HIPPO English Language Olympiad 2020

Preliminary Round


4,595 Malaysia participants

14th to 17th Feb 2020 (Completed)

Test on Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Use of English

Semifinal Round


584 Malaysia semifinalists

22nd to 28th Jun 2020 (Completed)

Test on Reading & Writing (Questions + Essay)

Final Round



24 Malaysia finalists

14th to 19th Sep 2020 (completed)

Test on Reading, Listening, Speaking & Writing (Questions + Essay)

Award Winners



Total of FIVE (5) Malaysia finalists won the top awards during the final round on 21 Oct 2020

HIPPO 2020 HALL OF FAME - MALAYSIA FINALISTS

Saikeshinie Sahsikumar

SK ASSUNTA 2

2nd position, Little HIPPO

Eng Zhen Shen

SMK Sultan Abu Bakar

2nd position, HIPPO 3

Louis Chan Zhi Qi

SMK Aminuddin Baki, KL

2nd position, HIPPO 4

Jasmine Alicia He Ling Yue

Tunku-Putra Help School

2nd position, HIPPO S1

Amber Lee Jun Lynn

Chung Ling Private High School

2nd position, HIPPO S2

Caeley Chang Cheng Man

SJK(C) Perempuan China

4th position, HIPPO 1

Lee Ze Hao

Foon Yew High School

4th position, HIPPO 4

Nicole Shekinah Jeyahar Mark

Wesley Methodist School Ipoh

4th position, HIPPO S1

Joshua Eng Han Ruong

Stella Maris International School

5th position, HIPPO S1

Elise Oh En Xin

Chung Ling Private High School

4th position, HIPPO S2

Cheong Kar Hin

SJK(C) Foon Yew 4

Finalist, Little HIPPO

Jemimah Chang Xin

SJK(C) Chen Moh

Finalist, Little HIPPO

Neo Yu Xuan

SJK(C) Pei Yang

Finalist, Little HIPPO

Venice Chow Wern Xuan

SK Taman Kepong

Finalist, Little HIPPO

Wong Jia Wen

SJK(C) Perempuan China

Finalist, Little HIPPO

Yap Teane She

Sri Kuala Lumpur

Finalist, Little HIPPO

Sarah Nabilah Binti Muhamad Syahril

SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail (1)

Finalist, HIPPO 1

Sashankt Pillai Mohanasundram Pilla

SK Taman Bukit Maluri

Finalist, HIPPO 1

Toh Ky Ler

Kuen Cheng High School

Finalist, HIPPO 2

Goh Zheng

SMJK Perempuan China

Finalist, HIPPO 3

Lim Yong Le

SMK Convent Father Barre

Finalist, HIPPO 4

Elaine Wong Chun Qing

Lodge International School

Finalist, HIPPO S1

Han Cheng You

Crescendo-HELP International School

Finalist, HIPPO S1

Ooi Jon Teng

Wesley Methodist School Penang (International)

Finalist, HIPPO S1

Competition Level

Competition Level (Regular Category) - For Students from Government/Private School (Majority subjects are taught in non-English) OR English Medium International School (less than 2 years)

Born 2013 and younger (Primary 1) Grade 1 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2012 (Primary 2) Grade 1 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2011 (Primary 3) Grade 2 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2010 (Primary 4) Grade 3 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2009 (Primary 5) Grade 4 Level "Hippo 1"
Born 2008 (Primary 6) Grade 5 Level "Hippo 1"
Born 2007 (Secondary 1) Grade 6 Level "Hippo 2"
Born 2006 (Secondary 2) Grade 7 Level "Hippo 3"
Born 2005 (Secondary 3) Grade 8 Level "Hippo 3"
Born 2004 (Secondary 4) Grade 9 Level "Hippo 4"
Born 2003 (Secondary 5) Grade 10 Level "Hippo 4"
Born 2002 (Lower 6) Grade 11 Level "Hippo 5"
Born 2001 (Upper 6) Grade 12 Level "Hippo 5"

Competition Level (Special Category) - For Students from English Medium International School (Majority subjects are taught in English, over 2 years)

Born 2013 and younger Grade 1 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2012 Grade 1 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2011 Grade 2 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2010 Grade 3 Level "Little Hippo"
Born 2009 Grade 4 Level "Hippo S1" (Under Group A)
Born 2008 Grade 5 Level "Hippo S1" (Under Group A)
Born 2007 Grade 6 Level "Hippo S1" (Under Group B)
Born 2006 Grade 7 Level "Hippo S1" (Under Group B)
Born 2005 Grade 8 Level "Hippo S2" (Under Group A)
Born 2004 Grade 9 Level "Hippo S2" (Under Group A)
Born 2003 Grade 10 Level "Hippo S2" (Under Group B)
Born 2002 Grade 11 Level "Hippo S2" (Under Group B)
Born 2001 Grade 12 Level "Hippo S2" (Under Group B)

The students of lower levels can compete at higher level if they feel prepared for the level.

Competition Format

LITTLE HIPPO - Reading (30 questions in 20 minutes), Listening and Use of English (both 20 questions in 20 minutes)
HIPPO 1 - Reading (30 questions in 30 minutes), Listening and Use of English (both 20 questions in 20 minutes)
HIPPO 2 - Reading (34 questions in 30 minutes), Listening (22 questions in 20 minutes) and Use of English (20 questions in 20 minutes)
HIPPO 3 - Reading (34 questions in 35 minutes), Listening (22 questions in 20 minutes) and Use of English (20 questions in 20 minutes)
HIPPO 4 - Reading (34 questions in 40 minutes), Listening (22 questions in 20 minutes) and Use of English (20 questions in 30 minutes)
HIPPO 5 & HIPPO S1 - Reading (40 questions in 45 minutes), Listening (22 questions in 20 minutes) and Use of English (20 questions in 30 minutes)
HIPPO S2 - Reading (40 questions in 45 minutes), Listening (22 questions in 30 minutes) and Use of English (20 questions in 30 minutes)

Preliminary Round

1) Reading comprehension
2) Listening comprehension
3) Use of English test

LITTLE HIPPO - Reading (30 questions in 30 minutes) and Writing (no essay 30 questions in 45 minutes)
HIPPO 1 - Reading (40 questions in 30 minutes) and Writing (with essay 30 questions in 45 minutes)
HIPPO 2 - Reading (34 questions in 35 minutes) and Writing (with essay 30 questions in 45 minutes)
HIPPO 3 - Reading (34 questions in 40 minutes) and Writing (with essay 30 questions in 45 minutes)
HIPPO 4 - Reading (40 questions in 45 minutes) and Writing (with essay 30 questions in 45 minutes)
HIPPO 5 & HIPPO S1 - Reading (40 questions in 45 minutes) and Writing (with essay 30 questions in 45 minutes)
HIPPO S2 - Reading (40 questions in 50 minutes) and Writing (with essay 30 questions in 45 minutes)

Semifinal Round

One CEFR level higher than preliminary round.
1) Reading test
2) Writing &  Essay (except Little HIPPO)

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