The participants are competing in two challenging exams, a practical exam on Tuesday, July 16 and a theoretical exam on Thursday, July 18.
The exams will cover a broad spectrum of biological disciplines, from anatomy to zoology. The main focus will be on molecular and medical biology:
|25%||Animal anatomy and physiology|
|20%||Cellular, molecular and microbiology|
|20%||Genetics, population genetics and evolutionary biology|
|15%||Plant anatomy and physiology|
The theoretical exam consited of 92 multiple-true-false questions and took place in two parts of 3.5 hours each.
The practical exam consisted of four exams, each taking 1.5 hours. The general topics of the exams held at the IBO 2013 were:
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