Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2020

Biology Olympiad 2020

Sri Lankan students can now compete and win medals in Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2020. Four students will also be selected to participate at the International Biology Olympiad to be held in 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Students sitting for Local (Old or New Syllabus) or foreign A/L exams in 2020 or 2021 are eligible to apply. There is no age barrier for the local competition, but to participate in the international competition, the student should be below 20 years of age on 30 June 2021.

How to apply:

Application fee is Rs. 900.00. This is a non-refundable fee. This should be paid at any People’s bank branch to Institute of Biology Account number 086-1-001-4-1191763 of Thimbirigasyaya Branch of Peoples Bank.

Applicant should complete and submit the application form on or before  15 September 2020 with the Bank Payment slip. 

Lankan Biology Olympiad Competition:

The examination to select the winners will be conducted from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Sunday 27 September 2020 at the following Centers:

  • University of Colombo, Colombo
  • Eastern University, Batticaloa
  • Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihinthale
  • University of Jaffna, Jaffna
  • University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
  • University of Ruhuna, Matara
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda

If the physical examination is cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak, the examination will be conducted online. During this online examination you will be monitored using your webcam or mobile phone camera.  Hence please send your application only if you have this webcam enabled desktop/ laptop computer or smartphone with camera. You also have to pay for the data charges during the examination. If online examination is to be held we will inform you the exact details later. 

Both new and old syllabus candidates can answer the paper. Candidates are required to sit for two hour paper with 50 questions, consisting of MCQs and ture/ false questions.

The examination is based on GCE Advanced Level (New or Old) syllabus curriculum except Applied Biology Unit.

Candidates can choose to sit for the examination in Sinhala, Tamil or English medium.

We will send you an sms once your application is received successfully. Admission cards can be  downloaded online at after  20 September 2020.

Selection of Winners:

Gold, Silver or Bronze medals will be awarded to selected candidates based on their performance. Decision of the Council of the Institute of Biology shall be final in the selection of winners.

A certificate will be awarded for those who score more than 50% of marks, and this certificate can be printed online at website.

For details contact: SLBO Coordinating Center at Department of Forestry & Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardepura. (Charith 0776266971 / Rajitha 0712984365 )

Download Application

Application form: Biology Olympiad Application

Download: Olympiad Brochure

Past Examination Papers

You can download examination papers here.

Medal Winners at Past International Olympiads