Level 1: For Level 1, about 80% of questions will come from the word list below.
Level 2: If you reach Level 2, then we believe that you are really good with your spellings. Hence, we are not providing any word list for the Level 2 exam. We would love to see you compete with your peers across India and abroad, and give a brilliant performance.
Variety of questions based on the following word list. Different format of questions are available here.
STEM Words: agrarian, apiculture, artery, bone, cartilage, conservation, conversation, cowshed, cultivation, cultivator, deforestation, equipment, exploitation, farmland, femur, ferry, fishery, freight, funnel, galaxy, gland, haulage, horticulture, husbandry, immunology, intestine, irrigation, kidney, ligament, liver, livestock, logistics, malnutrition, manure, measure, meteorology, nerve, observatory, pancreas, pasture, peninsula, pesticide, petroleum, pipette, plateau, plough, pollution, portable, preservation, printer, sandpaper, scanner, seismology, shipment, shuttle, skeleton, skull, spleen, stylus, telecommunication, tissue, vertebrate
Professionals/Doctors: anaesthesiologist, cardiologist, collector, dermatologist, gynaecologist, mathematician, nephrologist, neurologist, obstetrician, ocularist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, pastor, paediatrician, pharmacist, professor, psychiatrist, radiologist, receptionist, veterinarian, waitress
Government and Economy: amendment, census, citizenship, debt, defence, demonstration, document, election, electorate, executive, government, representative, troupe
Education: guidance, literacy, pedagogy, progress, schooling, vocabulary, vocation
Words from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: blubber, campaign, demonstrate, extinguisher, gimmick, Halloween, intelligence, legitimate, neighbourhood, pretzel, sarcastic, treasurer, underneath
Prefix: ante(date, etc.), de(motivate, etc.), dis(integrate, etc.), epi(dermis, etc.), fore(word, etc.), hyper(active, etc.), im(patient, etc.), main(land, etc.), mis(interpret, etc.), omni(potent, etc.), para(dox, etc.), re(unite, etc.), semi(conscious, etc.), sub(merge, etc.), thermo(meter, etc.), under(graduate, etc.), up(bringing, etc.)
Suffix (acy, al, ary, gamy, hood, ial, ist, ment, ship): fall(acy), accident(al), fiction(al), region(al), second(ary), poly(gamy), child(hood), mother(hood), editor(ial), hero(ism), art(ist), accomplish(ment), refine(ment), scholar(ship)
Adjectives: burning, cautious, challenging, clumsy, comfortable, crowded, cunning, curious, dangerous, distinguished, fabulous, faithful, federal, fundamental, gaseous, generous, handsome, hilarious, numerous, obstinate, onward, popular, powerful, precious, proclaim, professional, splendid, squeaky, unitary, unsustainable
Adverbs: abruptly, absolutely, almost, anxiously, deliberately, diligently, financially, horribly, lifelessly, occasionally, patiently, randomly, savagely, seldom, sometime, upwards, willingly
Abstract Nouns: disgust, gratitude
Verbs: accommodate, anticipate, appoint, conquer, crackle, crouch, evaporate, exaggerate, falter, guarantee, hammer, harness, immigrate, interrupt, license, mesmerise, mumble, quiver, respite, snore, sprinkle, sprout, straggle, vanquish, wreathe
Synonyms: bewilder-perplex, conscious-aware, disciple-follower, embellish-decorate, fatigue-tiredness, gratitude-thankful, humility-humble, persuade-convince, scatter-disperse, unlucky-unfortunate
Antonyms: afflict-please, applaud-blame, compulsory-voluntary, courage-cowardice, courteous-discourteous, embarrass-delight, generous-stingy, important-trivial, servile-dominant
Proverbs: A bad excuse is better than none at all, A drowning man will clutch at a straw, A fool may earn money, but it takes a wise man to spend it, A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile, A man in debt is caught in a net, A rolling stone gathers no moss, A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Appearances can be deceptive, Barking dogs seldom bite, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Better to be poor and healthy rather than rich and sick, Cowards die many times before their death, Discretion is the better part of valour, Don’t place all your eggs in one basket, Familiarity breeds contempt, Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink
Idioms: a blessing in disguise, a flash in the pan, birds of a feather flock together, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, don't cry over spilt milk, drag one’s feet, face the music, get a taste of your own medicine, go against the grain, hand in glove, hold your horses, move heaven and earth, play devil's advocate, the devil is in the details, the elephant in the room, there's no such thing as a free lunch, turn a deaf ear, when pigs fly
Compound Words: backspace, farmhouse, farmyard, framework, full moon, gallstone, gearshift, headquarters, honeycomb, moreover, superego, undercharge, undercover, widespread
Homonyms & Homophones: alter-altar, compliment- complement, course-coarse, elicit-illicit, eminent-imminent, flower-flour, grown-groan, hoarse-horse, loan-lone, match-match, meddle-medal, meet-meat, pale-pail, peace-piece, principle-principal, weak-week
Words with Silent Letters: apostle, circuit, colonel, consign, diaphragm, feign, gnaw, hedge, hymn, knuckle, pneumonia, raspberry, wrestle, yolk
Double Letter Words: allegiance, applaud, battalion, battalion, brilliant, dissolve, illusion, illustration, obsession, occasion, occult, seer, skiing, strolling, summit, unforgettable, upkeep, webbed
Evil Words (Words likely to be spelt incorrectly): gaggle, obstacle, optimism, precipitation, renaissance, scrubber, shoal
It's a Rapid Fire section wherein students would be required to listen to audio and write the spellings of the words.
This section will be based on the above-given word list.
Note: The syllabus will also include Word List from Classes 1-5. Upto 20% of the questions may have words outside of the above list. For any improvements or suggestions, do write to us at email@example.com.
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