CAP University Prize Exam

The CAP University Prize Examination, officially known as the Lloyd G. Elliott University Prize Exam, is usually held in February or March of each year opened to students across Canada who are studying physics and engineering physics enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of the examination.

All eligible students from our department are encouraged to participate. Both students and faculty from our department have performed extremely well in the past in various categories.


Useful Documents

Formula Review Sheet (PDF, 2MB)

Past Exam Solutions

2009 CAP Exam —Solutions to #2 and #6 (PDF, 2.6MB)

2007 CAP Exam —Solutions to #1 and #6 (PDF, 2.6MB)

2005 CAP Exam —Complete solutions (PDF, 6.5MB)

2003 CAP Exam —Complete solutions (PDF, 8.5MB)

2001 CAP Exam —Complete solutions (PDF, 13.2MB)

1997 CAP Exam —Solutions to #1 through #9 (PDF, 6.3MB)

Notable CAP Exam Results by Physics' Students

Simon Axelrod places first, Exam 2016

Three Undergrads in the top 10, Congress 2017

Jonathan Corbett places third, Exam 2019


CAP for Resources and Results

Visit CAP for past exam results