CAP – English

The Canadian Association of Physicists puts together a high school physics examination targeted for upper-year physics students across Canada. It stresses logical and creative thinking, by asking questions going beyond the expectation of the classroom. Prizes are awarded to the top students both provincially and nationally.

(updated on March 25) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the effect it has had on the Canadian school system, the exam committee have made a decision to cancel the 2021 CAP prize exam. As the CAP exam has historically doubled as the qualifying criterion for the International Physics Olympiad, this cancellation means that Canada will not be sending a team to the 2021 IPhO. While this is a truly unfortunate outcome, we feel it is the only reasonable one under these circumstances.

We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to the 2022 edition!

Interested teachers and students should contact the provincial coordinator

For information about the exam organization, schedule, the exam committee or other physics competitions, visit the Secondary School Prize Examinations section on the main CAP site.

Exams and Results From Previous Years

Previous Exams and Solutions

Top students 2019

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Top students 2017

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Top students 2015

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Top students 2012

Top students, 2011

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Top students, 2009

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Top Students, 2007

Top Students, 2005-2006

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