CREST International Spell Bee (Winter 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 (Winter 2020) are:
The exam consists of two sections:
Can we imagine living in a muted world or a world where there is no defined meaning for the words we are speaking? It would be a chaos and meaningless world. Wouldn't it be? Hence, we all do realise the importance of all the words that we read, write or speak on a daily basis in our day to day life. And this even proves that without proper words, our life would be very difficult.
For building the foundation of our language skills even knowing the basic words like 'a', 'the', etc. are important. 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.
In our day-to-day life we must have heard this sentence quite often that "his/her vocabulary is so good". Now, how to make our vocabulary strong? For this, Spell Bee examinations are necessary. They enhance students' vocabulary and making them capable of putting across their thoughts more clearly with uninvited advice. Studying for Spell Bee examinations makes us realize our potential mistakes in confusing spellings like Accommodate, Misspell, Pronunciation, Calendar, Privilege, Embarrass and many more.
|Traditional Spell Bee||CREST International Spell Bee Winter 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 1-10 are eligible to give CREST Olympiads. Prospectus containing the registration forms are sent to all schools registered with CREST Olympiads. 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 Olympiads, 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).
|Exam Level||Exam Date||Answer Key Dates|
|Practice 1||17th Nov 2020||19th Nov 2020 till 20th Nov 2020|
|Practice 2||1st Dec 2020||4th Dec 2020 till 5th Dec 2020|
|Level 1||15th Dec 2020 , 9th Jan 2021||13th Jan 2021 till 14th Jan 2021|
Awards will be given to the participants performing exceptionally well in the Olympiads. 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.