One of the most influential physics contests for high school students in Canada

Hosted by the Physics & Astronomy Department of the University of Waterloo

The exam, although challenging, is meant to be refreshing and fun

Outstanding students are invited to more advanced science programs

Date: 5th May, 2019 (Sunday), 14:00-16:00pm (2 hours)

Introduction

The University of Waterloo, founded in 1957 and located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, is consistently ranked Canada's most innovative university. Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, mathematics and computer science, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From 2011 to 2013, the university was consistently ranked third in the overall Canadian university rankings by McLean magazine as one of the best universities in North America.

The Sir Isaac Newton (SIN) exam, born in 1969, is a test of high school physics and is offered by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Waterloo to encourage the teaching of physics. Past statistics indicate that about 2,500 students from over 300 high schools writ the exam each year. The exam, although challenging, is meant to be refreshing and fun. Students participate from across Canada, the USA and abroad.

From 2018, ASDAN China and the University of Waterloo have cooperated to bring the Sir Isaac Newton Exam to China, in order to bring more opportunities for Chinese students.
Official website: uwaterloo.ca/sir-isaac-newton-exam/

Competition Rules

Language

English

Date

5th May, 2019 (Sunday), 14:00-16:00pm (2 hours)

Format

Individual written test

Type

Multiple choice problems

Location

Exam Centers across China

Participants

High school students

Awards

Global Awards

  • Top 150 globally

National Awards

  • Gold: Top 10%
  • Silver: Top 20%
  • Bronze: Top 35%
  • Honorable Award: Top 50%

Registration

Fee

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

Registration Deadline

21st April, 2019

Exam Centers

Sample Problems

FAQ

1. CAN THE STUDENTS BRING A CALCULATOR TO SIN?
Calculators can not be used on SIN.
2. REFUND POLICY
If, for some reason, a student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please notify us in writing one month before the deadline of registration. If the student notifies us after that, we will not be able to offer a refund.