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



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.



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.


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


Quizzes on Sunday 5 January 2014

We have a set of quizzes this Sunday, Jan 5 at our usual location – IAT, Queen’s Road.

10 AM onwards – Vidyasagar Rajan Memorial Quiz for College teams – teams of 3 from the same college – prelims followed by finals for Top 8 teams. No entry fee.
QM – Sohan Maheshwar

2 PM onwards – Hubbuba – The Bangalore Quiz – written quiz for teams of 2 – Entry Fee Rs 100/team. Prizes for the top 3 teams. QMs – Vivek Karthikeyan and Venkatesh Srinivasan

3.30 PM onwards – the January Open Quiz for teams of 4 – prelims followed by finals for the top eight teams. Entry Fee – Rs 100/team – prizes for all finalists. QM – Suresh Ramasubramanian.


ASKQANCE 2013 – School & College Results

The results of the KQA Anniversary School and College quizzes held on Saturday, August 24, 2013.

I. Middle School Quiz – classes 5-7
QM: Venkatesh S.

1. St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School (Hayden D’Souza, Jacob Jaison) – 95
2. PSBB LLA (Shashank Pandey, Naeem Niaz) – 90
3. Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Home CBSE (Kaustubh Bhanj, Ganesha N Sai) – 85
4. CMR NPS (Akhil P, Shashank S) – 80
5. Presidency RT Nagar (Aniket KM, Adithya PS) – 63
6. Frank Anthony Public School (Mihir Rajamane, George Panicker) – 60
7. Bishop Cotton Boy’s School (Ajay Sabareesh B, Moitreyo Ganguly) – 55
8. PSBB LLA (Ayushman Satpathy, Vallabh Chander) – 50

II. High School Quiz – classes 8-10
QMs: Hrishi Varma & Arun Hiregange

1. NPS Rajajinagar (Rutvik BP, Saurav Shenoy P) – 90
2. Presidency RT Nagar (Parv Modi, Kiran MS) – 76
3. Sri Kumarans Childrens Home (Sameer A Kolhar, Aniruddha Mysore) – 64
4. NPS Koramangala (Shreyas K, Vikram S) – 62
5. St. Josephs Boys High School (Hari Kartik Ramesh, Rishabh Kamath) – 58
6. NPS HSR Layout (Mani Mannampalli, Pradyumna Shome) – 53
7. PSBB LLA (Kunjal Parnami, Arjun Shekar) – 50
8. Presidency Nandini Layout (Trivikrama M, Nagendra KJ) – 45

III. PU Quiz – classes 11-12 / PU / Junior College
QMs: Varun Rajiv, Varun Shenoy, Sohan Maheshwar

1. Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Home (Akshay Tiwary, Tejas Joshi, Barghav) – 105 (on tie break)
2. NPS Rajajinagar (Naren Kumar, Sumedh Bharadwaj, Harshavardhan U) – 105 (on tie break)
3. NPS Koramangala (R Adithya, Gaurav Pai, Priyank Bhandia) – 105 (on tie break)
4. NPS HSR Layout (Siddharth Rajeevan, Chethan T, Ananye Pandey) / Frank Anthony Public School (Venkat N, Ritvik C, Aakash S) / Christ College (BS Supreeth, Pavan Raju M, Suhas KC) – tied on 80
7. NPS Rajajinagar (Rohith Raju, Bharath AK, Sahil Bhandary) – 35
8. NPS HSR Layout (Aditya Arun, Shashank Reddy, Krishnan S) / St. Johns High School (Mohsin, Poovanna BA, Joseph S Davis) – tied on 30

IV. College Quiz – UG and PG
QMs: Varun Rajiv, Varun Shenoy, Sohan Maheshwar

1. St. Joseph’s Commerce – 82
2. BMS – 75
3. RVCE – 71
4. St. Joseph’s Arts & Science – 51
5. NPS Koramangala – 26
6. BMS – 25
7. NLS – 13
8. NPS Rajajinagar – 6


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


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