Quiz Format

Format and Eligibility Criteria

‘Banking Chanakya’ is a Quiz contest open to all serving staff members currently employed in any bank, located anywhere in India. It is a Team Game and not open for individual participation. Each team should comprise of TWO Members, both of whom should be from the same Bank not necessarily from the same city and same branch but from the same zone (Details of respective zones in Annexure B). Participating teams can enter the contest directly by filling the Online Registration Form on Banking Chanakya Webpage (www.iibfbankingchanakya.com), with approval of their controlling authority so that the banks are aware as to how many participants from the zone are registering and in the event of the participating team qualifying for the next round, arrange to depute them officially to represent the bank to attend the next round, i.e. the Zonal or National Final as the case may be. Care should be taken that persons do not register themselves in more than one team.

This contest is divided into four stages as follows:

1. PRELIMINARY ROUND

The first stage is PRELIMINARY ROUND is a zone wise on-line contest. The Teams can participate in the preliminary round from the comfort of their office/home. A team of two participants from the same zone can register and play the preliminary round on the specified days during which the Registration window is open.

Dates – 15.08.2022 (10:00am) to 20.08.2022 (11:59pm).

The results shall be declared on 21.08.2022

2. QUARTER FINAL ROUND

The second stage is the QUARTER FINAL ROUND which is a zone wise on-line contest. The TOP 200 TEAMS qualifying from the preliminary round (50 Teams from each zone) will participate in the quarter final round from the comfort of their office/home on the specified day.

Dates – 26.08.22 (10:00am to 5:00pm).

3. ON-GROUND SEMI-FINAL

The third stage is the ON-GROUND SEMI-FINAL organized as Zonal level events. Four on-ground events in four different Zones (North, South, East and West) will be conducted respectively at Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai with the TOP SIX TEAMS qualifying from the Top-50 Teams from each Zone, on the basis of their score in the on-line Quarter Final contest. The participants from the top six teams will have to travel to the place where the Zonal Semi-Finals will be held.

IIBF shall reimburse the II AC (both ways) or the actual amount incurred from the boarding point to the said destination, whichever is less, on submission of proof of travel by the participant. The lodging, boarding and local transportation expenses, however, may be borne by the bank concerned.

The rules of the Semi-Finals will be declared at the time of the event.

4. National Finale

The fourth and final stage is the National Finale with the winning teams from each Zone which is proposed to be live telecast on a National TV Channel. The winning team from each zone will have to travel to Mumbai for participating in the national finale. IIBF shall reimburse theII AC (both ways) or the actual amount incurred from the boarding point to the said destination, whichever is less, on submission of proof of travel by the participant. The lodging, boarding and local transportation expenses, however, may be borne by the bank concerned.

Zones with respective State/UT wise names

Zone 1 (5 states and 4 union territories) – North Zone
Jammu & Kashmir Punjab Himachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand Haryana Uttar Pradesh
Chandigarh Delhi- NCT Ladakh
Zone 2 (12 states) – East Zone
Bihar Jharkhand Odisha
West Bengal Sikkim Assam
Arunachal Pradesh Manipur Meghalaya
Mizoram Nagaland Tripura
Zone 3 (5 states and 3 union territories) – South Zone
Telangana Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu
Kerala Karnataka Puducherry
Andaman & Nicobar Lakshadweep
Zone 4 (6states and 2 union territories) – West Zone
Maharashtra Goa Gujarat
Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu