The Singapore Biology Olympiad has been an annual event since 2000. Each year, several hundred of our top biology students from junior colleges take an initial theory test, from which perhaps several dozen students are shortlisted to take the practical test. Those emerging tops after these two rounds are awarded medals.
However, being a medallist at SBO is merely the first step in the selection towards representing Singapore at the IBO! Selected medallists are interviewed and a final shortlist undergo an intensive training programme by dedicated academics from NUS and NIE. Eventually, a "Final Four" and one reserve are chosen to form the Singapore Team. Then it's off to the IBO!
For more information visit the official website here.
Each year several hundred top biology students take an initial theory test, from which only several dozen are shortlisted.
No apparent cost to entry.
Time commitment varies per person.
Students who wish to participate in the Olympiad would need to register through their schools upon invitation by MOE.