The pandemic lockdown, the movement constraints and, now, the long winter have disturbed the regular life and learning schedules of most students in Kashmir. Throughout the world, institutions are harnessing technology for innovative and productive ways of social engagement and learning. KASHMIR MASTER QUIZ CHALLENGE is an endeavour towards providing an innovative, safe, exciting and challenging knowledge platform to the students in Kashmir.
As hundreds of students are applying, and many more are sending queries, Ziraat Times has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) note about this quiz contest. Hope this is useful.
What is KASHMIR MASTER QUIZ CHALLENGE – 2020?
This is an online Quiz Championship that will be conducted LIVE over zoom every week. Organised by Ziraat Times, in collaboration with 95.FM Radio, Cutis Institute of Dermatology, Srinagar and few other prominent educational institutions of J&K, the Season I of the program will begin in November 2020. Here is an introductory video about the program.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS QUIZ?
Any student from School Class 5 up to the College Level can participate in this program. Schools and colleges can also participate under the institutional category for inter-school and inter-college contests.
WOULD I HAVE TO COMPETE WITH SENIOR OR JUNIOR LEVEL STUDENTS THAN MINE?
There are four competition levels in this quiz program, viz –
- PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL
- HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
- HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL
- COLLEGE LEVEL
Based on your class of study, you will be assigned a particular level out of the four levels mentioned above.
CAN I PARTICIPATE AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR I WILL HAVE TO REPRESENT MY SCHOOL/COLLEGE?
You can participate as an individual or if your college/school is participating on an institutional basis, then your respective school/college will nominate you for the contest.
Individuals can participate in INDIVIDUAL WIZARD CHALLENGE and INTER-DISTRICT categories.
HOW CAN I APPLY TO PARTICIPATE?
PARTICIPATION PROCEDURE FOR INSTITUTIONS (SCHOOLS/COLLEGES):
Schools or colleges desirous to participate in the contest in institutional category may send an email with the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact number: Names of nominated students: (along with their classes and interest areas. Please choose the interest areas from the below list)
INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Individuals desirous to participate may simply email the following information at email@example.com
Full name of the student:
School/college name and address:
Contact number: Class of study: Interest areas: (Please choose the interest areas from the below list)
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMICS, AGRICULTURE ECONOMY, WORLD HISTORY, SPORTS, MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY, MOVIES, PHILOSOPHY, ARTS
J&K ECONOMY, J&K AGRICULTURE, J&K ECONOMY, J&K ENVIRONMENT, J&K CULTURE, J&K GEOGRAPHY, J&K HISTORY
WHICH TECHNOLOGY MEDIUM I HAVE TO USE?
The Quiz will be conducted using Zoom and will be broadcast LIVE on YouTube. Before start of the program you will be given the zoom access code. Instructions about background, video and audio settings will be shared with you in due course of time.
WILL I GET SOME REWARD/RECOGNITION IF I WIN?
All participants will receive certificates of participation. Winners will receive honors from a group of Prominent Educationists, along with a certificate.
Moreover, all participants will automatically become part of a FELLOW GROUP, and will receive information about national and international educational scholarships/fellowships and other learning and educational opportunities on a regular basis.
WHAT IF I WILL NOT WIN?
This is not meant to be a winner-loser contest. The basic idea of this quiz challenge is to provide a productive avenue for Kashmir students to learn and engage in a knowledge exercise. Every participant will get equal respect and recognition for participation.
WILL EVERY APPLICANT GET TO PARTICIPATE IN THE QUIZ CONTEST?
Given the high number of applications, initially, there will be a screening process. All applicants will receive information about the process by email.