Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2017

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Biology Olympiad, Sri LankaSri Lankan students can now compete and win medals in Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2017. Four students will also be selected to participate at the International Biology Olympiad to be held in 2018 in Iran.


Students sitting for Local or foreign A/L exams in 2017 or 2018 are eligible to apply. There is no age barrier for the local competition, but to participate in the international competition, The student should be below 20 years of age on 30 June 2018.

How to apply:

Application fee is Rs. 800.00. This is a nonrefundable fee. This should be paid to any People’s bank branch to Institute of Biology account number 086-1-001-4-1191763 of Thimbiriyasaya Branch of Peoples Bank.

Applicant should complete the application form and post it with the Payment slip issued by People’s bank to the following address on or before  07  June 2017.
SLBO Coordinator,
Institute of Biology,
SLAAS Office,
120/10, Vidya Mawatha,
Colombo 7

Application form can also be downloaded from website. Photocopies of this application form can also be used.

Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad Competition:

The examination to select the winners will be conducted from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Sunday 02 July 2017 at the following Centers:

University of Colombo, Colombo
Eastern University, Batticaloa
University of Jaffna, Jaffna
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
University of Ruhuna, Matara
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda

Candidates are required to sit for two hour paper with 40 MCQ questions and 20 short answer questions.

The examination is mainly based on G.C.E. Advanced Level Biology curriculum (excluding Applied Biology Unit) and may also include questions on the current developments and the applications of Biology.

Candidates can choose to sit for the examination in Sinhala, Tamil or English medium.

Admission cards will be sent to the selected candidates before 20 June 2017 or they can be printed online at

Selection of Winners:

Gold, Silver or Bronze medals will be awarded to selected candidates based on their performance. Decision of the council of the IOB shall be final in the selection of winners.

A certificate will be awarded for those who score more than 50% of marks, and this certificate can be printed online at website.

For details contact: SLBO coordinating center at Department of Forestry and Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardepura. (Madushi 0770445895  or Naveendra 0717701402)

Download Application forms

Application form: Biology Olympiad 2017 Application

Past Examination Papers

You can download examination papers here.

Medal Winners at Past International Olympiads