AMC’s invitational competition for high scoring AMC 10/12 participants

American Invitational Mathematics Exam

The American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) is a challenging exam offered for those who excelled on the AMC 10 or AMC 12 exams. The AIME is a 15 question, 3 hour examination, each answer is an integer number between 0 to 999. The questions on the AIME are much more difficult than those on the AMC 10 and AMC 12 competitions. Top scoring students on the AIME are invited to take the USAMO or USAJMO. For students who perform exceptionally well on the AMC 10/12, they are invited to continue participating in the AMC series of examinations that culminate with the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The first in this series is the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME), followed by the USA Mathematical Olympiad and Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO and USAJMO). The top students from the USA(J)MO are invited to the Mathematical Olympiad Program in the summer after the exam. Students from the Mathematical Olympiad Program are then eligible to be selected for the following summer’s six member team that will represent the United States of America at the IMO.


AIME I (Main AIME Competition Date): Tuesday, March 7, 2017

AIME II (Alternate AIME Competition Date): Wednesday, March 22, 2017