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WMTC in Taiwan (TWMC)



Practice WMTC (PWMTC) will have the same levels (junior, intermediate, and advanced) as WMTC and problems are that similarly formatted though they might be slightly easier. The purpose of PWMTC is to serve as a bridge that would lead students towards mathematics and WMTC. WMTC is a competition where every student from every country gather in the same location, whereas PWMTC is an event where students from different countries will compete in their area locally. PWMTC will help students detect their weaknesses and strengthen them before attending the WMTC in November.


Rules of PWMTC

Each team will consist of six students plus one team leader (not student). A team can participate as a country, a region, or a city; individual registrations will not be accepted. Electronic devices like calculators, mobile phones, or computers will not be allowed during the competition. WMTC is made up of three different rounds, individual, relay, and team. In the individual rounds, each person gets a set of multiple choice problems and the scores of every team member will be averaged. Students will not be allowed to talk or pass papers around during the individual round. The first individual round consists of 15 questions that are two points each; these questions will have to be completed within 20 minutes. Each correct answer will give two points, the incorrect answer will give zero points, and the black answer will be 0.5 point. In the second individual round, students will be required to complete 8 questions, six medium level and two hard level, within 40 minutes. The six medium level questions will be worth four points if the answer is correct and the two hard level questions will be worth eight points if the answer is correct. The wrong or incorrect answers will only give 0 point. The maximum total score for both rounds is 70 points.

In the relay rounds, each team divides into three groups of two (the numbers may vary if the team isn’t complete). There are a total of three rounds that are seven minutes each. Though both students in the group will receive a question, only the answer from the second member of the relays group will be counted. One student in a group will be sitting behind the other student. The student in the front (the first student) will receive a question and this student will solve it and pass the answer using a paper slip to the student in the back (the second student). Only a single numeric number is allowed to write on the paper slip; writing any word or sentence regarding the question is prohibited. The second student’s question will have a unknown variable in the question and the question cannot be solved unless the first student passes an answer back. If the first student passes the wrong answer to the second student, the chances of that group getting a correct answer will decrease significantly. The second student’s answer will be collected at the end of seven minutes. The correct answer will be worth 20 points. The maximum points for each sub-group for all three rounds is 60 points. The scores of the three sub-groups will be averaged in the final calculation.

In the team round, the six members of a team will sit in a circle and solve 14 problems within 40 minutes. Discussion and passing paper within the team is allowed. Each team will only submit one answer sheet. The total points received in this round will be directly added to the final calculation

How to sign up for PWMTC

  1. Competition Organizer: WMTC International

  2. Taiwan Co-Organizer : Taiwan Math/Science Circle (TWMC)

  3. Registration Deadline: Please Refer To the Official Announcements

  4. Competition Date:  April

  5. Eligibility :

    1. Preliminary Competition (Choose one of the following): 

      1. Students recommended by the Taiwan Math/Science Circle; Students must upload the TWMC membership application form with a list of all the previous competitions they've taken part in. 

    2. Final Competitions: Students must pass the test at the end of the TWMC training camp.

  6. Competition Venue: Varies annually depending on the host country that holds the competition; the final competition will be held in the host country. 

  7. Registration Fee: Please Refer To the Official Announcements 

  8. How to Apply:

    1. On-site Registration : Taiwan Math/Science Circle (2F., No. 390, Beitun Rd., Beitun Dist., Taichung City)

    2. Register Via Phone : (04)2243-1519     

    3. Register Via Line: LINE ID : 0422434986  

    4. Register Via Google Form: Please Refer To the Official Announcements


Please message the TWMC Official Line Account (LINE ID: 0422434986) after your registration in order to confirm that your registration was successful. Thank you.

Taiwan Math/Science Circle, TWMC
Address: 2F., No. 390, Beitun Rd., Beitun Dist., Taichung City
Tel.: 04-22431519
TWMC Official Website:


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