Number of Participant(s): 3 Time Allotted: 3 hours + 2 hours + 1 hour
- The teams will be divided into pools for the Preliminary Round, according to their CF Codes. No requests for change of pools will be entertained. There will be a total of 4 pools.
- The topic will be given at the time of registration.
- Each team will consist of two speakers and one interjector.
- From each team, one of the contestants has to prepare for the motion and the other against it.
- The interjector from each team is required to pose questions to the speakers of other teams after they have delivered the argument.
- Both contestants from each team will have to speak for 2 minutes and 30 seconds each. Following this, there will be a rebuttal posed by the interjector.
- Reading from the paper will lead to severe penalization of marks for the preliminary round.
- The speaker is liable to answer only two questions, each asked by a different interjector.
- The top team from each pool will qualify for the semi-final round.
- Each team will have three speakers, the lead speaker, the second speaker and the third speaker. The lead speaker will speak for three minutes and the other two speakers for four minutes each. The second and the third speakers are expected to incorporate a rebuttal of approximately one minute in their debate.
- At the end, the lead speaker will get another two minutes to summarize.
- Reading from the paper will be allowed in this round.
- The cumulative points scored by the three speakers will help their teams to qualify for the final round. The top two teams qualify for the finals to be held on stage.
- The rules for the final round remain the same as that of the semi-final round.
- Usage of offensive, personal or defamatory remarks will lead to severe penalization of marks.
- The topic for the semi-final and final round will be given at the end of Day 1 and Day 2 respectively.