Sri Lankan students can now compete and win medals in Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2018. Four students will also be selected to participate at the International Biology Olympiad to be held in 2019 in Hungary.
Students sitting for Local or foreign A/L exams in 2018 or 2019 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 2019.
Application fee is Rs. 800.00. This is a non-refundable 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 11 June 2018.
Institute of Biology,
120/10, Vidya Mawatha,
Application form can also be downloaded from http://iobsl.org website. Photocopies of this application form can also be used.
The examination to select the winners will be conducted from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Sunday 01 July 2018 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 2018 or they can be printed online at admission.iobsl.org after that date.
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 website link will be notify later.
For details contact: SLBO coordinating center at Department of Zoology, University of Sri Jayewardepura. (Sathya Ganegoda 076 – 3408047 / Gayani Yasodara Liyanage 071 – 8974755)
Download Application forms
Application form: Biology Olympiad Application