18th NTIC ANMC Competition Registration Guidelines 2020/2021

NTIC & NMC 18th Edition Annual National Mathematics Competition [ANMC] Registration Procedures, Dates and Venues for the First and Second Stages and Prizes and Award Ceremony for Primary 5&6 Students, Teachers and Schools for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming traditional feast of mathematics for pupils, teachers and parents. It is the 18th edition of Annual National Mathematics Competition for Primary 5&6 pupils organized by two of the leading institutions of Nigeria in the area of education: Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) and National Mathematical Center (NMC).

NTIC and NMC are putting a great effort to seed the love of mathematics in pupils’ hearts. However, they are not the only ones who have branded this excellent product; we owe thousands of pupils, teachers and parents all around Nigeria who are contributing to this festival with their efforts and enthusiasm.

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18th Annual National Mathematics Competition for Primary 5&6 Organized by Nigerian Tulip International Colleges & National Mathematical Center

Format of the Competition:

It is worth reminding you that this competition is only for primary 5&6 pupils from public or private primary schools all around Nigeria.

Age limit is 12years old.

All students are to sit for the exam in states where their schools are registered.

Type and number of questions: Both stages of this competition is objective type

examination involving 75 questions distributed as follows; 35 algebra, 15 geometry and 25 aptitude.

The questions are prepared according to Nigerian Primary school syllabus but in a harder level.

Duration of the examination: A total of 120 minutes allotted to answer all the questions.

Dates and Venues for the Stages and Award Giving Ceremony 2020/2021:

Stages of the Competition & Entry Procedures:

1st Stage (State Level):

The first stage of the annual competition holds simultaneously in 36 states of the federation including FCT. All primary 5&6 pupils from public or private primary schools may participate in this competition.

There is no limitation to the number of students who can participate in the exam in a school.

Each participant must come with a copy of the Examination Card filled out completely to the exam hall (a detached copy from the registration form sold by NTIC and NMC officers or other responsible people from schools or ministries procured at N2,000).

RULES for 18th ANMC:

i-There will be one exam centre for each state (Lagos will have 5 exam centers).
ii-Maximum 200 students may participate for each exam centers. (Abuja may accommodate 300 students) due to Pandemic precautions.
iii-Schools may send their best 3 pupils to the 1st round. No school shall have more than three pupils.
iv-The registration shall be on first-come first-served basis.
v-Registrations will be closed as soon as the 200 targets is reached for each centre or closed 1 week before the 1st round exam date, depending on which one is accomplished first.
vi-New registrations will not be accepted on the exam day or at the exam centre of 1st round of 18th ANMC. All registration must be made before the closing of registration or before the 200 targets as indicated in (iv and v above).
vii-There will be two zones (North Zone: Kano State and South Zone: Abuja State) for the 2nd round.
viii-First 20 qualified students of the 1st Round of 18th ANMC will be called for the 2nd Round.
ix-Exam Card can be purchased from state coordinators (at N2000).
x-There would not be any introductory visits to the schools by our officials but designated state registration coordinators shall be made to send posters and handbills. The social media shall be used to promote the 18th ANMC.
Pupils are expected to come for the exam in their school uniforms.
You can get details of the venues for the exam from any of our school branches or you may contact an officer from NMC and Ministries of Education across states.
Pupils will be asked to shade the necessary information and their answers into answer sheets that will be provided for them at the exam centre, using pencils only. Since the answer sheets are in optic format, the pupils may not be used to shading the answers and the necessary information properly. That is why we request the assistance of the teachers and the parents in teaching them how to shade into the optic forms properly. Please, check page 8 of this booklet for sample shading. The reason for using the
uncommon optic forms is to be able to mark the sheets and deliver the results within the shortest time, despite the fact that over 40,000 pupils are participating in this competition.
We expect to finalize the marking of the scripts within a month after the first stage.
Please, note that the results will ONLY be announced on the official website of the school (www.ntic.edu.ng)
The results for each state will be published on the website 30 days after the state level.

2nd Stage (Final Level):

The 5 winners of each state will be invited to the final stage.

Although the winners will be given calls (on the number provided in the examination form) to be informed about the final stage, it is the winners’ responsibility to check and learn about the results on time from our website.

In the case where a winner does not come for the final stage for whatsoever reason, he/she cannot claim to proceed to the final stage.

But he/she still will be awarded his deserved award gotten from the first stage.

All qualified students for second stage are to bring birth certificate and letter of identification from their school.

The final stage will be conducted in 4 different locations; Abuja, Kaduna, Kano and Ogun. The states and the centers have been arranged as follows:

Zones States Centers for Final Stage
South ZONE Abuja, Anambra, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Abia,
Rivers, Imo, Enugu, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Lagos, Ogun,
Osun, Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti, Delta, Edo, Kwara
NTIC, Abuja
North ZONE Kaduna, Niger, Plateau, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Kogi,
Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Kano, Zamfara, Sokoto,
Kebbi, Katsina, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa
NTIC, Kano

  • Each pupil is expected to be accompanied by one teacher. If two or more pupils come from the same school, only one teacher must accompany them. If parents or more teachers want to come to the event, they have to provide their own accommodation and transportation fare.
  • Each pupil and their trainers will be awarded according to the table on page 6.
  • The accommodation and public transport (by road) fee (to and from) for each winner and only one teacher from the winning school will be paid.
  • 1st round winners must arrive to the above-mentioned zones on 27th July 2021.
  • Only the winners of the zone level will sit for the final stage of the examination the following morning (28th July 2021). 
  • They will have 120 minutes for 75 objective questions.
  • They will return back to their destinations after the Award Giving Ceremony (Zonal
  • Level - 29th July 2021).

Awards and Prizes:.


1. 7 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze medals will be given in each zone.
2. The best seven pupils (gold medalists) from each zone will get a 100% scholarship (including tuition, feeding and hostel except other fees like books and uniforms).
3. The pupils from 8th to 14th position (silver medalists) from each zone will get a 100% scholarship of tuition.
4. The pupils from 15th to 20th position (bronze medalists) from each zone will get a 50% scholarship of tuition.
5. All pupils qualifying for 2nd round from each zone will receive a cash prize as indicated in the next page.
6. The teachers of the twenty pupils from each zone will receive a cash prize according to 2nd Round results as indicated in the next page.
7. The best three schools from each zone will be given special prizes. (One school can get only the highest deserved price)
8. Twenty pupils from each zone will be given certificates of merit.
9. The schools and teachers of the twenty pupils from each zone will be awarded certificates of merit.
10.The schools of the twenty pupils from each zone will be awarded plaques.
Scholarships are available only at Nigerian Tulip International Colleges.


1st ₦ 400,000 ₦ 200,000 GOLD
2nd ₦ 300,000 ₦ 100,000 GOLD
3rd ₦ 200,000 ₦ 75,000 GOLD
4th ₦ 100,000 ₦ 50,000 GOLD
5th ₦ 100,000 ₦ 50,000 GOLD
6th ₦ 100,000 ₦ 50,000 GOLD
7th ₦ 100,000 ₦ 50,000 GOLD
8th-14th ₦ 50,000 ₦ 30,000 SILVER
15th-20th ₦ 25,000 ₦ 20,000 BRONZE


  • Awards for the best three schools (for each zone) are Photocopy Machine, Desktop Computer and Printer respectively according to the 2nd Round results.
  • The organizers reserve the right to change or add to the rules and regulations if such addition or changes are required.
18th NTIC ANMC Competition Registration Guidelines 2020/2021


The score of a participant is calculated with the following formula:
Score = (200 - Max Rough Score + Rough Score divided by 2

Rough Score = A x Coef of Algebra + G x Coef of Geometry + Apt x Coef of Apt

A, G, and Apt represent the number of correct answers of the participant in Algebra, Geometry and Aptitude, respectively.

That means, the number of correct answers in Algebra, Geometry and Aptitude are multiplied by the coefficients of the section and then added together to obtain the Rough Score.

The coefficients in each section (Algebra, Geometry and Aptitude) are calculated as follows:

Coefficient of the section = Number of questions over General Average

For example, in the 14th edition of the competition, the General Averages in each section were as follows:

Algebra Average = 17.28 over 35

Geometry Average = 5.95 over 15

Aptitude Average = 9.47 over 25

According to this, coefficients are calculated as follows:

Coefficient of the section= Number of questions/General Average

Coefficient of Geometry = 15/5.95 = 2.522

Coefficient of Aptitude = 25/9.4 = 2.6401

An example: Assume a participant got 26 correct answers in Algebra, 13 correct answers in Geometry and 14 correct answers in Aptitude. Then, his/her rough score will be calculated as; 26 × 2.0255 + 13 × 2.522 + 14 × 2.6401 = 122.41 (Approximately)

Finally, his/her Score is calculated as (200 - 173 + 122.41) divided by 2 = 74.70 


For fast and correct results, the pupils are expected to shade properly.

From experience, we have observed that most, pupils are not be used to shading optic forms.

Even after being instructed by their invigilators on proper shading, many of them still shade wrongly.

This challenge has been responsible for delays in releasing of result.

For this reason, in this edition, we are going to use an improved version of the optic forms that will enable us to mark and release the results as soon as possible.

However, we still request the help of teachers and parents to teach pupils how to shade properly before coming for the exam.

You will see a SAMPLE of proper shading on optic form. Teachers and parents are requested to train the pupils about how to shade properly.

In case of wrong shading, we do not assume any responsibility.

The pupils will get the results according to how they shaded.

Note that, if a pupil shades more than one answer in a line, his answer will be regarded as a wrong answer.

In case, he changes his mind about one of his answers, he should erase the previous one completely by using a soft eraser before marking the new choice.

Note that the optic forms are being evaluated by machines. Thus, the pupils should be
aware that the machine cannot read their results if:
• they use biros instead of pencils,
• they shade more than one answers for any question,
• they do not make proper shading.
Optionally, all the students are advised to do shading practice on www.ntic.edu.ng

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