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On The Spot Essay Writing Competition 2017

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January 13, 2017

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About On The Spot Essay Writing Competition

  • On the Spot essay competition is organised by The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) on the subjects related to statistics for the PG students of statistics as a part for the celebration of Statistics Day on June 29, 2017.
  • The students would be given two topics on the spot and an essay of about 5000 words should be written on one of the topic in 3 hours.
  • Prize: The winners of the On The Spot Essay Writing Competition 2017 will get cash prizes worth Rs. 94,000 along with Certificates of Merit.
  • Participation: The participants should fill the application form, submit the same via post and report at the nearest Regional/ Sub Regional office in order to participate in the competition.
  • On the spot essay writing Competition 2017 will be held on February 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On the Spot Essay Competition Important Dates 2017


Events Dates
Last date to submit the application form January 13, 2017
On the Spot Essay Writing Competition February 12, 2017
National Statistics Day June 29, 2017

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On The Spot Essay Writing Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Post Graduate Students of Statistics 
  • Nationality: Participants should be residents of India.
  • Educational Qualification: Participants must be currently pursuing Post Graduation in statistics from renowned university/colleges.

On The Spot Essay Writing Competition Reward

Cash prize: The best-selected essays will receive:

  • First Prize (Single award): Rs 15,000
  • Second Prize (2 awardees): Rs 12,000 each
  • Third Prize (3 awardees): Rs 10,000 each
  • Consolation Prize (5 awardees): Rs 5,000 each
  • The winners of the competition will be invited to a function to be organized in New Delhi on June 29, 2017 on the National Statistics day which is the birth anniversary of scientist and applied statistician P.C. Mahalanobis
  • Travel Arrangement: The winners coming to the place of function will be entitled to receive actual fares of their to and fro journey through shortest route by rail in AC-III tier.
  • Stay Arrangement: Winners stay arrangement at New Delhi to be made by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI).

On The Spot Essay Writing Competition Application form and Process

The candidate willing to be a part of On the spot Essay Writing Competition should fill in the application form and submit the same in duplicate through the Head of the Department of the university/college.

Click here to download the Application Form

On the spot essay writing competition Important Points 2017

  • Venue of the Competition: Eligible participants will have to come to the nearest Regional/ Sub Regional office for writing the essay.
  • Topics: Two topics would be given on the spot.
  • Word Limit: 5000 words
  • Time Duration: 3 hours.

On The Spot Essay Writing Competition Selection Process

  • The essays will be checked by a committee on the basis of Content, innovation of ideas, sequence of presentation and writing skills.
  • Winners will be notified in writing and the list of winners will be published on the ministry’s website.

On The Spot Essay Writing Competition Address

Director (Social Statistics Division),
Central Statistics Office,Ministry of Statistics & PI,
West Block-8, Wing-6, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-110066

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Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI)
Government of India

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