USA Biology Olympiad          

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Open Exam

Exam Format
50 minutes
Multiple Choice
No penalty for guessing

Exam Date
February 2 to 12, 2016

Semifinal Exam

Exam Qualification
Top 10%

Exam Format
120 minutes, 3 parts
Part A: multiple choice with one answer
Part B: multiple choice and multiple true/false choice
Part C: short answer or essay
No penalty for guessing

Exam Dates
March 14  to 18, 2016

National Final

Exam Eligibility
Top 20 students

Exam Format
12-day with 10 days instruction and 2 days testing

Exam Dates
May 29  to June 10, 2016


Exam Dates
July 17 to 24, 2016
Hanoi, Vietnam

Exam Categories

Animal anatomy and physiology: 25%
Cell Biology: 20%
Genetics and Evolution: 20%
Plant anatomy and physiology: 15%
Ecology: 10%
Ethology: 5%
Biosystematics: 5%

Official Textbook

Biology (8th edition or higher)
Authors: Campbell, etc.
ISBN: 978-8053-6844-4


Cell & Molecular BiologyBiochemistry4th978-0470570951$227.28
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 5th978-0716771081
Molecular Biology of the Cell5th978-0815341055$148.50
DNA Science: A First Course2nd978-1936113170$40.00
Genetics & EvolutionEssentials of Genetics8th978-0321803115$139.47
Genetics: From Genes to Genomes5th978-0073525310$209.64
A Feeling for the Organism, 10th Aniversary Edition: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock10th Aniversary978-0805074581$16.91
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design978-0393315707
The Origin of Species150th Anniversary978-0451529060$5.07
At the Water's Edge : Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea 978-0684856230$13.37
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body 978-0307277459$10.35
The Selfish Gene30th Anniversary978-0199291151$11.44
The Origin of Species978-0451627766
Animal Anatomy & PhysiologyHuman Anatomy & Physiology9th978-0321743268
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology13th978-0470565100
Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems7th978-0495391845
Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment5th978-0521570985$101.85
Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World978-0743272056$14.07
Plant Anatomy & PhysiologyStern's Introductory Plant Biology13th978-0073369440$206.84
EcologyThe Social Conquest of Earth1st860-1404710070$12.25
Atlas of Invertebrate Anatomy 978-0868402079$44.95


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