From the very beginning the Academy has been successfully using the competitive medium to spot talents by way of popularising mathematics. The main competitions organized regularly by the Academy are Mathematics Olympiads, Mathletics Competitions, Quiz Competitions and Essay competitions.
Initially the Mathematics Olympiad was organized for one category of students reading in classes X-XII with one question paper and it was held only at Guwahati. The first such Olympiad was held in 1987. But this Olympiad movement has gained tremendous expansion in recent times. Now this Olympiad is held in more than forty places in the state of Assam for four different categories of students reading in V-VI, VII-VITI, IX-X and XI-XII with separate question papers.