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What is the ISB Spelling Bee International?

The ISB Spelling Bee International is a competition for students across the world. It has Preliminary level, Second level and International level contest. It will be held in online format only.

Who can participate in the ISB Spelling Bee International?

Registration is open to students of ages 5 to 14.

How can I register for the ISB Spelling Bee International (ISB SBI)?.

Schools and individuals can register online by submitting an online registration form. Click here to register now.

I have forgotten my Unique Registration number for ISB SBI. What should I do?

Please check the PDF that was given to you after registration OR check your mail, to know your unique registration number.

How can my school be registered for the ISB SBI?

Schools may register for the ISB Spelling Bee International by filling up the online registration form. Click here to register now. Our team will get in touch shortly after. Registered schools will receive special privileges for bulk registration. Email us for details.

What are the costs involved?

Each student has to pay USD $20 / Rs. 1499 for the Guide Book and participation in ISB SBI 2024-25. This is a one-time charge for ISB SBI 2024-25. There are no other charges for Second Level or International level contest, should the student qualify. This is the basic minimum charge and there are value added options also.

What materials are included in the fee?

The registered students will all get a ISB SBI guide Book of the relevant grade ( according to the class the student studies in) in PDF format by mail. All participants will also be given a certificate of participation and winners will get certificates of merit.

How can students prepare for participation in the ISB Spelling Bee International?

The students can refer to the ISB SBI Guide Book and prepare for the contest. It also has practice exercises and sample papers which can be used.

Does my child need a coach to participate in the ISB Spelling Bee International?

Students do not necessarily need a coach to participate in the ISB Spelling Bee International. The Guide Book is enough. The standard of competition is very high, so all additional resources may be used.

What is the timeline of the ISB SBI competition?

Schools and students may register for the ISB Spelling Bee International starting on May 1, 2024. The preliminary level can be held till 5th April, 2025. Student registration must be done by 31st March, 2025.

Is ISB Spelling Bee International held offline also?

No, all levels of the competition are held online only to facilitate participation from all corners of the globe.

Is is compulsory for my school to register for the ISB SBI for me to participate?

No, students are allowed to register individually even if their school is not registered.

I’m a parent. May I register my son/daughter’s school?

No. Only school authorities may register a school for the ISB Spelling Bee International.

Can I participate even if I do not attend any school / am doing home schooling?

Yes, anyone can participate and they will be allotted their relevant category according to their age.

I have registered successfully. Now, how can I make the payment?

The payment can be made online here.

What is an acceptable form of payment for a student to register for the ISB Spelling Bee International?

The payment has to be done at online using any digital payment format like credit card, debit card, net banking, payment wallets, etc at payment gateway mentioned in our registration page. Registered schools may pay the fees on behalf of their students through payment gateway.

Can primary school students participate in the ISB Spelling Bee International?

Yes. Registration is open to students of ages 5 to 14.

When can I appear for the preliminary exam?

Examinations will be held on the 1st Saturday of every alternate month, starting from August 2024 till April 2025. The participants can choose any one of these dates.

How and when will I be notified if I qualify for the Second Level?

A list of qualified students will be posted on ISB Spelling Bee International website. We will also send mail to each student at the registered email id.

Are any other spell bee contests associated with ISB Spelling Bee International or may I participate directly?

Students can participate directly in ISB Spelling Bee international through the official website only.

What are the prizes for the winners at the Second and International Levels?

All participants at all levels will get their respective certificate of participation. Winners get certificates of merit, citations, medals and exciting gifts.

My child is in class eleven/twelve, but very interested in spelling. Can he/she participate in the ISB Spelling Bee International?

Registration is open only to students of ages 5 to 14, irrespective of their class/grade.

I missed the registration deadline for the ISB Spelling Bee International. Can I still register?

You may still purchase the ISB SBI materials, subject to availability and any extension in registration deadline. Please email for details.

In which languages is the ISB Spelling Bee International held?

Presently, ISB Spelling Bee International is held in English only.

How do I contact the ISB Spelling Bee International?

You may contact us by email. Visit our Contact page.

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