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Hindustan Times to host online school quiz ‘The Class Act’ on 23 January

The grand finale will be live broadcasted on Republic Day on YouTube.

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Mumbai: Hindustan Times will be hosting an online school quiz called "The Class Act"  on 23 January. The grand finale will be live broadcasted on the official HT School YouTube channel on Republic Day.

"The quiz is open to all students of grades 1–12 across the country and a total of Rs 1.25 lakh Amazon vouchers are up for grabs. All participants will also be awarded a participation certificate from Hindustan Times," said the statement.

"The Class Act" will see renowned quizmasters Dr Navin Jayakumar and HT Labs co-founder and CEO Avinash Mudaliar test participants on various general topics. Dr Jayakumar is the founding member of The Quiz Foundation of India and is also the quizmaster for reputed national quizzes such as the ‘Landmark Quiz,’ the ‘Murugappa Madras Quotient School Quiz,’ and the ‘Rotary Galaxy Science and Technology Quiz.’ “Quizzing is a sport and not a test of IQ. It is a sport involving bits of information - facts that may or may not be of practical use but which are always interesting. And like all sports, practice makes perfect,” said Dr Navin Jayakumar.

In his decades of quizzing experience, Avinash Mudaliar from HT Labs has hosted several national quizzes like ‘The EY Knowledge Quiz,’ ‘Microsoft Bhasha India,’ and ‘GIM Wizbiz.’ "A good quizzer is also good at lateral thinking and is seldom just a ‘rattu’ (one who mugs up information from some source prior to a quiz). Contrary to popular belief, you can seldom win a quiz these days with that strategy, as quizzing today requires you to immerse yourself in the knowledge that is at your fingertips and connect the dots between various points of information to arrive at a possibly right answer," stated Mudaliar.

In consideration of the pandemic and safety norms, ClassAct 2022 Quiz will be conducted online. It will unfold over two rounds: prelims and finale. The quiz will broadly be divided into two categories—the Junior category, comprising students of grades 1 to 5 and the Senior category, comprising students of grades 6 to 12.

Taking place on 23 January at 11 a.m, Prelims will test students’ accuracy and speed. The quiz will be conducted on the Quizizz platform. Links sent to participants’ registered email ID by 10:45 a.m on 23 January will be active for a stipulated period of time from 11 a.m to 11:45 am.

While the Finale is for the top performers in the Senior category, there are Amazon vouchers for the top 20 Juniors, based on their Prelims scores. The top 100 contestants of the Senior category will make it to the Finale. The Quizmasters’ decision will be final and binding on all matters.

"Registration for the quiz is free. Participants will only have to fill an online registration form on HT School. Registered students will receive updates about the Quiz on their registered email ID/mobile number. The links to access the Prelims and Finale rounds will also be shared on the registered email IDs. Registrations will close on 23 January at 10 a.m," said the statement.

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