Through a series of events involving mental aptitude, logic, and dexterity, we seek to provide school students ,a platform to build fundamental experience and knowledge, to exercise co-ordination skills, and to think out of the box.
Technothlon is an international school championship organized by the student fraternity of IIT Guwahati. Technothlon began in 2004 in a small room with an aim to "Inspire Young Minds". Starting on our journey with a participation of 200 students confined to the city of Guwahati, over the past 14 years we have expanded our reach to over 400 cities all over India and various centers abroad. The championship is organized over 2 rounds:
1. Prelims: a written preliminary examination which takes place in numerous schools all over India in the month of July
2. Mains: an event based competition which is conducted at IIT Guwahati, among the top 100 students from each squad.
Students participate in teams of 2.
There are two squads:
Junior Squad - Students of classes 9th and 10th
Hauts Squad - Students of classes 11th and 12th
Team formation : The members can be from same class or different class. For example: a team consisting of one member from class IX and other from class X is perfectly acceptable for Junior squad. The basic requirements for team formation are they should consist exactly two members from the same squad and the same institution.
Prelims is in general an objective written exam. It involves no syllabus or general knowledge and relies solely on the student's logical and analytical thinking abilities. The exam is generally of 2 and ½ hour length. The question paper will have various sections like maths, puzzles, code crunchers etc. Each section has its own marking scheme.
The two team members are given a common Question paper and answer sheet and they can discuss it amongst themselves and attempt the paper together.
These questions are designed in a way to properly check the intellect and problem solving abilities of the participants. This also involves development of proper teamwork amongst the participants thus leading to wholesome development of students.
Mains is an event based competition. It is conducted during "Techniche", the Techno-Management Festival of IIT Guwahati, held during the first week of September. The selected teams of the same squad compete against each other in various events. The events are designed to test the creativity and imagination of the participants. There is no prerequisite knowledge requirement for these events. Moreover, any extra knowledge required is taught to the students by us. Students love the fun learning experience they have with these events. New events are designed every year. The past editions of Mains have seen events like Air Crash Investigation, A Little Bid, Braking Bad, Fluxo de Energia etc. The winners of Technothlon are crowned on the basis of their performance in these events.
In addition to these, students can attend the workshops and fun events to spend the night. Other than events, the students can witness the competitions of Techniche and attend the Lecture Series of famous personalities (past speakers include Mr. Subramanian Swamy, Mr. Fred Raab, Miss Ada Yonath etc.). They can also enjoy the Pronite performances.
The interested students can register themselves for the examination online or offline.
Technothlon is conducted over various cities and centers with the help of city representatives. The city representatives are responsible to collect the registrations offline. Participating schools can collect the registration fees themselves and then prepare a demand draft to be handed over to the city representatives.
Please note that you will be able to access Technopedia only after successful payment of registration fees.
The fees is Non-Refundable
The teams are selected on the basis of the total marks scored in Prelims. The Top 50 teams from each squad are called to IIT Guwahati for the Mains Round.
Other than the top 100 participants which are selected for mains in each squad (& given Gold Certificates); the next 400 participants in both the squads are awarded with Silver Certificates from Techniche, IIT Guwahati. Also there are various other prizes to be won which will be disclosed later. Everyone participating in Technothlon 2017 will receive e-Certificate of participation.
Download previous year papers from here.
Check previous years Mains photos from here.
Last year Technothlon published its own android application, which itself is a complete guide about Technothlon. To Know More, Click here.