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PCRA National Competitions 2016 Essay, Painting & Quiz Details

The Central Board of Secondary Education and Petroleum Conservation Research Association are committed to make oil conservation a National Movement. As a part of its mandate, various literary and cultural events are conducted for school students. The Essay writing, Painting and Quiz competitions aim to raise awareness among youth about practical conservation tips for the conservation of Petroleum products in industrial, transportation, agriculture and domestic sectors, and how to practice such conservation in their daily lives.

For effective communication, students may choose to present their ideas and messages for conserving petroleum products and reducing emissions, in English, Hindi or Regional languages.

A : Essay
B : Painting
C : Quiz for selecting school District, State and Zonal teams. Zonal teams shall participate for the National Finals.
D : Individual Quiz for achieving the Bronze, Silver or Gold Level.

Attractive Prizes to be Won

National winners : 27 All expenses paid
(One for each language, one for painting in
each category And two for quiz team)

Second Prize : 27 Laptops + cash prizes
(One for each language one for painting in each category and two for quiz + Rs.15000 each)

Third prize : 27 LAPTOPS
(One for each language one for painting in each category And two for quiz)



1. Only schools in India recognized by Central & State Boards of India, can participate.
2. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competition during school hours in a fair manner (Principal’s certificate is mandatory).

3. Schools can conduct Essay competitions in one or more of the following languages- Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Maithili, Dogri, Nepali, Bodo and Santhali. However, a minimum of 15 students must participate in each language in which the school submits its entry.

4. Eligibility: Students of classes 8 – 10.

5. One student can participate in only one language.

6. Essay should not exceed 700 words.

7. Student must submit essay in his/her own handwriting.

8. Topic:

9. Time Limit: 1 Hour

10. School is required to evaluate the entries, and upload best two entries in each language, in which the competition has been conducted at the school, on For further details, please refer to this portal.

11. Competition Period: 16.08.2016 to 15.10.2016. Last entry on 15.10.2016 before 1500 Hours.

12. The topics of the essay competition may be displayed prominently, at least a week in advance. Schools can advise students to prepare in advance for the scheduled competition. This shall enable the participants to obtain relevant information from various sources. This exercise is focused on increasing awareness in young minds for the National cause of Conservation of Fuel and Environment protection.

It is advisable that the documentary on PCRA, which gives a brief on ‘Conservation of Fuel’ is shown to the children before the start of the competition. This is available on our website

Please check portal or website for more details or contact PCRA on: 011-26715360 or email :


1. The decision of the Jury/Expert committee will be final and binding in respect of all matters concerning the competition.
2. The painting entries submitted would be the sole property of PCRA, with rights to use and right to edit for any purpose it considers appropriate.
3. Children of employees of PCRA are not eligible for the prizes.
4. Schools should try to hold the competitions as early as possible to avoid last minute rush in submission.
5. The final results shall be announced in December 2016.The awards will be distributed in the inaugural function of the Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight 2017, during the 2nd half of January 2017.
6. The unique experience of the last year’s winners is shared on PCRA website as “Competitions 2016”
7. The National Winners of previous year’s competitions are not eligible for prizes of this competition.

Updated: September 6, 2016 — 10:49 am © 2017