The Regulations of the International
|The performance order in the Stage of a PF:||Reserved time in minutes|
|The Opponent challenges the Reporter for the problem||1||1|
|The Reporter accepts or rejects the challenge||1||1|
|Preparation of the Reporter||5||5|
|Presentation of the report||12||12|
|Questions of the Opponent to the Reporter and answers of the Reporter||2||3|
|Preparation of the Opponent||3||3|
|The Opponent takes the floor||5||8|
|Discussion between the Reporter and the Opponent||5||8|
|Questions of the Reviewer to the Reporter and the Opponent and answers to the questions||2||3|
|Preparation of the Reviewer||2||2|
|The Reviewer takes the floor||3||5|
|Concluding remarks of the Reporter||2||3|
|Questions of the Jury and grading||2||2|
In the Final PF the procedure of challenge is omitted.
The official language of the IYPT is English. The report has to be
presented in English. In the subsequent parts teams can choose to use
During one PF only one member of a team takes the floor as Reporter,
Opponent or Reviewer; other members of the team are allowed to make brief
remarks. No member of a team may take the floor more than twice during one
PF or, as Reporter, more than three times in total during all Selective
The Opponent may challenge the Reporter on any problem with the exception for a problem that:
If there are less than five problems left to challenge, the bans (c), (b), (a) are successively removed, in that order.
During all Selective PFs the Reporter may reject the challenge of three different problems in total without penalty. For every subsequent rejection the coefficient of the Reporter (see section X) is decreased by 0.2.
Within four hours after the announcement of the results of the Selective PFs the teams participating in the Final choose their problems. In case teams choose the same problem, priority is given according to the order of presentation in the Final (see section XII). The choice should be made public immediately.
After each Stage the Jury grades the teams, taking into account all
presentations of the members of the team, questions and answers to the
questions, and participation in the discussion. Each Jury member shows
marks from 1 to 10. If the Jury consists of more than six
persons the highest and the lowest marks are withdrawn. If the Jury
consists of five or six persons, the lowest mark is withdrawn in the
evaluation of the mean mark. The remaining marks are taken into account in
all further calculations. The mean marks are multiplied by various
coefficients: 3.0 or less (see section
IX) for the Reporter, 2.0 for the Opponent, 1.0 for the Reviewer and
then transformed into points.
The sum of points (SP) is the sum of mean marks, multiplied by the corresponding coefficients and rounded to one decimal.
The total sum of points (TSP) equals the sum of SP of the team in all Selective PFs. The highest TSP, denoted as HTSP, serves as reference (see section XIII).
The three teams having the highest TSP in the
Selective PFs participate in the Final. In case teams have equal TSP, their participation in the Final is decided by the
most balanced teamwork during the Selective PFs, in case of equality by
The winner of the Final obtains the 1st place. The other two teams
participating in the Final share the 2nd place. For teams not
participating in the Final, the LOC decides, according to the TSP obtained, which teams will share the 3rd place.
The regulations are established by the IOC and may be changed only by the IOC.