The Jain Society of Greater-Atlanta (JSGA), the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) Education Committee, and Young Jains of America (YJA) Daytime Programming Committee invite you to participate in the 6th Biennial YJA Jain Academic Bowl (JAB).

What is the Jain Academic Bowl?

The Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) is a team-based competition for young Jains. Topics range from Jain scriptures, prayers, and philosophy to Jain geography, history, and Jainism in the modern world. Encouraging teamwork and collaboration, JAB is fun, exciting, and informative for everyone involved!

Format & Guidelines

YJA Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) features 4 competing teams of 5 players each from across the country. Two semifinal matches and the JAB Finals will be held during Convention and attendees will have the option to watch JAB competitions. More details will come through session registration!

While game formats change every year and this year’s is still under works, last year’s match consisted of three 10-12 minute rounds.

  1. CodeJains - An adaptation of “CodeNames,” a board game where participants have to guess Jain words given various clues.
  2. Deal or No Deal - An adaptation of the classic game show in which participants answer questions to collect “cases” with varying amounts of points.
  3. Jain Jeopardy - An adaptation of the classic game show in which participants can choose the category and difficulty for every question.


If you are interested in learning some of the content for JAB, a good resource to look at is the JAB Manual, which can be found online at, and YJA Pathshala modules. We will later let teams know which chapters in the manual the competition questions will be drawn from.