Quiz on the Beach® (QoTB)

Quiz on the Beach (QoTB), is Asia’s largest business quiz competition, conducted by T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal. Held with the sea as a backdrop, QoTB is India’s first and only B-school quiz competition that brings quizzers from the best educational institutions and corporations across India together on one stage.QoTB is tailored to enthuse the corporate quizzing aficionados and inquisitive student minds. The city qualifiers will be held in 8 cities across 7 states – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Manipal and Mumbai.

The Grand Finale will be hosted by renowned quizmaster, Mr. Giri “Pickbrain” Balasubramanium, who is himself an enthusiastic quizzer, against the stunning background of Malpe Beach. In addition to uniting intelligent young minds, QOTB is the ideal forum for networking with other quizzers across the nation.

The latest edition of the quiz, QoTB 2020, saw over 1500+ participants from 400+ colleges fighting it out for fame, glory and an overwhelming cash reward. This year the quiz is back with a brand-new segment for students from class 9th to 12th as well as for undergraduate students.

With a legacy of 19 years, TAPMI’s flagship event has touched upon thousands of students and this year, we intend to be bigger than ever as India’s best minds battle it out to be the coveted QoTB champions.

| Contact Us

Harsh Thakkar (Convenor)

Phone:+91 84900 80252

Naved Mohammad (Co-Convenor)

Phone:+91 74173 41442


Quiz Masters

An avid quizzer and a noted quizmaster, ‘Pickbrain’ Giri Balasubramaniam, was selected to host the prestigious Tata Crucible – The Business Quiz, India’s biggest corporate quiz in 2004. Having presented close to 1700 shows across 61 destinations of India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Middle East, UK, and USA, Giri is a familiar face on television where he hosts quiz shows regularly.
Giri began his career as a media sales executive in 1992, in 2000, he quit a division of Walt Disney India Pvt. Limited to pursue his passion as a profession. He is also the ‘brain’ behind the Global Awareness Program (GAP), one of India’s first structured knowledge enhancement programs for school children.

Quiz Format

    The event will be conducted at 4 levels in total.

    Level 1: Online Round

  • Open for participants across the country.
  • The students will be asked to select one of the 8 clusters available for selection.
  • Top 10 teams in each cluster will be selected for the semi round.
  • Level 2: City Qualifier

  • Offline event will be conducted by participants of the quiz committee in Tapmi, Manipal.
  • Winner from each cluster will move to the final round of the event.
  • The clusters of the event include: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Manipal and Mumbai.
  • Level 3: Preliminary Finale

  • Grand event will be conducted in Manipal. The Manipal Town has a student population of 50,000 students in colleges such as Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal School of Information Science, etc. The sponsors would get an Opportunity to have stalls on the Beach during the final round of the event.
  • Level 4: Mega Finale

  • In the Mega Finale, top 4 teams each from QoTB junior and QoTB premier will compete against each other to make a nail-biting finale at our most famous Malpe Beach.


  • TAPMI QoTBTM is a General Quiz open to full-time students from all disciplines.
  • The quiz is open to students from schools in the age bracket of 14-18  years for QoTBTM Juniors. 
  • Institutes that are affiliated with universities or are universities themselves as well as corporate professionals are eligible to apply for QoTBTM Premier. 
  • POST GRADUATE students are NOT ELIGIBLE for the current edition of QOTB. 
  • Teams from courses run by professional associations such as ICAI, ICSI, etc can register under QoTBTM Premier irrespective of age. This list is merely indicative and NOT exhaustive.
  • Each team should consist of only two participants. 
  • Both the participants in a team SHOULD belong to the same institute or Organisation. 
  • A participant can be part of one team only.
  • Individual participants are NOT allowed to take part. 
  • An institute can send any number of teams to register for the quiz.
  • Team composition cannot be changed after the qualifying rounds are conducted. 
  • There is NO ENTRY FEE
  • Once registered, organizers have the right to communicate with the teams, from time to time, any information regarding the quiz.
  • The organizers retain the right to make any changes to the event, its format, date, rules, and any matter related to this event, at any time before or in the course of the event.
  • The decision of the organizers and Quiz Master will be final and binding on all issues related to QoTB and no correspondence in this regard would be entertained. 
  • Disputes, if any, are subject to the jurisdiction of Udupi district, Karnataka. 
  • The usage of cell phones, laptops, tablets, or any electronic devices during the quiz is strictly prohibited. Any individual or team found using the same would be disqualified.
  • All participants are required to carry a valid college/institution photo ID to the venue without which participation will NOT be allowed.
  • By entering the event venue and/or participating in the quiz, the attendees permit themselves to be photographed/video-graphed/recorded by electronic and print mediums for telecast/publication and other display usage of the organizers.
  • Eatables are not allowed inside the venues where the city qualifiers are being conducted.


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