MaRRS Intellectual Services Pvt Ltd, — MaRRS Spelling Bee
MaRRS Intellectual Services a Private organization (http://www.marrsspellingbee.com/contact.php) conducting Spelling Bee competition for kids age starting from 5 years, throughout Indian and South Asian countries.
Every year they conduct this contest in various levels (School, district, state, national and international) for various categories based on kid’s age.
A Kid gets qualified from one level to another level when they pass a certain level and at each level you need to pay exam fee. The higher the level, the higher the fee. So you will end up spending more than Rs.15,000 including the participation fee, material fee, training session fee, transportation etc. etc. etc. This is a huge rip-off to participate in an exam that doesn’t have any value.
The worst news is they are so dis-organized that you will never know well in advance when they are going to announce the results and when your next level exams will be. They don't publish their results publicly. You'll have to log in to see the result that will only say whether you kid gets qualified or not and no other information.
So you will not know how many kids participate in the exam in each level and how many are short listed and how much percent of kids are qualified / dis-qualified. Basically they want to hide all this information as they qualify most of the kids and move them to next level at each level as their main intention is go make more and more money. We as parents are happy as our kids gets qualified for next level and keep spending more and more money and go where even they ask us to come until we start doing a research.
Next is their customer service. When I called them to ask about such statistics to know about where my kid stands in the international level their answer was so rude and helpless saying "we don't have to disclose those information"
So it is worth a while to think before wasting your energy and money to make someone else richer. Ask yourself, "why should I send my kid to participate in this contest, especially when it doesn't have any value and after all my efforts and money are going to get waster just to get a participation certificate".
- I would instead spend that money to buy a laptop for my kid.
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