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American Invitational Mathematics Exam

The AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) is an intermediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12 and the USAMO. All students who took the AMC 12 and achieved a score of 100 or more out of a possible 150 or were in the top 5% are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and had a score of 120 or more out of a possible 150, or were in the top 2.5% also qualify for the AIME. 

The AIME is a 15 question, 3 hour examination in which each answer is an integer number from 0 to 999. The questions on the AIME are much more difficult and students are very unlikely to obtain the correct answer by guessing. All problems on the AIME can be solved by pre-calculus methods.


Students may take the AIME only once. If a student is found to have taken the same AIME test more than once, that student will be disqualified by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Please read the important reminder from the MAA regulations on cheating, disqualification, and etc.


Students may only have scratch paper, rulers, pencils and erasers as aids. No calculators or cell phones will be allowed.


There will be no refunds for cancellations.


Email all inquiries and concerns to OC Math Circle at and we will respond as soon as we can.

Registration to be released soon!

IMPORTANT REMINDER from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)


* Student Eligibility: Students must have been invited to take the test due to their performance on the AMC 10 or AMC 12.


PERMITTED MATERIALS: During the competition, students are only allowed:

- writing utensils

- blank scratch paper

- rulers

- erasers

Prohibited materials include: calculators, smartwatches, phones, computing devices, compasses, protractors, and graph paper.




All cheating accusations are taken seriously by the MAA AMC office, and must be reported immediately to If it is clear to the proctor from personal observation that a participant has cheated, the proctor must disqualify that participant and notify the AMC.


When submitting a cheating accusation It is critical to support the claim with facts or documentation. If the proctor receives an accusation or obtains indirect evidence of cheating, the proctor must immediately report all evidence of the situation to the MAA AMC Office at The MAA AMC Office will determine further action.


The MAA AMC Office reserves the right to disqualify scores if it determines the rules or the required security procedures were not followed.


Disqualified students

Scores will be removed from AMC historical data, and students will be ineligible to compete for the remainder of the competition cycle.

Reproduction or dissemination via phone, email, or digital media of any type is a violation of the competition rules. Students will be disqualified.

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