The General Guidelines are simple: Every Record must be Quantifiable and Breakable. IRA is always against to the wastage of your time through coming up with a record that is not acceptable. For this, we suggest you to go through necessary check list when you come up with a attempt or proposal that is purely comes under a new category. Keeping this kind of situation in mind, IRA is offering few examples of records that are not acceptable by IRA in a few areas that are currently very popular.
IRA will not entertain claims in the following areas:
IRA will not be in a position to evaluate the quality in the case of artwork, small origami or articles (unless readable through a microscope) as it becomes highly tough to judge the smallest item in the world for a particular object. Here, IRA will study the largest objects in the world for the comparison sake.
IRA do not want to take any achievements or records which are qualified by disability or physically challenged, it cannot be accommodated in a reference work as general as India Records Academy.
Record Attempts for listening to music or the radio for the longest duration is not considered by IRA as this is not possible to prove that the participant is concentrating and listening to the music. There is no category to recognize the shortest song or most songs written, but it should be in broader spectrum like most people singing. We are not considering any claims in the jam sessions or improvisations. It is highly tough to judge the musical proficiency and quality in this aspect of performances.
IRA is not considering any category for small plant or small fruit or small vegetable. Challenge is always about encouraging growing larger. Here, it is quite imperative to remember that a seed is the smallest one of this variety. We do accept some categories like Biggest brinjal grown, Biggest tomato cultivated and other kinds of similar nature.
IRA do not accept records regarding acquired qualifications. This is highly impossible to quantify qualification. Here, each country has their academic methods for awarding a qualification and therefore standardization would be highly impossible to make a comparison.
Generally, unusual, original, uniqueness and luck are highly impossible to quantify and ruled out from IRA categories for the record attempt. The IRA records categories are always open to be challenged at any time in the future. So, there should be a possibility to compare these future aspects objectively and fairly with the record. There are no categories with IRA such as ‘only’. Here, an ‘only’ need not have to be in itself, a record. A record is always subjected to future breakability. Also, it should be measurable and comparable too.
IRA do not endorse events that are with driving between two specific points with least amount of time limitations. As these events could result into damage or hurt for participants and spectators and involves safety and legality issues.