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KSF Competition Preparation


What is KSF

KANGOUROU SANS FRONTIÈRES (KSF), now known as Kangaroo without borders. It has grown to become one of the largest international mathematics competitions in the world, with more than 6 million participants annually.


Division (NZ Year)

Middle Primary: Year 4-5

Upper Primary: Year 6-7

Junior: Year 8-9

Intermediate: Year 10-11

Senior: Year 12-13

Students can sit at the level above their school year, but cannot attend the division below.

All papers have 30 questions except the Middle primary, which has 24. The primary paper is 60 minutes, and the high school papers are 75 minutes.

The paper format: 1-10 (1-8 in Middle Primary) are 3 points, 11-20 (9-16 in Middle Primary) are 4 points, and 21-30 (17-24 in Middle Primary) are 5 points.

It's a great lead-up event for the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).


NOT allowed use calculator.

Scoring System 


Middle Primary division

  • Questions 1–8
    3 marks

  • Questions 9–16
    4 marks

  • Questions 17–24
    5 marks

  • Total 96 marks

Upper Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions

  • Questions 1–10
    3 marks

  • Questions 1–20
    4 marks

  • Questions 21–30
    5 marks

  • Total 120 marks

There is no penalty for incorrect responses.

Competition Date and Time:

16:30 on Thursday, 30 March, 2023


Location: Auckland (TBC)

Entry Fee: $25.00

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

Payment Account Information

Bank: ANZ

Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account Number: 06-0241-0684634-00

Please make payment with student's full name and KSF23 as reference.


All students must bring their own devices to the offline location. Competitions at home are not allowed.

Choose your program
Choose your level

Preparation Course 

Past paper provided  

Experienced teacher support 

Progress check by Mock test

Visual classes support by Microsoft teams

Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF) is on Thursday 30 March 2023

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