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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Otago Science Quiz for 2020 is cancelled.
We hope you keep safe and well throughout this time and look forward to working with you all again in 2021.

University of Otago Senior Science Quiz

The quiz is designed for Year 11, 12 and 13 students, with questions which test logical thought, general knowledge and scientific skills. Each level has a booklet containing questions appropriate to that level.

While we try to escape from the limits of the syllabus, there will be some overlap.

Each booklet will contain 45 multi-choice questions, and is designed to be completed in 50 minutes. One mark is awarded for each correct answer. No marks are given for either an incorrect answer, or no answer.

Detailed instructions on how to fill out the multi-choice answer sheets will be sent with the booklets. Please follow these instructions very carefully.

You may expect to receive your question booklets and answer sheets a few days prior to the quiz. Please contact us (see below) if you have not received them by 5 June 2019. The quiz is to be held during a suitable 50 minute period on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Thousands of dollars of prize money will be divided among the highest achievers in each Year group, the exact amounts depending on the number of high-achieving entrants. Certificates will be awarded to top performers.

Entry forms, with an online banking payment for each school is to be received by Friday 10 May. See the Senior Science Quiz entry form for direct payment details.

Please note: We require the name of each student entering the competition to be entered electronically on the registration form.

Entry Form

Download the Senior Science Quiz entry and registration form, complete electronically and email to

View sample quiz questions

For further information:

Tel +64 3 479 7534