Feb 19, 2019

Sir Isaac Newton Exam

  • Crimson Education
  • Worldwide, China
Multiple Competition


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. Outstanding students are invited to more advanced science program.

As the test is held online, the test dates have not been affected by Covid-19 updates. 

For more information visit the official website here.

Chinese website here.


Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

High school students



Global Awards

Top 150 globally
National Awards

Gold: Top 10%
Silver: Top 20%
Bronze: Top 35%
Honorable Award: Top 50%

Participation Cost

Test registration fee

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Physics knowledge

Time Commitment


14:00-16:00pm (2 hours test)

Application Deadline

Registration in 2020 Closed in April. Dates for 2021 are TBA

Application Process Includes

Online registration