About Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad?

Start winning at math! Be part of the global SEAMO community and Unleash the Maths Olympian in You!

Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad (SEAMO) is a unique assessment platform originating from Singapore and directed by Mr Terry Chew, the author of the celebrated book series ‘Unleash the Maths Olympian in You!’. The Singapore Maths curriculum places strong emphasis on Critical Thinking Skills as part of its 21st Century Core Competencies. Students must be able to make connections and think outside the box in order to be successful in school and in the workplace. With this vision in mind, SEAMO has grown to become the most highly acclaimed Math Olympiad competition in the region.

Over the years, SEAMO has established a wide network of Maths Olympians across which knowledge, skills and culture are shared. Hundreds of thousands of eager young minds have received encouragement and recognition as they grow their passion for mathematics.

With papers suitable for all levels, SEAMO aims to stretch the capabilities of its candidates one bite-sized step at a time and in tandem with the school mathematics curriculum.

A reward-driven awarding structure serves to motivate candidates and eliminate the belief that ‘only geniuses can win’. As stated on every certificate,

“This certificate recognises your outstanding attitude towards accepting mathematical challenges; for representing your country among thousands from the region and beyond; and for your everlasting passion for mathematics.”

Active and dedicated participants will emerge with confidence and a robust mindset towards problem-solving, which will drive them to conquer more difficult challenges ahead.

Every SEAMO candidate is a winner.

The Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad is a unique assessment platform that has helped more than 50,000 students across 15 countries
achieve Global Recognition in the field of mathematics since 2016.

SEAMO Has Seen Rapid Growth Over The Past 3 Years Originated in Singapore, SEAMO’s curriculum framework and testing methods falls in line with MOE’s 21st Century Core Competencies. SEAMO’s emphasis on Critical Thinking skills, encourages students to make connections between different concepts and think out of the box in order to be successful in school and in life. With this vision in mind, SEAMO has gained popularity among schools and parents to become the most highly acclaimed Maths Olympiad competition in the region. SEAMO will be conducted in 20 countries in 2020. 

  • SEAMO is formulated based on the Ministry of Education of Singapore’s 21st Century Core Competencies.
  • Places strong emphasis on creative and inventive thinking as opposed to technical maths skills.
  • Compete against the brightest minds from 20 countries.
  • SEAMO winners will qualify for a chance to represent their country in the Global Round of the competition (SEAMO X) where students gain global perspective by interacting with top mathematicians from other countries.

Global Ranking

Know your place among more than 20,000 participants across 15 countries.

Performance Report

All participants will receive a full strength-weakness analysis


Winners will receive medals and certificates and enter our Hall of Fame!


The top 40% locally will represent their country in the extended round.

Registration Details

For: Grade/Class 1 to Grade 12  (6 Differentiated papers levels A to F) as per academic Year 2019-20.

Who can Participate: Schools can register their students as well as private/individual students can also register.

Where:  Online from anywhere (on desktop/laptop only with webcam for remote proctoring).


      • September 27th and October 4th at 10 AM Indian Standard Time.

Registrations Fees: SGD 12 ( approx INR 650)  per student (including 1 year past paper of 2019 with answer keys) and Free Online Practice.

Additionally, Online Training (optional and paid separately) by SEAMO India team on some past papers for Primary Kids.

After Registrations within a week’s time you will get your SEAMO website login details.

International Olympiads Online training is now available for all Olympiads. Click here to learn more.

Have a Question? Refer to: https://seamo-official.org/guidelines

Contest Format 

There are 6 categories/levels of Question Papers with differentiated of different difficulty level.

  • Paper A – Lower Primary – For Grade/Class 1 and 2
  • Paper B – Middle Primary – For Grade/Class 3 and 4
  • Paper C – Upper Primary – For Grade/Class 5 and 6
  • Paper D – Junior – For Grade/Class 7 and 8
  • Paper E – Intermediate – For Grade/Class 9 and 10
  • Paper F – Senior – For Grade/Class 11 and 12

Based on their individual grade of the Current Academic Year of 2019-20, students will be assigned the category.

Qs. Paper Format

There will be 25 Qs of overall 100 marks in each category levels to be answered in 90 Minutes (1 and a half hour).

  • Section A – Qs No. 1 to 10 – 10 Qs. – Multiple choice – 3 Marks Each
  • Section B – Qs No. 11 to 20 – 10 Qs.- Multiple choice – 4 marks each
  • Section C – Qs No. 21 to 25 – 5 Qs. – Open ended – 6 Marks Each

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Awards & Qualifications

Candidates who rank among the Top 40% in their country in their level receives a medal and certificate.

  • Top 8 % – Gold medal and Certificate
  • Next 12% – Silver medal and Certificate
  • Next 20% – Bronze medal and Certificate
  • Rest others get Participation certificates (soft copy) only.

Winners are eligible to represent their school and country in SEAMO X 2020. Participation in the Global Round (SEAMO X 2020) is strictly by Invitation Only.

SEAMO X 2020 will take place Online on January 23, 2021.

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Syllabus and Sample Questions

For the scope of the syllabus and sample Qs papers, please visit to view and download:

After Registrations (after making the payment) at SEAMO website, in a week’s time you will receive an email from SEAMO with your login details where you can login and access last year’s paper with answer keys.

You can purchase Olympiad books by authored by Mr. Terry Chew available on Amazon.in which are great resources for learning and practicing problem solving techniques used in these kind of International Olympiads.

Math Mastery Online Series

The Math Mastery Online Series is a FREE training programme that focuses on preparing you to solve critical thinking math problems that will be tested in the upcoming SEAMO 2020 competition.

It will be conducted later this June LIVE on SEAMO’s Facebook Page and there are separate sessions available for each age group from 7 – 18 years old.

All you have to do is LIKE their Facebook page to be notified when the lessons begin.

Click here to visit page.

Preparation Material (e-books) for SEAMO from SAP (Singapore Asia Publishers)

We have tied up with Singapore Asia Publishers (SAP) for making SEAMO preparation material like past papers set and Terry Chew authored Singapore Olympiad book series etc. available for students from India from their e-book store. Students and parents can buy those resources at a discounted price using our exclusive Promo Code and get limited duration access of 1 to 2 years on their e-book app called YooBook. After the purchase, you will receive the login details of your YooBook account on your email id from where you can access the book. You will require to download the YooBook application and the instruction to do the same will be included in those emails. Please ensure that ‘s you check the YooBook logo on the product page to confirm that its an e-book and not a physical book as the publishers do not ship to India.

On clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button you will be taken to the SAP Group website to complete the purchase.

Math Olympiads Preparation books including SEAMO past papers

SEAMO Past Papers

Preparation e-books

All Math books including Olympiads Preparation Resources (Primary Grades, Grade 1 to Grade 6)

All Math books including Olympiads Preparation Resources (Secondary Grades, Grade 7 onwards)

Use coupon code GOA15OFF to avail a 15% discount.

Look for listed e-book Titles / ISBN for searching books by Subject / Grades / Recommended Age Group / Type (read only ebook or Interactive) and then using it for finding the desired e-book. Check Availability of purchase on the e-book product page.

 Please ensure that the product you choose has the YooBook logo on the product page to confirm that it is an e-book and not a physical book. The publishers do not ship to India.

YouBook is the e-book reader application from SAP for reading their e-books.  The link to download this app for your device (Windows, Android, Ipad, Mac) will be sent immediately after your first e-book purchase from SAP e-book store.  The books once purchased will be available for download within the App and can be read only from the App store and cannot be downloaded directly on your device or printed.  Also, please check the validity of the book (1 year or 2 years) before purchasing.

SEAMO Training by Global Olympiads Academy

This Year, Global Olympiads Academy with SEAMO is also introducing Online training focused at SEAMO only where our teachers will be taking the students through the past 3 papers solutions through a webinar.  We highly recommend that you can opt to register for that also on the registration page.  

SEAMO India is glad to additional paid coaching  to its Primary grades participants for upcoming SEAMO Competition being held in India in 2nd half of September 2020. Additional Paid classes are also being offered on weekends.

Video Recording of the classes on zoom will be also shared with the students who register.

Total of last 3 years (2016-18) SEAMO Papers will be covered in the additional Classes and the Qs Papers of 2017, 2016 & 2018 SEAMO will be shared in advance for attempting those.

Additional resources provided for students taking extra paid classes.

  1. A video recording of all the sessions to refer
  2. Online forum to discuss problems with fellow participants

How will we cover the class?

Online webinar style with live lectures will be the primary mode. Participants will be able to see live video lectures and ask questions in writing. These video lectures will also be available after the live webinar. The questions covered and the corresponding materials will also be posted in an online forum for which access will be provided to all the participants. Participants will need a google account to access the forums

What will the participants need?

A computer (or a tablet like an Ipad) along with high speed internet and a compatible browser such as Chrome is required. A mobile phone with an adequate data plan may also suffice, but is not recommended. Zoom (a webinar platform) software link will be provided to the participants well in advance, no software installation is needed.

Charges for additional Class
INR 2000.

Meet SEAMO’s Academic Director

Best-Selling Math Author and Critical Thinking Trainer

Terry Chew B.Sc. is the first author in Singapore to publish a Maths Olympiad workbook series since 2007. The series ‘Unleash the Maths Olympian in You!’ is still being used as the Gold-Standard across Southeast Asia today. He is also the author of ‘Wicked Mathematics’, which helps mainstream maths students achieve an A* for the PSLE by equipping them with essential problem-solving strategies and tools in 28 lessons. His books are used in over 8 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines and the USA) and translated into over 3 languages. He also appears in international media due to his unique teaching methodology – The RA*CE Framework.

The Singapore Maths curriculum places a strong emphasis on Critical Thinking Skills as part of its 21st Century Core Competencies. Students must be able to make connections and think outside the box in order to be successful in school and in the workplace.

With a strong and proven critical thinking training process that is specifically targeted at mathematical problem-solving, TCA has become a highly acclaimed Mathematics Training Centre with its curriculum and teaching framework adopted in Asia, Europe and the USA. Thousands of TCA students in Singapore and overseas have achieved high distinctions in school examinations and international Maths Olympiad competitions.

The RA*CE framework is integrated into our curriculum and focuses on strong concepts and critical thinking in mathematical problem-solving. Surpassing the average Math tuition centre in Singapore, TCA has helped hundreds of students Secure an A* for PSLE and achieve distinctions in RIPMWC and other prestigious Maths Olympiad competitions.

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