Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2013

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Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad

Sri Lankan students can compete and win medals in Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad 2013. Four students will also be selected to participate International Biology Olympiad in 2014 in Indonesia.


Students sitting for Local or London A/L exams in 2013 or 2014 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 2014.

How to apply:

Application fee is Rs. 700.00. This is a nonrefundable fee. This should be paid to any People’s bank branch to Institute of Biology account number 086-1-001-4-1191763 of Thimbiriyasaya Branch of Peoples Bank.

Applicant should complete the application form and post it with the Payment slip issued by People’s bank to the following address on or before  20 May 2013.
SLBO Coordinator,
Institute of Biology,
SLAAS Office,
120/10, Vidya Mawatha,
Colombo 7

Application form can also be downloaded from website. Photocopies of this application form can also be used.

Sri Lankan Biology Olympiad Competition:

The examination to select the winners will be conducted from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Sunday 30 June 2013 at the following Centers:

University of Colombo, Colombo
Eastern University, Batticaloa
University of Jaffna, Jaffna
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
University of Ruhuna, Matara
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda

Candidates are required to sit for two hour paper with 40 MCQ questions and 20 short answer questions.

The examination is mainly based on G.C.E. Advanced Level Biology curriculum (excluding Applied Biology Unit) and may also include questions on the current developments and the applications of Biology.

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

Admission cards will be sent to the selected candidates before 20 June 2013.

Selection of Winners:

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

Those who score more than 50% of the marks will be awarded a merit certificate from IOB. All results will be published in IOB website (

For details contact: SLBO coordinating center at University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Chathuranga 071-5519678 or Trishan 077-1115565, Pabasara 072-4571140)

Download details and Application forms

Application form 
SLBO details 

Past Examination Papers

You can download examination papers here.

Medal Winners at Past International Olympiads

Singapore 2012 – Siver Medal, Bronze Medal and Merit Awards

Taipei, Taiwan, 2011 – Silver Medal

Tsukuba, Japan, 2009– Two Bronze medals