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Heritage India Quiz Resources

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Heritage India Quiz 2008 regional and national finals are coming up soon, so I thought it’s the best time to put up some resources related to it. First is a relatively simple stuff that Hindustan Times published (click on the image to view full size version).

The second is the Heritage India Quiz prelims database that me and some other DPS VK Quiz Club members compiled. It contains questions from the past few years of the Heritage India Quiz prelims. Not all of the questions are answered, but this should regardless be helpful for the prelims since HIQ repeats a lot of questions in the prelims. The database is an OpenOffice.org database; to open the file you need the free OpenOffice.org office suite which you can download from here. Use the ‘Form’ view for easier viewing.

About the regional / national final levels. A lot of it is audio-visual, so be prepared for those kind of questions. I kinda think that the Penguin India Quiz Book series is quite useful for this particular quiz because in it you’ll find the sort of questions which come at HIQ. The earlier editions of the series, that is.



36 Comments

  1. Agrim

    November 28, 2008

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    it would help if u got hold of the questions frm the finals….quizcraft guys dont make the written rounds.

  2. Agrim

    November 28, 2008

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    n yes….the questions in the *PRELIMS* are repeated a lot of times. that’s why i only do the previous year’s written papers before the prelims.
    the finals are easy/hard…depends. we missed out last year by a whisker.
    waiting earnestly to meet DPS VK at new state academy….:p

  3. Ankur

    November 28, 2008

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    @Agrim: Dude, your school must be *spending* a lot – and taking quizzing *seriously* – to hire Quizcraft. They’re really expensive!

  4. chirag

    November 30, 2008

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    @ankur : may i correct myself. with lucky i didn’t necessarily mean *free* but at a concessional fee…

  5. Ankur

    December 1, 2008

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    @Chirag: *Practically* free. Bet you guys don’t pay a lot – and most of it anyway goes in organization / prizes.

  6. Prateek Vijayavargia

    December 2, 2008

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    @ Chirag – Yes your school is pretty lucky in that aspect ;-)

  7. Ajey

    December 3, 2008

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    Hey,WE ARE THROUGH to the Semis!!!!!!

    Whoppeeeee!
    Just hope we perform equally well in the Semis though…
    Cheerio…,
    Ajey :)

  8. Aman Wadhwa

    December 8, 2008

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    The Maheshwari Girls from Jaipur have won the National Heritage Quiz 2008 defeating three other teams from Anand, Kochi and Amritsar . No team from Delhi in the Finals . :(

  9. Ankur

    December 8, 2008

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    @Aman: Girls won the quiz? Whoa. But hey, congratulations, I heard that you guys at least defeated VK and and had progressed to the later rounds!

  10. Aman Wadhwa

    December 10, 2008

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    Thanx Ankur . Yaa , we defaeted DPS VK in Regional Semis and also DPS Rohini in Regional Finals . It was a thriller quiz with two great competitors , enjoyed it a lot . :) Even Additya told that it was the most interesting Regional Final he had done this year .

    In the National Semis next day , we lost to Kerala school and Anandalaya , Anand which eventually win the quiz and came 2nd in Finals

    Yaa , ankur , quite unexpected dat Girls won the Quiz . They also scored highest points in the National semis with 140 points , they were a brilliant team .

  11. Ajey

    December 17, 2008

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    All Right the Girls were really god in their group and among the finalists too they were hovering around actually being 1st and 2nd.But it must be remembered that there were too many qs from Rajasthan /related to Rajasthan in the finals……
    But still they won so congrats to them :)
    Next year…..

    Ajey

  12. Ajey

    December 22, 2008

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    I’m from DPS RK Puram as Ankur pointed out…..
    So did VK qualify for the Limca Book of Records Quiz held at our school today???

    • Ankur

      December 22, 2008

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      @Ajey: Nah, VK didn’t. I heard that the city finals left too much to luck, as it was just 15 questions on the buzzer. City finals got over in 10 minutes! National finals were good though. Yes, CBSE Intel Science Quiz was stopped because of sponsorship issues. So Ishaan won it when he was in 9th? That’d be 2005. CBSE Intel and HIQ were held at the same time, and I’d qualified for both. I chose to go for CBSE Intel and won it. I guess Ishaan won in some other part of the city at the same time. :)

  13. Aman Wadhwa

    December 23, 2008

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    okay Ajey , yaa u were pretty gud in HIQ in national pre-finals but the Amritsra boys did very well in the buzzer .

  14. dd

    April 24, 2009

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    Dear Ankur Banaerjee,
    We r new to this quiz. Can u help how to prepare for this….

    • Ankur

      April 25, 2009

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      All the resources you need have been mentioned here. Anything else that you want to know specifically about?

  15. Manasvi

    August 24, 2009

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    the Heritage India Quiz prelims database dat u and ur frens have compiled has some problem. it is not opening so please correct watever mistake is there so dat other students can read it. thanx anyways for ur valuable suggestions

  16. Ajey Karthik

    September 24, 2009

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    So,..,
    Yes Results for CBSE HIQ-2009 are out ..
    DPS RKP is in the City Pre Finals….
    So come on…we can do it.!!! ;)

  17. vishal golcha

    August 28, 2010

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    hey your material was helpful can you tell me what score is good enough to sail through the prelims of HIQ ?

      • vishal golcha

        August 29, 2010

        we got 100 on average (that means 300 out of 600 marks )would we make it ??

      • vishal golcha

        August 29, 2010

        thankx for d response

  18. Shreeman

    September 3, 2011

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    Hey Ankur.How are you ? We just gave the HIQ.I think we will qualify (something around 280-290).Something got into the principal regarding this quiz…called the team a couple of times to tell us how important it is for us to win the quiz :/.Anyhow, do you have any idea when we will get the results ?
    P.S-About 4-5 questions came from your archives !! :))

    • Ankur Banerjee

      September 4, 2011

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      Results are released within two months, sometimes sooner. Keep a lookout on the CBSE website around that time, notifications may reach schools later.

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