Practice

Practice Problems for the Putnam Competition

To access problems and solutions from the most recent years of the Putnam Competition, see https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/putnam-competition-archive-0. Additionally, PDFs with the problems and solutions are posted below.

Problems and solutions from earlier years of the Putnam Competition can be accessed through the UNH library's subscription. You will have to log in to your UNH account to view them. You can find them on JSTOR here: https://www-jstor-org.unh.idm.oclc.org/action/doBasicSearch?Query=%28William+Lowell+Putnam+Mathematical+Competition%29+AND+jid%3A%28j100069%29.

You can find a list of easier Putnam Problems at https://sites.math.northwestern.edu/~mlerma/problem_solving/putnam/easy_putnam_problems.pdf. This document is also included below.

Art of Problem Solving has a forum dedicated to Putnam Competition problems here: https://artofproblemsolving.com/community/c7t441f7.

easy_putnam_problems.pdf169 KB
2017putnamproblems.pdf101 KB
2017putnamproblemssolutions.pdf175 KB
2018putnamproblems.pdf115 KB
2018putnamproblemssolutions.pdf190 KB
2019putnamproblems.pdf130 KB
2019putnamsolutionssessionb.pdf133 KB
2019putnamsolutionssessiona.pdf130 KB