If you have always wanted to try out to be a contestant on Jeopardy, this might just be your chance.
Jeopardy! usually holds in-person tests in major cities.
For a limited time you can take the Jeopardy! Online Contestant Test. The Online Contestant Test will be available on January 23, 2007 through January 25, 2007.
Hopeful contestants who took the test in March 2006 are not eligible to take the Jeopardy! Online Contestant Test in January, 2007.
(If you took the National Online Test last March you are not eligible for this round of tests.)
Specific Dates and Times
Availability of the Jeopardy! Online Contestant Test is broken down by local time zone. Print this out, go to Jeopardy.com, put a reminder in your favorite electronic device so you don’t miss out.
While Jeopardy! “strongly suggests” that you take the test in your own time zone, they do recognize and accept that Online Contestant Test takers may have to take the test on another day and at another time.
East Coast Online Contestant Test Date and Time:
Tuesday, January 23rd at 8pm EST
Central/Mountain Online Contestant Test Date and Time:
Wednesday, January 24th at 8 p.m. CST / 7pm MST
Pacific Coast Online Contestant Test Date and Time:
(Pacific Coast viewers including Alaska and Hawaii)
Thursday, January 25th at 8pm PST
Technical Requirements for Taking the Online Contestant Test
According to Jeopardy! Online Contestant Test takers will need use a PC with Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Flash 7 or above is also required. Online Contestant Test takers will need to disable any pop-up blockers before logging on to take the test.
Jeopardy! further states that the test is compatible with Mac OS (they don’t say which version), they do not encourage Online Contestant Test takers to use a Mac.
1. Register early, and be prepared on the night of the test. Registration is open until January 25, 2007 at 7pm.
2. Write down your User ID (which is also your email address) and your password.
3. Logging in more than once or taking more than one test will disqualify your entry.
Taking the Test is Only Step One
Taking and passing the Jeopardy! Online Contestant Test is simply a preliminary screening. Jeopardy! is quick to point out that it does not guarantee you a contestant sport, or even a tryout.
Have fun and good luck to everyone.