Terms and Conditions: “Bharat Ko Janiye”


The Prize
  1. 10 Finalists in each category (PIO and NRI) from Round 2 (Qualifying round) will be on an all-expenses paid 25-day trip to India for a LIVE Round in New Delhi, followed by “Know India” visit
  2. Medals, Mementoes and a certificate of appreciation for Final Winner and 2 Runners-Up from each category (NRI and PIO) of Live Round
  3. Mementoes and Certificate of appreciation to Remaining 7 participants in each of the category (PIO and NRI) of Live Round
  4. Three weeks trip ‘Bharat KoJaniyeYatra’across India for all the 20 participants of Live Round
  5. E- certificates of participation for participants of Qualifying Round (who do not qualify for LIVE round in Delhi)

Eligibility

The Online Quiz is open to all persons in the age bracket 18 to 35 years of age as on 2ndOctober 2015. (Born between 3rdOctober 1980 and 2nd October 1998)

There are two distinct categories of participants that the Online Quiz aims to reach out to:

  1. PIOs - A participant must hold a valid PIO card or number / OCI Card or number / OCI or PIO card or either of the parents or one of his grand parents from the maternal or paternal side are OCI/PIO card holders.
  2. NRIs - A participant can be an NRI with valid Indian passport and work permit of country of residence, certifying his/her NRI status.

There is no geographical restriction on location as long as the participant fulfills the above conditions ..

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee for this Quiz and participants will not be asked to make any payments at any stage of the Quiz.

The Quiz Structure

The Quiz comprises of Online and LIVE rounds in following stages:

  1. Online Registration, simple process to generate unique username and password. Registrations for Round 1 (Welcome Round) will commence from 25th st November, 2015
  2. Welcome Round – Online Quiz, 20 questions to be answered without any time limit and not necessarily in single online session. Welcome round will be held between 25th November, 2015 and 12th December, 2015
  3. PIO/NRI details Registration (as per the details given in 2 A above), to be done any time before Round 2 (Qualifying Round)
  4. Qualifying Round – Online Quiz, single session of 60 minutes, for 60 questions. Qualifying round will be held between 0000 Hrs IST, 13thDecember, 2015 and 2359 Hrs IST, 13th December, 2015 {Sunday}
  5. Results of Qualifying Round – Finalists announced for LIVE Round in Delhi. Results will be announced on 15th December 2015, followed by credentials verification by Government of India Organisations. In case credentials provided by participant cannot be verified, participant will be disqualified and will not be allowed to take part in final round of the quiz. Certificate of participation given to participants of Qualifying Round
  6. PIO/NRI details Verification, by Government of India organisations during 15th- 25thDecember, 2015
  7. Final and Live Round at New Delhi on 7th January, 2016
  8. Prize Distribution in India on 10th January, 2016
  9. ‘Know India’trip for winners from 11th January, 2016
Registration

At the time of a simple registration, it will be mandatory for a participant to fill in ALL of the following details:

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Age
  4. Email id
  5. How did you know about Quiz – Digital Space, Mail, General Search (Drop Down menu)
  6. Social Profile (any one of Twitter or Facebook or Mobile number for WhatsApp)
  7. PIO Card / OCI Card / Passport details, anytime before Qualifying Round

You will be requested to ‘tick’ on a declaration regarding correctness of information provided by you for Registration. Upon successful registration you will get a unique username / password generated by the system

  • You can re-set your password after you have registered and got your system generated username/password. The link to set passwords will be sent to you on your registered email id
  • If You are a PIO - PIO card or number / OCI Card or number / OCI or PIO card or number of either of the Parent / Passport Details / other documents certifying your PIO status to be filled in by participants any time before Qualifying Round
  • In You are a NRI - Passport& resident permit details and other documents certifying your NRI status to be filled in by participants any time before Qualifying Round
  • All information shall be verified before distribution of E-certificates in each region, and before inviting winners of Online Quiz to India, by local Indian Mission in your country and / or concerned Government of India Departments in New Delhi, India.
  • Personal information shall be kept confidential and will be property of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, New Delhi
Topics of Quiz for Round 1 (Welcome Round)

The topics for this quiz is based on India. To assist participants the organisersare providing some content which can be used by participants as reference for the online quiz.
For Welcome Round, content has been divided into 5 different topics of general interest, namely:

  1. Art
  2. Indian Democracy
  3. Economy
  4. Geography
  5. Personalities in Music and Dance

Disclaimer: The questions in the Online Quiz will not be limited to the content supplied by theorganisers. This content has been provided as an aid to participants, but does not purport to constitute the ‘syllabus’ of this Online Test for the Quiz. Participants are free to refer to other sources of information to prepare for various rounds of Quiz.

Topics of Quiz for Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

For Qualifying Round, the quiz will not be limited to the topics of Welcome Round and reference material supplied by organizer, and will be from other important aspects of India. Some reading material will be uploaded on some of the important topics for the participant’s reference

The QuizRules
  1. Round 1(WelcomeRound)
    0000 HrsIST , 25th November, 2015 – 23:59 Hrs IST, 12th December, 2015
    1. All registered participants will be eligible to take part in Welcome Round
    2. Welcome Round will commence on 25th November 2015 and end on 12th December 2015
    3. In Welcome Round, Questions would be based on the topics mentioned in Point F above. A participant will have to answer 20Multiple Choice Questions on these topic
    4. Each Question has 4 answer options out of which only one is correct
    5. To select an answer, click on one of the option buttons
    6. There is no time limit, for competing Welcome Round. However the quiz must be completed before 23:59 IST on 12th December
    7. To change the answer, click another desired option button. The participant must then press the ‘SAVE’ button
    8. Participant may refer/ take help of Books, World Wide Web or any other sources of information during the Quiz
    9. A participant can navigate through the Welcome round of Quiz by using the navigation tools on the right hand side
    10. A participant can shuffle between questions anytime during the quiz as per convenience
    11. Participant are required to end Welcome round by pressing SAVE & SUBMIT button
    12. The quiz can be completed in multiple attempts, by using your login credentials
    13. There is no negative marking in this Round
    14. Questions for each participants may be different for the same topic
    15. At the end of the Welcome round, a participant’s score will be revealed instantaneously
    16. If a participant is not satisfied with his/her score, he/she can ‘Try Again’ for better score
    17. Participants will also be informed about which questions were answered correctly and the correct answer for incorrect ones after the last date of Welcome round
    18. All persons who complete the welcome round (whether answered correctly or incorrectly) and clicked on finish button will be eligible to take part in the qualifying round
    19. s. Participants may check the ‘Bharat ko Janiye’ website for the same. All the qualifiers for Qualifying Round would be sent an email informing them about their success in Welcome round and for completing the Registration process by filling in PIO/NRI information.
    20. It is mandatory for participants to update profile with necessary details including his/her photograph before taking qualifying round.

  2. Round 2 (Qualifying Round)
    00:00 HrsIST, 13th December, 2015 – 23:59 Hrs IST, 13th December, 2015 {Sunday}
    1. Participants qualified from Welcome Round will be eligible to participate for the Qualifying Round of the Quiz on 13th December (Sunday), 2015
    2. Participants will have to ensure that valid PIO/NRI information is registered by using login credentials, without which they will not be able to access the Qualifying Round of online quiz
    3. In the Qualifying round of the quiz a participant will answer 60 Multiple Choice Questions within a time limit of 60 minutes, in single online session
    4. The Qualifying round of the Quiz will not be limited to the topics given above in point F and will be also from other important aspects of India
    5. Each Question will have 4 answer options out of which only one is correct
    6. The set of questions for each participant may vary
    7. To select an answer, click on one of the option buttons
    8. To change the answer, click another desired option button. The participant must then press the ‘SAVE’ button
    9. A participant can navigate through the Qualifying round of Quiz by using the navigation tools on the right hand side
    10. A participant can shuffle between questions anytime during the quiz as per convenience
    11. You are required to end your round by pressing SUBMIT button
    12. The answers that are received by the system after pressing the ‘SUBMIT’ button ONLY be considered for evaluation
    13. After pressing the SUBMIT button, participant cannot retrieve the Qualifying Round
    14. Participant will receive his/her score of Qualifying Round after completion of Round
    15. Correct answers for participants set of questions will also be shared

  3. Tie Breaker for Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

    - Random selection by Computer System among participants who Qualify Qualifying Round with same score.

  4. Results of Online Round 2 (Qualifying Round)
    1. The results of Qualifying round of Quiz would be announced on 14thDecember, 2015 23:59 IST
    2. The results will be sent by emails to those who qualify. There will be 10 finalists from each category i.e. PIO and NRI
    3. Only Shortlisted finalists will be intimated personally and more personal details shall be sought for verification by local Indian Embassies / High Commissions and / or Government of India departments. Onus of verification completion is on the finalist and the process is to be completed latest by 24th December, 2015 23:59 IST
    4. In case any information provided by the finalist is found invalid and/or cannot be verified, the next highest score of Qualifying round shall be invited for Final and Live Round in India
    5. Participants of Qualifying round, shall be sent an e-Certificate for their Achievement in this Global Quiz

  5. Final and Live Round at New Delhi
    1. The Online Quiz will be followed by a Live Quiz at New Delhi on 7th January, 2016
    2. The top 10 PIO finalists and the top 10 NRI finalists will be invited to India for the Live Quiz Final round, after due verification of their PIO/NRI information
    3. Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, shall pay for their travel and hospitality for their trip to India and their authorized representatives shall organize the same
    4. The structure and format of Final and Live Round shall be shared on arrival of in Delhi by the Quiz Master
    5. Quiz will not be limited to the topics given above in point F and can cover other important aspects about India
    6. The question will have multiple formats consisting of audio, visual & buzzer rounds etc.
General Rules and Regulations
  1. Participation in this Online Quiz is voluntary
  2. The organizers retain the right to make any changes to the event, its format, schedule, rules and in any matter related to this event, at any time before or during the event
  3. An Online Quiz requires the participants to have a suitable Internet connection and NISG to define requirements.
  4. The Organisers are not bound to provide either the Internet Connection or the Device to enable participants to participate in the Online Quiz. Organisers shall be not be responsible for quality of individual internet connection of participants or its failure midway in any Online Round
  5. Any recourse to unfair means will render the participant liable for summary exclusion and/or further penal actions
  6. The decision of the organizers would be final and binding in all matters pertaining to the Online Quiz
  7. In case of a tie in Quiz score, the participant who has taken a lesser amount of time would get a higher ranking
  8. Employees of the MOIA,MEA, India Missions Overseas,FICCI, NISG, NCERT, CCRT, NIC, Emmersive Infotech, BharathGyan and entities associated directly with this Quiz, are not eligible to participate in this online Quiz
  9. The questions in the Online Quiz will not be limited to the material supplied in the content sets. These sets have been provided as an aid to participants, but do not purport to constitute the ‘syllabus’ of this Online Test
  10. Decision of organiserson any matter related to this Quiz, shall be final