FAQ


In light of the current COVID-19 situation and extended circuit breaker measures, we regret to inform you that SPSO 2020 will be postponed to 2021. More details of the competition will be made known to schools in due time.   Do stay safe and healthy!

1. Is SPSO related to Direct School Admissions?
No. It is not related to the Direct School Admissions Exercise. However, participants who show outstanding performance will be taken note of.

2. Is there an age limit?
As long as the participants are enrolled in Primary Five as of the year of competition, age is not a criterion.

3. Can Primary Six students take part?
No. This is for Primary Five students only.

4. Can students in levels lower than Primary Five take part?
No. This is for Primary Five students only.

5. Can participants register as individuals if their primary schools do not take part, or the school did not select them to participate?
No. Participants can only register via their schools. Please approach your school's Science department for registration. 

6. When will results of the theory round be released and how will it be made known?
The list of participants who qualify for the practical round will be released about 7 to 10 days after the theory round. This will be made known to schools online and posted on the SPSO website. No telephone inquiry regarding results will be entertained.