CREST English Olympiad Class 10 Previous Year Papers

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Section 1: Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Spellings, One Word, Word Order, Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuations, Voices, Narrations, Concord, Question Forms, Tenses, Conditionals, Modals, Collocations, Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Homonyms and Homophones, Words ( Related to Weather, Countries, Language and People, Global Problems, etc. ), Information Retrieval from Various Text ( Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Manual Format, Message Format, Editorials, Essays and Advanced Texts. ), Spoken and Written Expressions ( Giving/Accepting Compliments, Agreeing, Disagreeing, Requesting, Seeking Information, Pronunciation, etc. )

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

Please note that the dictionary which will be used for reference is Oxford Learner's Dictionary. This will be w.r.t. spellings & meanings. In case, if the word is not found in this dictionary, then it is assumed that this word does not exist.

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


Read the passage and answer the question:

As the rulers of the planet, humans like to think that it is the large creatures who will emerge victorious from the struggle for survival. However, nature teaches us the opposite it is often the smallest species which are the toughest and more adaptable. A perfect example is the hummingbird, which is found in the Americas. One species of hummingbird is known as the bee hummingbird, ranks as the world's smallest and lightest bird and it is barely visible when it is in flight.
Humming birds are the only birds that can fly backwards. They feed mainly on the nectar of flowers, a liquid that is rich in energy. Nectar is an ideal food source for hummingbirds since they need an incredible amount of energy to sustain their body metabolism. A hummingbird's wings flap at a rate of about 80 times per second and its tiny heart beats more than 1000 times per minute. This is why they must consume relatively large quantities of food. In the course of a day, a hummingbird consumes about half its body weight in nectar.

The word, 'incredible' in the passage means


Choose the most suitable option to fill in the blank:

The _____ crowd gave the victorious team a tumultuous welcome.


Spot the error:

The enemy has received many informations regarding the activities of the army of our neighbouring country.


Choose the correct option to fill in the blank:

I was so surprised. His new apartment was _____________ decorated.


Choose the most suitable option to fill in the blank:

______ you excuse me for a moment ?


Read the given sentence and fill the blank with suitable option:

We ________ some problems with our computer systems recently.


Choose the synonym for the word in quotes:

She 'upbraided' the little girl who got frightened.


Choose the most suitable option to fill in the blank:

This new process is a ______ advance in technology.


Complete the sentence using the most appropriate option:

I don't know ________________________.


Complete the analogy:

fearless: daunt

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Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:


Are you a student who is taking part in the CREST English Olympiad this year? Then CREST English Olympiad previous year paper for class 10 will be of great help in order to better prepare for the exam. The most recent CREST English Olympiad previous year paper pdf for class 10 is easily downloadable from this page. Students must download this pdf & try to solve all the questions given on their own. The answer key for all the questions is also provided on the last page for students to cross-check their answers with the correct option.

Previous year papers are regarded as the best resource for familiarizing students with the kind of questions they can expect in the exam. Students must plan to solve atleast the past 3 years' papers before appearing for the CREST English Olympiad exam.

Additional Preparation Resources

  1. CREST English Worksheets Package for class 10 - It is a package of 5 worksheets. The worksheets are in the same pattern as the previous year paper. Hence, very useful for preparation. Existing users can purchase additional practice worksheets by following these steps: Login at -> Dashboard -> Additional Practice -> Buy & new users can visit
  2. CREST English Olympiad book for class 10 - The book covers topic-wise reading material, chapter-wise practice questions with answer key & contains the previous year paper. The book is available in both physical and pdf formats. Proceed now to purchase the Olympiad book. Also, students can view & download the first chapter of the English Olympiad book for class 10 for free.

Note: Don’t forget to download the CREST English Olympiad past year paper pdf for class 10.

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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