CowbellPedia 2019 Mathematics Competition – Application Form, PDF Past Questions, Prize



The registration for the 2019 Cowbell Mathematics Competition aka CowbellPedia has official begun. The 2019 Cowbell Mathematics Competition application forms can be gotten online. This post will provide guidelines for cowbellpedia online registration.

The competition which is aimed at Secondary School (Junior and Senior) students has contributed immensely to the academical development of the Nigerian Child.

For over 20 years, Cowbell has been involved in the sponsorship of Mathematics competition in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. Our objectives have remained the same over these years, as we believe in the total development of the Nigerian Child.





To awaken the consciousness and interest in mathematics among Junior and Senior secondary school students in Nigeria.

To improve students’ performance in Mathematics Pan Nigeria.

To create a credible platform for identifying outstanding students and encouraging excellence in Mathematics.

To provide a creditable platform that will reward excellence in the subject area of Mathematics.


Over the years, this platform for both Junior and Senior Secondary categories has evolved from the humble beginning of Lagos state only examination to a nationwide examination that has received the support of the Federal Ministry of Education.



Registration and Deadline

The competition is in two stages:

Stage 1: Qualifying Written Examination

Stage 2: TV Quiz Show


Stage 1 (Qualifying Written Examination)

How to enter

The Mathematics Competition is open to students from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria. Entry into this competition is FREE.

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Each School is required to present their BEST Ten (10) students in Mathematics (five from JSS3 and five from SSS2), irrespective of sex, religion, tribe or state of origin, to enhance their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.

To encourage Girl Child Education, we are making a humble appeal that Mixed Schools nominate a minimum two (2) girls for each category to represent such school.

Go to


  1. Click on link to register your school
  2. Fill the form and submit. Ensure to fill all required fields.
  3. An email will be sent to the School and Primary contact email addresses provided when filling the form.
  4. Use the link in the email received to verify the email addresses. The school email address must be verified before you can login.
  5. Once school email is verified, login to the portal using the school email and password used to register.
  6. On successful login, you click on the Add Candidates under Candidate Management.
  7. Fill in the candidate’s information on the form, upload the candidate’s picture and click the Save Draft button.
  8. You will need to save draft information for 5 candidates before you can submit their registration. If you school is a mixed school, at least 2 of the candidates must be female or you won’t be able to complete the registration.
  9. After creating the draft registration for 5 candidates in a category (junior/senior), highlight each candidate created by clicking it one after the other. Button will be shown on the page to “Register junior/senior candidates”.
  10. After highlighting each of the 5 candidate, a button will be shown on the page to “Register junior/senior candidates”. Click the button to complete the registration of candidates for that category.
  11. A confirmation slip will be generated for you to download and will also be mailed to the School, candidate and parent/guardian email address.
  12. Print this confirmation slip and have it stamped and signed by the school principal.
  13. The confirmation slip will be required for admitting candidates at the examination venue.
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NOTE: Cowbellpedia Registration is strictly online


The registration for 2019 Cowbell Mathematics Competition closes on 3rd February 2019.


General Rules and Regulations

Stage 1 (Qualifying Written Examination) will hold in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Saturday, February 9th, 2019  at 10:00am. However, accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00am.

Late comers will not be allowed to write the examination.

Candidates are to come along with only a 3B pencil, biro, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.

Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the candidate.

All candidates MUST be in their School Uniform.

Please refer to examination center list to check for the center nearest to you.

The competition is ONLY open to Students in JSS 3 and SSS 2. Candidates in any other Grade/Class will be disqualified.

The decision of NECO and Promasidor Nigeria Limited is final. We shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination.




Candidates are advised to check their results online at as from Saturday, June 1st, 2019.

We strongly recommend that students sit for the examination at centers nearest to them.

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Results can also be obtained from respective NECO State offices, State Ministries of Education and Promasidor Nigeria Ltd Offices nationwide.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for the second stage of the Quiz competition.



The decision of NECO and Promasidor Nigeria Limited is final. We shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination

The Second Stage of the examination would be in an exciting TV Quiz format – Quarter-finals, Semi- finals and finals.



Recap of Stage 2

Stage Two is in TV Quiz format and is into stages:  Preliminary, Semi-Final and Finals.

All questions are developed by NECO

This is serialized into 13 episodes and broadcast on major TV stations pan Nigeria.



The star prize for each category is N2 million and an all-expense paid educational excursion abroad. The first and second runners-up in each category will get N1.5 million and N1 million respectively.

For the teachers of the first prize winners, the reward is N500,000 each, while those of the first and second runners-up will receive N400,000 and N300,000 respectively.

For more details on cowbellpedia 2019 Prizes – Check here



Cowbellpedia PDF Past Question [Junior and Senior]

You can get the CowbellPedia Past questions  from 2009 – 2017 – HERE


How to Play CowbellPedia Quiz Online

Cowbellpedia help students to grow and  assess their intelligence across Nigeria. Register now and play cowbellpedia online on



Also watch some CowbellPedia TV Quiz Videos to help you prepare – Click HERE

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