CBSE Circular : CBSE CVC Essay Writing Competition

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CBSE Essay Competition for Students in collaboration with Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in collaboration with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is organising an essay writing competition. Read Details about How Students can Take part in this Essay Writing competition.

Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is the apex body mandated to fight against corruption and to ensure integrity in administration. The Commission has been implementing multi-pronged strategy to combat corruption which encompasses preventive, punitive and participative vigilance. One of the most important aims of education is to inculcate values among students so that they develop into responsible and committed citizens to contribute in nation -building.

In order to create awareness among school students, CBSE in collaboration with CVC has decided to organize an essay writing competition on the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week 2022 as per the following details:

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  • Event: Essay writing competition for the students of classes 10th to 12th
  • Topic: Corruption Free India for a Developed Nation, भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त भारत –विकसित भारत

Important points for Participation in CBSE Essay Writing Competition

1. The schools will organize essay writing competition at school level during school hours under the supervision/ invigilation of school teachers on the above topic any day between 03.10.2022 to 10.10.2022. Students of classes 10th to 12th can participate in this Competition.

2. Word limit: 500-600 words 3. Duration of Essay Competition at school:

3. Time Limit: 1 hour

4. Language: हिंदी (Hindi) or English

5. The essay entries must have the required information i.e. Topic, Name of Student, Father’s Name, Class, Mobile Number, Email Address as per Annexure A.

Timeline of the CBSE Competition

Essay Competition at the school level 03.10.2022 to 10.10.2022
Evaluation at the school level 03.10.2022 to 10.10.2022

CBSE Essay Competition: The Essay competition will be first held at the school level between October 3 and October 10 and after that one best entry will be sent to this Link.

Submission/ Uploading by Schools:

  • As soon as the essay competition is conducted at school level, schools will evaluate the entries and upload the one best entry (pdf) on CBSE portal at the given link .
  • Schools will also fill in the data of student participation in the above portal.

How to Evaluate CBSE CVC Essay Competition?

Read How Will The CBSE-CVC Essay Competition’s Evaluation Be Done

  1. The three best entries at the school level will be appropriately honoured at the school level by the school itself during Vigilance Awareness Week.
  2. The first best entry will be uploaded by the school at the CBSE portal given above.
  3. The best entries uploaded by schools will be evaluated at the CBSE regional level and the three best entries will be selected from each CBSE Region.
  4. The three best entries from each CBSE region will be evaluated at the national level. These three best entries will be appropriately honoured at the CBSE regional level.
  5. The five best entries selected at the national level will be submitted to CVC and shall be honoured at New Delhi. Details will be informed in due course.
  6. Rubrics for evaluation are given in Annexure B.
  7. The originality of ideas and intellectual honesty should be thrust areas for evaluation. Plagiarism of any kind detected at any level will attract disqualification.

Rubrics For Evaluation of CBSE CVC Essay Competition.

Originality of expression

  • Fresh, distinctive approach, it is highly imaginative or creative. – 4 Marks
  • Conveys some creative, imaginative, or insightful ideas beyond the commonplace. – 3 Marks
  • Reflects few creative, substantive, or imaginative ideas out of the ordinary. – 2 Marks
  • Communicates no substantive or imaginative ideas and is unremarkable. – 1 Mark.


  • The expression is highly impressive and the content is very well organized. – 4 Marks
  • Fluent Expression and the content is well organized. – 3 Marks
  • The message is sometimes difficult to follow and the content is fairly well organized. – 2 Marks
  • The message cannot be understood and the content is poorly organized. – 1 Mark.


  • Arguments are very well supported (with insightful examples, arguments, and details). The essay includes quotes/passages from the text and a strong analysis of their significance. – 4 Marks
  • Arguments are well supported. The author uses specific examples, arguments, and details to support key ideas. – 3 Marks
  • Some key issues are unsupported. The main idea is clear but the supporting information is too general. – 2 Marks
  • Several key issues are unsupported. Main idea is somewhat clear but there is need for more supporting information. – 1 Mark.

Relevance to the topic

  • Information is very much relevant to the topic and cites recent examples. – 4 Marks
  • Information is relevant to the topic. – 3 Marks
  • Some information is irrelevant to the topic. – 2 Marks
  • Very little relevance – 1 Mark.

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