CREST International IQ Challenge

CREST International IQ Challenge

CREST Olympiads is conducting a Free CREST IQ Challenge (CIC) for students of Grades 3-12, especially for students of our partner countries and schools. The objective of the second edition is to help schools evaluate their students IQ scores compared to other schools in India & other countries.

Top 15% students (or 5 students) from each grade (except grades 11-12) from each school will compete in CREST Mathematics Olympiad (CMO) Free of Charge. These students will compete with their peers from 25+ countries. Overall top 5 students from Grades 11-12 will get medals and merit certificates instead of competing in CREST Mathematics Olympiad Exam.

Why CREST IQ Challenge (CIC)?

This is an IQ Exam which will help the student to understand about his/her intellectual abilities and potential. Also, the student will understand the components that go into IQ which are Analytical reasoning, Calculation skills, Creative thinking, Information processing, Lateral thinking and Observation skills. The students must take this exam seriously as it is going to be a difficult one. Students should attempt a question only if they are confident about the correct answer. The graph below shows the CREST IQ Scores of students at various percentile. This is based on tests conducted in association with IIT Kharagpur Techfest in December 2021.

CREST IQ Challenge Scores

Schools and our country partners will receive a complimentary report of their school/country performance vs others. Performance of individual schools will only be shared with authorised person of the school as long as there are atleast 100 students from the school.

How to participate in CREST IQ Challenge?

Students from only our partner countries and schools will be able to participate in this Challenge. In case a school would like to participate in this challenge, they can get in touch with us at +91-98182-94134 or send a mail at info@crestolympiads.com.

Syllabus & Exam Pattern for CREST IQ Challenge

The CREST IQ Challenge will evaluate students on the following skills:

  • Analytical reasoning
  • Calculation skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Information processing
  • Lateral thinking
  • Observation skills

The questions will be a mix of Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Level. You may check the details here: https://www.crestolympiads.com/cic-syllabus. For every incorrect answer, there's a penalty of 1/3rd of the total marks allotted to that question.In case 2 or more students have same marks, the student who completed the test in lower time will be ranked higher.

The following is the Exam Pattern for CREST IQ Challenge:

Class

Topic/ Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

3rd till 12th

Section 1 – Basic

Section 2 – Intermediate

Section 3 – Advanced

20

20

20

3

6

9

60

120

180

Grand Total

 

60

 

360

The total duration of the exam is 60 minutes.

Dates & Fee for CREST IQ Challenge

The exams dates for the IQ Challenge for the Academic Year 2022-23 are as given below:

Exam Name

Exam Level

Exam Date

Answer Key Dates

CREST IQ Challenge (CIC)

Level 1

Sep 27-30, Oct 1-4, 2022

Oct 7 & 8, 2022

Fee Details

  • Only students from our partner countries and schools from grades 3 to 12 can participate in CIC and this exam is Free of Cost for those students.

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How to prepare for CREST IQ Challenge?

As this is an IQ exam, there is no preparation required as such. However, this Challenge will have questions from topics like Analytical reasoning, Calculation skills, Creative thinking, Information processing, Lateral thinking and Observation skills. Some of these topics are also covered in CREST Reasoning Olympiad (CRO) syllabus. Hence, you can practice from the workbook which will give you a basic hint of the type of questions.

Answer Keys and Results for CREST IQ Challenge

  • The Answer Keys for this exam will be made available to the students on October 7 & 8, 2022. The students are requested to view the same on the given days only as afterwards they won’t be able to view.
  • The Answer Keys will be available to only those students who had appeared for the exam.
  • The results of the exam will be declared in a month’s time from the last answer key date of this exam.

Awards and Recognition

School Awards and Recognition

There are 25 awards of top schools as follows:
a) Top 10 schools based on cumulative IQ scores will receive a Trophy and a Merit certificate.
b) Remaining 15 schools will receive laminated Certificate of Appreciation

Recognition for Students

a) Top 15% or 5 students (whichever is lower) from each grade (not applicable for students of grades 11-12) in a school will compete in CREST Mathematics Olympiad (CMO) Free of Charge. Overall top 5 students from Grades 11-12 will receive Gold Medal and Merit Certificate.
b) Top 50% students will get digital ‘Honourable Mention Certificate’
c) Remaining 50% students will get digital ‘Participation Certificate’
All the certificates will also be available on student’s dashboard for download

CREST IQ Challenge Competition FAQs

1. It's in the best interest of students not to use any unfair means while attempting this exam. We disqualify almost 1% of students every year.

2. For any queries or suggestions, do write to us at info@crestolympiads.com

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