The competition in "Mathematics" (180 min.) is held in online and on-site.
Competition in Mathematics is held both in in-person format (offline) and remote format (online). Each participant may choose just one of the formats: writing either on a special venue or remotely. Either way a participant has 180 minutes for writing the test.
A task of HSE INTO 2024 in Mathematics consists of 10 problems divided into three blocks according to the problems’ difficulty:
- Problems of the first block (from 1st to 6th) are closer to examination tasks, they check knowledge and skills of participants in high school mathematics. These problems suppose just providing an answer without explanations. The problems are graded 7 points for correct answer and 0 points for incorrect one.
- Problems of the second block (7th and 8th) are out of scope of standard high school mathematics and use more technical approaches of advanced classes of mathematics. These problems are marked in a range from 0 to 13 points. Both answer and sketch of a proof (proof scheme) are needed here.
- Problems of the third block (9th and 10th) are close to national high school competitions in mathematics and to International mathematical olympiad in their style, programme, and difficulty. Full solution with all intermediate steps should be given for these problems. The problems are marked in a range from 0 to 16 points.
Thus, problems number 7 to 10 suppose writing a partial or full solution. Online participants enter their solutions to a special web form on the competition platform using a standard keyboard.
Competition problems demand from participants not just knowledge but also creativity, reasoning skills, analysis of the computational results, skills of making conjectures and of verification of the conjectures.
Rules of Participation in Online Competitions
Before the Competitions:
1. Sign in to your Personal Account and check date and time of participation (Moscow time) in the Competitions you have chosen (Date and Time of Participation in the menu).
2. To participate, you will need a PC or a laptop connected to the Internet and meeting the minimum technical requirements, and also a smartphone with a front camera. Minimum requirements and links for system and equipment testing are in the Instruction for Participants.
3. If you meet any problems during testing, please send a message to WhatsApp or Telegram (+7 909 628 44 25) with a screenshot and description of the error.
During the Competitions:
4. Make sure your laptop and smartphone are fully charged; they better are connected to the charger beforehand.
5. On chosen date and time (pt. 1) go to https://go.startexam.com/hsetest and sign in to the Testing Center with the email that you used for registration to HSE GSC 2022.
6. For authorization, take a photo of your face and upload your passport or ID copy (it must contain your photo and personal data)
7. Join the Competition and complete it.
Attention! Participants who are late to the beginning of the online Competition in the proctoring system (according to Schedule), but no more than 20 minutes, are still able to participate; Competition duration is not changing in this case.
Rules of Participation in On-Site Competitions
1. All participants must bring the following: their passport or another ID (with a photograph); a pen with black or blue ink (all assignments should be completed with a
pen); drinking water and chocolate (if you wish); a printed Cover Page (with your registration number).
Attention! If you plan to take part in more than one subject areas (but no more than 5), please make sure you bring one copy of a cover page for each event you wish to participate in.
2. We strongly recommend that you arrive at the Competition venue at least 30 minutes prior to the start.
3. If you are late for the Competition, you may still take part, but you will not get any extension to complete your assignments.
4. Participants are allowed to have the following items on their desks: identification documents, stationery and writing materials, drinking water, and chocolate.
5. You will receive a special form to complete your assignment at the venue and paper for notes.
6. During Competition events, you cannot have any electronic devices on your desk (including pocket PCs, communicators, telephones, players and any other technical means), as well as any auxiliary materials (including your own paper for notes), reference books, directories and other items, which participants must not use during the Competition event. You may not communicate and exchange any items with other participants or leave your seat without the permission of the Organizing Committee. Furthermore, you are not allowed to use these materials and devices either in the classroom or in any other room at the Competition venue until the time when you are expected to complete your assignments.
On-site Competition event in Mathematics. You can use the following items during the Competition event: a pen, pencil, and ruler. You cannot use calculators or any reference materials.
7. You may not leave the classroom during on-site Competition events.
8. You may leave the classroom at the end of the on-site Competition event after you hand in your completed cover (registration) page and the completed assignment form, as well as your draft notes (they will not be reviewed and shall be destroyed), to the Organizing Committee.
9. If there is any violation of the Rules, or if a participant refuses to observe the Rules, he/she shall be disqualified and not be able to appeal against this decision. A
disqualification shall be drawn up in a special statement, signed by at least two members of the Organizing Committee and personally acknowledged by the participant. If the disqualified participant refuses to sign the statement, the phrase “Refused to sign” shall be written down on it. All results obtained by the participant in a given subject area shall be declared null.
10. Competition criteria, assessment methods, and results of the completion of competition assignments cannot be appealed.