Vanda Science

Vanda contests comprises of Vanda International Science Competition (Vanda Science) and Vanda Science Global Finals (Vanda Finals) held annually around the globe. It is designed to focus on the student’s ability to think critically and creatively to pick out hidden information to aid them in solving the question.

It follows closely with Singapore School Science Syllabus and tests on topics that are mostly similar to level of content that they have learned. This allows participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers since they are familiar with some of the questions.

With realistic and high standards, Vanda contests aim to expose more students in Science Competitions and invoke their love for science. Furthermore, it will help them improve in school sciences as well as higher-order thinking skills (HOTS).

In Vanda Science, 2 new science kits will be selected each year, one for Primary (Year 3 to 6) and another for Secondary (Year 7 to 11), for students to prepare to answer questions based on these kits. Science Questions in the competition have a strong foundation in scientific knowledge and methodology which include the development of reasoning and analytical skills, decision and problem-solving skills, flexible to respond to different context and possessing an open and inquiring mind that is willing to explore new territories and learn new things which are aligned to the desired 21st century competencies.

Vanda Science and Vanda Finals are open to all Year 3 to Year 11 (Primary 3 to Secondary 5) Malaysian students.

Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver/ Bronze Award in Vanda Science will be invited to join STEAM AHEAD 2020: Vanda Finals via Online platform with secured monitoring. Contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Why Vanda Science?

Ignite Your Passion. Vanda ignites students’ hidden passion for science! Vanda provides a range of interesting content in questions to spark their curiosity and encourages them to venture deeper into the world of science.

An Opportunity for All. Vanda exposes students to a Science Olympiad Competition that follows closely to their syllabus and their level of content learned. This gives them the confidence to take part in more challenging science competitions and start scoring A*s in Science.

Reaching Greater Heights. Vanda helps students to be comfortable with various science Olympiad papers in the right environment. Vanda wants students to utilize this experience to continue to take part in more challenging Science Olympiad Competitions in the future.

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Vanda Science: 23 June 2020

STEAM AHEAD 2020-Vanda Finals: 5-6 December 2020 @ Online


25 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Section Questions Correct Answer Wrong Answer No Answer
A 1-10 +2 points -1 point 0 point
B 11-20 +3 points 0 point 0 point
Application Question 21-23 +3 points 0 point 0 point
Application Question 24-25 +4 points 0 point 0 point

Language(s): English

Duration: 90-minute

*Only Scientific Calculators are permitted.

Syllabus Content (Pri 3 – Sec 2) <– Click to download

Syllabus Content (Sec 3 & 4/5) <– Click to download

Sample Questions


The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal.

^Perfect Score Full marks
^Gold Award Top 8%
Silver Award Next 12%
Bronze Award Next 20%
Certificate of Participation Next 60%

^qualifies as a significant award for International Junior Honor Society (IJHS)



PRIVATE CANDIDATE PRE-REGISTRATION: (Registration is Closed!) For those who have already submitted earlier and on the Pre-registration list, don’t worry, our team will follow through with the registration and payment asap. Thank you for your patience. 🙂

All participating schools MUST have at least 10 students taking part.

All participants MUST register according to CURRENT Year Level in school.

IMPORTANT!!! Vanda Registrations submitted without meeting minimum requirements will be automatically voided/ disqualified and no refund will be entertained.

Fill up the form with your student details then email the form back to, together with your bank-in slip.

Please make payment by Direct Bank-In / Cash / Cheque payable to SMO TESTING SERVICES SDN BHD, and bank-in to our Maybank account no.: MBB 5122 2263 7004.

Vanda will be held in your school and no travelling is required.

We will send the Vanda question papers to your school by post, a few days before competition’s sitting date. After the competition, the teacher-in-charge (PIC) appointed by your school will send the question papers (with solutions and answers) back to SMO by post, on the competition day itself.

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Registration Closing Date (for schools in Malaysia)
20 March 2020, Friday

Vanda Sitting Date (for schools in Malaysia)

Result Announcement Date (for schools in Malaysia)
1 October 2020, Thursday