RFJPIA QUEST 1. The RFJPIA Quest will cover all the seven (7) CPA Board Exam subjects. 2. Contestants can either be a 4th year student of a 4 year BSA program or a 5th year student of a 5 year BSA program. 3. Each Local Chapter may send a maximum of two (2) representatives. Elimination Round 4. This event is comprised of two rounds namely: the Elimination Round and the Final Round. The Elimination Round is composed of three (3) subset levels namely: Easy, Average and Difficult. Corresponding points, time allotment and number of questions for the three (3) subset levels are as follows: Theory Questions Easy 10 seconds Average 10 seconds Difficult 10 seconds Clincher 10 seconds Problem with Computations 15 seconds 30 seconds 45 seconds 20 seconds No. of Items Corresponding Points Corresponding Deduction 7 2 0 8 3 0 10 5 0 0 0 5. Contestants are advised to be at the designated place fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled time of the competition. A contestant is considered late when he is not in his designated seat once the quizmaster starts reading the 1st question in the easy subset level. Late contestants are considered disqualified in the competition. 6. Contestants are provided with a copy of the question for every item. The contestants must place both hands on their lap/side until the distribution of each set of questions is done. The moment the quizmaster announces the question number that is the only time the contestant may read and answer the provided question. Any contestant who violated the said provision for the 2nd time shall be given sanction of accumulating only 50% of his total score in all subset levels. Violation of this provision for the 3rd time shall mean disqualification of the contestant. 7. The contestants are allowed to manipulate their calculator only when the quizmaster says “Go!” Any contestant who violated the said provision for the 2nd time shall be given sanction of accumulating only 50% of his total score in all subset levels. Violation of this provision for the 3rd time shall mean disqualification of the contestant. 8. The contestants should have written their answers before the time allotted has elapsed. The contestants must raise their answer boards once the quizmaster declares so. Any contestant who fails to comply will receive a warning and his/her answer may be forfeited depending upon the decision of the Board of Judges. 9. The contestants must not erase what they have written in the answer board unless the quizmaster has given the clearance or after the 10 second allotted time per question has lapsed. This is so, in case of a dispute/protest has been made on a certain question in order for the answer to be documented. In view of the said protest, a contestant who erased their respective answer board is deemed to be forfeiting the chance to have a correct answer. 10. The top ten (10) contestants garnering the highest scores after the last question of the difficult subset level shall advance to the final round. Final Round 11. The top ten (10) contestants of the elimination round shall advance in the final round. All points of the contestants in the elimination round shall revert to zero. 12. Corresponding points, corresponding point deduction, time allotment, and number of questions are as follows: Theory Questions Problem with Computations No. of Items Corresponding Points Corresponding Deduction Difficult 10 seconds 45 seconds 15 20 15 Clincher 10 seconds 20 seconds 0 0 13. In this round, the contestants will answer questions under the Difficult category only. As an added twist, a mystery board is provided. If a contestant answers correctly, the said contestant shall have a chance to choose two panels in the mystery board. Every correct pair provided will give the contestant an additional 10 points. 14. For a contestant who gave an incorrect answer, there will be a corresponding point deduction on that particular question. 15. Also, there will be given a deduction to a contestant who provided a wrong answer though he has no points garnered at the time he answers the question. Simply stated, negative points shall be awarded. 16. The contestants are allowed to manipulate their calculator at any moment they opted to, provided, only when the quizmaster reads the first word in the problem. 17. The contestant may answer the question at any moment even if the quizmaster is still in the course of reading the question. Provided that before he presses the buzzer, his answer must be reduced to writing. Otherwise, his answer is deemed incorrect. Thus, deduction of points will be given. 18. The contestant who will press the buzzer first will get the chance to answer. This round provides two (2) chances of steal. Whoever answers the question first correctly will earn the corresponding points for that question. 19. The game shall only end when all the 15 item questions have been exhausted. 20. The three contestants garnering the top three (3) scores after the last question of the final round shall be declared the winners of the competition respectively.