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IBO 2021 Challenge Registration

The IBO competition takes place every year in July in one of the member countries of the IBO association. The competition is organized by the Ministry of Education or any other recognized institution of IBO country. All the principles of Biology are acceptable for IBO competition. More widely-oriented topics covered in the IBO competition enable the participants to not only apply their skills and knowledge but also enhance the ability to think independently and solve problems. 


In this article, we will discuss the IBO Challenge 2021 registration process.

IBO Challenge 2021 Registration - Eligibility

Following are the conditions to participate in the IBO challenge 2021 :

  • You must be a member of the IBO Association in order to participate in the IBO challenge 2021.

  • You should have an ongoing National Biology Olympiad (NBO) that will select your competitors.

  • You must register your country by visiting the IBO Challenge 2021 official website.


Note: Registration in the IBO Challenge  2021 will require a single fee of 150 (one hundred and fifty Euros). Each delegation can have up to 4 students and not less than 2 members of the Jury (There is no maximum limit for the Jury member. No extra will be required).


A delegation of a country or region consists of 1- 4 competitors (students selected by the National Biology Olympiad and a minimum of 2 members of the Jury).


Deadline: May 15,  2021


Before 15 May 2021, NBO must enroll their country on the IBO official website. 


Note: Only NBOs who are regular IBO members are eligible to participate.

Enrollment for IBO challenge 2021 can only be made by the country coordinator.


Before May 31, 2021: Those NBO’s who have enrolled must pay their IBO challenge 2021 fees, the amount of 150 (One hundred and fifty euros) to become an official participant. The payment information will be sent to the NBOs after the confirmation of their registration.


Before June 18, 2021: Participant NBOs must fill in the online registration including names and contacts of all the participants (Competitors and Jury Members).


If your NBO requires an invitation letter, please select the option in the registration form. Further information will be asked when the confirmation of the registration is sent.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What is the Goal of the IBO Competition?

Ans. The goal of the IBO competition is to encourage secondary students to promote their careers in Biology. In bringing together the intellectual genius, IBO challenges and encourages the students to expand their talent and to promote a career in science. The objective of the IBO competition is to:

  • Encourage active interest in Biology studies.

  • Enhance networking and understanding between biology students.

  • Enhance and exchange ideas about Biology education

Q2. What is the Responsibility of the International Jury in the IBO Competition?

Ans. Delegates from each participant country form the International Jury. The responsibility of the jury is to translate examination papers and approve the questions, answers, and marking scheme. The jury members verify and approve the marking process and final scores of the students. This information is kept confidential until the official announcement of the result.

Q3. What does the National Biology Olympiad (NBO) Refer to?

Ans. NBO refers to the national organizing body in any participating country or region.

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