BC Secondary School Math Contest             

BCSSMC Rules and Details

The British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest is given through participating post-secondary “host” institutions around the province. It consists of two rounds: a Preliminary Round (given through their high school) and a Final Round (hosted at the host institutions). 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 host institutions. Students have two hours to complete 10 multiple choice and 5 “long answer” questions, and have the chance to visit and learn a bit about the host institution.

Prior contests and solutions are provided on this site, organized by year in the tabs at the top of the page. Prior year results are provided in the links below.

Please follow the link below to find the institution closest to you!

Hosting Institutions and Contacts

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

Dates for 2024 are as follows:

Preliminary Round: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Final Round: Friday, May 3, 2024


Provincial Summary for 2023

Provincial Summary for 2022

Due to COVID-19, the BCSSMC was not held in 2020 or 2021.

Provincial Summary for 2019

Provincial Summary for 2018

Provincial Summary for 2017

Provincial Summary for 2016

Provincial Summary for 2015