CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest  (CCCC 2015)

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest 2017 (CCCC 2017)

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About CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest 2017 is a crossword solving championship for school students. The city round is organised from 11 July 2017 to 6 September 2017 in 39 cities. CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest is an endeavour to make school education more efficient and interactive by the means of extra-curricular activities. The Crossword Contest is open to the students of Class 9-12 and a school can send a team of two students for the inter-school round of the contest. The students can participate in the Cryptic Crossword Contest, CCCC 2017 only through their respective schools and individual participation in the contest is not allowed.

  • The contest is consist of 2 rounds i.e. City round and National round.
    • Phase 1- City Round (July - September): City round is organized from 11 July 2017 to 6 September 2017 in 39 cities as listed below. The schools located in the listed cities and their vicinity can participate in the cryptic crossword contest.
      • City Round is held in 39 cities across India.
      • City Round is begun on 11 July 2017 in Ranchi and conclude on 6 September 2017, at Kota.
    • Phase 2: National Event (November-December 2017): Quarter finals, semi finals and finals will be conducted in a two days event in New Delhi in November-December 2017.
  • The national winners of the CCCC 2017 will be awarded prizes worth Rs. 25,000 each along with trophies and certificates.


Cryptic Crossword Preparation Tips

  • Students can get the book “Understanding Cryptic Crosswords by Vivek Singh” and start understanding and practising crossword puzzles using the methods mentioned in the book.

  • Practice is the best tool for preparing for Cryptic Crossword Contest.
  • Students can take the help of crossword puzzles published in newspapers.
  • Comparing the solutions with the clues of yesterday can help in establishing the clue-Solution Relationship.

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CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Gender

Both

Region  All India
Class/ Age Class 9-12
Details The participants must be a student of class 9 to 12 studying in a CBSE School.

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017 Reward

All the students participating in CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017 will be awarded participation certificates while the National winners and the City winners will receive the following awards:

Prize Prize Amount
First Prize- National Winners Cash Prize Rs. 25,000 each  + Certificate +Trophy
Second Prize- National Runners-Up Cash Prize Rs. 15,000 each  + Certificate +Trophy
Third & Fourth - National Finalists Cash Prize Rs. 10,000 each  + Certificate +Trophy
   
  • Reimbursement: For the participants in the National Round, second class rail fare of an escorting teacher and 2 students will be reimbursed by CBSE.

City Round Winners: The winners of City round will receive Trophies and Certificates.

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017 Application form and Process

The CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest application process will be done through the online mode. The direct link to application form of this contest is available on this page below. School Authorities can click on the following link to fill the application form. The participation in CCCC 2017 can be done only through the respective schools. There is no option for individual enrollment and participation.

Click here to Apply Online

The details are as follows:

  • The School Authorities can visit the official website of CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest and follow the registration process mentioned there, to enrol the students from their respective schools in the contest.

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest Winners & Schedule of City Round

City

Host School

Winners

Date

Ranchi

DPS SAIL

Kaavya Kapoor & Debagni Bera of Sapphire International School

11 July 2017

Bokaro

Ayyappa School

Arnav Raman & Ayan Chakraborty of DPS Bokaro

12 July 2017

Patna

DPS

Shashwat Sanjeev & Rishav Raj of Don Bosco Academy

13 July 2017

Gaya

DAV School, Cantt. Area, Gaya

Sugat Shankar & Hikaru Inove of DAV School, Residential Complex, Bodhgaya

28 July 2017

Jamshedpur

Kendriya Vidyalaya Tatanagar

Shuvam Samadarshee Mohapatra and Vishal Kumar of Kendriya Vidyalaya Tatanagar

14 July 2017

Bhagalpur

Mount Carmel School, Barari

G R S S Vidya Mandir (Shunlam Prakash & Normal Kumar).

18 July 2017

Bhopal

DPSNeelbad

Ishan Bhatnagar and Divjyot Singh of DPS Neelbad, Bhopal

18 July 2017

Varanasi

Sunbeam Academy, Saamneghat

Tagore public school Allahabad (Pulkit Khare & Satwik).

18 July 2017

Hyderabad

Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthpur

Srivardhan Sajja and Sri Kausthubah from The Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur

27 July 2017

Muzaffarpur

 K.V. Ganipur, Muzaffarpur

Jyoti and Shruti of DAV MTPS, Kanti, Muzaffarpur

20 July 2017

Lucknow

Army Public School, Nehru Road

Areeb Ibraheem and Aditya Kumar from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lucknow

20 July 2017

Bengaluru

NPSKoramangala

Rida Shafeek & Aditi Koul of National Public School Koramangla

29 July 2017

Mumbai

Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri West, Mumbai

Sudev Nambuhthiri & Abhishek Nair of Dr. S Radhakrishnan School

21 July 2017

Jabalpur

DPS

Astha Tulsyan & Shambit Das of DPS, Mandla Road

25 August 2017

Chennai

Bhavans Rajaji Vidyashram 6, Jilpauk Garden Road Kilpauk

PSBB. Nungambakam Aniketh.s & Rishi Sekar

25 July 2017

Pune

DPS

SES Gurukul School Ashoknagar Pune, Rujuta Kale & Omkar Joshi

25 July 2017

Coimbatore

DPS

DPS Coimbatore, Akash A & Ramgopal Hariharan

26 July 2017

Navi Mumbai

Jaipuriar School, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai

Arpit Singh & Saksham Gupta of DPS, Krish Parmar & Nivedita Anna mallai of New Horizon school

28 July 2017

Ernakulam

Spice Board Office, Sugandha Bhavan Nh Bypass, Palarivattom

Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir Girinagar, Neha Menon & Poojitha Menon K.

28 July 2017

Kolkata

APJ School, Park Street

Debarshi Ghosh & Aditya Chatterjee of Delhi Public School, Ruby Park

04 August 2017

Bhubaneswar

Sai International School

Pranav Manie and Uday Sharma of Sai International School

08 August 2017

Guwahati

Miles Bronson Residential Schoo

Aryan Goenka & Sohail Kazi of Royal Global School

10 August 2017

Raipur

DPS

Ved Sedani and Dristhi Tripathy from DPS Raipur

10 August 2017

Vadodara

DPS

Amar Mishra & Devpriya Saswata of Navrachana School, Sama

16 August 2017

Surat

Alchemy School

Eva Nathani & Abhayraj Mishra of DPS, Tapi

18 August 2017

Ahmedabad

Udgam School for Children

Aradhya Vaze & Harshit Kumar of Shanti Asiatic School

21 August 2017

Delhi

DPS, Mathura Marg, New Delhi

To be announced

04 September 2017

Agra

DPS

Mayank Arora & Kirti Giyamalani of DPS Agra

28 August 2017

Gurgaon

Shiv Nadar School, DLF City

Zara Hannah Kabir & Soham Mukhopadhyay of Shiv Nadar School. Simran Morwal & Aakriti Bansal of DAV public school SEC-14. Saksham Pruthi & Varchasv Thakkar of MVN SEC-17.

29 August 2017

Jaipur

Subodh Public School, Airport

Devangana Rathore & Garima Pancholi of Jayshree Periwal High School

30 August 2017

Ghaziabad

Amity International School, Vasundhara

Shubham Ghoshal and Sanskriti of Amity International School, Vasundhara

31 August 2017

Jammu

Heritage School

Ritik Chouhan and Gibbes Pathwyaria of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jindrah

31 August 2017

Noida

Apeejay School

Anvita Bhat & Aditya Borah of Apeejay School, Noida

01 September 2017

Ludhiana

DPS

Shubham Munjal &  Abhin Jain of Delhi Public School, Ludhiana

01 September 2017

Nainital

PPJS Vihar

Shiv tyagi & kumar Aryan Chauhan of PPJS Vihar

01 September 2017

Chandigarh

Paragon Convent

Sanmeet & Neelesh of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh

04 September 2017

Dehradun

Manava Bharti School

Anindita Mishra & Jacob Luke of  Grace Academy

04 September 2017

Shimla

DAV Lakkar Bazaar

Adrain and Aishwary Thakur of St Luke’s Senior Secondary School, Solan

06 September 2017

Kota

Lawrence & Mayo School

 

06 September 2017

 

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017 Selection Process

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest 2017 Selection Process

The selection of the final winner will be done from a pool of candidates selected as city winners. The details of the selection process are as follow:

  • City Rounds: In the city rounds participants will be given a written cryptic crossword puzzle that has to be solved within 60 minutes.
    • The winners of the city rounds will advance to Quarterfinals to be organized in Delhi.
    • 30 Teams will be selected.
  • The Quarter Final, Semi Final & National Round will be organised in the two-day event to be held in November-December 2017
    • Quarter Final: Out of the 30 teams which qualified for the Quarter Final Round, only 16 will move to the Semi-Finals by solving the given cryptic crossword puzzle within 60 minutes.
    • Semi Final: The qualifying 16 teams will be placed in 4 groups of 4 teams and will compete in four separate on stage, cryptic crossword contest of 60 minutes based on Power Point Format.
    • The Finals: The winner from each semi- finalist group will compete in an on-stage final competition and these 4 teams will compete against each other.
      • The Team which wins the cryptic crossword will be declared as the National Winner.
  • CCCC sample papers and instructions regarding the Cryptic Puzzle are available on the website of CCCC 2017.

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017 Address

Central Board of Secondary Education
Shiksha Sadan,
17, Industrial Area, Rouse Avenue, Delhi-110002

CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC) 2017 Contact Details

Phone: 011-23217128
E-mail:eo_ss@cbsesacademic.in

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