Technothlon is an international school championship organized by the students of IIT Guwahati. Technothlon gives students an opportunity to explore IIT Guwahati and get an inside into the technological world. It is an enthralling competition of mental aptitude, logical skills and dexterity - in which students compete in teams of two. The contest is divided into two categories of students - Junior Squad (classes 9-10) and Hauts Squad (classes 11-12) and is organized over 2 rounds - a written prelims (which takes place in numerous schools all over India in July), and mains - which is conducted at IIT Guwahati, among the top 50 teams from each squad.
Technothlon unlike any other exam promotes team work. The participants participate in a team of two and are first tested with their mental aptitude and logical skills in a written exam in the Prelims and then their creativity and observational skills are put to test during their stay at IIT Guwahati in the Mains.Prelims: 14th July, 2013
Mains: 29th August - 1st September, 2013
Top 50 teams from prelims will participate in the Mains at IIT Guwahati.
Students of 9th-12th in the year 2012-13. Classes 9th and 10th comprise the junior squad while classes 11th and 12th comprise the hauts squad. No pre-requisite knowledge on definite topics in science or elsewhere is required.
Technothlon is an exam filled with intriguing questions that test your logical thinking and presence of mind. If you think your analytical abilities are sharp and your logic is clear, then just sit for the exam and you are sure to crack it!
Technothlon is a team event, in which students from classes 9th-12th can participate in pairs.
1. Eligibility Criteria
Junior Squad: Class: IX-X in the academic year, 2013-2014
Haut Squad: Class: XI-XII in the academic year, 2013-2014
Streams: All (Science, Humanities, Commerce, other vocational streams)
2. Team Format
Number of participants in a team: 2 (Both from same squad, and school.)
(No individual participation allowed.)
3. Round-1: Prelims
Date: 14th July, 2013
Venue: Your school
Duration: 10:30am 1:00pm
First round will be a written examination of 2.5 hours. The exam would be based on pure logical, analytical, and out-of-the-box thinking skills. No facts, or mathematical formulas, except for the basic operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) would be involved. Since, the exam is purely based on your thinking ability, and not on hardcore academics, so there is no criterion of marks for participating. Also, any stream can participate in the event, as no scientific knowledge would be required as the name of the organizing institute might indicate.
5. Round-2: Mains
Dates: 29th Aug-1st Sep, 2013
Venue: IIT Guwahati
The teams selected from the first round will be called to IIT Guwahati for the Mains, the final round of the championship. The competitions in store for them are:
Junior Squad: (for details visit: technothlon.techniche.org)
i. August Sky
ii. Plethora of Spark
iii. Prototype X
Hauts Squad: (for details visit: technothlon.techniche.org)
The top 5 teams, of each squad, based on the combined result of the 3 competitions held for each squad, will be eligible for the final competition: Final Showdown, a surprise event.
Round-1 (Prelims): By the second week of August.
Round-2 (Mains): During the final Showdown, on 1st Sep, 2013.
The teams called to IIT Guwahati, based on the Prelims, will be given Gold Certificates.
The top 3 teams in the Mains, will be given prizes, worth Rs. 2 lacs.
Winners will receive: Laptops.
There will be Certificates and Prizes for the event winners of Mains.
Sharda University, our Knowledge partner will give scholarships to the top 30 students of
Previous year question papers are available at Technothlon Website
Visit http://www.technothlon.techniche.org/ for further information.