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To celebrate 23rd year of H K Firodia Awards, we are glad to bring to you the 3rd Season of Science Quiz Contest based on questions on general science.&General knowledge. These are simple & straight forward questions. Any college student attending any class or stream but is interested in science & has a curiosity is welcome to participate.

The contest is online from 7th December 2018 to 28th January 2019 and will be open for 24 hours a day.. You can login from any place, from your laptop, computer lab or your Smartphone. We will compile the scores and announce the winners on 29th January 2019 on http://www.hkfirodiaawards.org/.

They are multiple choice questions with a single correct answer.The questions are selected from a question bank randomly by the computer when you register.

The format of the contest is very simple. It has multiple choice questions with single correct answer. Time limit is 45 minutes to answer 30 questions. Each correct answer will get 1 mark. There will be no negative marking. Once you select an answer or skip any question, the same will not be shown again. At the end of 45 minutes, you will know your total score.

The student will have to make a registration on the first page giving his personal & college details. He will get a mail containing his User ID & Password, so that he can login for the quiz.

The questions will be from the following domains:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

We will have a score card of all the participants from whom top rankers will be chosen by a panel of judges.

All the participants & winners will be invited for interactive session with the scientists and meet them. The winners will get an opportunity to ask questions to the scientists in their fields of specialization or about the exciting future in science. All such questions should be sent to our site address by 28th January 2019. The winners & participants will receive an e-invitation by 24th January 2019 which will be in two parts – Part I to attend the interactive session & Part II for the main programme thereafter. They should confirm their attendance by 28th January 2019 so that seats can be accordingly blocked. The questions relating to the field of specializations of the respective scientist, will be preferred .The winners will get a special certificate of their scores along with a surprise gift. Please feel free to talk to me in case of any queries.

The participants will be invited for the interactive session and also to attend the award presentation ceremony thereafter. Each one of the participant will get a digital certificate of participation after the programme is over.

All the participants are invited for the interactive session on 1st February 2019 at the Bal Gandharva Kaladalan, Shivajinagar, Pune. The Awards Presentation Ceremony will be at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir in the same premises. Timings will be announced soon.

For more information, participants are kindly requested to visit our website www.hkfirodiawards.org

To participate/appear/take the quiz:
Participants need a computer with an internet connection of min. speed of 128 kbps.

The computer’s operating systems can be:

  • Windows XP and above in case of Windows OS and/or
  • Ubuntu 4.0 and above in case of Linux OS

The internet browser to be used can be:

  • Google Chrome 10.0 & above
  • Firefox Mozilla
  • Firefox 3.6 & above
  • Internet Explorer 6 & above

The minimum hardware requirement for computer is Pentium 4 with 1GB RAM and 50GB hard disk drive (HDD).


To know more about the H K Firodia awards and its history of 22 years - Do visit http://www.hkfirodiaawards.org