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AMC 10/12

AMC 10/12 Information

What is the AMC 10/12?

  • The AMC 10/12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination open to any high school student designed to promote problem solving and creative thinking. It is the first contest in a series run by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which culminates in prestigious mathematical olympiads such as the USAMO and the IMO.
  • The AMC 12 is the harder version of the test, while the AMC 10 is only open to 10th graders or below. The top 5% of AMC 12 test-takers qualify for the next round, the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME), while only 2.5% of AMC 10 test-takers do. The AMC score, along with the AIME score, determines the next level of qualification, the USA(J)MO.
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Syllabus & Schedule

syllabus
  • Algebra, combinatorics, geometry, logic, number theory.
  • Talented high school students should be able to solve some problems.

    About 3% of test-takers make it to the next level, the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME), and so solving that many problems can be quite challenging.
Schedule
  • Some time in late January or early-to-mid February. Historically, the A takes place first week February while the B takes place sometime in the second week of february.

  • The 2020 AMC 10/12 was administered on January 30, 2020 and February 5, 2020.

Criteria & Format

The AMC 10/12 exam is a 25 problem exam. There are 75 minutes given in the exam. Problems generally increase in difficulty as the problem number increases.
Criteria to Qualify
There are no prerequisites to participate in this competition. Students participate through their school.
25 Questions
The AMC 10/12 exam is a 25 problem exam.

Visit our Archive to see the previous year problems.
75 Minutes
There are 75 minutes given in the exam.

Generally, this is considered to be an easier but fast-paced test as compared to some of the other tests in the series.
Difficulty
Problems increase in difficulty as the problem number increases.

This is considered significantly easier in difficulty to the AIME and the USA(J)MO. The AMC 10 is easier than the AMC 12.

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Results for AMC 10/12

The AMC 10 and 12 are a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills.
A total of 93 Random Math students won an award at the AMC 10, out of which 54 qualified for the AIME.
  • 17 Random Math students were among the top 1% of AMC 10/12 test-takers, while 54 were in the top 2.5%.
  • Additionally, 38 Random Math middle schoolers were recognized in the Achievement Roll, rewarding the top midddle school performers on the AMC 10/12 in the nation.
54
AIME 
Qualifiers
17
DIstinguished honor roll
38
HONOR
Roll
38
Achievement
roll
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