Thursday, 11 May 2017

India Today announced the return of the exciting and innovative news quiz, “News Wiz” for a second season!
Hosted by India's best known and award winning news journalist, anchor and author, Rajdeep Sardesai, News Wiz, in its first season, showcased the top quizzing talent in the country, with edge of the seat excitement and nail biting finishes. The show saw over 350 teams take an on line test and 27 top scoring teams from the top schools of the country, participate for the television rounds. Produced by Anita and Siddhartha Basu, the successful producers of such landmark shows as Kaun Banega Crorepati, Mastermind India, University Challenge and India’s Child Genius, News Wiz had exciting prizes on offer for round and final winners, including laptops, printers and for the final winners, Tata Tiago Cars.

Eligibility for Participation

  • Each team needs to apply as a team of two & continue in further stages of the contest as the same team.
  • Team members allowed will be Class 9-Class 12 students in the academic session 2017-2018. 
  • Team participation means that both members represent the same school. 
  • Each school can nominate upto 3 teams to take part in the online test.
  • Both team members should be fluent in written as well as spoken English. This is essential as the quiz and all preliminary rounds leading to the main event are held in English. 
  • Both team members should be Indian citizens residing in India.
How to Register
Online team form to be filled, team members also need to email the organisers recent passport size photographs of each member. Email id: newswiz@toknowledge.com.
A letter from the school nominating your team
The shortlisted teams post the online written test will have to face a live video call test with 3 questions to be answered, to enable selection of the final teams that will make it to the TV rounds. Such video calls shall be recorded by the Producer.
Correct email ID’s & contact numbers where team members can be reached during June.

Selection Process
An online test will be conducted at the end of June to shortlist the teams invited, as the first stage. Further to that, the shortlisted teams, post the online written test will have to face a live video call test with 3 questions to be answered, to enable selection of the final teams that will make it to the TV rounds.

The expense of travel, boarding and lodging for the finalists and one companion will be borne by the channel.

Last date of registration is 21st June 2017

The videos of previous year News Wiz is available online here

Visit http://studentsgkquiz.blogspot.in for practice GK Quiz on various topics


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