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What is Techkriti?

Techkriti is an annual international technical and entrepreneurial festival organized by the students of IIT Kanpur. The festival is held over four days every March, attracting participants from every corner of the country as well as from abroad, comprising a total footfall of over 60,000 from all over India and abroad.

What is TOSC?

Techkriti Open School Championship is an annual competition for classes 6th to 12th, conducted and organized by Techkriti, IIT Kanpur. The championship consists of two phases in which the students will participate individually and compete for the championship. Phase 1 consists of an online examination (of 60 mins) which the students can easily give at their homes and the question paper comprises of Mental Ability, Aptitude and Puzzles. TOSC will feature students participating in three different pools- Pool A (6th, 7th and 8th), Pool B (9th and 10th), Pool C (11th and 12th). Phase 2 will only be conducted for Pool B and C and the champions for classes Pool A will be declared after phase 1 only. The Top 100 participants each from Pool B and C, qualifying phase 1 will get an opportunity for the final phase, where they will be further tested upon some additional activities to decide the overall winners. Also, there will be various other talks, virtual exhibitions and online technical workshops in phase 2 for students. No previous knowledge is required to participate, the only prerequisite is enthusiasm and confidence.


Our mission is to strengthen and cultivate the talent of our nation at the grassroots level, which serves our sole motive. Through a series of events involving mental aptitude, logic, and scrutiny, it seeks to provide school students a platform to gain fundamental experience and knowledge, to exercise coordination skills, and to think out of the box while providing solutions never thought before.


Phase 1

Phase 1 will be conducted on 26th December. This round consists of an online exam which will consist of objective type questions on aptitude, reasoning and general awareness. Participants will participate individually in this phase. The duration of the exam will be of 60 mins. Top 100 students from pools B and C will be invited to get an opportunity for Phase II.

Phase 1 Results

Phase 1 results will be announced in January. The results will be made available on the website. The e-Certificates of participation will be available on the TOSC website after the result declaration.

Phase 2

This round will comprise of puzzles and competitive activities which will not only decide the winner but also help the participants explore and enhance their cognitive and analytical skills. Also, there will be virtual exhibitions, online technical workshops and talks (by some renowned personalities) as a part of Phase 2.

Registration Process

Students are required to participate individually. The registration fee for a participant is Rs.125. Clicking the 'Register here' button on the right would lead you to a form filling which would enable you to create an account. Signing in to that account and paying the registration fees would complete the process.
Click here for the detailed instructions.

Selection Procedure

Each round consists of two pools:
    Pool A: Class 6th - 8th
    Pool B: Class 9th - 10th
    Pool C: Class 11th -12th
Top 100 participants from Pool B and C, selected on the basis of their performance in phase 1 will be given the opportunity to compete for phase 2. Champions for Pool A will be declared on the basis of phase 1 only.


Aryan A. Barsaniyan - TOSC Topper (Pool A)

"It was a great pleasure to become a part of Techkriti Open School Championship, at IIT-Kanpur. ...It provided a great platform to my idea and ideas of many such children like me. The campus was amazingly big and robotics class was quite fruitful. Above all, meeting and listening to Professor H. C. Verma was like the icing on the cake. Finally, when I was declared as one of the winners from POOL-A, it was just like the cherry on the icing of the cake. To sum up, I would like to say that some experiences in our life are so important from every point of view that it is totally worth to attain one and the same goes for me in the case of TOSC." Read more

Anand Krishna - TOSC Topper (Pool B)

"My gratitude to IIT Kanpur and TOSC who fuelled my scientific pursuits through the current honour knows no bounds....This achievement gives me courage to go further in figuring out scientific solutions to everyday necessities of life which have social relevance as well. Apart from the sheer happiness of earning this prestigious accolade, my journey from the southern tip of India to this renowned temple of scientific excellence in a faraway northern state gave me a rare chance to earn firsthand experience of my county as a whole and the current frontiers of academic research. TOSC has changed my personal outlook and academic pursuits." Read more


For Winners
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2nd Prize (For all Pools)

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3rd Prize (For all Pools)

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4th and 5th Prizes (For all Pools)


Top 10 Participants (For all Pools)

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City Toppers and Top 100 participants

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It is preferable to have a PC to attempt the test. Kindly find a cyber cafe in your locality or any other such facility. If you still wish to test whether your mobile device meet the requirements for the test you can attempt the mock test as suggested here.
TOSC is an exam filled with fascinating and intriguing questions that test your logical reasoning and thinking skills. If you think your analytical abilities are sharp and clear, then just sit for the exam with a pen and a Fresh Mind!!
You can also attempt previous TOSC papers here.
No previous knowledge is required to participate, the only prerequisite is enthusiasm and confidence.
Yes. Every student pursuing school (class 6th-12th) can enroll for TOSC.
Check out this link for a complete process on registration.
If you have paid the registration fee, then you will receive your admit card a few days before the exam
Your progress will be saved automatically from time to time and you will be able to resume from where you have left.

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