About the Competition

The XMUM Cup Physics Competition for Secondary Schools is an annual event where secondary school students from invited Malaysian schools compete in physics theoretical and practical exams to win attractive prizes, their talents and passion in physics.

Physics is the foundation of natural science and technology, and it has been leading the development of human modern civilization and industry revolution. As a developing country, Malaysia needs a large number of professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). To cultivate the talent pool for the country, schools must stimulate students' curiosity and enthusiasm in fundamental science.

As Malaysia 's first higher education institution from China, also the first Chinese university to set up campuses overseas, Xiamen University has the responsibility and obligation to assist the Belt and Road countries in promoting fundamental science education. In 2020, Xiamen to lay down the Physics program .In order to encourage more students to study physics and join the physics department of Xiamen University Malaysia, XMUM Cup physics competition for    secondary schools was initiated.

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All students from invited Malaysia secondary schools are eligible to participate in the competition (Form 5 and Form 6 students are recommended). Students must register through their respective schools, and pay a registration fee. The school teachers may download the registration e-mail to organizer after filling in the required information. Send the registration forms to physcomp@xmu.edu.my

Competition Format

(2020-2021 Virtual Competition)

There are 30 questions in the competition and divided into two categories:

A: 25 calculation questions.
Students can do their calculation on the papers prepared by their own. They only need to key in the final answer in the box. Calculation steps are not required. 2 marks will be given for each correct answer and zero mark for incorrect or blank answer.

B: 5 virtual experiment questions.
Students need to collect data from the virtual apparatus according to the instructions in the question, and use the data to find the answer. 2 marks will be given for each correct answer and zero mark for incorrect or blank answer . The questions will be presented in both Chinese and English. However, the simulator interface in the experiment questions is in English.

Scope of Questions

A-level Mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, and modern physics.


Individual ranking


Cash Prize RM 1000 + Medal + Certificate
Cash Prize RM 500 + Medal + Certificate
Cash Prize RM 300 + Medal + Certificate
Cash Prize RM 100 + Medal + Certificate
Cash Prize RM 100 + Medal + Certificate
Medal + Certificate

All participants will be awarded a certificate of participation.
Students with excellent achievements may be awarded XMUM scholarship up to 100% tuition fees for the first year, when they enroll in Physics or Mathematics Programs in Xiamen University.

School ranking

Criteria: Summing scores of the top 10 participants from the school

National First Place
XMUM Cup, Certificate
Regional First Place

Northern region : Kedah, Penang, Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu
Perak region : Perak
Central region: Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang
Southern region : Johor, Melaka
East Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak

XMUM Cup Sponsor

World Scientific sponsors the cash prize of this competition.

Organizer Information

Department of physics, Xiamen University Malaysia.

*The organizer retains the right to modify any rules or information in this brochure.
*Any inquiries may email to physcomp@xmu.edu.my

2021 XMUM Cup Winners List

First: Koo Yu Cong (Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur) - Photo

Second: Harry Lau Jun Xian (Foon Yew High School Johor Bahru)

Third: How Yen Qi (Pay Fong Middle School)

Fourth: Samuel Koh Qi En (Sabah Chinese High School)

Fifth: Yeo Guan Wei (Chung Hua Independent High School, Klang)

National First: Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur

Regional First

North: Chung Ling Private High School, Pulau Pinang

Perak: Shen Jai High School, Perak

Central: Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur

South: Foon Yew High School Kulai, Johor

East: Sabah Tsung Tsin Secondary School, Sabah

Winners Photo

XMUM Cup Winner,   Chong Hwa Independent High School

Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur

Sabah Chinese High School

Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School

Chung Ling High School Penang

Group Photo of the 6 winners

Foon Yew High School

2020 XMUM Cup Winners List

First place: Tan Boon See (Chung Ling Private High School)

Second place: Leelakunwet Kantaphat (Chung Ling Private High School)

Third place: Chiam Wen Kang (Hin Hua High School)

Fourth place: Henry Ngierng Si Sung (Chung Hua Middle School No.1)

Fifth place: Bryan Lu We-Zhern (Chung Hua Middle School No.1)

National First: Chung Ling Private High School

Regional First place

North: SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, Pulau Pinang

Perak: Shen Jai High School, Perak

Central: Hin Hua High School, Selangor

South: Foon Yew High School Johor Bahru, Johor

East: Chung Hua Middle School No.1, Sarawak

XMUM Cup Physics Competition