Preliminary Level, Second Round, Grand Final Level & How the Competition Works

How the Competition Works

  • 25-27 August
    Preliminary Level
  • 1-20 September
    Second Round
  • 9 November
    Grand Final Level

Preliminary Level

Zone A | 25 August (Tuesday) | 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
Northern (Perlis, Kedah, Penang & Perak)
East Coast (Kelantan, Terengganu & Pahang)
Zone B | 26 August (Wednesday) | 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
Central (Selangor, WP Kuala Lumpur & WP Putrajaya)
Zone C | 27 August (Thusday) | 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
Southern (Negeri Sembilan, Malacca & Johor)
East Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak & WP Labuan)
This round is an online quiz comprises 60 questions with 50 multiple choice questions and 10 fill-in-the-blank questions to be answered in 60 minutes to test the student’s knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and General Science. The online quiz will be conducted in stages in five different regions. Students must choose their preferred language to answer the questions (English or Bahasa Malaysia) and shall complete and answer the quiz using the selected language. The Top 3 teams from each state will be selected for the Second Round.

Second Round

This round is divided into two sections, video competition and interview session. A total of 48 teams (Top 3 teams of each state) from the Preliminary Round will be selected to compete in the Second Round.

For video competition, the contestants will produce a short video in English or Bahasa Malaysia based on the theme and subtopics given where they will demonstrate their understanding of science applications in their daily lives. The theme for the video is “Towards a Pandemic-resilient Community Through Science”. Bonus marks will be given to the top 5 most liked YouTube video.

After submitting the video, the participants will be contacted for interview sessions where the judges will deliberate more on their ideas based on the submitted video and challenge their understanding of science concepts.

Grand Final Level

Only 5 teams (one team from each region) will be qualified to compete in the Grand Final of the competition. The finalists will be enrolled in Virtual Boot Camp to prepare them with new skills and knowledge before entering the Grand Final. The Grand Final is divided into four parts:

1. Case Study:
Each team will be given a case study for them to digest, interpret, and come up with a report. This will challenge the finalists with their writing and comprehension skills.
2. Prototype/ Idea Pitching Competition:
Each team is required to produce a prototype that will provide a solution based on the case study given to them. The prototype will be presented during the Grand Final.
3. Quiz:
The finalists will be tested to answer 20 questions in 20 minutes based on the case study.
4. Infographic Poster Competition:
Each team will prepare infographic posters based on the video that they have created in the Second Round.