Practical and Theoretical Exams of IBO2018

The students compete in both practical and theoretical exams. Exams will take place in central library of Shahid Beheshti University.

Practical exams

Practical exams will take place on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. There will be four practical exams, each lasting one and a half hours with a break between and covering the topics indicated below. The exam will be Computer-based or paper-based which will be announced soon.

The titles of the practical exams are:

  • Biochemistry & Molecular biology
  • Plant systematics, anatomy and physiology
  • Animal systematics, anatomy and physiology
  • Evolution, ecology and behavior

Theoretical exams

Theoretical exams will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2018. There will be two different exams, each of a three-hour duration. The theoretical exams are IT-based and the students will be using tablet/laptop computers to answer the questions.

The exams cover a wide range of biological subjects - using the following percentage distribution:

20% Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

20% Genetics, Population Genetics and Evolution

25% Animal Anatomy and Physiology

15% Plant Anatomy and Physiology

10% Ecology

5% Ethology

5% Biosystematics