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National Level Essay Competition 2021-22 by CCI (Competition Commission of India) [Cash Prize Upto Rs. 1 L]: Submit by Nov 30: Expired

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Submissions are invited for National Level Essay Competition 2021-22 by CCI (Competition Commission of India). The last date of submission is 30 November.

The Competition Commission of India is conducting a National Level Essay Competition 2021-22 as a part of the celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

About CCI

Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 and promoting competition throughout India, and preventing activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India. It was established on 14 October 2003.


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The applicant must be a student as on October 1, 2021, pursuing UG or PG course in Law, Economics, Management and Regulatory Governance in any recognised university in India.

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Ineligibility: Wards and relatives of employees of Competition Commission of India or office of Director General-CCI or Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI are to participate in this competition.

Guidelines of the Essay Submission

  • The Essay Competition entries shall be submitted in word and PDF format by the deadline.
  • Length of Essay: Not more than 3000 words including footnotes. There is no minimum word limit; however, participants are encouraged to submit essays of not less than 1500 words.

Format of the Essay:

  • Typed on A4 size.
  • Font size shall be 12 points (English) in Times New Roman
  • The space between the two lines should be 1.5
  • Margins of one inch (2.54 cm) on all the four sides

Citations: Participants may use any recognized style of referencing/footnoting system and this must be used consistently & uniformly throughout the Essay.


  • Participants can submit their entries by e-mail to akam[at]cci.gov.in with entry form duly forwarded by their respective educational institutions latest by November 31, 2021(1800 hrs) [Extended].
    • Click here for the notification of deadline extension.
  • Written Essay in English language – both in word & pdf format (NO SCAN).
  • Candidates will nowhere mention their name or any identification in the text of essay.
  • Entries submitted in hard copies and not in the prescribed format shall be summarily rejected without any intimation and NO query, correspondence; representation etc. pertaining to such entries shall be entertained by the Commission under any
  • Subject of such email must be “CCI Essay Competition 2021-2022”.
  • Entries shall be forwarded by the participant directly and shall not be forwarded through any other person at the mail prescribed above. All the fields in the entry form shall be compulsorily filled.
  • Only original essays will be considered for the competition. Previously published essays shall be rejected outrightly. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay.


Winners will receive cash prizes as per the following table:

Prize CategoryPrize Amount
First (One)INR 50,000
Second (One)INR 25,000
Third (One)INR 15,000
Consolation (Two)2 x INR 5,000
TotalINR 1,00,000

The prize winners shall also be given a certificate.

Click here to view the official notification of National Level Essay Competition 2021-22 by CCI.

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