„THAI Biology Olympiad“
- Established since: 1991
- Website: Official website
- Website language: Thai
- Official website
- Jakkapat Suwannakoot
The Institue for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)
924 Sukhumvit Road, -
Phra khanong, Klong Toei
IPST web site,
Various organization and schools usually promote Biology Olympiad.
Press regularly covers the news of all Science Olympiad Competitions.
Round 1 : A total of about 100-120 students are selected by two organizations. IPST set up an open examination in June to select 60-80 students (out of more than 12,500 students) and POSN set up Science Competition in May to select 40 students.
Round 2 : Approximately 60-70 students are selected from the first round group in August using one-half day of theoretical exam and one-half day of practical exam.
Round 3 : Two examinations are given to students selected from the second round and the scores are combined to select 4 Thai representatives. The first examination is theoretical exam which is given in October. The second examination includes both theoretical and practical parts. The final 4 Thai representatives are selected in this round.
about 100-120 students
IPST set up a committee to administer the test.
Test questions come from the working group set up by the committee.
Approximately sixty students participating in round 3 selection processes get two training camps. The first one is in mid-October (2 weeks) and the second one is in March-April period (1 month).
The final 4 Thai representatives then get 2 weeks of training in June, before coming to the IBO in July.
IPST biology books, POSN biology books,
And Campbell‘s biology text books.
In the second round, top 5 percents of students get gold medals, the next top 10 percents get silver medals, and the next top 15 percents get bronze medals.
The students who would like to compete in Thai NBO must have these qualifications:
- are studying in Thai school at secondary level,
- are not over 18 years old of the current school year,
- are Thai citizen.
From mid-May to mid-March
Minimum (hours) 3 hours/week
Maximum (hours) 4 hours/week
Posters and leaflets are sent to schools every year.
This is paid for and distributed by IPST. The posters and
leaflets stimulate schools and students to participate in the NBO.
Media mainly covers the receptions for Thai representatives when they leave for competition and when they arrive after the competition, especially at the airport. Some may invite Thai representatives for the interviews in a special TV program and the newspaper media.