How to prepare for International CREST Science Olympiad (CSO)?

How to prepare for International CREST Science Olympiad (CSO)?

CREST Olympiads
CREST Olympiads

How to prepare for International CREST Science Olympiad (CSO)?

CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) exam is a global Olympiad examination where students from different schools across countries can take part. It gives upcoming talents a worldwide platform to examine their skill sets. Such exams prepare children for national as well as international competitions. CREST Olympiads conducted the CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) which is one of the best & most proficient Olympiads which nurtures aspiring talent. The CREST Olympiads team conducting Olympiad exams consists of highly educated and experienced professionals from various science fields who understand the exact requirements of students. The test questions are based on applied science. It uplifts and enhances  the existing knowledge of students on different topics of physics, chemistry, and biology. This exam has two levels.

The CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) is an international competitive exam held online for students in classes Prep/KG and 1-10. For students of classes Prep/KG and 1-2, there will be only one level. There will be 2 levels for students of classes 3-10. 

What’s the syllabus?

  • Once all the registration process is done, students should now prepare for their studies by understanding the syllabus well and reading plenty of books and solving previous year question papers. 
  • Syllabus for every class is set according to students' level and understanding.
  • The topics covered in the examination are structured with the respective content of the different boards, that is the State board, CBSE and ICSE board. 
  • You may check the syllabus for the CREST Science Olympiad for Prep/KG to class 10 here.

How to prepare for the CREST Science Olympiad (CSO)?

  • Study the Basic Concepts in Detail 

Understanding each and every concept with full clarity is the first and foremost step to prepare for CSO. Otherwise, lack of basic knowledge and understanding of basic concepts will make it difficult to understand Olympiad questions. Frequently ask queries to teachers and clear your doubts, do research, read more books and practice sample papers, access everything available to make your learning better.

  • Comprehensive Understanding of Paper Pattern

It is necessary to get a good understanding of the exam paper pattern and types of questions asked for your corresponding class. The Olympiad exams are generally conducted in two rounds. The questions are almost based on the syllabus which are as per the school curriculum topics for the particular class. The exam papers are designed such that it consists of multiple-choice questions which is mainly based on the current academic year syllabus with a slight mix of some questions from previous year question papers. The paper pattern does not have any negative marking system.

  • Know the types and Characteristics of Questions

Questions for CSO are prepared with different levels of difficulties and assessment. They are not just based upon conceptual clarity and knowledge that students will directly get in the books. The examination contains a combination of logical and reasoning questions that will require the students to use their observational skills for answering the questions. This is because students will need to apply those studied concepts in different scenarios.

  • Solve Sample Papers

Practicing and solving more and more sample papers are extremely important for acquiring well in competitive exams like the Olympiads. It gives a clear cut idea about the kind of questions asked in the actual question paper and an in-depth understanding of its pattern and types to the students. On the other hand, it will also motivate and encourage students once they are acquainted with attempting the entire paper in the given time.

  • Get the Right Study Material

Often seen that students get thoroughly acquainted and well-read the books of their respective school boards (State Board/CBSE or ICSE) but this won’t be sufficient. Students are required to collect as much additional knowledge as possible by referring to various books available from some good publishers for Olympiad preparations. 

These extra books, workbooks, previous years question papers, sample papers etc. are specially designed by experts from each field to give the students a proper brief and explained idea about the types of questions covered in the upcoming CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) exam. 

Study materials and workbooks help students immensely to master basic concepts from an early age and enhance their logical and analytical thinking as well as boost their creative skills.

  • Learn Time Management Skills

Time management is known as the key to perform well and score outstanding results in Olympiads and other competitive exams. 

Students must begin their preparation from the start of the academic year and focus hard on understanding every concept in detail. 

Preparing notes is always a great idea to cover a vast syllabus. Prepare notes in a format or language that is easy for you to revise at the last moment.

Divide your time accordingly for the subjects based on the difficulty and your proficiency in them. Do weekly and monthly assessments and revisions to check the preparation level and accordingly plan your schedule in order to gain maximum confidence.

  • Build Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

All Olympiad exams are conducted with the motive of testing and improving the skills of students that helps them gain more knowledge beyond a concept as mentioned in their books. 

This involves steps like observation, identifications, comparison, analysis and further use them for problem-solving which is not just beneficial for passing the Olympiads with flying colours but also for achieving great success in future career ahead.

Therefore , it  requires dedication, focus and high concentration to score well in these examinations. 

Since we all know that Science as a subject is immensely important to build a strong academic foundation.  Examination like the CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) helps such brilliant and curious minds a chance to present their talents at international level.

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