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On December 15, 2023, the qualifying stage of the Polytechnic Olympiad, which our university has been holding since 2010, started. More than 2,000 schoolchildren in grades 9–11 annually try their hand at intellectual competitions in one of four fields: mathematics, physics, computer science or chemistry. This year registration will last until January 28.

The Polytechnic Olympiad consists of two stages: the qualifying stage takes place online, and the final stage takes place in person. The winners of the Olympiad finals will receive 10 points towards the Unified State Exam upon admission to the Polytechnic University.

Now, while the qualifying stage is in full swing, we asked last year’s winners how to achieve success in the Olympiad?

The winner of the Polytechnic Olympiad in the field of “Mathematics” 2023, a 1st year student at the Institute of Physics and Mechanics of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (direction “Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling”) Ivan Minev and the winner of the Olympiad in the same field, a student of the 11th grade of the mathematical profile of Lyceum No. 533 shared their experience: Pavel Sokolov.

How did you prepare for the Olympics?

Ivan: Once a week for six months I went to extra classes to solve olympiad problems in mathematics at the Lyceum “Physical and Technical School”.

Pavel: I have been studying at a mathematics school for seven years, I study in specialized clubs, that is, we can say that mathematics does not leave my life, I study it every day. In addition, I had experience participating in many Olympiads.

What is the secret of victory?

Ivan: There is only one secret – a lot of practice, you constantly need to solve problems of increased complexity, thereby gaining experience.

Pavel: Mathematics for me is an obligatory component of every day. I took problems from previous years and solved them for two months, while at the same time I remembered the theory that I had forgotten. But, of course, to achieve success, you need serious mathematical training – this is the basis.

What would you advise yourself if you were now in the shoes of the participants in the qualifying round of the Polytechnic Olympiad?

Ivan: I would advise you to start preparing earlier, and this applies not only to the Olympiad, but to the Unified State Exam as a whole.

Pavel: If we talk specifically about the final round, it is very important to get enough sleep and come with a fresh head, take water and chocolate with you. Print out the forms in advance and check the documents required for participation. At the Olympiad itself, start with the simplest tasks. And I would advise you to write those tasks that you are absolutely sure of solving in a clean copy, because in the end there may simply not be enough time, and this is a shame.

Pavel, a separate question for you. If it’s not a secret, where do you want to go, have you already chosen a university?

Pavel: I’m still thinking. Most likely, the profile is mathematics or computer science. But I haven’t decided on a university yet, one of the options is Polytechnic, especially since I have 10 extra points, which can be very useful when applying.

In turn, the organizers recommend preparing for participation in the Polytechnic Olympiad using training tasks. They can be accessed on the official competition portal after authorization in the system.

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