India’s External Affairs Ministry’s second edition of ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ (BKJ) quiz

WITH the aim to motivate overseas Indian youth to develop an interest in knowing and understanding India, the Indian External Affairs Ministry is organizing the second edition of ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ (BKJ) quiz.

The online quiz is open to overseas Indian youth and foreign nationals between the ages of 15 and 35 years as on January 1, 2019 (born not before January 1, 1984, and not after January 1, 2004). The quiz will be held for three distinct categories of participants – Non-Resident Indians (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals.

Top 10 finalists in each category (PIO, NRI and Foreign National) will be selected on the basis of marks secured in the second round and they will be invited to participate in the third round (semi-final) and fourth round (final) in New Delhi. All participants, who are invited for the onsite round will attend the workshop in New Delhi and participate in the Bharat Ko Janiye Yatra, a 15-day tour of India, including Lakshadweep. The Government of India will bear international airfare and all expenses including hotel accommodation (4-star hotel on twin sharing basis), local transportation (by AC vehicle on twin sharing basis), boarding and lodging for quiz participants during their stay in India, as well as airport-hotel-airport transfer during arrival and departure from India.

The last date of registration has been extended till September 15, 2018. For more details and study materials, visit