Q. Who can register?
A.Anyone who is an Indian citizen, residing in India, of 18 years or above as on May 25, 2012 and the citizen should be of sound health and mind can register for KBC. No person can participate on behalf of another person.
A.Registration lines (both IVRS – phone and SMS - messaging) are open from 21:00:00 hrs on May 28, 2012, when the first question goes on air, till 20:59:59 hrs on June 7, 2012, for all viewers. The schedule of on-air registration questions during this period will be as below:
In addition, Registration lines for Idea subscribers (both IVRS – phone and SMS - messaging) are open exclusively from 21:00:00 hrs on June 10, 2012, when the first question goes on air, till 20:59:59 hrs on June 16, 2012, . The schedule of on-air registration questions during this period will be as below:
Q.What are the different modes of registration?
A.You can register by answering the on-air question through an SMS or by calling on the IVR number. The registration details of the numbers to be dialled for IVR and short code for sending SMS with the answer options are listed below:
*BSNL Rajasthan and Punjab landline subscribers can call 12555 01/02/03/04
Q. In which format do I have to send the SMS?
A.All registration through SMSs need to be in the following format:
“KBC <space>< Answer Option (A/B/C/D)> <space><Age in completed years> <space><Gender>”. e.g.: If the correct answer to the question aired is “A” according to you, you are 21 years and 10 months old as on 25th May, 2012 and are a male; you are required to send “KBC A 21 M”.
During the telecom partner week, the subscribers of the telecom partner are required to send SMSs in the following format:
“KBC <space>< Answer Option (A/B/C/D)>”
e.g.: If the correct answer to the question aired is “A” according to you, you are required to send “KBC A”
Q.What will it cost me to call or send an SMS?
A.SMS : Every SMS sent to the registration numbers will be charged as per the premium rates charged by the telecom operators.
SMS’s sent in the wrong format or with the incorrect answer are also chargeable.
Premium rates apply. Please check with your telecom operators for more details.
*Available only on select operators. Terms & Conditions on www.kbcsony.com
* Roaming charges will be levied by your operator as applicable
IVR : All calls made to the registration numbers will be charged as per the premium rates charged by the telecom operators..Premium rates apply. Please check with your telecom operators for more details.
However, we recommend that you contact your service provider for further details on the same.
* Roaming charges will be levied by your operator as applicable
Q.Can I send more than one SMS / make more than one call?
A.Yes, there is no restriction on the number of SMSs sent or calls made to register for the auditions. However, there is no weightage given to number of calls made / SMSs sent at the time of shortlisting for auditions. The final selection is made on a random basis from amongst all valid and correct registrations received and if a person has been selected once, he is not eligible to be selected again in the same audition shortlist.
Q.When will I know the result of the registration?
A.If the answer provided by you was both valid and correct and you were selected in the random shortlist, you will receive a call from us in around five (5) working days from the date of close of registration lines for that question.
Q.How will I know if I am shortlisted for the next round?
A.If the answer provided by you was both valid and correct and you were selected in the random shortlist, we will get in touch with you on your registered number please answer the phone yourself.
Q.Where and when will the auditions be conducted?
A.The auditions will be held at the following locations as per the defined schedule:
Please note that the dates are tentative and might change subsequently.
Q.Can I choose my preferred location for audition?
A.No. You will not be able to choose location for auditions, a location chosen by Multi Service Media Pvt Ltd. will be offered to all shortlisted Registrants. If the short-listed Registrant chooses to decline the same, he renounces further participation in KBC.
Q.What if I am unable to make it for the auditions?
A.Inability to attend the auditions on the specified date, time and location will close and/or terminate further participation in KBC.
Q.What will I be required to do at the auditions?
A.Each auditionee will be made to go through two pre- defined audition rounds.
The first round will involve answering skill- based questions, the second round will be a video round where the Auditionee will have to give a personal interview.
Q.Will I have to bear all expenses in order to be present for the audition round?
A.Yes, all expenses directly or indirectly connected with being present for the auditions (travel, conveyance, lodging, stay, meals, etc.) will be borne by the Auditionee.
Q.How will I know the result of the audition round?
A.The Auditionees that are shortlisted on the basis of the audition round will get a call from Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. through its producers informing them of selection in the Fastest Finger First round of the show.
Q.What documents will I require to carry for the auditions?
A.Proof of identity, age and address will be accepted in English or Hindi only.
Valid name proofs that will be admissible are:
1. Birth certificate, 2. Passport, 3. Voter ID, 4. Driver’s License, 5. PAN card, 6. UID / Aadhar card.
Valid address proofs that will be admissible are:
1. Phone / Electricity Bill , 2. Passport, 3. Voter ID, 4. Driver’s License, 5. Ration card, 6. UID / Aadhar card.
If the Audtionee does not have a copy of a valid proof. he will be permitted to participate on a exception basis, only if he is willing to provide the proof at the final shoot, if shortlisted..
Q. What are the selection criteria?
A. The main criteria for selection is your general knowledge and grasp over current affairs, which is evaluated across various stages. In addition, there is also an interview round and audition at the final stage where your personality and screen presence are also evaluated.
Q. I have a query. Whom can I ask?
A. Please send your queries to email@example.com and we will try to revert as soon as we can. Alternately, you can refer to our terms and conditions on www.kbcsony.com
Q.Where can I read detailed terms and conditions governing KBC?
A.The detailed terms and conditions governing the game show are available on www.kbcsony.com
Q.How many times can I participate?
A.Each registrant can be shortlisted only once for an audition in one schedule of registrations. However, there is no restriction on the number of times a viewer can SMS/ call to register.
Q.What is the Prize Money?
A.The person who gets on the hot seat and gets all the questions right will win upto INR 5 crore . The prize amount will be subject to tax as per government rules.
Q.Some people claim that they can help get entry to KBC. Is it possible?
A.The only way to enter KBC is through participation in the registration process as described in Rules and Regulations. There is no other way of entering KBC. This entire process is transparent and monitored by an independent Firm. Any person claiming that he/she can help get you on the show for a consideration is defrauding you. Please contact your local police and report this person.
Q.I got a call after answering the question asked on TV, but no one has called me after that. Have I been selected?
A.The call you received was because you were among the short-listed registrants selected by the randomizer. However, this does not mean that you have been selected. We will be contacting the successful candidates who have made it to the next round.
Q.What is the basis of selection of the final auditionees?
A.Following grid will be used for selection of final auditionees.
*as per the all day GRP contribution from the respective markets over a period of 14 weeks when KBC 2011 was on air. [All India, CS 4+, 2011 – Wk 34 to Wk 47]
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