On the Spot Essay Writing Competition 2019

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EligibilityPostgraduate students in statistics
AwardCash prizes up to INR 15000

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About the Program

The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) will organize an essay writing competition on subjects relevant to the Statistics. The interested Post-Graduate students currently studying in recognized universities/college are invited to participate in On the Spot Essay Writing Competition 2019. The winners of the essay contest can get cash prizes up to INR 15,000.

Scholarship Details
  • On the Spot Essay Writing Competition 2019 DeadlineClosed

    The essay contest is open to Post-Graduate students currently studying in recognized universities/colleges/institutes across India.


    A total of 11 essay entries will be selected for the awards. The winners of the contest will be given certificates along with cash prizes in the following manner- 

    • 1 first Prize worth INR 15,000
    • 2 second prizes worth INR 12,000 each
    • 3 third prizes worth INR 10,000 each
    • 5 consolation prizes worth INR 5,000 each
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:
    Step 1: Visit the website link and download the application form.
    Step 2: Provide name, passport size photo, age, address, etc.
    Step 3: Provide academic qualification and other details.
    Step 4: Send the application form (1 original and 1 photocopy of the application) by speed post to the address below:

    Deputy Director, Training Unit, Central Statistics Office
    Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
    3rd Floor, Wing-C, Pushpa Bhawan
    Madangir Road, New Delhi–110062

Important Dates
  • Application deadline: 31.01.2019
  • Competition date: 24.02.2019 (10AM to 1PM)
  • Statistics day celebration: 29.06.2019
Selection Criteria

The essays will be evaluated by a Committee, constituted by MoSPI, on the basis of contents, originality of ideas, the sequence of presentation and writing skills.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The candidate will be asked through a separate communication to come to the nearest Regional/Sub-Regional Office of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) for writing the essay. 
  • The winners coming to the place of the function will be entitled to receive actual fares of their to and fro journey through shortest route by rail in AC-III tier. 
  • Stay arrangements for the winners will also be done by the Ministry.

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