CREST International Spell Bee (Summer 2020) is India’s first Online Spelling Assessment for classes 1-8 which assesses students on the basis of Meaning, Spelling and Pronunciation of the words in English language. Hence, it will help students to foster their lexical development which forms the basis of English language.
Other important points to note about CREST International Spell Bee (Summer 2020) are:
The exam consists of two sections:
If we say “woh rea ouy ggnio?”, then, did you understand what this sentence means? Of course, not. This proves the importance of each and every word which we read, write or listen. If there were no proper words then imagine how our life would have been.
These are the foundation of our language skills. Even though there isn’t a strong link between a word spelling and intelligence but spellings are essential to comprehend things. Knowing spellings is that one skill which stays with us for our entire life.
We often make mistakes in confusing spellings like Accommodate, Misspell, Pronunciation, Calendar, Privilege, Embarrass and many more. Also, you must have observed that whenever our spelling is perfect, it is not seen by anyone but if the spelling is incorrect, it attracts flak. Hence, Spell Bee examinations are necessary to enhance a student’s vocabulary and making him/her capable of putting across his/her thoughts more clearly with uninvited advice.
|Traditional Spell Bee||CREST International Spell Bee Competition|
|Focus on dictionary set of words just as if you are learning a dictionary||Focus on words based on categories that are needed for students of a specific grade|
|Conducted in offline mode i.e. through Pen & Paper||Conducted online. Listening based questions are administered|
|A few which conducts online Spell Bee are not proctored||Completely proctored online exam through webcam|
|Quite a few traditional Spell Bee exams focus only on spellings and dictation type words||Focus is on evaluating spellings, meanings and pronunciation. Hence, the questions are developed based on the factors one cares about|
|No free trial||Have tried to make the questions fun. Hence, we encourage you to take a free trial of how actual Spell Bee is going to look like|
|No practice papers are provided||2 full-length practice papers are provided|
Exam Pattern of all the Subjects are given. To check the full list of Marking Scheme and Exam Pattern, go here.
Registration of Students through schools: Students from classes 1-8 are eligible to give CREST International Spell Bee. Prospectus containing the registration forms are sent to all schools registered with CREST Olympiads for Spell Bee exam. If your school is not registered with us, then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the prospectus soon. It is mandatory for schools to return the registration forms to CREST Olympiads, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.
Registration for individual participants: If your school does not conduct Spell Bee, then you can register as an individual participant as well. The link for the online registration for individual participants is here.
Exam fee for each subject is Rs. 225 for students studying and enrolling from India. For students studying and residing outside of India, the fee is $10 (US Dollars).
Awards will be given to the participants performing exceptionally well in International Spell Bee. To check the full list of Awards and recognitions to be given to each participant, please check here.
For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions, please refer here.