Registration for the 2020-2021 Varsity & Junior Varsity US History Bee National Qualifying Exam is now open!

All exams will be administered completely online. Exam registration fees ($10 per exam) can be paid either by credit card or check. No processing fee applies to either payment method. All exam versions will be available to students through July 31, 2021.


If you choose to pay by check, you must submit an exam request via email to info@iacompetitions.com with the following information:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade in school (or homeschool equivalent) for the 2020-21 academic year
  3. School name (or homeschool affiliation if any)
  4. 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 info@iacompetitions.com if you have any other questions.


If you choose to pay by credit card, the exam will start immediately after you have submitted payment. Do not click the links below until you are ready to take the exams.

Version C of the National Qualifying Exam is now available. The median qualification score for each division on this version of the National Qualifying Exam are 72 for Varsity and 49 for Junior Varsity.

Version B of the National Qualifying Exam is now available. The median qualification score for each division on this version of the National Qualifying Exam are 57 for Varsity and 43 for Junior Varsity.

Version A of the National Qualifying Exam is now available. The median qualification score for each division on this version of the National Qualifying Exam are 79 for Varsity and 41 for Junior Varsity.