ISMC 2023

About the Competition

Are you ready to take your math skills to the next level? Join the International Singapore Mathematics Competition (ISMC) and discover the world of Singapore Maths – a proven pathway to mathematical excellence.

The term ‘Singapore Maths’ was coined decades ago when the international community started to take notice of the robustness of our Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework – the five inter-related components of concepts, skills, processes, attitudes, and metacognition underpinning the central focus of mathematical problem-solving competency development, especially when Singapore started being ranked consistently among the top in the world in international competitions.

Marshall Cavendish Education and Learner’s Connections Pte Ltd jointly launch the 8th International Singapore Mathematics Competition 2023, inviting Grades 2 - 6 students from all over the world to participate in this unique global maths competition based upon Singapore Maths methodology!

Master Math

Master Mathematics Skills

Sharpen your mathematical problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.
Ignite Learning

Ignite the Joy of Learning

Create excitement and enthusiasm in Maths among the international community of primary school students.

Prestige and Recognition

Add this prestigious achievement record to your portfolio which opens new scholarship and internship opportunities.

Competition Categories

Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6

Regional Round

Competition Timeline

Registration 1 November 2023 onwards
Competition 1 June 2024
Results Announcement July 2024 (TBC)

The Global Round of ISMC will be held physically in Singapore in June 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Format and Duration

Section A: Multiple Choice Questions
Questions 1 to 5 (2 marks each)
Questions 6 to 10 (3 marks each)
Questions 11 to 20 (4 marks each)

Section B: Short Questions

Section C: Problem Solving Questions
Questions 21 to 25 (4 marks each)
Questions 26 to 28 (5 marks each)

Duration: 1.5 hours
Mode: Online
Format: 28 Questions

There is no penalty or deduction for any wrong answer


Topics and Weightage

Grade 2

Numbers: 30%
Fractions: 20%
Measurement: 20%
Geometry: 15%
Statistics: 15%

Grade 3

Numbers: 30%
Fractions: 20%
Measurement: 15%
Area & Perimeter: 15%
Geometry: 10%
Statistics: 10%

Grade 4

Numbers: 25%
Fractions: 15%
Measurement: 14%
Area & Perimeter: 14%
Geometry: 14%
Statistics: 8%

Grade 5

Numbers: 8%
Fractions & Decimals: 14%
Ratio: 15%
Measurement: 25%
Geometry: 15%
Statistics: 8%

Note: Calculators are allowed.

Grade 6

Numbers, Fractions
& Decimals: 20%
Percentage: 9%
Ratio: 9%
Measurement (P.A,V.M): 25%
Rate & Speed: 9%
Statistics: 8%

Note: Calculators are allowed.


You may wish to refer to the current Singapore Mathematics Syllabus for these levels:


Competition Entry Fee: SGD 30

You will receive a confirmation email from Kalodu via your registered email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your junk or spam mail folder.


Awards & Prizes

Regional Round

Gold / Silver / Bronze Award

  • Top students will be awarded a Gold / Silver / Bronze medal and certificate.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all other students.

Global Round

Global Champion

The top student of the competition will be awarded a trophy.

Top Country Winners

Top winners from each participating country will be awarded a trophy.

All remaining contestants will be awarded a medal.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all students.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are calculators allowed?

  • Calculators are allowed only for Grades 5 & 6 students for the ISMC regional round.

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Terms and Conditions

  1. Marshall Cavendish Education is the organiser of the International Singapore Maths Competition (ISMC).
  2. All information shared to us will follow Marshall Cavendish Education's data protection and privacy statements.
  3. Winners will be informed via email or social media messenger depending on the information given.
  4. Winners will be selected by the Organiser's panel of judges and the decision is final.
  5. All submissions for the competition are at the risk of the Contestant and in the event that there are technical difficulties experienced arising out of the internet or from any associated equipment or internet security is compromised, the Organiser may at its sole and absolute discretion disqualify the entire entry and shall not accept any liability doing so.
  6. The prize is as stated and is non-transferable and not-for-sale. No cash alternatives will be offered. If due to circumstances beyond the Organiser’s control, the Organiser is unable to provide the stated prize or any part thereof, the Organiser reserves the right to substitute the prize with an item of equal or greater value, to be determined at the Organisers’ sole discretion.
  7. Late submission will be automatically void.
  8. The registration / competition fee is non-refundable or exchangeable for products or services.
  9. The Organiser reserves the rights to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.


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