The Heads of all the Schools

Affiliated to the CBSE

Circular No. 09/08

EO(L&T)/ACAD/HQ-08/2008/ March 10,2008

Subject: Heritage India Quiz 2009 2010

Dear Principal,

As you are aware, the CBSE Heritage India Quiz launched in the year 2001 has been generating tremendous interest and enthusiasm among the student community. The number of students participating has grown in great strength over the years. It is needless to say that it has been the unstinted support and cooperation from schools that had enabled such good response. The same trend needs to be continued and the schools are expected to participate in good numbers for the Heritage India Quiz in the academic session 2008-09.

The CBSE Heritage India Quiz is one of the enrichment programmes promoted by the Board with an objective of inculcating interest among the students on the rich heritage and diversity of our country. It endeavors to promote the student’s desire to learn and appreciate the country’s history, its geography, its constitution, the language and literature and other finer aspects such as their lifestyle, traditions, customs etc associated with the people of the different regions.

As in the previous years, the first edition of the CBSE Heritage India Quiz will start from August 2008. Teams will be identified on the basis of their performance in the first round of written preliminary quiz to be conducted in August, 2008. Each school will be represented by three students forming the team who may be selected from classes IX to XII.

The written preliminary round will consist of multiple choice type questions in which the correct answer has to be marked on the OMR answer sheet .The total of the scores obtained by the three participants will be the marks scored by the team. The meritorious teams will participate in the Zonal Rounds which are proposed to be conducted in September 2008. This will be followed by the National Rounds featuring the Pre Finals amongst the teams qualifying in the Zonal Rounds and the National Finals for the best teams emerging out of the Pre Finals. There are attractive prizes and gifts besides certificates instituted for the winners. This information must be disseminated to the students and wide publicity may also be given.

The registration of your school for the competition should be completed by 15th May 2008. You may fill up the enclosed proforma for the same and forward to Mrs. Uma Sivaraman, Education Officer (L&T), Central Board of Secondary Education, “Shiksha Kendra”, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092 along with the registration fee of Rs. 500/- through a DD in favour of Secretary, CBSE, Delhi. Second class reserved rail fare for three students and one school escort will be reimbursed to those who will be participating in the National Round.

An early action from your side will help us formalize the quiz design and mail it to you in time.

Best Wishes,

Yours sincerely,




Registration Form

We wish to register our School team for the CBSE-Heritage India Quiz 2008. Particulars are given below. (Please type or write in bold)

1. Name of the School _______________________________

2. CBSE Affiliation No. _______________________________

3. Complete Postal address _______________________________

Of school (with pin code) _______________________________


4. School Phone No. _______________________________

(with STD/ISD Code)

5. Name of Principal ______________________________

6. Principal’s Residential Address __________________________

(with pin code) ______________________________

7. Principal’s Residential Phone No. ___________________________

(with STD/ISD code no.)

8. School E-mail address __________________________________

9. School fax No. __________________________________

10. Bank Draft Details (to be drawn in favour of Secretary, CBSE, DELHI)

Bank Name ____________________________________________

Registration Fee of Rs. 500/-, Payable at Delhi .

Date ________________Draft No.__________________________

The school will abide by the rules of CBSE Heritage India Quiz as framed by CBSE.

11. Signature of Principal ____________________________________

(with school seal and date)

Mail to:

Education Officer (L&T)

Central Board of Secondary Education, “Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092. Phone: 011-22443852

To reach by 15th May, 2008 Please send by Speed Post to ensure timely and safe delivery.


The last date for registration of teams for CBSE Heritage India Quiz is 15th May, 2008


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