What is the AMC 10/12?
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
These competitions are administered around the country on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, and Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).
The AMC 10/12 is also available in French, Spanish, large print, and braille in print administration only.
Registration Deadlines and Competition Date
- AMC 10/12 A Competition Date: November 10, 2021 from 8:00 am ET to 11:59 pm ET
- AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: November 16, 2021 from 8:00 am ET to 11:59 pm ET