Feb 23, 2019

The Brazilian Math Olympiad for Public and Private Schools (OBMEP)

  • Crimson Education
  • Brazil
Multiple Competition Workshop Skill Building Other


The Brazilian Math Olympiad for Public and Private Schools has as its main goal to encourage students to use and develop their knowledge in mathematics, identify young talents, encourage teachers to improve their classes, integrate students from different schools, and promote social equality throughout knowledge. Students sit for an exam in their home schools and compete for medals with other young people in the same age group from around the nation. Those that qualify for top medals can go on and compete in regional and international competitions, representing Brazil.

For more information on this Olympiad, please visit the OBMEP website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




There are over 17 million participants and over 6,500 medals given out.

Participation Cost


Public schools' registration is free.

For private schools, there is a $26 USD registration fee.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Participants must possess a broad and strong knowledge of advanced mathematics.

Time Commitment


There are two test days involved in this competition. 

Application Deadline

Registration for the 2020 competition has closed. Dates for 2021 TBA (likely to be late-March)

Application Process Includes

1. School registration

2. An indication of participating students

3.  The sitting of the test on school campus