CBSE to organise Cryptic Crossword Contest from April 18

Meritnation|Apr 8th, 2016 06:15pm

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a circular recently announcing the launch of the Cryptic Crossword Contest 2016. The contest is open to students of classes 9 to 12 and will commence from April 18, 2016.

Crossword, puzzle, clever.

The contest will be coordinated by Extra-C and will be conducted in two levels: City and National Rounds. DPS Ranchi will kick start the contest on Monday, April 18, 2016.

For the City Round schools located in the vicinity of the designated cities can participate. Each team consists of two students who would solve a written cryptic crossword puzzle in 60 minutes. Winners and the first runner-up teams would receive certificates and prizes. Teams that qualify for the National Round will converge at a two-day event in New Delhi for the finale. The teams go through a written quarter-final, onstage semi-final and final stages before the winner lifts the National Crossword Champion trophy.

Registration, sample of the CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest formats and other updates about various rounds of the contest can be accessed on: The contest is open to schools affiliated to all the recognised boards in the country.

Meritnation encourages all students to participate in the contest.

For more details click HERE.


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  • 1. anil choure  |  April 12th, 2016 at 8:22 pm


  • 2. shalmina muhsin  |  April 9th, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Is this contest applicable for the foreign schools with the “CBSE board”?
    I am in Dubai studying at NEW INDIAN MODEL SCHOOL. But , i wanted to join this contest since this is only in India. Suppose if we can join, how are we supposed to join? by going to the website, or from the school?


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