The International Science Bee consists of Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School, and Elementary divisions. All divisions comprise of three stages.

Online Regional Qualifying Exam

All students must first take the Online Regional Qualifying Exam (ORQE). ORQE consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and is free for all students. ORQE is a 50 question multiple-choice exam free for all students. A parent or teacher must first register as a sponsor on the ORQE site in order for their students to take the exam. A parent and teacher can sponsor multiple students. Qualifying scores will be determined by the results of all students who take the exam. Qualified students can compete in the Regional Finals. The ORQE exam will be open on November 1, 2021, and the exam will remain open until mid-April.

You can find a list of qualifying students here.

Regional Finals

Students who qualify through the ORQE can take part in the Regional Finals. For this year, most regional finals will take place online. The top two-thirds of students from each division of the online regional finals will qualify for the 2022 International Science Bee Asian Championships.

The first online Regional Finals will be held on January 22, 2022. In order to compete in this Regional Finals, students must complete the ORQE before January 8, 2022. Another Regional Finals will be held in April 2022.

Championships

The Asian Championships of the International Science Bee will be held in conjunction with the Asian Championships of the International Academic Bee, International Geography Bee, and the International History Bee and Bowl. The European Championships of the International Science Bee will be held in conjunction with the European Championships of the International Academic Bee, International Geography Bee, and the International History Bee and Bowl.

The International Science Bee is actively working to secure hosts for its 2021 Regional Finals. These Regional Finals will be held from February to May, 2021. If your school is interested in hosting a Regional Final, please contact us at suopeng@iacompetitions.com (Asia) or emilio@iacompetitions.com (Europe). We would be happy to discuss details with you.