English Language Competition Aims and Objectives : “English without Borders” Competition is an international competition which promotes English language, challenges students around the globe to compete in English language knowledge, and improves the co-operation between teachers. The competition encourages the development of a shared sense of identity and integration, serves as a role model for young people living together as one community. The main goal is to create and nourish friendly relations, international understanding and a spirit of sporting competitiveness between young people interested in English language from all around the world. Competition Regulations : The competition is being run in three rounds: preliminary round, semi-final round and final round. The preliminary round of competition is hosted by the participating schools enrolling a group of candidates from their school. Preliminary Round: The tests for the preliminary round of the competition will consist of three parts: a test of reading comprehension (multiple choice questions), a test of listening comprehension and a Use of English test. The maximum allowed time per part is shown in the table below. The tests are the same for all the participants of a category. Semi-final Round: After the preliminary round tests have been marked, the top 10% of participating students from each participating zone will be invited to the semi-final round. The network of semi-final venues will be based on the location of the semi-finalists. Final Round: In the final round of the competition, the candidates will be taking a Gatehouse Awards exam,all 4 skills included. Awards and Prizes: Qualifiers of final round will be given a year long scholarships of Rs. 1000/-. All preliminary round and semi final round candidates will receive a certificate of participation.