The American Mathematics Contest or AMC-10 is one of the three levels of the AMC test for grades 9 and 10. AMC-10 is a 75-minute exam with 25 multiple-choice items. It covers secondary school mathematics, including elementary algebra, basic geometry, area and volume formulas, elementary number theory, elementary probability, and pre-calculus concepts. Students will be scored 6 points for every correct answer, 1.5 points for items left blank, and 0 points for incorrect answers. The top 2.5% of the competitors with about 100 to 115 points will be qualified for American Invitational Mathematics Examination or AIME.

**AMC-10 is offered twice per year, which is a different set of questions. In the recent AMC-10 held last November 2021, the average score of AMC 10A was 59.63, and AMC 10B was 56.57. The result shows a significant drop in the average score from last spring’s result, with an average score of 65.53 for AMC 10A and 62.31 for AMC 10B. This result suggest that the result varies each year**.** Questions have changed in the past five years and improved with more complex math problems. **

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## What is the average score for AMC 10 2021?

**The average score for AMC 10 in 2021 has four results. **

Four AMC-10s happened in 2021. The first and second AMCs held in Spring, and the third and fourth were held in Fall. According to the Mathematical Association of America dashboard, average scores are as follows:

**AMC 10A was held on February 4, 2021**

- Average score: 65.53
- AIME floor: 103.5
- Distinction: 112.5
- Distinguished Honor Roll: 132

**AMC 10B was held on February 10, 2021**

- Average score: 62.31
- AIME floor: 102
- Distinction: 108
- Distinguished Honor Roll: 126

**AMC 10A was held on November 10, 2021**

- Average score: 59.63
- AIME floor: 96
- Distinction: 100.5
- Distinguished Honor Roll: 117

**AMC 10B was held on November 16, 2021**

- Average score: 56.57
- AIME floor: 96
- Distinction: 100.5
- Distinguished Honor Roll: 120

## How many students got the average score in 2021?

**In all four AMC 10 last 2021, about 44 to 49 percent of the participants got at least an average score. **

**Spring (Feruary 2021) **

**AMC-10A**– out of 24,807 students who took the AMC-10A last spring of 2021, 12,382 students got the average score, or about 49% of the participants worldwide.**AMC-10B**– out of 19,704 students, 9,666 got an average score of 62.31, or 49.05% of the participants worldwide.

**Fall (November 2021) **

**AMC-10A**– out of 29,531 students who took the AMC-10A last fall of 2021, 13,834 students got an average score of 56.57, or about 46.8% of the participants worldwide.**AMC-10B**– out of 24,893 students who took the AMC-10B last fall, 11,022 got an average score of 62.31, or 44.2% of the participants worldwide.

## How many students got below average score in 2021?

**52,031 students failed to reach the average in the AMC-10 in 2021. **

There are 86,346 participants in all seasons of 2021 AMC-10. 52, 031 students got less than the average score, which means that about 60.25% of all participants of AMC-10 in the year 2021 failed to reach the average score.

## How many got a perfect score in AMC 10 2021?

**35 students got a perfect score in the year 2021 AMC-10**

The perfect score for AMC-10 is 150. Few participants got a perfect score in the year 2021. 27 students got the perfect score in the Spring AMC-10A and 1 from AMC-10B. While in the Fall AMC-10A, 5 students got the perfect score and 2 from AMC-10B. Thus, about 0.06% of the combined number of participants got a perfect score. Students who got perfect scores will be recognized and published in a special awards book and awarded a special pin or medal. Ultimately, the perfect scorer will also be qualified for the AIME.

## Which country had the highest number of perfect scores?

**The United States of America has the highest number of perfect scores. **

Out of 35 perfect scores from 2021 AMC-10, 32 students are from America. There are three participants from British Columbia, Canada. The state of California has the highest number of perfect scores.

## Grade and Gender Average in AMC 10

**In the AMC Historical Statistics, males have a slightly higher average than females, and grade 8 has the highest average across all AMC-10 seasons**.

**Spring (Feburary 2021) **

- AMC-10A- Male is slightly higher with a 65.78% average score, while females have 60.27%. Grade 8 has the highest average of 70.82% among all grade levels who took the test.
- AMC-10B- Male average score is 62.75% vs. female of 54.09%. Grade 8 has the highest with 64.26%

**Fall (November 2021) **

- AMC-10B- Male is slightly higher with a 62.75% average score, while females have 54.09%. Grade 8 has the highest average of 64.26% among all grade levels who took the test.
- AMC-10B- Male average score is 59.51% vs. female of 51.73%. Grade 8 has the highest with 61.89%

## What is a good score on AMC 10?

**100 to 115 points is a good score on AMC 10**

In the past AMC-10, 2.5% make it to the AIME, which is about 100 to 115 points. The AMC 10 is one of the series of exams used to prepare for the US Math Olympiad team. Taking the exam allows students to strengthen their mathematical capabilities to be the next problem-solvers in the future. So, getting a good score in AMC 10 is paramount to every student’s dream of becoming the next math genius. If you do well in AMC-10, you will be qualified for the AIME, and ultimately, in the US Mathematical Olympiad.