Marking Scheme & Criteria

Hifz & Qira’at Categories

  • ½ mark will be deducted for each time the participant is unable to read fluently.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for any Hifz errors that are corrected by the participant himself after being informed by the Questioner by the ringing of the bell
  • 2 marks will be deducted if the Questioner has to correct the mistake
  • If a participant makes more than 3 Hifz mistakes in a question, which the Questioner has to correct, the participant will fail that question.
  • The Questioner will ring the bell to bring any Hifz mistakes to the participant’s attention.
  • For Tajweed errors, the bell will not ring but the Judges will mark the mistakes on the mark sheet.

Naazia Category

  • For participants competing in the Naazira categories, they will be asked to select an envelope which will contain the questions.
  • In the Naazira category, the judges will be testing the participants on their recitation of the Qur’an while looking and their adherence to the rules of Tajweed as well as their tone and fluency of reading.
  • If a participant makes more than 4 mistakes in a question, which the Questioner has to correct, the participant will fail that question.
  • The Questioner will ring the bell to bring any Naazira mistakes to the participant’s attention.
  • For Tajweed errors, the bell will not ring but the Judges will mark the mistakes on the mark sheet.
  • Not stretching maddah and stretching the harakat are examples of Tajweed mistakes.

Tajweed Rules Common to All Categories

  • 1 mark will be deducted for minor errors, known as lahn-e- khafi. This includes errors in sifaat-e- Aaridha ghunna, madd, tafkheem, and tarqeeq.
  • 2 marks will be deducted for each Major Error, known as lahn-e- jali.  These are mistakes made in makhaarij and sifaat-e- laazima.

Important Dates

Please the following dates on your calendar

Last Day to Register

November 14, 2016

Date of Pre-test

December 3, 2016

Girls' Competition

February 25, 2017

Boys Competition

March 10-12, 2017