HCL Jigsaw is India’s Premier Critical Reasoning Platform which aims to build a community of young logical thinkers and problem solvers.
Two round format (grade 6-9);

  • Qualifier:40-min Critical Reasoning Olympiad
  • Finale: Theme based problem-solving challenge

Online school and student registration will remain open till 7th March, 2021

Students from any board, any school from any part of our country can register for HCL Jigsaw as long as they are from grades 6 – 9 in academic year 2021-2022.

Relax! There is nothing much to prepare for the Critical Reasoning Olympiad. It is an application-oriented assessment program focusing on real-world problems and challenges. It will mainly focus on the critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills of the participants.

However, students will be provided with practice material and solved examples HCL Jigsaw.

Yes, there is a registration fee of INR 200 for the Critical Reasoning Olympiad.

The student must have a stable internet connection on their Laptop/Desktop/Tablet with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox running. The system should have at least 2 GB RAM with a minimum processor configuration of Intel i3 or above operating under Windows 7 or higher.

No, the Critical Reasoning Olympiad can only be taken on a Laptop, Desktop, or Tablet.

The medium of instruction will be English (UK)

If you are unable to login or need any other technical assistance, you can reach out for support at support@hcljigsaw.com

The entire assessment will take 60 minutes, including the Olympiad test 45 minutes.


In case of a breakdown in internet access during the examination, you can log in again and resume from where you left once your connection is stable again.

In case your system crashes or freezes, you can re-login and resume once the system is fixed.

This is a critical step and we would advise you to be cautious when attempting the questions, any questions skipped during the test will be counted as an incorrect response with no option to go back. Be careful and confirm while submitting answers or skipping questions.

The online assessment will include Multiple Choice Questions, each attributing to the facet of critical thinking, reasoning and real-world problem-solving. The assessment is adaptive, and the final evaluation for qualifier will be based on the participant’s national percentile rank.

Once a student completes their registration, they will be provided with course problem material and solved examples. For further doubt clearance and interaction, you can reach out to us at our live support: support@hcljigsaw.com

On successful completion of each program milestone, you stand a chance to win the following:

  • Certificate of Distinction (top 1% in each grade)
  • Certificate of Merit (top 10% in each grade)
  • Detailed Assessment Reports and Certificate of Participation for all participants
  • The Winners Trophy
  • Prizes worth up to INR 1 L per student including laptop, headphones and other exciting gadgets
  • Learning opportunities at HCL Innovation Labs on real life projects