India Today’s News Wiz is back with Season 4
Hosted by Rajdeep Sardesai and produced by Siddhartha Basu, the show will see school students put their quizzing prowess to test
India Today’s News Wiz is back with its fourth season as school students put their quizzing prowess to test in this quiz-based game show. Interested teams can register at www.newswiz.in.
News Wiz held its first edition three years ago, in 2016. In just three seasons, the show has become one of the most popular quiz shows in the country, and has provided a national platform to the brilliant minds of tomorrow.
Thousands of schools from across the country have applied in the past, hoping to be represented at a national level and to let their students test their mettle. News Wiz engaged with over 3500 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.
Veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, a quiz buff himself, will be the host of the show, guiding students throughout the duration of the quiz, while Siddhartha Basu—India’s quiz icon—is producing the show.
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 3 teams in each round), 3 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 which 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 equally challenging competitors.
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