PERFORMING ROUND : (WEIGHTAGE – 70%)
A trail will be given to each team. In this car would be checked for emission of harmful
chemicals, if found so team will be eliminated. Team will be disqualified if judge deems the car unsafe for
run on the given venue. Only one opportunity will be given.
Only two minutes will be given to setup the model. Once the car crosses the starting line, team
cannot touch their car i.e. No chemicals can be added else after. Any contact with the car their after
will lead to disqualification. Any type of mechanical device or push for the starting of a car will result
in penalty. If car is initiated and not moving (i.e. Till it has not crossed start line), you can retouch the
car if you are within your time limit of two minutes.
Car is expected to carry a specified payload of 0-500 grams. Car should have a proper room to keep
the load. One of the organiser from team eqilibrio will measure the payload and it would be given to
you to pour it in your car. Required payload will be informed 2 hours prior to start of competition.
Car should traverse a distance of 8-15 metres in a rectangular area of width 1.5 – 2 metres. Required
distance will be traversed will be given to each team for two hour prior to start of performing round.
Track includes 3rammers/ speed breakers equally spaced and rough patch of 1-1.5 metres as shown
The foremost point of car’s initial and final position will be noted down to calculate the distance
traversed by the car. Distance of middle-foremost point from middle line will be measured to
calculate the deviation of car. Finish distance will be measured from the finish line. The distance will
be always be measured from the finish line to the front of the car. A vehicle goes outside the course
will have its distance measured to where it went out of bounds and accordingly penalty in the form
of point deduction will be imposed.
Car must fit in the box of 50 ×35×35 cm 3 . Car may be disassembled to meet the requirement. If the
judges are uncertain whether the car will fit inside the box when disassembled, they may request
that the team demonstrate that they can do this.
DIMENSION OF CAR
Teams are responsible for bringing their chemical supplies. Disposal of the waste in the disposal site
is team’s responsibility.
PROVISION OF CHEMICALS
Car working mostly depends upon the chemical reaction and to control the product of the reaction.
The car must be powered and stopped by a chemical reaction.
Use of commercial batteries or commercial engines is strictly prohibited in your car system.
WORKING OF CAR
The maximum time limit for the run is 4 minutes. If the car is still moving in the end of the 4 minutes
will be consider as its final position and time opf travel as 4 minutes. If the car is not moving after
initiation of car for a time of one minute, your team will be eliminated or position will be noted down
and time of run will be calculated as 4 minutes.
DURATION OF RUN
An hour timing will be reserved for all teams to take trails runs before the actual run starts.
One reset will be permissible if car goes out of bounds/track layout and does not pass through rough
patch. Again if car goes out of track then best of two measurement will be taken for calculation of
TRAIL RUNS AND RESET
Abstract must include the amount and the cost of all chemicals
required for the construction of your car.
PRESENTATION/ VIVA ROUND : (WEIGHTAGE – 20%)
This will be face to face round with the judge; you will be graded purely on the viva taken by
This will be more of technical interview taken by our judges.
Each team may have maximum of four members. Multiple teams from same institution are allowed,
considering their abstract and model is not same.
Final date of abstract submission is 10 January 2018.
Cost of chemical used must be mentioned in abstract.
Decision made by committee and judges will be final.
Each team must use appropriate safety measures. Which are as follows:-
Every chemical must be labelled properly, in English, with team identity. The container of chemicals
must be covered as well.
• Proper protective measures must be taken by team against chemicals and electric hazards. I.e. to
prevent human exposure to these chemicals and to prevent the possibility of electric shock.
• Every team has to bring their own equipment. These equipment may include lab coats, safety
glasses, gloves, face shields, and hearing protection.
Top two winners will be awarded with prises and certificates of merit.
Third will be awarded with certificate only.