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BMT (Math Tournament at Berkeley) is open to students in NZ Year 13 or below (NZ Year 9-13)!

Tournament date: 26 November 2023

Closing date of registering: 12 November 2023

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Fees for the BMT is $150 per student.

Eligible year groups: NZ Years 9-13

Exam formatOnline

Duration: around 4 hours (agenda below)


Calculators are NOT permitted.


Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00


Please make payment with the students 'full name + BMT ' as reference.

⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.

⚠️ Before you make any payment, make sure you read through the refund policy on our website to avoid misunderstandings.

(Terms and conditions apply).

Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.

Fees must be received before 14 November 2023.

BmMT is a “mini” version of the flagship tournament designed for students below NZ Year 9. BMT is for high school students and is aimed at students below NZ Year 13. 

This is one of the important top American universities’ Math Tournaments.

Pre-requisite for BMT

Registration is open for Silver winners, Gold winners, and Perfect Scores of AMO 2022, SMGF 2023, and SASMO 2023. 

PGA reserves the right to interpret all competition and course arrangements.

BMT basic info

The tournament will consist of 2 main rounds —

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BMT is open to high school students in NZ Years 9 to 13. Each team is made up to 6 students. 

BMT Rounds

General Round (90 mins)

The general round is an individual round consisting of questions across the various subjects that comprise the focus rounds. This round is highly recommended for students with less prior contest experience.*
Students can only take either the General Round or the Focus Rounds, and not both the General and Focus Rounds.

Focus Rounds (60 mins)

There are four focus rounds of 10 questions across four subjects --- Algebra, Geometry, Discrete Math, and Calculus. Each student can participate in two rounds of focus exams.*

Guts Round (75 mins)

The guts round consists of 9 sets of 3 problems across various subjects in math. The key feature of this round is that each set must be turned in before the next set is given. All teams can see a live scoreboard with their standings.

*Students may choose to either take the General Round or two Focus Rounds.


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Scoring Rules

To calculate the individual score, we will take the average of every team member’s score on their individual portion if the team has 4, 5, or 6 members. If the team has fewer than that many members, we will add 0’s until the team has reached at least 4 scores, of which we will take the average.

Scores for a given round will be normalized by either the top 10 scores or the top 10% score, whichever is greater.


If a student takes the General Round instead of the two Focus rounds, their score will only count for half as many points as the Focus combination will.


November 26, 2023

(In NZ time)

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All contestants are required to have their parent/guardian sign UC Berkeley’s consent waivers through this portal. Contestants will NOT be allowed to take the contest without having a signed liability and consent to treatment waiver.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are calculators or other reference material allowed?

Graph paper and calculators are prohibited, but protractors, rulers, and compasses are permitted. Blank white scratch paper will be provided for all participants. All answers must be exact, reduced, and simplified. Illegible answers will not be graded. Cheating in any form will not be tolerated, and failure to comply with all rules may result in immediate and irreversible disqualification.

How are awards handled?

The Awards Ceremony will be conducted from 7:15 pm(Singapore time, NZ time will be 12:15 am, Dec 18), December 17, 2023.

How will the contest be conducted?

BMT will run online globally on November 26, 2023, from 7 pm NZ time.

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