LuminaMath National Mathematics Competition

The 2023-2024 organizing and unfolding Statute

LuminaMath is an international mathematics competition for students starting from 2nd to 8th grade, giving them the opportunity to test their knowledge on a national level.

This year we are organizing the XXVIIth edition of the LuminaMath competition. The contest will take place in two stages: the online stage and the written stage.


Our competition aims to draw children towards exact sciences, raising the mathematics learning efficiency, familiarizing children with the exam atmosphere and the multiple choice-type tests, and also their training for taking international exams.

1. Calendar:

    November 7th – 11th The online stage which takes place on different days (time interval  15:00-20:00) *
  • Monday November 6th grade 5
  • Tuesday November 7th grade 4
  • Wednesday November 8th grade 7 and 8
  • Thursday November 9th grade 3
  • Friday November 10th grade 2 and 6
    November 16th Publishing online stage results
    10th December – The written stage – between 10:00 and 12:00
    December 19th Publishing written stage results
    19 - 20 December – Filing appeals
    21th 22 December until 16:00 – Publishing the final results

*Important! We do not accept any appeals for the online stage.

2. Participation fee

We do not take any participation fees.

3. Prizes

We award participation diplomas to every student registered to the online stage. The participation diplomas will be found in pdf format in the email accounts affiliated to each student.The diplomas will be awarded according to the following scores:

85-100 points- 1st Prize
70-84,9 points- 2nd Prize
60-69,9 points – 3rd Prize
50-59,9 points – Mention

4. National Camp

Students scoring best in their region/county, from each grade, with a score of minimum 85 points, will take part in a national camp, which will have maths lessons as well. Also, the students with a score of minimum 80 points and ranked in the first 30 students on the national level, will attend a national camp.

5. Registration

5.1. The Online Stage:

Registration will take place between the 1st until the 30th October, online, on the platform, by filling out the fields in the registration form; after the registration, the system will automatically send a confirmation email which will contain the filled out data for that user. The username will be the email address written in the registration form, and the password will be chosen by the user.

Beware! You are successfully registered if you get an email with the title "Registration is ok!". At the end of the email message, you must click on "Press here" to end the registration. And this is how you will confirm the registration.

IMPORTANT! You will use a unique email address for each student. There cannot be two or more students registered with one email address.

You can log in with the email address and the chosen password and you can change some details of the account (schoolname, county, etc.) but not the password or the email address.

5.2. The Written Stage::

In this stage, only the students selected after the online stage will participate, according to the established criteria. These will be present in the centres set by the organizers and published on the official website The centres will be published on the website so that the students can schedule their travel to the center where the written stage will take place.

6. Holding the competition

The competition is a multiple choice-type test made up of 30 questions for 2nd – 4th graders and 40 multiple choice problems for 5nd-8nd graders, each question having 5 multiple-choice answers.

The format of the competition is the same for the online stage and the written stage.
Students will choose only one correct answer.

7. Scoring

All exercises in the test are scored the same way regardless the difficulty level.

The formula for calculating the final score is:

For 5th – 8th graders:
P = 20 (by default) + 2 x NRC – 0.5 x NRG
And for 2nd – 4th graders:
P = 25 (by default) + 2.5 x NRC – 0.5 x NRG
NRC- the number of correct answers
NRG- the number of wrong answers.
The answerless questions do not take scores.

8. Duration of the competition

The duration of the competition is 2 hours (120 minutes) for each stage with the mention that in the online stage, the students can log in between 15:00 – 20:00.

For example: If a student logs in at 19:30 and starts the competition, then the system will allow them to answer the questions until 21:30 (when the 120 minutes will have run out).

Considering that the average time for answering each question is 3-4 minutes, participants are advised to use their time efficiently.


9. Scoring

9.1. The online stage:

Scoring is automatic, thus ensuring the impartial computation of the scores and the ranking.

The computer will display each question one by one on the screen. During the competition, starting the moment the students press "start" online, they cannot pause. If they want to postpone solving a problem, the students can press next, and the computer will display the next question. At the end of the test, only if they have more time, the students can choose to solve the unsolved problems, but this option will be available only once. The results of the online stage will be published on the November 16th 2021. The students who qualify for the written stage will be the first 50 to obtain the highest scores from each grade in each county and to obtain at least 50 points, and for Bucharest, the first 50 students to obtain the highest scores on a sector level and to obtain at least 50 points.

Beware! If for a grade (2nd grade, 3rd grade, etc), from a county, there are less than 50 students registered in the online stage, all of them will qualify for the written stage which will take place at a center chosen by the inspectorate, but there will not be a winner of the national camp. The national camp is awarded to the student with the highest score in the county if less than 50 students qualified at the written stage in that grade.


9.2. The written stage:

Only students qualified after the online stage will take part in this stage.

Travelling expenses of the students will not be incurred by the organizers.

Filling up correctly the answer sheets is part of the game. The answer sheets must be filled up with th a pen/pencil, and the encirclement must be done sharply, so that the computer can read the answers from the sheets. The computer may not recognize other symbols (crosses, lines, dots, etc). The answer sheets must not have stains or erasures.

The computer points out the situations where the test has not been solved individually, thus the student will be eliminated from the competition.

Scoring is automatic, thus ensuring the impartial computation of the scores and the ranking.

The scores and rankings will be published on the official website

Between December the 19th, 2023, the partial scores of the students will be published online (in each participant's account), and between December 19th-20th, they may file appeals. On December 22th, 2023, the final rankings will be published.


10. Tiebreaker

The following rules apply for the 50 students who obtained the highest scores in each grade, in each county:

10.1. If there is a score tie, the student who received a higher coefficient will qualify for the next stage. The coefficient is made up of: the total number of correct answers, the total number of correct answers with a higher difficulty level (A), the total number of correct answers with a medium difficulty level (M), and the total number of correct answers with an easy difficulty level(E).

The difficulty level of the questions will be set after the competition, according to the percentage of correct answers for each question. This algorithm will be used to set the difficulty levels for all the questions. The first 14 questions with a lot of correct answers will be considered E, the next 8 questions will be M, the next 4 questions will be A and the last 4 questions will be F.D. For 5th-8th grades, we will have the following distribution according to the number of students that answered correctly: the first 14 questions with the most correct answers will be considered E, the next 12 questions will be M, the next 8 questions will be A and the last 6 will be considered F.D.

10.2. If more than one student have the same score and the same coefficient, all of them will qualify.

10.3. If there are more than one student with the same score and the same coefficient on the 50th place, all of them will qualify for the written stage.

This statute applies to the International Mathematics Competition Luminamath 2023-2024. Any changes of the present statute will be sent to the schools taking part in the competition. You can check the entire statute here...

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How To Register To LuminaMath Online

To register to the LuminaMath competition you need to create an account on the platform and go through a few simple steps.



The first step is to create an account on the platform.



You will receive a message in your registered email address inbox with a link to confirm the email address and registration process.


Log in

Make sure your username (email address) and password are correct, and you have access to your account before exam day.



On the exam day, you log in to the account with the user (email address) and password set.
We wish you good luck!