The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25 question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
These competitions are administered on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad
Registration Deadlines and Competition Date
- AMC 10/12 B Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 01, 2019
- AMC 10/12 B Regular Registration Deadline: January 26, 2019
- AMC 10/12 B Late Registration Deadline: January 29, 2019
- AMC 10/12 B Mock Test Date: February 6, 2019 (8:00am, GMT+1).
- AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: February 14, 2019 (8:00am, GMT+1).
- This year’s AMC 10/12 B exams will take place on FEBRUARY 14, 8:00am (GMT+1).
- All registered students are required to take a mock test on FEBRUARY 6th, 2019 at the same time.
- The exam will be given in English.
- While students are taking the test, their screen and environment will be audio-video taped for security of the exam. You will be provided license to the necessary software. However, exam computers must be equipped with webcams (audio and video) for this procedure.
- Testing instances without a proper recording are going to be deemed not valid. No refund will be provided for this.
What is the MAA AMC Program?
The Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society. The MAA American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and accompanying curriculum materials that develop problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.
What are the AMC 10 and AMC 12?
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are school-based, 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to develop students’ problem-solving skills and interest in mathematics.
FQCs for the AMC 10-12
- What material is covered on the AMC 10 and 12?
- The AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grades 9 and 10. The AMC 10 assumes knowledge of elementary algebra; basic geometry knowledge including the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas; elementary number theory; and elementary probability. What are excluded are trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school mathematics curriculum including the above as well as trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry but excludes calculus.
- Who is eligible to take the AMC 10 and the AMC 12?
- Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
- When are official scores and reports released for the AMC 10 and 12?
- It takes approximately three weeks from the competition date to score and report the AMC 10 and AMC 12 answer forms. Results are included in The AMC Toolkit: Results and Resources for Competition Managers link sent electronically. The AMC office will send the results link by email as soon as the answer forms are scored. If you have not received your results in a digital report via email from the AMC program within 30 days after competition dates, please contact AMC to verify that your answer forms were in fact received. The AMC Toolkit: Results and Resources for Competition Managers is emailed to the competition manager whose email is listed on the registration form used to order the competition.