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.
About the Contest
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.
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.
Winners & Schedule
|Sl No.||Date||City||Host School||Contact Person||Winners|
|1||11.07.2017||RANCHI||DPS SAIL||R.N. Singh||Kaavya Kapoor & Debagni Bera of Sapphire International School|
|2||12.07.2017||BOKARO||Ayyappa School||R.N. Singh||Arnav Raman & Ayan Chakraborty of DPS Bokaro|
|3||13.07.2017||PATNA||DPS||Prabuddha Biswas||Shashwat Sanjeev & Rishav Raj of Don Bosco Academy|
|4||28.07.2017||GAYA||DAV SCHOOL, CANTT AREA, GAYA||Prabuddha Biswas||Sugat Shankar & Hikaru Inove of DAV School,|
Cantt. Area, Aakansha Kumari & Tanya Kumari of GYAN Bharti
Residential Complex, Bodhgaya
|5||14.07.2017||JAMSHEDPUR||Kendriya Vidyalaya Tatanagar||R.N. Singh||Shuvam Samadarshee Mohapatra and Vishal Kumar of Kendriya Vidyalaya Tatanagar|
|6||18.07.2017||BHAGALPUR||Mount Carmel School, Barari||Prabuddha Biswas||G R S S Vidya Mandir (Shunlam Prakash & Normal Kumar).|
|7||18.07.2017||BHOPAL||DPSNeelbad||Amitabh Ranjan||Ishan Bhatnagar and Divjyot Singh of DPS Neelbad, Bhopal|
|8||18.07.2017||VARANASI||Sunbeam Academy, Saamneghat||R.N. Singh||Tagore public school Allahabad (Pulkit Khare & Satwik).|
|9||27.07.2017||HYDERABAD||Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthpur||Someshji||Srivardhan Sajja and Sri Kausthubah from The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur|
|10||20.07.2017||MUZAFFARPUR||K.V Ganipur, Muzaffarpur||Prabuddha Biswas||Jyoti and Shruti of DAV MTPS, Kanti, Muzaffarpur|
|11||20.07.2017||LUCKNOW||Army Public School, Nehru Road||Amitabh Ranjan||Areeb Ibraheem and Aditya Kumar from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lucknow|
|12||29.07.2017||BENGALURU||NPSKoramangala||Vigya Prakash||Rida Shafeek & Aditi Koul of National Public School Koramangla|
|13||21.07.2017||MUMBAI||Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri West, Mumbai||Mohan Deshmukh||Sudev Nambuhthiri & Abhishek Nair of Dr. S Radhakrishnan School|
|14||25.08.2017||JABALPUR||DPS||Prabuddha Biswas||Astha Tulsyan & Shambit Das of DPS, Mandla Road|
|15||25.07.2017||CHENNAI||BHAVANS RAJAJI VIDYASHRAM 6, JILPAUK GARDEN ROAD KILPAUK||R.N. Singh||PSBB. Nungambakam Aniketh.s & Rishi Sekar|
|16||25.07.2017||PUNE||DPS||Mohan Deshmukh||SES Gurukul School Ashoknagar Pune, Rujuta Kale & Omkar Joshi|
|17||26.07.2017||COIMBATORE||DPS||R.N. Singh||DPS Coimbatore, Akash A & Ramgopal Hariharan|
|18||28.07.2017||NAVI MUMBAI||Jaipuriar School, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai||Mohan Deshmukh||Arpit Singh & Saksham Gupta of DPS, Krish Parmar & Nivedita Anna mallai of New Horizon school|
|19||28.07.2017||ERNAKULAM||SPICE BOARD OFFICE, SUGANDHA BHAVAN NH BYPASS, PALARIVATTOM||R.N. Singh||Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir Girinagar, Neha Menon & Poojitha Menon K.|
|20||04.08.2017||KOLKATA||APJ School, Park Street||Prabuddha Biswas||Debarshi Ghosh & Aditya Chatterjee of Delhi Public School,Ruby Park|
|21||08.08.2017||BHUBANESWAR||Sai International School||Prabuddha Biswas||Pranav Manie and Uday Sharma of Sai International School|
|22||10.08.2017||GUWAHATI||Miles Bronson Residential Schoo||Nripen Dutta||Aryan Goenka & Sohail Kazi of Royal Global School|
|23||10.08.2017||RAIPUR||DPS||Prabuddha Biswas||Ved Sedani and Dristhi Tripathy from DPS Raipur|
|24||16.08.2017||VADODARA||DPS||R.N. Singh||Amar Mishra & Devpriya Saswata of Navrachana School, Sama|
|25||18.08.2017||SURAT||Alchemy School||R.N. Singh||Eva Nathani & Abhayraj Mishra of DPS, Tapi|
|26||21.08.2017||AHMEDABAD||Udgam School for Children||R.N. Singh||Aradhya Vaze & Harshit Kumar of Shanti Asiatic School|
|27||04.09.2017||DELHI||DPS, Mathura Marg, New Delhi||Unsa Siddiqui||Anish Bajaj & Arav Agarwal of Mother’s International School, Delhi|
|28||28.08.2017||AGRA||DPS||R.N. Singh||Mayank Arora & Kirti Giyamalani of DPS Agra|
|29||29.08.2017||GURGAON||Shiv Nadar School, DLF City||Unsa Siddiqui||Zara 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.|
|30||30.08.2017||JAIPUR||Subodh Public School, Airport||R.N. Singh||Devangana Rathore & Garima Pancholi of Jayshree Periwal High School|
|31||31.08.2017||GHAZIABAD||Amity International School, Vasundhara||Unsa Siddiqui||Shubham Ghoshal and Sanskriti of Amity International School, Vasundhara|
|32||31.08.2017||JAMMU||Heritage School||Amitabh Ranjan||Ritik Chouhan and Gibbes Pathwyaria of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jindrah|
|33||01.09.2017||NOIDA||Apeejay School||Unsa Siddiqui||Anvita Bhat & Aditya Borah of Apeejay School, Noida|
|34||01.09.2017||LUDHIANA||DPS||Amitabh Ranjan||Shubham Munjal & Abhin Jain of Delhi Public School, Ludhiana|
|35||01.09.2017||NAINITAL||PPJS Vihar||R.N. Singh||Shiv tyagi & kumar Aryan Chauhan of PPJS Vihar|
|36||04.09.2017||CHANDIGARH||Paragon Convent||Amitabh Ranjan||Sanmeet & Neelesh of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh|
|37||04.09.2017||DEHRADUN||Manava Bharti School||R.N. Singh||Anindita Mishra & Jacob Luke of Grace Academy|
|38||06.09.2017||SHIMLA||DAV Lakkar Bazaar||Amitabh Ranjan (9102996469)||Adrain and Aishwary Thakur of St Luke’s Senior Secondary School, Solan|
|39||06.09.2017||KOTA||Lawrence & Mayo School||Pradeep Singh|