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ISMC 2020 Thailand Online Exam GuideThe online platform

Guide The online platform

The online platform

ISMC 2020 will be riding on Ylearn ( You can go to to sign in for the exam and for the tryout.

Required device(s)

 A laptop with an integrated webcam, or a desktop with an add-on webcam* for the exam**

 A good internet connection

*In case a webcam is not available, a handphone may be used.

**The online exam must run on a laptop or a desktop. It cannot run on tab or handphone.


Best would be Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. Make sure also that you have the latest version of the browser. We would like to advise you that Google Chrome is not a recommended browser for Ylearn.

Webcam and proctoring

During the competition, we will be utilizing Zoom meeting. The invitation link for the competition-day Zoom meeting will be emailed to you on Friday 4 September.

 Your camera/handphone must be positioned in a way so that it faces the participant's face (chest up).

 You must turn on your video.

 You need to join the audio so that you can hear any announcement made by us. All your audio will be muted when joining the meeting.

 You are not allowed to use any virtual background.

 Please rename your Zoom name to your ISMC - registered full name.

 Failure to join this Zoom meeting might result in your disqualification from the competition.

 Our team of ISMC invigilators will be joining the meeting without video.

Account details We will be emailing you separately for your username and password - between now and Sunday 30 August. If you have not received your login credentials by Monday 31 August, please send an email to

Ylearn don’t’s

 If your device is experiencing problem, do not login immediately from another device. Opening one Ylearn account from more than one device will get you blocked. Log out from the first, only then try logging in from the second.

 After you start the test, do not exit Ylearn and go to another app. This will cause your screen to be locked out - and you will be asked to write your reason why you are locked out in order to be able to go back to the exam screen. This reason needs to be of a minimum 8 characters. We will review this, and if we feel we have a valid ground, we will disqualify you.

Competition day

ISMC 2020 Thailand is on Saturday 5 September 9 to 10.30AM. Participants should have joined the Zoom meeting by 8.30AM on that day. Each "paper" has 25 questions: Section A 10 questions containing 2 marks each, Section B 10 questions containing 4 marks each, and Section C 5 questions containing 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 marks respectively - making a total of full score of 100 marks. No penalty (no score deduction) - and thus, we strongly encourage you to answer all questions! Calculators are not allowed for Primary 2 to 4, it is allowed for Primary 5 and 6.

Dry runs (tryouts)

We have scheduled three dry runs: one each on Tue 1 Sep, Wed 2 Sep and Thu 3 Sep. Each will last for 15 minutes and can be taken once anytime between 7AM to 7PM. All the dry runs are not marked and will not affect your competition results. The purpose of this dry run is: for you to get to adapt to the online environment.

We encourage you to take the dry run (try out) test every day as we have created different tests for the three days. If some of the questions are too difficult for you, do not worry - this does not count to your results. On the contrary, if the questions are too easy, please be informed that this is not in any way a reflection of the level of difficulty of your actual test.

Unit in answers

You do not need to write any unit, except if specifically instructed otherwise by the question.

Starting the exam

Click on the assigned test. If you do not see an assigned test, please refresh your page – and the assigned test should show.

Leave class button

If you navigate around Ylearn, you might find 'leave class' button. This is a forbidden button. Do NOT click this button.

Competition attire

While it is not compulsory, we encourage the participating students to wear their school uniform. Doing so reminds them about the pride and honour of representing their school, it is massive.

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