CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) Registration

Team Registration

To register your team, please fill in the details below, select your time slot and click the ‘Submit’ button. You will be redirected to the payment gateway. Pay the amount and your team will be registered.

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A Brief Introduction

Coming together in teams and competing with other teams teaches an individual a sense of ownership, builds trust, develop conflict resolution and effective communication and decision-making skills, all for a common goal, which is to succeed.

As it is commonly said that “Talent wins games, but Teamwork and Intelligence win championships”. Hence, CREST Olympiads has taken the step to bring Teamwork into Olympiads and apparently taking the Olympiads to the next level.

For this, CREST Olympiads has come up with CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO), which is a must for every school. This online competition gives a chance to your school to “Compete with the Best”. Apart from the benefits of teamwork, in the process, as the student has to practice, his/her reasoning capability is enhanced which will help him/her for future competitive examinations.

The main features of CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) are:

  • Class: 1 to 10
  • Team: Each team to have 4 students. One student cannot be part of 2 or more teams
  • Rounds: a) Practice Round b) Preliminary Round c) Final Round
  • Infrastructure Needed: A good computer with good Internet connectivity and webcam
  • Results: The marks of individual team members will be summed up for the team result. Hence, each team member plays a crucial role for the total team marks
  • Registration Fees: Rs. 500 for the team residing and studying in India while $25 (Rs. 1750) for team residing and studying outside of India

Thinking to Participate? Here’s What You Need to Do…

CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) is one of its kind Olympiad based on teamwork. Participation in this competition will hone your teamwork and aptitude skills to a much higher level which will be an add-on to your persona.

If you are thinking to participate, then please follow the steps below:

  • Make a team of 4 students (same school and same class/batch)
  • None of your team member must be part of other teams. Otherwise the entire team may be disqualified
  • Register the names and other details of all the team members and pay the participation fee
  • At the time of registration, book your preferred slot time for the exam. All the team members have to appear for the test at the same time. Don’t worry if you would like to change the slot later on. The slot can be changed once till 3 days before the exam subject to availability (Please note that only a certain number of teams will be allowed per slot). More than one change will cost your team Rs. 200

Be a participant of this never-held-before Inter-school Reasoning Contest and witness the impact of it on your personality.

Participating Schools

Please find below the list of participating schools in CISRO. Also, we have 1200+ schools participating in CREST Olympiads. Check the complete list of schools here.

Book Exam Slot

Please note that all the team members have to appear for the test at the same time. Also, if you want your team’s slot time to be changed then kindly drop us an email at: info@crestolympiads.com. Please note that the slot can be changed once only. More than one change in your time slot will cost you Rs. 200.

CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) Exam Rounds

There are 3 rounds in CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) Exam. They are as follows:

  • Practice Round: This round is to familiarize the team with the entire process of taking the exam, checking the answer sheet, challenge the questions and get a score. However, the performance in this test will not be considered for the final score.
  • Preliminary Round: We expect a large number of school teams participating from across the Globe in this contest. Based on the team's performance, the top 10 teams in each class will qualify for Final Round. There will be no negative marking in this round.
  • Final Round: Top 10 teams from each class will compete with each other for the top 3 prizes. There will be negative marking in this round for every wrong answer.

Syllabus

The syllabus of CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) for all the Rounds can be found here.

Examination Dates

The examination dates for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) are fixed. Your team needs to book a time slot at the time of registration only. All the 4 members of the team have to appear for the exam at the same time.

Please note that the time slot once booked can be changed only once till 3 days before the exam. More than one change in your time slot will cost you Rs. 200. Also, the number of teams per time slot are fixed. Hence, book early to give exam in your preferred time slot.

The examination schedule is as below:

CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO)

Practice Round
(Answer Key Dates)
Preliminary Round
(Answer Key Dates)
Final Round
(Answer Key Dates)
16th Nov 2019
(19th Nov 2019 / 20th Nov 2019)
5th Dec 2019 / 6th Dec 2019
(8th Dec 2019 / 9th Dec 2019)
15th Jan 2020 / 16th Jan 2020
(18th Jan 2020 / 19th Jan 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who all are eligible to sit in CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO)?

The students of classes 1-10 are eligible to give the exam. However, all the students should belong to same school and class (or batch).

What will be the venue of the exam?

Since this is an online exam, the exam will have to be taken by student from home or school. The student should have a working laptop or desktop with good Internet connection and Webcam. The Internet connection speed should be 2 mbps and the desktop/laptop should have latest version of the browser (preferably Google Chrome). The exam can't be taken using Mobile device.

Can my team members appear for the exam in different time slot?

No, all the members of the team have to appear for the test at the same time.

How the marks for a team will be calculated?

The total team marks will be the sum of all the team members' marks.

One of my team member won’t be able to or was not able to appear for the test. Can he/she take the test on another day?

No, the date and time for the exam is fixed. If someone misses appearing for the exam, then he/she won’t be able to appear for the exam again. However, we will allow change in team members once atleast 3 days before Practice Round. There will be no changes allowed after the Practice Round.

Is there a likelihood of cheating if students take exam from home?

As the test will be webcam administered hence the likelihood of cheating is negligible.

How can a school register for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO)?

If your school is not registered with CREST, then please send us an email at info@crestolympiads.com and we’ll email you the details for CISRO registration.

Do you accept individual registrations for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO)?

One of the objectives of CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) is to enable every student to take Olympiad exams and compete in teams against his/her peers across India and abroad. In case, a student is unable to register for Olympiad exam through school, he/she can register for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) directly provided he has a team of 4 (same school and class/batch) to register with us.

What is the exam fee for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO)?

The exam fee for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) per team is Rs. 500 for students residing and studying in India while $25 (US dollars)/Rs. 1750 for students residing and studying outside India.

Can I use my wallet points?

Yes, you can use your wallet points. For this, you need to send us an email at info@crestolympiads.com with the email ids of all the 4 members. Also, let us know from which account the wallet points are to be used. Please note that, wallet points of only one team member can be used for registration.

From where can I get the preparation material for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO)?

Olympiad Success is the official preparation partner of CREST Olympiads. You can get the preparation material at their official website. Please click here.

What is your refund policy?

We do not refund part or full fees paid under any circumstances.

My team has made the payment. So what should we do next?

Once the payment is made, it will take 48 working hours for your account to get activated. Meanwhile, you start preparing for CISRO. The more you prepare, the better are your team’s chances to move to Final Round of the exam.

My team is unable to make the payment and hence register. What should we do?

If you are unable to make the payment and register, then kindly drop us an email at info@crestolympiads.com with your team details as asked in the registration form. We will register your team.

Can I change my team’s booked slot time?

Yes, you can change the booked slot time. You just need to drop us an email from one of the 4 registered email ids copying the other 3 email ids at info@crestolympiads.com with your preferred time slot. If the mentioned time slot is available, we will allot it to your team. Also, please note that the slot time can be changed only once atleast 3 days before the exam. More than one slot time change will cost you Rs. 200.

When will the answer keys of the exam be available?

The dates to view the Answer Keys for each exam are fixed. Check here for the complete schedule.

If I find any mistake in questions/answers in the Answer Keys, how do I tell you?

You can challenge those questions/answers on the answer key page itself. Select the option which you think is correct and give an explanation for the same. Then click on the challenge button to challenge. Our Academic Council will review the questions/answers and will update the score accordingly.

Do I need to pay, if I challenge any question/answer?

Yes, for every question/answer your team challenges, you need to pay Rs. 100. However, once your challenge is accepted, you will be refunded the entire amount.

How to give CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) exam?

Follow the below steps to take the exam:

1. Login at https://www.crestolympiads.com/login
2. Go to Slot/Access (you should have booked your slot beforehand)
3. You will find link to take exam "To take exam, click here"

Where can I see the cut-off details and rank holders for the exams?

Only top 10 teams will qualify for the Final Rounds from each class. Hence, there will be no cut-offs declared. Also note that the ranking of the teams will be declared only after the Final Round.

I still have a query. How do I contact you?

Send us an email to info@crestolympiads.com and we'll be more than happy to assist you.

Marking Scheme

Check out the marking scheme below for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) exam for both the rounds.

Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme for Preliminary Round

Class Section No. of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks
1st to 4th Logical Reasoning 25 1 25
Achievers Section 10 2 20
Grand Total 35 45
5th to 10th Logical Reasoning 40 1 40
Achievers Section 10 2 20
Grand Total 50 60

The Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme for Final Round will be declared once the results for Preliminary Round are announced.

Ranking Criteria

Please note that only top 10 teams from each class will qualify for Final Round.

The ranks to the teams in each round will be based on the following criteria:

  • Sum total of marks obtained by the team in the exam.
  • In case two or more teams score same, the team taking lesser aggregate time will be ranked higher.
  • In case of a tie, the team scoring higher aggregate marks in Preliminary Round will be ranked higher.
  • In case of a tie again, the team answering higher number of correct answers (note that there’s negative marks in Final Round) will be ranked higher.
  • Since CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) will be held on different days and sessions with different sets of question papers, final ranks will be announced based on normalization of the ranks for each session.
  • In case two or more teams score same marks under the criteria above, they will be awarded the same rank.
  • In case of any confusion, decision of the Academic Council will be final & binding.

Awards

The awards and recognition for the teams appearing for CREST Inter-school Reasoning Olympiad (CISRO) are as follows:

  • Top 3 teams in each class will receive a School Trophy. All the 4 team members will receive ‘Medal of Excellence’ and a Merit Certificate.
  • All the Finalists will receive Merit Certificate.
  • All the participants will receive digital Participation Certificate.

All the awards will be delivered to the participant's school provided by the participant at the time of registration. CREST Olympiads will not be responsible for non-delivery of the awards due to incorrect or insufficient address.

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