Event Rules
  • SANGAM is an inter academy event. All officer trainees of any service undergoing training at a particular academy shall be the treated as participants representing the concerned Academy.
  • Scoring shall be done only for competitive events. Details are available on the site.
  • Each Academy shall nominate two male and two female OTs to be included in the teams for Cricket and Tug of war which shall be non-competitive events to foster Esprit-de-Corps.
  • Each participant can be enrolled in 2 field events and 1 non field event.
  • All participants are requested to bring their own sports kits.
  • Please ensure registration of all participants online on or before 2359 hours of 15 March, 2018.
  • All participants are requested to be in FORMAL dress for inauguration and valedictory function
    • Black or White Jodhpur Suit / 2 or 3 piece Lounge Suit (preferably in dark colors) with necktie / cravat and formal shoes for Gentlemen.
    • Sari or Salwar Kameez or Churidar Kurta or Western Business Suit with formal shoes/ sandals for Ladies (short kurtis/leggings/palazzos shall not be treated formal).
Team Composition
  • Teams of 9 players a side with 2 substitutes. Rolling substitution allowed.
  • Tournament Format
    • To be decided based on the number of entries received.
    • There will be a trophy for the winning team and individual medals for the winners and runners up.
    Game Rules
    • Match duration 20-10-20 minutes.
    • Ground size- 50X30m Approx .
    • Goal size-18’X8’.
    • Rest of the rules will be the usual rules of football.
    • Any change in rules will be duly notified.
Team Composition
  • A team will be made up of 5 players playing on the court and 3 substitutes.
  • One female player to be present on the court in all quarters of the game.
Tournament Format
  • To be decided based on the number of teams participating.
  • There will be a trophy for the winning team and individual medals for the winners and runners up. Game Rules
Game Rules
  • The game shall consist of 4 periods of 10 minutes each.
  • There shall be break intervals of 2 minutes between the first and second period , between the third and fourth period and before each extra period.
  • There shall be a half-time interval of play of 15 minutes.
  • If the score is tied at the end of playing time for the fourth period, the game shall continue with as many extra periods of 5 minutes as is necessary to break the tie.
  • Each team may be granted one time-out in each period and one in each extra period.
  • Each time-out shall last one minute.
  • A substitution is allowed when: the ball becomes dead or a goal/basket is scored.
  • Any changes in the rules will be duly communicated.
Team Composition
  • Each team shall consist of six players (with one female) + two substitutes.
  • The one female player has to play the entire game mandatorily.
Tournament Format
  • To be decided based on the number of entries received.
  • There will be a trophy for the winning team and individual medals for the winners and runners up.
Game Rules
  • All matches except Finals will consist of 3 sets. The first and second set will consist of 25 points each. While the third set will consist of 15 points.
  • Final match may consist of 5 sets depending on availability of time with 25 points each set except the fifth set which will be of 15 points.
  • There will be change of court side after every set and in the final set the rotation of court will occur after 8 points.
  • A player on one of the teams begins a ‘rally’ by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team’s court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times but individual players shall not touch the ball twice consecutively. However, during a rally a player can use foot once to touch the ball.
  • No player is permitted to hit on the OPPONENT’S service, when the ball is in the front zone and entirely higher than the top of the net.
  • A block contact is not counted as a team hit. Consequently, after a block contact, a team is entitled to three hits to return the ball.
  • The first hit after the block may be executed by any player, including the one who has touched the ball during the block.
  • To block an opponent's service is forbidden.
  • If there is a tie between two teams then the team which has won more number of sets will be declared as winner. If there is a tie in this regard too, then the team, which has scored greater number of points, will be the winner.
  • Each team may request a maximum of two time-outs per set. Time-out requests must be made by the captain when the ball is out of play and before the whistle for service. All requested time-outs last for 30 seconds.
  • The libero is a player specialized in defensive skills: the libero must wear a contrasting jersey color from his or her teammates and cannot block or attack the ball when it is entirely above net height. When the ball is not in play, the libero can replace any back-row player, without prior notice to the officials.
A few of the most common faults include:
  • Causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside the opponents’ court or without first passing over the net
  • Catching and throwing the ball
  • Double hit: two consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same player
  • Four consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same team
  • Net foul: touching the net during play.
  • foot fault: the foot crosses over the boundary line when serving.
  • A player touches the ball or an opponent in the opponent's space before or during the opponent’s attack hit.
  • A player hits the ball within the playing space of the opposing team.
  • The blocker touches the ball in the OPPONENT’S space either before or simultaneously with the opponent’s attack hit. It is not permitted to touch the ball beyond the net until an opponent has executed an attack hit
Tennis team competition consists of following events:
  • Men’s Singles
  • Women’s Singles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Each team shall consist of maximum Three players(+1 reserve)
  • The tournament shall be played in a knockout format.
  • Each tie will be best of 3 tie-break sets.
  • The tie break will be at 6-6 in every set.
  • In case a team wins the first 2 ties in a match, the dead rubber (3rd tie) shall not be played
Table tennis team competition consists of following events:
  • Men’s singles
  • Women’s singles
  • Men’s Doubles
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Mixed doubles
  • Each team shall consist of maximum of 4 players(+1 reserve).
  • Every player in the team can play in only 2 events (out of 5) in this section .
  • Each event would consist of 3 sets. In case of semifinals and finals, it would be 5 set match.
  • Each set would be of 11 points. A set shall be won by the player or pair first scoring 11 points unless both players or pairs score 10 points, when the game shall be won by the first player or pair subsequently gaining a lead of 2 points.
  • The right to choose the initial order of serving, receiving and ends shall be decided by lot and the winner may choose to serve or to receive first or to start at a particular end.
  • When one player or pair has chosen to serve or to receive first or to start at a particular end, the other player or pair shall have the other choice.
  • After each 2 points have been scored the receiving player or pair shall become the serving player or pair and so on until the end of the game, unless both players or pairs score 10 points or the expedite system is in operation, when the sequences of serving and receiving shall be the same but each player shall serve for only 1 point in turn.
  • In each game of a doubles match, the pair having the right to serve first shall choose which of them will do so and in the first game of a match the receiving pair shall decide which of them will receive first; in subsequent games of the match, the first server having been chosen, the first receiver shall be the player who served to him or her in the preceding game.
  • In doubles, at each change of service the previous receiver shall become the server and the partner of the previous server shall become the receiver.
  • The player or pair serving first in a game shall receive first in the next game of the match and in the last possible game of a doubles match the pair due to receive next shall change their order of receiving when first one pair scores 5 points.
  • The player or pair starting at one end in a game shall start at the other end in the next game of the match and in the last possible game of a match the players or pairs shall change ends when first one player or pair scores 5 points.
  • The team winning 2 events out of 3 would be declared as the winner.
  • The team competition will follow a knockout (single elimination) format.
  • The losers of semi-finals shall play-off for the Bronze medal.
  • The team will be considered as withdrawn from the team match, if it is not present at the scheduled time.
  • Each team is required to bring its own racquets.
  • Umpire’s decision shall be final in all cases.
Badminton team competition consists of following events:
  • Men’s Singles
  • Women’s Singles
  • Men’s Doubles
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
Team competition:
  • There will be 1 team from each academy comprising of male and female players
  • Maximum strength of the team will be 5 (3 males and 2 females players) plus 1 reserve players
  • Every match between 2 teams will have 1 Men’s Singles , 1 Men’s Doubles, 1 Women’s Doubles, 1 Mixed Doubles
  • Each player can participate in maximum of 2 out of 5 games
Winning Criteria:
  • The team winning 3 out of 5 matches will win the match
  • There will be a trophy for the winning team and individual medals for the winners and the runners up
Game Rules:
  • There will be a Referee and 4 line Umpires. Decision of referee will be final.
  • A single match will consist of best of 3 games of 21 points each
  • The toss in the beginning will decide the serving player. Subsequently the side which scored the point will serve
  • At 20-20, the side gaining the difference of 2 points will win the set
  • At 29-29, the side scoring the 30th point will win the game
  • The side winning the set will serve in the next set
  • Any further change in rules will be communicated
Squash team competition consists of following events:
  • Men’s Singles
  • Women’s Singles
  • Mixed doubles
  • 3 players(+1 reserve) per team would be able to participate in the event.
  • The matches would happen according to the draw made by the organizing committee and no changes would be entertained in the draw.
  • Final tally points would be generated according to the score-sheet prepared by the academy.
  • There will be a trophy for the winning team and individual medals for the winners and runners up.
    Tournament Rules
    • 3 minutes would be given to both the players for warm up.
    • Matches to be conducted with double dot yellow ball.
    • Non marking shoes are required for the tournament
    • Lets and strokes would be awarded by the match referee.
    • The verdict of the referee should be final.
    • If the whole team isn’t present on the court within 5 minutes of the start of the match walk-over would be awarded to the opponent.
    Game Rules
    • Standard 11 point sets would be conducted ( service break point awarded to the opponent )
    • The matches till the finals would be conducted in the best of three format, however the finals would be conducted in the best of five format.
Date :
Time :
Teams allowed per academy : 2
Team composition : 2 per team
  • Prelims will be a written round
  • The questions will be covering diverse aspects of general knowledge - be it history or geography, culture or politics, foreign policy or economy, personalities, sports or movies, precisely anything and everything under the sun.
  • The top six teams participating, proceed to the finals.
  • In the event of more than two teams from an academy qualifying for the next round in terms of scores, only top two scoring teams from that academy qualify for the next round.
  • The quiz master conducts a series of rigorous and intriguing rounds ranging from rapid fire to thematic rounds. They may also involve audio-visual questions. Again, the questions test your knowledge of various things.
  • The top two teams as per points scored in the finals are declared the winner, runner-up.
  • The decision of the quiz master is final and binding on all participants.
Strength per team : 2
Team per academy : 1
  • The debut edition of the Inter Services Parliamentary Debate at Sargam 2018 will be conducted in the 2-on-2 Parliamentary format i.e. each Academy will be represented by one team of two members each. In every match, One team representing the proposition shall face another team representing the opposition.
  • There shall be a preliminary round in the morning where each speaker shall get to make a 4 minute long speech followed by one reply speech of 3 minutes by either side. The top two teams on the basis of aggregate speaker scores shall qualify into the final round which will have 5 minutes long speeches per speaker and a 3 minute long reply per team.
  • A broad pool of motions shall be announced a week before the meet and the motion chosen for each match shall be decided randomly and announced along with the tabs half an hour before every debate.
  • All debates shall be adjudicated by a panel of 3 external judges hailing from various non-service backgrounds according to a pre-decided criteria.
  • Click here to View Motions
  • Click here to View Rulebook
Management Game – ISM 2018
About the game:
  • The ISM Management game will be a multi round competition, where participants have to solve management issues that a Civil Servant would face during the course of their career.
  • The game will have a computer simulation component with objective evaluation and an oral presentation component which will be evaluated by the judges.
  • The game will be of 90 Minute duration
  • An academy can nominate a team with 4 members
  • very Team would adhere to the timings ie not more than 12 minutes.
  • Minimum 3 forms of Arts should be showcased (like Dance, Drama, Music....)
  • Not more than 15 members should perform on the stage from one Service.
  • No participant would be allowed to perform on the behalf of academy other than he/she belongs to.
  • Every performance would be judged by the wisdom of the jury whose decision would be firm and final.
  • Team per Academy-01
  • 2 Participants in each team
Throwball is a non-contact sport that is played by two teams of 5-7 players on a rectangular court with a net across the middle. The game shares its roots with volleyball and whilst, on the surface, it may look similar, there are some fundamental differences. Like volleyball, it is played on a court that is split into two with a net. Objective of the Game
  • The object of the game of Throwball is for one team to defeat their opponents by scoring more points than them in each set, each set being won by the first to score 15 points. Win two sets and the game is won. Players in Throwball attempt to defeat their opponents by throwing the ball into the opposition half, hoping that the other team will fail to return it, scoring them a point.
  • As a team game, players have to work in unison together and must have a good understanding of each other's game as well as having clear channels of communication. This ensures that there are no confusions over who is going for the ball, potentially giving their opposition a point.
Scoring Throwball is scored like volleyball and uses rally scoring. That means only the team serving can score a point and does so when the opponent faults. Faults can include:
  • Failure to return the ball over the net
  • A player touching the ball twice
  • Touching the net
Winning the Game
  • Throwball matches consist of three sets, with each set being won by the team who is the first to score 15 points. The first team to win two sets is declared the winner. Due to the fast paced nature of the game of Throwball, teams are required to display a great deal of teamwork and fitness to be successful in beating their opposition.
Rules of Throwball
  • Throwball will be played on the volleyball court with the same net height as volleyball. The ball used be Throwball (and not volleyball).
  • Throwball uses rally scoring in which points can only be scored when serving.
  • Matches should be played for the best of three sets, each set’s winner being the first to score 15 points.
  • Service is done immediately after the referee's whistle at the start of the game and after a point is scored. It is done from behind the back line towards any area of the opposition’s half.
  • Points are lost in Throwball if a team fails to return a serve or throw such as by hitting the net or failing to catch the ball and then throw it back.
  • Balls should not be volleyed as in volleyball but should be caught and then thrown quickly. Any ball being released should be done so from on or above the shoulder line only.
  • Passes are not allowed in Throwball, as soon as a player receives the ball, they should return it over the net immediately.
  • Two players cannot catch the ball simultaneously.
  • All players should be appropriately dressed with a team jersey with their number being printed on the back of the jersey.