CBSE Circular: Youth Ideathon 2022 for Class 6 to 12th Students

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India@75 (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav): ‘Youth Ideathon 2022’ for Class 6 to 12th Students.

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CBSE Released a Circular India@75 (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav): ‘YOUTH IDEATHON 2022’.  Students are waiting for the upcoming ideathon 2022 and also ideathon 2022 registration for the ideathon competition so that students can submit innovative ideas for the ideathon. Students can Apply for Youth Ideathon from 24 August to solve the problems of the country. 

What is YOUTH IDEATHON 2022?

YOUTH IDEATHON is India’s Largest Festival of IDEAS for School Students of Class 6 to Class 12. It is an annual event brought about bythe  collaboration between key partners from government and industry. Main organizing partners for Youth Ideathon 2022 are MEPSC (Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skill Council) and ThinkStartup (India’s largest entrepreneurship education provider for Schools and School Students).

Youth Ideathon Second Edition 2022 will be organized this year by CBSE and Management Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Council under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Students from class 6th to 12th will be able to participate in it.

Through the school level Idea Festival, work will be done to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among the students. This Youth Ideathon program has been prepared under Startup India and New Education Policy 2020. Along with students, teachers, teachers and schools will also be able to participate in this competition being organized on the theme of ‘Mera Idea Jo Badal De Bharat’.

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How to Participate in YOUTH IDEATHON 2022? 

This Youth Ideathon program will be launched on 24th August 2022. The finals will be held on November 13. This program will be conducted on the online platform only. To participate in the Youth Ideathon program, you can register by visiting Students can submit their idea by visiting

The top 10 ideas will be selected in the Youth Ideathon Program

This Youth Ideathon program competition will start from school. It will have three stages. In the first stage 1000 best ideas will be selected. The top 1000 contestants selected in the second stage will have to pitch their idea by recording a 2-minute video. In this, they will be able to tell their idea in an even better way. At this stage, they will also have to give information about the development made in their idea. In this, the students have to tell the product or working.

Youth Ideathon Competition will start from school and will be conducted in five stages

This process will run from 24 to 30 September. After this, public voting will be done by uploading the video on the YouTube channel Think Startup. In the third stage, the top 100 participants will be selected. For this, the rating of experts and the public voting score on the video will be taken into account.

Ideathon winners: The result of the top 100 teams will be declared on October 1. After this, experts of 100 teams will be interviewed online. This process will run from 7 to 10 October. The top 25 teams will be shortlisted after the interview. The team of experts will mentor 25 participants for the next five days. In this, work will be done by the experts to further improve the ideas of the students.

Youth Ideathon Program Important Links 

Youth Ideathon 2021 Click Here
Youth Ideathon 2022 Registration  Click Here
Faculty Workshop Registration Click Here
Official Website  Click Here

The last phase will be on October 20 

In the fourth stage, 25 teams will be selected on 11 October 2022. All the selected teams will be given a prize of Rs 10,000. In this, a cash prize of Rs 5000 will be given, so that that team can model their idea. These prizes will be distributed through the school.

The last 5th stage of the Youth Ideathon program competition is the final pitch and on 20 October 2022, 25 teams selected by the jury will show the model made with the final pitch in New Delhi. In this, experts, scientists and innovators will select students’ ideas and announce 10 teams. Many other awards will also be given in the Youth Ideathon 2022 such as School of Innovation, Teacher of Innovation, Most Popular Idea, School Winners etc.

YOUTH IDEATHON 2022 Schedule

YOUTH IDEATHON 2022 Schedule
YOUTH IDEATHON 2022 Schedule

Rules for Participation in Youth Ideathon Program 2022

1. Youth Ideathon 2022 is a team based 5-stage competition open to school students.

2. Bona-fide students studying in Class 6 to 12 accredited to any School Board in India are eligible to participate in Youth Ideathon 2022, India or International.

3. Eligible students can participate only in teams of 3 to 5 members in Youth Ideathon 2022. The minimum size of each participating team shall be 3 & maximum size of each participating team shall be 5.

4. The only way to participate in Youth Ideathon 2022 is by submitting an idea at the online link:

5. The idea submission form will close at the midnight of 20th September 2022. This is the end of 1st stage of the competition. Upon closure, no entry for Youth Ideathon 2022 shall be considered for evaluation.

6. Any ideas you pitch or share at the Youth Ideathon (and its social media handles) which is released into the ‘public domain’ will not be bounded by any non-disclosure agreements from the organisers.

7. Participation in Youth Ideathon is FREE. However, for the final round, teams / schools will have to make their own arrangements for travel and stay.

8. All submitted ideas shall be evaluated by our expert panel.

9. On 24th September 2022, the list of Top 1000 teams shall be published on
Youth Ideathon website (

10. If two teams submit nearly the same idea and have got the same rating, the idea submitted first on the basis of date and time stamp shall be given priority.

11. In Stage 2 of the Youth Ideathon 2022 competition, teams shortlisted in Top 1000 shall have to submit a 2 minute recorded video pitch on any date between 24th September and 30th September 2022.

12. Please note, for consideration of team’s candidature in the Youth Ideathon, all videos shall be published on YouTube channel of ThinkStartup Youth Ideathon 2022 for public voting. Videos uploaded at this stage shall not be removed under any circumstances. If any team is concerned about confidentiality of their idea, they may choose to drop out and their idea shall not be considered.

13. The selection for Stage 3 i.e. Top 100 teams shall be on the basis of two factors – expert rating of video pitch and public voting score. Public Voting Score shall be calculated by ThinkStartup’s proprietary algorithm on the basis of likes, comments and shares on uploaded YouTube video of each team. The Top 100 result shall be published by 6pm on 1st October 2022.

14. The Top 100 Teams shall be required to attend an online interview with our expert panel between 7th and 10th October 2022. The time slot provided for interview must be strictly adhered. In the event, a team does not report for the interview at the allotted time, their candidature shall be forfeited.

15. Stage 4 starts with publication of Top 25 Team on 11th October 2022. All Top 25 Teams win a concept prototyping award of Rs. 10,000. Mentors of Top 25 Teams shall win Rs. 5000 cash award. The sole purpose of this award is to help the teams develop a quick prototype of their idea in 1-week time. These awards shall be disbursed through the school.t will judge the ideas on their respective theme and determine a winner.

16. Stage 5 of the Youth Ideathon 2022 competition is Final Pitch and Showcase of the prototype by Top 25 Teams on 20th October 2022 to the the grand jury at New Delhi.

17. The Grand Jury will review all presentations and prototypes and fill out a scoring sheet on each to determine the Top 10 Teams.

18. Evaluation Criteria shall be a combination of factors such as
(a) the power of ideas in terms of its ability to solve a real problem
(b) its impact in terms of number of people who it touches or potentially touch
(c) how the idea stands with respect to alternate solutions available
(d) the progress made by the participant during the ideathon to make the idea as real as possible
(e) Ability the participant to build a startup with the proposed idea

19. The ideas should be original. If at any stage of competition, plagiarism is discovered by the organisers, the participant shall be disqualified and next participant shall be offered a chance.

20. If the Youth Ideathon Organising Committee finds that awarded idea is based on plagiarism (including Top 10 awards of Youth Ideathon 2021), the participating team shall have to refund the entire prize money and certificate. All decision of Organising Committee shall be binding of participants and schools.

21. Youth Ideathon 2022 has several other awards such as School of Innovation, Teacher of Innovation, Most Popular Idea, School Winners etc. These will be decide by the Organising Committee on criteria set internally, but uniformly applied on all entries for the purpose of fairness.

22. At each stage of the event, decisions made by organisers shall be binding on all participants.

For feedback and queries please send an email to or Call/ WhatsApp on +91-8527845507. For other details please visit

Click Here to Read the Official CBSE Circular of Youth Ideathon 2022.

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