Round 2 2022


  • Tues 15th: Eva has distributed the test material by email to all of you. However, it is possible that her message has been blocked by your email system. If you have not received the material, please contact her immediately.

For comments and corrections arising during the test day. If you have an issue that isn’t yet mentioned on this noticeboard, please email Dick on Weds before 1.00 pm or Eva (who’s in the USA) after 1.00 pm.


This year, as last year, Round 2 will be held in schools, with the usual invigilation by a teacher, and it will be open to anyone who wins a Gold certificate in the Advanced competition at Round 1.


  • Wednesday March 16.
  • The competition lasts for three and a half hours, so it needs an uninterrupted period of 210 minutes. To ensure security, we have designated 2.00 pm as the anchor time. Ideally, the competition time should include the anchor time, but if this is not possible, competitors should be supervised between the competition time and the anchor time.


As in previous years, the Round 2 competition will select the UK squad for the International Linguistics Olympiad. However, this year it will in fact select the best 12 competitors, of whom eight will be in the squad.


  • The test is an invigilated individual test like the Round 1 Advanced competition.
  • It will consist of five problems in PDF format which can be printed out, scanned and returned to the teacher, who will then pass it on to UKLO for marking.


We strongly recommend practice using our training materials for Round 2.