Quiz-Whiz 2011: Round one completed
Quiz-Whiz 2011- An open Quiz Competition presented by Times of India and Knowledge Pointe Education Pvt. Ltd was held in Udaipur today at Knowledge Pointe institute this morning. The quiz competition attracted many students from classes V to XII from all over the city, even including a few students who were from outside the city.
Quiz-Whiz 2011– An open Quiz Competition presented by Times of India and Knowledge Pointe Education Pvt. Ltd was held in Udaipur today at Knowledge Pointe institute this morning. The quiz competition attracted many students from classes V to XII from all over the city, even including a few students who were from outside the city.The competition follows an elaborate procedure. The preliminary round was completed today. This was a written round in which students were to submit their answers to the given questions. This was divided into 3 categories depending on the standard in which the student is currently studying in and it lasted about an hour. Next, the answers of all the students participating will be checked by the concerned persons at the institute. The result, which is expected to be declared on June 29 th, will give the ranking of the students that participated in the quiz competition. On the basis of those results, the top 3 students participating in each category will be called for an audio-visual round which would most probably be held in the first week of July. On the basis of this round, a team of students will be selected which will form the quiz team that will represent Knowledge Pointe in competitions against other institutes of schools. The question paper consisted of questions on a variety of topics such as science, government, history, current affairs, commerce, computers and technology etc. On asking the students about their experience of the quiz, the students responded with positive feedback. “The experience was definitely worthwhile. Due to the large number of topics, the quiz proved to be challenging. The purpose of the quiz was to promote basic general knowledge instead of the rigorous focus that is expected of students in following a certain subject,” said one student who took the test this morning. “The purpose behind organizing such an event was to promote the general knowledge that students at their level should be aware of. Many times, this knowledge is given a backseat in a student’s education which should not be the case. Even though studies concentrating on one subject are important, it is equally important for these students to have sufficient knowledge about their surroundings,” said Shabbir Hussain, the director of Knowledge Pointe. “It is important to promote such events among the general public. In a city like Udaipur, it is unfortunate to see that such few students are attracted by a quiz competition whereas they would be more than willing to attend a dance program,”