On the Spot Essay Writing Competition for Post-Graduate Students of Statistics

Training Unit, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation; Government of India, Khurshid Lal Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi, has invited applications for ‘On the Spot Essay Writing Competition-2022’ for Post-Graduate Students of Statistics

The competition on subjects relevant to the Statistics/Official Statistics is being conducted as part of the celebration of Statistics Day on 29th June, 2022.

The Competition will be held at selected centres across the country from 10 am to 1 pm on 20th February, 2022 (Sunday). Two topics of essay would be given on the spot. The essay should be written on one of the given topics in about 5000 words in three hours.

The essays will be evaluated on the basis of contents, originality of ideas, sequence of presentation and writing skills. The list of winners will be published on Ministry’s website. The winners will also be notified in writing.

The winners will be given certificates along with cash prize as given below: First Prize: 15,000/-; Second Prize (2 numbers): 12,000/- (each); Third Prize (3 numbers): 10,000/- (each); Consolation prizes (5 numbers): 5,000/- (each)

The winners of the competition will be invited to a function to be organized by MoSPI to receive the prizes on 29th June, 2022. The winners coming to the place of function will be entitled to receive actual fares of their to and fro journey from their permanent residence or from the university/institute they are studying through shortest route by rail in AC-III tier. Stay arrangements will also be done by the Ministry.

The detailed Notification is available at the Announcements link of ‘What’s New’ at https://www.mospi.gov.in/

Application format in MS Excel File can be downloaded thought he link provided in the Annex to the Notification. Applicant should give two preferences for their center of examination from the drop down list while filling the application form.

Application has to be submitted through email at training-mospi@nic.in as per instructions in the Annex.

The last date for the receipt of applications will be 24th January, 2022.

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