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INTERNATIONAL SPELLING BEE SYLLABUS 

 

The International Spelling Bee competition will be held in 3 Levels:

 

Preliminary Level

Intermediate Level

Final Level

 

Marks: For all levels, each correct answer carries 1 mark

 

1.Preliminary Level

Round 1- Spell It

This round is the essence of the competition, here participants will listen to a word (handpicked as per their category) and he/she shall spell it correctly. The round will END once the student gives an answer INCORRECTLY.

Round 2 – Synonyms

As soon as Round 1 ends, Round 2 will begin, and in the second round participants shall spell similar meaning of the displayed word. There won’t be any limit on the number of questions asked as the round will END once the student gives an answer INCORRECTLY.

 

Round 3 – Antonyms

Round 3 will begin as soon as Round 2 ends, and in this round participant shall spell opposite meaning of the displayed word. There won’t be any limit on the number of questions asked as the round will continue till the participant gives a WRONG answer.

The student who clears the Primary Level is eligible to take part in the Intermediate Level of competition.

 

2.Intermediate Level

 

Round 1- Spell it

Similar to the Preliminary exam’s Round 1, here also participants will listen to a word (handpicked as per their category) and he/she shall spell it correctly. The difficulty level will be higher in this round compared to the previous round. The round will END once the student gives an answer INCORRECTLY.

 

Round 2- Find the Word from Phonetic Symbols 

In this round, a phonetic symbol of a word will be displayed on screen which the participants need to spell correctly.

The student who clears the Intermediate Level is eligible to take part in the Final Level of competition.


3.Final Level

 

Round 1- Spell It

Similar to the Preliminary exam’s Round 1, here also participants will listen to a word (handpicked as per their category) and he/she shall spell it correctly. The difficulty level will be the highest in this round. The round will END once the student gives an answer INCORRECTLY.

Round 2- Pick the Wrong Letter

This will be a Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) round, where from the given four options participants need to pick the wrongly spelt word.

Example:

From which of the following options does a letter need to be removed to make a meaningful word?

(a) accompanist

(b) comparision

(c) conceivable

(d) acquittal

Round 3- Anagrams (Rearranging Words)

Anagram is a word formed by rearranging the letters of another word. A word will appear on the screen and participants shall spell another meaningful word using the same letters.

Example:

nameless – salesmen

solemn – melons

*In the event of a tie, additional tie-breaker questions will be introduced by the examiner which will involve the participant’s knowledge in etymology.