Program Details 6 - 9

HCL Jigsaw is a new pioneering program with an objective of building a culture of problem solving in the country starting at the school level. This is India's Premier Critical Reasoning Platform for students in Grades 6 to 9.

Note that the student need to be in Grade 6-9 in academic year 2021-22 to be eligible for the program.

HCL Jigsaw aims to:

  • Raise awareness on the importance of 21st century skills;
  • Celebrate educators who strive hard to nurture these skills in young individuals.
  • Recognize and reward students who have the potential to be tomorrow's leading problem-solvers; and
  • Help all participating students understand improvement areas so that they can work towards developing these critical skills.

Focused on students for Grade 6 – 9, the competition will have two rounds:

  • Qualifiers (3 to 8 December): 40-min Critical Reasoning Olympiad; and
  • Finale (18 to 19 December): Theme based real-world Problem Solving Challenge

Note that the student needs to be in Grade 6-9 in academic year 2021-22 to be eligible for the program.

Assessment Parameters

The world is ever changing and growing more complex. To be able to thrive in such an environment requires one to have strong problem-solving skills. Problem solving is the process that involves exploring and navigating the world. It requires you to ask questions, make discoveries, and test those discoveries in the search for new understanding. A solution is as good as it is communicated. A lot of great ideas do not come off the drawing board and fail to be appreciated. With that in mind, here are the 10 facets of problem solving in which you should seek to excel:

Recognition on completion of Qualifier

  • e-Certificate of Distinction and qualification for finale (top 20).
  • e-Certificate of Merit.
  • Detailed Assessment Reports and e-Certificate of Participation for all participants

Rewards for winners of Finale

Top 3 students across each grade

  • The Winners Trophy.
  • Prizes worth up to INR 1 L per student.
  • Learning opportunities at HCL Innovation Labs on real life projects.