Training and Preparation

This page features all problems and possible solutions of the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition of previous years. The solutions are mostly example submission of outstanding participants.

Preparation Materials and Books

Our team frequently receives the questions "How should I prepare for the competition?" and "What books would you recommend?". Following skills are required to solve the IAAC problems: In general, all standard school or university books from your local region are useful and contain most information required to approach the problems. Besides that, several popular astronomy and physics books will communicate interesting and usufull knowledge about astrononomy, cosmology, and astrophysics.


Edition of 2023

This International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition took place for the fifth time in 2023.

Qualification Round 2023

Problem Sheet: Qualification Round 2023
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (coming in March)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (coming in March)

Pre-Final Round 2023

Problem Sheet: Pre-Final Round 2023
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (coming in March)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (coming in March)

Final Round 2023

Problem Sheet: (coming in March)
(Official) Solution: (coming in March)




Edition of 2022

This International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition took place for the fourth time in 2022.

Qualification Round 2022

Problem Sheet: Qualification Round 2022
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (S. Chatterjee)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (A. Morshed)

Pre-Final Round 2022

Problem Sheet: Pre-Final Round 2022
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (O. Ostapenko)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (C. Ferrari)

Final Round 2022

Problem Sheet: Final Round Exam 2022
(Official) Solution: (Official) Solution




Edition of 2021

This International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition took place for the third time in 2021.

Qualification Round 2021

Problem Sheet: Qualification Round 2021
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (R. Rabbani)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (P. Thakur)

Pre-Final Round 2021

Problem Sheet: Pre-Final Round 2021
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (A. Sifat)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (S. Patil)

Final Round 2021

Problem Sheet: Final Round Exam 2021
(Official) Solution: (Official) Solution




Edition of 2020

This International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition took place for the second time in 2020.

Qualification Round 2020

Problem Sheet: Qualification Round 2020
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (G. Tejaswi)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (Y. Amri)

Pre-Final Round 2020

Problem Sheet: Pre-Final Round 2020
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (Y. Amri)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (S. Sarkar)

Final Round 2020

Problem Sheet: Final Round Exam 2020
(Official) Solution: (Official) Solution




Edition of 2019

This International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition took place for the first time in 2019.

Qualification Round 2019

Problem Sheet: Qualification Round 2019
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (M. A. Ashmawy)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (A. Anilao)

Pre-Final Round 2019

Problem Sheet: Pre-Final Round 2019
(Basic) Solution: (Basic) Solution
Solution #1: Example Submission #1 (A. Anilao)
Solution #2: Example Submission #2 (T. A. Khan)

Final Round 2019

Problem Sheet: Final Round Exam 2019
(Official) Solution: (Official) Solution