Brain Bee

General Information

The International Brain Bee, established in 1999, is a live question and answer neuroscience competition that is designed to teach students about our most powerful computing machine-the brain. There are currently about 175 Brain Bee coordinators world-wide that conduct competitions annually. The winner of each National Bee is invited to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship as the National representative.

The Singapore Neuroscience Association (SNA) is privileged to be the National Brain Bee coordinator of the International Brain Bee Challenge and will conduct the National Brain Bee Challenge in Singapore. The 2019 International Brain Bee Championship will be held in Daegu, South Korea.

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Singapore Brain Bee 2019

The Challenge

The competition aims at testing the student's knowledge in various aspects of neuroscience.

Singapore Brain Bee Challenge consists of two sections, written and oral. All questions for the written section of the national competition will be taken from material in the 'Neuroscience: Science of the Brain'& 'Brain Facts' downloadable online. The Written Section includes multiple choice questions (MCQs) or short answer questions that will take about 60 minutes to complete. In the Second Section, the shortlisted students will be invited for oral examination from which the top three winners will be selected.

Use of 'Essential Neuroscience: 2nd Edition' by Allan Siegel and Hreday N. Sapru has been suggested for the international competition.

Important Dates (tentative)

Written Exam: 31st May 2019

Deadline for registration: 5th April 2019


1st Prize - SGD 500

2nd Prize - SGD 300

3rd Prize - SGD 200

The best performing 10% of the participants will receive Merit Certificates. In addition, the top three will be awarded a competition trophy and all participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Travel grant up to SGD 2000 will be provided to Singapore BrainBee champion to attend the International BrainBee Championship.

For further enquiries, please contact Assoc. Prof. S.Thameem Dheen/Dr. Aparna Karthikeyan at



Traditional Registration form here

Please print this form and mail the completed form to us at

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