ASKQANCE 2013 – Schools and Colleges

We will hold the KQA Anniversary School and College quizzes on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
The quizzes will be held at Institute of Agricultural Technologists (IAT), Queens Road, in the ground floor hall.
The quizzes are:

I. Middle School Quiz – classes 5-7
Middle School prelims: 9 AM to 9:40 AM
Middle School Finals: 9:50 AM to 10:50 AM

II. High School Quiz – classes 8-10
High School Prelims: 11 AM to 11:40 AM
High School Finals: 11:50 AM to 1:00 PM

Invitation letters have been sent out to schools.
There is a restriction of 3 teams per school per category.

III. PU Quiz – classes 11-12 / PU / Junior College

The prelims for the PU and College quizzes will be common, with separate finals.
PU and College Prelims: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
PU Finals: 3:00 – 4:30 PM

IV. College Quiz – UG and PG

PU and College Prelims: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

College Finals: 4:30 to 6:00 PM


ASKQANCE 2012 Results – College Quizzes

ASKQANCE 2012 – KQA’s 29th Anniversary quiz festival for schools and colleges was held on the 21st of July 2012 at St. John’s Auditorium. Here are the results for the college quizzes.

Junior College Quiz

  1. FIITJEE, Hyderabad – 150 points
    Krishna Akhil, Rohan Naidu & Harine Ravichandran
  2. Frank Anthony Public School – 145 points
    Ritvik C, Venkat N & Mollika M
  3. National Public School, Indiranagar – 105 points
    Abhinav VN, Deepak KS & Anindya Sharma
  4. Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Home (CBSE) – 75 points
    Akshay Tiwary, Tejas Joshi & Madhavan Venkatesh
  5. National Public School, Koramangala – 65 points
    Pratik Ramesh, Ganesh Krishna & Pranay Rai
  6. National Public School, Rajajinagar – 60 points
    Anirudh SR, Suraj Srikumar & Sasidhar GV
  7. Sri Kumaran’s PU College – 55 points
    Abhishek VS, Raghavendra RG & Pradyumna S Kale
  8. National Public School, Koramangala

College Quiz
Since the junior college quiz and the college quiz had a common written preliminary round, two junior college teams from FIITJEE, Hyderabad and FAPS, Bangalore also qualified for the college quiz.

  1. NITK, Surathkal – 65 points
    Chaitanya K, Samarth R & Srinivas S
  2. BITS, Pilani – 57 points
    Srisha Haridas, Deepak Gopinath & Nachiketa Adhikari
  3. NIT, Calicut – 56 points
    Deepak Thomas, Leo Thomas & Prasanth John Abraham
  4. NITK, Surathkal – 55 points
    Preeti S, Soumya E & Aniruddha T
  5. NLSIU – 50 points
    Aurobindo, Badri & Pranav
  6. Frank Anthony Public School – 40 points
    Ritvik C, Venkat N & Mollika M
  7. FIITJEE, Hyderabad – 10 points
    Krishna Akhil, Rohan Naidu & Harine Ravichandran
  8. IIIT, Bangalore – 0 points
    Sandeep A Mathias

ASKQANCE 2012 Results – School Quizzes

ASKQANCE 2012 – KQA’s 29th Anniversary quiz festival for schools and colleges was held on the 21st of July 2012 at St. John’s Auditorium. Here are the results for the school quizzes.

Middle School Championships (V, VI, VII std)

  1. PSBB Learning Leadership Academy – 90 points
    Ayushman Satpaty & Samyukta Shrivatsa
  2. National Public School, Indiranagar – 80 points
    Arjun Nair & Arcot Pradhuymna
  3. National Hill View Public School – 65 points
    Siddarth Yagnamurtyh & N. Krishna
  4. Frank Anthony Public School – 55 points
    Nakul Diwekar & Abhiram Eswara
  5. St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School – 55 points
    Hayden D’Souza & Kaustubh Roy
  6. PSBB Learning Leadership Academy – 50 points
    Kunjal Parnami & Arjun Shekar
  7. National Hill View Public School – 45 points
    Anirudh Kulkarni & Vikas Vasu
  8. National Academy for Learning – 40 points
    Prakriti R & Akul D. Shetty

Cognito – High School Championships (VIII, IX & X std)

  1. Sharada Vidyalalya – 165 points
    Preetham & Bharath
  2. St. Paul’s English School – 140 points
    Amogh N Chakravarthy & Nikhil Chandra R
  3. The Oxford Senior Secondary School – 116 points
    Sanskar Biswal & Anshu Pal
  4. St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School – 115 points
    Pranav Ramamurthy & Ashwin Kumar
  5. National Public School, Koramangala – 105 points
    R. Adithya & Arko Kundu
  6. The Oxford Senior Secondary School – 80 points
    R. Jayanth & Rohan J
  7. National Public School, Koramangala – 60 points
    Gaurav Pai & Priyank Bhandia
  8. PSBB Learning Leadership Academy – 40 points
    Rahul G & Nitin V

ASKQANCE 2012 – Day 3 Results

With only two quizzes scheduled for the 3rd day of ASKQANCE, we began a little later in the day. This also meant some of us could get a precious extra hour or two of sleep before turning up for the quizzes.


QMs: Anustup Datta & Arun Hiregange

With almost every question containing video or audio clips, this quiz was literally packed with entertainment. The question ranged over different eras of cinema and covered the gamut of cinema from Bollywood to Hollywood to foreign languages to Indian regional.

The team calling themselves Keep Distance topped the preliminary round with an astounding 30 out of a possible 36 points. They went on to come second in the final round, but were always close on the heels of the eventual winners, Metaquizziks.

  1. Metaquizziks – 185 points.
  2. Keep Distance – 165 points.
  3. Travelling Pillsburies – 130 points.
  4. Waltobama – 105 points.
  5. Insignificant Others – 100 points.
  6. Cunning Stunts – 85 points.
  7. Inglorious Bastard Son of Lumiere – 80 points.
  8. We May Die But It’s Worth It – 80 points.


The Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Memorial Trophy for Quizzing Excellence was presented to Ms. Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka from Kolkata for being the top scorer in Mahaquizzer 2012. Ms. Mohanka has been consistently among the top few scores for the past few years and her winning the trophy this year also makes her the first lady to win it in the short history of Mahaquizzer.

The KQA Founders’ Trophy was presented to QED (Jayakanthan, Samanth S, Gopal Kidao & Swaminathan G) from Chennai, the team that won the finals of Mega-Whats held on June 30.


QM: Arul Mani

The annual open quiz held at ASKQANCE sees participation from the best teams from across the country and so the prelims are not just high scoring but also hard fought for the 8 places in the finals. The final line up this year had teams from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore with a team from Goa just missing the qualification mark.

The finals proved to be both interesting in content and exciting in competition as teams frequently changed places in the scoring. Metaquizziks (Varun Rajiv, Mitesh Agarwal, Santosh Swaminathan & Kiran Vijaykumar) from Bangalore overtook QED early in the quiz but then slumped for a while before finally finishing second. QED, the eventual winners lagged for a bit too but then pounced on a series of questions in the fourth round to create and unassailable lead. We Are Like This Wonly (Movin Miranda, Anustup Datta, Ochintya Sharma and Thejaswi Udupa) from Bangalore who were placed last for a couple of rounds bounced back spectacularly towards the end of the quiz to pip the Kolkata team Hammer and Tongs (Kinshuk Biswas, Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, Shouvik Guha & Anil Vaswani) by 5 points for third place.

Click the graph below for an idea of how the teams’ scores progressed through the quiz.

Score graph at Sesame, ASKQANCE 2012

  1. QED – 275 points.
  2. Metaquizziks – 225 points.
  3. We Are Like This Wonly – 215 points.
  4. Hammer and Tongs – 210 points.
  5. Travelling Pillsburies – 205 points.
  6. Champions of Breakfast – 135 points.
  7. Mad O’Wot – 130 points.
  8. Dilli Ke Thugs – 115 points.

ASKQANCE 2012 – Day 2 Results

June 30, Day 2 of ASKQANCE 2012 had a  packed schedule with 2 open quizzes and the second semi-finals and the finals of Mega-Whats.


QMs: Arul Mani and Kiran Vijaykumar

In the second semi-finals, We Are Like This Wonly secured their spot in the finals winning by a comfortable margin but there was a close fight for the other 3 spots.

  1. We Are Like This Wonly – 285 points.
  2. Travelling Pilsburies – 255 points.
  3. Dilli Ke Thugs – 215 points.
  4. Mad O’Wot – 200 points.
  5. Metaquizziks – 185 points.
  6. Mega-WTFS – 130 points.
  7. Cunning Stunts – 115 points.
  8. Two and a Half Men – 30 points.


QMs: Rajagopal P.S., Vivek Karthikeyan & Siddhartha Shanker

The quizmasters kept the participants on their toes, answering questions about elements, identifying equations and even filling in blanks in poetry! The scoring was so close that two teams tied for first place and decided to split the honours instead of breaking the tie.

  1. Insert Cool Name Here – 104 points.
  2. We Are Like This Wonly –  104 points.
  3. Pouncing As Science (aka Metaquizziks) – 95 points.
  4. Nexus – 77 points.
  5. Questionable Characters – 64 points.
  6. Travelling Pillsburies –  64 points.
  7. Cunning Stunts – 47 points.
  8. Swami’s Friends – 42 points.


QMs: Thejaswi Udupa and Venkatesh Srinivasan

Metaquizziks going under the alias of Metal-Quizziks in a surprise result qualified for the finals of a sports quiz. They also bravely participated in the absence of Arul Mani who was busy setting questions for the Mega-Whats finals for later in the day.

  1. Insignificant Others – 235 points.
  2. Flibberti-Kibitz – 175 points.
  3. Swami Obamananda – 165 points.
  4. We Are Like This Wonly – 160 points.
  5. CIDs from Mumbai/Kerala – 155 points.
  6. Untitled – 130 points.
  7. MAAZ FC – 125 points.
  8. Metal-quizziks – 85 points.


QMs: Arul Mani & Kiran Vijaykumar

After a short break for tea and snacks, quizzers poured into the hall to witness the finals of Mega-Whats. With teams from Kolkata, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Bangalore & Delhi, it had a truly national flavour.

QED, a team from Chennai took an early large lead and kept it through the quiz to win by very large margin. This didn’t mean there was no excitement at all; The teams in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places though frequently exchanged places as the quiz progressed, and even before the last couple of questions, there was a chance for teams to surge ahead to get 2nd place.

An interesting round on connections where teams could also stake confidence on their answers to take higher points helped some teams get a nice leg up in the scoring.

  1. QED – 390 points.
  2. Insignificant Others – 265 points.
  3. Dilli Ke Thugs – 250 points.
  4. We Are Like This Wonly – 237.5 points.
  5. Feni, Vidi, Vici, Bitchy – 215 points.
  6. Travelling Pillsburies – 215 points.
  7. Hammer and Tongs – 190 points.
  8. Mad O’Wot – 155 points.


The President of the KQA, Ochintya Sharma also released the yearbook for 2011-2012 containing questions from many of the quizzes conducted by the KQA in the past year. He thanked the efforts of the many quizmasters that contributed questions to the yearbook as well as those that helped edit it. The KQA school quiz book for 2011-2012 will be released at the ASKQANCE School and College quizzes to be held in July 2012.

KQA Yearbooks including older copies can be purchased at most KQA events held in Bangalore.

ASKQANCE 2012 – Day 1 Results

It’s that time of the year again, when quizzers from across India descend upon the IAT Hall on Queen’s Road for KQA’s anniversary festival of quizzing, ASKQANCE.


QMs: Arul Mani and Kiran Vijaykumar.

We kicked off the quizzing with the first semi-final of the Mega-Whats Face Off with 8 teams from Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Goa fighting for the 4 places in the finals. Here are the final scores:

  1. Insignificant Others – 290 points.
  2. QED – 275 points.
  3. Hammer and Tongs – 235 points.
  4. Feni Vidi Vici Bitchy – 200 points.
  5. Swami and Friends – 190 points.
  6. Questionable Characters – 135 points.
  7. Insert Uncool Name here – 105 points.
  8. Tiruppur Tughlaqs – 85 points.


QMs: Dibyendu Das, Mitesh Agarwal & Rajath Krishna

The prelims for the travel quiz was closely fought and 9 teams qualified for the finals with the difference between the 1st team and the 9th being just 4 points.

The finals also went on to be in a similar vein, with Hammer and Tongs, the team from Kolkata winning by a narrow margin and the difference between the 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams being just a point or two.

  1. Hammer and Tongs – 269 points.
  2. Excess Baggage (the travel quiz avatar of MetaQuizziks) – 255.5 points.
  3. We Are Like This Wonly – 254 points.
  4. QED – 251 points.
  5. Delhi Sucks – 175 points.
  6. Feni, Vidi, Vici, Bitchy – 172 points.
  7. Tough Luck – 132 points.
  8. Insert Cool Name Here – 113 points.
  9. Pass the Ketchup – 71 points.

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