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AMC 10/12

Information Overview

 

What is the AMC 10/12?

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum, including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).

The AMC 10/12 is also available in braille in print administration only and large print in online administration only.

 

Registration Deadlines and Competition Date

  • AMC 10/12 A Early Bird Registration Deadline: Sept 6 - Sept 18, 2022
  • AMC 10/12 A Regular Registration Deadline: Sept 19 - Oct 26, 2022
  • AMC 10/12 A Late Registration Deadline: Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2022
  • AMC 10/12 A Competition Date: November 10, 2022 from 8:00 am ET to 11:59 pm ET
  • AMC 10/12 B Early Bird Registration Deadline: Sept 6 - Sept 25, 2022
  • AMC 10/12 B Regular Registration Deadline: Sept 26 - Nov 2, 2022
  • AMC 10/12 B Late Registration Deadline: Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2022
  • AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: November 16, 2022 from 8:00 am ET to 11:59 pm ET

 

What is the difference between the A and B versions of the examinations?

Both the A and the B versions of the AMC 10 and the AMC 12 have the same number of questions, the same scoring, and the same rules for administration. The only differences are the competition dates and that each version has a distinct set of questions, although the two examinations are designed to be equal in difficulty and distribution of topics. Schools can order one or both versions of the tests, so long as they pay the appropriate registration fee for each competition date and purchase the competition bundles for each date.

Resources for Hosting the AMC 10/12 

This section includes all of the resources you need to host a successful AMC 10 and AMC 12 in your school. Download and read the AMC 10 and AMC 12 Teacher’s Manual for more details about how to host an AMC 10 and AMC 12 competition (2022-2023 Teacher's Manuals coming in October).

 

Administration Resources

Competition managers can find all additional forms needed below.

Preparing Your Students for the AMC 10/12

These resources will help you to prepare your students for the types of questions that can be found on the AMC 10/12 exam.

FAQs for the AMC 10/12

  1. Q. What material is covered on the AMC 10 and 12?

    A. The AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grades 9 and 10. The AMC 10 assumes knowledge of elementary algebra; basic geometry knowledge including the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas; elementary number theory; and elementary probability. What are excluded are trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school mathematics curriculum, including the above as well as trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry but excludes calculus.

  2. Q. Who is eligible to take the AMC 10 and the AMC 12?

    A. Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

  3. Q. Who can proctor the competition?

    A. Only competition manager proctoring is allowed. Parents or guardians cannot proctor students. Starting 2022-2023, students will be proctored in person by their competition manager. If there is any suspicion of cheating or unapproved resources, Competition Managers will be contacted. View Disqualification and Cheating policies here. For further questions on AMC 8 proctoring policy, contact the MAA AMC at [email protected]

  4. Q. Can the AMC 10/12 competition be proctored to different math classes during various time slots on the official administration date(s), or do all the students have to take the competition at the same time?

    A. The competitions must be administered during their valid competition window by competition managers. The valid competition window for this cycle is 8:00 AM to 11:59 PM Eastern Standard time (GMT +5) on the official USA competition dates. See competition dates. Competition managers may choose to administer the competition at separate times to different sections of students; however, for competition integrity and security, the MAA AMC strongly encourages competition managers to administer the competition to all participating students at the same time.

  5. Q. How do I request a rescore of my answer forms?    

A. Use the AMC 10/12 Rescoring Request Form to request a rescore. There is a $35 charge for each participant's answer form that is rescored. The official answers will be the ones blackened on the answer form. All participant answer forms returned for grading will be recycled 80 days after the AMC 10/12 competition date.

  1. Q. Can I order more bundles even if I’ve already registered my school for the AMC 10/12?

    A. A.Yes, you can use the Additional Bundles Order Form to order more. Orders for additional bundles will be accepted until the deadline for participating domestic institutions located within the United States and Canada. 

  2. Q. Can a student take both competitions?

    A. Yes, as long as a student is eligible to take the appropriate competitions. That is, a 10th grader or below can take both AMC 10 A and the AMC 10 B, the AMC 12 A and the AMC 12 B, etc, and an 11th or 12th grader can take the AMC 12 A and the AMC 12 B. However, in order to do this, the school will have to register for both dates and order bundles for each competition.

  3. Q. What if a school registers for one date, then later wants to change the registration to the other date?

    A. Although we discourage a change in date because of potential confusion, a change in date is permitted under certain circumstances. If the competition materials have not been shipped and time permits according to the registration schedule, a school can pay the corresponding change in registration fee (plus any change in bundles) to change contest dates. Additional fees must be paid by credit card when a change in date is requested to expedite changes. Please email [email protected] to process this change.