ConQuest: India’s premiere national quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics is CLPR’s annual flagship event. It is aims to have students engage with India’s rich constitutional and political history in a fun yet rigorous way.

There have been 6 editions of ConQuest so far - read about them all below.

ConQuest 2016:

In 2016 we organized the first edition of ConQuest. The Quiz was supported by Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. ConQuest 2016 was open for undergraduate and postgraduate University students.

ConQuest 2016 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round – School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
  • West Regional Round – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • East Regional Round – School of Law , KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
  • North Regional Round and National Finals – Indian Law Institute, New Delhi at International Society for International Law, Delhi

Over 190 student teams participated across all four regional zones and represented colleges and educational institutions like NLU DelhiSymbiosis Law School, NOIDASt Stephen’s CollegeJNUHindu CollegeIIT-MSt Josephs CollegeRVCEAPUBITS-HyderabadSCLUNLSIUTNNLSNUALSNUJS, KIIT Law School, NLU, OdishaGNLUNLIU, MNLU, ILSGLC MumbaiCOEP, the Armed Forces Medical College and Savitribai Phule Pune University.

The teams that made it to the National Finals from the four zones were:

  • South Zone: two teams from National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • West Zone: one team from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and one team from VM Salgaoncar College of Law, Goa;
  • East Zone: one team from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar and one team from National Law University, Cuttack;
  • North Zone: one team from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and one team from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

First Place: Jaydev CS and Abhishek Choudhary; NLSIU

Second Place: Sarthak Gupta and Aradhya Sethia; NLSIU

Third Place: Karthik Manickam and Mohit Srivastava; JNU

ConQuest 2017:

The 2nd edition of ConQuest was supported by the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. Mr. Arvind Datar was the prize money and trophies sponsor.

The quiz was open to senior high school students (11th – 12th grade/PUC/Junior College) in addition to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.

ConQuest 2017 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round and National Finals – School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
  • West Regional Round – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • East Regional Round – NUJS, Kolkata
  • North Regional Round  –  NLU, Delhi

This edition featured many colleges and universities across India in addition to schools whose students were now eligible for the quiz. Over 200 student teams represented institutions and schools like IIM LucknowNIT Delhi, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College,Lady Irwin CollegeVivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Sri Venkateswara CollegeRamjas CollegeIndraprastha College For WomenNPS HSRBishop Cotton’s Boys SchoolUniversity Law CollegeBMS Law CollegeCMR Law CollegeKLE Law CollegeSt. Josephs College of LawVidyaniketanSt. Xaviers College, Loreto CollegeIIT KharagpurPresidency University, Jadavpur UniversityBITS Pilani GoaGLC MumbaiRTMNUWadia CollegeAGC PuneIIT BombayBMCC.

The following teams took part in the National Final Round:

  • North Zone: Ramjas College, Delhi; Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
  • West Zone: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
  • East Zone: 2 teams from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
  • South Zone: National Law School of India University, Bangalore; School of Law CHRIST, Bangalore.

First Place: Karan Kamath and Amey Pilay; SLS, Pune

Second Place: Ashish Kr. Singh and Abhishek Paliwal; Ramjas College

Third Place: Jeydev C S and Abhishek Choudhary; NLSIU

Watch the National Final Rounds:

ConQuest 2018:

The 3rd edition of ConQuest was supported by the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. Mr. Arvind Datar was the prize money and trophies sponsor. ThePrint came on board as our digital media partner.

ConQuest 2018 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round and National Finals – School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
  • West Regional Round – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • East Regional Round – St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  • North Regional Round  –  NLU Delhi

ConQuest 2018 was open for undergraduate and postgraduate University students. Over 200 student teams represented institutions and colleges across India including IIT, RoorkeeBITS , PilaniNLU, DelhiMiranda HouseRGNUL, Patiala; Jamia Millia IslamiaHindu CollegeAshoka UniversityRamjas CollegeLady Shri Ram CollegeDelhi School of EconomicsCampus Law CentreIIT, KharagpurPresidency UniversitySt. Xavier’s CollegeSt. Xavier’s UniversityNUJSNLUJA, AssamCNLU, PatnaNIT, JamshedpurILS, PuneIIT, BombayAIT, PuneBITS Pilani, GoaGNLU, Gandhinagar; SLS, PuneNLSIU, BangaloreIIT, MadrasTNNLS, TrichyULC, BangalorePES University, BangaloreDSNLU, VishakapatnamUniversity of HyderabadSchool of Law CHRIST, Bangalore.

The following teams took part in the National Final Round:

  • North Zone: Ramjas College, Delhi; Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
  • West Zone: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar; Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
  • East Zone: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
  • South Zone: National Law School of India University, Bangalore; School of Law CHRIST, Bangalore.

First Place: Anand Kumar, Abhinaba Sarkar, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.

Second Place: Abhishek Paliwal, Ashish Singh, Ramjas College, Delhi

Third Place: Ankur Agraj, Aditya Singh, Campus Law Centre, Delhi University

Watch the National Finals here: 

ConQuest 2019:

The 4th edition of ConQuest was supported by the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. Mr. Arvind Datar was the prize money and trophies sponsor. ThePrint came on board as our digital media partner.

ConQuest 2019 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round – St Joseph’s College of Law, Bengaluru
  • West Regional Round – Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune
  • East Regional Round – Loreto College, Kolkata
  • North Regional Round  –  NLU Delhi
  • National Finals – School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore

ConQuest 2019 was open for undergraduate and graduate University students. There were two key changes to the format of the Quiz. First, the number of members in each team was increased to three. Second, to promote gender diversity and inclusivity each team was required to have atleast one non-male member.

Over 220 teams from across colleges and universities in India participated to compete for a spot in the National Finals. These teams represented institutions and colleges like NLSIUUniversity of HyderabadSt. Joseph’s College of CommerceDSNLUPES UniversitySt. Aloysius CollegeIIT- KharagpurNUJSNIT-JamshedpurHNLU, St. Xavier’s CollegeJadavpur UniversityScottish Church CollegeILS Law CollegeBITS- PilaniNew Law College, PuneVM Salgaocar College of LawCollege of EngineeringSymbiosis Law SchoolAshoka UniversityRamjas CollegeNational Law University, DelhiMiranda HouseJamia Millia IslamiaSt. Stephen’s CollegeKirori Mal CollegeHindu College and Hansraj College.

The top two teams from each region qualified to take part in the National Finals at School of Law CHRIST on 6th September 2019

First place: Animesh Singh, Dhrishaj Suresh and Pallavi Khatri, NLSIU

Second place: Devika Narayanan, Shubham and Piyush, IIT-K and Dhanush Dinesh, Aman Deep Borthakur and Anushree Jain, NLSIU

View the photos here.

Watch the National Finals here: 

ConQuest 2020:

The 5th edition of ConQuest was supported by the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) with Walnut Knowledge Solutions as our knowledge partners. Mr. Arvind Datar was the prize money and trophies sponsor. ThePrint came on board as our digital media partner. The entire event was streamed on our YouTube channel and The Print's YouTube channel. 

It was the first time ConQuest was held completely online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 5th edition was then divided into three rounds: Preliminary rounds by regional zone, Knockout rounds, National Finals.

The preliminary rounds of the quiz had more than 600 students from colleges across India participating across various disciplines, after which were four knockout rounds where 32 teams competed for a place in the National finals across 4 days of online quizzing. 

Eight teams made it to the grand finale: West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, St. Stephens College, Ramjas College and Hindu College from Delhi University, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur and Government Law College, Mumbai.

First place: Government Law College, Mumbai

Second place: NIT Jamshedpur

Third place: St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi

Watch the National Finals here:

ConQuest 2022:

The 6th edition of ConQuest returned in-person after a 3-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) continued its support for the 6th edition of ConQuest. Our knowledge partners were Walnut Knowledge Solutions. Mr. Arvind Datar sponsored the prize money and trophies. ThePrint continued its support as our digital partner.

ConQuest 2022 was organised in partnership with the following regional partner institutions:

  • South Regional Round – St Joseph’s College of Law, Bengaluru
  • West Regional Round – Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune
  • East Regional Round – Loreto College, Kolkata
  • North Regional Round  –  NLU Delhi
  • National Finals – School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru

The two new rules about 3-member teams and each team needing to have a non-male member were continued in the 2022 edition. 

Over 170 teams participated in the return of the much-awaited constitutional educational activity with teams representing colleges and universities across India including: Gauhati Medical College, NUJS, NLU Odisha, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Presidency University; Symbiosis Law School Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, Government Law College Mumbai, Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics; NLU Delhi, JNU, Hindu College, SRCC, Lady Shri Ram College; National Law School of India University, Christ (Deemed to be) University, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Mount Carmel College, Jain College, Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College, Reva University and Indian Institute of Science.

The teams that qualified for the National Finals on 3 December 2022 are: 

First place: Gauhati Medical College

Second place: NLU Delhi

Third place: NLSIU Bengaluru