India Today News Wiz - New Quiz Contest - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

India Today News Wiz - New Quiz Contest

India Today announced the return of the exciting and innovative news quiz, “News Wiz” for a third 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 2018-19. 
  • 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
Level 1 – Registration and online selection test.
The quiz is open to school students studying in Class 9-12, in the academic year 2018-19, who would represent their school.
The students should be citizens of India and residing and studying in a school within the territorial boundaries of India.
Teams need to fill out the online entry form uploaded on,- register here link for our page
The last date of registration is June 14, 2018.
Team members also need to email us recent passport size photographs of each member. Email id: New Email id to be created.
Each team needs to apply as a team of two. If the composition of the team changes at any stage subsequent to selection, then they would be disqualified.
Each school can nominate upto 3 teams to take part in the online test.
•Team participation should mean both members represent the same school between Classes 9-12 in the academic year of 2018-2019.
Teams must provide written approval from their school principal for being permitted and authorized to represent the school, and to participate in the recordings, if selected.
Both team members should be fluent in written as well as spoken English

Level 2:-
The shortlisted teams, post the online written test will have to face a live video call test with 5 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.

LEVEL 3 – Final Registrant(s)1On successful completion of Level 1 and Level 2, all selected Registrants will be evaluated and shortlisted.

For further information and registration click here

Last date of registration is 14 June 2018

The videos of previous year News Wiz is available online here

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