Skip to main content
Skip to main menu


Putnam Mathematics Competition

Date and time:
@ Boyd (Room TBD)


The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition is a nationwide undergraduate intercollegiate mathematics competition that has been running since 1938. The exam consists of two written rounds, administered in Boyd in the morning and the afternoon. Each round runs for 3 hours and consists of 6 highly challenging (proof-based) problems.

The exam will run from 10 AM to 6 PM. There will be a break between 1 - 3 pm for lunch (pizza) and discussion.


1. Register for the exam (click here). There is no cost.

2. After registering, send an email to Dr. Paul Pollack ( notifying that you have registered for the competition.

3. Review past problems and solutions at Kiran Kedlaya's Putnam Exam Archive: The Putnam Archive

4. PRACTICE AND PREPARE! The Putnam competition is challenging but make it a fun experience!

Click Here to get more information about the Putnam Competition
Click Here to view the UGA Putnam Page
Questions? Contact Dr. Paul Pollack at:

Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.