Indonesia

„Kompetisi Sains Nasional (KSN) / National Science Competition (Formerly known as National Science Olympiad)“

Indonesia

Contact data

Country coordinator

Name:
Agus Dana Permana

Hosting institution

Tim Olimpiade Biologi Indonesia
Ganesa 10, Gedung Labtek XI
40132, Bandung
Jawa Barat, Indonesia


Structure

Appointing institution

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE OF REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

THE NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT CENTER

Address: Jalan Jenderal Sudirman,Gedung C Lt. 19, Senayan, Jakarta 10270

Telephone No. : +62 (021) 5731177, Fax. No. : +62 (021) 5721243

pusatprestasinasional.kemdikbud.go.id

Organization & structure

The National Achievement Center together with Tim Olimpiade Biologi Indonesia (TOBI) organize National Science Competition. The selection started from district level (1st round), province level (2nd round), the national level (3rd round). The National Achievement Center is responsible as organizing committee, while TOBI is responsible both as organizing and scientific committee

Number of students in first round

1st round: ~5,000 students (primary and mostly from secondary high school)

2nd round: ~1,500 students

3rd round: between 75-100 students

Tests

All test material are produced by Tim Olimpiade Biologi Indonesia

1st round - district level

Type of test: one set of theoretical test (180 min), multiple choice; multiple true/false

Organizing committee: The National Achievement Center

Location of test: the appointed school at respective district

2nd round - province level

Type of test: one set of theoretical test (180 min), multiple choice; multiple true/false

Organizing committee: The National Achievement Center

Location of test: the appointed school at respective province

3rd round - national level

Type of test: exactly as IBO

Two set of theoretical test (@180 min), multiple choice; multiple true/false

Four topics of practical test (@90 min)

Organizing committee: The National Achievement Center. The 3rd round is a national event held for one week together with other science olympiads (Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Informatics, Earth Science, Geography, and Economy)

Location of test: School or University depend on the host. Each year, the national level is hosted by different province.

Training

Best 30 out of national level will proceed for special training camp for 2 weeks. Here, the students are trained both for theoretical and practical skills. The best four students are then selected as Indonesian representatives for IBO.

Study materials

All students are prepared with their high school textbook, university textbook, academic journals, web-based courses and former NBO/IBO test. They also receive some modules for independent study at home and submit a completed assignment accordingly.

Awards & prizes

30 students at NBO received medals and certificates (5 gold, 10 silver, and 15 bronze). They also receive some amount of money (300-350 USD for gold medalist and less for other medalist) provided by the National Achievement Center. Additionally, local government (province) of which they represent may add some appreciation (money and other prizes).

Several prominent Universities in Indonesia also provide free entrance for medal awardee. However, most of these Universities require that the students select Biology related fields.

Education

Type of students

Last year of Primary level; 1st and 2nd year of Secondary level

A medalist from IJSO has a privilege to proceed directly for national selection (no participation in 1st and 2nd round).

Students who receive Gold medal from the previous NBO are not allowed to take part in the subsequent NBO.

School year

Schools are started in August and ended in May (10 months)

Biology hours/week

2-4 hours

Hours of Classes/week

30-35 hours

Public Relations

Promotion

NBO is nationally advertised by the National Achievement Center, the Ministry of Education and Culture

(website, regular meeting with stakeholders, printed and (social) online media)

Promotion contact

the National Achievement Center, the Ministry of Education and Culture and Tim Olimpiade Biologi Indonesia

Statistics over the year
  • 2020: 100 students from 96 schools (4% of eligible schools)
  • 2019: 77 students from 72 schools (5% of eligible schools)
  • 2018: 85 students from 82 schools (5% of eligible schools)
  • 2017: 76 students from 68 schools (5% of eligible schools)
  • 2016: 88 students from 81 schools (5% of eligible schools)

The percentage of eligible schools are the same every year as we limit only two students from the same school can participate in NBO

Media coverage

NBO is very famous national event, covered by local and national media (TV, printed and online news, and social media)


Downloads

Logo of Kompetisi Sains Nasional (KSN) / National Science Competition (Formerly known as National Science Olympiad) [PNG, 282.4 KB] Download Leaflet of Kompetisi Sains Nasional (KSN) / National Science Competition (Formerly known as National Science Olympiad) [PDF, 2.8 MB] Download
Description of attached files:

Each year, we publish a guideline book for NBO (as attached in leaflet)