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karategirl, I did several past papers from the aforementioned contests, but I never did one proctored. Straining my memory, I think you might have to prepare a bit outside of the standard curricula. I recall it having a few discrete maths problems as well, which I don't think is covered in the UK curricula. Apart from that, the best thing to do is solve hard problems, preferably from those past papers.
OMG, thank you! These UKMT things are so english.
I think she is talking about Junior, Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenges, run by UKMT. I used to sit those at school. If I remember correctly (I might be wrong), the JMC is done at age 11-13, the IMC at 14-16, and the SMC at 16-18. Something like 20-25 multiple-choice questions to do in 60 minutes, with a scoring system that penalised guessing, I think?
It is hard but the best answer is to do them. As many as you can. Practice will improve your skills and take away the fear.
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