The 2021 edition of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz will be held completely online right from registrations to prelims and also the quiz finals.

  • 2 Prelims
  • 24 cluster finals including wild card round
  • 4 Zonal Finals and 1 Wild Card round for Zonal runners-up
  • 1 National Final

Clusters - For this edition the country has been divided into 24 clusters and the quiz finals will be held for these 24 clusters. These clusters are based on the location of work. Individuals need to select their correct location of work in the online registration form as that would become the basis of allotting the cluster to them.


Click the buttons to view the clusters

Zone 1 South Zone 2 West Zone 3 North Zone 4 East

Two Prelims

Level 1 Prelim
  • This will be a pan-India prelim for all participants.
  • This is a software-based round.
  • The top 100* from each of the 24 clusters will progress to Level 2 prelim. Total 1200 qualify.

* The number of individuals that will qualify from Level 1 Prelim is proposed to be top 100 scorers but this number may vary based on actual participation.

Level 2 Prelim
  • This level is for the top 1200 (top 100 from each cluster).
  • Top scorers from Level 1 prelim will receive communication from organisers if they qualify for Level 2 prelims.
  • This too is a software-based round.
  • 30 questions. 15 minutes.
  • The top 12 from each of the 24 clusters will progress to the Cluster Finals - Wild Card Round, after due validation process. If there are any drop-outs or if participation of any of the top 12 scorers is considered invalid at this stage, then the next top scorers from 13th spot onwards will be invited to complete the 12 spots for the finals. Totally 288 participants will qualify.

Quiz Finals

Cluster Finals - Cluster finals will comprise of wild card round followed by the actual finals.

Wild Card Round
  • The top 12 from each of the 24 clusters, after due validation, will participate in the wild card round.
  • The cluster wild card round will have two rounds of 6 participants each.
  • This too is a software-based round.
  • From each of these 2 wild card rounds the top 3 will qualify for the actual cluster final.

Actual Cluster Final
  • The top 6 from the cluster Wild Card finals will take part in the Actual Cluster Final.
  • The top scorer from this final will be declared as winner and second top scorer will be declared as runner-up.
  • The winners at the cluster final level will qualify for the semi finals.

Zonal Finals
  • The 24 clusters will be further segregated into 4 Zones - East, West, North and South and each Zone will comprise of 6 clusters.
  • The winner from each of the 24 cluster finals will be part of the Zonal Finals, based on the Zone under which their cluster belongs.
  • From each of the 4 Zonal Finals, the winner will qualify for the National Final directly.
  • For the runners-up from each of the 4 Zonal Finals, a Wild Card Final will be conducted and from this 2 will qualify for the National Finals.

National Finals
  • The 6 finalists, comprising of 4 winners from Zonal Finals and 2 from the Zonal Wild Card Finals, will compete in the National Finals.
  • The top scorer will be crowned the National Champion.

All the 29 final quiz finals which includes 24 Cluster Finals and Cluster Wild Card Final round, 4 Zonal Finals including ZonalWild Card Final and 1 National Final event, will be held on a digital platform and hosted by Quizmaster Pickbrain. Detailed instructions will be sent to the shortlisted participants prior to the event.