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:

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.


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.

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

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 and do come by!

Quizzes on Sunday 24 November 2013

The Karnataka Quiz Association will host its next series of quizzes on Sunday, 24 Nov 2013 at the usual venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bangalore. The details of the quizzes are:

Lone Kid Solo Quiz for Middle School Students
Prelims: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Finals: 10:00 AM to 11 AM
For solo participation by school students in classes 5/6/7
QM: Hrishikesh Varma
Lone Cub Solo Quiz for High School Students

Prelims: 11:15 AM to 11:50 AM
Finals: 12 Noon to 1:15 PM
For solo participation by school students in classes 8/9/10
QM: Navin Rajaram
Brainbuster quiz by Quiz Dubai – 90 question, 60 minutes written quiz for solo participants
There will be a $100 prize for the top quizzer overall. Last year, it was held in 14 cities all over the world, and this year the organizers hope to increase the number of venues.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (including corrections)
November Open Quiz for teams of 4 or less
Prelims: 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Finals: 5:15 PM – 7:30 PM
QMs: Vivek Karthikeyan and Venkatesh Srinivasan

Quizzes in December

We will hold two sets of quizzes on Sunday 2 December 2012 and Sunday 9 December 2012.

We have five quizzes slated for Sunday 2 December 2012 at The Institution of Agricultural Technologists, off Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

We begin with the Annual Lone Cub and Lone Kid championships for Std VIII-X and Std V-VII respectively, followed by three open quizzes.

Event I
Middle and High School Solo Championships

Lone Kid
Open to solo contestants from Stds. V, VI and VII.
Schools can send up to 4 participants

Prelims: 0930hrs-1000hrs
Finals: 1015hrs-1100hrs

Prizes for all finalists

QMs: Hrishikesh Varma and Praveen V.R.

Lone Cub
Open to solo contestants from Std. VIII, IX and X.

Schools can send up to 4 participants
Prelims: 0930hrs-1000hrs
Finals: 1100hrs-1200hrs

Prizes for all finalists

QMs: Santosh Swaminathan and Sohan Maheshwar

Event III

The Bangalore Quiz

Written quiz
Teams of two members
Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- per team
Prizes: Book Coupons for Rs. 2000/-, Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1000/-


QMs: Landmark Venky and Mitesh BizGawd Agarwal

Event IV
We are also hosting, on request, the Quiz Dubai Open Solo Quiz, set by Dr. Chandrashekar Rao.

Timings: 1400-1500hrs

Open to all
90 questions in 60 minutes
Solo, written quiz
Entry fee Rs. 50/-

Event V
December Open Quiz

Hosted by Thejaswi Udupa

Open to all
Teams of four members
Entry Fee: Rs. 100/-
Free entry for school teams
Prizes for all finalists




We are also glad to report that we have a venue for MindSweep and Mega-Whats to be held in Bangalore on Sunday 9 December 2012. The venue is The Rotary House of Friendship on Lavelle Road. We thank the Rotary Club, Lavelle Road for supporting this KQA effort.

Lone Kid, Lone Cub, How Many ‘Woods – World Cinema, August Open, Canara Union Lone Wolf Quizzes – Results

The results of the five quizzes held on Saturday, 27 August 2011 and Sunday, 28 August 2011.

Event I
Lone Kid (Std V-VII solo)

QMs: Landmark Venky, Vivek Kartikeyan

1. Varun K (Frank Anthony Public School) – 100 (won by tie-break)
2. Hari Kartik (Bala Vidya Mandir, Chennai) – 100
3. Nakul Divekar (Frank Anthony Public School) – 95
4. Arjun Joshua (Frank Anthony Public School) – 70
5. Tennyson Galvin L. (St. John’s High School) / Amrit Sodhi (St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School European) – tied on 60
7. Kritin Udupa (Sri Kumaran Public School ICSE) – 50
8. Navya Suri (National Hill View Public School) – 30

Event II
Lone Cub (Std VIII-X solo)

QMs: Santosh Swaminathan and Thejaswi Udupa

1. Ritvik C. (Frank Anthony Public School) – 145
2. Bharat S. (Florence Public School) – 140
3. Pranav Ramamurthy (St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School) – 85
4. Amit S. Subrahmanya (National Hill View Public School) – 80
5. Sridhar V. (VVS Sardar Patel Patel High School) / Cyril Joe Baby (Christ Academy) – tied on 75
7. Akshat Tiwary (St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School) – 65
8. Prabhanjan P. Mannari (Carmel School) – 40

Event III
How Many ‘Woods – The World Cinema Quiz

QM: Arul Mani

1. Santhosh Swaminathan & Rahal S. Kottalgi – 40
2. Mitesh Agarwal & Varun Rajiv – 38
3. Anustup Datta & Arun Hiregange – 30
4. Ochintya Sharma & Thejaswi Udupa – 24
5. Hrishi Varma & KP – 18
6. Raju & Sai / Movin Miranda & Sumeer Kumar – tied on 16
8. Sandeep Mathias & Shivjeet P – 13

Event IV
August Open Quiz

QM: Movin Miranda

1. We Are Like This Wonly – 208
2. Metaquizziks – 108
3. Keep Distance – 89
4. Questionable Characters – 87
5. How Can We Slap?! – 70
6. Holy Nexus – 33
7. CIDs From Kerala – 29
8. Mathias & Co. – 15

Event V
Canara Union Lone Wolf

QM: Navin Rajaram

1. Arul Mani – 140
2. Anustup Datta – 130
3. Santosh Swaminathan & Movin Miranda – tied on 100
5. Ochintya Sharma – 95
6. Thejaswi Udupa – 80
7. Rajagopal – 70
8. Arun Hiregange – 50

Quizzes on Saturday 27 August 2011

We will host four quizzes on Saturday, 27 August 2011, at the Institute of Agricultural Technologists, off Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

We will hold a Lone Kid (Std V-VII solo) and a Lone Cub (Std VIII-X solo) during the morning session. Each school may field a maximum of three participants per category.

Prelims: 1000hrs
Finals: 1100hrs-1200hrs and 1200hrs-1300hrs

QMs: Landmark Venky, Vivek Kartikeyan, Santosh Swaminathan and Thejaswi Udupa

The Afternoon session will begin at 2pm. We have two Open Quizzes lined up.

How Many ‘Woods
The World Cinema Quiz

Written Format
Open to all
Teams of two
Entry: Rs. 50/- per team

QM: Arul Mani

Schedule: 1400hrs-1500hrs

Prizes: Rs. 2000/-, Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1000/-

August Open Quiz

Open to all
Teams of four
Entry: Rs. 50/-

QM: Movin Miranda

Prelims 1530-1630hrs
Finals: 1700-1830hrs

Prizes: Rs. 1000/-, Rs. 800/- and Rs. 700/- plus prizes for all finalists.

Askqance – The KQA Silver Jubilee Quiz Festival

ASKQANCE 25th Anniversary

The Karnataka Quiz Association celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding this year.  ASKQANCE 2008, our anniversary quiz festival will now feature nine quizzes to be held over two days.

This year’s ASKQANCE is supported by TVS Tyres who also celebrate their 25th anniversary.

The Dates:

The Venues:

Saturday 28th June

Old Hall, St. Joseph’s Boys High School
Museum Road

Sunday 29th June

Purandara Bhavan
(Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha)
8th Main Road
(Near Indiranagar Club)

The Quizzes

Quizzes on Saturday, 28th June

KQA Intercollegiate Championships
(featuring two separate finals for junior college and collegiate teams)
3-member teams
No entry fee
No mixed teams allowed
Registration: 09:30a.m.
Start: 10:00a.m. sharp
Junior Finals: 11:00a.m.-12:00 noon
College Finals: 1200 noon -1:00p.m.
Prizes totalling Rs. 10,000 to be won.
QMs: Ochintya Sharma, Rajeev Gowda and Thejaswi Udupa

The Third edition of the Bangalore Quiz
2-member teams
Open to all
Entry fee: Rs. 50/-
Start: 1:30 p.m
Prizes: Rs. 2000/-, Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1000/-
QM: Arul Mani

Open Entertainment Quiz
Teams of 4 members
Entry Fee: Rs. 200/-
Start: 3:00p.m.
Finals: 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Prizes totalling Rs. 20,000/- to be won
QMs: Kiran Vijayakumar and Madhav Nair

Venkatesh and Vivek Karthikeyan will coordinate an Informal Sports
Quiz beginning at 1:00p.m. The best five individual entries in this written
contest will win prizes.

Quizzes on Sunday, 29th June (at Purandara Bhavan)

High School Quiz Championships
Teams of 2 members
A maximum of 6 teams per school
No entry fee
Prelims: 10 a.m
QM: Dibyendu Das

High School Solo Championship
Start: 12:30 p.m
QM: Mitesh Agarwal

Prizes totalling Rs. 10,000/-

Rajagopal PS will coordinate an Informal Science Quiz, open to all, starting at 1100hrs. Prizes for the best five individual entries.

Sesame – The Open Quiz

Teams of 4 members
Open to all
Entry Fee: Rs. 100/-
Free entry for school teams
Prelims: 2p.m.

TVS Tyres Ride Smart Round: 3:30pm

Finals: 4:15p.m.
QMs: Arun Hiregange and Arul Mani
Prizes totalling Rs. 25,000/-

KQA Silver Jubilee Ceremonies
6:00 p.m

All prizes and certificates will be given out during the ceremonies.

A map to help those who need directions to Purandara Bhavan for the quizzes on 29th June:

Lone Cub Rankings 2007-2008

The Lone Cub contests were begun during the 1986-87 season with the intention of rewarding school quizzers of exceptional promise, especially since such prowess may not show up in a team outing.

This year’s contest attracted 45 participants from various schools in Bangalore and four entrants from Mysore. The final placings are given below:

I: Pavan S. Bharadwaj (Sri Kumaran’s CBSE) : 66 points

II: Shyam (NPS-Indiranagar) : 40 points

III: Sathwik Ashok (Sri Kumaran’s ICSE) : 37 points

IV: Akshay (Presidency School RT Nagar) : 33 points

V: Aditya (Sri Kumaran’s CBSE): 32 points

VI: Mayank (Sri Kumaran’s CBSE): 28 points

VII: Shishir (Sri Kumaran’s CBSE): 20 points

VIII: Mrinal (Carmel School) : 19 points

Pavan S. Bharadwaj will hold the title of Junior Quiz Champion for the season 2007-2008. Trophies and Certificates will be given out to to the top three contestants at the time of the KQA 25th Anniversary Celebrations in June 2008.