Event Details

21st and 22nd February, 2019


NDIM Campus

61 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, Near Batra Hospital, New Delhi.

23rd February, 2019


Dr. B.R. Ambedkar International Centre

15 Janpath Road, Janpath, Windsor Place, New Delhi.

We take this opportunity to invite your students to participate in various competitions and win exciting prizes in cash and kind at MANTHAN 2019. The schedule and rules for participation is attached along with. We would highly appreciate prior confirmation of attendance and participation by 12th February 2019.

For further information, please feel free to contact our student coordinators – Priyanshi (9650743804), Aman (8860067183), Sunil (9999429984), Nithin (9953339611), or email us at

Thanking you

Dr Gitanjali Bhatnagar






Registration: 09:30 am onwards




21st Feb, 2019.













22nd Feb, 2019.




DEBATE (English, Hindi)









23rd Feb, 2019.








General Terms and Conditions:

  • Last date for registration is 15th Feb., 2019.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • One faculty member must accompany the group of students.BATTLE OF BANDS

Note: Please send us a Video Clip of your performance through CD or Whatsapp to the coordinators by 15th Feb., 2018 along with your registration form.



Story Telling


  1. Only team entries are eligible.
  2. A team shall consist of max three persons
  3. The decision of the quiz-master will be final and will not be subjected to any change.
  4. The participants shall not be allowed to  use mobile or other electronic instruments.
  5. The questions shall be in the form of multiple choice, True / False statement, Specific-answer question etc.
  6. Audience  shall  not give any hints or clues to the competitors.
  7. Replacement of any participant  of a team is not allowed after registration

Teams selected for the final rounds  will be allowed to give themselves an appropriate name related to the competition by which they may want to be known

ELIMINATION ROUND– (In case more than 10 teams register

Each team would be given a set of question paper containing 25 multiple choice objective type questions

Time limit - 15 minutes

Only 10 Teams would be selected for STAGE ROUNDS

In case of tie between 2 or more teams, further 5 questions would be asked for final selection

The selected teams shall have to appear for the final round


Round 1 : A question will be asked to a team and if they are unable to answer it will be passed to the next team -

No of Rounds : Rounds 4

No of Questions : 24questions

Each team would be asked 4 questions each. ( Objective questions with options)

10 marks for correct answer and 4 negative marks for wrong answer.

If a team cannot answer the question, they can pass the question &  then the question would be forwarded to the next team.

Answering time is only 30 seconds.

Timer will be set accordingly

Team discussion is allowed.

Round 2: Rapid Fire Round : -Each team will be asked 10 questions one after another in one minutes time-  : 60 questions

10 marks for the correct answer and negative 4 marks for the wrong answer

Answering time is only 3 seconds

Team discussion is allowed

If a team cannot answer the question, they can say pass for the next question. The question will not  be forwarded to the next team.

Round 3 – Buzzer Round- A question will be fired & the team who presses the buzzer first get to answer first  – 6 Questions

10 marks for the correct answer and negative 4 marks for the wrong or if team doesn’t after they press Buzzers. – No forwarding

Answering time is only 30 seconds


Round 4- Audio-visual round

Teams will be shown clips and will have to answer.   rounds 2 : 12 questions

10 marks for the correct answer and negative 4 marks for the wrong answer

Each Team would be asked 2 audio-visual questions. ( 1 slide in each round )

Answering time is only 30 seconds.

No passing to the next team. Audience can answer.






  1. There will be 2 members in a each team
  2. The each member will be given a script
  3. The time will be given accordingly
  4. The other member in a same team has to sketch/ draw according to the script given.
  5. The judges will be marking teams accordingly.



Debate (English & Hindi)

                              Rangoli Making:

  1. There are two teams, each consisting of two or three speakers.


  1. Each team has two or three constructive speeches, and two to three rebuttal speeches.


  1. The affirmative has the right to make any reasonable definition of each of the terms of the proposition. If the negative challenges the reasonableness of a definition by the affirmative, the judge must accept the definition of the team that shows better grounds for its interpretation of the term.


  1. The affirmative must advocate everything required by the topic itself. No revision of position of a team is permitted during the debate.


  1. He who asserts must prove. In order to establish an assertion, the team must support it with enough evidence and logic to convince an intelligent but previously uninformed person that it is more reasonable to believe the assertion than to disbelieve it. Facts must be accurate. Visual materials are permissible, and once introduced, they become available for the opponents' use if desired.


  1. In the questioning period, the questioner may ask any fair, clear question that has a direct bearing on the debate. The questioner may use the period to build up any part of his own case, to tear down any part of his opposition's case, or to ascertain facts, such as the opposition's position on a certain issue, that can be used later in the debate. The questioner must confine himself to questions and not make statements, comments, or ask rhetorical questions.


  1. Each speaker is questioned as soon as he concludes his constructive speech. The witness must answer the questions without consulting his colleagues.


  1. No new constructive arguments may be introduced in the rebuttal period. The affirmative must, if possible, reply to the major negative arguments before the last rebuttal.


  1. The judge must base his decision entirely on the material presented, without regard for other material which he may happen to possess.


  1. Any gains made outside of the established procedure are disallowed.




  1. Time Limit: 45 minutes
  2. Everybody should carry all their stuffs with them
  3. Areas for Judgment
  1. Neatness
  2. Design
  3. Accuracy and Speed
  4. Creativity 
  1. All the participants should be reported 1 hour before the competition starts. 
  2. Participants should be wait for the result.
  3. The decision of judges will be final and abiding




Madubani Painting

Face Painting

  1. Time limit 1 hour
  2. Single Participant is allowed

3.Decision will be based upon:            

  • Creativity
  • Flow of design
  • Effective conveying of theme message

4. The decision of judge shall be final and abiding.

5. Topic will be given on the spot


  1. It is a team event there can be only 2 participants in a team.
  2. Participants should bring their own colors, brushes, etc.
  3. Time limit is 45 minutes
  4. Participants will be judged on the basis of creativity, innovation and design.
  5. Decision of judges will be final and abiding.


Street Play

Mono Acting

1.     Maximum number of participants per team: 25(including accompanists/instrumentalists), minimum 10 participants.

2.     Use of make-up, lights and mikes not allowed ( except kajal)

3.     Time Limit: 20+5 minutes (including set up)

4.     Props allowed (lathi, dry colors, placards, etc).

5.     Use of any electronic gadget, fire, smoke machine, or any other bulky props not allowed.

6.     Play may be on any social cause.

  1. In case of any situation which has not been mentioned above, the decision taken by the coordinators will be final.



1.     Individual participation.

2.     Time limit: 12+3 minutes

3.     Judgment will be based on qualities like idea, creativity of presentation, use of makeup, music and general impression

  1. In case of any situation which has not been mentioned above, the decision taken by the coordinators will be final and abiding.











Solo Singing

Rap Battle

  1. Two accompanists/Instrumentalists are allowed
  2. Western/Bollywood (Filmy and Non-Filmy) songs are allowed
  3. Time limit- 4+2 minutes(Including stage setup)
  4. Judgment will be based on the qualities like selection of song, tempo, rhythm, range and melody



1). Do not bite (copy) someone else work. Your freestyle must be 100% original

material and shall not infringe upon any third party copyrights, trademarks, or other

intellectual property rights nor shall it contain any vulgar words and sexually

explicit lyrics.


2. The language and dialect to be used in the battle is either English Hindi or Punjabi

(Mixing of two languages is not allowed)

3. The rap lyrics (punch line) should focus more on humor whether you mock or ridicule your opponent.


4. The organizer/promoter will appoint the timekeeper. He/ She will be provided

With a stopwatch and will be responsible for indicating the end of each round. The

Clock starts from the beginning of the first line spoken by the competitor.


5. For the preliminary round of competition each emcee(Rapper) will be given two

rounds each for one (1) minute, for the semi-final round each emcee rhymes twice

for one (1) minute per round, in the final round each emcee rhymes twice for one (1)

minute. In case of a tie another round (OT) will be provided to break the tie.

6. Each Emcee must rhyme over the same beat as their opponent.


7. By participating in this event you permit the recording of your contributions and assign to the organizers the complete copyright and all other rights in your contributions for use in all media.



Battle of Band


  1. Maximum of 10 and minimum of 4 members per team
  2. Each band can perform Indian and western too
  3. Time limit- 15 minutes(5 minutes setup time+ 10 minutes playing time) 5% of total
  4. marks will be deducted for every extra minutes
  5. Use of pre-recorded music ( sequences, keyboard, rhythm , Guitar loop) will result in
  6. disqualification
  7. Band should bring their own instruments.



1. Online judgment of poetry by the judges(prelims).

2. On the spot poetry has to be made by the participants 3. Time will be given accordingly.

4. The judgment of the judges will be final and abiding.

5. One member per team is allowed

























T-Shirt Painting

Poster Making

  1. Participant should bring their own material.
  2. T-Shirt will be given by college only which shall be plain and white in colour.
  3. Use of ready-made sticker is strictly prohibited.
  4. Time limit 1 hour
  5. Mobile phones or any other devices during competition shall not be allowed during competition
  6. Any sort of tracing and copying is not allowed.
  7. The art should be relevant to the theme.
  8. The decision of judge shall be final and abiding.
  9. Decision will be based upon:            
  • Creativity
  • Flow of design
  • Colour schemes
  • Effective conveying of theme message.

10.   Topics will be given on the spot .



  1. Duration of the competition is 60 minutes.
  2. Identity card is mandatory.
  3. Reporting time is 1 hour before the commencement of competition.
  4. Any type of misbehavior should not be tolerated.
  5. Participants should write their name as well as their college name behind his poster.
  6. Judgment criterion is based upon creativity, design, content and element present.
  7. Decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  8. All the participants will get participation certificate.
  9. All the changes in the rules and regulations must be accepted by participants.



Best Out of Waste

Wind Hanging

  1. Participants have to carry their own material at the time of competition.
  2. The decision of the judge will be final and abiding.
  3. Participants have to report 30min before the commencement of the event.
  4. All the changes(modification) in the rules and regulation must be accepted by the participants.
  5. Participants are not supposed to argue and refuse the order of coordination team of event at the time of result.
  6. Participants have to wait for the result.
  7. Maximum time limit will be 45mins.



  1. Participants must report at the venue 1 hour prior to the event.
  2. The decision of the coordinator and the judges will be the final and unquestionable
  3. In case of any situation which has not been mentioned above, the decision taken by the coordinator will be final. 
  4. Maximum 2 members are allowed to participate in a team.
  5. The time limit for each team would be 45 mins only.
  6. The members can opt for a theme of their own choice.
  7. The members have to come with their own materials.








Group Song


SOLO     :   3-5 MINS

DUET     :   3-6 MINS

GROUP  :  6-10 MINS ,Minimum members- 7, On stage 14 members.

  1. Participants should submit their  video for preliminary audition by 14thFebruary, late submission will not be entertained.  Results will be announced on 16thFebruary
  2. Qualified participants must submit their registration fees and music track by 18thFebruary.
  3. Registration fees is non refundable.
  4.  All the accompanists and participants must be of same college. No outsiders allowed.
  5. The teams should carry an official letter from their respective institute signed by the competent authority mentioning the names of the participants.
  6. Participants/teams will have to bring the props on their own. No props will be provided by the managing staff.
  7. Negative marks for exceeding time limit.
  8. Each team participating in the event should have their song/music in a pen drive and at least 2 CDs of the same.
  9. Participants are advised to reach the venue for respective events 1 hour prior to the commencement of the event for sound check.
  10. In case of technical faults, judge’s results will be final and binding.
  11. Participants are advised not to choose indecent songs or costumes for the performance, otherwise they may be disqualified from the event.



  1. SOLO    - 200
  2. DUET    - 400
  3. GROUP – 600
  1. Minimum number of participants in a team is 6 and maximum is 12(including
  2. accompanists)
  3. .For a team of 6-8 max. of two accompanists are allowed.
  4. .For a team of 9-12 max. of 4 accompanists are allowed
  5. .Time limit-8+2 minutes (including stage setup)
  6. .Judgment will be based on quality of singing, coordination and not on makeup,
  7. costume or actions of the team



Beat Boxing

DJ War

  1. Battles will be held in ABAB format
  2. Each contestant will have two rounds of 90 seconds
  3. The winner of the coin toss may choose who gets first
  4. Winner will be declared after the completion of all rounds
  5. If two microphones are used they will be at same volume and presets
  6. A draw will results in one 30 second overtime round where the second contestant goes first.





  1. Only one entry per contest is allowed.Multiple submission from the same participants will be rejected.
  2. Judges decision in all matter is final, and cannot be appeal or contested.
  3. If the stoppage is due to equipment failure and due to no fault of the contestant, the contestant will be allowed to perform the set in its entirety from the beginning.
  4. Laptops are not allowed while performing.
  5. No pre-recorded sets are allowed to play.

6. The max. time to Each participant is 10 min.      someone exceeds the time limit, there will be negative marking.






  1. No. Of participants (5-8)
  2. Use of abusive and vulgar language is not allowed 
  3. Use of general props are allowed
  4. Time limit 5+2.
  5. Negative marking for exceeding the time limit



  1.  The Competition is only open to Graduate and Post Graduate students of the Affiliated Colleges or Universities.
  2. Participants must report at the venue 30 minutes prior to the event.
  3. Certificate of participation will be provided to all the participants.
  4. The decision of the coordinators and the judges will be the final and unquestionable.
  5. In case of any situation which has not been mentioned above, the decision taken by the coordinators will be final
  6. The time limit for each team would be 10-15 minutes. (including setup and performance)
  7. Maximum 10 or 12 members per team and minimum 5. (excluding participants and coordinator)
  8. The team has to themselves arrange for the costumes, music track and visual aid (if required)
  9. The team can opt for a theme of their own choice.
  10. Appropriate and decent dress code is expected.
  11. One entry per college
  12. If teams exceed the time limit negative marking will be done.
  13. Vulgarity is strongly any form of obscenity will lead to debarring of the team from the contest.
  14. Use of alcohol, cigarettes, and any other product is strictly not allowed.

15.  Each team participating in the event should have their song/music in a pen drive and at least 2 CDs of the same.





1.Applicability: The below mentioned rules are applicable to the Security Council, General Assembly committees, Economic and Social Council, Historic and Futuristic Simulations, Special Committees, Indian Committees and any other committee which is a part of the Indian International Model United Nations or any of its affiliated conferences unless specific instructions have been provided for in the rules. Any deviation from the rules mentioned requires written permission from the Secretary General of the organisation.


2. Representation: All councils shall have delegate/’s representing one country having one vote. Non-governmental Organizations & Special Observers shall be allowed to vote on working papers, amendments and resolutions that pertain to them i.e. in an agenda which is directly concerning them. On all other agendas they will be allowed to vote on all issues except working papers, amendments and resolutions. In case of a dispute Chairperson shall be final and binding. Page 1 of 10 Official Rules of Procedure

3. Language: The official language for the conference shall be English. The use of any of the following five official languages are permitted: a. Russia b. Chinese c. Arabic d. Spanish e. French Delegates are free to utilize Hindi or any other regional language, submitting a written request at least 14 days prior to the conference. And this should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Organisation.

4. Attire: Delegates and the Executive Board members are expected to wear either Western Formals or Traditional Formals as per the conference itinerary. Western formals for boys are defined as a formal trousers, a formal shirt, a formal tie, a blazer and formal shoes

5. Use of Electronic Equipment: The use of mobile phones, laptops, notepads and such other electronic devices is allowed during committee time. However, a delegate if found accessing the internet during the committee sessions then the delegate will be barred from the council.

6. Sessions: Each session of the conference shall not be longer than 3 hours, which will be followed by a mandatory break for 10 minutes. The Conference shall have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 such sessions.


7. Executive board: The decision of the chair on matters regarding debate is final and binding on all delegates. Any deviation from the rules of procedure, which is final and binding on the delegate needs written permission and consent from the secretary general of the organization. Also if a delegate is not behaving in a parliamentary fashion he/she can be barred from council after being given three warnings. The Executive board has the power to question any delegate and ask for justification about his/her stand on a particular issue if they feel it is contrary to their country policy or could help enlighten committee better. However, a decision of the Executive board can be appealed against (Rule 8) and so also the chair impeached (Rule 9).

8. Appeal: The delegates have an option to appeal to the chair, if dissatisfied with the verdict of the chair or if they wish to question the chair about the way they are conducting the committee. Example: After being recognized ‘Permission to appeal to the chair’, on being given permission, the delegate can voice his/her grievance to the chair within a minute’s time frame, after which the chair may or may not take into consideration the delegate’s recommendation. A delegate if further dissatisfied with the verdict of the Executive board can raise a plea to follow up. A maximum of two pleas will be allowed which may or may not be recognized.

9.Impeachment: If the delegates in the committee are extremely dissatisfied with the way the chair is conducting proceedings, a written request signed by at least 2/3rd’s of the committee’s members can be submitted to the Director-General for the ouster of the chair. The Director general Page 2 of 10 will then relay the information to the Secretary General of the Conference whose decision shall be final and binding.

10. Organizing Council: If any delegate or observer is found to be behaving in an inappropriate manner he/she can be barred from the conference for an entire day or for the complete conference by the Director-General whose decision on matters apart from conference debate shall be final and binding.

11. Secretary-General: The Secretary-General has sweeping powers bestowed upon him/her and his/her decision is final and binding and cannot be challenged in relation to matters regarding debate.

12. President: In case there is a dispute regarding the verdict given by the Director General or General Secretary, then a written request can be made to the President’s Office which should be made on IIMUN letter head and must be stamped and signed. This should be relayed to the President’s Office within seven days from the occurrence of the event.



13. Quorum: The minimum number of members present in council should be at least 1/5th of total committee strength.

14. Setting an Agenda: A committee shall decide for the agenda in the following manner: a. The Chair will call for any points or motions on the floor, to which a delegate can rise to a motion to set the agenda to a particular topic area. b. The chair shall call for those who are against the motion. If there is any opposition then there shall be 1 speech for and 1 against the topic area both to a maximum of one and a half minute each. c. This shall be followed by an informal vote by a show of placards, a 51% or more majorities is required for the motion to pass. If the motion fails then the second topic area automatically is set for discussion and if there is no second agenda, then the council moves into an Emergency Debate.

15.Speakers’ List: A speakers’ list is automatically opened and remains open throughout the discussion of the topic area unless committee chooses to move into a moderated caucus or unmoderated caucus. A speakers’ list is a place where a delegate expresses his/her country’s stand on the topic area. The time limit is pre-set to one and a half minute per delegate. At least 20 speakers or the committee size, whichever is low should be exhausted, alphabetically, to move on with the debate.

16.Yields: At the end of a speech in the speakers list (yields cannot be exercised during any other part of debate), a delegate has the following ways to yield which are compulsory: a. Yield to another delegate: This is only applicable if the delegate has more than 15 seconds of his/her time remaining. He/she can give his/her remaining time to another delegate. b. Yield to questions: The delegate can yield to questions, a maximum of two Questions can be asked and maximum two follow ups per question can be entertained with the permission of the chair. Executive Board Members have the option to ask questions to the delegates. c. Yield to comments: The chair recognizes two 30-second comments.

17.Moderated Caucus: A detailed discussion on a sub-topic of the main agenda is possible in a moderated caucus and the main reason on starting a moderated caucus is to know the committee’s opinion on such an issue. A delegate can motion for a moderated caucus in the following manner, example ‘Motion to open a moderated caucus to discuss ________ for the time duration _________ (max 15 minutes) and time per speaker ________ (maximum 1 minute)’ A motion for a moderated caucus requires a simple majority to pass and can be passed through an informal vote. In case of multiple motions, with 5 being maximum, the chair shall decide on which one to put to vote first. A moderated caucus can be started in the middle of the Speakers’ list i.e. it is not compulsory for the delegates to finish hearing all the speakers on the list. Speakers should be recognised in lots of two. 18.Points: During the course of debate, the following points are in order: a. Point of Personal Privilege: This is the only point that can interrupt a speaker and is used when a delegate cannot hear the speaker or is experiencing discomfort and wishes to be excused from committee b. Point of Parliamentary Inquiry: This cannot interrupt a speaker and is exercised when a delegate wants to know anything about the procedure from the Executive Board. c. Point of Order: This is to point out the procedural inconsistency or deviation from the existing rules of procedure. d. Point of Information: This is a point that helps to clarify any factual inaccuracy in a delegate’s speech. If one finds that another delegate has misstated a particular fact after the completion of the delegate’s speech, one may raise his/her placard and on being recognized may ask for valid documentation supporting the delegate’s facts. This point cannot however be used for questioning a change in the country’s policy. The accepted sources of documentation for all committees, organs and special simulations of the United Nations are: Reuters, Amnesty International and any other such credible source approved by the executive board. For Indian/ Regional Bodies the accepted source is dependent on the presiding officer/chair of the committee


19.Order of Recognition of Points: a. Point of Personal Privilege b. Point of Information c. Point of Order d. Point of Parliamentary Inquiry

20.Unmoderated Caucus: This is when the committee feels the need to discuss or decide upon a particular issue in an informal way. It is basically provided in procedure for delegates to help them form working papers (rule 19) and draft resolutions (rule 20). A delegate can call for an unmoderated caucus in the following manner: Motion to open an unmoderated caucus for [Purpose] for the time duration _________ (max 15 minutes)’ A motion for an unmoderated caucus requires a simple majority to pass and can be passed through an informal vote. This motion can be extended by another 5 minutes for preparing Resolutions/ Declarations and a maximum of 15 minutes are allowed for a working paper. It can be raised for following two reasons: a. Lobbying; b. Preparing a Working Paper, Resolution or Declaration. Page 4 of 10

21.Working Papers: These are the committee’s views on a particular sub-topic of the main agenda at hand. They provide direction to the committee and indicate the way in which committee is flowing. A working paper has no prescribed format and needs no signatories. Before introduction to committee, a working paper needs to be approved of by the Chair. A working paper needs a simple majority to be introduced on the floor of the committee and voting can be carried out in an informal way. In case of multiple working papers, the Chair has the discretion to decide the order in which they are to be put to vote. If a working paper is passed it has to be incorporated in the resolution. The voting on a working paper can be done in an informal way by a show of placards.

22.Resolution: The solution to the entire agenda is called a resolution. A resolution requires a minimum of 1 author and 3 signatories to be introduced to council. This minimum requirement holds true for every council irrespective of the council size. An author is one who formulates the resolution and cannot vote against the resolution, whereas a signatory is a person who simply consents to having the resolution being discussed in council and can exercise his/her vote in the way he/she pleases. In case of multiple resolutions being brought to the Chair at the same time, the one with more number of signatories shall be put to the committee first for voting. A resolution before being introduced requires the prior approval and signature of the chair. The voting on introduction of the resolution for debate can be done in an informal manner however, the voting regarding the passing of the resolution must be done through Indian International Model United Nations formal voting procedure (Rule 33). The resolution also has to be according to the prescribed format mentioned in Annexure I. a. Authors is a person who writes the resolution and structures and ideates over it. He/She has to abide by the resolution. b. Signatories are those who give consent to discuss the resolution in the council. However, a signatory need not vote for a resolution.

23.Amendments:All amendments need to be written and submitted to the executive board. The format for this is authors, signatories and the clause with mentioning the add, delete and replace. There are two forms of amendment, which can be raised by raising a Motion for amendment and approval of the chair: a. Friendly Amendments: An amendment, which is agreed upon by all the author/’s does not require any kind of voting. b. Normal Amendments: Amendments that are introduced by any other need not be voted upon by the council and is directly incorporated in the resolution. You need a simple majority in order to introduce a normal amendment.

24.E-mendments: Any correction of grammatical error or deviation from the prescribed format for procedure writing is called an e-mendment and does not require any voting but a simple approval of the chair. B)EMERGENCY DEBATE: During the emergency debate at an IIMUN or an affiliated conference, the maximum time duration for an emergency should be 3 hours. No observers should be allowed in the committee. Delegates are not allowed to leave the committee during the Emergency Debate. No updates are permitted on the crisis, but a detailed introduction to the crisis is a must. Presidential statements are not allowed during the Emergency.

25.Quorum: At least 1/5th of the member countries that are involved should be present. Page 5 of 10

26.Recognising Speakers: In case there is an emergency situation that arises there will be no speakers’ list and the chair shall recognize up to 5 individuals with compulsory Yields, in the order of involvement, to speak for a time period of a minute each.

27.Moderated Caucus: The chair shall decide upon the topics for the moderated caucus, the time frame and the time per speaker. A maximum of five moderated caucuses are allowed.

28.Points: All points mentioned in Rule 17 except for the point of personal privilege shall be suspended for the duration of the emergency. Also, the mandate of Point of Information has been extended to clarifications in the Emergency Debate.

29.Unmoderated Caucus: There shall only be one unmoderated caucus which should be utilized in formulating the Declaration.

30.Declaration: This is a combination of a working paper and a resolution but is easier and faster. A declaration is also in the same prescribed format as a resolution, as mentioned in Annexure I, and requires 1 author and 3 signatories apart from prior approval from the chair. An informal vote is enough for deciding which declaration to discuss but for passing a declaration a formal voting is required. C) RULES COMMON TO BOTH FORMs OF DEBATE

31.Challenge: This is when a delegate can challenge another delegate over a particular issue for a specified period of time; this may be over a particular sub-topic or country policy. This is one on one debate. A delegate may motion for in the following manner ‘Motion to challenge the delegate/delegation of ______ over _____ (topic area) for a time duration of ____ (maximum 3 minutes).’

32.Question Answer Session: This is when many delegates need to ask questions to a delegate. Any delegate may call for the same and committee can ask a maximum of up to 10 questions to that delegate. In case of questioning the of those members involved in the emergency, a maximum of 2 delegates are allowed to be on the dais to answer questions posed by the committee. To call for the same, a delegate can motion thus: ‘Motion to move into a question answer session with the delegate of ___, total time period ____ (maximum 10 minutes) , total number of questions ___ (maximum of 10 questions)’

33.1 for 1 against: This is when committee usually cannot decide on a particular issue and therefore before the final vote needs to hear both sides of the argument. This can be extended to a 2 for and 2 against. The time limit for each speaker is 1 minute each.

34.Formal Voting: This is required only for passing a resolution or a declaration and takes place in 3 rounds. No observer other than those who have been bestowed the right to vote since their country is directly related to the topic area (Rule 2), member of press or administration staff is allowed to be present during voting. There are 3 rounds of voting: a. Round 1: All delegates have an option between choosing: i. Yes ii. No Page 6 of 10 iii. Yes with rights iv. No with rights v. Abstain vi. Pass. b. Round 2: All delegates that have opted for rights get to justify their positions. This round is entered only if there is yes with rights or a no with rights and a pass. c. Round 3: Delegates have to cast their final vote which cannot change between a yes, no and abstain. A resolution passes if it has a 2/3rd majority Clause-by-Clause Voting: This is applicable only to resolutions and not declarations. A delegate may motion for this and informal voting shall take place clause by clause. A simple majority is required for each clause to pass. However, the entire resolution shall be put to vote through formal voting procedure.

35.Tabling of Resolutions/Working papers/ Declaration: The delegates of the council have a choice to ‘table’ any of the three mentioned documents at any point of time during their deliberation in council for which they require a 2/3rd informal vote.

36.Presidential Statement: A delegate during the course of debate can make a presidential statement. This will help him to express his/her stand on a particular issue. This can be followed by a yield to questions only (maximum 2 questions). This can be done anytime during debate but a maximum of 3 will be allowed throughout the conference.

37.Joint Statement: Two countries can come together and make a joint announcement regarding their views on the topic areas. The Chair can invalidate the statement if it is not important in context to the agenda at hand. A joint statement can be made at anytime during committee. This is in a written format which is utilised to make a change in country’s policy.

38.Censure: The delegates can censure a fellow delegate by motioning for the same but in order for it to be successful it has to have a 2/3rd majority through an informal vote. This motion can be overruled at the discretion of the chair.



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