2020 — 2021: Mathematics

Math Olympiad 2020-21School stu­dents of grades 5–11 from Rus­sia and of equi­val­ent grades from all over the world are invited to participate.

Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the com­pet­i­tion is free. All school stu­dents can take part in the qual­i­fy­ing round and the win­ners of it are invited to the final round. Win­ners of the pre­vi­ous Olympi­ad (with dip­lo­mas of any degree) are also invited dir­ectly to the finals.

Par­ti­cipants with the best res­ults will be awar­ded with dip­lo­mas and invited (with reduced fee) to the inter­na­tion­al camps «For­mulo de Integreco».

Olympi­ad’s organizers

The Olympi­ad 2020/21 is organ­ized by Peter the Great St. Peters­burg Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­sity.

«The Sigma Intel­lec­tu­al Club» is a part­ner of the Olympiad.

Con­tact us

You can send your ques­tions by e‑mail [email protected]​formulo.​org.

Current status: The final round is over. The results will be published soon.

Chronology of events

All the news about the Olympiad are posted below from newest to oldest.

Final round

March 28, 2021

On April 4, the final round of our Math­em­at­ic­al Olympi­ad will take place.

In all coun­tries oth­er than Rus­sia and Uzbek­istan, the final round will be held in the dis­tant form.

Before April 3, the par­ti­cipants have to vis­it the inform­a­tion sys­tem is​.for​mulo​.org and to choose one of the six time zones (shown as «loc­a­tions») UTC‑9, UTC‑6, UTC‑1, UTC+2, UTC+6, or UTC+10 accord­ing to the pre­fer­rable time of start.

On April 4 at 11:00 (loc­al time of the cor­res­pond­ing time zone) they will receive an email with the Olympi­ad prob­lems. They will have 4 hours to solve them + 20 minutes to scan or pho­to­graph their solu­tions. The solu­tions are to be sent to the jury address [email protected]​formulo.​org.

Some more details will be included in an email we will send to the par­ti­cipants soon.

Full res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round

January 22, 2021

Dear par­ti­cipants of the Olympi­ad and their teach­ers! We are pub­lish­ing the full res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round.

Atten­tion! The res­ults of the appeals are not includ­ing now.

Res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing stage

January 18, 2021

Dear par­ti­cipants,

We are pleased to inform you about the res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing stage!

You can see your score in your account.

Here are the solutions.

A solu­tion to each prob­lem was scored out of 7 points. The par­ti­cipants who reached the threshold score from the below table will be invited to the final round.

Grade — Score

  • R5 — 25
  • R6 — 18
  • R7 — 16
  • R8 — 20
  • R9 — 21
  • R10 — 16
  • R11 — 23

You can send us an appeal (a request to recon­sider the solu­tion of a spe­cif­ic prob­lem) not later than Janu­ary 25. For this pur­pose, please send a mes­sage to the jury in your account.

The final round will take place on Feb­ru­ary 24 or a neigh­bor­ing date depend­ing on the coun­try. The exact date and addresses for your coun­try are giv­en later. The win­ners of Olympi­ad 2019/20 (those with Dip­lo­mas I ‑III) can par­ti­cip­ate dir­ectly in the final round.

Cur­rent status

December 31, 2020

Dear par­ti­cipants!

Unfor­tu­nately, the jury was­n’t able to pub­lish the res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round in 2020 :( Take our apo­lo­gies for that. The res­ults will be ready up to Janu­ary 15, 2021.


Inform­a­tion for par­ti­cipants from Czech Republic

November 12, 2020

Dear par­ti­cipants from Czech Repub­lic and their parents,

Due to the epi­dem­ic situ­ation in your coun­try the Organ­iz­ing Com­mit­tee has decided to extend the term of sub­mit­ting your solu­tions until 23:59, Novem­ber 19.

Updates in the text of problems

October 24, 2020

Dear par­ti­cipants of the Olympiad,

Please pay atten­tion to the fact that the text of the prob­lems has been slightly updated.
This con­cerns prob­lems 5.6, 6.4, 9.7, 10.3, 10.5, and 11.2.

Start of the qual­i­fy­ing round

October 22, 2020

Here is the qual­i­fy­ing (remote) round of the com­pet­i­tion. You can solve prob­lems until Novem­ber 12, 2020 inclusively.

Please remem­ber that your solu­tion of every prob­lem should include not only the right answer but the full reas­on­ing as well.

We will be happy if your friends who like math­em­at­ics also par­ti­cip­ate. How­ever, every assign­ment should be done indi­vidu­ally; oth­er­wise, your sub­mis­sion will not be con­sidered. The win­ners of Olympi­ad 2019/20 (those with Dip­lo­mas I‑III) can par­ti­cip­ate dir­ectly in the final round.


How to sub­mit solutions

The solu­tions should be writ­ten in Eng­lish, Esper­anto, French, Geor­gi­an, Ger­man, Kaza­kh, Per­sian, Romani­an, Rus­si­an, Span­ish, Thai, Turk­ish, Ukrain­i­an, Hebrew or Uzbek. Use of oth­er lan­guages should be agreed with the organ­izers in advance.

The solu­tions should be sub­mit­ted to the Jury by Novem­ber 12 in our inform­a­tion system:

You can upload both text files (in TXT, DOC, DOCX or PDF formats) and scans of paper works (in JPG and PNG formats):

  • each solu­tion must be in it’s own file,
  • the total num­ber of files should not exceed 10,
  • the files should not con­tain the sur­name, name and oth­er per­son­al data of the participant,
  • you do not need to repeat the text of the prob­lems in your paper.
From now on the only way
to upload your solu­tions of the qual­i­fy­ing round
is in our inform­a­tion system!

Any ques­tions?

You can send your ques­tions (but not the solu­tions of prob­lems) to the organ­izers to [email protected]​formulo.​org.

Also you can refer any ques­tions about our sys­tem by e‑mail: [email protected]​formulo.​org.



September 25, 2020

There will be two rounds in the Inter­na­tion­al Math­em­at­ic­al Olympi­ad «For­mula of Unity»/«The Third Millennium».

Qual­i­fy­ing round

The first round, by cor­res­pond­ence, will be held from Octo­ber 22 to Novem­ber 12.

Detailed inform­a­tion will be avail­able near the start of the round. It is pos­sible to obtain the list of prob­lems and fur­ther announce­ments related to the Olympi­ad via email — register here :)

Final round

The second (final) round of the Olympi­ad will be held in the end of Feb­ru­ary, 2021 at mul­tiple sites in vari­ous coun­tries. Detailed inform­a­tion about loc­a­tions will be avail­able near the start of the round.