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/-
Eligibility 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.