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Hans Raj’s Illuminati organizes the largest ever quiz competition

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Illuminati – Hans Raj’s Quizzing Club organized one of the largest quiz competitions that Delhi University has ever witnessed. The quiz was open for fresher students from all around DU and other Universities. Hans Raj College’s auditorium was jam-packed with quizzers from all over Delhi.

The quiz allowed inter-college teams of not more than three people and attracted participation from over 300 fucchas. Apart from Delhi University colleges like Kirori Mal, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Ramjas College, Miranda House, Sri Venkateshwara College and Hindu College, Freshers’ Quiz 2014 had quizzer turnover from Jamia Millia University, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi Technical University, Amity University, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indraprastha University and National Law University.

The quiz conducted was a general quiz covering up all the topics like movies, sports, business, history, geography and personalities. The prelim round consisted of 30 questions covering all such areas. Top six teams were chosen for the finals that further had five grilling rounds of quizzing.

Participants during first round of quizzing at Hans Raj College
Participants during first round of quizzing at Hans Raj College

The set of questions presented before the students were a fair mix of easy questions and those with a slight higher level of difficulty. The venue filled with applause to appreciate certain good questions included in the quiz.

“It was so good to see all the young minds seeking knowledge with much interest. I was inspired to see all of them. We received a great footfall even though no pre-event registration process was introduced. Regular brainstorming by the participants was visible which I feel makes our event successful.”
– Shraishth Jain, Quiz Master and President, Illiminati

“X is a Toronto based company. The name is an anagram of the name of that commodity that this company’s products are looking to replace. Give X!”
Ans – Kobo (trying to replace a book)

The makers of the quiz had made sure to twist the questions well and keep a certain amount of surprise element to maintain the level of interest. Vineet Mall, a student of SRCC said, “The quiz was knowledgeable and fun. It was a well-executed quiz. The quality of questions was commendable. The answers lied well within the questions but it took a little over the required time to figure them out.”

Innovation also carved its way as the ‘Differential’round in the finals got the quizzers excited. The round displayed Google Earth screenshots for the contestant and they had to guess the required place referring to a few hints.

“Hans Raj is known for conducting the best quizzes. This was one of my best experiences. Everything was just perfect. It was good to have so many people scratching their heads for the brilliant questions put up by the quizmaster”
-Raghav Talwar, quizzer from the winner team.

Quizzers from St. Stephens’ College won the competition. The detail of results is as follows:

Winner Team:
Cash Prize: 2500

Apratim Chandra Singh – St. Stephen’s College
Raghav Talwar – St. Stephen’s College
Raghav Adlakha – St. Stephen’s College

Ist Runner Up Team:
Cash Prize: 1500

Aditya Srinivasan – St. Stephen’s College
Mrudang Mathur – Delhi Technical University
Kanwar Pratap Singh – Delhi Technical University

IInd Runner Up Team:
Cash Prize: 1000

Saurabh Kaul – Amity School of Engineering and Technology
Arjun Sajeevan – USCLS
Ashhad Qasmi – Keshav Mahavidyalaya

Picture credits: Pixels – Photography Society of Hans Raj College

([email protected]); IInd year commerce student at Hans Raj College, Delhi University, Iresh inherited writing from nobody. Not equipped well with mind of a business maestro, he just likes to sit back with a cup of tea trying to balance journalism and poetry. One can generally find him chit-chatting with people (strangers and known, both) or struggling in the overcrowded city of Delhi looking for a seat to watch a play or some Bollywood film, at a cheap price ofcourse. (He hates people who hate Bollywood). An anchor, compère and interviewer, he also enjoys event management and cooking. Known well for his sense of humour, Iresh aspires to integrate his three interests of Movies, Marketing and Writing to make something out of his unproductive life as his elder generation terms it to be.

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