The International Geography Bee

The International Geography Bee (IGB) is a worldwide geography quiz competition, consisting of the IGB Online Regional Qualifying Exam, Regional Finals, the Asian Championships, and the biennial International Geography Championships. The Regional Finals and the Asian Championships are entirely buzzer-based; the Championships are multifaceted and takes place over a week. The next International Geography Championships will be held in the summer of 2022.

The same IGB Championships Qualifying Exam (taken during Int. History Bee and Bowl-IHBB regional tournaments) is used for both the Asian Championships and the International Geography Championships. The next IGB Asian Championships will take place on June 3-5, 2022 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa Khao Lak, Thailand.

The Online Regional Qualifying Exam is a multiple-choice online exam open to all eligible students. The exams are free for all students to take. Each exam comprises of 50 questions, and students have up to 20 minutes to complete each exam. Each correct answer will receive 2 points. An incorrect answer or an answer left blank receives zero points. Students are also able to change their selected answers before submitting their exam.

Eligible: All students 19 years or younger at the time of your Regional Bee. Students must also be enrolled in a primary or secondary school. There is no younger age limit.

How to participate:

Students will need to enter a Student’s ID before they can access the ORQEs portal. To gain you’re Student’s ID, please register Here

Registration Deadline (Round 2): 

Students can register for the Online Regional Qualifying Round 2 till 18th March, 2022 05:00 Pm.


Qualifying scores will be based on the scores received in each age division. Initial results for students who take the exams by March 19th, 2022 will be available on the IAC Asian Division site on March 20th, 2022. Students who have taken the ORQE can check their result by loging in their Student’s Portal with the student ID provided.

Deadline to attempt online test:

Students will have until 11:59pm March 19th, 2022 to submit exams.

Regional Finals:

All Regional Finals are buzzer-based online competitions. 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. The top ⅔ of students (including ties) from each age division of the online Regional Finals will qualify for the annual Asian Championships.

Eligibility: Regional Final tournaments are ONLY open to students who have qualified through Online Regional Qualifying Exams (ORQE). You can find whether you are qualified or not on the ORQE website by signing in with your Student ID. Students must have completed the ORQE before March 20th, 2022 to be eligible to compete in the Winter League Regional Finals. Another Regional Finals will be held in April.

Registration and Payment Deadline: March 23rd, 2022

Students who cancel their registration prior to the registration deadline will not have to pay the penalty. Students who are unable to take the examination after the registration deadline will not be refunded their registration fee.

Price: Rs. 6,500 per candidate

Schedule for detailed times. 


Event Date Pakistan
Geography Bee Check-in April 2, 2022 10:45 AM
Geography Bee Prelim Rounds (~2 hours) April 2, 2022 11:00 AM
Geography Bee Final Round April 2, 2022 Immediately after the Preliminary Rounds

To ensure the quality of our competitions for all our participants, we require all participants to read the following items:

Online Competition Guide

Online Competition Rules

COBA Test Guide

The Annual IAC Asian Championships is typically held in June at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa Khao Lak in Phuket, Thailand.

Asian Championships: June 3-5, 2022 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa Khao Lak, Thailand

Price: NA

International Geography Championships

Summer of 2022.

Price: NA

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