Contact the Team

Please contact us for support:

The Australian Science Innovations (ASI) office will be open from 7 am to 5 pm AEST, Monday to Friday during the competition/exam periods.

Please contact us on 02 6125 6228, or email us on asi@asi.edu.au

To assist us with trouble shooting issues, if you are able to, please send a screenshot or photo of any errors you are experiencing.

Junior Science Olympiad Exam Support

The 2024 JSO Exam Guides will be available after registrations open for the 2024 JSO Exam.

The 2024 JSO Exam Guides will be available when registrations open for the 2024 JSO Exam.

Please find our collection of free JSO Past Exam Papers with Answers here to support your students preparation.

Big Science Competition Support

Check your devices before the competition

  1. Check your IT against our technology profile here, and provide the document to your school’s IT team.
  2. Whitelist emails from asi@asi.edu.au with your school’s IT team.
  3. Complete the readiness test to ensure the competition works well on your school’s devices.

Purchase Past BSC Papers here to support your students preparation.

Australian Science Olympiad Exam Support

The 2024 ASO Exam Administration Guide will be available after registrations open for the 2024 ASO Exam.

The 2024 ASO Exam Guides will be available when registrations open for the 2024 ASO Exam.

Preparation:

  • You should attempt all questions in all sections of the exam.
  • You may be required to view additional stimulus materials, such as images, videos and simulations which may be opened in additional browser windows or tabs from the main exam.
  • All work must be your own and you must not communicate with others, including by using electronic devices such as phones or computers
  • For the integrity of the competition, if there is any evidence of collusion or other academic dishonesty, students will be disqualified.
  • All markers’ decisions are final.
  • Some questions may ask for equations or additional workings.
    • Summary answers must be submitted for all questions through the online exam interfaces
    • Additional working may be submitted if needed in handwritten formats through uploads of files at the end of the exam.

Permitted/ Required Materials:

  • Spare paper, pens, pencils, rulers, erasers.
  • Non-programmable, non-graphical calculator, or equivalent phone or computer app
  • Device, such as computer, to access exam through web browser and also view additional stimulus materials.

Preparation:

  • A link to a Periodic Table is supplied on the splash page of the exam which may be opened in a separate tab.
  • No other browser tabs are to be opened.
  • No external sources are to be used, including AI software.
  • Only your answers as entered will be marked. Provision has been made for the award of partial marks for:
    a. partially correct answers (e.g. selecting one of multiple correct answers).
    b. intermediate answers or answers resulting from previous errors (i.e. answers resulting from taking one or more correct steps towards solving a question).
  • All work must be your own and you must not communicate with others, including by using electronic devices such as phones or computers
  • For the integrity of the competition, if there is any evidence of collusion or other academic dishonesty, students will be disqualified.
  • All markers’ decisions are final.

Permitted/ Required Materials:

  • Students will need a calculator (non-programmable), writing implements and scrap paper.
  • A link to a Periodic Table is supplied on the splash page of the exam which may be opened in a separate tab.

Preparation:

  • Students will be asked to review content before the exam of approximately 650 words, which will be referenced to throughout the exams.
  • No other browser tabs are to be opened.
  • No external sources are to be used, including AI.
  • You can zoom in to see diagrams/graphs/images more clearly
  • The exam contains two types of questions:
    • Knowledge questions: these tend to be the shorter questions, and rely on concepts or skills you already know.
    • Analysis questions: these tend to be longer passages of text to read, diagrams to analyse or calculations to be made. Use your scrap paper to draw mind maps, make notes and do calculations.
  • All work must be your own and you must not communicate with others, including by using electronic devices such as phones or computers
  • For the integrity of the competition, if there is any evidence of collusion or other academic dishonesty, students will be disqualified.
  • All markers’ decisions are final.

Permitted/ Required Materials:

  • Students will need a calculator (non-programmable), writing implements and scrap paper.

Preparation:

  • Ensure that you allow time to upload additional handwritten materials within the time limit of the exam if you plan to do so.
  • Ensure that diagrams are clear and labelled.
  • All numerical answers must have correct units.
  • Marks will not be deducted for incorrect answers.
  • Mark values are provided for each question as an indication of suggested time, with one mark meaning a suggested time of one minute.
  • All work must be your own and you must not communicate with others, including by using electronic devices such as phones or computers.
  • For the integrity of the competition, if there is any evidence of collusion or other academic dishonesty, students will be disqualified.
  • All markers’ decisions are final.

Permitted/ Required Materials:

  1. Paper, pens, pencils, rulers, erasers
  2. Non-programmable, non-graphical calculator, or equivalent phone or computer app
  3. Device, such as computer, to access exam through web browser and also view additional stimulus materials
  4. Device, such as smart phone, to scan work done on paper if desired and transfer files to device accessing exam
  5. AND/OR
  6. Stylus and app for recording handwritten work if desired for upload through device accessing exam.
  7. Do not use your smart phone for any reason other than to upload your additional workings to the website.

Please find our collection of free ASO Past Exam Papers with Answers here to support your students preparation.