Xpress Minds brings you the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2014!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

The Embassy of Sweden organises one of India’s most prestigious quiz contests annually – The Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz. The quiz series is part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week – now in its eighth year.

On behalf of the Embassy of Sweden, Xpress Minds Edutainment is proud to conduct this year’s Nobel Memorial Quiz 2014! Last year, the quiz was conducted across 8 cities. This time, we’re expanding it to 10!

The broad theme of the quiz is Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize, Nobel Laureates, innovations and inventions of Swedish people and Sweden in general. Members of the winning team get to go for a week-long visit to Sweden where they will visit Swedish companies, universities and the Nobel Museum. The national runners-up would get an all expenses paid guided tour of the Aero India 2015 Show(Bangalore) to be held in February 2015.

The quiz is open to all Indian students currently enrolled at a college/university in India. Students are required to form teams of 3 members each in order to participate. All members of a team must be from the same institution.

Every team must participate only in the city where its institution is based. For example, a team from a college in Bangalore cannot participate in the New Delhi round of the quiz. In case you have any queries regarding your city of participation, please contact rajvignesh@xpressminds.com

No student or team can participate in more than one quiz in this series. In case such a case comes to light after the Quizzes are completed, but before the Quiz Finals are held, then such team(s) shall be disqualified regardless of how many students in those teams participated more than once.

The quiz will comprise a preliminary written round which will be followed by an on-stage finale (total time: approx 3 hrs). The quiz will be conducted by our star quizmaster Kunal Savarkar.

The city-wise rounds of the quiz is scheduled as follows:


City Date Day Venue
Kolkata 5 Sep 2014 Friday Presidency University, 86/1, College St, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073
Guwahati 6 Sep 2014 Saturday IIT Guwahati,Amingaon Doul Govinda Rd, Amingaon,Guwahati, Assam 781039
Bangalore 12 Sep 2014 Friday R.V College of Engineering, Mysore Road, R V Vidyanikethan Post, Bangalore, Karnataka 560059
Hyderabad 13 Sep 2014 Saturday Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology,Mount Pleasant, 8-2-249, Road Number 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
Chennai 14 Sep 2014 Sunday Indian Institute Of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036
Pune 19 Sep 2014 Friday Ness Wadia College of Commerce,19, Prin V K Joag Path, Camp, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
Mumbai 20 Sep 2014 Saturday St.Xavier’s College, 5, Maha Palika Marg, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Indore 17 Sep 2014 Saturday Indian Institute of Management Indore, Prabandh Shikhar, Rau Pithampur Road,, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 453556
Ahmedabad 11 Oct 2014 Saturday Centre for Environment Planning and Technology(CEPT) University,Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus, University Rd, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009
New Delhi 1 Nov 2014 Saturday Hindu College, Sudhir Bose Marg, University Enclave, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110007

The national finals will be held in New Delhi on 1 November 2014. The venues for all the rounds will be updated shortly. If you’re a college/university and if you’d like to become a venue partner for the quiz, please contact rajvignesh@xpressminds.com


What is the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week?
The Embassy of Sweden in India, along with prominent Swedish businesses, organizes The Sweden–India Nobel Memorial Week every year which celebrates innovations, creativity, Swedish contributions to the development of the world and the strengthening of relations between the two countries.

What is the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz?
The Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz brings together quizzers and enthusiasts from esteemed colleges and technical institutes for an inter-collegiate quiz in a battle where minds prevail over muscles.
At stake is an all-expenses paid trip to Sweden with special visits to some of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week partner companies.

Who can participate in the Quiz?
All college students, in teams of 3. Each college can send as many teams as they want.

In which cities is this quiz series being held?
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune

I have never participated in a quiz. Do I stand a chance?
Certainly. We are giving everybody the opportunity to prepare for the quiz by taking part in Additionally, you can play Sweden and Nobel-related quizzes on www.justquizz.com. There are lots of prizes to be won, a Leaderboard which will post your relative grading and performance each time you play, and what’s more, several of these questions will form part of the Written Rounds in each City Event.

I study in Chennai but my hometown is Bangalore. In which city can I participate?
Chennai, since you cannot participate as an individual. You represent your college, university or institution.

I am a keen quizzer and think my chances of winning are better in a city different from where I am studying. Can I try my luck elsewhere?
Sorry, you HAVE to participate in the city where you study if it is a venue for a Live Round. If you are studying in a city where a live round is not being held this year, please opt for a city close by and/or at a convenient travelling distance (for example, students in Lucknow can choose either Kolkata, Guwahati or Delhi BUT NOT Ahmedabad).

What if I do not qualify in my own city or the city nearest to mine? Will I get another opportunity in another city?
Sorry again, no. Once you’ve participated in one city, you cannot quiz-hop. Try again next year!!!

I have friends in a different college with whom I would like to form a team. Is this possible?
Oops. No. you are representing your college. You will have to show ID proof. If the organisers suspect misrepresentation, you could be disqualified, so please do respect the rules.

Where can I prepare from?
Question of the Day, Factoids on the two Facebook pages: Swedish Innovations Facebook Page and the Xpress Minds Edutainment Facebook Page. Also the regular quizzes on www.justquizz.com. There are dozens of questions and facts for you to practise and hone your skills. Also you can check out https://sweden.se/ and http://www.visitsweden.com/

How do I register?
Using the registration link: http://bit.ly/1q47nmN

Whom do I contact in case of any doubts?
Please contact Rohan Desai-8808899445/rohan@xpressminds.com

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