National Biology Olympiad
Turkish Scientific and Research Council (TUBITAK) send an announcement to inform the date and rules of National Biology Olympiad exam to the secondary schools through National Education Directorates. An original announcement is given by TUBITAK.
TUBITAK, which is the main organizer, appoints the Biology Olympiad Committee. The Biology Olympiad Committee prepare 3 rounds of exam procedure.
Round 1 – open exam: two one hour multiple choice test taken in schools in May and June 50 students are selected
Round 2 –semifinal exam: one and half hours multiple true/false choice test taken in summer camp, students are selected between 31th January to 11th March.
Round 3: National Finals – multiple choises test taken at the University of Gazi at 29th March
Has no penalty for guessing
All Exam questions are multiple choise and multiple true and/false choice
Nationa Final conducted at Gazi University over 2 days. 24 students attended.
Top scoring 4 students will be invited to take a practical course at Gazi University from 12th April to 18th April.
The name of the students:
Multiple choice test in round 1,2 and 3
Turkish Biology Olympiad Committee is providing the tests for all rounds.
Students take the test 1 is national wide at their school, test 2 in summer camp and test 3 at Gazi University
The students make the test 1.th round : school
2nd round: Hotel ,Antalya
3th round: Gazi University, Ankara
Two times course; each of them is of one week. At special training camp (hotels in Antalya) and Gazi University. Practical training also held at Gazi University
Study materials are only the textbooks. Such as
Campell and Reece Biology, Life, Taizz and Zeiger Plant Physiology, Raven et al, Principle of Biochemistry, Lenineger
The students competed against each other in second round. Then tehy awarded with Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals.
If they get medal from international Biology Olympiad then, they get free entrance to University
No media coverage
Turkish Research and Technical Council (TUBITAK) is the only sponsore.
TUBITAK pay the living expenses, transporation of the students and they also pay the lecturers.
There is no support from Ministry of Education
The students need to take the NBO exam and get 70 out of 100.
Year Number of students schools
2010 2047 mostly private science high schools (more than 90%)