International Physics Olympiad

International Physics Olympiad

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamInternational level

IPhO is an international level competition in the subject of Physics for secondary school students. IPhO aims to enhance the development of international contacts in the field of school education in Physics. Through IPhO, secondary school students from different countries come together to solve some experimental problems in Physics. The 49th International Physics Olympiad will held in Lisbon, Portugal from 21st to 29th July, 2018. Students have to qualify Regional and National Olympiads in order to take part in IPhO 2018.

IPhO 2018 Registration

To be a team member of India’s team in International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2018 you will have to qualify three stages, namely National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP), Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPO) and INPO 4-month Training Camp. The last date for the registrations is 15th March 2018.

Upon the selection of team members, a Team Leader (TL), Deputy Leader (DL) and Observer are elected by the authorities to be the face of the team during the competition

IPhO 2018 Important Dates

Dates Morning Afternoon Evening
21st July Arrival and
Arrival and
Arrival and
22nd July Opening
23rd July Experimental
Excursion Dinner with
24th July Excursion Excursion  
25th July Theoretical
Excursion Dinner with
26th July Excursion Excursion  
27th July Excursion Excursion  
28th July   Closing
29th July Departure Departure Departure

IPhO Winners Prizes

  • The official result report is prepared by the conducting authority.
  • The number of Gold Medal awarded is in the range of 8% to 12%, Silver 18% to 22% and Bronze Medals 28% to 32% of the total number of competitors. In addition to this more awards may also be given by the international jury.
  • Honorable Memo will also be awarded to 10% of non-medalists performers.


IPhO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is different for each participating country as it is an international level competition. IPhO Eligibility Criteria for India is as follows:

Only those students who are studying in Class IX/ X/ XI or XII under CBSE/ ICSE/ State Board or any equivalent board affiliated schools are eligible for IPhO 2018.

Students must have cleared National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) and Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPO) along with INPO Training Camp.

The country authorities must re-assure the eligibility of its participants for IPhO 2018. At a later stage, if a member is not found eligible he/she will be disqualified from the competition.

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Official Website : http://ipho2018.pt/