Mock Contest Recommendations
These are the mock contests I have written for. One of my problems must be on the contest for it to count; testsolving does not count.
Contests from Math Advance will not be listed here, since I see no point when they are already on the MAT website.
These are mock contests I have personally worked through and recommend. Again, no Math Advance contests included.
Lists are sorted, in roughly descending order, of how topical I think each contest is. Topicality is based on recency and accuracy to the original contest.
Lists are not sorted by quality.
An AMC 10 and 12 by AoPS, with no overlap between the two tests.
This contest was written by P_Groudon. It is a rewrite of his old mocks in 2019. I did not “officially” take this contest, but I did work through many of the questions in the first few drafts of this test.
A set of mock AMC 10s (and AMC 8s) written solely by bissue. Spoiler: the AAMC 10A is quite easy (especially near the end), and I’ve heard the AAMC 10B is quite hard.
The Autumn Mock AMC 10 was “constructed by committee,” rather than by a group of people with a particular taste. This is purely speculation, but my guess as to why it was so accurate is because the MAA construction process is similar in some ways.
This contest was written by P_Groudon, SevenOptimus, and PCChess.
I only testsolved the Target Round, but it was so good that I’m breaking my rule of only putting contests I fully completed on this list.
AIME and USA(J)MO mock, with no overlapping problems. There is no known solution to Problem 2 on the mock USAMO.
USA(J)MO mock with overlapping problems.