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SSBO - Shine Senior Biology Olympiad

Biology is the branch of natural science that deals with the study of living things,including their origin, structure, function, maturation, evaluation, and classifications. It described how living things interact with one another and their enviornment.

Shine Senior Biology Olympiad is designed by Graposs Connect for Shine Olympiad to promote scientific awareness and temperament among students and encourage them to embrace the scientific way of life.

Shine Senior Biology Olympiad are focused on preparing senior students for a career in scientific fields while strengthening foundational understanding.

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Syllabus & Marking scheme

Biology

Syllabus

The Living world; Biological Classification; Plant Kingdom; Animal Kingdom; Morphology of Flowering Plants; Structural Organisation in Animals; Cell: The Unit of Life; Biomolecules; Cell Cycle and Cell Division; Transport in Plants; Mineral Nutrition; Photosynthesis in Higher Plants; Respiration in Plants; Plant Growth and Development; Digestion and Absorption; Breathing and Exchange of Gases; Body Fluids and Circulation; Excretory Products and their Elimination; Locomotion and Movement; Neural Control and Coordination; Chemical Coordination and Integration; Anatomy of Flowering Plants


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Biology 50
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Questions

Q.1- Botanical gardens and zoological parks have:
  • a. Collection of endemic living species only.
  • b. Collection of exotic living species only.
  • c. Collection of endemic and exotic living species.
  • d. Collection of only local plants and animals.
Q.2- Organisms living in salty areas are called as:
  • a. Methanogens.
  • b. Halophiles.
  • c. Heliophytes.
  • d. Thermoacidophiles.
Q.3- A dikaryon is formed when:
  • a. Meiosis is arrested.
  • b. The two haploid cells do not fuse immediately.
  • c. Cytoplasm does not fuse.
  • d. None of the above
Q.4- Difference between Virus and Viroid is:
  • a. Absence of protein coat in viroid but present in virus.
  • b. Presence of low molecular weight RNA in virus but absent in viroid.
  • c. Both a and b
  • d. None of the above
Q.5- In an inflorescence where flowers are borne laterally in an acropetal succession, the position of the youngest floral bud in the floral axis shall be:
  • a. Proximal
  • b. Distal
  • c. Intercalary
  • d. Any where
Q.6- As we go from species to kingdom in a taxonomic hierarchy, the number of common characteristics:
  • a. Will decrease.
  • b. Will increase.
  • c. Remain same.
  • d. May increase or decrease.

Biology

Syllabus

Reproduction in Organisms; Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants; Human Reproduction; Reproductive Health; Principle of Inheritance and variation; Molecular Basis of Inheritance Evolution; Human Health and Diseases; Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production; Microbes in Human Welfare; Biotechnology: Principles and Processes; Biotechnology and its Applications; Organisms and Populations; Ecosystem; Biodiversity and Conservation; Environmental Issues;


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Biology 50
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

Sample Questions

Q.1- The term "clone" cannot be applied to offspring formed by sexual reproduction because:
  • a. Offspring do not possess exact copies of parental DNA
  • b. DNA of only one parent is copied and passed on to the offspring
  • c. Offspring are formed at different times
  • d. DNA of parent and offspring are completely different.
Q.2- A multicellular, filamentous alga exhibits a type of sexual life cycle in which the meiotic division occurs after the formation of zygote. The adult filament of this alga has:
  • a. haploid vegetative cells and diploid gametangia
  • b. haploid vegetative cells and diploid gametangia
  • c. haploid vegetative cells and diploid gametangia
  • d. haploid vegetative cells and haploid gametangia.
Q.3- Morula is a developmental stage:
  • a. Between the zygote and blastocyst
  • b. Between the blastocyst and gastrula
  • c. After the implantation
  • d. Between implantation and parturition
Q.4- All genes located on the same chromosome:
  • a. Form different groups depending upon their relative distance
  • b. Form one linkage group
  • c. Will not from any linkage groups
  • d. Form interactive groups that affect the phenotype
Q.5- Distance between the genes and percentage of recombination shows:
  • a. a direct relationship
  • b. an inverse relationship
  • c. a parallel relationship
  • d. no relationship
Q.6- Spot the odd one out from the following structures with reference to the male reproductive system.:
  • a. Rete testis
  • b. Epididymis
  • c. Vasa efferentia
  • d. Isthmus

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

To prepare for the Biology Olympiad, students can refer to study material provided online as well as go through important textbooks and plan out their study timetable. It is also beneficial for Olympiad aspirants to solve previous year papers and attempt as many practice mock tests as possible, to get fully acquainted with the syllabus and pattern of the Biology Olympiad exam.

Optional MCQ Based questions are asked in the Shine Seniors Biology Olympiad, from the syllabus of grade 11th and 12th. The questions are designed to test the thinking skills as well as understanding of concepts by students.

To participate in the Shine Senior Biology Olympiad, students of class 11th and 12th can register with their school on the official website of Shine Olympiads, i.e., shineolympiad.com.