The AMC 8 is an exam for students in grades 8 and below, administered annually by the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) to students all over the United States.

Usually, high scoring students will be given a chance by their school to take the more challenging AMC 10 exam. However, there is no requirement for the AMC 10 besides the fact that you have to be 10$^\text{th}$ grade or below.

The AMC 8 is administered by the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC). Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) is a proud sponsor of the AMC. The test is intended to foster interest in mathematics and also to help middle school students learn mathematical problem solving.


The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice test. Problems generally increase in difficulty as the exam progresses. Through 2007, calculators were permitted; though now, they are not. A correct answer scores 1 point, but unlike the AMC 10 and 12, no points are given for blank answers.


The AMC 8 tests mathematical problem solving with algebra, arithmetic, counting, geometry, logic, number theory, and probability.



Use the link above to access many years' worth of competition questions.

Recommended reading

Preparation Classes

See also


Stay Connected

Subscribe to get news and
updates from AoPS, or Contact Us.
© 2015
AoPS Incorporated
Invalid username
Login to AoPS