About the Contest
The OAPT physics contest is a free physics contest for students currently attending school in Ontario, taking SPH3U.
The contest is available in both an online version and a paper version.
Thanks to The U of T Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The OAPT Grade 11 Physics Contest is sponsored by the University of Toronto – Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty. Special thanks to Ali Sheikholeslami and Jack Sun of the Rogers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Top participating schools
University of Toronto Schools - 88 students
Bloor Collegiate Institute - 73 students
Northview Heights S.S. - 68 students
North Park S.S. - 52 students
Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute - 48 students
Agincourt Collegiate Institute - 47 students
Don Mills Collegiate Institute - 42 students
Newmarket High School - 42 students
Ashbury College - 39 students
Woodbride College - 28 students
Frequently Asked Questions
What about schools outside Ontario? Schools outside of Ontario are not eligible to offer the current year's contest to its students, however students are welcome to register as a "Visitor". Visitors are able to look at past contests and run them on their computers.
What materials are the contest participants permitted? The students can use non-programmable calculators and scrap paper as required for their rough work. The students should not take the used scrap paper away with them when they leave the contest room.
What is the length of time students have to write the OAPT Grade 11 Physics Contest? The students have 60 minutes to complete it. The contest has 30 multiple choice questions, usually with one or two of those questions based on the previous year's nobel prize in physics, or current events in physics.
What time of day must the OAPT Grade 11 Physics Contest be written? The contest can be written at any time that is convenient on the contest date. If a computer lab is not available until lunch time, for example, that is fine.