The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) has been conducted since 1968, and is a competition for students at the secondary and higher secondary school levels. The IBO boosts the level of Biology education in the participating countries. The Biology Olympiad program follows 5 stages. Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO 2020) the second stage examination of IBO is conducted for those students who clear the stage I of the National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB). It is organized by HBCSE at about 15 centers in the country. It is conducted at the end of November. Students selected from Stage I examination (NSEB) are eligible to appear for stage II INBO.
The syllabus for the INBO examination is asked from the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Biology. This is only a rough guideline, and no detailed syllabus is given for INBO examinations.
Students who are selected from Stage I examination (NSEB) are eligible to appear for INBO. In addition, those students, who have been exempted from NSEB as described in the Enrollment page, are also eligible to appear for INBO. Besides these two ways, there is no other way by which a student becomes eligible to appear for INBO.
The syllabus for INBO is the same as NSEB. However, no detailed syllabus is given for INBO. The questions asked in National Olympiads are usually of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.
The top 35 students in the merit list are selected on the basis of performance in INBO, for Stage III Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in biology.
There is no other criterion or provision for selection to OCSC apart from the stated above.
A total of 250 students will be selected from each group for stage II of INBO. Hence, a total of 500 students will be selected.
All the clauses which applied separately for each group. Clauses are given in the official pdf.
The question paper of NSEB 2019 and INBO 2020 will be almost the same..
The students batch will be divided into two groups i.e. Group- A & B.
For each group, there will be separately a Merit Index (MI) and Minimum Admissible Score (MAS) will be calculated.
NOTE: On the basis of performance in the INBO Exam, the top 35 students in the merit list are selected for Stage III Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in biology.
The admit card is essential for every exam whether it is a school exam or entrance exam or national/ international exam. For every exam the admit card is essential because it contains all the details of the candidate as well as an exam. All the candidates are able to download their INBO Exam Admit Card from the official site of HBCSE.
Candidates need to log in with their NSE Roll number and date of birth to check their INO score. Candidates can download their Performance Card. Performance Cards are not sent by post or email.
After giving the exam all the candidates are curious to know the examination result. All those candidates who given the exam are able to download their INBO Exam Result from the official site of HBCSE Candidates need to fill some details and they are able to check their results.
OCSC Exam Schedule For Biology: The Orientation-Cum-Selection-Camp is conducted at the HBCSE center in the month of April to June.
1. What are the Eligibility Criteria for INBO?
We are mentioning here the eligibility criteria for the biology Olympiad of INBO. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
All Indian students who are born between 1st July 2001 and June 30, 2006, both days inclusive and in addition, are in Class XII or lower are eligible to appear for INBO 2020 – 2021 examination. Those students who are Class XII pass out are not eligible to enroll for INBO.
He must be residing and studying in the Indian school system since November 30, 2018, or earlier.
Must not have planning to commence studies in universities or equivalent institution by June 1, 2021
Must not have passed class XII board examination or equivalent earlier than November 30, 2020
Must not appear in NSEJS 2020.
Candidates must be eligible to hold an Indian passport. As per the High Court order of Madras, the OCI candidates will not be eligible for the selection to the Indian team in the International Olympiads. But such candidates are eligible for selection to all the prior stages up to and including OCSC (stage III) providing that they fulfill all the other eligibility criteria.
2. How to Enroll for the INBO Exam?
Here are the steps for the Enrollment In INBO Exam
We are providing here some of the steps from which candidates are able to enroll themselves. The steps are as follows:
Visit the official site of HBCSE
Click on Olympiad option.
Click on the link to the upcoming events.
Enter the NSE center code, roll number, Date of birth, to enroll in INO.
The applicants have to choose the examination center at the time of registration.
3. What is INBO?
The questions asked in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads. On the basis of performance in the INBO Exam, the top 35 students in the merit list are selected for Stage III Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in biology.
4. What Are the Different Stages of the Biology Olympiad Program?
The following are the 5 stages of Biology Olympiad program they are as follows :
Stage 1: National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB)
Stage 2: Indian National Biology Olympiad (INBO)
Stage 3: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC)
Stage 4: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT)
Stage 5: Participation in International Biology Olympiad (IBO)