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Kalam Quest 2023

An Olympiad on Futuristic Science & Technology

Welcome to Kalam Quest, the World's First Future Olympiad!

 

Kalam Quest is a unique opportunity for curious young minds up to the age of 18 years to discover the future of humankind. This innovative competition is being conducted under the aegis of Kalam Centre and organized by Homi Lab. The competition aims to promote creative thinking, imagination, and a deep understanding of the future of the world around us and beyond us through its different aspects, including technology, society, and the environment.

In addition to the valuable learning experience, top participants of Kalam Quest will have the opportunity to win exciting prizes! The top performers will receive an all-expenses-paid visit to the Museum of the Future in Dubai (UAE), a groundbreaking facility that showcases the latest innovations and technologies. Additionally, winners will also receive a one-year mentored learning subscription from Homi Lab.

Don't miss this chance to showcase your skills and win big with Kalam Quest!

Last Date of Registration: June 28, 2023

What is Kalam Quest 2023?

Kalam Quest 2023 is an Olympiad for young minds in futuristic science and technology, open to students aged 8 to 18 years.

Participants will be divided into three categories based on their age: Sub-junior (8-10 years), Junior (11-14 years), and Senior (15-18 years).

The competition has three levels. 

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World's First Future Olympiad 

A comprehensively designed, skill-based competitive assessment of emerging science and technology of tomorrow for young learners

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Prepares You For Future Workforce

The assessment can help young learners identify their strengths and areas for improvement, which can guide their academic and career choices.

The Winner

Lets You Compete at a Global Level

This one-of-its-kind assessment examines the learning levels of students and encourages them to achieve higher learning goals

Process and Rounds

Kalam Quest 2023 is an Olympiad designed to showcase the brilliance of young minds in futuristic science and technology. This event is open to students aged 8 to 18 years, with the objective of identifying and nurturing future scientists' and technologists' talent at the school level. The competition process consists of three levels.

Brain Marathon

Level 1

June 30, 2023 to July 02, 2023

  • In the Brain Marathon participants will be tested on their knowledge and logical reasoning skills.

  • This level consists of a total of 100 multiple-choice questions, which must be answered within a time duration of 40 minutes.

  • The Brain Marathon is divided into three sections to ensure comprehensive coverage of relevant topics and sub-topics.

    • Section 1: Logical Reasoning
      This section tests the participant's ability to think critically and logically. It aims to evaluate their problem-solving skills and their ability to identify patterns and relationships between different concepts.

    • Section 2: Science Section
      This section covers all the relevant topics and sub-topics related to science. Participants will be tested on their understanding of concepts related to physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and other related fields.

    • Section 3: Achiever's Section
      This section contains Higher Order Thinking Questions that require the participants to apply their knowledge and reasoning skills to solve complex problems. 

Future Scavenger Hunt

Level 2

TBD

  • In the Future Scavenger Hunt, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and reasoning skills in a more challenging environment.

  • This level is reserved for the top-performing participants from each category in the Brain Marathon.

  • It consists of a total of 50 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within a time duration of 50 minutes.

  • The syllabus for Future Scavenger Hunt is exactly the same as Brain Marathon, but the difficulty level is higher than the previous level.

  • The Future Scavenger Hunt is divided into two sections to ensure comprehensive coverage of relevant topics and sub-topics.

    • Section 1: Science Section
      This section covers all the relevant topics and sub-topics related to science. 

    • Section 2: Achiever's Section
      The questions in this section are designed to test the participant's ability to think creatively and critically. Participants will be required to apply their understanding of scientific concepts to real-world scenarios and think beyond the traditional approach.

Curious Conversations

Level 3

TBD

  • In the third and final level of Kalam Quest 2023, the Curious Conversation, the top 50 participants from the Brain Marathon and Future Scavenger Hunt will have the opportunity to interact with some of the most renowned scientists, academicians, and researchers across the nation.

  • This level is designed to provide participants with a unique opportunity to gain insights into the world of science and technology and to learn from some of the brightest minds in the country.

  • The Curious Conversation is an interview round, where participants will be asked a series of questions related to their field of interest.

  • The interviews will be conducted by top scientists from various fields.

  • In addition to the valuable learning experience, top participants of Kalam Quest will have the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

  • The top performers will receive an all-expenses-paid visit to the Museum of the Future in Dubai (UAE), a groundbreaking facility that showcases the latest innovations and technologies.

  • Additionally, winners will also receive a one-year mentored learning subscription from Homi Lab.

Prizes & Awards

Upto 3

An all-expenses-paid visit to the Museum of the Future in Dubai (UAE), a groundbreaking facility that showcases the latest innovations and technologies.

Upto 10

An industrial/academic visit to the top unicorns of the nation, where participants can witness cutting-edge technologies in action.

Upto 20

A lifetime opportunity to interact with eminent scientists, researchers, and academians of the nation.

Upto 50

Personalized Future Kit valued at

INR 6,000, featuring exclusive stationery and an author-signed copy of the book "Reignited 2."

Upto 500

Complimentary one-month subscription to any course related to futuristic science and technology on Homi Lab, valued at INR 2,000.

All Participants

Receive a certificate of participation from Kalam Centre and Homi Lab

Curriculum and Syllabus

Category 01

Sub-Junior (08-10 years)

  • Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

  • Section – 2: Motion and Measurement of Distances, Light, Shadows and Reflections, Electricity and Circuits, Fun with Magnets, Our Environment (Water, Air Around us, Garbage in Garbage out), Sorting and Separation of Materials, Changes Around Us, The World of Living (Characteristics of Living Beings, Parts of Plants, Body Movements in Animals and Adaptation), Food and its Components, Fibre to Fabric.

  • Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Category 02

Junior (11-14 years)

  • Section – 1: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

  • Section – 2: Crop Production and Management, Microorganisms, Synthetic Fibres and Plastics, Metals and Non-metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion and Flame, Conservation of Plants and Animals, Cell, Reproduction and Endocrine System, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and the Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.

  • Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Category 03

Senior (15-18 years)

  • Section – 1:

    • Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating current, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Semiconductor Electronics, Communication Systems.

    • Chemistry: Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, p-Block Elements, d- & f-Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Organic Chemistry, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.

    • Biology: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology in Human Welfare, Biotechnology, Ecology.

  • Section – 2: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 1.

  • Section – 3: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 2.

Meet Your Mission Commander

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Srijan Pal Singh
India's #1 Science Author and Former Advisor to Dr. Kalam

Srijan Pal Singh is an author, education innovator, futurist and social entrepreneur. He studied in La Martiniere College and then completed his Engineering and further went to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad to study management. He was awarded the Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder Student of the 2009 batch at IIM-A and was also the President of the Student’s Council there.​

 

He served as Officer on Special Duty and Advisor (Technology and Policy) at the Office of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam where he worked as a close aide to the former president on various consulting works. Some of the projects include Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), Kalam-NSS, USA Initiative for Space-based Solar Power,  Projects on Koodanakulum Nuclear Plant, Neutrinos, Development Plans for various governments across India, Russia, Maldives, Canada and UAE.

He has interacted with leading institutions of the world for addresses/research and delegate visits including, FermiLab (Chicago), UKCA Yorkshire, CERN (Switzerland), Boulby Underground Dark Matter Laboratory, Harvard University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Boston University, Kentucky University, Sydney University, University of Edinburgh, St Gallen's University (Switzerland), Beijing University, HBS, DRDO, BrahMos Missile Project, Toyota Motors (Georgetown), George Washington University, Mahindra, NITI Aayog, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and many other leading institutions across the world. He has been a host to several Nobel Laureates and Astronauts in his shows. 

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