MahaQuizzer and Junior MahaQuizzer – the results

The results of the 16th edition of MahaQuizzer and the inaugural edition of Junior MahaQuizzer are below. Unfortunately, we are yet to receive scores from some centres, and we will update the scores as and when we do.

Nearly 300 people took Mahaquizzer, and more than a 100 attempted the Junior version. We hope to see more takers, young and old, in the coming years.

The winner of the inaugural edition of Junior Mahaquizzer, with a score of 38, is Antara Bhattacharya, from Mumbai. Ananya G Upadhya from Bangalore finished second with 33 and Sreeram Madhavan from Thrissur finished third with 31 points.

It is well known that when Usain Bolt turned up for a race, the other runners had three options – Best case: Bolt pulls a muscle. Worst case: they finish with a PB. This year’s MahaQuizzer winner, although not exactly a fast mover like the aforesaid Bolt, is a passable quizzer himself. Dr. Arul Mani, with a score of 99, is the MahaQuizzer for 2019.

This is his third time as the title-holder, and he matches his own record of the highest ever score. He joins Anustup Datta and Vinoo Sanjay as three-time winners.

The next three in the list are also previous MahaQuizzers: Thejaswi Udupa, Rahul Kottalgi, Vinoo Sanjay. Preetham Upadhya, Bangalore’s very own Boy Wonder, is the College topper, finishing with 84 and at #11 in the overall list. The highest scorer among women was Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, a previous winner. She finished with 79.

The winners will be given the trophies at Askqance 2020, which will be held in June.

We also thank all our proctors and fellow quizzing organisations for making this edition a success. See you in December!

**Jan 19 update: There are small changes in the rankings. We had left out the ‘total stars’ column in our earlier list.

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2Ananya G Upadhya33323Bangalore
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4Tejas Jade26313Bangalore
5Shashank SK25000Chennai, Anna Nagar
6Vidur Kaimal23313Bangalore
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24Kunal Sawardekar73321Pune
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98Varun PD42101Kharagpur
99Bryan Robert41413Bangalore
100Yogesa M41321Bangalore
101L Calvin41312Chennai
102Atul Mathew41202Delhi
103Arjit Mondal41202Andul
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