Cryptic Crossword Contest is an inter-school, national-level crossword solving contest which Extra-C has been organising since 2013

The contest is a unique platform to test vocabulary and lateral thinking among school students in India. A school team of two students each can participate in the contest which is open to students from Class IX to XII studying in schools affiliated to any of the recognised boards in the country.

The contest is being conducted in two stages. In the preliminary CITY ROUND, which is underway, the contest will be held across 39 cities and towns in India. The winners from these rounds then will converge on the national capital for the year-end GRAND FINALE. At stake is the National Crossword Champion trophy.

Register to Participate

To be filled by schools to participate in the contest.

About the Contest

General Rules

The contest consist of two rounds, the City Round, and the Grand Finale.

CCCC is an inter-school, national-level crossword solving contest which Extra-C has been organising since 2013. The contest is open to students of class IX-XII studying in schools affiliated to any of the recognised boards in the country. In the past, the contest has been held in association with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). For the current year’s edition, CCCC 2017, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) have associated with Extra-C to carry out the exercise.

CCCC 2017 will comprise two phases (1) City Rounds and (2) National Grand Finale

In Phase I (July-September), City Rounds will be conducted in select cities and towns. Schools from cities and towns in the vicinity of the venue city may also participate. The participating schools can send a two-student team to the venue to appear in an hour-long written test. The host school is allowed to send two teams.

The exercise for each City Round follows a standard schedule. On-the-spot registration begins at 10 am which goes on till 11 am. The written test duration is from 11 am to 12 noon. Evaluation, announcement of result and prize distribution take another hour.

Schools are also advised to register online on www.crypticsingh.com well before the test date for each City Round.

A school team has to be accompanied by a teacher in-charge.

In Phase II (November-December), the winning teams from the City Rounds converge on the national capital for a three-day Grand Finale which comprises a written quarter-final, four onstage semi-finals and the onstage final.

PRIZES & CERTIFICATES
  • The top teams are eligible for prizes and certificates.
  • National winners: Rs 25,000 to the team; National Crossword Champion trophy; and certificates
  • Runners-up: Rs 15,000 to the team; trophies; and certificates
  • 2nd Runners-up: Rs 10,000 to the team; trophies; and certificates
  • City Round winners receive trophies, certificates and free trip and stay in New Delhi during the Grand Finale
  • All participants, both at the City Round and Grand Finale levels, receive certificates.
  • REIMBURSEMENTS

    The members of teams from outside the National Capital Region (NCR) qualifying for the Grand Finale will be reimbursed to and fro Sleeper class train fare. Local stay, food and local transport to the venue and back will be provided by the organisers. The facilities extend to teachers in-charge.


City Rounds

Winners & Schedule

Sl No.DateCityHost SchoolContact PersonWinners
111.07.2017RANCHIDPS SAILR.N. SinghKaavya Kapoor & Debagni Bera of Sapphire International School
212.07.2017BOKAROAyyappa SchoolR.N. SinghArnav Raman & Ayan Chakraborty of DPS Bokaro
313.07.2017PATNADPSPrabuddha BiswasShashwat Sanjeev & Rishav Raj of Don Bosco Academy
428.07.2017GAYADAV SCHOOL, CANTT AREA, GAYAPrabuddha BiswasSugat Shankar & Hikaru Inove of DAV School,
Cantt. Area, Aakansha Kumari & Tanya Kumari of GYAN Bharti
Residential Complex, Bodhgaya
514.07.2017JAMSHEDPURKendriya Vidyalaya TatanagarR.N. SinghShuvam Samadarshee Mohapatra and Vishal Kumar of Kendriya Vidyalaya Tatanagar
618.07.2017BHAGALPURMount Carmel School, BarariPrabuddha BiswasG R S S Vidya Mandir (Shunlam Prakash & Normal Kumar).
718.07.2017BHOPALDPSNeelbadAmitabh RanjanIshan Bhatnagar and Divjyot Singh of DPS Neelbad, Bhopal
818.07.2017VARANASISunbeam Academy, SaamneghatR.N. SinghTagore public school Allahabad (Pulkit Khare & Satwik).
927.07.2017HYDERABADHyderabad Public School, RamanthpurSomeshjiSrivardhan Sajja and Sri Kausthubah from The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur
1020.07.2017MUZAFFARPURK.V Ganipur, MuzaffarpurPrabuddha BiswasJyoti and Shruti of DAV MTPS, Kanti, Muzaffarpur
1120.07.2017LUCKNOWArmy Public School, Nehru RoadAmitabh RanjanAreeb Ibraheem and Aditya Kumar from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lucknow
1229.07.2017BENGALURUNPSKoramangalaVigya PrakashRida Shafeek & Aditi Koul of National Public School Koramangla
1321.07.2017MUMBAIRajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri West, MumbaiMohan DeshmukhSudev Nambuhthiri & Abhishek Nair of Dr. S Radhakrishnan School
1425.08.2017JABALPURDPSPrabuddha BiswasAstha Tulsyan & Shambit Das of DPS, Mandla Road
1525.07.2017CHENNAIBHAVANS RAJAJI VIDYASHRAM 6, JILPAUK GARDEN ROAD KILPAUKR.N. SinghPSBB. Nungambakam Aniketh.s & Rishi Sekar
1625.07.2017PUNEDPSMohan DeshmukhSES Gurukul School Ashoknagar Pune, Rujuta Kale & Omkar Joshi
1726.07.2017COIMBATOREDPSR.N. SinghDPS Coimbatore, Akash A & Ramgopal Hariharan
1828.07.2017NAVI MUMBAIJaipuriar School, Sanpada, Navi MumbaiMohan DeshmukhArpit Singh & Saksham Gupta of DPS, Krish Parmar & Nivedita Anna mallai of New Horizon school
1928.07.2017ERNAKULAMSPICE BOARD OFFICE, SUGANDHA BHAVAN NH BYPASS, PALARIVATTOMR.N. SinghBhavan’s Vidya Mandir Girinagar, Neha Menon & Poojitha Menon K.
2004.08.2017KOLKATAAPJ School, Park StreetPrabuddha BiswasDebarshi Ghosh & Aditya Chatterjee of Delhi Public School,Ruby Park
2108.08.2017BHUBANESWARSai International SchoolPrabuddha BiswasPranav Manie and Uday Sharma of Sai International School
2210.08.2017GUWAHATIMiles Bronson Residential SchooNripen DuttaAryan Goenka & Sohail Kazi of Royal Global School
2310.08.2017RAIPURDPSPrabuddha BiswasVed Sedani and Dristhi Tripathy from DPS Raipur
2416.08.2017VADODARADPSR.N. SinghAmar Mishra & Devpriya Saswata of Navrachana School, Sama
2518.08.2017SURATAlchemy SchoolR.N. SinghEva Nathani & Abhayraj Mishra of DPS, Tapi
2621.08.2017AHMEDABADUdgam School for ChildrenR.N. SinghAradhya Vaze & Harshit Kumar of Shanti Asiatic School
2704.09.2017DELHIDPS, Mathura Marg, New DelhiUnsa SiddiquiAnish Bajaj & Arav Agarwal of Mother’s International School, Delhi
2828.08.2017AGRADPSR.N. SinghMayank Arora & Kirti Giyamalani of DPS Agra
2929.08.2017GURGAONShiv Nadar School, DLF CityUnsa SiddiquiZara Hannah Kabir & Soham Mukhopadhyay of Shiv Nadar School. Simran Morwal & Aakriti Bansal of DAV public school SEC-14. Saksham Pruthi & Varchasv Thakkar of MVN SEC-17.
3030.08.2017JAIPURSubodh Public School, AirportR.N. SinghDevangana Rathore & Garima Pancholi of Jayshree Periwal High School
3131.08.2017GHAZIABADAmity International School, VasundharaUnsa SiddiquiShubham Ghoshal and Sanskriti of Amity International School, Vasundhara
3231.08.2017JAMMUHeritage SchoolAmitabh RanjanRitik Chouhan and Gibbes Pathwyaria of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jindrah
3301.09.2017NOIDAApeejay SchoolUnsa SiddiquiAnvita Bhat & Aditya Borah of Apeejay School, Noida
3401.09.2017LUDHIANADPSAmitabh RanjanShubham Munjal &  Abhin Jain of Delhi Public School, Ludhiana
3501.09.2017NAINITALPPJS ViharR.N. SinghShiv tyagi & kumar Aryan Chauhan of PPJS Vihar
3604.09.2017CHANDIGARHParagon ConventAmitabh RanjanSanmeet & Neelesh of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh
3704.09.2017DEHRADUNManava Bharti SchoolR.N. SinghAnindita Mishra & Jacob Luke of  Grace Academy
3806.09.2017SHIMLADAV Lakkar BazaarAmitabh Ranjan (9102996469)Adrain and Aishwary Thakur of St Luke’s Senior Secondary School, Solan
3906.09.2017KOTALawrence & Mayo SchoolPradeep Singh

For any clarifications, please contact Mr. Raj Narayan Singh, National Co-ordinator, CCCC 2017 at 9102481707.

7th September 2017

CCCC 2017: Delhi City Round

5th September 2017

CCCC 2017: Chandigarh City Round

5th September 2017

CCCC 2017: Dehradun City Round

1st September 2017

CCCC 2017: Nanital City Round

1st September 2017

CCCC 2017: Ludhiana City Round

1st September 2017

CCCC 2017: Noida City Round

1st September 2017

CCCC 2017: Jabalpur City Round

31st August 2017

CCCC 2017: Ghazaiabad City Round

Host School Amity International School, Vasundhara [/one_third]
31st August 2017

CCCC 2017: Jammu City Round

30th August 2017

CCCC 2017: Jaipur City Round

30th August 2017

CCCC 2017: Gurgaon City Round

30th August 2017

CCCC 2017: Agra City Round