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Faculty of Mathematics


22 March 2019, 10.00am to 1.30pm

Venue: Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Y12 students working in groups

The Naboj international competition is coming to Cambridge for the first time on 22 March 2019. Naboj is a fast-paced, problem-solving Maths competition for teams of five Y12 and Y13 students, designed to promote mathematical ability, inventiveness, ingenuity and teamwork.

The teams of five have two hours to complete as many problems as possible. The competition will take place simultaneously in Cambridge, Edinburgh, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary and Romania. In each of these sites there will be a local leaderboard ranking individual teams, and students will also be able to compare their performance in the national and international ranking.

The Naboj competition is designed to give an opportunity to apply your mathematical knowledge to solve a range of interesting and challenging problems. It encourages and rewards teamwork and co-operation, and provides an exciting and fun opportunity to test and stretch your problem-solving skills.

The Cambridge Naboj competition will be run on the day by volunteer students and staff from the University of Cambridge, and will provide an opportunity to meet and engage with keen mathematicians from other schools and the University.

More details and FAQs

See further details about the Cambridge Naboj event in our Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information about Naboj, including sample problems from previous years, visit or contact us on

How to enter

Registration for the Cambridge competition opens on 18th February 2019 and will close on 8th March 2019.

Entry to the competition is free but teams must register in advance using the online registration form (which will open on 18th February).

Schools are welcome to enter a team of 5 students. The competition is aimed at Y12 and/or Y13. School teams must be accompanied by a supervising teacher. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis, so early registration is encouraged.