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Mathematical Olympiad for Girls

The next UKMT Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (MOG) will take place on Tuesday 11 October 2016.

Enter free of charge (opens a new window) - closing date Wednesday 5 October.

Download past papers and sample solutions

What is MOG?

MOG is a competition aimed at girls in Year 11 and above (England and Wales), S4 and above (Scotland) and Year 12 and above (Northern Ireland). Younger entrants are allowed at the discretion of their school.

MOG lasts two and a half hours and consists of five involved mathematical problems for which full written solutions are required. Download past papers and sample solutions.

Who should take part in MOG?

We hope through MOG to encourage and inspire as many girls as possible to get involved in advanced mathematical problem solving. However some students can be discouraged from taking part in subsequent activities if they have a negative experience through sitting an Olympiad paper when they are not ready for it.

We recommend that students who are entered for MOG will probably already have achieved some success at UKMT follow-on rounds or in the mentoring schemes, and are confident mathematicians.

We encourage all interested students to attempt some past papers before entering the competition, as Olympiad questions may be different in style to anything they have previously attempted.

MOG also forms part of the process to identify potential squad members for the annual European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad and other international competitions.

Therefore, students should be eligible to be part of the UK team (either eligible for a UK passport describing them as a British Citizen, or will have completed 3 full years of full-time secondary education in the UK by the time they leave school).

EGMO16 press release by the sponsor of the UK EGMO team, Man Group.

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