The National Level Competition of Verbattle, with its unique debate format was held for the Academic Years 2018-19 & 2019-20 in Bengaluru.
The competition will be a league tournament at the first level, with each team having to compete in not fewer than five debates and up to a maximum of seven debates in case of a tie.

Verbattle National 2019-20 – 27th Nov - 4th Dec 2019 Results:

Winner Jaiveer Sandeep Chabria JTisha Prem Raheja Vidyashilp Academy
Finalist Team 1 Viswajeeth G K Varsha S PSBB Millenium School
Finalist Team 2 Sahil Dhruv Bachu Aarush Bhargav Mahesh Vidyashilp Academy

Verbattle National 2018-19 - 18th Jan - 25th January 2019 Results:

Winning Team Anirud A.L. Sumedh Chatterjee Chettinad Vidyashram
Finalist Team 1 Dhanushree Jayaraman Sarvan V.S PSBB Millenium School
Finalist Team 2 R.Jassim Khaleel Dhruv Nair SBOA School & Junior College
  • *  School students in the age group of 12 to 16 years also studying in a class from 7th to 10th.
    (All other relevant rules)
Debate Format:
  • *  The registered teams will debate with two other unique teams in each debate.
  • *  Likewise there will be four to six debates depending on the number of teams participating.
  • *  The opposing teams will be randomly selected by permutation and combination.
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Debate Statements:
  • *  The debate statements for the League will be announced on the 15th of January, 2019.
  • *  The debate statements for National Skirmish will be announced on 19th January, 2019.
  • *  The debate statements for National Combat will be announced the previous night at 9pm.
  • *  The debate statements for National Confrontation will be announced 3 hours before the competition.
  • *  The National Championship Face Off will be done according to the usual format.
  • *  The sample statements can be found on the website. If you do want a list of sample statements please write for a copy of the same to


  • *  Winning Team : Rs. Two Lakhs
  • *  Finalist Teams(2 Teams) : Rs. Fifty Thousand Each
    • - Best Speaker at Skirmish - Rs. Twenty Thousand.
  • *  Winning Team's Mentor: Rs. Twenty Thousand.

Registration Fee:

  • *  The fee of Rs 3200 for outstation team includes :
    • - Participation fee of Rs 1200
    • - Food & Accommodation for two members of team and one registered mentor. (If there are more teams from one institution a max of two registered mentors will be accommodated for more than one team per institution. )
    • - Travel from and to the airport/railway station/bus stand in Bengaluru on scheduled dates at stipulated timings.
  • *  Students from Bengaluru city Schools: Rs. 1,200

Accommodation :

  • *  Accommodation will be provided in some comfortable facility near the campus.
  • *  Any additional mentor/accompanying adult will pay Rs. 2000.
  • *  Clean standard A/c rooms close to the venue.
  • *  Twin sharing for adults.
  • *  Triple sharing and Quad sharing for students.

Food :

  • *  For students from Bangalore Schools - Coffee/Tea Lunch and Evening Snack.
  • *  For Resident Teams : Breakfast, Tea during break, Lunch, Evening Snack and Dinner. Menu will be announced on 17th January.

Local Travel :

  • *  Verbattle would organize pick up drop from Airport / Bus Stand / Railway Station.
  • *  Pick up and drop to and fro between Accommodation and Venue for all resident teams.
  • *  A tour of the city will be organized for interested students on one of the evenings.

Venue :

  • *  Dayanand Sagar Institutions Campus, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bengaluru.
  • *  Date : 18th to 25th Jan, 2019.

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.

- Margaret Thatcher

Note : Please register before January 18th so you do not face any inconvenience with scheduling, food and accommodation.


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