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About The Event

“The Science Decathlon is not any other academic competition. It is not for the best scientist or mathematician. It is not about individual brilliance and portraying your glorious acumen in the Sciences. This is a venture about challenging competitors and your team whose members who will become lifelong comrades. It is about outperforming your own expectations in a set of 5 events, where you will be part of a team, of students with a wide range of grades, striving towards a shared goal.

The Decathletes will master materials and harness skills beyond their current capacity. They will explore unique opportunities in STEM in these events – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science or Mathematics. They will engage with the audience through facts as well as with confidence."


  1. Mathematics Mashrooms
  2. Shutter Up
  3. Parenthesis
  4. Q-Tank
  5. Breakthrough Video
  6. Lucid Layouts
  7. Jeopardy

Import Dates:

Date of Event : 27-28 August,2022

Last date of Registration: 20 August, 2022

General Instructions:

  1. All events can be participated either standalone or as part of a School Decathlon Team. Every School Decathlon Team to be comprised of 5 students.
  2. The students must be from Grades 5-12 depending on the eligibility of individual events.
  3. To be eligible for the Champions Trophy, it is mandatory for a School Decathlon Team to participate in all the events.
  4. All students must be in school uniform.
  5. The decisions of the judges will be considered final and no further clarification will be entertained.
  6. The overall winner of QSD ’22 will be decided by compiling the results in the different events.
  7. For those with individual registrations, the participants / school will not be considered for the position of overall champions.
  8. There will be separate winner trophies for each event.
  9. There is No Registration Fee for the entire Event.
Sr. No. Events Grades Type of Event Rules
1. MATHEMATICS MASHROOMS 9-12 Team Event (3 members)
  1. There will be 3 parts to this live event.
  2. Different parts will take place in parallel in break-out rooms on Microsoft Teams.
  3. Each member of the team will be participating as individuals in the 3 different parts.
  4. The 3 different parts will be:
    • Sudoku
      • Participant will have to solve 3 puzzles in 100 minutes.
      • The 3 puzzles will be in increasing order of difficulty.
      • If no participant is able to complete any or all of the puzzles in its entirety, the position will be decided based on the number of correct entries in the puzzle.
      • Final leader board will be decided based on the fastest to complete the 3 puzzles.
    • Vedic Math
      • Participant will have to solve 10 questions in 3 separate rounds with increasing level of complexity.
      • All questions need to be solved using principles of Vedic Maths.
      • A viva voce after the 3 rounds to evaluate proper application of the method by the judges.
      • Final leader board will be decided by the combination of time taken to solve the questions in the 3 rounds and the performance in the viva voce.
    • Math Riddles
      • Participant will have to solve 10 riddles in 100 minutes.
      • For every correctly solved riddle, 5 points will be awarded.
      • For every incorrect submission, 2 points will be deducted.
      • Final leader board will be decided based on the cumulative total from all the riddles.
2. SHUTTER UP 5-10 Individual
  • A photography event.
  • The event will not be live.
  • Topic / Theme will be shared at 1100 hrs on August 27, 2022 and the final submission from the participant must be done by 1100 hrs on August 28, 2022.
  • The photographs should be relevant to the theme.
  • Participant must submit 3 photographs on the theme / topic provided.
  • Photographs must bear the time stamp of capture.
  • No mixing, matching or morphing of photographs will be permitted. Software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. for enhancing the images is not permitted.
  • The organizers will have all rights for the use of these pictures as and when they deem fit.
3. PARENTHESIS 9-12 Team (2 members)
  • A live coding event which will challenge the analytical skills of the teams.
  • The event will take place in parallel in simultaneous break-out rooms on Microsoft Teams.
  • Three scenarios will be given to solve which need to be addressed with Java/C/C++/Python programming within the duration of 90 minutes.
  • Every team must provide only one solution. Multiple solutions will not be accepted and once submitted, no solution can be modified.
  • The solutions provided will be evaluated for originality by the judges through a viva voce after the submission.
  • Copying the source code from the internet will lead to immediate disqualification from the contest.
4. Q-TANK 9-12  Team (3 members)
  • A live forum to pitch your idea for a sustainable future.
  • Medium of communication: English only. Appropriate words to address each other are to be used at all times.
  • Different teams will brainstorm in parallel in break-out rooms on Microsoft Teams.
  • Participants will have to select one SDG goal ONLY from the following list (SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 11, SDG 13), then identify a real life local/national challenge which can be resolved under the ambit of the selected SDG goal. Finally, present an idea of an app to meet the goal (or resolve the challenge) in a 5 slide ppt.
  • The format of the ppt will be shared on the day of the event.
  • Each team will get 5-7 minutes to pitch their solutions.
  • It would be appreciated if the participants cite the references (if any) while sharing their solutions on the topic.
  • The judgment will be based on the following criteria:
  • Creativity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Originality
  • Economic feasibility
  • User Experience
5. BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO 5-10 Individual / Team (Max. 2 members)
  • The event will not be live.
  • An individual or a team will get 10 days to create the video and submit their creation by 1200 hrs on August 27, 2022.
  • Participants are encouraged to do research and come with an original idea.
  • Video must effectively explain a Mathematics / Science concept with demonstration of applications connected to the real world.
  • Video must be between 5-7 minutes in length.
  • Care should be taken to endure correct vocabulary/notation used in the explanation of the concept.
  • Communicated facts and logic must be scientifically accurate and must support the concept.
  • Medium of communication must be in English only.
  • Video must use time effectively. Significant time must not be wasted on credits/bloopers.
  • Effort must be taken to ensure clarity of the audio and video feed. Suitable subtitles in English will be appreciated.
  •  A creative representation built around a Theme or Memorable Story (funny, entertaining, unique, etc.) will receive extra credit.
  • Any audio-visual content must follow all rules concerning copyrighted material.
  • The organizers will have all rights for the use of these pictures as and when they deem fit.
6. LUCID LAYOUTS 5-10 Individual
  • A live poster making event.
  • The theme will be given on the spot.
  • Participant will have 90 minutes to create the poster using the images provided.
  • The poster must not contain any content that is obscene, indecent, provocative, slandering, or promoting individual, commercial or political interests, lest would lead to a disqualification.
  • The organizers will have all rights for the use of these pictures as and when they deem fit.
7. SCIENCE JEOPARDY 9-12 Individual
  • A live quiz.
  • An initial ELIMINATION ROUND will be played to decide the top 5 participants.
  • The TOP 5 participants will compete in a quiz game comprising two rounds: Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy!!
  • The Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! rounds will each feature five categories, with topics ranging from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Science in India since Independence and Current trends in Science, each of which contains five questions, which will be ostensibly valued by difficulty.
  • The highest ranked participant from the ELIMINATION ROUND will start the Jeopardy! round.
  • The Jeopardy! round will begin when the first participant selects a question, which may be from any position on the game board. The question is revealed and read aloud by the host, after which the team is given a chance to answer.
    • If the participant responds correctly, the question’s points value will be added to the participant's score, and then the board will be passed to the next participant.
    • An incorrect response will deduct the question's value from the participant's score and will allow the next participant the opportunity to respond. There will be no deductions on passed questions.
    • If no participant responds correctly or the question passes through all the participants, the host will provide the correct answer.
  • The participant who is leading from the first round will start the second round Double Jeopardy!
  • The second round, Double Jeopardy!, will feature five categories of questions again. The values will be doubled from the Jeopardy! Round for correct responses and incorrect responses will lose quadruple the number of points.
  •  The winner will be declared after counting the total number of points of both the Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! rounds.

Registration Form

Contact Person Details:

Soham Roy

Head - RIDE & Curriculum Department of SCIENCE



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