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. With a remarkable legacy spanning two decades, QoTB is a beacon of knowledge and curiosity. Last year, over 1400+ teams participated from 600+ colleges and schools battled for fame, glory, and substantial cash rewards. The event is more captivating than ever, featuring two distinctive segments: QoTB Juniors, tailored for students from class 9th to 12th, and QoTB Premier, open to undergraduates, postgraduates, and corporate professionals.

The journey begins with an Unstop round followed by the City Qualifiers hosted in 8 vibrant Indian cities, including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Manipal, and Mumbai. These qualifiers pave the way for the Grand Finale, where the awe-inspiring backdrop of the sea sets the stage for the ultimate battle of wits, hosted by the renowned quizmaster, Mr. Giri “Pickbrain” Balasubramanium.

As India’s sharpest minds converge to compete, QoTB 2024 promises to be an intellectually stimulating experience. Join us in continuing the tradition of quizzing excellence and become a part of the QoTB legacy.

| Contact Us

Rayman Chadha (Convenor)

Phone:+91 99530 58348

Pooja Prabhu(Co-Convenor)

Phone:+91 81237 90700


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

    Event will be conducted in 3 rounds.

    Level 1: Unstop Round

  • Online round open for participants across the country via Unstop platform.
  • The students will be asked to select one of the 8 clusters available for selection.
  • Top 8 teams in each cluster will be selected for the city qualifiers round.
  • Level 2: City Qualifiers

  • Offline quiz competition conducted by members of the quiz committee of 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: Grand Finale

  • QoTB Junior and QoTB Premier Grand Finales will take place at Malpe Beach, where the top 8 teams from each segment will vie for the prestigious title of champions./li_item]


  • TAPMI QoTBTMis 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
  • Institutes that are affiliated with universities or are universities themselves as well as corporate professionals are eligible to apply for QoTBTM
  • Teams from courses run by professional associations such as ICAI, ICSI, etc can register under QoTBTMPremier irrespective of age. This list is merely indicative and NOT exhaustive.
  • Each team should consist of only two participants.
  • Participants in a team are not required to be affiliated with the same institute or organization.
  • A participant can be part of one team only.
  • Individual participants are NOTallowed to take part in the competition.
  • 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 during 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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27th January 2024
Malpe Beach

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