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 2022 Stevens Math Olympiad took place on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, NJ.

3. How do I register?

Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration consists of:

Registration for the 2022 event is closed as the event has passed. Registration information for the 2023 Stevens Math Olympiad will be posted and communicated to past and interested participants once available.

  • Completing all pages of the Stevens Math Olympiad consent form

  • Completing the online Math Olympiad registration form

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?

In 2022, testing began at 10 a.m. for participants in grades 3-8. Testing began at 10:30 a.m. for participants in grades 9-12.Participants had until 12:30 p.m. to complete the test. 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.