IBO: International Biology Olympiad


IBO or International Biology Olympiad is an association that the world’s premier biology competition for secondary school students.
Visit http://www.ibo-info.org/en for more information.


  1. To find the new talents in biology.
  2. Bring together the most gifted students interested in biology.
  3. To encourage the new generation in biology.
  4. To enhance their international network.


  • Cell biology-
    Structure and function of cells and their components
    – Microbiology Technology
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Plant anatomy and physiology
  • Ethology
  • Genetic an evolution
  • Biosystematics
  • Ecology

Preparation tips for International Biology Olympiad-

Read biology books by different authors-

You need to have a very good grip over your theoretical knowledge, raw memorization will not get you anywhere.

Organize your study material-

Keep on making short notes of all the important topics. They will help you in the final revision.

Plan your study schedule-

As the IBO syllabus is vast, you need to plan your schedule in a way so you do not miss anything citing to the lack of time. Manage your time effectively.

Develop practical skills-

You cannot do practicals of your own even though you have sufficient theoretical knowledge. Try to get an internship at a local university or a lab.

Mock tests-

Mock tests will help you gauge your performance and to help you know your weak and strong areas.  

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Anirudh Gupta
IIT Delhi Computer Science CBSE Class 12 - 94.2% RMO Awardee
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