Below is a table with the grade boundaries for past papers for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, and at the bottom of the page there are videos about the 2020 and 2021 boundaries. If you want to prepare for the JMC try one of my online courses:

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JUNIOR MATHS CHALLENGE GRADE BOUNDARIES:

The grade boundaries for 2022 are not yet available – based on last year’s dates I would guess they will be available around 20th May, but this varies from year to year.

YearBronzeSilverGoldKangarooOlympiad
202252668492120
20214557737398
2020 (online)*7086102n/an/a
201941547178106
201849617582105
201752637786107
201651658193113
201551627888105
2014506379108
2013496382113
2012567186110
2011496177104
2010445673102
2009455772100
200845567199
200743546994
200639516692
2005516479102
2004476075100
2003445775105
2002455773100
2001587388114
2000526682106
199943567197
199842557095
1997546986108

* In 2020 the Junior Maths Challenge was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The usual deductions for incorrect answers to questions 16 to 25 were not applied.

How to get Gold and qualify for the Kangaroo and Olympiad

This video explains everything you need to know about the JMC boundaries and the follow on rounds.

How are the boundaries set?

From 2022 the grade boundaries for the JMC are set so that 50% of students taking the competition receive Gold, Silver and Bronze in the ratio of 3:2:1. Before that only 40% of students received certificates. The YouTube video here explains all!

How the boundaries for the JMC changed from 2022

*Why where the 2020 boundaries so high?

The 2020 JMC happened at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – this video explains how and why the boundaries were so different as a result.

Past papers, solutions and further information can be found at https://www.ukmt.org.uk/.

Looking for other maths challenge boundaries? See these pages instead:

Intermediate Maths Challenge Grade Boundaries

Senior Maths Challenge Grade Boundaries