Wednesday, April 28, 2010

BCQC May Open Quizzes

The BCQC presents two open quizzes in May 2010. Here are the details:


Date: 9th May (Sunday)

Venue: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems Ltd., Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
(The nearest landmarks: The location is behind Domino's Pizza, near the new ICC Towers complex in which are situated shops such as Mainland China. The place is about 2 km from Pune University. This is a wikimapia map to the location.)

Contact: Phone: Suraj (98903 59065), Ramanand (97642 58560) Email: contact(at)bcqc(dot)org

'How to's: Up to two members per team; no prior registration needed; no entry fees


(the same for each quiz)
Prizes for each finalist, for the Best College Team, the Best School Team, and the Best Newbie Team.
Lots of audience prizes.
Prizes are co-sponsored by Landmark (Pune) and the BCQC.

Morning: 'Dasvidaniya'

Quizmaster: Aniket Khasgiwale
Timings: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (report by 9:45 am)
Flavour: General
Finals: Top six teams in the final, next 3 teams join the finalists after draft picks

Afternoon: 'Baar Baar Deco'

Quizmaster: Suraj Menon
Timings: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm (report by 2:15 pm)
Flavour: Audio-Visual
Finals: Top six teams in the final, next 3 teams join the finalists after draft picks

A complete list of BC Opens

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Srujan 2010 - Quiz at TATA Motors

Set by : Aditya Gadre and Gaurav Singh Conducted by : Gaurav Singh
1st place: Suraj Menon and Vinay N : 85 pts
2nd place: Aniket Khasgiwale and Suvojit Chakraborty: 80 pts
3rd place: Meghashyam Shirodkar and J Ramanand : 75 pts 4th place : Salil and Venkat : 70 pts 5ht place: Kunal Sawardekar (solo) : 65 pts 6th place : PUMBA : 0 pts
The quiz started on a grim note as the MCQ pattern of the quiz was not appreciated by everyone. Further, there were some discrepencies in some questions. The audio-visual round was well appreciated. Yasho Tamaskar and Yash Marathe narrowly missed a final birth. The only non-BCQC team in the final was a team from PUMBA. The finals were well recieved. There were problems regarding uniformity of distribution of the questions. Some difficult questions were followed by relatively easier ones. Considering the audience and the setting, some of the questions were diluted to make them easier. Overall though, the competition was good, with a close call between the first five places . In the end Suraj defended his crown. Report by Gaurav Singh

Friday, April 16, 2010

Abhimanyu 2010

Nischay Mhatre, a third year student of IT at COEP, became the latest winner of Abhimanyu, COEP's intra-college solo quizzing champion. The quiz was organised by last year's winner (and only double champion so far) Aniket Khasgiwale. After a preliminary (written) round, 6 finalists were shortlisted. The finals were conducted in two parts: a common 15 question general round (again, written), followed by a Mastermind-style specialities round. Nischay's topic was The History of Computing.

The details as follows:

Winner: Nischay Mhatre - The History of Computing - 16.5 (9.5 gen + 7 in specialisation) - topic setters: Abhishek Nagaraj & Siddharth Dani
2nd: Gaurav Keskar - The Harry Potter Series of Books - 15 (3+12) - set by Meghashyam
3rd: Aadinath Harihar - The Hindi Film Music of A.R. Rahman - 14 (5+9) - set by Ramanand

Other finalists:
Mohit Karve (The Big Bang Theory TV series, set by Nikhil Kundargi), Gautam Akiwate (Free Software Movement, set by Abhishek), and Vishal Yadav (Indian Politics after Independence, set by Gaurav Sabnis).

List of winners so far
2001 - Rahul Srinivas - Asterix Comics
2002 - Sumeet Kulkarni - Formula-One
2003 - Siddharth Natarajan - Archie Comics
2005 - Akshay Palve - The Mahabharata
2006 - Gaurav Singh - The Harry Potter series
2007 - Aniket Khasgiwale - World Cup Cricket
2008 - Abhishek Nagaraj - XKCD Comics
2009 - Aniket Khasgiwale - Sherlock Holmes
2010 - Nischay Mhatre - The History of Computing

(Thanks to Suvajit for inputs on scores)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Quiztronomy 2010

Date: Saturday, 10th April.
Venue: College of Engineering, Pune.

Set by :Aadinath Harihar, Mohit Karve, Aditya Gadre, Nishchay Mhatre,Kaustubh Bhat and Gautam Akiwate

Conducred by Aadinath Harihar and Mohit Karve

Final Standings

1st : Omkar Bedarkar & Swapnil Bokade - 70 points
2nd : Anirudh Bapat & Abhsihek Oswal- 70 points
3rd : Mihir Rege & Vikram Keskar- 60 points
4th : Rohan Danait & Sanket Bhilare- 55 points
5th : Yash Sinha & Rohan Jain- 40 points
6th : Omkar Moghe & Rohan Ghige- 25 points

Best School Team: Santosh Ranawane & Prabhat Sarode
Best College Team: Suraj Dhiwar & Sanket Sen

The COEP Astronomy Club and the BCQC had organised the second edition of Quiztronomy on Saturday, 10th April. The number of teams were less in number, since most schools had their vacations going on. However, there was a good response from college teams all over Pune as well as a few junior college students.

The elims were fairly straightforward, with most of the questions being of a flavour such that even the general quizzers could get a good score. Hardly 3-4 questions were based on hard-core Astronomy. The cut-off was 12 questions on 25.

The finals was a very close affair right from the start. The finalists were of a good caliber and they managed to come up with some amazing answers. A lot of the finalists even explained the Astronomy concepts involved in the questions, which made the quiz a lot more fun. Even the Quizmasters did the same, thus making sure that they kept the audience involved. This year there were a lot more hard-core Astronomy questions as compared to last year, thus making it more of a true Astronomy quiz. There was also a final double long connect which was cracked by most of the teams and a few members of the audience as well.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Quiztronomy 2010 - Announcement

Last year, in the International Year of Astronomy, an intersection of the COEP Astronomy Club and the BCQC organised "Quiztronomy", an astronomy quiz aimed at popularising the subject among students, particularly school children. Details of the second edition of this well-received quiz are as follows:

Quiztronomy is an astronomy themed quiz- the trivia being workable by everyone and not aimed specifically at astronomy enthusiasts. After the grand success of last year's event, we would like to invite you to participate in this year’s edition of Quiztronomy . The quiz will consist of written prelims, followed by a six team final.


  • All finalists will receive prizes and certificates; Winners will also receive a trophy each

  • The school/college contingent with the best performance will receive a “Best Contingent” trophy.

  • This year, we will be awarding prizes worth a total of Rs.15,000/- (inclusive of vouchers)



10th April, 2010 (Saturday)


10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (reporting time: 10:00 a.m.)


Main Auditorium, College of Engineering, Pune – 5


Astronomy- for everyone


Two members per team; Teammates can be from different classes and cross school/ college


  • Registrations can be done by email ( Spot registrations will also be accepted.

  • Entry is free
Contact: Aadinath ( or Mohit ( for additional information.

Extentia Company Quizzes - Report

Extentia is a software development firm with offices in Pune. A few months ago, the BCQC was approached to conduct quizzes at the company in a package of entertaining quizzing. The quiz was conducted by Yash Marathe on our behalf. Here's a report by Vcat:

Extentia Intra-company quiz I
Fri, Feb 5, 2010. Location: Extentia HQ, Lane E, Koregaon Pk.
QM: Yash Marathe.

First round: BCQC set email quiz sent to all employees earlier in the week to generate enthusiasm for the Friday event. Topper got all answers right.

Theme: General
Participants split into 5 teams of about 4 each
IR with 25 questions
21/25 questions answered by teams

Winners: Team 2 led by Chetan Shetty, VP, Operations
Runners up through a tie break: Team 1 led by Farah Nesargi, Project Manager

Extentia Intra-company quiz II
Fri, Mar 26, 2010. Location: Extentia ITT, Rd 12, Kalyani Nagar
QM: Yash Marathe.

First round: BCQC set email quiz sent to all employees on the previous Tuesday.

Theme: Sports
Participants split into 5 teams of about 5 each
IR with 25 questions
22/25 questions answered by teams

Winners: Team 2 led by Farah Nesargi
Runners up: Team 1 led by Chetan Shetty

If you'd like the BCQC to host similar events in your company, write to us at contact - at - bcqc - period - org or leave a comment on this post