Competition Guidelines

  • Calculators will not be allowed
  • The competition will be written individually
  • Questions will only be posed in English
  • The question paper will be 1h 15min long
  • For some training material, there are loads of past papers for learners at (you will need to register on the site to have access to these) and for students at
  • The Wits Mathematics Competition question papers will have three sections. Section A will look like round 1 of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (multiple choice), section B like round 2 (single response - only answer required) and section C like round 3 (long questions requiring full working out to be shown.