Isn’t it funny that an apple dropped from a tree and Newton discovered gravity? Maybe YOU can become Newton 2.0 by taking part in the science category, or you just might end up blowing up our whole laboratory (in ways did you notice the subtle reference of that YOU? Be careful now, child, we don’t want you becoming joe)

Pi Me To The Moon

Round 1:

  • Each team must comprise of 2 or 3 members 
  • A question paper will be provided 
  • Teams will have 2 hours to answer questions in the following question paper and to send the heads their answers in a scanned document. (Those who fail to do so on time will be eliminated from this round)
  • Marks will be assigned on the basis of their answers and the calculations they carry out to get that right answer.
  • Calculators are allowed throughout the round
  • The difficulty level of this round will be the greatest in comparison to all other rounds, which will determine the teams qualification for the next round
  • No negative marking 


Round 2: 

  • Each team will comprise of 2 or 3 delegates 
  • The remaining teams will go head to head against one another- with two teams competing against one another for their place in the final round.
  • Each team will be provided with a basket of questions based on the difficulty levels that they’ll choose at their own risk. The questions will have different difficulty levels which will determine their scores. The greater the difficulty, the greater the points each team gets. 
  • Calculators are allowed throughout the round
  • Negative marking will be conducted in this round for teams that answer incorrectly.
  • The top 6 teams will be qualified for the final round 


Round 3:

  • Classic buzzer round 
  • These top 6 teams will compete against each other. The team that presses the buzzer first gets to answer the question.
  • The winner and runner up will be determined on these scores 
  • Negative marking will be conducted in this round for teams that answer incorrectly.

Orion’s Arrow

  • A maximum of 4 people are allowed in a single team
  • A minimum of 2 people are allowed in a single team
  • The subcategory will be divided into 3 rounds
    • Round 1 will be a written MCQs test
    • Round 2 will be an oral test consisting of small questions
    • Round 3 will be a quick response round
  • The top teams with a certain number of score will move on to the next round
  • The team with the highest score in the final round will be declared the winner of the subcategory
  • The round conductor will have the final say in any matter regarding the continuation of the competition and failure to adhere to the rules will result in the immediate disqualification of the team
  • If the participants are involved in any malpractice like cheating, their respective teams will be disqualified from the round
  • If the participants are caught disturbing the atmosphere of the competition, they would be given a formal warning one time. If they continue to do so they will be disqualified from the round 
  • Usage of any devices or materials that aid in cheating are strictly prohibited 

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  • The competition will kick off with a “CODING ROUND” with questions of varying difficulty. The Second round will be a “BUZZER ROUND” based on logical concepts such as Error Correcting codes, Logic circuits, Binary Operations and Arrays. And lastly we will have our “PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE”. The delegates who advance to the third round will each be given 15 to 20 short coding activities which they will have to complete within two hours. The delegate with the highest number of programmes correctly run would be announced as the winner. 
    • ROUND 1: Coding All participants will receive a worksheet containing the questions. Questions will vary based on their difficulty levels. The questions would be based on: 

Top 12 teams will proceed to the next round. 

  • ROUND 2: Buzzer Round Questions will be displayed on the screen; the first team to press the buzzer will get to answer the question. Each Question will be worth 4, 5 or 6 points. Every wrong answer will lead to negative marking. You will be tested upon:
    • ARRAYS 
    • SECURITY  

Top 6 teams with the highest scores will proceed to the final round.

  • ROUND 3: Programming The candidates who advanced to the third round would be challenged to a round of expressing their coding knowledge practically. Everyone would be given a question paper containing 15 to 20 Programmes. The coding language will be communicated on Day 1.