Debate Format


Debate Format



Verbattle Beginner – Format


Selection round

Ten statements will be given to Verbattle Beginner registrants. Registered teams need to be prepared to argue in favor of and against for all the ten statements.

Five random teams will be put on the stage at a time for the skirmish debate. But way of lotto, one statement is selected for debate for each batch. Team arguing in favour or against will also be decided by lotto (picking up of chits). There will be three to four rounds depending on number of teams participating. Each team will get one minute to speak in a round. Based on the argument, performance, behavior, and team spirit, a total of 27 teams will be selected for the Combat round.


Combat - 27 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 6 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round)
  • Total of nine debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 9

Confrontation - 9 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 7 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Total of three debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 3

Face-Off – 3 teams

  • Top three teams will make their own statements
  • Number of rounds: 7 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Winner – One team


Verbattle Junior – Format


Zonal

Example:
  • Mangaluru Zone
  • Hubli Zone
  • Bengaluru Zone

Zonal Clamber

Ten statements will be given to Verbattle Junior registrants. Registered teams need to be prepared to argue in favour of and against for all the ten statements.

Three random teams will be put on the stage at a time for the Zonal debate. But way of lotto, one statement is selected for debate for each batch. Team arguing in favour or against will also be decided by lotto (picking up of chits). There will be three to four rounds depending on the number of teams participating. Each team will get one minute to speak in a round. Based on the argument, performance, behavior, and team spirit, a total of 81 teams will be selected for Skirmish round.


State level Skirmish – 81 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 5 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round)
  • Total of 27 debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 27

Combat - 27 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 6 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round)
  • Total of nine debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 9

Confrontation - 9 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 7 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Total of three debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 3

Face-Off – 3 teams

  • Three subjects will be given, and statements should be prepared by the each team using one subject which will be selected out of lotto.
  • Each statement will be argued
  • Number of rounds: 7 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Total of three debates
  • Winner – One team


Verbattle Senior – Format


Zonal

Example:
  • Mangaluru Zone
  • Hubli Zone
  • Bengaluru Zone

Zonal Clamber

Ten statements will be given to Verbattle Senior registrants. Registered teams needs to be prepared to argue in favor of and against for all the ten statements

Three random teams will be put on the stage at a time for the Zonal debate. But way of lotto, one statement is selected for debate for each batch. Team arguing in favor or against will also be decided by lotto (picking up of chits). There will be three to four rounds depending on number of teams participating. Each team will get one minute to speak in a round. Based on the argument, performance, behavior, and team spirit, a total of 81 teams will be selected for Skirmish round.


State level Skirmish – 81 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 4
  • Total of 27 debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 27

Combat - 27 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 5 (4 debate rounds, 1 audience round)
  • Total of nine debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 9

Confrontation - 9 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 6 (4 debate rounds, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Total of three debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 3

Face-Off – 3 teams

  • Three subjects will be given, and a statement should be prepared by the each team using one subject which will be selected out of lotto
  • Each statement will be argued
  • Number of rounds: 6 (4 debate rounds, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Total of three debates
  • Winner – One team


Verbattle Kannada – Format


Zonal

Example:
  • Mangaluru Zone
  • Hubli Zone
  • Bengaluru Zone

Zonal Clamber

Ten statements will be given to Verbattle Junior registrants. Registered teams need to be prepared to argue in favour of and against for all the ten statements.

Three random teams will be put on the stage at a time for the Zonal debate. But way of lotto, one statement is selected for debate for each batch. Team arguing in favour or against will also be decided by lotto (picking up of chits). There will be three to four rounds depending on the number of teams participating. Each team will get one minute to speak in a round. Based on the argument, performance, behavior, and team spirit, a total of 81 teams will be selected for Skirmish round.


State level Skirmish – 81 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 5 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round)
  • Total of 27 debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 27

Combat - 27 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 6 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round)
  • Total of nine debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 9

Confrontation - 9 teams

  • Three teams debate on one statement
  • Number of rounds: 7 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Total of three debates
  • Number of teams selected for next level: 3

Face-Off – 3 teams

  • Three subjects will be given, and statements should be prepared by the each team using one subject which will be selected out of lotto.
  • Each statement will be argued
  • Number of rounds: 7 (4 debate rounds, 1 mentor round, 1 audience round, 1 judges round)
  • Total of three debates
  • Winner – One team





 

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