Monday, July 11, 2016

The preliminary rounds will be held on Day 1 from 6pm onward in Dato` Pathmanabhan Hall.

Previous years we gave the winner of Prelims, the privilege to proceed to Finale without having to go through the Knock out and Semi-final phases.

This year, there are 23 teams, hence to make it more interesting we have revoked that privilege. We have used the Prelims score to randomize the teams for knock out.

However Prelims has formed an integral part of Neurobytes event all this while. To give certain amount of importance we will display the scores of all teams.

During the course of Knock out phase or Semi Final phases, in event of a tie, the Prelims score will take precedence.

Do well in Prelims as well... You never know how it might help you...
Good luck!!! Cheers!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Basic Pattern for Neurobytes 2016

Basic Pattern for NEUROBYTES 2016

A warm welcome to all the participants.
This year we have 23 teams from Malaysia and abroad.
Let us inform you about the basic flow of events.
The event will follow the pattern as shown:

1.     Preliminary Rounds
2.     Group Knock out phase
3.     Semifinal phase
4.   Anatomy Illustration contest
5.     Grand Finale


There will be total of 50 questions projected by PowerPoint projection. The answers will be usually one word or a small phrase. Out of 50 questions, the first 25 will be from Preclinical subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic medicine. The next 25 questions will be from all the clinical subjects in MBBS.
This is not an individual event. During this phase, the team (of 2 members) will answer the questions. The total will be tallied and they will be allotted the GROUPS according to the team ranking. (See fixture)


The team tally will be based on their ranking in preliminary rounds and they will be allotted the groups accordingly. This will be followed by a Group knock out phase and winners will proceed to Semifinals. The four finalists will compete in the Grand finale together.
The Knock out and Semis will be held as Buzzer rounds questions with negative points. The buzzers do not follow any specific subject mapping and can be from any subjects from the medical sciences. (The quiz masters will elaborate on this during the event)


Following the Semifinal rounds there will be a 40 minutes period for the Anatomy Illustration contest. Three pictures will be projected and the participants are expected to draw any ONE of them in the stipulated time. There will be a panel of three judges appointed for this side event. The details can be read in the link given below.


The GRAND FINALE will be held with main round questions dealing with core topics like:

1.     History of Medicine
2.     Preclinical medicine
3.     Clinical medicine
4.     Recent advancements in medical field

Each core topic will have 8 questions and they will be named after the quiz masters. Each team will get 2 direct questions in each core topic and they get to choose which question they wish to attempt based on the name they select. The unanswered questions can be can be passed amongst the teams for bonus marks just like conventional quiz contest. There will not be negative points for core topic questions. Healthy guessing is also encouraged.There will be a buzzer round to finish the finale which will have negative points.(The quiz masters will elaborate on this during the event).

These are some basic flow what you can expect in NB 2016. We will keep on notifying you these information before every event. 
Compete healthily and have fun during NEUROBYTES 2016 

Good Luck to all Teams!!!  

Monday, May 16, 2016


The registration for teams for Neurobytes 2016 will be closed by 15th June 2016. 
The teams who wish to register before that must drop an email to NB Facebook page personal message OR to

Check out with the publicity directors who name and numbers are given in the flyers.
Basic itinerary (subject to minor changes)

The dates and the prizes
The basic pattern and rules & regulation will be follow soon in a near future post.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Anatomy Illustration Contest

This is a side event held during Neurobytes 2016. It is held during the 45 minutes break time between the Knock out Phase and Grand Finale…

Anyone and everyone can register for this event. NO registration fees are charged.

There are TWO categories for this event:

Category 1: Registered Team members for the Quiz contest. They are registered along with their registration for the NB 2016 event.

Category 2: Open category. This is applicable to the audience for the event. The members of the audience have to register for this event when they come in the morning for the NB 2016 event. Usually we allow first 50 registrations. We can extend the number depending on the availability of the judges.

How it works:
Three anatomical pictures will be displayed on the power-point projection. It will stay projected for around 45 mins. The participants need to choose one of the 3 pictures and replicate them in either as shown or in an artistic way without distorting the basic anatomy. This is an individual event so the team members have to do it singly.

The 3 pictures projected for NB 2015 contest

The illustrations are then given to the judges who will assess them according to their set criteria and come to a decision of choosing the top 2 illustrations from each category. Thus each category will have 1st and a 2nd prize.

The names of the winning illustrations will be declared during the presentation of awards...

Some pictures of participants in action are shown below:

Mission Accomplished

Please feel free to clarify any further query with regards to this event.
Can leave a comment or send a personal message in the NB page message section.

NB 2016; the QC3

The committee that organizes Neurobytes keeps changing. The two faculty members however has remain constant.

The committee is called Quiz Club Core Committee in short QC3.

The students form the lifeline of the committee

However the questions are restricted and vetted only by the two faculty members

This is the QC3 for Neurobytes 2016;

Someone decided to sit like a boss !!!

Our star photographer Anzhi Lim was missing: There she is now:

Some views of the ongoing written test!!!

Participants from Muar campus

Bright light shines as the knowledge is extracted out

Participants from Melaka campus

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

From Anzhi Lim’s lenses

On 9th May the written test was held at 6.15 pm. The students were fatigued after their classes and this was an added challenge to keep their focus and concentration in ON mode.

Here are some visuals from our pro student photographer Ms. Anzhi Lim.

Committee member posing with her pal before the written test begins. 

Committee members doing head count and 

Welcoming smile from yet another committee member

Committee member showing the participants to their seats to ensure proper 'spacing'

Organizing chairman's briefing

Two participants posing before the competition

The stress of focus are seen on the faces of the participants. So is the fatigue at the end of the grilling 50 questions each lasting for 25 seconds on the screen. This was not only a test on their knowledge but also on their endurance.

Some thinking and some writing

Taken aback by the question; wonder what is the question!!!

Full focus on the question; posterior view!!!

Yet another posterior view !!!

Do you get the question? Some seems to know it!!!

One of the quiz master looks on; in the 2nd venue!!!

Concentration while writing!!!

Concentration while reading!!!

Cannot take it any-more; Towards the end

These are some views from Anzhi's lens... yet another lens glimpses are awaited shortly...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


In 2011 began the journey of Neurobytes to the national level. 
The group picture showed our humble beginning!!!

The Preliminary rounds were held in the Tutorial classroom A in the sports complex auditorium. MMMC teams more on focus in the pictures as this was their inaugural journey into national competition.

The scrumptious dinner was served. The members are seen engrossed in fellowship with other teams. One of our quiz master is seen (not photo-shopped). That's how he looked 5 years back...

One team who missed the second spot narrowly; nevertheless fought well...

Finally the Champions for NEUROBYTES 2011;

Now the PICTURE that  is etched in our the memory

The journey through memories have just started.  Wait for more to come...