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: 10th May, 2020 (Sunday), 10:00am-12:00am (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 write 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 (ASDAN Academy)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

10th May, 2020 (Sunday), 10:00-12:00am (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%
  • Regional Honorable Award: Regional top 15%

Registration

Fee

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

Registration Deadline

27th April, 2020

Exam Centers

Sample Problems

FAQ

1. CAN THE STUDENTS BRING A CALCULATOR TO SIN?
Students can bring a basic calculator (without any equation editor and program functions).
2. REFUND POLICY
If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.