Classmate SpellBee Competition

Classmate Spell Bee 2016 Competition - Season 8

Last date to apply

February 10, 2016

About Classmate SpellBee Competition

  • Classmate Spell Bee 2016 powered by The Times of India is a spelling competition for students from Class 5 to 9.
  • The spell bee competition is an 'Initiative by Radio Mirchi' across 30 cities in India. Last year more than 800 schools and more than 2,75,000 students participated in Classmate Spell bee contest.
  • This contest tests the spelling quotient of the students and helps in transforming the students into being competitive, challenging and inculcates a spirit of good sportsmanship towards spellings 
  • The contest will engage in a variety of methods to test the students on spellings, offering the perfect pronunciations and supplying the etymological meaning of each word.

In this competition, the student has to self-learn, which invariably improves retention power of students and it assists the students in being confident and reach their maximum potential.

Classmate Spell Bee 2016 will be held from December 15, 2016, to February 29, 2016.

Important Dates

Level 1 Participation December 15 - February 10, 2016
Level 2: City Finals February 18 - February 21, 2016
Level 3: Semi Finals February 26- February 27, 2016
Level 4: National Finals March 5 & March 6, 2016
Telecast of National Finals on TV April 30, 2016 (Tentative)

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Classmate SpellBee Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  All India
Class/ Age

Class 5 to 9,  Age: 10-16 years

Classmate SpellBee Competition Reward

National Champion of Classmate Spell Bee

  • National Champion of Classmate Spell Bee will win a grand prize of Rs. 2,00,000.
  • Win an all expense paid trip along with a parent to witness the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in 2016.


  • Four semi-finalists will win a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 each

Top 16 participants

  • Get to showcase their skills on National Television i.e. on The Discovery Channel, Discover Kids & Discovery Tamil.

Classmate SpellBee Competition Application form and Process

Application Process of Classmate Spell Bee Competition- Online Contest

The student will  have to immediately take the online test without leaving the website after registration.

  • Fill in the complete registration form >> Register for Classmate Spell bee 2015-16
  • Register: The registration should be done by parents/guardians of the participant.
  • Username and password will be generated by the website.
    • The username will be the email id entered on the registration form.
    • Password will be an alpha-numeric code generated automatically
    • After registration, a code would be generated
  • Login on the Website using you individual username and password.
  • Take the Online test to participate in the online version of the Classmate Spell Bee 2015-16.
  • Test results of the online Contest will be communicated to the shortlisted participants 

What Type of Test would be conducted?

  • An MCQ format (Multiple Choice Question) written test will be conducted for students in standards 5– 9 in the schools that classmate physically conducts their tests.
  • Practice for Classmate Spell Bee 2015-16 >> Take the mock test
  • Click here to see some commonly misspelt words

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Classmate SpellBee Competition Selection Process

Selection Process of Classmate Spell Bee Competition

  • The competition will be held at 4 levels.
  • The competition starts with tests conducted in schools, followed by an online City Final round, subsequently followed by two rigorous Semi Final rounds and finally culminates into an exciting televised national level championship.
  • If a student belongs to a city that is not part of Spell Bee's Level 1, he / she can participate by taking the Level 1 online test by choosing his/ her preferred city for participation in Level 3 (if he / she qualifies for the same after Level 1 and Level 2).

Level 1: School Level

  • The School Contact Program
    • An MCQ format (Multiple Choice Question) written test will be conducted for students of class 5-9 in selected schools.
    • Students will be asked to fill in some mandatory information about them for all future correspondence. They will be asked to select the correct spellings of 75 words given to each one of them.
    •  Top scorers from every school will make it to Level 2 (City Finals) of the competition. 
    • Level 1 will be held on February 10, 2016

Level 1: Online Test

  • Classmate Spell Bee makes it possible for every eligible student in India to take the test in Level 1 by taking an online test to 30 cities.
  • Top scorers from the online test will also be invited to Level 2 of the competition.
  • Level 1 online test will be an MCQ based test of 75 words of 10 minutes.

Level 2: City Finals (An Online Test)

  • Level 2 participants will be determined by shortlisting students from Level 1 only.
  • Students can qualify for Level 2 either by participating in the online Level 1 test or by participating in the school level test.
    • If a student has applied via both Online & through school then the score obtained through school would be considered for shortlisting the student for Level 2.
  • The shortlisted students will be intimated by Radio Mirchi via the school coordinator or via telephonic communication.In each city, all the winners from all schools will compete together in an online test to be held on pre-decided dates.
  • The date and time for the same will be communicated to the students in advance.
  • There will be MCQ test of 75 words for 7.5 minutes.
  • Level 2 will be held from February 18 and 21, 2016

Level 3: Semi Finals

  • Shortlisted students from the City Finals will be invited to participate at pre-decided locations on pre-decided dates to take part in the Semi Finals.
  • The Semi Finals have 2 rounds.
    • Round 1 is an online MCQ format time bound test of 10 minutes with 60 words.
      • The top 10 scorers from this round progress to Round 2 of the Semi-Finals.
    • Round 2 is an online MCQ format time bound test of 10 minutes with 45 words.
      • The students with the top 16 scores across the country from this round qualify for Level 4, the National Finals.
  • Level 3 will be held on February 26 & 27, 2016.

Level 4: National Finals to be telecasted on Television

  • Round 1: The 16 students are divided into groups of four each.
  • Round 2: The winners from each of the four groups compete in The Grand Finale. The winner of this round is declared Classmate Spell Bee National Champion Season 7
  • Level four will be held on March 5 & 6, 2016
  • Level four will be telecasted on Television tentatively on April 30, 2016.

Classmate SpellBee Competition Address

Matulya Centre, 4th Floor, A – Wing, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai – 400013

Classmate SpellBee Competition Contact Details

Phone: +91 93776 11611+91 955 455 9944


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Entertainment Network (India) Limited (ENIL)/Radio Mirchi

It was formed in 1999  and operates in radio broadcasting segment and has a brand Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM.

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