Date: November 18th, 2018 14:00-15:30 (90 min)


Physics Unlimited Premier Competition (PUPC) is an individual exam containing several advanced mechanics problems. The exam challenges students to think out of the box and to apply their knowledge at a deeper level than in conventional high school physics problems. Physics Unlimited provides opportunities for students to learn physics and math while exhibiting their problem solving skills. The primary mission of this non-profit organization is to make physics education and enrichment more accessible for students across the world, and it is dedicated to overseeing both onsite and online events. The Physics Unlimited Premier Competition is an international version of the Princeton University Physics Competition, run by its organizing team independently from Physics Unlimited. Students at all global sites compete on the same papers, resulting in both combined and site-specific sets of rankings.

Competition Rules




18th November, 2018 (Sunday) 14:00-15:30 (90 min)


Exam Centers across China (Check and choose exam centers after registration)


Individual written test

Qualifying Students

High school students


Gold: Around 2%
Silver: Around 4%
Bronze: Around 7%
Honorable awards: Around 14%



Includes exam, grading and certificate fees, proctor fee, international post and sample questions fee

Registration Deadline

5th November, 2018

Registration Steps

  • Click here to register.
  • Register and pay online, and you can download past exams and all preparation materials.

Exam Centers

Sample Problems