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Competition Details, Registration & Payment

Competition Details

 

The competition is open to all full-time Secondary 3, 4 & 5 (or O-level equivalent) students in Singapore. There is no age limit.

There are 2 rounds of competition:

Round 1: 2 hour theory paper comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).  All students registered for the competition will sit for round 1.

Round 2: Practical component in which participants are given 1-2 hours to conduct a set of experiments. Students will work independently. Only selected students will compete in round 2.

Round 1 (18 May 2019; Saturday; 1000hr - 1200hr)

Participants will be given 50 MCQs.  Answers must be shaded in the answer sheet given.  2 marks will be awarded for every correct answer. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.  No marks will be deducted if no answer is shaded.  Participants are advised to bring a 2B pencil and an eraser.  Only non-programmable calculators will be allowed.  Avoid bringing valuables to the examination venue.  A photo identity card must be produced during the competition.  

Selection process for Round 2

The top scoring students (typically up to 20%) from round 1 will be selected to compete in round 2.

For every 10 participating students from each secondary school, at least 1 student will be selected to enter round 2. For example, if a school sends 30 students to participate, at least 3 top students will be allowed to participate in round 2, but may be more if more than 3 students achieve scores above the cutoff marks for the competition.

All students who enter round 2 will be awarded with either a gold, silver or bronze medal or a certificate of merit. The ratio of the gold : silver : bronze : merit awards will be approximately 1:1:1:1.

All participants in round 1 will be given a certificate of participation.

The list of invited students for R2 will be released on this website about 2 weeks before R1 of the competition.    

Round 2

Students will work independently to complete a set of experiments. The duration of the experiments will be up to 2 hours. All experiments must be completed within the time given.  Answers must be written in pen.  Students with special needs (eg. colour blindness) must inform the secretariat in advance.  

Awards

All students who enter round 2 will be awarded with either a gold, silver or bronze medal or a certificate of merit. The ratio of the gold : silver : bronze : merit awards will be approximately 1:1:1:1.

Awards will also be given to top performing schools based on the total number of medals won. There will be 3 bands of top performing schools. Typically, 2 schools will be awarded with band 1, 3 schools with band 2 and 4 schools with band 3.


Registration

For students in Singapore, please contact the teacher-in-charge in your respective schools. For students outside Singapore, please contact SNIC secretariat for registration.

Teacher-in-charge: Before registering here, please use the excel template to complete the name-list, and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Register at least 10 participants to guarantee 1 participant in Round 2.

Registration deadline: 19 April 2019

 

Payment

The registration fee is S$15.00 per student for all schools in Singapore.

  • For IFAAS: An e-invoice will be issued to your school. Please enter transaction number after completion of payment by admin staff in your school.
  • For bank transfer: Please transfer to SNIC DBS Current Account (032-000971-9), and send the screenshot of the payment or other payment proof  (transaction number must be included) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For cheque, payable to: Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, and mail the cheque to:   

Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC)

School of Physical and Mathmatical Sciences, 21 Nanyang Link, SPMS-CBC-04-18.5, NTU, Singapore 637371

* You may also drop the cheque into the quick cheque deposit box at any DBS/POSB branch. Please write relevant information on the back of the cheque before you deposit. Account number: 032-000971-9, Name: Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, and your contact no.

Payment should be made by 3 May 2019.

Participation will only be confirmed upon receipt of registration fees. Registration fees are not refundable. Receipts will be issued to schools once payment is received.