CREST Olympiads for Special Needs Students

Olympiads for Special Needs Students


We at CREST Olympiads believe in taking that extra mile to give the benefit of Olympiad exams to all the aspiring students. And we are lucky to conduct Olympiads for Special Needs children too of classes KG till 10.

The following categories under special needs students can appear for the Olympiads:

  1. Physical – Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Asthma, Epilepsy
  2. Developmental – Down Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, Processing Disorders
  3. Behavioral/Emotional – ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Bi-polar, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Hyperactive Disorder
  4. Sensory Impaired – limited hearing, Partially Sighted Children

The Olympiad which they can appear for are
CREST Mathematics Olympiad (CMO)
CREST Science Olympiad (CSO)
CREST English Olympiad (CEO)
CREST Reasoning Olympiad (CRO)
CREST Cyber Olympiad (CCO)
CREST International Spell Bee Summer (CSB)
CREST International Spell Bee Winter (CSBW)
CREST EduFund Mental Maths Olympiad (CEMMO)

All these exams are conducted online in proctored mode.

For special needs students of grades 1 to 10, the time available to complete the exam is 90 minutes while for class KG, it is 60 minutes. The exam will be parent/teacher assisted.

Other Important Information:

  1. There are separate question papers for each and every class.
  2. The medium of the exam is English.
  3. CBSE, ICSE/ISC and other State Board syllabus is followed for the setting of test papers.
  4. The online exams are conducted on web-enabled devices like laptop, tablet or desktop with webcam. Mobile devices are not allowed.
  5. For all the special needs students, the parent/teacher can assist the child in guiding through the questions.
  6. The student can appear for the exam at the comfort of his/her home.

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of all the Subjects are given. To check the full list of Marking Scheme and Exam Pattern, go here.

How to Participate

Registration of Special Needs Students through schools: The Special Needs students from classes KG-10 are eligible to give CREST Olympiads. Prospectus containing the registration forms are sent to all schools registered with CREST Olympiads. 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 Olympiads, then you can register as an individual participant as well. The link for the online registration for individual participants is here.

Exam Fee

For classes KG-10, the exam fee for each subject is Rs. 225 for students studying and enrolling from India. For students studying and residing outside of India, the fee is $10 (US Dollars).

Exam Dates

For all the subjects, check the exam schedule here.


There will be no rankings or percentile declared as the exams are parent/teacher assisted. The students scoring more than 90% percentage will get a medal and certificate. Those who score more than 70% will receive a merit certificate. For complete details, please check here.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions, please refer here.