The Selection for the 2024 IPhO is done through Olimpiad Fizik Malaysia, hosted in a joint collaboration between AMISO and JKOFM (JawatanKuasa OFM) from UKM.

Olimpiad Fizik Malaysia
Olimpiad Fizik Malaysia

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Selection Process

For the 2024 IPhO, AMISO will be hosting the 1st and 2nd rounds of the online selection test - register here!

OFM 2024 Poster

The details are as follows:

  • Registration Fee: RM50
  • Registration Deadline: 30th November 2023
  • Venue: Online (Google Forms and Zoom)
  • First Round: 2nd December 2023, 8:00pm - 10:30pm
    • Format: 2 papers, each with 25 MCQ lasting for 1 hour
    • Difficulty: STPM Sem 1-3
  • Second Round: February 2024
    • The details of the second round will be announced after the first round.

After the first two rounds, JKOFM will have full authority in the selection process in the subsequent rounds, and selected students will be informed via email following the online rounds hosted by AMISO.

Each participant will receive a participation certificate. Certificates of achievement will only be provided after Round 2.

The top 5 contestants will be selected to represent Malaysia at the IPhO.

Fee waivers will be considered upon request, and is given on a case-to-case basis.


The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. It is one of the International Science Olympiads. The first IPhO was held in Warsaw, Poland in 1967.

Each national delegation is made up of at most five student competitors plus two leaders, selected on a national level. Observers may also accompany a national team. The students compete as individuals, and must sit for intensive theoretical and laboratory examinations. For their efforts the students can be awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals or an honourable mention.

Format of the IPhO

The competition consists of two examinations which are the theoretical examination and the practical examination.

The theoretical examination lasts 5 hours and consists of three questions. Usually these questions involve more than one part.

The practical examination may consist of one or two laboratory examinations, which also lasts for a total of 5 hours.


The contestants shall be students of general or technical secondary schools i.e. schools which cannot be considered technical colleges. Students who have finished their school examinations in the year of the competition can be members of the team as long as they have not commenced their university studies. The age of the contestants should not exceed twenty years on June 30th of the year of the competition.

Malaysia in IPhO

Results on UKM’s Website

Every country’s results

Learning Materials

IPhO Syllabus

Fundamentals of Physics (Halliday, Resnick, and Walker)

Basic references provided by Mr Wan

Other links

IPhO 2021 selection briefing

Should my school join the science Olympiads

Past IPhO Problems

If you are an IPhO alumnus, you can help us complete this page by registering first. Thank you.

What is IPhO? Talk by Mr. Wan Mohd Aimran


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