Jigyasa @ L'Attitude 1305

Quiz: Jigyasa
Part of: L’attitude 1305
Flavour: Business Quiz
Host: GLIM, Chennai
Date: 9th January 2010 (4 pm)
Venue: GLIM Campus
Quizmaster: Gautum Bose
More details, Contact:
Om Mahapatra: 9884115783
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Quiz on the Beach @ Atharva'10

Quiz: Quiz on the Beach
Part of: Atharva 2010
Flavour: Business Quiz
Host: TAPMI, Manipal
Date: 9th January 2010 (4 pm)
Venue: Kaup Beach, Udupi, Karnataka
Quizmaster: Avinash Mudaliar
More details, Contact:
Gopinath S – 09742353966
Nikitha Shetty – 09686007000

Go Ogle 2010

KQA will run Go Ogle, their annual online quiz on 1st Jan 2010. This is the fifth edition of the quiz.
The questions will be posted at 1600hrs and will stay up, by popular demand, till 0700hrs on 2nd January 2010.
Go Ogle is a quiz that adds a few layers of meaning to the idea of working things out–a discovery you will make when you attempt the quiz.
The quiz will be posted at our community blog Daly Haal
This year’s prizes:
I: Rs. 2000/-
II: Rs. 1000/-
in book-coupons from Blossom Book Shop, Bangalore.

For more details, click here

NTPC Electron Quiz – Finals Review and Wrap Up

Some Corrections: Thanks to Piyush Arora from SPJIMR. Pls find the corrected information here. Errors are regretted
There was no IIT Bombay SJSOM. ISB were the final winners. NMIMS and NITIE didnt not turn up for the finals. Repesenting the western region were two teams from SPJIMR and a team from ITM mumbai which also qualified for final.
Quizzing.in Delhi Correspondent
Name of Quiz: NTPC Electron National Finals
Date: 23rd December 2009
Venue: PMI, Noida
Quiz master: Derek O’Brien
A total of 15 teams selected from the 5 regional rounds conducted in the cities of Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, participated in the National Round. There were 3 semifinal rounds conducted and from these 15 teams, 6 teams were selected for the final round. The teams that made it to the finals were SJMSOM IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kolkata, NSIT Delhi and NMIMS Mumbai.
The general opinion was that the questions in the regional rounds were very workout-able as compared to the semifinals and finals, where the questions were strait-jacketed, so either you knew it or you didn’t. Some of the questions were Tendulkar theory/index, Mount Everest replacing the King’s photo in the Nepalese currency etc figured in the quiz. Some rounds also had differentiated scoring patterns, like +5 for a direct and +10 for a pass. The combination of a differentiated skewed scoring pattern and questions which were ‘know-it’ or ‘know-it-nots’, lead to a scenario where luck was quite a deciding factor.
Otherwise, it was like any other Derek’s quiz, high on stage performance and low on content. In fact,general team sentiments echoed the fact that the prelims questions of the regional rounds were of better standard than the questions in the finals. All in all, like the USP of all Derek quizzes, this too turned out to be an evening of fellowship, camaraderie, good food and good humour with questions thrown in. At the end of the day, the team from ISB,Hyderabad emerged as the winners
With regards to ramping up the regionals, NTPC has done a great job, moving up to the next level with regard to content, presentation, research and quizmastering. This years regional rounds were way above what we all witnessed in the previous years and it also left a few of us wondering as to why the same team did not do the finals. Just a word of advice, a couple of the young breed quiz masters could do better by adding humour into their arsenal and hence enhancing presentation and doing justice to the strong content they have created. At the final round, NTPC again played the perfect host, providing great food and hospitality, and not to forget the prizes :-).

For questions and individual region reviews , click here

General Quiz @ Nexus'09

Flavour: General Quiz

Part of: Nexus ’09

Date: 21st December 2009 (3 pm)

Host & Venue: Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi

Quizmaster: Pranab Mukherjee/ Arindam Bhattacharya

Open to: Undergraduate Student

Rules
1) Team of 2 participants allowed.
2) Cross college teams allowed.
3) Top 6 from the Written Preliminary Round qualify for the On Stage Final Round.

For further details contact,
Rachit Bhatnagar – 9953751969

NTPC Electron Quiz 2009- Update

The NTPC Electron Quizzes commenced on December 5th in Lucknow and was conducted in a total of five locations across the country between 5th and 13th of December.

Electron Quiz for Lucknow

The first of the quizzes was at Lucknow on December 5th conducted by quiz master Mr.Kunal Malhotra.  There was a heavy participation from IIM Lucknow in the preliminary rounds with two of them making it to the finals at Lucknow and these two teams went on to win the quiz and make it to the National Finals.

Electron Quiz for the Southern Region

On December 8th,.The annual NTPC “Electron Quiz – 2009” contest was held on Tuesday at 4.00 p.m. at Hari Hara Kala Bhavan Auditorium in Secunderabad.  The quiz master was Mr. Ananthapadmanabhan. Two teams from ISB and one from ICFAI have qualified from the Southern Region for the National Finals

Electron Quiz for the NCR

On December 9th, Electron Quiz was held at Power Management Institute, NOIDA. The quiz master was Mrs.Ramya Mudaliar. Two teams from IMT Ghaziabad and one team from NSIT qualified for the National Finals.

Electron Quiz for the Eastern Region

Conducted by  Mr.Ananthapadmanabhan, the Electron for the Eastern Region took place on 12th of December in Calcutta. The teams from Jadhavpur University took the first two places in the quiz with IIM Calcutta finishing in the third spot.
Electron Quiz for the Western Region

The Electron Series of Quizzes was concluded with a bang in Mumbai, with Mr.Avinash Mudaliar himself conducting the quiz for the western region on the 13th of December. The teams from NITIE and S P Jain qualified for the National Finals from the western region.

The finals will be conducted by Derek O Brein on 23rd December

Find the questions from the Southern Region here

FMS Fiesta '09- Review and Questions

FMS Business Quiz: Review by a Delhi Correspondent

The FMS Fiesta Business Quiz was conducted by Mr.Avinash Mudaliar on 12th of December. The quiz was conducted in open air on the FMS lawns and in spite of the Delhi winter, teams enthusiastically huddled up around the stage for the quiz. The quiz was open and mixed teams were also encouraged. The quiz saw quite a large participation from college students and corporates in Delhi.

With all the usual suspects turning up, the team of Rohan Khanna (Accenture) and Mitesh (Sun Microsystems) emerged as the winners.It was great to see the college teams put up a real good fight cracking some rockets. Both the FMS and the team from DCE cracked some phenomenal questions on the pass. NSIT, Dr.Bhattacharya and team made their presence felt from the audience, just missing out in the prelims.

Avinash Mudaliar was in his  usual affable element with his jokes and wise cracks sparing none.The three hour quizzing marathon aptly ended with a stage two paying homage the King of Pop, ‘Micheal Jackson” and with Avinash Mudaliar’s final words on stage being – “This is it”! Roerich from Hansraj (yes, named after the famous painter) was the only one to crack the stage – 2.