CREST Science Olympiad

CREST Science Olympiad

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. The exam is an objective-type test that the students need to complete in 60 minutes. For students of classes Prep/KG and 1, the exam will be parent/teacher assisted. The time of the exam will be 45 minutes for Prep/KG students.

The exam consists of two sections:

  • Section-1: Practical Science
  • Section-2: Achievers Section

Other Important Information:

  • There are separate question papers for each and every class.
  • The medium of the exam is English.
  • CBSE, ICSE/ISC and other State Board syllabus is followed for the setting of test papers.
  • The online exams are conducted on web-enabled devices like laptop, tablet or desktop with webcam. Mobile devices are not allowed.
  • For students of classes Prep/KG and 1, the parent/teacher can assist the child in guiding through the questions.
  • In case the registration is not through school, the student will have to take exam from home.

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of all the Subjects are given. To check the full list of Marking Scheme and Exam Pattern, go here.

How to Participate

Registration of Students through schools: Students from classes Prep/KG and 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 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 classes Prep/KG and 1-10, the 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).

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Exam Dates

The exams dates for CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) for the Academic Year 2021-22 are as given below:
Exam Level Exam Date Answer Key Dates
Practice 1 12th Oct 2021 18th Oct 2021 till 19th Oct 2021
Practice 2 9th Nov 2021 11th Nov 2021 till 12th Nov 2021
Level 1 7th Dec 2021, 22nd Dec 2021 24th Dec 2021 till 25th Dec 2021
Level 2 1st Feb 2022 4th Feb 2022 till 5th Feb 2022


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions, please refer here.