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What is
GEO CHALLENGE?

WishWin's Geo Challenge is a fun way to learn and explore our planet. We believe that the sky is the limit and the earth has no boundaries. The objective of our Geo Challenge is to test the abilities of curious minds with questions about our mother planet and the solar system. The variety of topics range from the solar system, to world geography, geography of oceans, and other phenomena of the planet.

The Geo Challenge aims to provide a learning experience to students so that they can re-discover cultures, geographies and physical features of our land and everything around us.

Geo Challenge FAQs

Geo Challenge consists of 2 levels

  • Geo Challenge for Juniors : Grades 1, 2, and 3
  • Geo Challenge for Seniors: Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Our competitions are meant to promote academic excellence and recognize students for their talent and hard work. During our competitions, there will be pictures and videos taken which may be posted on our website. Students who wish to participate in our competitions will have to turn in a photo / video release consent form at the time of onsite check-in on the day of the competition.

Students should bring pencils, pens, and erasers to the test.

You may either bring a printed or mobile copy of the registration ticket.
During onsite check-in, photo / video consent form has to be submitted, which is a prerequisite to participate in the competition.

  • Enhance the knowledge about our planet
  • Build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn variety of topics ranging from US geography, world geography, Indian geography, water bodies, land forms, physical features of lands, and other phenomena of the planet.
  • Help lay the foundation in the future preparation for national geographic bee and other national level competitions

Geo Challenge will consist of written and oral sections.

The exam/test will consist of multiple choice questions and fill in the blank type questions.

The questions of Geo Challenge will be tailored to the category, with some extra challenging questions. The objective of our Geo Challenge is to test the abilities of curious minds with questions about our mother planet. Additionally, this will help set the foundation for other competitions, such as the national geographic bee.

Geo Challenge will be a written test/exam consisting of 30 questions and an oral section consisting of 2 rounds.

Following are some sources that may be used for preparation.

Geo Challenge Juniors:

  • Resources and assignments from school
  • US Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture
  • Indian Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages.
  • World Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages
  • Famous personalities, Who's who!
  • National Geographic Challenge: wwww.nationalgeographic.org/
  • 50 States: www.50states.com/

Geo Challenge Seniors:

  • Resources and assignments from school
  • US Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture
  • Indian Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages.
  • World Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages
  • Famous personalities, Who's who!
  • National Geographic Challenge: www.nationalgeographic.org/
  • Preparing for the Geography Bee: www.thoughtco.com/geography-4133035
  • 50 States: www.50states.com/
  • HOW TO ACE THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE, OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE
  • Current events

Overall exam duration will be 1 hour and 15 minutes; the initial 15 minutes will be allocated for explanation of rules, and the exam/test will last 60 minutes, comprised of written and oral rounds. The time allocated for written and oral sections will be 50% each.

The students are expected to arrive 30 minutes before the exam for onsite check-in, seating of students, and explanation of rules.

Parents will not be allowed in the room during the written test. Based on discretion, if space permits, parents may watch the oral section. Parents are requested to pick up their children as soon as the exam is completed and attend the award ceremony after the grading is completed.

Soon after the test/exam, the answers will be evaluated and the winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

For questions, please contact wishwin10@gmail.com

More details can be found at www.wishwin.org

Geo Challenge Rules, Guidelines and Study Sources

Geo challenge : Rules

The following rules are applicable for Geo Challenge Competition

  • Geo Challenge consists of 2 levels
    • Junior Geo Challenge : Grades 1, 2 and 3
    • Senior Geo Challenge: Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Geo Challenge for both levels consists of written and oral sections.
  • The written test will consist of 30 questions
  • All the contestants will get the same questions.
  • Contest will consist of questions that are multiple choice and fill in the blank type. The contestants have to circle the appropriate answer choice from the list of multiple choices and write the correct answer for the fill in the blank type of questions.
  • Contestants are expected to write clearly and legibly.
  • The contestants have to transfer the answers to the Student Answer Sheet provided at the end of the booklet. NOTE: Answers that have not been transferred to the Student Answer Sheet will not be graded.
  • Contestants are expected to return the entire booklet with the Student Answer Sheet after the test.
  • Overall exam duration for written and oral sections together will be about 1 hour 15 minutes. Initial few minutes will be allocated to explanation of rules. The time allocated for written and oral rounds will be about 50% each,
  • The oral section will consist of two rounds.
Guidelines and Scoring
  • The students are expected to arrive 30 minutes before the test for onsite check-in, seating of students, and explanation of rules.
  • Students are expected to write their names on all the sheets.
  • There will NOT be any partial credits.
  • The contestant will be awarded points for the correct answer and zero points for an incorrect answer.
  • There will be NO negative points for any incorrect answer.
  • It is the responsibility of the contestants to transfer the answers to the Student Answer Sheet provided at the end of the booklet since this sheet will be used for grading and scoring.
  • Scoring: For every correct answer in the first set of 15 questions of the written round, 1 point will be awarded. For every correct answer from questions 16 to 30 of the written round, 2 points will be awarded. For a correct answer in the first round of the oral section, 2 points will be awarded. For a correct answer in the second round of the oral section, 3 points will be awarded. Therefore, the maximum possible score is 50 points
  • The decision of the judges is final.

Note: Parents will not be allowed in the room during the written test/ exam. Based on discretion, if space permits, parents may watch the oral section. Parents are requested to pick up their children as soon as the exam is completed and attend the award ceremony after the grading is completed.

Geo challenge: Study Material and Sources

Following are some sources that may be used for preparation.

Geo challenge sources for juniors:
  • Resources and assignments from school
  • US Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture
  • Indian Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages.
  • World Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages
  • Famous personalities, Who's who!
  • National Geographic Challenge : wwww.nationalgeographic.org/
  • 50 States: www.50states.com/
Geo challenge sources for seniors:
  • Resources and assignments from school
  • US Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture
  • Indian Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages.
  • World Geography: water bodies, land forms, states, capitals, culture, languages
  • Famous personalities, Who's who!
  • National Geographic Challenge: www.nationalgeographic.org/
  • Preparing for the Geography Bee: www.thoughtco.com/geography-4133035
  • 50 States: www.50states.com/
  • HOW TO ACE THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE, OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE
  • Current events

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Geo Challenge 2018 Results

The Geo Challenge 2018 was designed as an exploration method to learn more about planet earth. Every question in the written round and oral round was created with the objective to promote learning. The goal of our contests is to motivate students and promote academic excellence and the format is designed in such a way that students are encouraged to participate and improve their test-taking ability. The senior and junior WishWin Geo Challenge champions missed the perfect score by just one question each. Overall, the contest was a high scoring test with all children performing very well. Congratulations, students!


Geo Challenge Top Ranks juniors

Santosh Kavula Geo Challenge 2018 Junior Champion
Arush Sunil 2nd Rank
Sriyan Bodla 3rd Rank
Srisai Amaraditya 4th Rank
Darsheel Paila 5th Rank
Ryan Supratman, Aryan Gopinath 6 – 7 Ranks

Geo Challenge Top Ranks Seniors

Tulash Embuswamy Geo Challenge 2018 Senior Champion
Ryan 2nd Rank
Hrishikesh Harish 3rd Rank
Abhiram Iyer 4th Rank
Pavitra Paila 5th Rank

Practice questions

Check out the practice questions!

Note : A sample question paper with a set of additional 10 practice questions will be emailed to the students after they register for the Geo Challenge to help them understand the format and structure of the written portion of the competition. Pointers and study guidelines about the structure and format of the written and oral sections will also be provided.