Indian Students Make it to International Abacus Competition

By Malavikka

Maharashtra students make it to the world level international abacus competition. International UCMAS abacus competition that is scheduled to be held in Dubai will see more than half a century of candidates from India. Out of the 5000 total participants, 72 are from Maharashtra.

Dated for November 11, the competition is expected to produce students who are best at mathematic calculations through mind techniques and abacus.

Selected by CBS Education, the master franchisee of UCMAS for Maharashtra (Mumbai Region), the students will participate in the 21st Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) International Competition that is organised by UC International Corporation.

72 Indians qualify for UCMAS abacus contest


A press release said that Directors of CBS Education, C D Mishra, Bhanu Rajput and Sanjay Bhoir, opined that this annual arithmetic competition will help students to nurture their mental development at a very early age when brain development is reaching its peak.

"Students, who have been selected for this international competition, went through two months of intensive practice and training at our various UCMAS centers," the release added.

The challenge for the participants would be to solve 200 mathematical sums in just eight minutes using abacus and their mental abilities.

Around 5,000 students within the age group of 05-13 years from 50 countries are participating. Winners at the international event will be presented with cash prizes and trophies.


UCMAS is a child development program based on Visual Arithmetic and Abacus that boosts brainpower in children aged 4-13 years. Along with strengthening math skills, the UCMAS approach promotes whole brain development and establishes foundational building blocks like memory, concentration, creativity and problem solving - core skills that inspire greater confidence and success in all subject areas and in life.

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