Central Board of Secondary
CBSE/DIR(ACAD&TRG)/HIQ/2012 || Circular No: Acad- 57/2012
All the Heads of Institutions affiliated to CBSE
Subject: XII CBSE Heritage Education and Heritage
India Quiz 2012.
Indians have always been proud of their cultural heritage.
The tangible (monuments/ artifacts), intangible elements (folk traditions/
language) and even natural heritage and its bio-diversity need to be preserved
It is important for learners to know about the heritage which
enables them to understand the beliefs, values, history and socio-cultural
context of their country. This helps them to accept and respect the cultural
differences given in the diversity and leads to developing critical skills.
The Board has therefore initiated a micro site on Heritage
Education at http://heritage.cbseacademic.in which will help teachers to
explore, learn and empower their students with local heritage and connect them
to National and World Heritage Sites.
Heritage Education in the CBSE also includes the celebration
of the Heritage Day on 12th January when school children reaffirm their
commitment to preserve and protect Heritage monuments of the country. The Board
has constantly laid emphasis on promoting Heritage Clubs, initiating Heritage
Walks and conducting cultural events to enrich every learner’s overall
The CBSE Heritage India Quiz, initiated in 2001, is an Inter
School Quiz which has been conceptualized by the Board with the objective of
creating awareness and appreciation in the student community towards the rich
cultural heritage and diversity of our country.
This year the event is being coordinated with AETN 18 Media
Private Ltd. and is going to be conducted in multiple phases as:-
Phase 1 - City Chapter – first week of October to mid
Phase 2 - Regional Chapter- mid- November to December
first week, 2012
Phase 3 - National Semi Finals and National Finals –
mid week of December, 2012
Note: Finalised Cities will be decided after Registration.
Phase 1: City Chapter The City Chapter will be
segmented into One, Two, Three or Six City Chapters depending on the
geographical diversity and the response from each region. It will be held across
a minimum of one location and a maximum of 6 locations per region.
The City Chapter will be conducted tentatively between first
weeks of October to mid- November, 2012. It will be a single day event
comprising two stages. Each school will be represented by three students thus
forming a team who may be selected from classes IX-XII.
Stage I: Written Elimination Round
This round will be in the form of a Power Point where the
teams from each school will collectively attempt the test. There will be 30
Questions to be answered in 25 minutes where the respective teams of each school
will have to write the answer. After the culmination of the test the answers
will be provided while the evaluation happens simultaneously.
Stage II: On –Stage Round
In this round with the respective qualifiers of Stage I, an
on-stage Round will be conducted which will be of 60-75 minute duration. This
round will be conducted in a prominent school of the city wherein questions will
comprise of mix of verbal, audio and visual questions.
The winning team will walk away with a Trophy and cash prize
First Prize : Rs.21,000 x 1 team Rs.21,000
Second Prize: Rs.12,000 x 1 team Rs.12,000
Third Prize: Rs.7,500 x 1 team Rs.7,500
Fourth Prize: Rs.4,500 x 1 team Rs.4,500
Second Position at semi-final : Rs.3,000 x 4
Third Position at semi-final : Rs.1,500 x 4 teams
The rules and regulations are given with the registration