BC Secondary School Math Contest             

BCSSMC Rules and Details

The British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest consists of two rounds: a Preliminary Round and a Final Round. Each round has two sections: a Junior section for grades 8 to 10 and a Senior section for grades 11 and 12.

The Preliminary Round will be normally be written in the individual secondary schools in early April. Each school chooses the students to write the contest. Any number of students may write and schools are encouraged to have as many students as possible write the Preliminary Round. The Preliminary Round, both Junior and Senior, consists of 12 multiple choice questions and is intended to be written in 45 minutes. The contest papers are marked at the individual schools using the marking key provided with the contest papers. The host institutions will make contest papers, marking key, reporting forms, and student waiver forms available to participating schools in mid-March.

The Final Round is written on the first Friday in May at the hosting institutions.  Contacts are listed on the file below.  Please find the institution closest to you.

Hosting Institutions and contacts

Prior contests and results are available on this site, organized by year.

Due to COVID-19, the BCSSMC was not held in 2020 or 2021. Tentative dates for 2022 are as follows:

Preliminary Round: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Final Round: Friday, May 6, 2022

Provincial Summary for 2019

Provincial Summary for 2018

Provincial Summary for 2017

Provincial Summary for 2016

Provincial Summary for 2015