Competition details for SMOPS 2021

(APMOPS Round 1 for Singapore Schools)

(The information below is meant for participants from Singapore schools only)

1. Date of Competition

15th April 2021 (Thursday)

2. Venues

Individual schools of participating students

3. Schedule

Competition should start in the afternoons after school curriculum hours.

4. Eligibility

SMOPS

All Primary 6 students in Singapore schools.

Junior SMOPS

All Primary 5 students in Singapore schools. Limited to 10 students per school.

5. Round 1 Competition Paper

The total mark for the competition paper will be 150 marks, which are allotted as follows

Questions 1 to 10: 4 marks each

Questions 11 to 20: 5 marks each

Questions 21 to 30: 6 marks each

There will be no deduction of marks for error or omissions. Marks will be awarded for correct answers only. There is no difference in the paper for participants of Junior SMOPS and SMOPS.

The duration of the competition is 2 hours.

Scope of competition includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Arithmetic and Algebra

  • Number Theory

  • Geometry

  • Combinatorics and Counting Principles

  • Number Pattern and Puzzle

  • Word Problems

  • Logic Problems

6. Instructions for Participants

a) All participants must have their own mobile devices/laptop/desktop with internet connection (via School Wi-Fi or mobile network).

b) Login details (userid and password) will be given to the participants by their teachers before the competition.

c) Read the instructions carefully on the screen before you start.

d) There will be a timer on the individual participant to show the time remaining for the competition.

e) After the competition, please log out of the site.

f) The use of calculators, mathematical sets or mathematical tables is not allowed during the competition.

g) Participants who are late will not be allowed to take part in the competition.

7. Prizes

Individual Prizes

a) Individual winners will qualify for the following awards:

i) Platinum Award and plaques will be awarded to the top 1.5% participants with exceptionally outstanding performance that meets the minimum requirements set by the judges.

ii) Gold Award will be awarded to the next 2.5% of the field.

iii) Silver Award will be awarded to the next 6% of the field, and

iv) Bronze Award will be awarded to the subsequent 10% of the field.

v) Others will receive a e-certificate of participation.

b) 20 Individual Prizes will be awarded to the top 20 participants (including participants in Junior SMOPS):

The details of the prizes are as follows:

      • 1st Prize: $500 and 1 plaque

      • 2nd Prize: $400 and 1 plaque

      • 3rd Prize: $300 and 1 plaque

      • 4th-10th Prize: $200 and 1 plaque

      • 11th-20th Prize: $100 and 1 plaque

In addition, Five Honourable Mention Awards, the prize of which will be a plaque each, will also be awarded to five outstanding participants.

c) Individual winners for Junior SMOPS:

i) Platinum Award and plaques will be awarded to the top 1.5% Junior SMOPS participants with exceptionally outstanding performance that meets the minimum requirements set by the judges.

ii) Gold Award will be awarded to the next 2.5% of the field.

iii) Silver Award will be awarded to the next 6% of the field, and

iv) Bronze Award will be awarded to the subsequent 10% of the field.

v) Others will receive a e-certificate of participation.

Team Prizes

Three 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 SMOPS or Junior SMOPS.

Three Honourable Mention Team Awards, the prizes of which are a plaque for each top three scorers and one trophy for the school, will also be awarded to three outstanding schools.

The Champion School shall keep the Kong Chian Challenge Trophy and shall return it to Hwa Chong Institution for the next competition. The Challenge Trophy shall be kept permanently by the school, which emerges champion in three consecutive Olympiads.

8. Announcement of Winners

a) Results of the SMOPS 2021 will be posted on the website apmops.hci.edu.sg/results by 1st May 2021.

b) The top 4% participants, or the top 120 participants, whichever is lower, will be invited to compete in the Invitation Round on 29th May 2021 (pending COVID-19 situation). Junior SMOPS participants will be invited if they fall within the top 4%.

c) There will not be a separate junior category in the Invitation Round. (Cancelled due to the development of COVID-19 )

9. Registration

a) The registration fee per student is $40/- [inclusive of GST] and registration opens from 12th January 2021 until 19th February 2021. Strictly no submissions will be allowed after 19th February 2021.

b) Registration will be done strictly via an online portal: https://registration.hci.hk.cn/. The userid and password for the portal will be emailed to the teachers-in-charge. Teachers-in-charge may change the password at the first login. Teachers-in-charge may also click on forget password to have the login details resend to you.

c) Registration is to be carried out by downloading and filling in the stipulated excel worksheet (downloadable from the APMOPS Portal: to be updated). Please indicate clearly in the form whether the student is taking part in SMOPS or HCIC or both.

Kindly batch upload the completed excel worksheet to APMOPS Portal on or before 19th February 2021.

Teachers-in-charge may view the registered participants from the portal.

Teachers in-charge may view, edit, add or delete the participants of their own schools at the online portal.

Registration will close on 19th February 2021. No editing or deletion will be allowed after this date.

d) Payment will be made only after the competition. Schools will be invoiced based on the actual number of participants for the competition.

i. E-invoice will be sent via the IFAAS system after the competition. Payment must be paid via IFAAS or Cheque and should be made within two weeks after receiving the E-invoice from Hwa Chong Institution.

ii. Payment by cheque should be made by using only ONE cheque for the registration fee of all the participants. The cheque should be addressed to 'Hwa Chong Institution'. Please indicate 'SMOPS 2021', e-invoice number, name of your school and number of participants behind the cheque.

iii. Payment by IFAAS should indicate the HCI AGD Vendor id: 'MOE 0101022' correctly.

iv. Only 1 invoice will be provided per school for registration with SMOPS or HCIC.

e) All correspondance should be sent to:

SMOPS

Hwa Chong Institution

(High School Section)

661 Bukit Timah Road

Singapore 269734

e) Like the APMOPS Facebook page to receive notification and updates on APMOPS at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAPMOPS

10. Closing Date

All registrations will be closed on 19th February 2021. No submission will be allowed after this date.

11. Certificate

All e-certificates will be sent according to the names submitted during registration. Teachers-in-charge are requested to forward the e-certificates to their students.

12. Enquiries

Please direct all queries to our Administrative Officer, Ms Ong Li Whee.

Phone number: 6570 9421 ext 2110

Fax number: 6468 1063

Email address: smops@hci.edu.sg

13. Posters for APMOPS 2021

A soft copy of the APMOPS 2021 poster can be downloaded from the registration portal or APMOPS Website: https://apmops.hci.edu.sg/ for display and distribution purposes.

14. Competition URL

This is the URL to access the competition: https://apmops.hci.com.sg/

Summary of Important Dates