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PCRA Competition 2018 -  Painting, Quiz and Essay writing

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30 September 2018

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About PCRA Competition 2018

PCRA Competition 2018 -  It is organised by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and supported by CBSE. PCRA conducts three competitions namely Painting, Quiz and essay writing competition. The winner gets a fully paid trip to Singapore. Children studying in recognised schools within India, affiliated to all Boards, Central or state are invited for a National Level Painting, Quiz, and Essay Writing Competition The PCRA Competition registration has started from 1 July 2018 and the last date to apply is online is 30 September 2018. This page gives the details about the PCRA Competitions, Themes for the competition, important dates, guidelines for submission of the entry, prizes to be won and more

PCRA Competition Dates 2018-19

Events Dates
Online Registration Starts 1 July 2018
Online Registration Ends 30 September 2018
Final Result Declaration December 2018
Distribution of Awards 16 January 2019


PCRA Quiz Competition Dates 2018-19

PCRA will also organise Quiz Competition. The maximum numbers of eligible students are invited to register in a school to form a team. National Level Round will be held in Delhi. The Questions in quiz competition shall pertain to Fuel Conservation, Environment, General Studies etc.

Events Dates
Online Quiz starts 1 July 2018
District level round participation last round 30 September 2018
State level opens 5 October 2018
State level ends 15 October 2018


PCRA Competition Theme 2018

Every year PCRA keeps a different theme for the competition and the student has to submit their work as per the guidelines and theme of the competition.

  • PCRA Painting Competition Theme: "Save Fuel for a better environment" 
  • PCRA Essay Writing Competition Theme: "Save Fuel for a better environment".

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PCRA Competition 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Class 5 to 10

 All Indian Schools recognised by Central & State Boards of India can participate.Candidates can participate via their Schools only. No individual participation is allowed.Schools can participate in both Essay and Painting Competitions

PCRA Essay Competition Eligibility

Candidates studying from Class 7 to 10 are eligible to participate.

PCRA Painting Competition Eligibility
Students from Class 5-10 are eligible for the painting competition and is divided as follows

  • Junior: Class 5-7
  • Senior: Class 8-10

PCRA Quiz competition Eligibility

  • Students of class 8-10 are eligible


Children of Employees of PCRA are not eligible

PCRA Competition 2018 Reward

PCRA Competition Prizes

The PCRA Competition Prize distribution will be held on 16 January 2019 in Delhi. The distribution of awards is given below.

PCRA Competition Prizes

PCRA Painting Competition Prizes


No. of Awards


First Prize


A Laptop + A paid Trip to Singapore

Second Prize


Rs 20,000 +  A Laptop

Third Prize


Rs 10,000 + A laptop

97 NOS. National Level Consolation Prizes Per Category



State / UT Level Consolation Prizes 100

Rs. 5000 cash for best-adjudged entries. One Prize for every 10,000 partitions.
Minimum one for each State / UT Per Category

*One Each for Junior and Senior Category 

PCRA Essay Competition Prizes



No. of


First Prize


 A Laptop + A paid-up Trip to Singapore

Second Prize


Rs 20,000 +  A Laptop

Third Prize


Rs. 10,000 + A laptop

Consolation prizes for
all 23 languages


Rs. 5000  Cash for best-adjudged entries.
One Prize for every 10,000 participation

 * Each of the 23 languages will have First, Second and Third prizes.

PCRA Quiz Competition Prizes


No. of Awards


First School Team


 A Laptop + A paid-up Trip to Singapore

Second School Team


Rs. 20,000 + A Laptop

Third School Team


Rs. 10,000 + A laptop

Fourth School Team



State Level Winners
Consolation Prize

Two per state
/union territory


District Level Winners

Two per district

Gift voucher of Rs.2000, trophy & certificate


PCRA Competition 2018 Application form and Process

PCRA Competition registration for essay and painting is through Schools ONLY. However, in Quiz competition, the candidates can also participate individually. There is no application fee for PCRA competition registration 2018.

It is advised to follow all the instructions carefully. The guidelines for each competition is given below. The school needs to register firstly in order to organize all the competitions.

Guidelines for PCRA Painting Competition

  • Candidates have to use A3 Size drawing sheet only to make their painting
  • Theme of Painting Competition: "Save Fuel for better environment"

  • On the Top of the drawing sheet, make sure to mention: PETROLEUM CONSERVATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION PCRA PAINTING COMPETITION 2018
  • Candidates can use Pencils, pencil Colours, Crayons, watercolour etc. to make their painting look elegant.
  • However, maximum numbers of eligible students are invited to participate in each category in which the school submits its entry.
  • Duration 2 hours | Sheet Size: A3
  • The students should take care of the following points 
    • The painting should depict the relevance of the theme
    • Use of proper colour combination and the given space should have been handled nicely.
    • Execution of concept/theme

Guidelines for PCRA Essay Writing Competition

  • Theme of the Essay Writing Competition: "Save Fuel for better environment"
  • Languages that can be used for Essay writing Competition

     Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Maithili, Dogri, Nepali, Bodo and Santhali. However, a minimum of 15 students must participate in each language in which the school submits its entry
  • ONE student can participate in ONE of the 23 languages
  • Word Limit: 700 Words in own words. Plagiarism will lead to cancellation of the entry.
  • The essay has to be submitted by the student in their own language.
  • Time Limit: 1 hour

Guidelines for PCRA Quiz Competition

  • PCRA Quiz Competition will be conducted online through the web portal that is www.pcracompetitions.org
  • The maximum number of eligible students are invited to register by the school, for becoming eligible to form a school team.
  • The school shall register the names of all students against the school ID on the online web portal mentioned above.
  • It is mandatory for the students to complete the PCRA quiz competition during the school hours and each student will be given a time limit of 10 minutes to attempt 10 questions.
  • Questions shall pertain to Fuel Conservaon, Environment, General Studies etc.
Round Number of Questions Time
School Round 10 questions 10 minutes
District Level Round 15 Questions 10 minutes
State Level Round  30 Questions

15 minutes


PCRA Quiz Competition Online Registration by Individual student

The students can also participate individually in the Online Quiz competition. The link to register for Online Quiz Competition is available below. The student needs to upload the following documents while applying online:

  • scan copy or photo of I-card of school
  • certificate of Principal
  • Aadhar Card
  • Class 10th Certificate

Click here for PCRA Competition Online Registration for Quiz

Submission of the PCRA Paintings and Essays by the School

  • Register School: Schools have to submit the entries through online mode. For submitting the entries online the schools have to first register online. 
  • Principals of the school are also required to certify the number of students who participated in the Competition.
  • Painting: School is required to evaluate the entries for each category, and upload the best two entries in each category (Junior/Senior), in which the competition has been conducted at the school.

Click Here to Submit PCRA Competiton Painting & Essays 

Specifications for the Mail

  • Format for Painting: JGP Format only
  • Format for Essay: PDF Format

PCRA Competition 2018 Selection Process

PCRA Quiz Competition

Quiz Competition selection will be made on the basis of the following 5 rounds:

Rounds Levels Details
First School  Maximum number of eligible students needs to participate in the first round and best two students from each school will be selected for the next level
Second District The District level students are eligible for state-level competition. The district level will be held from 1 July to 20 September 2018.
Third State The students who clear the state or third round will be qualified for the offline zonal quiz competition. State level competition will be held from 5 to 15 October 2018.
Fourth  Zonal The winners of the Zonal round shall be invited to participate in the National Level Competition
Fifth National National winners shall be felicitated in Delhi on 16 January 2019. 


Note: The First three levels are Online Quiz Rounds and Round 4 & 5 are " Live" Competitions.

PCRA Result 2018

The shortlisted paintings/essays sent by the school will then be examined by the Jury appointed by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)

  • Final Round of Painting in Delhi: The students whose paintings are adjudged in the best 100 paintings in each category, on All India basis, will be invited to participate in a National Final round at Delhi. The expenses for these participants will be borne by PCRA.
  • For Essay: In order of Merit the jury will select the three best essay in each of the above stated 23 languages
  • The Final results will be announced in December 2018.

About PCRA

  • PCRA is a registered non-profit organisation under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • PCRA is engaged in promoting fuel conservation and efficiency in various sectors of economy using various modes: Print advertisement, TV, Radio, Digital Media, the Internet, Website, Transport workshops, NukkadNatak, Driver Training Programs, Safety and conservation workshops, LPG clinics, Walkathons and organisation of Essay and Painting competitions in schools.

PCRA Competition 2018 Contact Details

10, Sanrakshan Bhavan, 
Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi, 
Delhi 110066

Phone: 011-26715360
Email:  contact@pcracompetitions.org

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