The National Qualifying Exam is the same for the United States Geography Championships and for the International Geography Bee. If students qualify for one, then they also qualify for the other.
All exams will be administered either in person at Regional Competitions or online. Pre-registration for in person exams is $10 per exam(plus a processing fee if paid by card), and $10 on site by check or cash. For online exams(see below), registration fees are $15 per exam, and can be paid either by credit card with a processing fee, or by check. All exam versions will be available online to students until 4/10/23.
This National Qualifying Exam is a 50 question multiple choice exam. Students receive 2 points for a correct answer, 0 points for an answer left blank, and -1 point for an incorrect response.
Results will be updated periodically at this page. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions!
Online Exams via Check
If you choose to take an exam online and you wish to pay by check, you must submit an exam request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Student Name and Birth Date
Grade in school (or homeschool equivalent) for the 2022-23 academic year
School name (or homeschool affiliation)
The name of the exams and which version(s) of the exam you wish to take
Our staff will then send you payment information for check payments, and the exam link will be provided upon receipt of payment. You can contact email@example.com if you have any other questions.
Online exams via Credit Card
If you choose to take an exam online and pay by credit card, the exam will start immediately after you have submitted payment. Do not click the exam buttons below until you are ready to take the exams, as it may not be possible to restart the exam after it has started.
Version C is available until April 10, and the median score has been set.
Version B is available until April 10 and the median score has been set.
Version A is available until April 10 and the median score has been set.