The Dos and Don’ts of Classmate Spell Bee Season 10

To play better than anyone else, learn the rules of the game.

There are 4 levels you need to ace.

Level 1: School Level

Level 2: City Finals

Level 3: Semi Finals

Level 4: National Finals

  • Lveel 1 - school levelLveel 1 - school level
  • Lveel 2 - City finalsLveel 2 - City finals
  • Lveel 3 - Semi finalsLveel 3 - Semi finals
  • Lveel 4 - National finalsLveel 4 - National finals

Level 1: School Level
Standards V - IX, start gearing up! This Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format will test your basic spelling skills. You have to choose the correct spellings of 75 words from the options. Top scorers from each school move to Level 2 (City Finals) of the competition. You are also required to mandatorily fill in your information on a form that’ll be used for all future correspondence.


Online Test
You can now take the test online, provided you fall within the eligibility criteria. Participants who aren’t from the 30 cities that the competition travels to physically can participate through the online test. If your city does not appear in the dropdown, kindly select the city closest to where you reside. Top scorers from the online test also advance to Level 2.

The short-listed students will be intimated via the school coordinator or through telephone. In each city, all the winners from all schools will compete together in an online test to be held on pre-decided dates, on The date and time for the test will be communicated to the students in advance. The highest scorers from Level 2 make it to Level 3.


Level 2: Test format

• This is a time-bound online MCQ test of 75 words lasting 7.5 minutes.

• The test will be live for all students who qualify for Level 2 on pre–decided dates (to be finalised).

• Click on the ‘Participate’ tab on top of the home page and choose Level 2 to access the login page.
• After reading the instructions on the login, page type out your username, password, mobile number and email ID in the fields and click on the ‘Take the Test’ button to access the test. Providing your mobile number and email ID is optional.
• All participants will have to take the test on the dates mentioned above. Dates will not be revised or extended once they are declared.
• The test has to be taken only by the selected participants. In case of any dispute, the organiser reserves the right to disqualify the participant.
• The participants will be responsible for making all arrangements to take the test online, which includes the computer, constant internet connection, power back up etc. The organisers are not responsible for any technical failure from the participant’s end.

What happens in case of a tie?

If the test results in a tie, inbuilt tiebreaker questions will decide the winners. In case a tie exists even after a tiebreaker, a randomizer will be used to choose the winner.

Level 3: Semi Finals

Level 3 is organised on a specific date and place that will be communicated to the shortlisted participants in advance.


Level 3 has 2 rounds.

Round 1: An online MCQ time-bound test for 10 minutes with 60 words. The top 10 scorers from this round progress to Round 2 of the Semi Finals.

Round 2: An online MCQ time-bound test for 10 minutes with 40 words. Students with the Top 16 scores across the country from this round qualify for Level 4 -- National Finals.



Level 4: National Finals
Level 4 has 2 rounds and is televised.


Round 1: Top 16 qualified students are divided into groups of four each. Each group participates in one out of four semi finals .

Round 2: Winners from each of the four semi finals compete in the Grand Finale. Winner of the Grand Finale will be declared the National Champion of Classmate Spell Bee 2016 .