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Technothlon 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Jul-2016
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AwardCertificate and prizes
EligibilityStudents of class 9 to 12
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

North Zone
Amogh Shankar Gupta
Sophomore, IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91-7896893021

West Zone
Akshit Ughade
Sophomore, IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91-9819472606

Central Zone
Soumik Mukhopadhaya
Sophomore, IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91-9085744217

East Zone
Dhrubojit Bhattacharya
Sophomore, IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91-7896878196

South Zone
Akshay Alikanti
Sophomore, IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91-8011491549


A G Goutham
Sophomore, IIT Guwahati
Phone: +91-7896879532

What is Technothlon 2016?

Technothlon is an international school championship organized by the student fraternity of IIT Guwahati. Technothlon began in 2004 in a small room with an aim to "Inspire Young Minds". Starting on our journey with a participation of 200 students confined to the city of Guwahati, over the past 10 years we have expanded our reach to over 300 cities all over India and various centers abroad. The championship is organized over 2 rounds:

  1. Prelims: a written preliminary examination which takes place in numerous schools all over India in the month of July
  2. Mains: an event based competition which is conducted at IIT Guwahati, among the top 100 students from each squad.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students participate in teams of 2.
There are two squads:
Junior Squad - Students of classes 9th and 10th
Hauts Squad - Students of classes 11th and 12th

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online or with the help of city representatives. The city representatives are responsible to collect the registrations offline. Participating schools can collect the registration fees themselves and then prepare a demand draft to be handed over to the city representatives.


What is Technothlon ?

Technothlon is an annual international school championship for classes 9th to 12th conducted and organized by the student fraternity of IIT Guwahati. It consists of prelims and mains. Prelims is a written exam based on which teams are selected for the mains held at IIT Guwahati in which various events are held and prizes are given to the top three teams.

What is Techniche ?

Techniche is the annual techno-management festival of IIT Guwahati. It is one of the largest techno-management festivals in India. A large number of events are held during Techniche such as the Lecture Series in which lectures are delivered by various eminent personalities (Walter BenderGeorge KourounisRoger Hunter, Dr. Samuel Chand). Other events include Funniche, Industrial Conclave, Escalade, Rush Hour, Marathon. Various exhibitions and workshops are also held during the festival.

What are the requirements to give this exam ?

You must be studying in standard 9th-12th in the year 2015-16. Classes 9th and 10th comprise the Junior squad while classes 11th and 12th comprise the Hauts squad. No pre-requisite knowledge on definite topics in science or elsewhere is required.

What is the syllabus for the prelims ?

Technothlon is an exam filled with intriguing questions that test your logical thinking and presence of mind. If you think your analytical abilities are sharp and your logic is clear, then just sit for the exam and you are sure to crack it!

Where will the examination be held ?

The prelims will be conducted in schools which will be fixed as centres in 200+ cities all over India. To see the list of cities where the exam will be held, go to the centers page . You will be informed of the centres allocated for your city well in advance of the exam. For KVs, JNVs, APSs, the exam will be conducted in your schools itself.

What kind of questions can I expect in the paper ?

No questions in the paper will require prior knowledge of facts, formulae, etc. Questions will be both objective and subjective and will demand basic common sense, logic and presence of mind. 

My partner fell ill and can’t give the exam. Can I give the exam alone ?

No, individual participation is not allowed.

When will I get my result ?

The results of the Technothlon prelims will be declared in the first week of August to give the selected students ample time for booking their tickets.

What is Technopedia ?

Technopedia is an online module of Technothlon, where quizzes are posted monthly, various interesting topics and queries as well are discussed with the students at IIT by means of the forum and data on various technological advancements occurring across the globe is posted. It is an online version of Technothlon through which you will get the feel of Technothlon. Only students registered for the prelims may log onto Technopedia through id and password which will be provided to them through e-mail.

How do I reach IIT Guwahati ?

Guwahati can be easily reached through airways and railways. Regular buses ply from IIT Guwahati to the city. We will have our volunteers waiting for you at the railway station or airport.

How will our stay in IIT Guwahati be managed? What are the modes of accommodation given to us ?

All the participants will be accommodated in our hostels. We have separate girls’ and boys’ hostels. The food will be available in the hostel mess at the reasonable rates. The beddings will be provided by us and in case of any problems, we have a very efficient hospitality team waiting for you.

And what about money? Do we have to pay anything? How much ?

There are nominal charges for the participating students as well as their their guardians which they have to pay upon reaching the campus, at the time of registration. The amount will be around Rs. 250(subject to change) per day, per person. This includes the accommodation and mess charges.

How many parents are allowed per student ?

We recommend bringing only a single mentor per team. This will help us in accommodating all the participants as well as the mentors.

What will we do after reaching the campus ?

The students get the opportunity to attend lectures given by renowned personalities, workshops, events, etc. They get to interact with the students presently studying there and enjoy the scenic, green campus of IIT Guwahati. There is a robotics event in which the students will build their own autonomous robot. Technothlon is the only platform which gives school students such an opportunity at such an early stage.

How can I contact home once I reach there ?

We recommend you to bring your pre-paid or post-paid SIMs along with you. We have very few STD centres in the campus. However, we will always be there for you if you need any help.

Terms and Conditions

Selection Process

The teams are selected on the basis of the total marks scored in Prelims. The Top 50 teams from each squad are called to IIT Guwahati for the Mains Round.


Other than the top 100 participants which are selected for mains in each squad (& given Gold Certificates); the next 400 participants in both the squads are awarded with Silver Certificates from Techniche, IIT Guwahati. Also there are various other prizes to be won which will be disclosed later. Everyone participating in Technothlon 2016 will receive e-Certificate of participation.

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