CREST Cyber Olympiad Class 8 Previous Year Papers

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Section 1: Fundamentals of Computers, Internet & Viruses, HTML-[Html, Head, Title, Body (Attributes: Background, Background colour, Text, Link, A link, V link), Font (Attributes: Colour, Size, Face), Centre, BR, HR (Attributes: Size, Width, Align, No shade, Colour), Comment tag (< ! .H6, P, B, I, U, IMG, Html Elements: A,  (Attributes: Type, Start), Li], Flash CS6, MS Access, Networking, MS Word (Exploring File tab, Language and Translate options, Tracking features -Comments, Reviewing Pane, Tracking Changes, Comparing, Combining and Protecting documents, Working with References), MS PowerPoint (Exploring File tab and Slide Show tab, Comparing, Combining and Protecting presentations), MS Excel (Exploring File tab, Useful Formulas and Functions - IF, Even, Odd, LCM, GCD, Power, Product, Round, Square, Sum, Min, Max, Average, Count, Upper, Lower And Replace, Cell referencing, Using Defined Names group), QBasic, Memory & Storage Devices, Basics of Cyber Crimes, Cyber Laws, Operating Systems (Introduction, Features, Types-single user and multiuser), Latest Developments in the field of IT.

Achievers Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 1.

Questions are based on Windows 11 and MS Office 2016.

Q.1 Q.2 Q.3 Q.4 Q.5 Q.6 Q.7 Q.8 Q.9 Q.10


Fill in the blanks:

The category of the operating system that you most likely have running on your PDA computer is a __________ and __________ type of operating system.


Which of the following views are being used in the image below to display the PowerPoint slide?


Identify the MS Excel predefined function with the help of the description given below:

This function counts the cells containing any type of information, including error values and empty text (""). For example, if the range contains a formula that returns an empty string, the function counts that value. But this function will not count empty cells.


PowerPoint will mark a misspelled word with a red wavy line as you type in PowerPoint, by default. It can be turned off by using which out of the following options:


HTML lets you change the colour of text which is by default black. Which syntax is correct to change the entire text colour to red?


We use search engines to search any information online. Which out of the following organisation gives an online search engine?


Which of the following is/are the correct combination of the advantage of using the respective type of data transmission?

  1. Coaxial Cable: The faster speed with less attenuation, less impervious to electromagnetic interference (EMI), smaller size and greater information-carrying capacity.
  2. Fiber Optic Cable: Greater spacing between amplifiers cable shielding reduces noise and crosstalk, which means amplifiers can be spaced farther apart than with twisted-pair.
  3. Radiowaves: They send signals and then they receive them from the reflection and by using these waves people are able to monitor and control certain industrial environments.
  4. Microwaves: In this transmission rather than utilizing cables or other physical wires, it utilizes electromagnetic waves with small wavelengths.


Match the following topology in Column A to the description given in column B:

Column A Column B
(a) Star Topology (i) All data flows in one direction, reducing the chance of packet collisions
(b) Ring Topology (ii) It uses one main cable to which all nodes are directly connected
(c) Mesh Topology (iii) It is used to transmit data across the central hub between the network nodes
(d) Bus Topology (iv) It is a type of networking where all nodes cooperate to distribute data amongst each other    


Out of the following, which one is a thin plate of board which holds all the electronic components?


Given below are the statements about computer memory. Select the correct statement(s):
1. Secondary memory has a faster access time as compared to the primary memory
2. The time taken to access a given byte of information stored on a hard disk is typically a few thousandths of a second
3. In disk drives, disk access time is the time required for a computer to process data from the processor and then retrieve the required data from a storage device

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Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:


Students can easily download the CREST Cyber Olympiad previous year paper pdf for class 8 from this page. The answer key for all the questions is also provided on the last page.

When preparing for a CREST Cyber Olympiad exam, students don't want to fall behind at any point in the preparation process. In this whole process CREST Cyber Olympiad previous years papers play a crucial role. Past years papers are the actual papers that have been used in the last terms. These provide students with useful information on the types of questions that have been asked & the level of exam difficulty. Hence, students in class 8 must refer to CREST Cyber Olympiad previous year papers before appearing for the exam.

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Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:

Q.1 : b | Q.2 : d | Q.3 : d | Q.4 : c | Q.5 : a | Q.6 : b | Q.7 : c | Q.8 : a | Q.9 : c | Q.10 : b