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Curieous & Curieouser – Results

The Karnataka Quiz Association conducted the 1st edition of Curieous & Curieouser, a day dedicated to quizzes on all things scientific, on Sunday, 10th November 2019. Quizzes for students of high school and PUC/10+2 were held in the morning, with the afternoon session dedicated to the undergraduate college science quiz. The quizzes were researched & hosted by first time quiz masters Dr. Vinod Nayak and Aswathy Joseph, along with Dr. Avinash Thirumalai.

Despite security fears due to the Ayodhya judgement the previous day, teams from 18 different schools turned up on for the high school science quiz. One good sign was that a significant number of teams were coming to a KQA event for the first time, or were from schools that had dropped out of the quiz circuit in recent years. Turnout from the PUC/10+2 standard cohort was badly affected though, with only 2 teams turning up.

After a hard fought & competitive written preliminary round, 9 teams representing 8 different schools made it into the finals. A couple of teams narrowly missed out on the finals – either by half a point, or because they’d answered one less starred question. A fine solo effort by Aditya Kannan (1st PUC) of PSBB Learning Leadership Academy saw him qualify to the finals along with 8 high school teams.

First time entrants John Tom & Athul PS from The Amaatra Academy topped the prelims. They continued their good performance in the finals, and despite losing about 20 points early on, went on to win the quiz handsomely. Competition for other podium places was intense, with Abhineet RK & Pranav Bhat (BGS National Public School) pipping Vidur Kaimal & Meenakshi SV (Shishu Girha Montessori & High School) into 2nd place.

Suchitra Shankar & Shruti Kartik (Shishu Griha Montessori & High School) won the best all girls team prize.

Final rankings-

  1. John Tom & Athul PS (The Amaatra Academy) – 182.5
  2. Abhineet RK & Pranav Bhat (BGS National Public School) – 145
  3. Vidur Kaimal & Meenakshi SV (Shishu Griha Montessori & High School) – 135
  4. Nidish P & Srivatsan (St. Paul’s English School) – 115
  5. Priyangshu Kar & Abraham Paul (NPS, Koramangala) – 110
  6. Adyath Chennakeshav & Kisna Shetty (St. Joseph’s Boys High School) – 100
  7. Aadithya Kannan (PSBB Learning Leadership Academy) – 85
  8. Suchitra Shankar & Shruti Kartik (Shishu Griha Montessori & High School) – 82.5
  9. Jacob J Thayil & Leo Steve Saiju (Christ Academy) – 80

 

 

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Junior and senior category winners from C&C – the science quiz.

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Ochintya Sharma and Appu Hiregange helmed the undergraduate college science quiz, with one QM even traveling direct from the airport to the venue after cyclone Bulbul-induced flight delays. Sadly, college turnout was abysmal, with teams from only 5 colleges showing up. It didn’t take away anything from the standard of quizzing though – teams were evenly matched for the most course, and came up with some very good answers. After running neck-and-neck with the other teams till about halfway of the finals, Julian & Raj of IISc ran up a huge score & won the quiz comfortably. It was a 1-2-3 podium finish by teams from IISc too – Nikhil & Aaditya narrowly beating Kaustubh & Upamanyu into 2nd place.

Final College rankings –

  1. Julian & Raj (IISc) – 260
  2. Nikhil & Aaditya (IISc) – 140
  3. Kaustubh & Upamanyu (IISc) – 135
  4. Rohith & Gaurang (IISc) – 120
  5. Adithya & Nabarun (IISc) – 110
  6. Godwin & Shashank (St. Joseph’s College) – 100
  7. Chinmay & Adit (IISc) – 95
  8. Allan & Praneet (St. Joseph’s College) – 75
  9. Karthik & Shreerang (St. Joseph’s College) – 40

Curieous & Curieouser – KQA’s Science Quiz Day

The Karnataka Quiz Association will hold the 1st edition of Curieous & Curieouser, an annual school & college fest dedicated to quizzing on all things scientific, on Sunday, 10th November 2019.

Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. [map]

We will conduct three quizzes on this day – for high school (classes VIII, IX & X), junior college (PUC/10+2) and undergraduate college students respectively. The quizzes are for teams of 2 members each, and will have a broad focus on nature, science & technology.

There is no entry fee, and registration will be done on the spot.

Note: Students of high school and junior college can also participate in the undergraduate college science quiz if they want.

For more information, please call or message Avinash Thirumalai on +91-9620106064

 

High School and Junior College Science Quiz

  1. Participating institutions may field any number of teams in each category; a maximum of 2 teams per institution will qualify for the finals.
  2. This is a team quiz – each team will have a maximum of 2 students. Teams must have students from the same institution.
  3. There is no entry fee.
  4. No prior registration is required; participants will register on the spot.
  5. Participants can wear their school/college uniforms, or carry along any suitable means of identification.
  6. The quiz will cover feature questions on nature, science & technology, but no prior preparation is needed.
  7. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration (and not earlier as the hall opens only by 9:00 am).
  8. A common written preliminary round will be held to determine finalists. The top 8 teams from high school will qualify for the high school finals, with the top 8 teams from junior college teams taking part in a separate finals.
  9. Prizes & certificates will be awarded to all finalists. There is also a prize for best all-girl team.
  10. The winners will be declared Bengaluru’s High School & Junior College Science Quiz Champions 2019 respectively.

QMs: Dr. Aswathy Vinod, Dr. Vinod Nayak & Dr. Avinash Thirumalai

SCHEDULE

Registration: 9:00 – 9:20 am
Common written prelims: 9:30 – 10:10 am
High School Finals: 10:30 – 11:40 am
Junior College Finals: 12:00 – 1:10 pm
Prize distribution: 1:15 pm

 

Undergraduate College Science Quiz

  1. Participating institutions may any number of teams; a maximum of 2 teams per institution will qualify for the finals.
  2. This is a team quiz — each team will have a maximum of 2 students. Teams must have students from the same institution.
  3. There is no entry fee.
  4. No prior registration is required; participants will register on the spot.
  5. Participants must bring pens/pencils & pads; paper will be provided.
  6. The quiz will cover topics from nature, science & technology, but requires no prior preparation.
  7. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration.
  8. A written preliminary round will be held to select the top 8 teams for the finals.
  9. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to all finalists; plus a prize for the best performance by an all-girl team.
  10. The winners will be declared Bengaluru’s Collegiate Science Quiz Champions 2019.

 QMs: Ochintya Sharma & Arun Hiregange

SCHEDULE

Registration: 2:00 – 2:20 pm
Written prelims: 2:30 – 3:10 pm
Finals: 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Prize distribution: 6:10 pm

KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Quiz – Results

The Karnataka Quiz Association held its 16th edition of the Collegiate Grandmaster Quiz on Sunday, 20th October 2019. After a common written prelims, separate finals for 10+2/PUC students and undergraduate college students were held.

 

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PU/college quiz in progress.

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The KQA Senior School (10+2/PUC) Solo Championships had an interesting field in that several high school students (VIII-X) qualified and did well even though they were technically punching above their weight. Some version of this might have occurred in the Collegiate Grandmaster Finals as well. The schoolkids needed to get back home after a long day, and that was perhaps why the upsets were fewer.

Aaditya Kannan had run away to 120 points after Santosh Swaminathan finished his set. At the end of the second set, he was still in the lead, albeit by a somewhat reduced margin of 50 points. Abhineet, Samuel and Rohith Paul put up determined fights instead of giving up, and made a lot of ground in this section. The first two are both high school students–KQA congratulates them for this solid performance.

Anusree Ashit took home the prize for the best woman entrant.

The final placings:

  1. Aaditya Kannan (SENIOR SCHOOL) PSBB LLA 170
  2. Abhineet (HIGH SCHOOL) BGS INTL. 120
  3. Samuel (HIGH SCHOOL) ST. JOHN’S HS 113
  4. Rohith Paul (SENIOR SCHOOL) NPS KMLA 105
  5. Anusree Ashit (SENIOR SCHOOL) PSBB LLA 98
  6. Sanjana Kartik (SENIOR SCHOO)L MAIS 95
  7. Adithya Acharya (HIGH SCHOOL) CHRIST ACAD. 93
  8. Aaditya S Rao (HIGH SCHOOL) CHRIST ACAD. 65

 

 

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PUC lone wolf finalists and winners – and look, they got certificates this time (hi @one_yand_aaf_gurlphrend)

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Julian Costa of IISc won the KQA Collegiate Grandmaster title for 2019.

He qualified for the 12-question shootout after the finals a little ahead of a close field comprising Saishyam Srikanth, Rohith Paul and Aswin Anilkumar, but then went on to build up a more substantial lead in a format that required strategising for a low-scoring round. Rohith, a Class XII student, did very well to finish third, after missing out narrowly on a podium finish in the Senior School finals.

 

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The college solo shootout by @al_lude

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Final placings; the top four will hold the title of KQA College Grandmaster.

  1. Julian Costa IISC 175
  2. Aswin Anilkumar CHRIST DEEMED 143
  3. Rohith Paul (SENIOR SCHOOL) NPS KMLA 137
  4. Saishyam Srikanth ST.JOSEPH’S COLLEGE 127.5
  5. Rohit Ravichandran ST.JOSEPH’S COLLEGE 80
  6. Aaditya Kadambar IISC 78
  7. Raj IISC 45
  8. Jayanth N. BMSCE 20

 

 

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Winners and other finalists of the KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Championship – congrats all! (Tag yourselves, please)

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A full list of the Collegiate Rankings will go up on the KQA website shortly.

For those interested, the prelims of the college quiz can be viewed here.

 

KQA Collegiate Grandmaster Championships

The 16th edition of KQA’s Solo Championships for Plus Two/PUC and College students will be held at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists(IAT), off Queen’s Road, on Sunday, 20 October 2019.

The event will commence at 2:00 pm, shortly after the Lone Cub and Lone Kid quizzes for High School and Middle School, scheduled for earlier that day. This year, we throw open the solo championships to school students interested in participating.

Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. [map]

 

The Programme

Registration: 1:40 pm

Common prelims: 2:00 pm

Plus Two/PUC Finals: 3:00 pm (for 8 qualifiers)

College Finals: 4:00 pm (for 16 qualifiers). Will take about 2 hours to conclude.

QM: Arul Mani

 

What’s New?

 

What Hasn’t Changed

Prizes for all Finalists

 

Prizes

Plus Two: Rs. 2000, Rs. 1500 and Rs. 1000, with Rs. 250 to all qualifiers

College: Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000, Rs. 1500, and Rs. 1000, for the top 4; Rs. 500 for the others in the top 8, and Rs. 250 for other qualifiers.

Best Entrant Prizes: Rs.1000/- in each category.

 

Rules

All those taking part must carry valid College ID

Entry Fee: Rs. 50/-, but free for school quizzers up to Std. X.

Rs. 100 for Open Quizzers who’d like to try the quiz.

Register at the venue.

Junior AsKQAnce – Results (July 29th)

Results of the school quizzes at Junior asKQAnce:

Middle School

I – Aditya Sharath, Kushagra Agrawal – Presidency School Nandini Layout
II – Deepak Nayak, Vedant Shinde – Presidency School RT Nagar
III – Jayanth Nenmeli, Sarvarth Ghosh – NPS Koramangala

High School

I – Dhyan Vyas, Keshav Kapoor – NPS Indiranagar
II – Aniruddha Mondal, Sahit Bangre – PSBB LLA
III – Aditya KV, Ankit RB – Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Academy

The results of the college quizzes held at Junior asKQAnce today.

Junior section

I – Aditya Kannan, Aniruddha Mondal, Sahit Bangre – PSBB LLA
II – Ananya Upadhya, Prajwal Gowtham, Achyut Rotti – Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Home
III – Ankit Sharma, Shrey, Pranav – NPS Indiranagar.

Senior section (open to Juniors too)

I – Shreyas Srinath, Nagendra Jamadagni, Dileep Reddy – RVCE
II – Nishit Pandya, Julian D’Costa – IISc
III – Ankit Sharma, Shrey, Pranav – NPS Indiranagar

Congratulations to all the winners!

Results of quizzes held on March 11 and April 1

Here are the results of the two college quizzes conducted by the KQA on the 11th of March, 2018:

The XXIII Vidyasagar Rajan Memorial Inter-collegiate quiz, set by Manish Achutha, Abhishek Upadhya and Nishanth Raman:

I – Preetham, Ritvik and Bhargav, PES University
II – Sri Ram, Pratheek and Kunal, Christ University
III – Noaman, Drishaj and team, NLSIU

The KQA Collegiate Solo Championship, set by Sohan Maheshwar and Santosh Swaminathan:

I – Preetham, PES University
II – Kunal, Christ University
III – Adit, IISc

Thanks to all who turned up (and to Titash, for the informal sports quiz he conducted in the morning), and congratulations to all the winners.

Here are the results of quizzes held on the first of April.

The Karnataka Quiz, by Kaustuba Venugopal and Lingaraj

I – Sachin Deshpande and Sharath Babu – 19
II – Sumanth Jayaramaiah and Keerthan G – 16
III – Rajat Upadhyaya and Jayannt Upadhyaya -14

Lao Me Thanda, by Aditi Surendra and Thejaswi Udupa

I – Santosh Swaminathan and Arun Hiregange – 170
II – Lakshana Kripash and Praveen VR – 115
III – Sachin Deshpande and Sharath Babu – 105

The KQA Music Quiz, by Arjun Mohan and Berty Ashley

I – Aditi Surendra, Debanjan Bose, Santosh Swaminathan, Thejaswi Udupa – 280
II – Sreyashi Dastidar, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Sethumadhavan, Abhishek Upadhya – 160
III – Nishanth Raman, Bhargava EM, Rajagopal PS, Sanskaar – 150

Congratulations to all the winners!

College quizzes on Sunday, 11th March 2018

The KQA will be conducting two college quizzes this Sunday, 11th March at the offices of Ujjivan Financial Services in Koramangala:

1. The XXIII Vidyasagar Rajan Memorial Inter-collegiate Quiz, for teams of three or less

Time: 2pm

QMs: Manish Achuth, Abhishek and Nishanth Raman

Cross-college teams are NOT allowed.

2. The KQA Collegiate Solo Championships (yes, a solo quiz)

Time: 5pm

QMs: Santosh J Swaminathan and Sohan Maheswar

Note: The quizzes have been scheduled keeping in mind the college quiz being conducted at PESIT on the same day

Magister 2017

Magister 2017 is a solo quiz contest with collegiate and open tracks that will be held on Sunday, 29 January 2017 in Bengaluru, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Tezpur, Vellore, Baroda, Mohali, Pune, Mysuru, Raipur, Thrissur, Kochi, Warangal, Goa, Kolkata, Manipal, Kanpur, Pondicherry and Shillong.

The quiz will require takers to answer one hundred questions off a PowerPoint presentation from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday, 29 January 2017 (with earlier starts in some venues). The quiz is the result of a partnership between the Karnataka Quiz Association and SJC Quizzers, the quiz club at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

The setters are Prof. Rajeev Gowda, Arul Mani, Prithwiraj Mukherjee, Nagaratna ‘Partikal’ Patil, Avinash Thirumalai (in sublimated form), Rijul Ballal, Chirag Chittar and Abhijith Raghu.

Why Magister?
Once upon a time, every open quiz would have a sizeable college contingent in attendance and the Open circuits of India’s quizzing cities throve on the energy and dash of college quizzing. In many cities, though not all, this is a thing of the past. Which is not good news for open quizzing, or, indeed, for quizzing.

The simple idea behind Magister is to bring together the two rapidly diverging streams of quizzing–College and Open. The setters are college and open quizzers. The quiz has college and open tracks for competition. The questions themselves are an attempt to start up something of a conversation between open and collegiate quizzing.

You could thus say that what we want to see is a form of a Re-Open-ed Quizzing.

But what the Deccan is a Magister?
Magister comes from the Latin for mastery. That said, we must clarify that we are interested in more than quizzing as simple, masculine achievement.

The term magis is used in Jesuit thought to indicate the spirit of doing more, or giving more of oneself. For us, this name draws some attention to the happily out-of-syllabus character of quizzing. And indeed to the primary joy of quizzing, which is that of refusing to be a passive recipient of information, and choosing instead to celebrate an active curiosity in the world.

The persons who win this title in the college and open tracks will embody this idea better than our words can.

If you’ve enjoyed open quizzing, support this venture by turning up and taking part!

Register here

On-the-spot entries will be accepted in Bengaluru, and at the proctor’s discretion in other cities.

The Bengaluru venue is Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s College (PG Block), Langford Road. Please text 9731214519 if you have any questions.

 

 

ASKQANCE 2014 for Schools & Colleges on Saturday 26 July 2014

As part of our 31st Anniversary celebrations titled ASKQANCE 2014, the Karnataka Quiz Association will host a series of general quiz contests for students of various classes. All the quizzes will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bangalore. The various events are as below:

Inter-Middle School Quiz for students in classes 5, 6 and 7 in teams of 2 – a maximum of 6 teams per school
QMs: Santosh Swaminathan and Venkatesh Srinivasan

Inter-High School Quiz for students in classes 8, 9 and 10 in teams of 2 – a maximum of 6 teams per school
QMs: Hrishikesh Varma and Praveen VR

Junior College Quiz for students in classes 11 and 12 (or Junior College / PU) in teams of 3

Inter-College Quiz for students in UG and PG courses in teams of 3

The Junior College and College quizzes will have a common preliminary round and separate finals. QMs – Varun Shenoy and Sai Ganesh

We invite participation in these events – all team members have to be from the same school/college.

Please note that registration is only through the online form available at the links below. No hard copy/paper registration or printout is required. Students can wear school uniform and/or carry a school badge for identification.

To register, please fill the relevant form that is available at the following links; all the rules are available in the form itself.

http://kqaquizzes.org/middle-school-quiz
http://kqaquizzes.org/high-school-quiz
http://kqaquizzes.org/askqance-junior-college-quiz
http://kqaquizzes.org/askqance-college-quiz

Quizzes on Saturday 1 February 2014

We will be holding two quizzes on Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at our usual location – Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road

Karan Arjun Quiz for Classes 3 and 4
Teams of 4 – all members from either Class 3 or Class 4 from the same school
Common written prelims of 25 questions
Separate finals for the Top 8 teams in each category
Reporting time: 9:00 AM
No Registration Fee; On-the-spot registration
QMs: Venkatesh Srinivasan and Alagarsamy AP

The KQA Collegiate Solo Championships
Solo quiz for Std XI/XII/PUC/UG/PG students
Written prelims followed by one common final
Reporting time: 11:30 AM
Registration Fee: Rs 50/person
QM: Sai Ganesh

 

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