# Is the intermediate maths challenge hard?

## Is the intermediate maths challenge hard?

It’s not exceptionally difficult, but I would do some non-verbal reasoning practice beforehand. It’ll help.

### Are you allowed a calculator in UKMT?

On each sheet of working for Section B, write the number of the question in the top left hand corner and your Participant ID and UKMT centre number. Do not write you name. 9. The use of rulers, set squares and compasses is allowed, but calculators and protractors are forbidden.

#### How do you mark UKMT?

Scoring

1. 5 marks are awarded for each correct answer to questions 1 – 15.
2. 6 marks are awarded for each correct answer to questions 16 – 25.
3. Each incorrect answer to questions 16 – 20 loses 1 mark.
4. Each incorrect answer to questions 21 – 25 loses 2 marks.
5. Answers left blank will be marked as 0.

What score do you need to get gold in the UKMT?

The 2021 award thresholds were: 85+ Gold, 66+ Silver, 49+ Bronze.

Can you use a calculator for UKMT senior?

No calculators are allowed. The senior challenge is a 90-minute paper. All candidates begin with 25 marks and either gain four marks for a correct answer, or lose one mark for an incorrect answer. Guessing is not an option.

## How many marks is the UKMT?

All candidates start with 25 marks, each correct answer is awarded 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer. This gives a score between 0 and 125 marks.

### How many questions are on the intermediate maths challenge?

In this challenge students are required to apply mathematical reasoning, along side basic mathematical techniques to answer 25 multiple-choice questions only. Duration: 60 minutes. Question:1 – 15 you will recieve 5 marks per correct answer. BUT, lose 1 mark for every incorrect answer.

#### How long do UKMT results take?

within 2-3 weeks
Results and certificates should be available on your Challenges Profile within 2-3 weeks after the Challenge has closed, however there can be unforeseen delays, so please wait for us to contact you about your results.

How do you become a junior Kangaroo?

Entry to the Challenge is by invitation only and is based on a qualifying score, which is variable from year to year. Discretionary entries will open on the same day results for the Junior Mathematical Challenge are released.

What are the grade boundaries for UKMT?

Year Bronze Silver
2021 55 68
2020 60 72
2019 43 55
2018 48 59

## What score do you need to get Gold in the UKMT?

### What is a good score on the senior maths challenge?

The 2021 award thresholds were: 85+ Gold, 66+ Silver, 49+ Bronze. Thresholds for invitation to Senior Kangaroo 85+ and BMO1 108+ depending on eligibility.

#### Are you allowed a calculator in the intermediate maths challenge?

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