CREST Cyber Olympiad

CREST Cyber Olympiad

The CREST Cyber Olympiad (CCO) is an international competitive exam held online for students in classes 1-10. There will be only one level for all the classes. The exam is an objective-type test that the students need to complete in 60 minutes.

The exam consists of two sections:

Section-1: Computers and IT
Section-2: Achievers Section

Other Important Information:

a. There are separate question papers for each and every class.

b. The medium of the exam is English.

c. CBSE, ICSE/ISC and other State Board syllabus is followed for the setting of test papers.

d. The online exams are conducted on web-enabled devices like laptop, tablet or desktop with webcam. Mobile devices are not allowed.

e. For students of class 1, the parent/teacher can assist the child in guiding through the questions.

f. In case the registration is not through school, the student will have to take exam from home.

CREST Cyber Olympiad Highlights 

Conducted for grades 1 to 10
Mode of examination Online and Offline
Mode of registration Individually and through schools
CCO exam duration For Grades 1-10: 60 minutes
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Levels of examination 1 level in both online & offline mode

CREST Cyber Olympiad is globally recognized by students. The Olympiad not just tests students' understanding of Cyber concepts but the application of those concepts as well. Through the CREST Cyber Olympiad exam, students are able to easily analyze their performance at the zonal and international levels.

Eligibility Criteria for the Level 1 CREST Cyber Olympiad

The list of basic requirements for appearing in the Computer Olympiad is as follows:

a. Students studying in grades 1 - 10 from across the globe are eligible to appear for the CREST Cyber Olympiad.

b. Participating students’ schools should be affiliated with education boards like CBSE, ICSE, IB, State Board, etc.

Explore class-wise Cyber Olympiad complete information -

a. Cyber Olympiad for class 1
b. Cyber Olympiad for class 2
c. Cyber Olympiad for class 3
d. Cyber Olympiad for class 4
e. Cyber Olympiad for class 5
f. Cyber Olympiad for class 6
g. Cyber Olympiad for class 7
h. Cyber Olympiad for class 8
i. Cyber Olympiad for class 9
j. Cyber Olympiad for class 10

Why CREST Cyber Olympiad?

1. Cyber Olympiad tests students' basic to advanced cyber skills. The difficulty of the exam usually increases with increasing grades. It helps students build the foundation aspiring to pursue their career in the computer stream.

2. Participants who get positions in CCO are rewarded with Medals, Merit Certificates, etc. Their achievement gets added to their academic profile.

3. Computer Olympiad exam not only assesses the fundamentals but also improves a child's analytical reasoning ability. It enhances a child's overall development by increasing their cognitive ability, problem-solving skills and confidence.

How to participate in Cyber Olympiad?

Registration of Students through schools: Students from classes 1-10 are eligible to give CREST Cyber Olympiad. 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 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.

Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Cyber Olympiad

The CREST Cyber Olympiad provides children with an unique online platform to showcase their talent in the field of computers and technology. The Olympiad Cyber exam helps students to level up their understanding of the latest technology and knowledge in computers. The CREST Cyber Olympiad syllabus is categorized into two sections. The syllabus is different for all the classes. The exam paper is specially curated by experienced mentors and professionals. It is highly recommended to go through the Computer Olympiad syllabus in detail before starting the preparation.

As we read above, the CCO question paper is divided into 2 sections. Each section has a different marking scheme. The marking scheme varies for each class.

a. For grades 1-4, the total weightage of the paper is 45 marks.
b. For grades 5-10, the total weightage of the paper is 60 marks.

Refer CREST Cyber Olympiad marking scheme in detail.

Dates & Fee for Cyber Olympiad

The exam dates for CREST Cyber Olympiad (CCO) for the Academic Year 2022-23 are as given below:

Level 1 exam dates 13th January 2023
24th January 2023
Last date for registration It is advisable to register for the exam before December. 
Level 1 answer key dates 30th-31st Jan 2023
Level 1 result date Generally, the results are announced within a month's time after the last answer key date

Note: Check Olympiad exam dates for other CREST Olympiads subjects as well.

The exam fee is INR 225 for students studying and enrolling from India. For students studying and residing outside of India, the fee is country specific.

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How to prepare for Cyber Olympiad?

CREST Cyber Olympiad is a popular Olympiad conducted to develop students’ cyber concepts. To prepare for CCO, students must have a good grip on concepts like fundamentals of computers, hardware, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, the evolution of computers, etc. These topics need to be learned, understood and practiced thoroughly. We are all aware that scoring top marks and qualifying for the Olympiad exams is no easy task. But it becomes possible with the right method of preparation. Students need to devote an adequate amount of time to ace the exam. The right method of preparation includes knowing the accurate syllabus, planning your everyday studies, preparing quick notes, regular revisions, practicing sample papers/ mock tests and most importantly maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These factors work like magic for efficient preparation.

Students are advised to appear for topic-wise & mock tests. Analyzing preparation through tests enables students to have a good idea about the exam pattern and get a deeper understanding of the exam. Also, practicing Cyber Olympiad sample papers is a must to ace the examination. Sample papers work wonders in the CREST Olympiad preparation.

Olympiad Exam Sample Paper
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Olympiad Exam Previous Year Paper
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Answer Keys and Results for Cyber Olympiad

The CREST Cyber Olympiad answer keys can be easily accessible on the official website for all the papers and classes. The CCO answer keys are usually announced within 1-2 weeks after the actual examination is held. The answer keys are available online for students to cross-check their answers and help them to predict their scores before the actual results are declared.

After the CCO examination is held, the results for the same are released after 1 month. The results can be checked on the official website of CREST Olympiads by login with students' credentials. After login in students can check their results in the dashboard and select CCO level. The results page will appear.

Olympiad Prizes

Awards worth USD 530,000 are kept for the achievers. There are prizes for 50% of the students with top scores. CREST Olympiads recognize students with Merit Certificates, Trophies, Medals, ‘Honorable mention’ Digital Certificates, etc. for their top performance in the examination. Each participant is also given a digital participation certificate. Students can check Olympiad awards for CREST Olympiads.

Cyber Olympiad FAQs

1. How to prepare for the Cyber Olympiad examinations?

a. The first major step while preparing for the Cyber examination is to have accurate knowledge and understanding of the pattern of the paper.

b. The second step that all candidates must take care of while preparing for the examination is that they should be well aware of technology and computer applications. Since students would eventually be tested on these skills.

c. Maintain a proper timetable and study routine. This would help you in becoming confident and you would surely be able to score well if you practice more than what is required.

2. How many levels of examinations are there in CREST Cyber Olympiad?

The examination is conducted only in 1 level.

3. Who can give the Cyber Olympiad exams?

Students from classes 1-10 are eligible to participate in the examination.

4. Is it possible to apply for Cyber Olympiads and other Olympiads at the same time?

Yes, students can apply for as many exams as they want to participate in. You have to register and pay individually for every subject.

5. How will candidates receive Cyber Olympiad admit cards?

After registration,
a. Login at
b. After login, go to dashboard -> Book Slot/Take Exam
c. The exam link is present on that page. "*To Take Exam Click here*"

6. What is the benefit of participating in the Olympiad exams in India?

a. Olympiads always ask questions that are application-driven, which helps to test students’ cognitive and comprehensive knowledge of concepts.

b. Early exposure to the world and its upcoming competition and learning subjects helps students to know their potential in highly competitive exams like NEET, JEE, etc.

c. Students who get positions in Olympiads are rewarded with cash prizes, medals, gifts vouchers, certificates and a lot of recognition. Their achievement gets recognized and gets added to their academic profile.

d. Olympiad Exams influence the way a student wants to shape his/her career. It aims to raise the confidence level of students so that they can aspire to become the best among all their peers.

7. How do I participate in Cyber Olympiad without school?

Students can participate individually in CREST Cyber Olympiad by registering here.