The Rajasthan edition of the quiz is one of the largest in terms of participation. This was more or less, the same in the online version of this sport. The other fascinating thing about this cluster is that institutes from across the state tend to do well in the quiz, year on year. The terrain was the same this year with contestants from across the state battling against questions that Ms. Rashmi lined up for them. The top six who made it from her wild cards were:
The final started evenly, with Pickbrain setting a brisk pace for the contestants. He too commented on the diversity of the contestants – from management institutes to engineers, to aspiring doctors. The quiz had everyone trying their best but as it crossed the halfway mark, it was clearly a tussle between Harsh, Aditya and Sahil. It was in the final round that Sahil surged ahead with brilliant strikes to clinch the title with a score of 600. Aditya lost some ground towards the end while being comfortably in the second position, but managed to hold out Harsh to clinch the second spot.
The chief guest for the cluster Mr. Moncrief Aviet, GM – Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur, spoke of how a Tata Crucible reflected the core values of the Tata Group and also how he had personally seen the quiz grow during his own career with the Taj and the many Tata Crucible’s he had witnessed across Taj locations.