Q1. Is there any abstract submission?

Ans. No


Q2. What forms of energy can be involved in the contraption system?

Ans. The participants can make use of kinetic, potential, electrical, magnetic, elastic, thermal energies etc. Use of chemicals is strictly prohibited and hence no form of chemical energy is to be used.


Q3. Will electricity supply be provided?

Ans. Yes, but only for charging batteries. Participants have to bring their own batteries and their respective chargers if electrical energy is involved in the contraption system.


Q4. What will happen if by mistake a team’s contraption system gets affected by other team’s contraption system?

Ans. Points (according to the extent of damage on the other team’s contraption system) will be deducted from the team’s total score which caused the damage. Extra time will be given to the team had their contraption system damaged, to fix it.


Q5. Is there any time restriction in setting the contraption system and executing the task?

Ans. No time restriction is present in setting the contraption system. The number of step, complexity of system and time taken will be the factors in the execution of the given task. There will be a time limit within which a team has to complete the task.


Q6.What is a step?

Ans. A step is defined as an action that results in another action working toward the final aim of the system.


Q7.What is a parallel step?

Ans. A parallel step is defined as the action that initiates two or more steps at the same time but both the initiated steps must have some contribution towards the final aim of the system.


Q8. What is a gradient?

Ans.  Inclined surface.


Q9.Will balls be provided to hit the cup arrangement?



Q10. How many chances will be given to a team to complete the given task?

Ans. It’s not fixed. It can be any number but the team has to complete the task within the specified time limit. More number of chances implies that more number of points will be deducted. The team has to stop their system if the time limit is crossed.