VANDA Science

Vanda is an International Science Competition 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.

Vanda is catered to Year 3 to Year 11 (Primary 3 to Secondary 5) students. 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).

Top scorers will receive Gold (8%), Silver (12%) and Bronze Awards (20%). Each participant will get a Certificate.

Winners of Perfect score, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are invited to participate in the VANDA Science Global Finals in conjunction with the STEAM AHEAD initiative which includes International Junior Mathematics Olympiad (IJMO). Places are limited so, please sign up as soon as possible.

The top 20 students who win both VANDA Science Global Finals and IJMO Gold medals will be awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in STEAM (PAExS). These students will be awarded a PAExS award, certificate and US$100 plus get inducted into the International Junior Honor Society (IJHS) and win a full scholarship to attend the Young Achievers Leadership Academy (YALA) to be held in Singapore from 15 to 19 December, 2019.

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25 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Section A:
Question 1 to 10: +2 / 0 / −1 point for correct/no/wrong answer respectively

Section B:
Question 11 to 20: +3 / 0 / 0 point for correct/no /wrong answer respectively

Application Question Section:
Question 21, 22 and 23: +3 points for correct answer, 0 points for wrong and no answer.

Question 24 and 25: +4 points for correct answer, 0 points for wrong and no answer.

VANDA questions are set in ENGLISH.

This is a 90-minute contest. 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


Each participant receives a Certificate of Participation or an Award Certificate & Medal for winners below:

  • Perfect Score Award
  • Gold Award
  • Silver Award
  • Bronze Award


Please download VANDA Science registration form here:


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.

Registration Closing Date (for schools in Malaysia)
March 2020

VANDA Sitting Date (for schools in Malaysia)
April 2020

Result Announcement Date (for schools in Malaysia)
May 2020