FORMAT OF THE PAPERS

Format is uniform across the levels: Primary 2, Primary 3, Primary 4, Primary 5, and Primary 6

Students are asked to solve 25 problems in 90 minutes

Students write their responses on an answer sheet

Questions are arranged in a way that the first ones are the easier ones, then the level of difficulty gradually increases so that the last questions are the more difficult ones. 2 marks each are contained by Questions 110, 4 marks each by Questions 1120, and 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 marks each by Questions 21,22, 23, 24, 25 respectively, making a full score of 100

If a participant leaves a question unanswered, that question will be marked '0'. There is no penalty/deduction for wrong answer.
ISMC  International Singapore Maths Competition SYLLABUS
Primary 2
Numeration (P2)

Number notation and place values (hundreds, tens, ones) Money

Comparing and ordering numbers, Number Patterns

Odd and even numbers

2step word problems involving 4 operations (up to 3 digits)
Fractions (P2)

Fractions as part of a whole comparing and ordering like fractions and unit fractions with denominators not exceeding 12

Addition, Subtraction of like fractions with denominators not exceeding 12

Solving word problems
Measurement (P1)

Measuring and comparing lengths of objects in nonstandard units

Telling time to the hour/half hour, time in years, months, weeks, days, hours
Geometry (P1)

Making patterns with 2D shapes (rectangle, square, circle, triangle)
Data Analysis (P1)

Interpreting data from picture graphs
Question Paper [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Solution / Answer Keys [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Answer Sheet [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Primary 3
Numeration (P3)

Number notation and place values, including decimals and money

Number Patterns

2step word problems involving 4 operations (up to 4 digits)
Fractions (P3)

Equivalent fractions

Addition, Subtraction of related fractions

Comparing and ordering unlike fractions with denominators (up to 12) Interpretation of fraction as a part of a whole

Solving word problems
Measurement (P2)

Comparing and ordering Length (m/cm), Volume (l), Mass (kg/g)

Telling time to 5 minutes, time in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes

Area and Perimeter of composite figures
Geometry (P2)

Identify, composing and decomposing different 2D figures (rectangle, square, triangle, semicircle, quarter circle)

Copying figures on dot grid or square grid

Identifying, naming, describing and classifying 3Dshapes (cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, sphere)
Data Analysis (P2)

Interpreting data from picture graphs with scales

Solving word problems
Logic (P2)

Inferring and deducing relationships between objects given a set of clues
Question Papers [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Solutions / Answer Keys [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Answer Sheets [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Primary 4
Numeration (P4)

Number notation and place values, including decimals

4 operations

Factors and multiples (including HCF and LCM)

Solving word problems involving the 4 operations
Fractions (P4)

Mixed numbers and improper fractions

Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication

Interpretation of fraction as a part of a set of objects

Solving word problems
Measurement (P3)

Length (km), Volume (ml), length/mass/volume (of liquid) in compound units

Converting km to m, m to cm, kg to g, l to ml (and vice versa)

Time in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds

Area and Perimeter of composite figures
Geometry (P3)

Right, acute and obtuse angles

Parallel, perpendicular lines

Draw on square grid
Data Analysis (P3)

Interpreting data from tables, bar graphs and line graphs
Logic (P3)

Inferring and deducing relationships between objects given a set of clues
Question Papers [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Solutions / Answer Keys [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Answer Sheets [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Primary 5 *** Calculators Allowed ***
Numeration (P5)

Number notation and place values, including decimals and fractions

Application of factors and multiples in problem solving

Numerical manipulations

Solving word problems involving the 4 operations, including order of operations
Percentage (P5)

Percentage as part of a whole

Fractions and decimals as percentages and vice versa

Solving word problems involving percentage
Ratio (P5)

Expressing a ratio in its simplest form

Solving word problems involving ratio of two or three given quantities, their sum or difference, before and after change
Measurement (P4)

Time in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds, 24hour clock

Area and Perimeter of composite figures
Geometry (P4)

Angles of composite figures

Symmetry
Data Analysis (P4)

Interpreting data from tables, bar charts and line graphs
Logic (P4)

Inferring and deducing relationships between objects given a set of clues
Question Papers [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Solutions / Answer Keys [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Answer Sheets [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Primary 6 *** Calculators Allowed ***
Numeration (P6)

Number notation and place values, including decimals and fractions

Application of factors and multiples in problem solving

Numerical manipulations

Solving word problems involving the 4 operations, including order of operations
Algebra (P6)

Representation of an unknown number using a letter

Solving word problems involving algebraic expressions
Percentage (P6)

Solving for percentage part or whole of a quantity

Expressing one quantity as a percentage of another

Comparison of two quantities by percentage

Solving word problems involving percentage
Ratio (P6)

Expressing a ratio on its simplest form

Solving word problems involving ratio of two or three given quantities, their sum or difference, before and after change
Measurement (P5)

Time in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds, 24hour clock

Area and Perimeter of composite figures

Length, mass and volume of cuboids

Area of triangle

Volume of cube and cuboid

Spatial visualisation
Geometry (P5)

Properties of angles

Angles and properties of triangles, parallelogram, rhombus and trapezium

Symmetry
Data Analysis (P5)

Interpreting data from tables, bar charts and line graphs

Average
Logic (P5)

Inferring and deducing relationships between objects given a set of clues
Combinatorics (P5)

Finding largest, smallest or optimal number of options satisfying certain criteria, deciding when the criteria can be met
Question Papers [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]
Solutions / Answer Keys [ 2016 ] , [ 2017 ] , [ 2018 ] , [ 2019 ]