Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad
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The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO) is a mathematics olympiad for high school students in countries on and near the Pacific rim. The olympiad started in 1989, and usually occurs in March. It consists of five problems, worth seven points each, to be solved in one four-hour session. Each country largely grades its own papers. A country may have any number of unofficial participants, but only ten students' grades from any country are official. The APMO committee meets each year during the IMO.
In the United States, usually the previous summer's MOP participants are invited to take the APMO.