CAP High School Prize Exam (CAP)

Hosted by CAP and UBC

Premier national physicics competition

Emphasized on logical and creative thinking

Awards are highly recognised by Canadian and North American universities

Date: 14th April, 2019 (Sunday), 9:00-12:00am (3 hours)

Introduction

The CAP Prize exam is hosted by Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the University of British Columbia. It stresses logical and creative thinking, by asking questions that go beyond the expectation of the classroom. Past statistics indicate that of the approximately 2,000 students writing the exam each year, the top mark is usually above 80% and 50-100 students nationally score above 50%. The CAP High School Prize Exam is a contest, not a judgement of a students' classroom performance. Top performers of this exam will be invited to enter Canada Physics Olympiad, which is to select Canadian national team for IPO.

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is the voice of Canadian physics. The CAP represents more than 1,700 physicists working in academia, government and industry. ASDAN China and CAP have cooperated to bring the CAP High School Exam to China from 2018, in order to bring more opportunities for Chinese students.
Official website: outreach.phas.ubc.ca/exams-and-competitions/cap-high-school-prize-exam/cap-english

Competition Rules

Language

English

Date

14th April, 2019 (Sunday), 9:00-12:00am (3 hours)

Format

Individual written test (no experiment)

Type

multiple choice and proof-based problems

Location

Exam Centers across China

Participants

High school students

Awards

Global Awards
For judging the global awards, Canadian competitors will be ranked first. Competitors from other countries are not ranked together with their Canadian competitors, but are compared by boundaries.

National Awards

  • Gold: Top 5%
  • Silver: Top 10%
  • Bronze: Top15%
  • Honorable awards: Top 30%

Requirements

Fee

Includes exam, grading, certificate, proctor fee and past papers

Deadline

29th March, 2019

Exam Centers

Sample Problems

FAQ

1. CAN THE STUDENTS BRING A CALCULATOR TO CAP?
Non-programmable calculators may be used.
2. REFUND POLICY

If, for some reason, you cannot attend after paying the fee, please notify us in writing one month before the deadline of registration. If you notify us after that, we will not be able to offer you a refund.