The eighth edition of the ‘preliminary cum elimination round of KQ Matters’ was held on the 20th of May, 2017. The contest was open to quizzers from all the Indian, international, and bilingual schools within the country. Its growing popularity lies in its novelty as it includes scientifically chosen infotainment-packed quizzing rounds unlike the other mundane quiz contests conducted across the country. Its alluring cash prize is yet another significant factor that sets it apart from the rest. The contestants had to take an online quiz designed by the IT department. There were 72 teams from 10 private Indian schools within the country. The online quiz results had been rechecked and verified by the KQ resource panel before the results were officially declared by the principal of Bhavans Kuwait amid elation and euphoria of success. Mr. T. Premkumar, the principal, Bhavans congratulated the six teams that have made to the Grand Finale that will be held after the summer vacation.
The six teams that made it to the grand finale of KQ Matters 2017-2018 are as follows:
Miss Aksa Merin Abraham and Master Don Mathew of United Indian School, Master Yash Yadunath and Miss Ushasi Nandi representing the Gulf Indian School, Miss Clarin Menezes and Mehek Haider of Indian Central School, Master Jason Miranda and Master Gladwin Sabu of Indian English Academy School, Master Joven C Jose and Master Arjun P Sujith of Indian Community School (Senior), and Miss Rhea Pinto and Master Ethan Bobby Kurien of the host school.