National Mathematics & Science Competition 2021 Information

General Information:

Date Math Competition (Grades 4-8), April 24, 2021 (Saturday): 8 am - 5 pm in each time zone
Math Competition (Grades 9-11), April 25, 2021 (Sunday): 8 am - 5 pm in each time zone

Physics Competition (Grades 9-12), April 24, 2021 (Saturday): 1 - 3 pm EDT/10 am - 12 pm PDT
Qualification Math: 4th - 11th Grade students from the United States
Physics: 9th - 12th Grade students from the United States
Online Registration March 22, 2021 through April 15, 2021 (Only the first 200 students will be accepted for each grade.)
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Exam and Duration
Math Physics
Part 1:  20 multiple-choice questions
Part 2:  5 free response questions with integer-valued answers.
12 multiple-choice questions with 10 choices for each question.
60 minutes (Grade 4 & 5)
80 minutes (Grade 6 - 11)
80 minutes (Grade 9 - 12)

Exam Format:


Topics Covered (subject to change):

  • 4th - 7th grades: standard and challenging grade level topics
  • 8th grade: up to Algebra 1
  • 9th grade: up to Geometry and some Algebra 2 (no logarithms)
  • 10th grade: up to Algebra 2 (some Trigonometry)
  • 11th grade: up to Precalculus (including Trigonometry and logarithms)


Chapter Information:

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Sample Problems for NMSC 2021 (updated on 1/16/2018)

If anyone finds typos on these sample problems, please let KSEA HQ know.

These sample problems and their answers are provided, without warrants, to help students better prepare for the mathematics exam. Actual exam questions may be similar to these samples.



Proctoring:

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