DATES
Preliminary Level, State Level, Semi Final Level and Grand Final Level & How the Competition Works.

How the Competition Works


  • 25 May - 1 June
    Preliminary Level
  • 2 - 18 July
    State Level
  • 9-15 August
    Semi Final Level
  • 13 September
    Grand Final Level

Preliminary Level

Zone A (Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan): 25 May 2018
Zone B (Johor, Kelantan, Putrajaya & MRSM Pulau Pinang): 28 May 2018
Zone C (Terengganu, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur & MRSM Pahang): 30 May 2018
Zone D (Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Perlis & MRSM Negeri Sembilan): 31 May 2018
Zone E (Pulau Pinang, Pahang, N. Sembilan): 1 June 2018

The Preliminary Level will be conducted online at www.nsc.my. Registered students need to login using individual identification card number and provided password. The test comprises of 50 multiple-choice-questions and 10 fill-in-the-blank format questions. Students are given 1 hour to complete the questions under the supervision of Mentor Teacher (exam format). The questions range from various fields such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Science & Technology, and may not be based on form four curriculums. To participate, students need to form a team of three and mentor teacher will then need to register the team online. However, the online quiz need to be attempted individually by the students. The top five teams at each State will compete at the State Level.

State Level

The State level is conducted in the form of a science quiz; comprising of three categories; Individual Category, Team Category, Open Category. The top team from each State will be selected to compete at the Semi Final Level.

Semi Final Level

Teams participating in the Semi Final Level will go through a one week challenging science camp at various local universities in Malaysia. Teams will be judged throughout the program ranging from discipline, critical-thinking, creativity, teamwork, research project, presentation to report writing. Four best teams will finally be selected to compete at the Grand Final Level.

Grand Final Level

Top four teams from all around the country will compete by answering quiz questions using interactive quiz software. The quiz will be conducted in three rounds, and the team with the highest mark will win the challenge.