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Do we need to give details of participants' particulars when registration is made?

This gives flexibility to the school if there are changes in participants.   However, schools must submit a list of names together with the optical mark sheet at the preliminary round.


Is NMO∑ related to Direct School Admissions?

No. It is not related to the Direct School Admissions Exercise. However, participants who show outstanding performance will be noted.


Is there an age limit?

As long as participants are enrolled in primary five or below in schools, age is not a criterion.


Can students who are not in Primary Five take part?

Primary Six students cannot take part. Students in the Primary Four level and below can take part, but they must take note that the level of difficulty is pitched at Primary Five level.


Can we hold the Preliminary round one day earlier or later?

No. This is to ensure fairness to all participants.


Can participants register as individuals if their primary schools don't take part, or the school did not select them to participate?    

No. Participants can only register via their schools. Please approach the school mathematics department for registration.


When will results be released for the preliminary round and how will it be made known?

The list of participants who qualify for the special round will be released within 10 working days at the end of the Preliminary Round. This will be made known to schools. Enquiries over the phone regarding results will not be entertained.


Are there samples of past year NMO∑ questions? How can I get them?

Yes. You may purchase the NMO∑ past year questions from NUS Co-op (near LT 27). Please refer to the Book Sales information from NMO∑ website.