Are you game enough for science? Join the National Science Challenge (NSC) and test your knowledge and skills!

A highly competitive televised game show that is broadcast on MediaCorp's Channel 5, the NSC provides Secondary Three students with a chance to put their skills and knowledge to the test during studio rounds and at on-site challenges hosted by A*STAR research institutes and other research organisations. Through the series, not only students but members of the public will be able to marvel at how science is in everything around us.

The National Science Challenge (NSC) is running for the 16th season this year. Since Jan 2002, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore have been organising a series of exciting science programmes on a search for the brightest young minds in Singapore. 


Click here to catch the National Science Challenge 2019 episodes!

Click here to watch past episodes.

  • Qualifying Round 2020

    Date: 2 September 2020, Wednesday


    The qualifying round will see participants sit for a written test on all aspects of Science in the form of multiple-choice questions. 24 teams with the highest scores will advance to the televised Quarter Finals.

    If the team progresses to the televised rounds & Finals, all four members of the team must be available for filming at the studio and all other round and Imaging sessions, currently scheduled from mid-November 2020 to March 2021. (with COVID-19 measures in place)

  • NSC 2020 Semi Finalist

    Here is the list of schools that are advancing to the Semi-Finals. Congratulations to the 12 teams! 


    National Science Challenge Semi-finals 2020:
    Semi-final 1 Semi-final 2 Semi-final 3
    Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
    National Junior College
    River Valley High School
    NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
    Anderson Secondary School Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
    DPS International School
    School of Science and Technology, Singapore
    Anglo-Chinese School (International)
    Hwa Chong Institution
    Raffles Institution
    CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
  • NSC 2020 Quarter Finalists

    Congratulations to the 24 teams for making it into the Quarter-Finals!

    National Science Challenge Quarter Finals 2020
    Quarter-final 1 Quarter-final 2 Quarter-final 3 Quarter-final 4 Quarter-final 5 Quarter-final 6
    Bukit Panjang Government High School Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Global Indian International School School of Science & Technology, Singapore Victoria School Temasek Junior College
    Anderson Secondary School National Junior College NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Hwa Chong Institution Yishun Town Secondary School DPS International School
    Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore River Valley High School Swiss Cottage Secondary School CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
    Dunman High School Catholic High School Nanyang Girls’ High School Nan Hua High School Raffles Institution Cedar Girls’ Secondary School


  • NSC 2019 Quarter Finalist
    National Science Challenge Quarter Final 2019:
    Quarter Final 1Quarter Final 2Quarter Final 3Quarter Final 4Quarter Final 5Quarter Final 6
    Raffles Institution   Anglo Chinese School (Independent)   Anglo Chinese School (International)   Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)   NUS High SchoolXinmin Secondary School
    Singapore Chinese Girls’ SchoolSt. Joseph InstitutionDunman High SchoolSwiss Cottage Secondary SchoolNational Junior CollegeCHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
    Yishun Town Secondary SchoolTanjong Katong Secondary SchoolCatholic High SchoolBukit Panjang Government High School   Victoria SchoolTemasek Junior College
    Nan Hua High SchoolRiver Valley High SchoolSchool of Science and TechnologyHwa Chong InstitutionCedar Girls’ SchoolCrescent Girls’ School
    National Science Challenge Semi-finals 2019:
    Semi-final 1Semi-final 2Semi-final 3
    CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ SchoolSt. Joseph’s InstitutionNUS High School of Mathematics and Science
    Raffles Girls’ Secondary School   Crescent Girls’ SchoolCatholic High School
    Hwa Chong InstitutionRaffles Institution   Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
    Nan Hua High SchoolCedar Girls’ Secondary School   School of Science and Technology


    National Science Challenge Grand-finals 2019:
    NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
    Raffles Institution
    Hwa Chong Institution


Who can participate?

  • Each school may register one team of four students
  • Students must currently be in Secondary 3, IP Year 3 or Grade 9

All participants will receive a token for participation!

How to Register?

Form a team and submit your registration here.

Contact Us

For enquiries, please feel free to contact Mr Kel Lee at or call 6425 2594.

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