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About TCS IT Wiz

  • TCS IT Wiz, a 'knowledge Initiative' started in 1999, is the biggest inter-school IT Quiz in India for students of class 8-12. The quiz aims to build awareness and emphasize the importance of IT skills, and enable students to look at technology through an innovative perspective.
  • The quiz platform works as an effective supplement to the computer science and IT field, as most of the questions researched for the quiz are beyond the academic areas, compelling the students to look beyond the text books.
  • As a pioneer in the field of IT quizzing, TCS IT Wiz has brought a paradigm shift in the world of quizzing with a mix of intelligent and interesting questions, and introduced new technology concepts such as software based rounds, gamification and animation.
  • Today, TCS IT Wiz has become a national benchmark in the inter-school quizzing circuit for the level of research, the intensity with which teams compete and the sheer participation it draws. The quiz has received immense patronage among the student community, teachers, parents and educational institutions and has become a part of the agenda for schools across the country.
  • TCS IT Wiz 2017 will be held in 12 cities across India - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.
  • The Regional Rounds culminate in a National Finals to be held in December 2017

Entry & Eligibility

  • There is NO entry or registration fee.
  • Students from class 8 to 12 are eligible to participate.
  • Multiple teams per school (2 members per team) will be allowed to participate.
  • Students from Coimbatore schools can choose to participate either from Chennai or from Kochi
  • Schools and teams are eligible to participate only in one regional edition. Teams participating from more than one region will be disqualified (participation not allowed from multiple locations)
Limited teams per School in Bengaluru/Hyderabad/Delhi depending on the auditorium capacity.

Ground Rules

  • Participants should be present at the venue on the day of the event (refer www.tcsitwiz.com for the Calendar) at the specified time in their school uniform, with an official Id’s from the school, if any and carry their own lunch box as food would not be provided by TCS.
  • Participants need to answer the preliminary written round on the pre-printed answer sheets supplied by TCS. Please carry a pen/pencil.
  • In each city top 6 teams will qualify for the Regional finals, based on their performance in the written preliminary round. After the corrections, prior to the finals, the quizmaster will give the answers for the prelims and announce the names of the top 6 teams and invite them on stage to participate in the Regional finals.
  • The Regional finals will consists of oral, audio, visual, buzzer based rapid-fire rounds.
  • The scoring system will be explained by the quizmaster before each round.
  • Ties, if any, will suitably be resolved. The quizmaster's verdict will be final.
  • The decision and the verdict of the quiz master will be final and bidding on all participants.

Subject / Focus Area

  • Applications of Information Technology across various industries and sectors including technology environment, the business, people, new trends and legends.
  • Emerging areas such as cloud computing, AI, biometrics, robotics, world of Internet, unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.
  • Areas where IT has made an impact – web, education, entertainment, books, music, movies, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social media and world of mobiles.
  • IT Personalities - Global, national and local, brands of IT and communication companies, software products and brands, the history of IT as well as its humorous side of Information Technology
  • An exclusive round on TCS (refer www.tcsitwiz.com & www.tcs.com)

Format of the Quiz

Prelim: A common set of 20 questions to be answered by all the teams at the venue. The questions will be oral & visual.
Final: The top six teams from the written prelim will qualify for each regional final. In the event of multiple teams from the same school qualify for the final, only the best team from that school will be called on stage.
Rounds: There will be a unique, new format based on the digital world of internet. Details of each round will be explained by the quizmaster at the event.

About the Quizmaster

Giri Balasubramaniam, popularly known as Pickbrain has been hosting TCS IT Wiz since its inception in 1999. He heads Greycaps, Asia’s largest on stage quizzing & knowledge services Company. Well known for his distinctive style of quizzing, and a brilliant baritone voice, Giri aka Pickbrain holds seven Limca records for quizzing and has hosted more than 2200 Quiz shows across 94 destinations of India. He has also hosted quiz shows in USA, UK, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Japan and the Middle East.

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