Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2021

දේශීය (ජාතික) සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර පදක්කම් දිනා ගැනීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජීව විද්‍යා ඔලිම්පියාඩ් තරගාවලියට අයදුම් කරන්න

உள்ளூர் (தேசிய) மற்றும் சர்வதேச ரீதியிலான பதக்கங்களை வெல்ல இலங்கை உயிரியல் ஒலிம்பியாட் போட்டிக்கு விண்ணப்பிக்கவும்.

Sri Lankan students can now compete and win medals in Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2021. Four students will also be selected to participate in the International Biology Olympiad to be held in 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia.


Students sitting for the Local or Foreign GCE A/L examination in 2021 or 2022 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 2022.

How to apply:

The application fee is Rs. 900.00. This is a non-refundable fee. This should be paid at any Peoples Bank branch to “Institute of Biology account number 086-1-001-4-1191763 of Thimbirigasyaya Branch of Peoples Bank”.

Applicant should complete and submit online application with the payment slip issued by People’s Bank on or before 10th December 2021.

However, the applicant should keep the payment slip and show this at the examination.

The application form should be filled online through the below link:

Submit your Application

The Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2021 examination on Sunday 16th January 2022 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon as an online examination supervised by the following Universities:

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

You must have a mobile device or a laptop to participate in the examination. If any unexpected disruption occurs, mitigatory measures will be taken to compensate for the loss.

However, this may be changed to a Physical Examination depending on the situation of the country.

Candidates are required to sit for a two-hour paper with 50 questions, consisting of MCQs and true/ false questions.

The examination is based on the GCE Advanced Level New syllabus curriculum excluding the Applied Biology Unit.

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

Admission cards can be printed online at after 10th January 2022.

Selection of Winners:

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

A certificate will be awarded for those who score high marks, and this certificate can be printed online at website.  The number of certificates that will be issued will be decided by the Board of Examiners and ratified by the Council of the Institute of Biology.

For details contact:

SLBO Coordinating Centre at Department Forestry & Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda.

Call – Charith 077 6266971 / Tharika 071 2509976