„National Biology Olympiad“
- Established since: 1970
- Website: Official website
- Website language: Romanian
- Official website
- Dr. Adelhaida Kerekes
Ministry of Education
General Berthelot, 28-30, 45
Main organizer institution - Romanian Ministry of Education
No. of rounds - 3 levels: local, county and national
1st - local - December-January
2nd - county - March
3rd - national - April
The national (final) round - one of the school county inspectorates (in Romania are 42 county school inspectorates). For example, in 2022 was Cluj county school inspectorate.
In the first round - local one, there are about 400 students/county, about 15000 in all country.
In general, we use multiple choice tests for local and county levels (1&2). Each school county inspectorate is responsible with producing the tests. The students take these test at a designated school.
For the national round (final one), there are theoretical tests (multiple choice type) and practical tests. A national commission, specially designated by the Ministry of Education is in charge with the elaboration of the tests. The final round takes place in a school in the county hosting the National Biology Olympiad that year.
The students have an official extra training only for national round. In general, this training lasts 2 weeks and takes place in a university.
For the preparation of the students, the teachers may use special collections of tests, university textbooks, eventually former NBOs or IBOs tests.
For the final (national) round, the Ministry of Education and other sponsors offers: medals and certificates, free entrance to university, science books, PC, smartphone, microscope, scholarship, money.
Secondary level school education, from 9th to 12th classrooms (15-18 years)
Romanian School Year - from September to June
1 or 2 Biology hours/week
aprox. 25-30 all classes/week
The Ministry of Education publish the calendar of school Olympiads at the beginning of the school year.
This information is public and posted on the ministry website: https://www.edu.ro
- 2022: 180 students from 167 schools (2% of eligible schools)
These numbers are for the national round.
All kind of traditional - local/national TV, journals, newspapers and Social Media