Hosted by the Canadian Mathematical Society - one of the world's leading authorities in math

Canada's premier national mathematics competition

The first round of selection for the IMO in Canada

Top Chinese candidates will be invited to write the Canadian Math Olympiad (CMO)

Beneficial for applying to universities to study science

Date: 10th November, 2018, Saturday, 10:00am-12:30pm (2hrs 30mins)


The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition that is open to any student with an interest in and grasp of high school math. The purpose of the COMC is to encourage students to explore, discover, and learn more about mathematics and problem solving. COMC is hosted by CMS in Canada.
The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) was originally conceived in June 1945 as the Canadian Mathematical Congress. The goal of CMS is to promote and advance the discovery, learning and application of mathematics.

CMS Committee and ASDAN China have formed a partnership to bring the COMC to China from 2018.

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Competition Rules




10th November, 2018, Saturday 10:00am-12:30pm (2hrs 30mins)


Individual written test


Consists of three sections:

  • Four introductory questions worth 4 marks each.
  • Four more challenging questions worth 6 marks each.
  • Four long-form proof problems worth 10 marks each.

There are 80 marks overall.

Exam locations

Exam Centers across China (check and choose exam center after registration)


High school students


Global Awards

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Honourable Mention
    Score boundaries will be offered based on the performance of Canadian candidates.

National Awards

  • Gold: Top 5%
  • Silver: Top 15%
  • Bronze: Top 30%
    (Students got the scores over requirement will be invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO))



Includes exam, grading, post and certificate fee and past papers fee

Registration deadline

26th October, 2018

Exam Centers

Sample Problems


1、Can the students bring a calculator to COMC?
Calculators can not be used on any round for COMC.
3、Refund policy

If, for some reason, you cannot attend after paying the fee, please notify us in writing one month before the deadline of registration. If you notify us after that, we will not be able to offer you a refund.