May 2024 at the Prize Presentation Ceremony.