Jun 17, 2021


  • Crimson Education
  • Remote (United States)


Each year, approximately 10,000 students take a 40-question, 45-minute timed, multiple-choice test under their school’s supervision. The 2021 exam will be given between March 24 and April 9, 2021. 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 five regions specifically for China, regions 15 through 19.  Schools in China will register via ASDAN China.  For more information regarding registering in China, please contact physics@seedasdan.org, website http://www.seedasdan.org/aapt/

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

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

March 2022

Age Range

Grades 9-12

Participation Cost

You can register students to take the exam via WebAssign at $5.00 per student (you may enter one or more students via WebAssign, but you will need 5 students to qualify for team competition).  You do not need to have an account with WebAssign to use this method.

Time Commitment

42 minutes for exam.

Application Process Includes