For the International Geography Bee, International Science Bee, and the International Academic Bee, students compete in three stages, listed below. For informational about the International History Bee and Bowl, please visit the IHBB Asian Division website.
Stage 1: Online Regional Qualifying Exam
Sponsor registration will open soon; we will update this page as soon as it does. The Online Regional Qualifying Exam for the International Geography Bee, International Science Bee, and International Academic Bee have not opened yet either. It will open later this fall and will stay open until midnight PST on the evening of April 1, 2022.
The ORQE is a 50-question multiple choice exam. Students earn 2 points for a correct response and 0 points for blank and incorrect responses. This exam must be supervised by a teacher, parent, or other responsible adult who may not provide assistance to the exam taker. There is no cost for students to take the Online Regional Qualifying Exams. All students are encouraged to participate. Scores on the Online Regional Qualifying Exam will be utilized to determine which students have qualified for the Regional Finals. Scores will not be made public.
Stage 2: Regional Finals
All Regional Finals are buzzer-based competitions taking place in-person or online. In each Regional Final, there will be 3 preliminary rounds and 1 final round. There are 30 tossup questions per round for Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions and 25 questions for Middle School and Elementary divisions. For in-person competitions, the top 50% of students (including ties) from each age division will qualify for the annual Asian & Oceania Championships. The top ⅔ of students (including ties) from each age division of the online Regional Finals will qualify for the annual Asian & Oceania Championships.
For the 2021-22 competition year, there will be two Regional Final competitions: one in the Winter and one in the Spring. If the pandemic improves, we will try to hold in-person Regional Finals in the Spring of 2022.
Stage 3: Asian & Oceanian Championships
The 2022 IAC Asian & Oceania Championships will be held from June 3-5, 2022 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa Khao Lak, Thailand. The IAC Championships will include the History Bee and Bowl, Geography Bee, Science Bee, and Academic Bee Asian & Oceania Championships.
All of the competitions are divided into 3 to 4 age divisions, which for the 2021-2022 academic year are divided as follows: