National Mathematics & Science Competition 2022 Information

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Date Math Competition (Grades 4-8), April 9, 2022 (Sat, 8 am – 5 pm each time zone)
Math Competition (Grades 9-11), April 10, 2022 (Sun, 8 am – 5 pm each time zone)

Physics Competition (Grades 9-12), April 9, 2022 (Sat, 1 pm – 3 pm EDT)
Qualification Math: 4th - 11th Grade students from the United States
Physics: 9th - 12th Grade students from the United States
Online Registration FEB 21, 2022 through March 31, 2022
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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 questions to be solved in 75 minutes
- 8 Mechanics questions
- 4 Electromagnetism questions
Non-calculus based 10 multiple choices for each question
60 minutes (Grade 4 & 5)
80 minutes (Grade 6 - 11)
75 minutes + 10 minutes (Grade 9 - 12)

On TEST DAY:

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Online ORIENTATION:

Chapter Orientation date/time
Chicagoland April 2nd, 2022 @ 1 PM - 2 PM (CST)
North Carolina April 2nd, 2022 @ 3 PM (CST)

CHAPTER ORIENTATION INFORMATION: 3/31/2022 updated

Chapter Orientation date/time
Alabama April 2nd, 2022 @ 1 PM - 2 PM (CST)
Arkansas April 2nd, 2022 @ 3 PM (CST)
Austin TX April 2nd, 2022 @ 11 AM - 12 PM (CST)
Central VA April 2nd, 2022 @ 11 AM (EST)
Chicagoland April 2nd, 2022 @ 9 AM - 10 AM (CST)
Dayton-OH April 2nd, 2022 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
Eastern Carolina April 2nd, 2022 @ 1 PM - 2 PM (EDT)
Georgia April 2nd, 2022 @ 11 AM - 12 PM (EDT)
Michigan April 2nd, 2022 @ 2 PM - 2:40 PM (EDT)
Nebraska April 2nd, 2022 @ 2 PM (CDT)
New England April 2nd, 2022 @ 1 PM - 2 PM (EST)
New Jersey April 2nd, 2022 @ 2 PM - 3 PM (EST)
New York Metropolitan April 2nd, 2022 @ 2 PM - 3 PM (EDT)
North Carolina April 2nd, 2022 @ 10 AM - 11 AM (EST)
North Texas April 2nd, 2022 @ 3 PM (CST)
Sacramento April 2nd, 2022 @ 2 PM - 3 PM (PDT)
Seattle April 2nd, 2022 @ 11 AM - 12 PM (PDT)
Southern California April 2nd, 2022 @ 10 AM - 11 AM (PST)
South Texas - Houston April 2nd, 2022 @ 1 PM - 2 PM (CDT)
Tampa Bay April 2nd, 2022 @ 7 PM (EDT)
Texas Coastal Bend April 2nd, 2022 @ 7 PM - 8 PM (CST)
Washington DC Metro April 2nd, 2022 @ 11 AM (EDT)
Wisconsin April 2nd, 2022 @ 11 AM - 12 PM

SAMPLE PROBLEMS for NMSC 2021

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. (updated on 1/16/2018)



PROCTORING:

  • There are 2 methods of proctoring that are required for this exam:
    • • Remote proctoring by NMSC proctors via Zoom, link accessed via a personal smartphone.
    • • On-site proctoring by a parent/guardian
  • Remote Proctoring through Zoom on your smartphone
    • • You MUST log in to the Zoom video proctoring through your smartphone.
    • • You MUST stay logged in on the Zoom meeting with your webcam on. Your test will be terminated if you are out of frame
    • • You MUST mute your microphone throughout the exam
    • • You MUST position your smartphone to show your child’s back and the computer screen.
    • • You MUST send your child’s first name through your smartphone before and after the exam.
    • • In case of questions, contact the proctors using Zoom chat
  • On-site Proctoring by a parent/guardian
    • • A parent/guardian will be proctoring the exam
    • • The student should not have any open windows or browsers other than the exam site and/or the Zoom video proctoring meeting.
    • • Errors may occur when trying to access other services or performing actions beyond those provided in this guideline.
Proctoring Zoom Link:
NMSC 2022 Math Test (Saturday, April 9, 2022) 9th Math Proctoring Link
NHSPC 2022 Physics Test 1 PM EDT (Saturday, April 9th, 2022) 9th Physics Proctoring Link
NMSC 2022 Math Test (Sunday, April 10, 2022) 10th Math Proctoring Link
Do/Don’t for the test
  • Do
    • • Clear your desk so that only your computer and work materials are present (5 pieces of scratch paper and a pencil)
    • • Position your smartphone so that it has a clear view of you, your computer screen, and your work space. Make sure that your smartphone is in a stable place before the test begins. (Picture goes here)
    • • Follow proctoring guidelines thoroughly to ensure that testing goes as smoothly as possible
    • • Make sure to say your name and that you are here before taking the exam and after taking the exam. (Example being “XYZ is here” with ‘XYZ’ being your first name).

  • Don't
    • • Do not position your smartphone in an area that is unstable or where your smartphone is likely to tip over and fall.
    • • Leave your seat/desk to do something such as going to the restroom. Stay in the frame of your smartphone at all times.
    • • Don’t make sudden movements or reach for items that are not in your work space, such as tissues or water. Try to remain within your workspace.
    • • Make sure other people or pets do not enter the frame of your smartphone or your workspace.
Procedure during test day
  • For parents who are proctoring their children during this test:
    • • Ensure your child does not enter other browsers or windows during the test. Only the exam browser should be open throughout the testing period.
    • • Make sure to not give your child hints throughout the exam, let them take the test alone. (Hints would include “Did you change your answer to fractions?” or “Maybe you should work through that problem again”)


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)