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, Narration. 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 Types like Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, etc., Understand Information Presented in Instruction Manual Format, Message Format and Others, Comprehension Based on Editorials, Essays and Advanced Texts., Spoken and Written Expressions like 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.

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Fill in the blank with the most suitable option:

He decided to ___________ in his matric examination to get a higher score.


Complete the sentence using the most appropriate option:

Liam didn't say _____________________.


Spot the error:

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


Read the passage and identify the false statement:

Language is the primary source of communication for humans and is used to convey thoughts, feelings, intentions, and desires to others (Bonvillain 2008:1). Many rules are taken into account when forming a language. According to Bolton, language is arbitrary and is unrepresentative of the objects they represent (Bolton 1996: 63). The study of Semantics allows us to identify the meaning of words and phrases in their literal sense, and helps us to make meaning out of arbitrary sounds and phrases. It has been contributed to by both linguists and philosophers. Linguists used lexical decomposition to understand the features that comprise words and the categories in which the words fit. Philosophers dealt more with the meanings of sentences and truth condition and reference (Parker and Riley 2010: 28). Semantics is still not a completely understood field, and as a result it is not easy to study (Parker and Riley 2010:26-27).Semantics is split into three different sections: sense, reference, and truth conditions.

Thanks to semantics, we gain an understanding of what words mean when they are said to us. Without semantics, we would not be able to understand each other. Semantics take into account cultural, situational and environmental constructs to develop meaning in different areas of the United States and throughout the world (Bonvillain 2008: 27). With that being said, there are several things that semantics brings to the English language that allows us to communicate on a deeper level and makes our language more complex. Sense is the study of the literal and intentional meaning of words and phrases. Part of this section is lexical ambiguity. This occurs when one word has more than one meaning.


Combine the sentences by changing the adjective to a noun. Choose from the following:

"Josephine is a stupid girl. She gets into trouble often."


Read the passage and answer the question:

Iron is only one chemical element. Steel, on the other hand, is a mixture of at least e elements-iron and carbon. Steel may have as much as 1.5 percent carbon in it. But the steel we use most often has only 0.2 percent carbon in it. Besides carbon, steel may have small amounts of other metals that have been put into the 'melt' on purpose.
Metals like manganese, found in some forms of iron, can improve the quality of steel. But there are also some elements found in steel which do not belong. An element such as sulfur can ruin steel. Steel makers try their best to get rid of it.
Without the use of steel, the face of the world today would look a lot like the way if did in the middle 1800's. We would not have tall skyscrapers, huge steamships, cars, planers, and large machines to make life easier.

The manganese found in iron are_________.


Choose the most suitable option to fill in the blank:

 Nancy Cartwright is a more famous philosopher than ____ professor .


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

We ________ some problems with our computer systems recently.


Choose the most suitable option to fill in the blank:

Each of these hot dogs ____ juicy.


Choose the most suitable option to fill in the blank:

The _____ crowd gave the victorious team a tumultuous welcome.

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