Essay writing

Onsite Essay Writing Competition for Postgraduate Statistics Students | One-Time Essay Writing Contest

Training Unit, Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation; Government of India, Khurshid Lal Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi, has called for applications for the “On-site Essay Writing Competition-2022” for postgraduate students in Statistics

The competition on topics relevant to statistics/official statistics is organized as part of the celebration of Statistics Day on 29and June 2022.

The contest will take place at select centers across the country from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 20thand February 2022 (Sunday). Two essay topics would be given on site. The essay should be written on any of the given topics in approximately 5000 words in three hours.

Essays will be evaluated on the basis of content, originality of ideas, sequence of presentation, and writing skills. The list of winners will be published on the ministry’s website. Winners will also be notified in writing.

Winners will receive certificates as well as a cash prize as listed below: First Prize: 15,000/-; Second prize (2 issues): 12,000/- (each); Third prize (3 issues): 10,000/- (each); Consolation prizes (5 numbers): 5,000/- (each)

The winners of the competition will be invited to a reception hosted by MoSPI to receive the prizes on 29and June 2022. The winners coming to the place of function will be entitled to receive the actual fares of their round trip from their permanent residence or from the university/institute they are studying by the shortest route by train to AC-III level. The organization of the stay will also be taken care of by the Ministry.

The detailed notification is available on the ‘What’s New’ Announcements link at

The application format in MS Excel file can be downloaded via the link provided in the annex of the notification. The candidate must indicate two preferences for their test center in the drop-down list when filling out the application form.

The application should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] according to the instructions in the appendix.

The deadline for receipt of applications will be 24and January 2022.