Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Stevens Mathematical Olympiad.

Event Information

1. What is the Stevens Mathematical Olympiad?

The Stevens Mathematical Olympiad is a free mathematics competition for students in grades 3-12 that entails solving mathematical and logical problems, as well as demonstrating the joy and excitement of mathematics.

The Math Olympiad has the following goals:

  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics

  • To introduce important mathematical concepts to students

  • To strengthen mathematical intuition and creativity

2. When is the Stevens Mathematical Olympiad?

The Stevens Math Olympiad is typically held annually in mid- to late May. The 2024 Stevens Math Olympiad took place on Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, NJ.

3. How do I register?

Depending on the time of year, interested participants should visit the Stevens Mathematical Olympiad home page to indicate their interest or register for the Stevens Math Olympiad.  

4. What does registration include? 

Registration consists of completing the Math Olympiad registration form, which includes signing the required consent release form. A separate registration form is required for each participant. 

The registration form is an online form through DocuSign. Registrants should have an active internet connection and enter contact information (email, mobile phone number) so that the Math Olympiad planning committee can communicate event updates. 

All participants are required to register for the Math Olympiad in advance of the event. Day of registration will not be accepted.  


Test Information

1. How is the test administered?

Registered participants are assigned a classroom and complete the exam on the Stevens campus in Hoboken, NJ.

2. When does testing begin and end?

Testing begins at 10 a.m. for participants in grades 3-8. Testing begins at 10:30 a.m. for participants in grades 9-12. Participants have until 12:30 p.m. to complete the test; however, the amount of time it takes a participant to finish the test will vary.

3. What is the format of the test?

Students are offered 15 problems to solve in five divisions: grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8, grades 9-10 and grades 11-12. Problems typically increase in difficulty from question 1 to question 15.

4. What types of questions are on the test?

The Math Olympiad exam features 15 questions. Sample problems from past Stevens Math Olympiads and additional preparation resources are available on our How to Prepare page.

5. Can I ask for help during the test?

Students are encouraged to work as independently as possible. Volunteers are available to guide the students' critical thinking and clarify challenging concepts. Volunteers cannot help a student solve a problem or provide a student an answer.

6. When and how will I receive my test results?

Participants are typically emailed their test results within a week or so after the event date.

Students, family members, teachers or administrators should not be overly concerned with what may appear, at first glance, to be a low score. Math Olympiad problems are intended to be challenging. Solving even a handful of problems is a result to be proud of.