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What is PMC?

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The Primary Mathematics Challenge is aimed at pupils aged 9 - 11. 

The PMC paper has 25 questions. 20 of these are multiple choice. The questions are graded; starting with easy ones and graduating to harder questions. The final five require an answer where no choices are given.

Challenge date and time:

 9 Nov 2023 (NZ time)


Closing date of registering: 26 October 2023

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Fees for the PMC (first round) is $30 per student.

Eligible year groups: Year 4-6 (aged 9-11)

Exam: Online

Calculators are NOT permitted.


Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00


Please make payment with the students 'full name + PMC ' 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).

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

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What will I get?

  • 45 minutes to answer the questions

  • the chance to take part in a national challenge

  • 10 easy questions to start with

  • certificates presented by PGA

  • high-scoring pupils will be invited to take part in the PMC Bonus Round

Bonus Round
($40 per student)

The Bonus Round will be taken between 5th – 9th February 2024.

The Bonus Round is an invite-only opportunity for those pupils who did well in the first round, to extend and challenge their maths skills.

The Paper is set out in a similar format to the November challenge paper with 25 questions and 45 minutes to do them in.

  • Pupils can take part in the Bonus Round Challenge online.

  • The boundary to take part in the Bonus Round will be set in November after the November Challenge has taken place.

  • The qualifying pupils will be sent the Bonus Round paper in January.

  • All bonus round participants receive a certificate for taking part. You can win a gold, silver or bronze lapel badges and certificates.

Challenge date: 9 Nov 2023

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