Participants of each division must meet the following conditions:
Participation in the competition is by invitation. Any invited city or country is entitled to send up to 2 teams to participate in each division. Each team may comprise a maximum of 6 members: a team leader, a deputy leader, and 4 students, except for countries: Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, whose status as former hosts of any activities under the supervision of IMC Executive Board allowing them to send four teams to participate in each division.
There will be two kinds of contests in each division namely, individual and team contests. All participants must participate in both kinds of contests and other related activities, as scheduled.
|Key Stage II||Individual||TEAM|
|Question: 15||Question: 15|
|Time: 90 minutes||Time: 60 minutes|
|Total Marks: 150||Total Marks: 400|
|Key Stage III||Individual||TEAM|
12 Questions-short answer(5 points each)
3 Questions-complete solution is needed(20 points each)
|Time: 120 minutes||Time: 60 minutes|
|Total Marks: 120||Total Marks: 400|
The four-team members are given 10 minutes to discuss and distribute among themselves the first 8 questions. Each student must attempt to solve at least one problem. Each member has 35 minutes to write independently the solutions of his/her allotted problem with no further discussion or exchange of problems. The four-team members are allowed to solve together for 15 minutes the last 2 problems.
The participating country must send ten proposed problems, using Word files written in English, for the Key Stage II contest and the Key Stage III contest; that is, five for the individual contest and another five for the team contest on or before 15 June 2014 to allow the KIMC Academic Committee to do the consideration and preparation of competition papers. The team leaders must avoid using the exact proposed problems they submit to the organizers for training their contestants. The contest papers may be translated into one’s native language on 22 July 2014, after the opening ceremony.