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HCL Jigsaw Hosts Qualifier Round

Witnesses participation from students from across the country

HCL Jigsaw,  designed to assess important 21st-century skills in young (Grade 6 to 9) students, announced the successful completion of Round One or the Qualifier Round of the Pan-India competition. Held virtually from July 8th – 13th 2021, the Qualifier round assessed participants through a 40-minute Olympiad that evaluated students using adaptive multiple-choice questions, attributing to different facets of critical reasoning and problem-solving skills. Close to 7000 students representing 2000 schools from across the country registered to participate in the first edition of HCL Jigsaw.  

Students from 28 states and union territories participated in the Qualifier Round and 65 per cent of these were from ten major cities, including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, NOIDA, Lucknow, Gurugram, Kolkata and Pune. More than half of the participating students were from schools affiliated with the CBSE board. Other boards including CISCE, IB, Cambridge, and State boards.

HCL Jigsaw is designed to assess participating students on 10 significant parameters under three primary attributes that can be characterized as key components of the problem-solving process. These include:  

  • Research Skills – this would assess students on how well they are able to define a problem, formulate an investigation/action plan and collect and organize information
  • Communication Process – assess the student’s ability to structure information in a coherent manner, and understand the context and purpose of any information given to them
  • Thinking Critically – this attribute will assess if a student is able to interpret the information accurately, evaluate claims and draw conclusions


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