Problems are based on the physics curriculum at Russian comprehensive schools.
Online round I of the contest consists of five tests devoted to topics from the school curriculum:
- Density, pressure, buoyant force, statics
- Kinematics, dynamics, work and energy
- Molecular-kinetic theory and thermal dynamics
- Electric field, flow of direct current
- Oscillations and waves, optics
The round lasts 90 min. The determining factor for passing to elimination round II is the number of right answers.