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M@S CHALLENGE 2017

  1. To stimulate interest in Science and Mathematics among secondary school students in view of the reducing numbers of students opting for the sciences in the tertiary education.
  2. To introduce Tunku Abdul Rahman University College as a university of choice for tertiary education.
  1. All participants must be below 18 years old.
  1. A student can only participate in either the Team category OR the Individual category.

Category 1: Team Category (PARTICIPANTS FROM GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, CHINESE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS)

  • Each team shall consist of four (4) students.
  • There must be at least one (1) accompanying teacher for each school registered in the team category.
  • Registration fee of RM 20.00 per team will be charged. Payment is to be made by cash on the event day (20 May 2017) upon registration.
  • Schools are encouraged to send as many teams as possible. However, only one (1) team from each school is eligible to enter the second session of the quiz.

Category 2: Individual Category (PARTICIPANTS FROM GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, CHINESE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND REGISTERED TUITION CENTRES).

  • Registration fee of RM 5.00 per student will be charged. Payment is to be made by cash on the event day (20 May 2017) upon registration.
  • Schools/tuition centres are encouraged to send as many participants as possible.
  1. Participants are required to bring their own stationeries including pencils (for shading), pens and scientific calculators.
  1. The format of the quiz is as follows:

(1) Preliminary Round – 45 minutes

Each participant has to answer 40 paper-based multiple choice questions which covers the SPM Form 4 Additional Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry subjects. Ten (10) questions will be asked from each subject. All questions will be in English language.

For team category: The score for each team is the sum of scores of each participant in the team. The top ten (10) teams with highest score will be eligible to enter session 2.

For Individual category: The top ten (10) individuals with the highest score will be eligible to enter session 2.

(2) Final Round – 30 minutes

Each participant is required to answer 20 multiple choice questions which covers the SPM Form 4 Additional Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry subjects using the computer facilities provided by Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC). All questions will be in English language.

For team category: The score for each team is the sum of scores of each participant in the team.  The team with the highest score in Session 2 will be the first (1st) prize winner. The second (2nd) prize will be given to the team with the second highest score and the third (3rd) prize will be awarded to the team with the third highest score. However, if two (2) teams score the same highest scores, then the scores obtained from Session 1 will be used as tie breaker.

For Individual category: The individual with the highest score in Session 2 will be the first (1st) prize winner. The second (2nd) prize will be given to the individual with the second highest score and the third (3rd) prize will be awarded to the individual with the third highest score. However, if two (2) individuals score the same highest scores, then the scores obtained from Session 1 will be used as tie breaker.

  1. The organizer reserves the right to change the above rules and regulations without prior notice.
  1. All decisions by the organizer are final.
  1. To register, please complete the registration forms sent to your schools or tuition centres and fax to 03-41423166 or scan and email to any of these email addresses:

(1) Mr. Tan Sze Jack, email: tansj@acd.tarc.edu.my
(2) Ms. Veronica Yeow, email: yeowml@acd.tarc.edu.my
(3) Ms. Hoo Heap Kgeen, email: hoohk@acd.tarc.edu.my
(4) Mr. Lim Kee Kean, email: limkk@acd.tarc.edu.my
(5) Ms. Cheong Chooi Ling, email: cheongcl@acd.tarc.edu.my

  1. For enquiries or to request for registration forms, please contact Ms. Cheong Pei Fen at:

Email: cheongpf@acd.tarc.edu.my

Phone: 03 41450123 ext. 3340

  1. Deadline of registration: Friday, 28 April 2017, 1.00 p.m. Please note that registration is on a first-come-first served basis.

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

8.00 a.m.Registration for National M@S Merdeka Challenge & Arrival of Participants
9.30 a.m.Arrival of VIPs
Corporate Video & Slide Show
Welcome Address by VIP
Opening Ceremony
Souvenir Presentation
Group Photography
Refreshment for the VIPs
10.00 a.m.
General Briefing of the National M@S Merdeka Challenge
10.15 a.m.National M@S Merdeka Challenge – Preliminary Round
11.00 a.m.Break
12.00 p.m.National M@S Merdeka Challenge – Final Round
12.30 p.m.Lunch Break
1.30 p.m.Campus Tour
3.30 p.m.Closing Remarks and Certificate & Prize Presentation by VIPs

CATEGORY 1: TEAM CATEGORY (participants from government schools, Chinese independent schools and private schools)

Category Prizes awarded to the SCHOOL of the winning team* Prizes awarded to the PARTICIPANTS of the winning team*
First Prize
Cash award of RM 1200.00
Cash award of RM 1200.00 per team
Second Prize
Cash award of RM 800.00 Cash award of RM 800.00 per team
Third Prize
Cash award of RM 600.00
Cash award of RM 600.00 per team
Consolation Prizes** Not applicable Cash award of RM 200.00 per team

*The organiser reserves the right to change the above prizes without prior notice.
** The number of consolation prizes varies from campus to campus. Some campuses may not award consolation prizes.

CATEGORY 2: INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY (participants from government schools, Chinese independent schools, private schools, and registered tuition centres).

Category Prizes awarded to the PARTICIPANTS*
First Prize Cash award of RM 300.00
Second Prize
Cash award of RM 200.00
Third Prize Cash award of RM 150.00
Consolation Prizes** Cash award of RM 50.00

* The organizer reserves the right to change the above prizes without prior notice.
** The number of consolation prizes varies from campus to campus. Some campuses may not award consolation prizes.

Other prizes

  • The school/tuition centre with the highest number of participants will win a special prize.
  • Certificates of Participation with the endorsement from the Ministry of Education for all participants.
  • Certificate of Achievements for all winners.
*The organizer reserves the right to change the above prizes without prior notice.