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Description/Rules
DEBATE

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 start of the event.
  • 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.
  • In this round, yeah team will be required to speak either for the motion or against it.
  • 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 the 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. 
  • The rules for the final round remain the same as that of the semi-final round. 
  • Usage of offensive, personal or defamatory remarks and excessive hand gestures will lead to 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.
  • The debate will be conducted through live video conferencing; participants will be required to keep their videos on throughout the event
Event Moderators
Manya Seth- +919839882555
Sanya Bhatia- +917080051906