Thursday, 11 May 2017

CCCC is an inter-school, national-level crossword solving contest which Extra-C has been organising since 2013. 

Crosswords are a unique way to learn while having fun. Solving crossword clues benefits students in many ways. It equips them with a formidable vocabulary, power of reasoning, lateral thinking and an ability to draw quick inferences. Above all, it imparts a feeling of personal achievementand builds self-confidence. All these are a sine qua non of carving out a bright career in a job market which is becoming competitive by the day.

In the past, the contest has been held in association with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). For the current year’s edition, CCCC 2017, KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan (KVS) and NavodayaVidyalayaSamiti (NVS) have associated with Extra-C to carry out the exercise.

Benefits of CCC
·         Improves logical reasoning
·         Enhances vocabulary
·         Strengthens memory
·         Stimulates problem solving skills
·         Sharpens focus and concentration
·         Promotes lateral thinking and creativity
·         Provides a sense of accomplishment
·         Power to draw inferences
·         It’s learning with fun
·         Creates a desire to explore knowledge

Who can participate
The contest is open to students of class IX-XII studying in schools affiliated to any of the recognised boards in the country. 

Contest Structure

CCCC 2017 will comprise two phases.
In Phase I (July-September), City Rounds will be conducted in select cities and towns as per Annexure-I. The names of venue schools will be intimated later. They will also be uploaded on www.crypticsingh.com. Schools from cities and towns in the vicinity of the venue city may also participate. The participating schools can send a two-student team to the venue to appear in an hour-long written test. The host school is allowed to send two teams.
The exercise for each City Round follows a standard schedule. On-the-spot registration begins at 10 am which goes on till 11 am. The written test duration is from 11 am to 12 noon. Evaluation, announcement of result and prize distribution take another hour. Schools are also advised to register online on www.crypticsingh.com well before the test date for each City Round. A school team has to be accompanied by a teacher in-charge.
In Phase II (November-December), the winning teams from the City Rounds converge on the national capital for a three-day Grand Finale which comprises a written quarter-final, four onstage semi-finals and the onstage final.

PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES
The top teams are eligible for prizes and certificates.
National winners: Rs 25,000 to the team; National Crossword Champion trophy; and certificates
Runners-up: Rs 15,000 to the team; trophies; and certificates
2nd Runners-up: Rs 10,000 to the team; trophies; and certificates
City Round winners receive trophies, certificates and free trip and stay in New Delhi during the Grand Finale

All participants, both at the City Round and Grand Finale levels, receive certificates.

The members of teams from outside the National Capital Region (NCR) qualifying for the Grand Finale will be reimbursed to and fro Sleeper class train fare. Local stay, food and local transport to the venue and back will be provided by the organisers. The facilities extend to teachers in-charge.

CCCC 2017 CITY ROUNDS SCHEDULE

11.07.2017
RANCHI
12.07.2017
BOKARO
13.07.2017
PATNA
14.07.2017
GAYA
14.07.2017
JAMSHEDPUR
18.07.2017
BHAGALPUR
18.07.2017
BHOPAL
18.07.2017
HYDERABAD
19.07.2017
LUCKNOW
 20.07.2017
 INDORE
 21.07.2017
 VARANASI
 21.07.2017
 BENGALURU
 25.07.2017
 CHENNAI
 25.07.2017
 PUNE
 27.07.2017
 COIMBATORE
 27.07.2017
 MUMBAI
 28.07.2017
 NAVI MUMBAI
 31.07.2017
 ERNAKULAM
 31.07.2017
 COCHIN
 04.08.2017
 BHUBANESWAR
 08.08.2017
 KOLKATA
 10.08.2017
 GUWAHATI
 17.08.2017
 VADODARA
 19.08.2017
 SURAT
 22.08.2017
 AHMEDABAD
 28.08.2017
 JAMMU
 29.08.2017
 DELHI
 29.08.2017
 GURGAON
 29.08.2017
 LUDHIANA
 30.08.2017
 GHAZIABAD
 30.08.2017
 NOIDA
 30.08.2017
 CHANDIGARH
 01.09.2017
 SHIMLA
 01.09.2017
 AGRA
 06.09.2017
 JAIPUR
 06.09.2017
 KOTA
 06.09.2017
 DEHRADUN


Books for Preparation

  


Sample Paper 1
Sample Paper 2
Interactive Crossword on The Hindu (A very good resource)

For further information and registration visit www.crypticsingh.com. (The information will be updated on the website soon!)
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