ISRO quiz competition 2019, which is being conducted jointly by the Indian Space Research Organisation and MyGov.in to increase Indian students’ awareness about space programme, has begun. Students can take the quiz until 20 August 2019 to stand a chance to watch the historic Chandrayaan 2 landing live on the moon with the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bengaluru.
To take part in the ISRO quiz, students from classes 8 to 10 need to first register on MyGov.in with their email addresses and password or OTP, or their social media profiles such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, or GitHub by scanning a QR code. Candidates need to provide their full name, email address, nationality, date of birth, mobile number and gender to register with the MyGov.in website. An individual will be permitted to participate only once in the quiz.
Only Indian nationals are allowed to take the ISRO quiz, which has a score of twenty (1 mark for each question) and is ten minutes long. The portal clearly mentions that parents and guardians may help only in the translation of questions if needed but should not assist in answering the questions. Integrity and honesty is expected from all participants, says the website.
Should ISRO discover any malpractice, impersonation, double participation, or victory through spurious means, the participation will be declared null and void and the candidate in question will be rejected. It would be prudent on the part of participants to take the quiz well before the ISRO quiz end date to avoid any last minute technical glitches or server issues that take place as a result of last day rush.
The quiz will begin as soon as students click on the ‘start quiz’ icon and cannot be paused after that; the student may, however, skip the question and come back to it later within the allotted 10 minutes of time. Interested students of classes 8 to 10 may head to the MyGov.in currently to register themselves and take part in the ISRO Quiz.