Cryptic Crossword Contest 2016

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct Cryptic Crossword Competition (CCCC 2016) from 18 April 2016 to 2 Sept 2016, for Class 9 to Class 12 across various cities. The contest will be conducted in two phases –

  1. City Round &
  2. National Round

City round will be a inter school contest where CBSE affiliated schools and schools located in the vicinity of the designated cities can also participate. Each team will consist of two students who has to solve a written cryptic crossword puzzle in 60 minutes.

CBSE CCC 2016 City Round Calendar

18th April Ranchi
19th April Bokaro and Gaya
21st April Bhagalpur
25th April Muzzaffarpur and Jamshedpur
26th April Patna
28th April Delhi & Gurgaon
29th April Ghaziabad, Noida & Ludhiana
2nd May Jaipur, Chandigarh & Agra
3rd May Kota & Shimla
2nd June Srinagar
9th July Varanasi
11th July Bhopal
12th July Indore
14th July Bengaluru
15th July Mysuru
25th July Chennai
26th July Coimbatore
28th July Cochin
1st August Pune
3rd August Navi Mumbai
4th August Mumbai
5th August Nasik
9th August Kolkata
11th August Guwahati
22nd August Varodara
24th August Surat
26th August Ahmedabad
2nd September Bhubaneshwar

The winners of the city round will participate in the National Round which will be conducted in New Delhi. In the Quarter Final round, 16 teams will be selected for Semi-finals, out of which 4 teams will be selected for the Finals.

National Winners will be honoured with prizes worth Rs. 25,000 each along with trophies and certificates and the Runners-up will receive trophies, certificates & prizes worth Rs. 15,000 each. 3rd and 4th National Finalists will win trophies, certificates and prizes worth Rs.10,000. City Round winners will also be appreciated with trophies and certificates.

Students of CBSE Class 9 to CBSE Class 12, who wish to participate can register through

Applicants can also find the Sample Papers of CBSE Cryptic Crossword contests and other updates in the website.

City round winners and their school escort will be endowed with second class rail fare to encourage them to participate in the National Level Round.

Here is a pair of sample paper for Cryptic Crossword Competition. Click here to download

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