Preparing for IBO

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Preparing for IBO

Post by asutoshsahu » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:40 am

I am trying for IBO(international biology olympide).

How should I prepare for this to get success?

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Post by 2810712 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:30 am

Congrats if u've been selected as a representative of our country this year. And BEst of lucky efforts.

So, U may be knowing most of the following things-
U can buy some Qbanks of following mtG or Arihant pubblishers. Check out the INBO[ Indian National Biology Olympiad ] and IBO sites where some sample qs and the pattern of the exam is explained [ =weightage given to diff. topics, expected qualities , qs in practical exam etc.] .
U can get earlier INBO test papers and their soln from ur college or from ur seniors. Understand what type of student they want to select... try to add or improve the expected qualities of yours. Try to make some qs yourself. Use internet.
Make ur self used to typical type of INBO qs and the -ve marking scheme.
To get ur bio concepts clear read - Campbell, Raven Jonson or internet is the best info source... but be proffessional while using all these.

Consult Seniors like MrMystery [ Andrew] in this forum.


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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:21 am

Seniors... Lol...
I didn't go to IBO last year.. Still upset about that... But anyway, the best advice i can give is an old christian saying: "until you reach god, the angels will kill you". It basically means don't aim to high, don't start studying for IBO until you are qualified. if you are not yet qualified, study the books you will nead for your local, county national etc olimpiad.
As for the bibliography of IBO, well, buy Campbell and Reece 7th edition. If you can not find the book in your country you can buy it off the internet-60 pounds or something.
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Post by victor » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:51 pm

haha...not in a long time, the next IBO will be held...keep studying friends, I'll help finding the IBO questions for IBO participants....:lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:50 pm

actually the next one is being held this summer in Argentina
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Post by victor » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:23 am

hmm...so, if anyone wanna more questions for trials, just PM me..I'll help you to find it...
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Post by 2810712 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:38 am

Best of luck Andrew and Vic. :)
Actually what i've advised him is what i've never done, as you two are doing it, you will be able to give a better advice.But as i love to advise people i could not keep my hand [ from typing] :)

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Post by victor » Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:20 pm

doing what? you mean joining IBO? actually, I can't enter IBO anymore because I'm already in the university...
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:39 pm

IBO? You're smart guys, you know what you should do ;)
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Post by 2810712 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:13 pm

yes , joining IBO, ain't you???
I think most of repliers ain't IBOers here like me... :D


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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:22 pm

I am TOO old to join as a participant, I think I would like to be a jury or just a supporter or a cheerleader if it would be available there :lol:
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Post by 2810712 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:54 pm

As a jury member!!! You can help IBOers better then afteral u r a Dr.

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