CaYPT Frequently Asked Questions
Can students from different schools form a team?
If your team does not have enough members, we might be able to pair you up with other students.
Is it mandatory for the Team Leader to be a physics teacher?
Do I have to pay a fee to compete at CaYPT?
Yes. A successful registration would normally require a registration fee of $300 for your team which covers both days. In 2021, the fee is reduced to $260 for the online competition. The fee helps the committee cover venue, food and juror costs.
The registration can be paid by sending an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more registration details, please visit the CaYPT 2021 Registration Page.
I live outside of Ontario and cannot afford to come to the physical location on the competition day. Is there any other option available to me?
There is a different system in order to allow for equal accessibility to all students who are interested in participating. This system will be a hybrid of in-person and online competition, where the participants will engage very interactively between in-person competitors and online competitors. The competition will not separate teams according to their regions. Please note that Ontario-based teams are expected to attend in person.
In 2021 all teams will compete via teleconference.
How can I prepare for CaYPT?
What are the problems of CaYPT 2021? Do I need to know the solution to every problem to succeed?
The problems are published on our CaYPT 2020 page. It is highly recommended that you have the solutions to every problem. However, due to time constraints, we understand that sometimes that is not possible. The rules allow for the rejection of up to one problem per group. Therefore, you only need to have the solutions to eight out of the ten questions.