Vidyasagar Rajan Memorial Quiz – 21st December 2019

The 26th edition of the Vidyasagar Rajan Memorial Quiz will be held on Saturday, 21st December at 2019 at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, off Queen’s Road.

The quiz is held in honour of Vidyasagar Rajan, a star collegiate & open quizzer who represented St. Joseph’s College and IISc before his tragic death in a road accident in 1994.

The quiz is open to college (UG and PG), PUC and school teams, with each team having a maximum of 3 members.

 

QMs: Dr. Avinash Thirumalai and Dr. Arul Mani

 

RULES

 

SCHEDULE

Reporting Time: 9:30 am
Prelims: 10:00 am
Finals: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

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

School & Junior College quizzes on Sunday, December 1st 2019

The Karnataka Quiz Association will bring the 2019 school quiz season to a close by hosting three general quizzes for school & junior college students on Sunday, December 1st 2019.

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

We will conduct the 17th edition of the Karan Arjun Quiz (for students of standard III and IV) in the morning, followed by the general High School and Junior College quizzes in the afternoon. All quizzes are for teams of 2 members each, and will be general in nature, i.e., not focused on any particular subject/topic.

There is no entry fee for these quizzes. No prior registration is also required; registration will take place on the spot.

 

For more information, please call or message Avinash Thirumalai on +91-9620106064 or Gautham Shenoy on +91-9845176773.

 

Karan-Arjun Quiz

  1. This is a quiz for students of standards III and IV.
  2. It is a team quiz – each team will have 2 members from the same school/institution.
  3. Participating schools can send any number of teams; a maximum of 2 teams per school will qualify for the finals.
  4. There is no entry fee.
  5. No prior registration is required; participants carrying any form of suitable identification can register on the spot.
  6. Participants must carry along school/college IDs for identification, or they can wear their uniforms.
  7. Participants must bring pens/pencils & pads; paper will be provided.
  8. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration (and not earlier, as the hall will open only by 9:00 am.)
  9. The quiz will cover topics of general interest, requiring no specific preparation. A written preliminary round will be held, with the 8 best performing teams going into the finals.
  10. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to all finalists; plus a prize for the best performance by an all-girl team.
  11. The winning team will be declared holders of the Karan-Arjun Trophy for 2019.

Students are requested to be at the venue in time for registration.

Schedule:

Registration: 9:00 – 9:20 am
Written prelims: 9:30 – 10:15 am
Finals: 10:40 – 12:00 pm

 

High School & Junior College Quiz

  1. This is a general quiz for high school (standard VIII, IX and X) and junior college (PUC or 10+2) students.
  2. It is a team quiz – each team will have 2 members from the same school/institution.
  3. Participating schools can send any number of teams; a maximum of 2 teams per school will qualify for the finals.
  4. There is no entry fee.
  5. No prior registration is required; participants carrying any form of suitable identification can register on the spot.
  6. Participants must carry along school/college IDs for identification, or they can wear their uniforms.
  7. Participants must bring pens & pads; paper will be provided.
  8. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration.
  9. The quiz will cover topics of general interest, requiring no specific preparation.
  10. A common written preliminary round will be held, with the 8 best performing teams from each group going into separate finals.
  11. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to all finalists; plus a prize for the best performance by an all-girl team.

Students are requested to be at the venue in time for registration.

Schedule:

Registration: 1:45 – 2:00 pm
Common Written prelims: 2:00 – 2:35 pm
High School Finals: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Junior College Finals: 4:15 – 5:15 pm

 

 

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

Lone Kid & Lone Cub 2019 – Results

The Karnataka Quiz Association held two solo quizzes for school students on the morning of Sunday, 20th October at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru. Both quizzes were set & hosted by Gautham Shenoy, Dr. Avinash Thirumalai, Nagaratna Patil and Sriprada Sadagopan.

About 50 enthusiastic students turned up on a Sunday morning to take part in the Lone Kid (for students of classes V – VII) and Lone Cub (for students of classes VIII – X) quizzes. Turnout was a bit lower than usual though, as these quizzes have been attracting almost twice that number for the last few years. It was also disappointing to see fewer than 10 girl quizzers on the day.

A written preliminary round was held as per the standard practice; the change made this year was that a 1/3rd of the prelims featuring audio-visual questions was made common to both sets of quizzers. The prelims were very competitive, with a couple of students missing out on qualifying by narrow margins – 1/2 a mark in some cases, or number of star questions answered in others. The top eight students from middle school (classes V – VII) qualified for the Lone Kid finals, and the top eight students from high school (classes VIII – X) qualified for the Lone Cub finals.

 

 

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The common prelims to Lone Kid/Cub in action.

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Suraj Pai of class VI from Aurobindo School was crowned the Lone Kid Champion 2019. He took an early lead in the finals and never let go. Not that there wasn’t stiff competition from the other finalists – just that it seemed to be one of those “so close, yet so far” occasions. A little bit of boldness, in taking a guess even when not fully sure of the answer, would definitely have helped. We had a sibling pair from NPS, Rajajinagar qualify for the Lone Kid finals – Ananthashreyas of class VII and Anaghashree Nair of class V. Anaghasree Nair took home the prize for best girl quizzer.

Lone Kid standings:

  1. Suraj Pai, Std. VI, Sri Aurobindo School: 140
  2. Deepak K. Nayak, Std. VII, Presidency RT Nagar: 110
  3. Ananthashreyas, Std. VII, NPS-Rajajinagar: 100
  4. Vedant S. Shinde, Std. VII, Presidency RT Nagar: 80
  5. Nikilesh GK, Std. VII, Deens Academy: 70
  6. Shamanth Shastry, Std. VII, Presidency North: 50
  7. Sukrit S,. Std. V, NPS-Yeshwantpur: 40
  8. Anaghashree Nair, Std. V, NPS-Rajajinagar: 30

 

 

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Winners and finalists of the Lone Kid quiz from last Sunday – tag yourselves (and any leads on the photographer everyone was actually looking at will be appreciated).

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The Lone Cub finals were a much more closely fought affair, with the lead continuously changing hands and the top three not clear even when the final round began. Dhyan Vyas of class X, NPS Indiranagar narrowly pipped Nidish P (class VIII, St. Paul’s School) and Kushagara Agarwal (class VIII, Presidency NLO) to be crowned the Lone Cub Champion 2019. Nidish and Kushagra ended up tied at the same score; after 5 rounds of tie-break questions, Nidish claimed 2nd place with Kushagra ending up 3rd. Anjana Karthik of class VIII, Sri Kumaran’s School took home the prize for best girl quizzer.

Lone Cub standings:

  1. Dhyan Vyas, Std. X, NPS-Indiranagar: 115
  2. Nidhish P., Std VIII, St. Paul’s: 110
  3. Kushagra Agarwal, Std. VIII, Presidency NLO: 110
  4. Abhineet R.K., Std. X, BGS-NPS: 85
  5. Anjana Karthik, Std. VIII, Sri Kumaran’s: 75
  6. Adithya Acharya, Std. IX, Christ Academy: 70
  7. Shushruth Aanikanti, Std. IX, Jain Heritage: 65
  8. Sagar A.K., Std. X, NPS-Yeshwantpur: 45

 

 

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Winners and finalists of the Lone Cub (classes 8-10) quiz conducted by the KQA on Sunday.

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We’ve posted the finals of both Lone Kid 2019 and Lone Cub 2019 quizzes here. Do have a look!

2019 Lone Kid – Finals from madgenius

2019 Lone Cub – Finals from madgenius

 

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

School Quizzes on Sunday, October 20th 2019

The Karnataka Quiz Association will host two general solo quiz contests — Lone Kid (for students of Std. V, VI & VII) and Lone Cub (for students of Std. VIII, IX & X) on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

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

The Rules:

  1. Participating schools may field a maximum of 4 participants per category. A maximum of 2 participants per school will qualify for the finals.
  2. This is a solo quiz — the entrants will take the quiz on their own.
  3. There is no entry fee.
  4. No prior registration is required; participants carrying any form of suitable identification can register on the spot.
  5. Participants must bring pens/pencils & pads; paper will be provided.
  6. All participants must reach the venue in time for registration (and not earlier, as the hall will open only by 9:00 am.)
  7. The quiz will cover topics of general interest, requiring no specific preparation. A common written preliminary round will be held to select 8 finalists in each category.
  8. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to all 8 finalists; plus a prize for the best performance by a girl quizzer.
  9. The winners will be declared Bangalore’s Sub-junior and Junior Quizzing Champions for 2019.

Students are requested to be at the venue in time for registration.

Schedule:

Registration: 9:00 – 9:20 am
Common Written prelims: 9:30 – 10:10 am
Lone Kid finals: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Lone Cub finals: 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

 

For more information, please call or message Avinash TN on +91-9620106064 or Gautham Shenoy on +91-9845176773.

School Quizzes on Sunday, November 18, 2018

The KQA will host two general solo quizzes for (i) students of Std. V, VI & VII and (ii) students of Std. VIII, IX & X on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

(Location on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ixQJxnZPc1G2)

The Rules:

Participating schools may field a maximum of four participants per category.

A maximum of two participants per school per category will qualify for the finals.

This is a solo quiz — the entrants will take the quiz on their own.

There is no entry fee.

There is no prior registration needed; participants can register on the spot, carrying any form of suitable identification.

Participants must bring pens/pencils; paper will be provided.

The quiz will cover topics of general interest and requires no specific preparatory effort.

Prizes & Certificates will be awarded to all 8 qualifiers—plus a prize for the best performance by a girl entrant in each category.

Schedule

Lone Kid – Classes 5-7

QMs – SJC Quizzers (Nagaratna, Arul, Prithwiraj and Avinash)

Registration: 0900hrs-0915hrs
Quiz Prelims: 0915hrs-1000hrs
Finals: 1015hrs-1115hrs

Lone Cub – Classes 8-10

QMs – SJC Quizzers (Nagaratna, Arul, Prithwiraj and Avinash)

Registration: 1100hrs-1115hrs
Quiz Prelims: 1115hrs-1200hrs
Finals: 1200hrs-1330hrs

For more details/participation, please contact the school.

Please call Avinash (+91 96201 06064) or Santosh (+91 98449 53179) for any clarifications.

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!

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

Curiosity – Science Quiz for schoolchildren

The Karnataka Quiz Association is organizing an individual written science quiz for school children (Classes 5-10), as part of an Innovation, Science and Technology Fair in Bangalore from June 13-15, 2014.

Please check out this link http://www.escapevelocityfair.com/curiosity-science-quiz/ and do come by!

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