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I am the M in STEM! MAA American Mathematics Competitions

2021 AMC 10/12 Answer Keys

2020 AMC 8 Answer Key


NEW: AMC 8, 10 A, 10 B, and 12 A Awards & Certificates for Young Women in Mathematics

We are excited to announce three new awards and certificates to inspire young women to pursue mathematics. These awards accompany our current AMC 10 A prize. AMC Awards & Certificates now include: 

AMC 8 - The D. E. Shaw Group AMC 8 Awards & Certificates

AMC 10 A - The Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10A Awards & Certificates

AMC 10 B - Two Sigma AMC 10B Awards & Certificates

AMC 12 A - Jane Street AMC 12A Awards & Certificates

These awards are open to young women who participate in at least one of the MAA AMC exams listed above. MAA will recognize the 20 top-scoring young women with a $1,000 scholarship and the 580 top-scoring young women across the country with Certificates of Excellence. Learn more.




The AMC is providing two options this cycle: online administration and paper administration. We strongly recommend, whether your students are physically and/or virtually attending school, they take the competition(s) online for greater ease and convenience. View policies here.











View THE AMC FAQs WEBINAR (Now Streaming)

As we shift to online competitions, review our online AMC FAQs to include the registration process and pre-submitted questions. View here

Please note: the online practice competition will be released starting Oct. 27.


Explore our Engagement Website: AMC M-Powered

With inquiry-driven instruction and projects highlighting comprehension, retention, and critical thinking, the AMC M-Powered site promotes learning by doing. Whether you are an educator, student, parent or a member of our greater AMC community, we invite you to connect to your AMC community. There's a mathematical journey waiting for you! Visit us!






AMC Competition Updates

Thank you everyone for your patience while we adapt our program to meet the new norm. We are excited to announce updates for our MAA AMC program.


USOMO and USOJMO Qualification

In a partnership with AoPS, the USO(J)MO will take place online on June 19 and 20. Students who have qualified will need to register for the USO(J)MO through AoPS starting Friday, June 12 at 4 PM EDT.

Please refer to the table to see the USOMO and USOJMO cutoffs.






Based on the table above, find the lists of qualifiers below:

AOIME (American Online Invitational Mathematical Exam)

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Find the AOIME Solutions here.

IN Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and all that support our Competitions Program,

We have received all of your calls, emails, and messages of support and are so thankful for such an engaged community. We understand the importance of this program and how hard the students have worked to study and prepare.

We ask for your patience as we work through options during this worldwide pandemic. The impact it is having on our school’s students and teachers is unprecedented. Our hope is that altering our competitions program supports the well-being of our students and our country during this time. We will provide an update as to the status of the 2020-2021 competition program in the coming weeks.

Above all, I hope that all students and teachers remain safe, and continue to follow the guidance from health-care professionals within your community and at the state and federal levels.



Jennifer S. Barton
Director, Competition Operations


Policy Change for the AIME I and AIME II in March 2020

For Competition Managers:

Please note, the policy change excluding protractors from the AIME allowed aids list. On test day, check your students' materials to ensure protractors are not used on the exam. Thank you for your support. 

2020 AMC 10/12 Scores

  AMC 10 A AMC 10 B AMC 12 A AMC 12 B
AIME cutoff 103.5 102 87 87
Honor Roll of Distinction (top 1%) 124.5 120 123 120
Distinction (top 5%) 105 103.5 100.5 97.5



NEW: Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 A Prize and Awards

We are excited to announce a new initiative to inspire young girls to pursue mathematics by launching the Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 A Prize and Awards. Learn more. 


Welcome to the American Mathematics Competitions Program!

The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society.

The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.

Learn more about our competitions and resources here: