Event Details

General Guidelines

  • FOR PRELIMS: Topic for EXTEMPORE JUST A MINUTE will be provided on the spot. 2-3 minutes will be given as preparation time for JAM.

  • The top 8 participants will advance to the Finals on the basis of the score in the Prelims.

  • The Final Round will be a debate. The participants will compete individually against each other.

  • Topics for the Final Round of the debate will be given on the spot.

  • The participants will be given 5 minutes to prepare.

  • Each interaction (either ‘For’ or ‘Against’ the motion) should not exceed 3 minutes.

  • Counter questioning is not allowed.

  • The participants are strictly forbidden to access or use the internet or any other electronic media.

  • Failure to comply with rules will result in the participants’ elimination from the competition.

Judgement Criteria

  • Interaction (presentation, language proficiency, content)

  • Response to the interjection question

  • Interjection question posed to the opponent