Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav quiz for overseas Indian & foreign youths

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To commemorate the occasion of India@75, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs is organising “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” online Quiz for overseas Indian/foreign youth to awaken the curiosity of the new generation to know more about India so that they develop an all-round understanding of India.

It is mandatory for the candidates to complete online registration at www.akamquiz.in in order to participate in the online quiz. The participant is required to generate a unique user name and password by registering online at the portal www.akamquiz.in. Registration for AKAM Quiz will commence from 01 Dec 2021 and would remain open till 31 Jan 2022.

The participants can also take a Mock Quiz before attempting the main quiz, a press release from the Consulate General of India, Melbourne, said.

AKAM Quiz Poster. Pic supplied
Eligibility

The Online Quiz is open for overseas Indian/Foreign youths in three distinct categories of participants—PIOs (persons of Indian origin), NRIs (non-resident Indians) and foreign nationals between the age of 16 and 35 years as on 1 January 2022 (Born on or after 1 January 1987 and on or before 31 December 2005).
  1. PIO Category: A participant under PIO/OCI category must hold a valid PIO/OCI Card or either of his parents or one of his grandparents from the maternal or paternal side must be PIO/OCI card holders. In the absence of an OCI card documents, HOM would certify that the participant is of Indian-Origin on the basis of available documents.
  2. NRI Category: A participant can be an NRI with a valid Indian passport and work permit of the country of residence, certifying his/her NRI status provided he/she has resided in a foreign country for a minimum of 182 days in the year 2021.
  3. Foreign Nationals Category: A participant is a foreign national, if he/she possesses the nationality of some other country and he/she or his/her family does not have any links with India w.r.t their ancestry.
  4. Verification of Credentials: PIO, NRI or Foreign National status of winners of AKAM Quiz will be verified by the Government of India through its Embassy/High Commission in the respective country. In case the status is not verified, the participant will be disqualified and next in line will be declared the winner.

There is no entry fee for participation in the AKAM Quiz. Participants will not be asked to make any payments at any stage of the quiz.

Quiz Structure

The Quiz will be conducted in ONE round only. It is an online quiz with a single session of 60 minutes for 60 questions. The top 3 participants in each category i.e. NRI, PIO/OCI and Foreigner in each Mission would be declared the winners.

AKAM Quiz Topics
      1. Indian Mythology
      2. Indian History till 1857
      3. Freedom Struggle (1857-1947)
      4. Indian polity and Constitution
      5. Modern India till 2021 which will include:
        a) Economy
        b) Language and Literature
        c) Scientific Achievements
        d) Development
        e) Cinema
        f) Sports
      6. Indian Geography
      7. Environment & wildlife
      8. Art & Architecture:
        a) Indian Music & Instruments
        b) Drama, Theatre and Dance Forms
        c) Indian handicrafts
      9. Well known personalities of India
      10. Awards and Honours
      11. Miscellaneous

Some reading material will be uploaded on the website for participant’s reference.

Prizes

The top three winners from each category will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals with the AKAM logo.


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