MINDSWEEP and MEGAWHATS on 19 May 2024

The KQA is pleased to announce the return of its annual multi-city written open quizzing championships, Mindsweep and Megawhats.

Both quizzes will be conducted on Sunday, 19th May, 2024 in various cities.

Mindsweep, the international solo quizzing championship, is a written quiz for solo participants that will require takers to answer 200 questions in two back-to-back sessions of 75 min each. The quiz will commence at 10.30 AM IST.

Registration form and further details are at http://kqaquizzes.org/mindsweep/

Megawhats, the national team quizzing championship, is a written quiz for teams of up to four that will commence at 3.30 PM IST. Do note that the top winners of Megawhats will also be invited to take part in the Megawhats National Final on June 28 at AsKQAnce 2024.

Registration form and further details are at http://kqaquizzes.org/megawhats/

Venue details for each city will be notified soon. The venue in Bangalore is IAT, Queen’s Road.

If your location isn’t listed and you would like your city to conduct Mindsweep and Megawhats, or for any clarifications, please write to Hrishi Varma at kqaquizzes@gmail.com The more the merrier, and the only reason your city is not yet on the list is that the organising details have not yet been ironed out with the local quiz club so lean on them and tell them to get their act together

Prior registration is required for both quizzes, so please register at the earliest using the links mentioned above, and do spread the word.


The results of the 18th edition of MahaQuizzer are below. Nearly 300 people took Mahaquizzer.

Jayakanthan of Chennai has won the title of MahaQuizzer with a score of 112, the highest in the competition’s history. This is his first title. Our congratulations to him.

Two former champions also reached the century score: Vinoo Sanjay (100 (12*), Mumbai), and Rahul Kottalgi (100 (9*), Bengaluru). The highest-scoring woman is 2012 champ Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, who made 79.

The next four highest scorers in Bengaluru were Thejaswi Udupa (94), Santosh Swaminathan (92), Achyuth Sanjay (88) and Anustup Datta (83).

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, we did not receive the answer sheets from Delhi. They are presented as we received them. We are yet to receive scores from Siliguri and Raiganj. Scores will be updated if we receive them.

The top sixteen players also qualify for Mahamahaquizzer 2024. The winners will be given the trophy at AsKQAnce 2024, which will be held in June 2024.

We thank all our quiz setters, proctors, and fellow quizzing organisations for making this edition a success.

We’ll see you again in December 2024.

1Jayakanthan11262Chennai Open
2Vinoo Sanjay10093Mumbai Open
3Rahul Kottalgi10072BengaluruOpen
4Rajiv Rai9782Chennai Open
5Suraj Menon9682Mumbai Open
6Thejaswi Udupa9461BengaluruOpen
7Rajagopal PS9273Chennai Open
8Santosh JS9251BengaluruOpen
9Amrit Pritom Chetia9100Delhi Open
10Hrishikesh Varma8962Mumbai Open
11Manu Sudhakar8962Thrissur Open
12Achyuth Sanjay8871BengaluruOpen
13Dinesh Krithivasan8861Chennai Open
14Prithwish Datta8833Mumbai Open
15Gokul S8800Delhi Open
16Calvin8600Delhi Open
17Anustup Datta8361BengaluruOpen
18Sourjo Sengupta8271Kolkata (JIMS) Open
19Shaswat Salgaocar8261Mumbai Open
21Mario F8072Chennai Open
22Abhinav Dasgupta7963Mumbai Open
23Jayashree Mohanka7933Kolkata Ladies
24Kunal Sawardekar7861Pune Open
25Chandrakant Nair7761Thrissur Open
26Krishnamurthi G (Goach)7742Chennai Open
27Govind Grewal7571Mumbai Open
28Shouvik Guha7564Kolkata Open
29Arul Mani 7542BengaluruOpen
30Samanway Banerjee7432Kolkata (JIMS) Open
31Kiran V7360Chennai Open
32Anush Iyer7260Mumbai Open
33Abdul Raouf7220Kozhikode Open
34Piyush Kedia7141Kolkata (JIMS) College
35Sania Narulkar7121Mumbai Ladies
36J Ramanand7040Pune Open
37Rohit S6951BengaluruOpen
38Sandipan Goswami6931Guwahati Open
39J Krishnamurthi6840Hyderabad Open
40Jaidev Karunakaran6832BengaluruOpen
41Sreekanth R P 6621BengaluruOpen
42Baibaswata Jena6600Delhi Open
43Sangeeth6550Thiruvananthapuram Open
44Karthik S6541BengaluruOpen
45Vibhendu6340Mumbai Open
46Roshith Mohan6310Thrissur Open
47Dibyo Halder6231BengaluruOpen
48Vilas Pavithran6121Goa Open
49Mustafa6051Hyderabad Open
50Venky Srinivasan6050Mumbai Open
51Ashvini R Natu6031Mumbai Ladies
52Maitrey D5932BengaluruOpen
53Rajiv D'Silva5930Goa Open
54Abid Abdulla5930BengaluruOpen
55Bedbyas Dutta5841Kolkata Open
56Siddhanth Rao5821Chennai Open
57Shankha Ghosh Dastidar5740BengaluruOpen
58Shamsuddin Haider5651Kolkata (JIMS) Open
59R Samyak5632BengaluruOpen
60Anannya Deb5521Mumbai Open
61Jithin Jacob5452Thiruvananthapuram Open
62Zaman S Khan5432Thiruvananthapuram Open
63Annway Ghosh5430Pune College
64Subhadeep Sarkar5430BengaluruOpen
65Murty MVR5430BengaluruOpen
66Arun Ramanathan5341Chennai Open
67Sriram Padmanabhan5330Pune Open
68Shrey Shylesh5320AhmedabadOpen
69Vijay Sarathy5320Chennai Open
70Somasish Ghosh5300Delhi Open
71Muhammed Munavvir VV5300Delhi Open
72Abhay Vikram 5300Delhi Open
74Anil Kothuri5240Mumbai Open
75Kunal Savarkar5222Mumbai Open
76Srihari Raju5220Hyderabad Open
77Sanat Pai Raikar5131BengaluruOpen
78Gautam Ghosh5052Kolkata Open
80Dr. V Sri Nagesh4931Hyderabad Open
81Kavya Ramasubramanian4920BengaluruCollege
82Prasanth John Abraham4920BengaluruOpen
83Arun A S4840Thrissur Open
84Kunal Roy4840BengaluruOpen
85J K Lakshmi4831Hyderabad Open
86Saransh Mohapatra4821Kolkata (JIMS) Open
87Vinod Hariharan4751BengaluruOpen
89Saswata Acharya4630Kolkata (JIMS) Open
90Siddharth Mishra4630BengaluruOpen
91Siddharth K4611BengaluruOpen
92Sumeer Kumar4550BengaluruOpen
93Prithwiraj Mukherjee4541AhmedabadOpen
94Balu John4511Thiruvananthapuram Open
95Sarvesh Shenoy4510Mumbai Open
96Santonab Chakraborty4431Mumbai Open
97Sushant Shekhar4430Manipal College
98Atul Mathew4430BengaluruOpen
99Varun Parthasarathy4411Chennai Open
100Mukilan Ayapparaj4330Coimbatore Open
101Shobhyam Chakravarty4230Kolkata (JIMS) College
102Ayush Agrawal4110Pune Open
103Rajat Gururaj4110Hyderabad Open
104Shayak Chakraborty4100Kolkata Open
105Anisha Karnail4011Pune Ladies
106Sudip Kalyan Dey4010Kolkata Open
107Adarsh3920Hyderabad Open
108Venkatasubramanian TC3920BengaluruOpen
109Sujith E3912Kozhikode Open
110Viswas Viswam K C3731Kozhikode Open
111Sagnik Chakraborty3730Hyderabad Open
112Francis Rodrigues3720Mumbai Open
113Ishaan Najeeb3710BengaluruOpen
114Samir Gupta3701Pune Open
115Rama Subramanian3621Hyderabad Open
116Rajesh Panchanadhan3530BengaluruOpen
117Chandrashekhar Rao3520Goa Open
118Mudit Bhardwaj3430BengaluruOpen
119Meghana Iyengar3420BengaluruCollege
120Sahil Ramchandani3420BengaluruOpen
121Rishav Dewan3420BengaluruOpen
122Viola Rodrigues3401Goa Ladies
123Sreejesh PS3330Thiruvananthapuram Open
124Monoswini Misra3320Silchar College
125Tony Nixon Mavely3320Thiruvananthapuram College
126Saee Joshi3310Pune Open
127Shubham Jha3300Pune Open
128Jitaditya Narzary3221Guwahati Open
129Devarshi Ghosh3220Kolkata Open
130Shiladitya Ganguli3220Kolkata Open
131Bishanka Dassarma3200Kolkata (JIMS) Open
132Ganesh Thambhahalli Satyen3131BengaluruOpen
133Ashutosh Das3121Guwahati Open
134Ayush Sharma3120Kolkata (JIMS) College
135Vivek Pinto3111Manipal Open
136Rahul Preman3110Kozhikode College
137Nikhil Jha3110BengaluruOpen
138S Ramesh3110BengaluruOpen
139Shom Biswas3101BengaluruOpen
140Dimpal Dutta3100Silchar College
141Sankar Roy3030Kolkata Open
142Elvis Francis3020Pune College
143Sreeram M3020Kozhikode College
145Nayan3001Guwahati Open
146Srijon Jana2920Kolkata (JIMS) College
147Kaivalya Karkare2920Goa Open
148Prajwal V2920BengaluruCollege
149Utkarsh Ruhela2910Mumbai Open
150Abhijith Bhadran2900Mumbai Open
151Anuradha Dharwadkar2900AhmedabadLadies
152N Viswanathan2900UdaipurOpen
153Akshay P2820Pune Open
154Athul Ajay2820Thiruvananthapuram Open
155Roshan2810Coimbatore Open
156Manoj R2810Kozhikode Open
157Sundar Srinivas Harish2810BengaluruOpen
158Abhishek Gupta2800Hyderabad Open
159Sriniketh B2720BengaluruCollege
160Abhijit Anand2701BengaluruOpen
161Imthiaz Ahammed2700Kozhikode Open
162Soumya S2700BengaluruLadies
163Aniruddha Mondal2640BengaluruCollege
164Jerry Jose2620Thrissur College
165Revanth Turlapati2600Hyderabad Open
166Rana Mayank Pratap2510Silchar College
167Shreyas Iyer2510BengaluruCollege
168Vinay Nair Karath2510BengaluruOpen
169Izhar Ansari2501Kolkata (JIMS) Open
170Paul B E Gatward2500Goa Open
171Pinakpani Kashyap2420Guwahati Open
172Sanveer Singh Puri2410AhmedabadOpen
173Sumanth Jayaramaiah2410BengaluruOpen
174Praveen Jayaraj A2400Coimbatore Open
175Amit C J2400BengaluruOpen
176Neelam Goswami2400Guwahati Ladies
177S V Roshini2330Chennai College
178Aravind S N2320Chennai College
179Manu Varma2300Kozhikode Open
180Arnav Patel2300Kolkata (JIMS) College
181Vibhu Prakash2300BengaluruCollege
182S V Ananthakrishna2300BengaluruCollege
183Pavan Madhukar Bhat2210Manipal Open
184Samyukta Anand2210Coimbatore College
185Arjun Jeewan2200Goa College
187Arnav Metrani2140BengaluruCollege
188S T Prasad2110Hyderabad Open
189Aumkaar Pranav Shukla2100Kolkata (JIMS) College
190Syed Mohammad Hashmi2020Hyderabad College
191Aditya Pal2000Kolkata (JIMS) College
193Kiran Ramaswamy 2000BengaluruOpen
195Aravind Suresh1920Thiruvananthapuram College
196Nikhil Shirsat1910Goa Open
197Bhargav Sadari1900Manipal College
198Ram Mohan1900Hyderabad Open
199Vatsal1900Kolkata (JIMS) College
200Asif Ahmed1900Guwahati Open
202Parijat Choudhury1710BengaluruOpen
203Subikash Paul1700Kolkata Open
204Manad1700Hyderabad Open
205Kanishkaa Balachandran1700BengaluruOpen
206Aoditya 1700BengaluruCollege
207Sukrit Sivaprasad1700BengaluruSchool
208Sankalp Chowdhury1610AhmedabadOpen
209Jayagopalan V1610Chennai Open
210Aaditya S Rao1600BengaluruCollege
211Priyanuj Parasar1512Guwahati College
212Vrinda Varma1510Kozhikode Ladies
213Amit Agrawal1500Pune Open
214Debabrata Malik1500BengaluruOpen
215Aatir Zaki1410Kolkata (JIMS) College
216Swagat Shubakanta Das1400BengaluruOpen
217Meghna Sudhir1310Kozhikode School
218Samyak Jain1300Kolkata (JIMS) College
219Tejas Lodaya1300BengaluruOpen
220Niyati Jois1300BengaluruSchool
221S Joshua1210Coimbatore College
222Prayag Mohanty1200Goa College
223Kamal Mehdi1200Guwahati Open
225Pranshu Singh1110Mumbai Open
226Rayshma R1100Coimbatore Ladies
227Jash Sirui1100Kolkata (JIMS) College
229Anoop N Nambudari1000Thrissur Open
230Atharva Pandare1000Manipal Open
231Bhavya H Varma910AhmedabadCollege
232Sreeram N Pai910Kozhikode College
233Vishwanath Varma910Kozhikode School
234Jayant Rankwa901AhmedabadCollege
235Alok Vijay Saldanha900Manipal Open
236Rohit R K 900Coimbatore College
237Riddhi Mondal900Kolkata (JIMS) Ladies
238Varun Ramachandran900BengaluruOpen
240Nikhil A Khattar810AhmedabadOpen
241Kabilesh Nataraj800Coimbatore College
242Pankaj Waghmare800Pune Open
243Vijeet V800BengaluruOpen
244Vigenshwaran A700Coimbatore College
245Bijili V Komath700Kozhikode Ladies
246Nilova Jasu700Kolkata (JIMS) Ladies
247Khevan Thanki700BengaluruCollege
248Harishkumar A600Coimbatore College
249Ridah P600Kozhikode Ladies
250Sounak Bhawal600Kolkata (JIMS) College
251Uddipana N600BengaluruCollege
253Gowtham V500Manipal College
254Nancy R500Kozhikode College
256Siddharth S400Kozhikode School
257Raza Faiz Arakkal400Kozhikode School
258U Kanishkar400Hyderabad Open
259Harshil Agarwal400Kolkata (JIMS) College
260Shivansh Srivastava300AhmedabadCollege
261Mohamad Asik300Coimbatore College
262Divyansh Agarwal300Hyderabad Open
264Ashok Kumar Gupta200Hyderabad Open
265Rohit J S100Coimbatore College
266Hariharan P100Coimbatore College
267Ayisha Farsana P P 100Kozhikode College
268Uzayr Faiz Arakkal100Kozhikode School
269Edsel Shannen D'Souza000Manipal College
270Ahil Anwar P000Kozhikode School
271Aseel Muhammed P000Kozhikode School
272Saamved Chakraborty000Hyderabad School
273Dhananjoy Chakraborty000Hyderabad Open
274Abheri Karthik000BengaluruSchool

VENUES – MQ and AS 2023

The list of venues for the 2023 editions of Mahaquizzer and AsiaSweep are listed below.

If there is any error or you would like to add your city to the list of venues, please contact kqaquizzes@gmail.com.

We have no venues in Jamshedpur,Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram.

IIM, Ahmedabad (New Campus)MQ, ASKushan Patel88492 09809
BengaluruUjjivan Small Finance Bank Head Office in Koramangala (Grape Garden address on Google maps)MQ, ASMaitrey Deshpande97428 33686
ChennaiPS Senior Secondary School,
Chennai 600 004
MQ, ASRajagopal PS98800 61309
CoimbatoreLH-01, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore-641049MQ, ASSanthiya Krishnamoorthy8870829385
DelhiLH313.3, Lecture Hall Complex, IIT DelhiMQ, ASShubhankar Bahl9910038334
GoaGoa Business School, Taleigao Plateau.MQ, ASRajiv D'Silva98901 41715
GuwahatiAurus Mall Food CourtMQ, ASAkshay Seal8860774325
HyderabadColumbus hospital, Begumpet -- top floor conference room.MQ, ASPrasanna Karmakar90008 77436
KolkataThe Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Kolkata Branch, Flat A-1/2, 1st Floor, Siddhartha Apartments, 31/3 Sahapur Colony, Block J, New AliporeMQ, ASAbijit Banerjee9830487023
Kolkata (JIMS)JIMS Hospital and Medical College, KP Mondal Road, Buita, Budge Budge, KolkataONLY MAHAQUIZZERUjan Sen90510 22364
KozhikodeGovt Arts and Science CollegeMQ, ASPraveen85476 68852
ManipalKMC ManipalMQ, ASSanjay9880197605
MumbaiRajyog Family Restaurant & BarMQ, ASAbhinav Dasgupta98195 79559
PuneGoethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune.ONLY MAHAQUIZZERPranav Pawar94212 77399
RaiganjHall room of Banijya Bhawan, Mohonbati, RaiganjMQ, ASDebabrata Das9832422988
SilcharSilchar Medical College and HospitalMQ, ASShubhamoy Chanda7002139471
SiliguriSiliguri Girls High School, SiliguriONLY MAHAQUIZZERPratyush Kundu75860 93596
ThrissurAcademic Block, Room #24, St.Thomas CollegeMQ, ASDr Vijaynath94473 80969
UdaipurIIM UdaipurMQ, ASRuzul9049101133

MahaMahaQuizzer and MegaWhats Finals 2023

The finals of MahaMahaQuizzer 2023 will take place at 10 am on 30 June, the first day of Askqance 2023. The participants are listed below.

  1. Sachin Deshpande
  2. Jayakanthan (Chennai)
  3. Rahul Kottalgi (Bangalore)
  4. Santosh JS (Bangalore)
  5. Thejaswi Udupa (Bangalore)
  6. Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka (Kolkata)
  7. Keshava Guha (Delhi)
  8. Amrit P C (Delhi)
  9. Nikhil Sonde (Mumbai)
  10. Rajiv Rai (Mumbai)
  11. Praveen VR (Bangalore)
  12. Manu Sudhakar (Kochi)
  13. Dinesh Krithivasan (Chennai)
  14. Chandrakant Nair (Thrissur)
  15. Sourjo Sengupta (Kolkata)
  16. Abhinav Dasgupta (Mumbai)

The semifinals of MegaWhats 2023 will take place on the first day of Askqance 2023. The teams for each semifinal are listed below.

Semifinal 1 @ 230pm

1. ZeF
2. Zero Gravitas
3. Hammer and tongs
4. Feni vidi vici
5. String quartet
6. QA, Bangalore
7. CIDs
8. Nexus

Semifinal 2 @ 345pm

1. Adutha Varsham
2. Matunga Manram
3. Aardvarks
4. In search of lost prime
5. QED
6. QA, Chennai
8. Peter Panchali

VENUES – MindSweep and MegaWhats 2023

These are the confirmed venues for MindSweep and MegaWhats 2023

NOTE: There is no venue in Kozhikode.

1AhmedabadAhmedabad University
2BengaluruInstitute of Agricultural Technologists, Queen's Road
ChennaiPS Senior Secondary School, Mylapore
4CoimbatorePSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
5GoaGoa Business School, Taleigao Plateau.
6GuwahatiAssam Engineering College
7HyderabadColumbus Hospital, 1-10-63/4/1,Prakash Nagar Metro Station, Chikoti Gardens (Begumpet) Hyderabad
8Kochi2nd Floor, Ashis Building, Above Ashwas Counseling Centre, Alphonsa Street, Marine Drive, High Court Jn, Kochi
9KolkataThe Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Kolkata Branch,
Flat A-1/2, 1st Floor, Siddhartha Apartments,
31/3 Sahapur Colony,
Block J, New Alipore,
Kolkata 700 053.
10MangaloreConference hall, Vinaya hospital, Pintos lane, Kadri, Mangalore
11MumbaiRajyog Family Restaurant & Bar
12New DelhiThe Print Shop

A29 Naraina Industrial Area, Phase 2, New Delhi 110027
Near Shadipur Metro Station (Blue line)
13PuneSeminar Hall 1, Ground Floor, Instrumentation Building, COEP
14SilcharNew Gallery classroom complex, NIT Silchar
15TezpurTezpur University
16ThiruvananthapuramCollege of Engineering Trivandrum
18ThrissurJose Lecture Hall,
Government Medical College, Thrissur.

Open quizzes on March 8th 2020

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be conducting two quizzes on 8th March (Sunday) at the Ujjivan head office in Koramangala.

11:00 amAds Astra – The Advertising Quiz, by Sai and Urmila. A quiz on ads, advertising industry and people from the advertising world. Special focus on women as the quiz is on March 8. It is a written quiz for teams of up to two. Open to all.

2:30pm — The Nexus Open Quiz This will be the 3rd edition of the general quiz conducted by Nexus Consulting. Cash prizes of Rs. 16,000 generously sponsored by Nexus Consulting. There are prizes for best school and college teams as well (mixed teams allowed – no requirement of all team members to be from same school/college). Come by for some #funwithfundas

It is a prelims/finals quiz for teams of up to four. Open to all.


Venue: Ujjivan head office, Koramangala [map]


You can also get the latest updates on the KQA by following us at www.facebook.com/kqaquizzes or www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes

If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

Open Quizzes — February 16th, 2020

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be conducting two quizzes on Sunday, 16th February 2020 at the Ujjivan head office in Koramangala. [map]

11:00 am: Rosa is a Rosé is a Reisen is a Rose – the Etymology and Languages Quiz, by Debashree and Krittika. A quiz on words, in words! If you’re adamant about your answers you may come up with diamonds. It is a written quiz for teams of up to two. Open to all.


2:30 pm: The February Open Quiz by Priyambad and JK. The Open this month is by two great QMs from the greater Bangalore area (Electronic City and Chennai, respectively). It is a prelims/finals quiz for teams of up to four. Open to all.


You can also get the latest updates on the KQA by following us at www.facebook.com/kqaquizzes or www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes

If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

Quiz Night at The Courtyard — 11th February, 2020

Join us for edition 14 of Quiz Night at The Courtyard on February 11th (Tuesday) at 8:00 PM.

Ring in Valentine’s Day…eve’s… eve’s… eve – more Valentine’s Day-ish than Valentine’s Daesh – with Love Me Thanda by Thejaswi Udupa and Aditi Surendra, a quiz on love in all its forms and deformities. Love may be all you need, but a teammate wouldn’t hurt either.

A quiz for teams of two. The quiz is open to all

When: 8:00 PM on February 11 (Tuesday), 2020

Venue: The Courtyard, K H Road [map]

Registration: ₹100/person. Prizes for top three finishers.

A prior reservation is not mandatory, but it would be helpful for the folks at the Courtyard to know that you’re coming (if you’re sure that you are coming) – reserve your table by calling them at 73386 77996 Limited parking at the venue.

Note on parking: Very limited parking available at the venue, so ideal to park either near St. Joseph’s college or at the Shantinagar Bus Stand parking lot and walk up.

KQA Sports Quiz Day – 2nd February 2020

Come to the Institute of Agricultural Technologists Sunday, 2nd February 2020 for a day of sports quizzing on shores made of jerseys, where you’re allowed concussion substitutes, the quizzers say it’s team of up to Fore! and the furniture is made of cardboard.


10:00 am: Well Of Course, the 10th edition of KQA’s cricket quiz, conducted by Manish, Sohan and Wisden Sreeram. It’s the end of an era, Manish is retiring! Boys played well, so let’s give him a rousing farewell… till he Afridis his decision.

It’s a prelims/finals quiz for teams of up to four. Open to all.


2:00 pm: Aiyyo, See – The Olympics Quiz by Rohit Suresh and Ramesh Natarajan. Toh Kyo…n serious?

This is a written quiz for teams of up to two. Open to all.


4:00 pm: Sport to Tarboard – The KQA Sports Quiz by Anuradha and Titash. Will contain sports. May contain cricket or Olympics. May even contain WWE.

It’s a prelims/finals quiz for teams of up to four. Open to all.


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


KQA yearbooks will be available at the venue.


You can also get the latest updates on the KQA by following us at www.facebook.com/kqaquizzes or www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes

If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the KQA Quiz Announcements WhatsApp group, please have them send a WhatsApp message to +91 9902444486

MahaQuizzer and Junior MahaQuizzer – the results

The results of the 16th edition of MahaQuizzer and the inaugural edition of Junior MahaQuizzer are below. Unfortunately, we are yet to receive scores from some centres, and we will update the scores as and when we do.

323 people took Mahaquizzer, and more than a 100 attempted the Junior version. We hope to see more takers, young and old, in the coming years.

The winner of the inaugural edition of Junior Mahaquizzer, with a score of 38, is Antara Bhattacharya, from Mumbai.  Yeldho Shem from Kochi finished second with 34, and Ananya G Upadhya from Bangalore finished third with 33 points.

It is well known that when Usain Bolt turned up for a race, the other runners had three options – Best case: Bolt pulls a muscle. Worst case: they finish with a PB. This year’s MahaQuizzer winner, although not exactly a fast mover like the aforesaid Bolt, is a passable quizzer himself. Dr. Arul Mani, with a score of 99, is the MahaQuizzer for 2019.

This is his third time as the title-holder, and he matches his own record of the highest ever score. He joins Anustup Datta and Vinoo Sanjay as three-time winners.

The next three in the list are also previous MahaQuizzers: Thejaswi Udupa, Rahul Kottalgi, Vinoo Sanjay. Preetham Upadhya, Bangalore’s very own Boy Wonder, is the College topper, finishing with 84 and at #11 in the overall list. The highest scorer among women was Jayashree Jayakar Mohanka, a previous winner. She finished with 79.

The winners will be given the trophies at Askqance 2020, which will be held in June.

We also thank all our proctors and fellow quizzing organisations for making this edition a success. See you in December!

**Jan 19 update: There are small changes in the rankings. We had left out the ‘total stars’ column in our earlier list.

**Feb 3 update: There have been changes in School top 10 rankings. Kochi scores were not updated. 

#NameScoreTotal ***s*sCity
1Antara Bhattacharya38303Mumbai
2Yeldho Shem34404Kochi
3Ananya G Upadhya33523Bangalore
4Anand R32431Kochi
5Sreeram Madhavan V31312Thrissur
6Tejas Jade26413Bangalore
7Shashank SK25000Chennai, Anna Nagar
8Ryan Joe George24000Kochi
9Vidur Kaimal23413Bangalore
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