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
10Aneek Chatterjee23202Kolkata
11Navneeth M Kumar21101Kochi
12Aarav Jaiswal20101Kolkata
13Kushagra Agarwal19312Bangalore
14Aadit Karve19101Pune
15Karnav Popat19101Kolkata
16Aarman Chopra19101Kolkata
17Nidhish P18211Bangalore
18Pranav P18202Bangalore
19Aditya Kannan17220Bangalore
20Asha Janardan17211Trivandrum
21Shashvat Singh16101Delhi
22Aditya Sivaramakrishnan15211Trivandrum
23Leo Steve Saiju15101Bangalore
24Shrish S Naik15101Bangalore
25Jacob J Thayil15101Bangalore
26S Suraj Kiran15101Chennai, Anna Nagar
27Adithya Kishor15101Trivandrum
28Aditya Acharya14312Bangalore
29Abhinav N14202Bangalore
30Kushal U14101Bangalore
31Advik Acharya14101Kolkata
32Shreyas MN13422Bangalore
33Devadeep Menon13312Calicut
34Rishabh B13211Bangalore
35Nivedita R13202Calicut
36Aaditya S Rao13101Bangalore
37Kiran Thomas Tyson12303Kochi
38Mihir Raddi12101Pune
39Shraddha Rajeev12000Kochi
40Shayak Mitra11413Raiganj
41Amogh R Kadkol11110Bangalore
42Aditya Sharath M11101Bangalore
43Saswat Ray10110Kolkata
44Harigovind P10101Thrissur
45Arihant Satpathy10000Kolkata
46Abhinav Mohan George10000Kochi
47Sukrit Sivaprasad9000Bangalore
48Noel Antony Alex9000Kochi
49Balram Kumar Choudhury8211Kolkata
50Shruti Kartik8202Bangalore
51Pratham Atal8202Mumbai
52Spandan Das8000Bangalore
53Gokul Thejus Menon8000Thrissur
54Esha Chakraborty8000Siliguri
55Anousha Batta7000Kolkata
56Malavika Sha7000Calicut
57Rajarshee Bose7000Siliguri
58Adwaith M. George7000Kochi
59Hrishikesh Varma7000Kochi
60Soujanya Das6000Andul
61Arjun Vivek5101Kochi
62Advika Mulgund5000Bangalore
63Kyishong B Das5000Chennai, Anna Nagar
64Bharath Krishna KA5000Thrissur
65Vaishnavi Yogesh4000Bangalore
66Sahil Thakkar4000Bangalore
67Neha S4000Bangalore
68Arnay Agarwal 4000Bangalore
69Sai Gowrav KS4000Bangalore
70Darshini Bharani Anand4000Calicut
71Avranil Saha4000Siliguri
72Swapnil Deb4000Siliguri
73Himanshu Sankhala3101Mumbai
74Nirmal Anand Kumar3000Bangalore
75Jashn R3000Bangalore
76Sunidhi Das3000Bangalore
77Tanish Jain3000Bangalore
78Prithvika K3000Bangalore
79Karthik Amit3000Calicut
80Mahadevam Ranjith 3000Calicut
81Samyuktha V2101Bangalore
82Vedhanth J2101Bangalore
83Arviya Saara2000Bangalore
84Sakshi C Choradia2000Bangalore
85Srikar G Raghuram2000Bangalore
86Jhanvi Chopra2000Bangalore
87Satvik M2000Bangalore
88Samit Ranjan M2000Bangalore
89Falak Sharma2000Bangalore
90Roudra Mallik2000Andul
91Muhammed Safvan KP2000Calicut
92Grushma S Ganjam1110Bangalore
93Ridhwan1110Chennai, Anna Nagar
94Nithya S1101Bangalore
95Guru Charan1000Bangalore
96Puneet MP Bharadwaj1000Bangalore
97Jatin Jain1000Bangalore
98Shravan H Ahuja1000Bangalore
99Rachith R1000Bangalore
100Tamanna Raghunath Aiyer1000Bangalore
101Harshitha G1000Bangalore
102Harshitha K Jain1000Bangalore
103Poonam Jain N1000Bangalore
104Preeth B1000Bangalore
105Sonal Sunil Kumar1000Bangalore
106Lahari BA1000Bangalore
107Aditi R Jain1000Bangalore
108Sarvesh Patil1000Bangalore
109Rutwik Desai1000Bangalore
110Shrujan SG1000Bangalore
111Maanasi D1000Bangalore
112Inchara Prasad1000Bangalore
113Subhrakanti Adhikary1000Andul
114Afsa Mishael1000Calicut
115Koustav Banerjee1000Raiganj
116Abhijit Das 1000Raiganj
117Rishith R Shekar0211Bangalore
118Akshaay BS0000Bangalore
119Sai Anurag R Angadi 0000Bangalore
120Stuti Nayak0000Bangalore
121Sahil Dashetty0000Bangalore
122Dhanraj N0000Bangalore
123Pranith C Menon0000Thrissur
124Rebacca 0000Calicut
125Tanmay Roy0000Siliguri
#NameScoreTotal *s**s*sCity
1Arul Mani99844Bangalore
2Thejaswi Udupa96514Bangalore
3Rahul Kottalgi95523Mumbai
4Vinoo Sanjay94523Mumbai
5Jayakanthan94404Chennai
6Shouvik Guha90431Kolkata
7Samanth89523Chennai
8Ravi Mundoli87404Chennai
9Rajiv Rai87303Mumbai
10Amrit P Chetia85624Delhi
11Preetham Upadhya84514Bangalore
12Abhishek Kapoor83523Mumbai
13Manu Sudhakar83321Chennai
14Anustup Datta81532Bangalore
15Suraj Menon81523Hyderabad
16Navin Rajaram79422Bangalore
17Jayashree JM79202Kolkata
18Vibhendu Tiwari78413Mumbai
19Arun Hiregange77514Bangalore
20Krittika Adhikary77422Bangalore
21Chandrakant Nair77211Thrissur
22Kiran V76413Chennai
23Sachin Deshpande76404Bangalore
24Aditya Gadre75312Pune
25Kunal Sawardekar73321Pune
26Anannya Deb73110Mumbai
27Syed Mustafa Hashmi71312Hyderabad
28PS Rajagopal70725Bangalore
29Varun Rajiv70633Chennai
30Santosh 691055Bangalore
31Nikhil Sonde69312Mumbai
32Bala69211Mumbai
33Venky Srinivasan69000Bangalore
34Govind Grewal67523Mumbai
35Achyuth Sanjay67312Bangalore
36Samanway Banerjee67202Andul
37Gokul S66321Delhi
38Vinod Sivarama Krishnan66303Delhi
39Dinesh Krithivasan66303Chennai
40Anirudh Chari66303Kolkata
41Praveen VR63303Bangalore
42Prithwish Datta63220Delhi
43Suresh Ramasubramanian62312Hyderabad
44Ranajeet Soman62303Pune
45EM Bhargava61413Bangalore
46Piyush Kedia61101Andul
47Parth SS60101Andul
48Shrirang Raddi59514Pune
49Kunal Malhotra59413Delhi
50Omkar D59312Pune
51Anand Sivashankar59101Mumbai
52Gerleo Nimilan58413Chennai
53Gopal Kidao58312Chennai
54Avinash TN58211Bangalore
55Somasish Ghosh58211Delhi
56Sourjo Sengupta57422Andul
57Alok Prasanna Kumar57303Bangalore
58Abhinav Dasgupta56202Mumbai
59Raghuvansh Ramaswamy55202Chennai
60Sandeep Albert Mathias54211Mumbai
61Nikhil Indla53202Hyderabad
62Yogesh Pai53101Coimbatore
63Gautam Ghosh52211Chennai
64Julian D'Coasta52202Bangalore
65Arnab Bhattacharya52110Mumbai
66Maitrey Deshpande50321Bangalore
67Apratim Mukhopadhyay50312Andul
68Shayak Chakrabarty50000Andul
69Vilas Pavithran49303Goa
70Ani (JK Lakshmi)49211Hyderabad
71Abhimanyu Bharade49110Kharagpur
72Riaz Shaik49101Hyderabad
73Hem Maradja49000Bangalore
74Kishore R 48312Bangalore
75Kumar Kirti Jain48101Delhi
76Sharath Jose48000Chennai
77Prasanna Karmakar48000Hyderabad
78Krishna S Girish47110Bangalore
79Ashwin47110Coimbatore
80Gokul Panigrahi 47000Pune
81Sreekanth Reddy47000Delhi
82D Ghosh47000Kolkata
83Prashant John Abraham46202Mumbai
84Vijay Sampath 46202Mumbai
85Abhilash 45312Bangalore
86Arun Ramanathan 45211Bangalore
87Hiran Roy45211Bangalore
88Viswas Viswam KC45202Calicut
89Arun AS45202Thrissur
90Tanmay Prusty45110Bangalore
91Navin Sharma45101Bangalore
92Mihir44413Kharagpur
93Shreeram Shetty44211Bangalore
94Muhammed Munavvir VV44202Delhi
95Jinson Chacko44110Bangalore
96Preyoshi Ganguly44000Bangalore
97Ankush Kothari43211Mumbai
98Gigi George43101Thrissur
99Anil Kothuri43101Mumbai
100Vijay Sarathy43101Chennai
101Rashmi Vallabhajosyula43000Bangalore
102Sandipan Goswami42303Guwahati
103Karthik Srinivasan42101Bangalore
104Abhay S Kulkarni42101Bangalore
105Varun PD42101Kharagpur
106Balu John42101Kochi
107Bryan Robert41413Bangalore
108Yogesa M41321Bangalore
109L Calvin41312Chennai
110Atul Mathew41202Delhi
111Arjit Mondal41202Andul
112Roshan Dattatri41110Chennai
113Antara Bhattacharya41101Mumbai
114Bhrigu J41101Delhi
115Nitish Wagle41000Goa
116Sagar Sinha41000Hyderabad
117Siddharth K 40202Bangalore
118Shrey Shylesh40202Delhi
119Abhinav Dhar40101Mumbai
120Dharmendra40000Bangalore
121Pranav Pawar39101Pune
122Arjun Bharadwaj39000Bangalore
123Subhudeep Sarkar38000Andul
124Adheesh Ghosh37220Delhi
125SA Karthik37101Bangalore
126Razia Shaikh37000Hyderabad
127Sarvesh Shenoy36110Mumbai
128Abio Abdulla35220Delhi
129Pavan BG35110Hyderabad
130Latish Venugopal35101Bangalore
131Karthik Ganesan35101Delhi
132Yashashvi Srivastava35000Kharagpur
133Tathagata Chatterjee35000Delhi
134R Keshav Narayan34211Chennai
135KV Sreeram34211Kochi
136Pranami Jamuli34110Delhi
137Varun Murthy34101Delhi
138Nirmalya Biswas34101Siliguri
139Devi Prasad V34000Chennai
140Ujjwal Kiran Das34000Chennai
141Dr Unnikrishnan Menon33211Kochi
142Kasthuri Shankar33101Chennai
143Arunoday Chaudhuri33101Siliguri
144Soumik Choudhury33101Raiganj
145S Chandrasekhar33000Bangalore
146Siddharth Mishra33000Mumbai
147Ritwik Ghosh33000Kolkata
148Arvind Thekkinghat32101Bangalore
149Ajay Kumar KS31000Bangalore
150Pavan Krishnamurthy30202Bangalore
151Saishyam Srikanth30101Bangalore
152Shamsuddin Haider30101Andul
153Ramkumar Shankar30000Chennai
154Col Shankar30000Chennai
155Praneet30000Coimbatore
156Suraj Menon30000Kochi
157Sairam D28110Bangalore
158Bedanga Kashyap Das28000Guwahati
159Shameem Abdul27110Calicut
160Manas Deep27101Pune
161Paul BE27101Goa
162Akshat A27000Bangalore
163Karthik Subramanya Karvaje27000Bangalore
164Shobhyam Chakravarty27000Kharagpur
165Sourasis Bose27000Andul
166Akhil Ghosh27000Kochi
167Sumeet Kumar26101Bangalore
168Abhijit B26101Mumbai
169Parth Dhar26101Delhi
170Dr Madhavan VP26000Thrissur
171Maitreyi Gupta26000Mumbai
172Sanjay Samuel Mathew 26000Kochi
173Mayur Shett25110Goa
174Sudharshan Narayanan24202Bangalore
175Arnav Singh24101Mumbai
176Dwijesh Athrey24000Bangalore
177Chinmay Deshpande24000Pune
178Md Izhar Ansari 24000Kolkata
179Nikhil Jadav23000Pune
180Arjun A23000Calicut
181Parminder Singh22101Jamshedpur
182Allan Joseph 22000Bangalore
183Sabareenath Madhusoothanan22000Trivandrum
184Shubham Jha 21110Kochi
185Praneeth S Bharadwaj21101Bangalore
186Animesh Jha21101Kharagpur
187Golak Bihari Sarangi21000Bangalore
188Chetan Agarwal21000Bangalore
189Sumukh Herlekar21000Bangalore
190Aditya Singh21000Pune
191Ritwik Johari21000Pune
192Manoj R21000Calicut
193Nikhil Sarkar21000Andul
194Paschatya Manna21000Andul
195Kaustav Mandal20110Kharagpur
196Rithwik Rao20101Bangalore
197Krishnan P20101Thrissur
198George Mohan20101Kochi
199Satish Pai20000Pune
200Govind M Nair20000Delhi
201Rama Mohan19000Delhi
202Kartikay Chadha19000Delhi
203P Srivatsav18110Chennai
204Shivam Saxena18101Kharagpur
205Deepanshu Sinha18101Kharagpur
206Madhur Tike18101Mumbai
207S Ashwin18000Chennai
208Sutanu Banerjee18000Andul
209Adhiban18000Coimbatore
210Ananthu CV17101Thrissur
211Ayan17101Mumbai
212Sandeep Kaimal 17000Bangalore
213Manjula S17000Trivandrum
214MD Samir Alam17000Delhi
215Abir Sen17000Siliguri
216Tanuj Kumar 16101Pune
217Amit Kumar Jha16101Raiganj
218Smitha M George16000Trivandrum
219Sagnik Shankar16000Pune
220Ananya Kumari 16000Pune
221Prajot Patne16000Pune
222Anirudh Kumar16000Delhi
223M Sharat Chandar16000Coimbatore
224Bikram Roy16000Siliguri
225Chaitanya Khemani16000Siliguri
226Arvind S15211Goa
227Ronit Muduli15110Jamshedpur
228Jyotirmoy Sen 15110Raiganj
229Prajwal V15000Bangalore
230Amit Agarwal 15000Pune
231Anubhav Saboth15000Kharagpur
232Hemansh Kashyap15000Kharagpur
233Avi Sankritya15000Kharagpur
234Chetana Rohit T15000Delhi
235Arighna Chattopadyay15000Andul
236Souvik Ghatak15000Raiganj
237Ihsan Ahmed K15000Kochi
238Sulagna Nandi14110Raiganj
239Appu S14000Trivandrum
240Vishwas Bunyan14000Chennai, Anna Nagar
241Divya P14000Mumbai
242Kaustav Nath14000Andul
243Avijit Sutradhar14000Raiganj
244Abhranil Ray13101Raiganj
245Aravind A13000Trivandrum
246Sneha Ranjan13000Pune
247Rinusha Rajan13000Mumbai
248Rudra Sankar Saha 12101Raiganj
249Kaustub12000Bangalore
250Joshua Fernandes12000Bangalore
251Aman Goyal 12000Pune
252Maitreyi Swaroop12000Kharagpur
253Venkatesh Jaiswal12000Kharagpur
254Subhashis Chakraborty12000Raiganj
255Dr RR Varma12000Kochi
256Resmi Menon12000Kochi
257Inakshi Kar11202Kharagpur
258Sheersha Saha11101Raiganj
259Subikash Paul11000Andul
260Biswajyoti Bhowmik11000Raiganj
261Praveen Jaya Raj10110Coimbatore
262Parijat Choudhury 10000Bangalore
263Ashish Harshavardhan10000Kharagpur
264Sekhar S10000Chennai
265Krishna Kumar Choudhury10000Kolkata
266Biswadeb Sarkar10000Andul
267Pankaj Agarwal10000Siliguri
268Anwita Bhowmick 10000Raiganj
269Rasna Kishor9000Trivandrum
270Yashwi Mishra9000Pune
271PS Balaji9000Chennai
272Rayshma R9000Coimbatore
273Ankesh Saha9000Siliguri
274Prachi Niradi8101Belagavi
275Afsal Sebastian8000Trivandrum
276Advay Deshpande8000Pune
277Tamal Dey8000Siliguri
278Kiron Susan Joseph Sebastine 8000Kochi
279Alisha A Asukar7101Belagavi
280Omkar M Kokitkar7101Belagavi
281Aarti M Nimbalkar7101Belagavi
282Vinoth7000Coimbatore
283Mayur Munde6000Mumbai
284Moumita Das6000Chennai
285Poonam Mense6000Belagavi
286Pooja R Chigunkar6000Belagavi
287Harleen Kaur5000Bangalore
288Rahul Vishal 5000Bangalore
289Deepro Ghosh5000Kharagpur
290Ahemadraza Mukkeri4000Belagavi
291Aravindhan4000Coimbatore
292Vikram Saha4000Siliguri
293Kishore MA 3000Trivandrum
294Aakash Pralhad3000Mumbai
295Vishwajeet Parasharam Patil3000Belagavi
296Sonali Goral3000Belagavi
297Sivasubramaniyam C3000Coimbatore
298Arun AS2000Trivandrum
299Sumaiya Banu2000Chennai, Anna Nagar
300Aditya Udayakumar2000Thrissur
301Cyril Sandesh2000Belagavi
302Bhanu Prakash Nandam1000Chennai, Anna Nagar
303Subhajit Patra1000Andul
304MD Zaid A Honnapur1000Belagavi
305Rumana Noor Monim1000Belagavi
306Shivakumar Panchakattimath 1000Belagavi
307Shubham S Kamati1000Belagavi
308Goutam A Bhaderi1000Belagavi
309Vishaya V Desai1000Belagavi
310Abhijeet Yuvaraj Kadam1000Belagavi
311Sachhidanand P Gangadharmath1000Belagavi
312Aidesham Jamadar1000Belagavi
313Vinayak Sarvade1000Belagavi
314Laxmi Sheetal Velapure 1000Belagavi
315Santosh R Bevoor1000Belagavi
316Annappa T Patil1000Belagavi
317Anjaney Betasur1000Belagavi
318Eva Mohini0000Bangalore
319Prantik Pandit0000Andul
320Pooja C Birade0000Belagavi
321Aishwarya B Naik0000Belagavi
322Mahalaxmi N Unakal0000Belagavi
323Santosh M Sutar0000Belagavi

Mahaquizzer and Junior Mahaquizzer 2019 – Venues

MahaQuizzer 2019

Mahaquizzer 2019 will take place across 19 cities on Sunday, 8th December 2019. As always, the open set will consist of 150 questions to be attempted over 90 minutes, off a printed paper. The quiz will begin at 10:30am sharp at all venues;  please be at the venue by 10:00am to enable the co-ordinators to seat you.

Junior Mahaquizzer 2019 will also take place at the same time, and is being held in 11 cities across India. Junior Mahaquizzer is open to school students of up to class XII, and will require them to attempt 75 questions over 90 minutes.

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so at http://kqaquizzes.org/mahaquizzer

 

The complete list of venues hosting Mahaquizzer and Junior Mahaquizzer this year is given below. Cities marked with a * are hosting only Mahaquizzer.

Junior Mahaquizzer may not be held at the same venue as Mahaquizzer, so please check before you travel to the venue.

Some venues also have strict security protocols. Please ensure you are carrying a valid photo ID. Please contact your city co-ordinator for more details.

 

AHMEDABAD*

IIM Ahmedabad

Co-ordinator: Rishabh Barodawala (9909101262)

 

ANDUL*

Mohiary Public Library, Andul

Co-ordinator: Baneswar S (6290036256)

 

BANGALORE

Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road

Co-ordinator: Nishanth Raman (9880499935)

 

BELAGAUM

Trinity BBA & B.Com College

Co-ordinator: Ketan Naik (9483484308)

 

COIMBATORE

Brookfield Banquet Room, Brookfield Mall, 67-71 Krishnaswamy Road, Coimbatore -1

Co-ordinator: Anuradha Yogesh )97914 20459)

 

CHENNAI

Chennai has two venues – PS Senior will not be hosting Junior MQ. Focus IAS Academy will host both MQ and Junior MQ. Please contact proctors regarding your attendance at the venues.

PS Senior Secondary School (only regular MQ)

Co-ordinator: Vikram Rajan (8939513211)

Focus IAS Academy No. 60, 3rd Floor – Middle Bay, TNSCB Shopping Complex Junction, Anna Nagar West

Co-ordinator: K V Raja Ravi Shankar (9791525820)

 

GOA

The International Centre, Dona Paula, Panjim.

Co-ordinator: Paul Gatward (97652 33733)

 

GUWAHATI

To be confirmed

Co-ordinator: Raktim Baishya (7002658947)

 

HYDERABAD

Columbus Hospital, Begumpet

Co-ordinator: Raad Shaikh (7207507266)

 

JAMSHEDPUR*

XLRI, Jamshedpur

Co-ordinator: Pranav J (8310922738)

 

KHARAGPUR*

IIT Kharagpur

Co-ordinator: Baibhab Pattnaik (8763489376)

 

KOCHI

ChaiCofi Cafe, Kaloor

Co-ordinator: Aravind Anil (9447022106, 7012522296)

 

KOLKATA

The Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Kolkata Branch

Co-ordinator: Ratul Ghosh (9051298623)

 

KOZHIKODE

Government Medical College

Co-ordinator: Deepak K (9746396146)

 

MUMBAI

Pinstorm, Swati Building, North Ave, near Kotak Mahindra Bank, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054

Co-ordinator: Suvajit Chakraborty (9930853913)

 

NEW DELHI

IIT Delhi

Co-ordinator: Harshit Sachdeva (8826131030)

 

PUNE*

Skovian Ventures, Suyog Building, Next to BU Bhandari Mercedes Showroom Mumbai, Pune Banglore Highway Pashan Exit, Baner, Pune

Co-ordinator: Samiran Mondal (9823594551)

 

RAIGANJ*

Akashnil Bhawan College, Para Raiganj (Nemesis Quiz Club)

Co-ordinator: Pratyanik Chakraborty 9475588674

 

SILIGURI

Sanhati Nagarik Committee Building, Siliguri

Co-ordinator: Supratim Basu (9749605950)

 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala

Co-ordinator: Noyel Sebastian (8606872028)

 

THRISSUR

Government Engineering College, Thrissur

Co-ordinator: Dr Vijaynath V (9447380969)

 

VARANASI*

G-11, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT BHU

Co-ordinator: Malayaj Mishra (8563919385, 8173942010)

Announcement of Mahaquizzer & Asiasweep 2019

The Karnataka Quiz Association will be conducting MahaQuizzer, the National Solo Quizzing Championship, and AsiaSweep, the Arun Veembur Memorial Quiz on all things Asian, on Sunday, 8th December 2019.

MahaQuizzer 2019

We are introducing something new to MahaQuizzer this year. The open set will consist of 150 questions to be attempted over 90 minutes, off a printed paper. However, there is another set of 75 questions, a Junior version if you will, to be taken over the 90 minutes, that is exclusively for school children. We hope to encourage a younger generation to the pain of hit-and-miss that all MQ takers are only too familiar with. More details on this over the next week.

MQ will be set by a team consisting of Debashree Mitra, Sreyashi Dastidar, Movin Miranda, Nishanth Raman and Venkataraman Ravindra.

 

AsiaSweep will consist of around 75 questions (to be read off a ppt) and is open to teams of a maximum of two people. Solo participants are also welcome. The quiz is being set by Dr Arul Mani, Nagaratna Patil, Sujata Sharma, Urmila Lakshmanan and Dibyendu Das.

 

MahaQuizzer will be held in all cities from 10:30 am to 12 noon. Reporting time for participants will be 10:00 AM. AsiaSweep will start at 3pm.

 

The person recording the highest score in MQ across all centres will hold the title of MahaQuizzer for 2019. She/he will also be awarded the Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. This trophy will be presented during ASKQANCE, the KQA Anniversary Open Quiz Festival scheduled for June 2020. We will publish the MQ schools ranking list separately.

AsiaSweep is open to teams of two members, irrespective of age or other affiliations. Solo participants are also welcome to try their luck.  A projector will be required to conduct AsiaSweep.

 

If you are interested in hosting MahaQuizzer or AsiaSweep (or both) in your city, please email Hrishikesh Varma or Dr. Arul Mani.

We will open registrations for MahaQuizzer and AsiaSweep in a few days’ time, once host cities and venues have been confirmed. Check back here in a few days time!

ASKQANCE 2019 – THE SCHEDULE

Once more ’round the sun – AsKQAnce 2019 continues to put the ‘annual’ in ‘KQA’s annual quiz fest’ by returning for another go – and has gone above and beyond the call of duty by continuing to be a quiz fest!

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, June 28th

10 AM: MahaMahaquizzer – a showdown between the top 16 quizzers in India, as determined by Mahaquizzer 2018.

230 PM: MegaWhats – a showndown between the top 16 quizzers quiz teams in India, as determined by MegaWhats 2019.

Audience is always welcome for MahaMahaquizzer and MegaWhats.

9 PM: The Sai-Tanic Verses (Quiz Night at the Courtyard)

Yes, AsKQAnce now has a nightlife! Come to the Courtyard in Shantinagar for a fun quiz at a great venue to wine and dine – it’s like dinner theatre, only a quiz. (https://goo.gl/maps/yAa52nLVm6oigQcx8)

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

Saturday, June 29th

10 AM: Persiflage – the books quiz

High brow, low brow, middle brow… books and the people behind them. A few alternative titles: Rifle Pages, Book Lagi Hai, Tome Deaf, Readheads, Sheet Happens, Shelf Aware… sigh, #LitAF (millennials, please attend). Rest assured, the QMs are hard at work with the questions rather than the title.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

330 PM: Son of Lumiere – the movies quiz

The 11th edition of a movie quiz that just keeps getting better, like your favourite Indiana Jones Carry On the 11th movie in the MCU the reputation of Harvey We… FINE WINE. It keeps getting better like fine wine. The biggest and best movie quiz in the biz. Ask anyone.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

Sunday, June 30th

10AM: By Hooke or by Crookes – the Sci/Tech quiz

Science, as in the science of everyday things. Technology, as in how the USB is inserted the wrong way up. Anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, anti-evolution crusaders and makers of mythological nukes are all welcome. No PhD required.

An open quiz for teams of up to 4.

230 PM: Gridlock – the Crossword Quiz

A take-to-lunch quiz that requires solving a printed grid containing approximately 30 clues. Most clues will have a predominant quizzing component and/or a cryptic clue. Winners determined on the number of correct answers. Ties, if any, will be broken by time taken.

An open quiz for teams of 2… well, the prizes are for two people, at any rate.

330PM: Sesame – the General Quiz

A general quiz. The general quiz of the calendar, even. After all, specialisation is for insects.

An open quiz for teams of 4.

Follow along for the latest updates at www.instagram.com/kqaquizzes or the AsKQAnce 2019 Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/421983465210687

Venue and other details to follow soon, but mark your calendars and make your plans – Bangalore, June 28-30th. Don’t miss it!

ASKQANCE 2018 – Results

The Woodstock of quizzing saw a total of 8 quizzes being held over three days, with old and new names turning up in the winners and finalists’ lists. Here are the full results:

1. Mahamahaquizzer, the showdown between the top 16 finishers of Mahaquizzer.

I – Vinoo Sanjay – 295 points
II – Manu Sudhakar – 260 points
III – Jayakanthan R – 241 points
IV – Arul Mani – 240 points
V – Samanth Subramanian – 235 points
V – Rahul Kottalgi – 235 points
VII – Anustup Datta – 220 points
VIII – Thejaswi Udupa – 215 points

2. MegaWhats, the National open quizzing championship.

I – Preetham Upadhya, Anustup Datta, Movin Miranda, Thejaswi Udupa (We Are Like This Wonly) – 201 points
II – Swaminathan Ganesh, Gopal Kidao, Samanth Subramanian, Jayakanthan R (QED) – 164 points
III – Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bhashyam, Navin Rajaram, Kiran Vijayakumar (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 160 points
IV – Vinoo Sanjay, Govind Grewal, Nikhil Sonde, Pravin Varma (Matunga Manram) – 159 points
V – Rajiv Rai, Abhinav Dasgupta, Sumant Srivatsan, Vibhendu Tiwari (Traveling Pillsbury) – 153 points
VI – Ravi Mundoli, Anil Kumar, Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Naveen Jayakumar (Memory Bank) – 152 points
VII – Anannya Deb, Venkataraghavan Sahasranaman, Suraj Menon, Kunal Sawardekar (Zulfiqar-e-Ingit) – 147 points
VIII – Ramkey, Goach, Shafeeq, Alok (Sheikh Yerboutis) – 101 points

3.  Y Tu MoMA Tambien, the Arts Quiz at asKQAnce

I – Rahul Kottalgi, Anirudh Chari, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 208 points
II – Gopal Kidao, Swaminathan Ganesh, Samanth Subramanian, Jayakanthan R (QED) – 200 points
III – Navin Rajaram, Srinath Bhashyam, Kiran Vijayakumar, Manu Sudhakar (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 142 points
IV – Mario Fernando, Vijaysarathy, Sreeram, Sankhya (Insignificant Others) – 130 points
V – Naveen Jayakumar, Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Ravi Mundoli, Anil Kumar (Memory Blank) – 84 points
VI – Preetham Upadhya, Movin Miranda, Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa (We Are Like This Wonly) – 75 points
VII – Suraj Menon, Venkataraghavan Sahasranaman, Anannya Deb, Kunal Sawardekar (Zulfiqar-e-Ingit) – 65 points
VIII – Debanjan Bose, Sachin Deshpande, Rohit Rao, Hari Nair – 60 points

4.  Son of Lumiere, the movie quiz at asKQAnce.

I – Balaji Thirumalai, Samanth Subramanian, Gopal Kidao, Jayakanthan R (QED) – 291 points
II – Vinoo Sanjay, Vibhendu Tiwari, Govind Grewal, Nikhil Sonde (Matunga Manram) – 247 points
III – Jinson Chacko, Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR, Chandrakant Nair (CIDs from Kerala) – 189 points
IV – Kushan Patel, Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 188 points
V – Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Mitesh Agarwal, Santosh Swaminathan, Ashwin Kumar – 187 points
VI – Abhinav Dasgupta, Manu Sudhakar, Navin Rajaram, Kiran Vijayakumar (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 125 points
VII – Preetham Upadhya, Movin Miranda, Rajagopal PS, Arun Ramanathan (Mission 2018) – 92 points
VIII – Anagh Mukherjee, Prithwish Dutta, Abhishek Kapoor, Jyotesh Singh (Caveat Attemptor) – 90 points

5. GS Hiranyappa Memorial History-Geography Quiz at asKQAnce 2018

I – Kunal Sawardekar, Suraj Menon, Venkataraghavan Sahasranaman, Anannya Deb (Zulfiqar-e-Ingit) – 305 points
II – Vinoo Sanjay, Nikhil Sonde, Pravin Varma, Govind Grewal (Matunga Manram) – 250 points
III – Navin Rajaram, Kiran Vijayakumar, Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bhashyam (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 235 points
III – Anirudh Chari, Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 235 points
V – Naveen Jayakumar, Sivakumar Vakkalanka, Anil Kumar, Ravi Mundoli (Memory Blank) – 225 points
V – Kunal Savarkar, Jayashree Mohanka, Kinshuk Biswas, Anil Vaswani (Hammer and Tongs) – 225 points
VII – Jayakanthan R, Samanth Subramanian, Gopal Kidao, Swaminathan Ganesh (QED) – 217 points
VIII – Preetham Upadhya, Movin Miranda, Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa (We are Like This Wonly) – 140 points

6. Sesame, the General Open quiz at Askqance

I – Swaminathan Ganesh, Jayakanthan R, Samanth Subramanian, Gopal Kidao (QED) – 356 points
II – Vinoo Sanjay, Nikhil Sonde, Pravin Varma, Govind Grewal (Matunga Manram) – 326 points
III – Kiran Vijayakumar, Navin Rajaram, Manu Sudhakar, Srinath Bhashyam (Remembrance of Things Fast) – 302 points
IV – Anirudh Chari, Rahul Kottalgi, Aryapriya Ganguly, Amrit Chetia (Aardvarks) – 301 points
V – Jayashree Mohanka, Sreyashi Dastidar, Debashree Mitra, Preyoshi Ganguly (ShriDevis) – 293 points
VI – Sreshth Shah, P Srikanth, Partha Ghatak, Arindam Dutta (Last Action Heroes) – 267 points
VII – Debanjan Bose, Rohit Rao, Sachin Deshpande, Siddharth Pai (Peter Panchali) – 250 points
VIII – Rajiv Rai, Sumant Srivatsan, Vibhendu Tiwari, Abhinav Dasgupta (Traveling Pillsbury) – 201 points

Congrats all.

ASKQANCE 2018 – REMINDER

This is the schedule for the weekend:

Saturday, June 30th

10 AM: Y Tu MoMA Tambien, the arts quiz for teams of 4.

QMs: Chandrakant Nair, Hrishikesh Varma, Lakshana Kripash, Praveen VR.

3 PM: Son of Lumiere, a quiz on movies for teams of 4.

QMs: Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa, Varun Rajiv.

Sunday, July 1st

930 AM: The G.S. Hiranyappa Memorial Quiz, a quiz on history/geography for teams of 4.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Nagaratna Patil, Rajagopal PS.

230 PM: Sesame, the general quiz for teams of 4.

QMs: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan.

All these quizzes are open to all .

Venue for all quizzes is the Institute of Agricultural Technologists (IAT) on Queens Road

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/T1e3xXnejQS2

Please call ++91  8884125047 if you have trouble finding the place

Apart from the open quizzes over the weekend, Mahamahaquizzer and the semis and finals of Megawhats will be conducted on Friday (29th) at IAT – do turn up to watch some of the country’s top quizzers in action.

AsKQAnce 2018 – Schedule

AsKQAnce 2018, KQA’s annual quiz fest – the Woodstock of quizzing (it’s fun?), the Burj Khalifa of buildings (it’s big?), the Pacific of oceans (it’ll be peaceful?), the Silk Board of traffic jams (lots of people?), the Manoj Prabhakar of 90s all-rounders (er… what?), the Tesla Model 3 of heightened expectations (maybe not), the original iPhone launch event of #hype (please stop), the… uh, Thejaswi Udupa of Twitter (…) – is just one month away!

Here’s the final schedule:

Friday, June 29th

1030 AM: MahaMahaquizzer

A showdown between the Top 16 (well, #17 and #18 made it after some dropouts) of Mahaquizzer 2017.

QMs: Avinash Thirumalai, Movin Miranda, Sai Ganesh, Sreyashi Dastidar.

230 PM: MegaWhats (semi finals and finals)

For the 16 qualifiers from MegaWhats 2018.

QMs: Mitesh Agarwal, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan.

Saturday, June 30th

10 AM: Y Tu MoMA Tambien 

An open quiz on the Arts, for teams of 4.

QMs: Lakshana Kripash, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen Kumar VR, Hrishikesh Varma

3 PM: Son of Lumiere 

An open quiz on Movies, for teams of 4.

QMs: Anustup Datta, Thejaswi Udupa, Varun Rajiv

Sunday, July 1st

930 AM: The G.S. Hiranyappa Memorial Quiz

An open quiz on History/Geography for teams of 4.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Nagaratna Patil, Rajagopal PS

230 PM: Sesame

The Open general quiz for teams of 4.

QMs: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan

The venue for all three days is the Institute of Agricultural Technologists (IAT) on Queens Road.

So book your tickets, make your plans, and just come off!

asKQAnce 2018

asKQAnce 2018, the annual KQA jamboree, the original Woodstock of quizzing, is scheduled for June 29th, June 30th, and July 1st.

Here’s what we have lined up.

June 29th, 2018, Friday.

Morning session: Mahamahaquizzer, a showdown between the Top 16 of Mahaquizzer 2017.

QMs: Movin Miranda, Sai Ganesh, Sreyashi Dastidar, Avinash Thirumalai

Afternoon/Evening session: MegaWhats (semi-finals and finals), for the qualifiers from MegaWhats, the team written quiz that will be held countrywide on May 13th, 2018

QMs: Mitesh Agarwal, Vivek Karthikeyan, Venkatesh S

June 30th, 2018, Saturday

930 am: The KQA Arts Quiz for teams of 4

There will be a written prelim followed by a final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Lakshana Kripash, Chandrakant Nair, Praveen Kumar VR, Hrishikesh Varma

3pm: Son of Lumiere, the KQA Movies Quiz for teams of 4

There will be a (very short) written prelim followed by a (short) final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Anustup Datta, Varun Rajiv, Thejaswi Udupa

July 1st, 2018, Sunday

930am:  The GS Hiranyappa Memorial Quiz, the History & Geography Quiz for teams of 4

There will be a written prelim followed by a final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Ashwin Kumar, Rajagopal PS, Nagaratna Patil

3pm: Sesame, asKQAnce’s flagship General Open Quiz, for teams of 4

There will be a written prelim followed by a final for the top 8 teams.

QMs: Arul Mani, Arun Hiregange, Santosh Swaminathan

Outstation teams, go ahead and book your tickets. We’d love to have you all back again this year.