ASK India Society is organising a National Handwriting Competition for students.
The assessment of the exam answer papers will be in three rounds.
Round 1 is for School Level. The first 3 best performers in every school, in each Category, will be awarded Handwriting Champ of the School Certificate and Medal. All the students will receive Participation Certificates.
Round 2 is for State Level. Students who qualify in the Round 1 are eligible for Round 2. This round is among the students from the same State. The first 3 best performers in State, in each Category, will be awarded Handwriting Champ of the State Trophy, a Certificate and Gift Hamper worth Rs. 2000/-
Round 3 is for the National Level. All students who qualify in the Round 2 are eligible for Round 3. This round is among the students of different states. The first 3 best performers, in each Category, in India will be awarded Handwriting Champ of the Nation Trophy, a Certificate and Gift Hamper worth of Rs. 5000/-

Competition Pattern

Category A – Students of standard: I, II, III and IV.
Category B – Students of standard: V, VI, VII and VIII.
Category C – Students of standard: IX, X, XI and XII.
Examination Pattern
The medium of examination will be English.
The question paper for Category B and C will be the same. Category A has to write in a four-ruled paper.
The duration of the exam is for 20 minutes.
There will be only one written exam and the same answer sheet will be evaluated for further rounds/levels (if shortlisted in a particular round/level).
Evaluation Criteria
The following points are considered while evaluating the answer papers:
a) Legibility and neatness.
b) Font formation and uniformity in fonts.
c) Joining or connectivity between letters(in cursive handwriting) and Spacing between letters(in print handwriting)
d) Pen strokes and their angle.
e) Legibility in the formation of numbers.
f) Presentability of your script by underlining with colour pens.
g) There will be negative marking for pressure applied on paper.
The minimum number of participants in any given category should be fifteen. For example; If XYZ High School sends an entry with 15 students in category A, 15 in category B and only 2 in category C, then the first three toppers in category A and B will be awarded Medals and Merit Certificates. But category C students will only get the participation certificates.
Date of Exam: Any day as per the convenience of the school management. The Last date to finish the exam is 30th November 2014. The answer sheets should reach ASK Learning Centre, Chennai by 15th December 2014.
Time: Any time as per the convenience of the school management, 20 minutes will be allocated to each category.
Venue: Exam will be conducted in the respective school.
Results: The results will be declared in the first week of January 2015.
Awards: The award distribution function will be held in New Delhi on 23rd January 2015 which is the International Handwriting Day. For the students and the School Management who are unable to attend the Awards Function at New Delhi, their prizes will be dispatched to their respective Schools by Registered Post by February 2015. Photography/Short film/Digital Marketing Competitions



Do you love capturing moments? 
Photography is an art that captures moments and helps us relive them over and over again. Show off your photography skills in this competition. You can take a picture of anything you see as long it does not cross the limits of decency.

You need to submit the pictures taken by you only. If the photograph is found to be the work of someone else, you will be disqualified.

First Prize: Tablet PC 
Second Prize: Gift Vouchers worth INR 2,000 
Third Prize: Gift Vouchers worth INR 1,000 

Short Film Contest

"Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere."
Let open your imagination and creativity. invites all the young and aspiring film makers to showcase their work in the form of short movies. If you have done any short movies before or are planning to do it now, send us your entries. On, your work will reach thousands of your peers and you would get their feedback and support.
The entry with the highest number of votes will be the winner. The top three short films will get amazing prizes.
Last date for submission of videos is 11th November. The earlier you submit the better are your chances of getting more votes.

First Prize: Tablet PC 
Second Prize: Gift Vouchers worth INR 2,000 
Third Prize: Gift Vouchers worth INR 1,000 

Digital Marketing Challenge

Social media and digital marketing are the future of marketing. Most brands are now extremely active on the social media and are continuously trying to attract new customers and engage them.
If you think you have the ability to use the social media effectively and help companies succeed, the Digital Marketing Challenge by is the right thing for you.

First Prize: Cash Prize INR 15,000 
Second Prize: Cash Prize INR 10,000 
Third Prize: Cash Prize INR 5,000 

Gandhi Jayanti - Nehru Jayanti Quiz for Students of Palakkad


Kudumbamitra Charitable Society is organising a Gandhi Jayanti  - Nehru Jayanti Quiz for Students of Palakkad REvenue District.

Categories: LP, UP, High School and Higher Secondary

In each category, only one student from a school can participate in the competition.

Apply before 31 October 2014 to:
KK Vasu Nair, Retd. Headmaster, "Karthika", Chittur College Post, Palakkad - 678 104
Ph: 9446972881

Source: Mathrubhumi daily dtd. 28.10.2014

UDAAN by CBSE - Mentoring Girls Students to Compete for Admission to Premier Engineering Colleges


To address the teaching gap between school education and engineering entrance as also to enrich the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at School level, the CBSE is launching, a project to provide free online resources to girl students of Class XI and Class XII for preparation of admission test for the premier engineering colleges in the country.

The special focus of project Udaan is to address the low enrolment ratio of girl students in these prestigious institutions and to enable girl students to receive special incentives and support so that they can join these institutions and go on to take leadership roles in the future.

The objective of this project is to enable girl students to soar to higher education from schools, and to eventually take various leadership roles in future.

The project aims at addressing the lower enrolment ratio of girl students in engineering colleges. The aim is also to enrich and enhance teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at Senior Secondary level by providing free and online resources to everyone, with a focus on special incentives and support to 1000 selected disadvantaged girls per year.

• Program of mentoring for selected 1000 girl students to compete for admission at Premier Engineering Colleges

• 50% seats earmarked for students from SC/ST/ Backward Classes

• Selection of students on merit cum means basis

• Free of cost comprehensive course in an online and offline format

• Tutorials, lectures and study material for preparation for IIT JEE will be provided online and on tablets given to the students

• Comprehensive assessment system to result in accumulation of reward points

• Financial assistance by means of reward points redeemed towards fees in IITs and NITs

• Student helpline to enhance learning

• Periodic counselling to motivate students and parents

Who Can Join
The program is open to Indian citizens only. All girl students studying in classes XI and XII in any Board in India can apply based on following eligibility criteria. The selection of students will be based on merit.

• Girl students currently enrolled in Class XI and XII in PCM stream

• Minimum 70% marks in Class X overall and 80% marks in Science and Mathematics; for Boards which follow CGPA, a minimum CGPA of 8 and a GPA of 9 in Science and Mathematics

• For Class XII students, a minimum of 75% marks in PCM in Class XI in addition to the Class X requirements

• Selection will be based on merit cum means

• Preference will be given to girl students from economically disadvantaged background

How to Apply
You can apply online at our website or or submit a copy of the application to anyone of the CBSE City Coordinators in the list of cities given in the brochure.

Complete the form (downloadable) and send in your applications latest by the 27th of October, 2014 at the address mentioned below

Send you applications in an envelope marked - ‘Udaan Programme’ and send it to -

Central Board of Secondary Education
4th Floor, Shiksha Sadan,
17 Rouse Avenue,

New Delhi 110 002

Online Application

India - Korea Friendship Essay Competition 2014


Watch TV Serial "Dr. Hur Jun ki sachhi dastan" on DD Bharati from Monday to Friday at 7:00 PM

Topic is “Why I like Dr. Hur Jun”
▸ No Fee at any stage
▸ Students of Classes 8th to 12th are eligible
​▸ Essay of at least 300 words
​▸ Essay must be in English only
▸ All entries must reach on or   before 5:00 pm on 30 Oct 2014

Important Points
All entries must carry the following or it will be deemed as invalid entry
Full Name of Student
Name of School
Postal Address of Student
Contact Number
Email Address

 Write an essay on the given topic after exploring internet, books and other sources.  You may aslo refer to the links on the "Reference Material" page of the website

Cash Prizes
First Prize                            :     Rs 20,000 Cash
Second Prize - a                 :     Rs   5,000 Cash
Second Prize - b                 :     Rs   5,000 Cash
Third Prize     - a                 :     Rs   2,000 Cash
Third Prize     - b                 :     Rs   2,000 Cash
Third Prize     - c                  :     Rs   2,000 Cash
Special Prizes - 14 Nos.       :     Rs   1,000 Cash
Total Prizes (20)   :   Rs 50,000 Cash
Participation Certificates for all participants
Certificate of Honour for good entries

Special Gifts
Trophies for Schools with High Number of Participants
Korean Souvenirs for attendees of Prize Distribution Ceremony


Many more Exciting Gifts may be given by our partner companies like:

Contact Address
Korean Cultural Centre,
​25-A, Ring Road,
Lajpat Nagar 4,
​New Delhi - 110024
0-9810036282 or 0-9810034704

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