Nordic Mathematical Contest

The Nordic Mathematical Contest is an annual math competition that takes place in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, on a Monday or Tuesday in late March or early April. The contest allows at most 100 participants (20 from each country), although there are usually only between 80 and 90 contestants who attend in practice.


The contest is essay/proof style. There are four questions to be solved within four hours. From 1987 (first year of contest) to 2014, each question was worth five points, for a maximum of 20. From 2015 onward, each problem was worth seven points, for a maximum of 28. The topics covered are the same as in the IMO, although the test is easier than the IMO.