Friday, January 30, 2015

6th Biochemistry Olympiad, 2015

The Date of 6th Biochemistry Olympiad has been Changed. It was supposed to be held on 31st January, but due to the upcoming S. S. C. examination, 6th Biochemistry Olympiad is going to be held on March 20, 2015 at Curzon Hall, University of Dhaka.

Maximum 20 students can register in each category from a single school. The last date for registration is 20th February, 2015.

Registration Link

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1st National Biology Festival 2015

Bangladesh Biology Olympiad committee is going to organize National Biology Festival for the very first time. This will take place on 27th February, 2015 at Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka. 

Registration is open. Here is the registration link. For more details and latest updates about the Biology Olympiad, be a member of the official Facebook group of Bangladesh Biology Olympiad.

I'd suggest the Biolympiads Blog for taking preparation. The blog is really helpful and created by a previous participant of International Biology Olympiad.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

How to win National Astronomy Olympiad?


I'm writing this post to help the kids out there who are preparing for the upcoming Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad 2015. I'll try to share some practical advice to make you a successful participant in the BdAO.

Firstly, don't be surprised if you see some multiple choice "general knowledge" type questions in the exam paper. This MCQs used to bother us a lot. However, two years back I was googling for something like " Astronomy MCQ Questions " and found this . Look at this and this will uplift your confidence.

Mathematical Astrophysics

If you're a beginner, start with "Schaum’s Outline of Astronomy" by Stacey Palen.
For Coordinate Geometry and Celestial Mechanics,

Book: Astronomy Principles and Practice by Roy and Clarke. 
Chapter 7-9 : Will give you a good understanding of Celestial Sphere and Coordinate Geometry. Chapter 13-14 : Will give you a good understanding of Celestial Mechanics.

For Overall Theoretical Preparation, 

Book: "Fundamental Astronomy" by H. Karttunen, P. Kröger, H. Oja, M. Poutanen, Karl J. Donner.

You'll get the books here.
Observational and Star Diagram

Book: "Tara Porichity" by Mohammad Abdur Jabbar.

Last but not the least, solve problems from previous year's astronomy olympiad. Specially from Indian National Astronomy Olympiad and then others. You'll get the links here (

Nearly one month left for BdAO. Work hard!