Competition Guidelines

In light of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of candidates, SEAMO is providing an Online Examination option in support of countries that are worst affected. We are committed to delivering an exam that not only protects the wellbeing of students and teachers, but one that is equitable, stringent and upholds the integrity of the competition.

Who Should Join?
  • Is the competition suitable for my child?

    Math Olympiad is the highest form of creative thinking and logical reasoning. It trains students to develop critical thinking skills that is required to excel in school and in the workplace.

    As only 50-60% of Math Olympiad concepts are taught as part of the school curriculum, students are encouraged to expose themselves to Math Olympiad lessons or practice material before joining the competition.

    This form of mathematics is suitable for students who are interested in expanding their mathematical knowledge beyond the school syllabus or building up their portfolio to secure scholarships or seats in top schools.

  • Which Paper will my child sit for?

    SEAMO caters to students aged 7 to 18 years.

    Students should indicate their academic grade level at the time of registration. The SEAMO Portal will allocate students to their respective papers automatically.

  • Does SEAMO provide training for my child?

    All Candidates are welcome to learn with us in SEAMO's Math Mastery Online Series (MMOS). This is a FREE Math Olympiad training course conducted by Coaches at Terry Chew Academy aimed at preparing students in all 18 countries for the upcoming SEAMO competition. The MMOS classes will be streamed LIVE on Facebook and caters to candidates sitting for Papers A through F. To enrol, simply Click Here and LIKE our facebook page.

    Registered Candidates may login to the SEAMO Portal to download a copy of SEAMO's past competition paper with answer key for practice purposes. Registered Candidates will also be given unlimited online practice by logging in to the SEAMO portal and clicking "Online Practice".

    Candidates may also refer to the SEAMO past-paper book series with solutions for extra practice.

  • Got a Question?

    If your question has not been addressed, Drop Us A Message!

    All pertinent questions will be added to this FAQ page. We appreciate your contribution!

Registration Procedure
  • I have two children. Do I need to create two different accounts?

    No. You may add multiple children in the registration form. You may link your children's accounts to your Parent Account to manage them.

    Parents may monitor their child's performance without the need to login to the candidate's account.

  • Must I spell my name in full?

    Yes. Your Full Name and School Name will be printed on your certificate.

    Please ensure there are no errors in the spelling.

  • Must I provide my email address?

    Yes. Every account created in the SEAMO Portal will be verified via email. You are unable to access practice material and other important documents if you are not logged in.

    Latest Updates such as release of results and instructions to collect your awards will also be sent via email.

  • Must I provide my mailing address?

    This is not necessary if you have registered through your school and will sit for the exam within your school premises.

    Candidates who are sitting for the exam in a different school should provide the correct mailing address - your awards may be sent to you via post.

  • Must I provide my contact number?

    This is not necessary for candidates who are sitting for the qualifying round in their own country.

    A contact number is compulsory for those who qualify for the Global Round (SEAMO X) for security purposes.

  • What is a Hall Ticket?

    Once your registration is complete and payment is made, a Hall Ticket will be sent to you via email.

    Students are required to print and bring along the Hall Ticket on the day of the examination. Your Candidate No. is stated in the Hall Ticket and is used for marking purposes.

  • Got a Question?

    If your question has not been addressed, Drop Us A Message!

    All pertinent questions will be added to this FAQ page. We appreciate your contribution!

Fees and Payment
  • To whom should I pay registration fees?

    An invoice with payment instructions will be sent to you via email upon registration. Simply follow the steps to make payment.

  • What are the fees?

    Fees differ based on currency conversion in each country. You may refer to the invoice for clarification.

  • Are there additional fees?

    No. Once the Hall Ticket is sent to you, your registration is confirmed and no further payment is required.

  • How will i receive payment acknowledgement?

    A Hall Ticket will be sent to you as proof of entry to the exam.

  • Got a Question?

    If your question has not been addressed, Drop Us A Message!

    All pertinent questions will be added to this FAQ page. We appreciate your contribution!

Exam Administration
  • Registration Package

    Each registered SEAMO candidate will be entitled to:

    • SEAMO Portal Login
    • Examination Entry
    • Unlimited Practice Portal (Online)
    • Past 1-Year Questions and Solutions (PDF)
    • Math Mastery Online Series training course (FREE)

    Parents and Teachers may create an account in the SEAMO Portal to monitor Candidates' progress and perform administrative functions.

  • Mark Allocation
    SEAMO Exam Marking Scheme
  • Ranking and Results

    Candidates will be ranked by Grade Level (not paper category) within their country.
    Results displayed:

    • Award
    • Local Rank
    • Local Percentile

    Global Rank and Global Percentile applies to SEAMO X Candidates only.

  • Online Examination Procedure
    • Candidates login to the SEAMO Portal
    • Candidates may attempt a mock exam in their own time
    • Candidates start the exam at the set time
    • Candidates submit their answers instantly

    Candidates will be allowed an unlimited number of attempts of the SEAMO mock exam to familiarise themselves with the examination platform.
  • Online Examination Security

    Academic Misconduct
    This policy sets out the process and procedures for identifying, investigating and responding to incidents of Academic Misconduct by candidates who have enrolled in the SEAMO Online Examination.

    Identification Verification
    Each Candidate is required to use a device with a working camera. The webcam will capture video recordings periodically throughout the exam. SEAMO will review these recordings to determine whether or not a candidate has adhered to the Exam rules and regulations.

    Built-In Safeguards
    The examination platform is equipped with the following functionalities:
    • Time Zone detection via geolocation
    • Countdown Timer from start to end
    • Exit Fullscreen triggers auto-submit
    • Autosave upon loss of internet connection

    Data Forensics
    A variety of data points will be captured before, during and after the exam and analysed. Exam responses or patterns of behaviour that are identified as statistical anomalies may place the candidate's results under review.

    Randomisation of Question Sequence
    The order in which questions are presented to each candidate within the exam will be randomised.

Awards
  • How are winners decided?

    Candidates are ranked within their own academic level. Candidates of a higher grade level will not be ranked against candidates of a lower grade level.

    Award Percentile Description Prizes
    Gold 92nd and above Candidates who scored the same as or higher than 92% of participants. Medal and Certificate
    Silver Less than 92nd but greater or equal to 80th Candidates who scored less than 92% but the same as or higher than 80% of participants. Medal and Certificate
    Bronze Less than 80th but greater or equal to 60th Candidates who scored less than 80% but the same as or higher than 60% of participants. Medal and Certificate
    Participation Below 60th Candidates who scored lower than 60% of participants. Certificate of Participation

  • Who is eligible for SEAMO X?

    SEAMO X is the international round where SEAMO top performing candidates represent their country on the global stage. There are two (2) different categories in this round of the competition. Candidates in the Competitive category and Non-competitive category will be ranked separately.

    SEAMO X Competitive Category
    All candidates who were awarded the GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE awards are eligible to participate i.e. candidates ranked in the 60th Percentile or higher.

    SEAMO X Non-competitive Category
    All candidates who were awarded the Certificate of Participation are eligible to participate i.e. candidates ranked lower than the 60th Percentile.

  • Can my award be used for entry into top schools?

    SEAMO recognises all its medal winners and will support their application for entry into top schools. Apart from Medals and Certificates, SEAMO X top performers will receive a Letter of Recommendation, which serves as an endorsement by our Chief Examiner Mr Terry Chew.

  • Got a Question?

    If your question has not been addressed, Drop Us A Message!

    All pertinent questions will be added to this FAQ page. We appreciate your contribution!

Who Should Join?
  • Eligibility

    SEAMO Award Winners (Top 40%) will be registered as Competitive Participants in SEAMO X.
    Candidates who did not win a medal in SEAMO will be registered as Non-Competitive Participants in SEAMO X.

  • Got a Question?

    If your question has not been addressed, Drop Us A Message!

    All pertinent questions will be added to this FAQ page. We appreciate your contribution!

Exam Administration
  • Registration Package

    Each registered SEAMO candidate will be entitled to:

    • SEAMO Portal Login
    • Examination Entry
    • Unlimited Practice Portal (Online)
    • Past 1-Year Questions and Solutions (PDF)
    • Math Mastery Online Series training course (FREE)

    Parents and Teachers may create an account in the SEAMO Portal to monitor Candidates' progress and perform administrative functions.

  • Mark Allocation
    SEAMO X Marking Scheme
  • Ranking and Results

    Candidates will be ranked by Grade Level (not paper category) against all international candidates.
    Results displayed:

    • Award
    • Global Rank
    • Global Percentile

  • Awards
    Competitive Category
    Legendary Gold Silver Bronze Merit
    Winners of SEAMO X Gold Award for three (3) consecutive years.

    Trophy & Certificate
    Top 8%

    Medal & Certificate
    Next 12%

    Medal & Certificate
    Next 20%

    Medal & Certificate
    Next 60%

    Medal & Certificate
    Non-competitive Category

    The Credit Medal and Certificate will be presented to each candidate in this group.

  • Online Examination Procedure
    • Candidates login to the SEAMO Portal
    • Candidates may attempt a mock exam in their own time
    • Candidates start the exam at the set time
    • Candidates submit their answers instantly

    Candidates will be allowed an unlimited number of attempts of the SEAMO mock exam to familiarise themselves with the examination platform.
  • Online Examination Security

    Academic Misconduct
    This policy sets out the process and procedures for identifying, investigating and responding to incidents of Academic Misconduct by candidates who have enrolled in the SEAMO Online Examination.

    Identification Verification
    Each Candidate is required to use a device with a working camera. The webcam will capture video recordings periodically throughout the exam. SEAMO will review these recordings to determine whether or not a candidate has adhered to the Exam rules and regulations.

    Built-In Safeguards
    The examination platform is equipped with the following functionalities:
    • Time Zone detection via geolocation
    • Countdown Timer from start to end
    • Exit Fullscreen triggers auto-submit
    • Autosave upon loss of internet connection

    Data Forensics
    A variety of data points will be captured before, during and after the exam and analysed. Exam responses or patterns of behaviour that are identified as statistical anomalies may place the candidate's results under review.

    Randomisation of Question Sequence
    The order in which questions are presented to each candidate within the exam will be randomised.

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Terry Chew B.Sc. is the first author in Singapore to publish a Maths Olympiad workbook series since 2007. The series 'Unleash the Maths Olympian in You!' is still being used as the Gold-Standard across Southeast Asia today. He is also the author of 'Wicked Mathematics', which helps mainstream maths students achieve an A* for the PSLE by equipping them with essential problem-solving strategies and tools in 28 lessons. His books are used in over 8 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines and the USA) and translated into over 3 languages. He also appears in international media due to his unique teaching methodology – The RA*CE Framework.

The Singapore Maths curriculum places a strong emphasis on Critical Thinking Skills as part of its 21st Century Core Competencies. Students must be able to make connections and think outside the box in order to be successful in school and in the workplace.

With a strong and proven critical thinking training process that is specifically targeted at mathematical problem-solving, TCA has become a highly acclaimed Mathematics Training Centre with its curriculum and teaching framework adopted in Asia, Europe and the USA. Thousands of TCA students in Singapore and overseas have achieved high distinctions in school examinations and international Maths Olympiad competitions.

The RA*CE framework is integrated into our curriculum and focuses on strong concepts and critical thinking in mathematical problem-solving. Surpassing the average Math tuition centre in Singapore, TCA has helped hundreds of students Secure an A* for PSLE and achieve distinctions in RIPMWC and other prestigious Maths Olympiad competitions.

Our Achievements

Since 2014, 95% of our students have achieved a 2-grade improvement in Mainstream Maths and at least 60% winning rate in Maths Olympiad.

The RA*CE Framework

The teaching methodology developed by Mr Terry Chew over 12 years of extensive research used to help our students maximise their results.

Top Students

SEAMO Winners have went on to secure seats in top schools in Singapore and other prestigious institutions around the world.