Sir Isaac Newton Exam home

SIN 2020 status update: We are currently marking the SIN exam solutions and are experiencing some delays. Please be patient as we work through the results of this year's SIN exam. You will be emailed your certificates once we are finished in the near future. 

If you are a student who cannot write the exam through your school (with an exam administrator or teacher), we will proctor the exam for you and email you your login credentials before the exam date. 

  • Registration opens February 4th 2020
  • Registration closes April 17th 2020
  • Login credentials will be emailed to the exam administrator on or around April 30th 2020

The Sir Isaac Newton (SIN) exam is a test of high school physics and is offered by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Waterloo to encourage the teaching of physics. The exam, although challenging, is meant to be refreshing and fun. Political and other topical humour have marked SIN exams for years. Students participate from across Canada, the USA and abroad.

Students should approach their physics teacher or guidance counsellor who will have access to all the details (or they can get the details by visiting this web site).

Will be written on

Thursday May 7, 2020

Exams must be ordered by

April 17, 2020

Login credentials will be emailed to the teacher on April 30, 2020

Results and certificates are not mailed out. 

Teachers can print certificates and access student results from their account.