India Today’s ‘News Wiz’, the news quiz, is back with its fourth season and is open for registrations till August 14. School students can put their quizzing prowess to the test in this quiz-based game show. Interested teams can register at www.newswiz.in.
News Wiz, the news quiz show, held its first edition three years ago in 2016. In just three seasons, the show has become popular and has provided a national platform to the brilliant minds of tomorrow. Thousands of schools from across the country have applied in the past. News Wiz engaged with over 3,500 schools in its third season, reaching out to more than 7 lakh students in the process – with each team consisting of a pair of students.
Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai will be the host of the show, guiding students throughout the duration of the quiz. Siddhartha Basu, the quiz icon, is producing the show. Having been the brains behind quiz shows such as Kaun Banega Crorepati and India’s Child Genius, Siddhartha Basu is sure to take News Wiz to new heights in season 4.
After a gruelling online test and subsequent video interview round, 27 pairs from the country’s top schools will be selected for the televised round, recording for which takes place during September and October. The final round consists of nine prelims (with three teams in each round), three semis and one grand-finale, amounting to a 13-part series in a one hour format.
An added twist in the show is Wild Card Entries. A student team can get a second chance to make it to the televised round through the News Wiz Fest, a school contact programme which will conduct on-ground live quizzes across multiple schools, culminating in a city level round that will take a few wildcard teams to the televised show.
Students in Grades 9-12 in the current academic year are eligible to participate. A considerable knowledge and insight into current affairs topics can take a team to the final round, where they’ll face challenging news-based questions and challenging competitors.
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