The 20th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Stage will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, October 28, 2017. It is a written exam consisting of fifteen multiple-choice questions worth 2 points each, ten multiple-choice questions worth 3 points each, and five answers-only questions worth 6 points each.
The Regional Testing Center for Region V is Ateneo de Naga University. The qualifying stage will be held at the first two floors of the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Hall of the ADNU Bagumbayan Campus (Ateneo Avenue, Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City); registration will be done in the same building. The participants must be in their assigned examination rooms by 1:00 pm. The exam starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm (even for those who arrived late).
Participants must be at the venue before 12:00 nn to register. The registration fee of PhP 150 per participant must be paid before the exam starts. An official receipt will be given for each school (and not for each participant). Applicants who submitted their application forms through e-mail must submit the original application forms to the registration staff during registration. Participants and coaches must bring identification cards that have ID pictures, preferably those issued by their schools.
Scratch papers will be provided during the exam. The only materials that the participants are allowed to have on their desks immediately before the examination are: blue or black ballpoint pen, pencil (required), eraser, ruler, compass, and protractor. All other items such as notes, books, cellular phones, etc. are not allowed on the participants’ desks, but these may be placed in a designated area in the room. Calculators are not allowed.
Participants are not allowed to leave the examination room during the exam. (Participants who need to use the bathroom must do so before the exam starts.) Participants who leave the room before the exam has ended are considered to have finished the exam; they must submit their questionnaires and answer sheets to the proctor before they leave and they are not allowed to return to continue the exam.
Certificates of appreciation for each student and each coach and certificates of appearance (only for those who explicitly request it) will be distributed to the coaches or school representatives.