These Terms & Conditions are the complete and exclusive statements of the understanding between Hindustan Media Ventures Limited (HMVL) & Participant (through Authorized Representative/ Guardians; as the case may be) and shall apply to the 'Hindustan Olympiad', (Contest) a contest for all students falling within the territories of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi/NCR, Mumbai and Chandigarh to be held by HMVL. It supersedes all the understanding or other prior understanding, whether oral & written, and all representation or other communications between HMVL & the Participants in the Contest amounts to acceptance of these terms & conditions.
The Contest shall be held on https://www.hindustanolympiad.in/ and may be changed or discontinued at the sole discretion of HMVL.
The Contest is open to all the students of 1st Grade to 12th Grade falling within the territories of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi/NCR, Mumbai and Chandigarh only. The contest will take place between 11th March 2022 to 25thMar 2022(Both Levels) online on https://www.hindustanolympiad.in/ as intimated by HMVL to the Participant. The questions in the test shall be prepared by & large from the course of the student's respective Grade. The link for online test is https://www.hindustanolympiad.in/
Levels of tests shall be conducted:
1st Level: For all Participants – will have this test as Open Book (without any invigilation/proctoring)
2nd Level: For top 10% of the Participants from each class of each district (& municipal corporation zones for Mumbai & Chandigarh) which will be a proctored using Artificial Intelligence. Use of unfair means may result in disqualification.
All entries for enrolling in the Hindustan Olympiad shall be received by HMVL by or before 7th March 2022..
Results of the Contest shall be declared by HMVL before 29th March 2022 on the website https://www.hindustanolympiad.in/ & communicated via. Print and digital Ads. for toppers and prizes & e- certificates for the toppers will be awarded in an online felicitation ceremony through Webinar in Mar 2022.
Participation in the Contest is purely voluntary and applicants can participate by completing the registration process online, subject to a payment of INR 200/-(Non Refundable Registration Fee). All registration forms shall be compulsorily accompanied by the fees as provided in the Registration forms. The link for the Registration Form is https://www.hindustanolympiad.in/.
All entries received from Participants shall be accompanied by the consent of their Guardian/ Parent (as the case may be) in the manner laid down in the Registrations forms.
In order to participate in the Hindustan Olympiad, students must complete their mandatory registrations on Doubtnut using the same mobile number that was registered on Olympiad.
HMVL shall not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by the Participants while participating in the Contest and any Failure by HMVL to enforce any of these Rules in any instance(s) shall not give rise to any claim by any person. Further HMVL shall not be responsible in any way for failure/delays of any backend technology and the resultant inability of a Participant to send in his/her/their entry or register/participate in the Contest.
Only correct entries received by HMVL during the Contest period shall be considered eligible for the registration/Contest participation and HMVL shall not be responsible for non-receipt of any entry. HMVL does not take any responsibility for any errors arising out of incorrect or incomplete entries. Only those Participants with the correct entry (as determined by HMVL) shall be eligible to participate in the Contest.
Entries rejected by HMVL shall be returned to the respective Participants. For the Participants, on intimation of rejection, the refund for the Registration Fee shall be processed within 07 business days to the source of payment.
HTML reserves the right to disqualify Participants for misrepresenting their school/class details.
Payments : The Contest is a paid service. All payments shall be through the payment mechanism put in place by HMVL. Participants shall been various options to choose from and proceed with the payment for Registration via payment mechanisms including but not limited to Card Payment facilities, EMI Payment, Online Bank Transfer and Wallet Payment. It is hereby clarified that the payment gateway mechanisms are governed by the terms and conditions of the third party providers as listed and the Participant agrees to be bound by those terms. Valid Credit / Debit/ Cash Card/ online bank transfers and other payment instruments are processed using a Credit Card payment gateway or appropriate payment system infrastructure and the same will also be governed by the terms agreed to between the Users and the respective issuing bank and payment instrument issuing company. HMVL shall not be liable for any unauthorized use, fraud, payment refunds, lost amount etc. in the transaction.
Communication : Participants (through their Parent/Guardian) hereby explicitly consent to receiving communication from HMVL or representative by email, telephone, Whatsapp or text message for the purposes of providing alerts and information about our services.
The decision of HMVL with respect to the selection of toppers shall be final and binding upon the Participants/toppers. In case 2 or more students secure the same marks, the student who has taken lesser time to successfully submit the test, will be allotted a higher rank and will be given priority in selection criteria. There shall be no revaluation or revision of the results declared by HMVL.
Though HMVL shall make every effort to declare the results of the Contest on the due date, it shall not be responsible for any delay in announcing toppers, arising out of reasons beyond its control.
All entries will be treated as the property of HMVL and can be used by HMVL for any promotional and/or commercial activity & the Participants/toppers waive all rights of whatsoever nature in the said entries in favor of HMVL by participating in the Contest.
HMVL in its absolute discretion may publicize, broadcast or otherwise disclose a Participant's/topper's name, particulars, likeness, statements or any recording of their voice in advertising or promotional activities concerning this Contest, or generally. HMVL may promote or advertise that a topper has won the Contest. HMVL may also require Participants/toppers to participate in a photo, video and/or film session and acknowledge that HMVL has the absolute and exclusive right to use such publicity photos, videos and/or films in any medium and in any reasonable manner it may deem fit without any consideration or payment of similar nature to such Participants/toppers.
Only the toppers shall be informed by HMVL in such manner as may be decided by HMVL from time to time. Even after applying all the criteria regarding student ranking in both Level-1 and Level-2 exams, if two students still attain the same rank, then the student with later Date of Birth will be allotted the higher rank. The toppers must collect the Prize within 14 days from the date of notification of his/her winning or Felicitation ceremony or such other date as may be decided by HMVL. Venue for collection will be informed by HMVL through notification.
The topper is solely responsible for any other expenses, loss or damages related to the acceptance/use of the offer or participation in the Contest. Any levies, duties, incidental charges and taxes wherever applicable, shall be borne by the person participating in the Contest. The topper may submit the proof of depositing the tax due on the prize (on the value of Prize) (i.e. challan of depositing the tax) at the time of claiming the prize. Alternatively, HMVL will be deducting taxes at source as applicable from time to time on the prize (on the value of the prize),therefore, the Participant/topper claiming the prize must furnish his/her PAN number while claiming the prize and in absence of PAN number, HMVL will not issue any TDS certificate to the topper. In case the Participant/ topper does not have a PAN number, then HMVL shall have the discretion to disqualify the Participant/topper from the Contest.
HMVL reserves the right to extend the date of the Contest or to cancel, or change the manner in which the Contest is organized or discontinue or terminate the Contest at any time or to accept or reject any or all entries at their absolute discretion without giving any prior notice and without assigning any reason whatsoever.
The prize(s) shall not be transferable or substituted for cash and no such request shall be entertained by HMVL. This prize(s) cannot be clubbed with any other prize.
In the event of any topper choosing not to accept a prize(s) or forfeit any and/or all claims qua the prize or if HMVL is unable to reach/contact the topper at the contact details from which entries were sent for the Contest HMVL shall have the absolute discretion to deal with such prize as it deems fit.
HMVL shall not be responsible for any defects/inadequacy/deficiency in the prizes. HMVL would not be liable to replace/exchange the prizes at any point in time.
Any attempt by a Participant to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of Criminal and Civil Laws and should such an attempt be made, HMVL reserves the right to seek damages from any such Participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
HMVL reserves the right to share and/or sell the information collected from the Participants at mutually agreed terms & conditions with external parties.
The Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any disputes, differences and, or, any other matters in relation to and arising out of the Contest and, or, pertaining to the rules and regulations and, or, the Terms and Conditions shall be referred to arbitration under the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. The arbitral tribunal shall consist of a sole arbitrator to be appointed by HMVL. The venue of arbitration shall be New Delhi.
All disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Courts of New Delhi only.
For students of any participating state or city (the latter in the case of Delhi, Mumbai & Chandigarh) to be eligible for district level (or municipal corporation level for Delhi, Mumbai & Chandigarh cities) scholarship, the minimum student participation at the state or city level (the latter in the case of Delhi,Mumbai & Chandigarh) should be 2000 students