International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce a new addition to its annual Middle School and Elementary School National Championships – the IAC Nationals Exams. Nine different exams will be offered on various fields of history and science as explained below. Please also note that while there is no separate Middle School Division for the National Chemistry and Physics Exams, ambitious Middle School and Elementary School students are still welcome to compete in Junior Varsity Division of these (though the questions will be meant for a challenging high school level of difficulty).
A complete schedule of exams (listed at the bottom) and all other events at the 2020 IAC National Championships can be found here.
Each exam will consist of 75 multiple choice questions with each correct answer worth 2 points, an incorrect response worth -1 point, and an answer left blank worth 0 points. The time limit will be 30 minutes for each exam. Ties will be broken through 3 tiebreaker questions with numerical answers. Each exam costs $15 and students will be ranked against other students in their age division (i.e. 8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, and Elementary School). To register for the exams at the National Championships, please use the Middle School and Elementary School National Championships Registration Form. No prior qualification is needed to take any of the exams. Prizes will include medals and plaques for the top students.