ABOUT MyJSO

Subsequential to Kancil Science Competition, 60 top winners from KSC will be invited to take part in a postliminary contest named Malaysian Junior Science Olympiad (MyJSO). MyJSO will soon be an annual national level contest for KSC winners with an aim to obtain 6 of the best and the brightest contestant, the cream of the crop, to represent our beloved country Malaysia in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2018.

Suitable to its name, MyJSO is specifically for students who are fifteen years or younger on 31 st December of the competition year. MyJSO will be held on 18th August 2018 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. The winners will be invited through email & official letter after the announcement of KSC result.

This year, IJSO will be held at Gaborone, Botswana on 2nd December - 11th December 2018. IJSO has been established in recognition of the significance of Natural Sciences in young people's general education and in all aspects of their lives. It is purely an educational event. The aims of IJSO are:

  • To promote and reward the pursuit of excellence in scientific endeavor
  • To challenge, stimulate and encourage gifted students to further develop their talents in Natural Sciences
  • To create friendships and relationships among students around the world from an early age

Since the past 14 years, IJSO has been participated by 75 countries all around the world. Learn more about IJSO through their official website www.ijsoweb.org.

MyJSO has been recognized by Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM) to fully operated this year. To view the approval letter, please click the button below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

"Why is it that the invitation to Malaysian Junior Science Olympiad (MyJSO)
are given only to the winners of Gamma category in KSC?"

Answer:
MyJSO is a selection process for the International Junior Science
Olympiad (IJSO) that takes place in December every year. Only winners
in Gamma category are invited to the MyJSO for the following reasons:

- IJSO participants must be 15 years old or younger during the year of
competition, so that excludes participants in the Delta category in
KSC.

For older students, there are opportunities to try out for the
International Olympiads in physics (IPhO), chemistry (IChO) or biology
(IBO). However, we are not involved in these contests, and you should
contact the organizers for more details.

- IJSO papers require thorough knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and
Biology beyond the national secondary curriculum. Therefore, it is
unrealistic to expect students at primary levels (Alpha and Beta in
KSC) to compete at this level.

That being said, we understand that there are some exceptionally
bright students who have learned advanced science while still in
primary school. In which case, we encourage them to keep learning, and
we hope that they will take part in MyJSO once they reach secondary
school.

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