UBC-SFU-UVic-UNBC Calculus Examination
6 June 2013 (Thursday), 12:00-15:00 PDT


Quick Links (for return visitors):    Registration Form,   Status Checker,   Sample Tests,   Syllabus,   Policies,   Archives.


Who is this for?

This Calculus Exam is for students who have studied calculus while in school and have not yet started college or university. Only one attempt is permitted.

Why Participate?

Who is Responsible?

The Mathematics departments of the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and Simon Fraser University take turns sponsoring the examination. The 2013 sitting of the exam is being organized by mathematicians at UBC. You can contact the examiners by email: challengeexam@math.ubc.ca.

Every year, high-school teachers help a lot: many volunteer their time so that students can write the test in their own school. The organizers acknowledge this important contribution with sincere thanks.

The 2013 exam will be written on Thursday 6 June 2013, 12:00-15:00 PDT.

Take the Challenge!

  1. Introduce yourself: complete the Registration Form to join the mailing list for the 2013 exam. Registration is free, private, and puts no obligation on you. Students on the mailing list decide later if they will actually write the test. (Registration closes on Wednesday 15 May 2013.)
  2. Check your file: Completing the Registration Form gets you a unique "Candidate Number". Please remember it. Then you can review your information any time using the online Status Checker.
  3. Learn a lot. Calculus is beautiful and powerful. When you're ready, look at the online Sample Tests (slightly spicier than the real thing), or troll the Archives for actual tests from previous years.
  4. Make a commitment. Mail a cheque for $100.00 to the UBC Mathematics Department in time to arrive by 21 May 2013. This non-refundable fee reserves a place for you. See below for details.

Other Useful Information

   yellow ball Syllabus The exam is based on the BC Calculus 12 Curriculum. Follow this link for details.
   yellow ball Policies There's plenty of information here, including a link to the usual formula sheet.
   yellow ball Sample Tests (Slightly spicier than the real thing--ideal practice!)
   yellow ball Deadlines: These will be strictly enforced.
  • 15 May 2013 (Wednesday): Last day to register.
  • 21 May 2013 (Tuesday): Fee ($100.00) must arrive at the UBC Mathematics office by 3:30 p.m. PDT. (Payments bearing a legible postmark of Friday 17 May 2013 or earlier will also be accepted.)
    Late payments will not be accepted.
    Unpaid students will not be permitted to write the examination.
    There will be no exceptions.
   yellow ball Contact: The Examiners' Email is challengeexam@math.ubc.ca.
Our postal address is
  Calculus Exam Registration
  c/o Mathematics Department
  University of British Columbia
  Vancouver, BC
  V6T 1Z2