2024 PhysicsBowl Contest

Registration for 2024 contest is Now Open!!

Registration Deadline is February 26, 2024!

Enter your students in PhysicsBowl 2024 and receive international recognition for your school, your students, and your teaching excellence.

How the Contest Works

The PhysicsBowl Contest is an international high school competition. School teams compete regionally with other school teams. Your students will take a 40-question, 45-minute timed, multiple-choice test under their school’s supervision. See a list of FAQ's at this LINK.

The 2024 exam will be given between March 20 and April 5, 2024. Exam questions are based on topics and concepts covered in a typical high school physics course.

To enhance the distribution of awards, Division I is for first-year physics students and Division II is for second-year physics students. Each Division has 15 regions that have been established across the country to allow schools in each region to compete against one another. Specialized math and science schools compete in their own region.  PLEASE NOTE: Test Prep Centers and Educational Services will compete in their own region, and will be eligible for the student award categories only.

We have established seven regions specifically for countries in Asia and the Middle East, which includes China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, these are regions 15 through 21. Schools in these countries will register via A*SEEDER. For more information regarding registration in these areas, please contact physics@seedasdan.org, website: schools in China please go to http://www.seedasdan.asia/en/aapt-en/, while schools in Asia (other than China) and Middle East, please go to https://www.seedcomp.asia/physicsbowl/.

Note: School Team scores are determined by the sum of the scores of the top five students competing.

Proctoring Requirements for the PhysicsBowl Contest

The PhysicsBowl exam MUST be proctored. Parents or relatives of students are not acceptable proctors. It is expected and preferred that competitors will take the exam at their local school, though they may take the exam elsewhere if needed.

Homeschooled students should contact community colleges, universities, or libraries to ask if they have proctoring services. PARENTS OR RELATIVES OF HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE PROCTORS. Parents of homeschooled students may register their children for the exam, but they must provide information for an alternative proctor.

In order to verify the identity of exam proctors, we ask that email addresses be official school email addresses whenever possible, ideally associated with a school district or an accredited private school.

If you are unable to provide an official school email, then you will need to provide additional contact information for your organization in order to verify your identity and the identity of the organization

Proctors cannot be relatives of the student(s) taking the exam. Proctors should have at least a 2-year degree, though this degree does not need to be related to physics. Libraries may proctor the test at a public library, provided they can observe the test to ensure the integrity of the process.

Testing centers will need to acknowledge that they are a testing center, and provide a web address to verify their status.

PLEASE NOTE: AAPT does not refer or arrange test centers, teachers, or proctors for the PhysicsBowl Contest. We do not keep a sharable listing of centers or teachers that have, or will participate in the exam.


The American Association of Physics Teachers may change the program rules, regulations, and conditions of participation in whole or in part. Whenever possible, teachers will be notified of these changes ahead of time.

 

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For more details and information about the PhysicsBowl, please contact AAPT's Programs department at 301-209-3340 or programs@aapt.org