CREST Science Olympiad

CREST Science Olympiad

The CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) is an international competitive exam held online for students in Classes KG-10. For students of Classes KG-2, there will be only one level. There will be 2 levels for students of Classes 3-10. The exam is an objective-type test that the students need to complete in 60 minutes. For students of Classes KG and 1, the exam will be parent/teacher assisted. The time of the exam will be 45 minutes for KG students.

The exam consists of two sections:

1. Section-1: Practical Science
2. Section-2: Achievers Section

Other Important Information:

a. There are separate question papers for each and every class.

b. The medium of the exam is English.

c. The syllabus of various international boards is followed for the setting of test papers.

d. The online exams are conducted on web-enabled devices like laptop, tablet or desktop with webcam. Mobile devices are not allowed.

e. For students of Classes KG and 1, the parent/teacher can assist the child in guiding through the questions.

f. In case the registration is not through school, the student will have to take exam from home.

CREST Science Olympiad Highlights

Conducted for grades KG to 10
Mode of examination Online and Offline
Mode of registration Individually and through schools
CSO exam duration For Grade KG - 45 minutes
For Grades 1-10 - 60 minutes
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Levels of examination 1 level in offline mode
2 levels in online mode

CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) is popularly known by students globally for serving exceptional quality questions and the exam is held annually.

Eligibility Criteria for the Level 1 CREST Science Olympiad exam

The basic requirements for participating in level 1 are listed below:

a. Students can participate in the examination both through school and individually.

b. Candidates studying in grades KG - 10 are eligible to participate in the level 1 examination.

c. Since it is an international Olympiad, students from across the world are eligible to participate in the examination.

Eligibility Criteria for the Level 2 CREST Science Olympiad exam

Students need to atleast qualify the minimum marking criteria of level 1 to become eligible for the level 2 exam. The qualifying criteria vary each year for each class.

Explore class-wise Science Olympiad complete information -

a. Science Olympiad for class KG
b. Science Olympiad for class 1
c. Science Olympiad for class 2
d. Science Olympiad for class 3
e. Science Olympiad for class 4
f. Science Olympiad for class 5
g. Science Olympiad for class 6
h. Science Olympiad for class 7
i. Science Olympiad for class 8
j. Science Olympiad for class 9
k. Science Olympiad for class 10

Why CREST Science Olympiad?

1. Participating in CREST Science Olympiad helps students to enhance problem-solving skills and promotes outside-the-box thinking.

2. Science Olympiads help cultivate analytical thinking in children, increase in-depth knowledge & understanding of science concepts, etc. 

3. Participating in CREST Science Olympiad gives students an insight into the competition that exists outside of school. Also, help students in preparing for future competitive exams like SAT, JEE, NEET, etc.

How to participate in Science Olympiad?

Registration of Students through schools: 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 info@crestolympiads.com 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.

Syllabus & Exam Pattern for Science Olympiad

The CREST Science Olympiad gives a platform to showcase their talent & examine their skill sets in the field of Science and technology. The exam prepares children for other national & international competitions as well. The CREST Science Olympiad syllabus is categorized into two sections. The international Science Olympiad syllabus for the CSO exam varies from smaller to higher classes with increasing difficulty. All the questions are specially curated by experienced mentors and professionals to test students' scientific skills.

As we read above, the question paper is divided into 2 sections. Each section has a different marking scheme. The marking scheme varies for each question and each class.

a. For KG, the total weightage of the paper is 30 marks.

b. For 1-4, the total weightage of the paper is 45 marks.

c. For 5-10, the total weightage of the paper is 60 marks.

For more in detail understanding, refer CREST Science Olympiad exam pattern.

Dates & Fee for Science Olympiad

The exam dates for CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) for the Academic Year 2022-23 are as given below:

Level 1 exam dates 2nd December 2022
23rd December 2022
Level 2 exam date 1st February 2023
Note: The CSO level 2 exam will only be held for students in grades 3 to 10.
Last date for registration It is advisable to register for the exam before November. 
Level 1 answer key dates 26th-27th December 2022
Level 2 answer key dates 4th-5th Feb 2023
Level 1 result date Generally, the results are announced within a month's time after the last answer key date
Level 2 result date Generally, the results are announced within a month's time after the last answer key date

Note: Check Olympiad exam dates for other CREST Olympiads subjects as well.

The exam fee is INR 225 for students studying and enrolling from India. For students studying and residing outside of India, the fee is country specific.

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How to prepare for Science Olympiad?

The first step towards CREST Science Olympiad preparation should be thoroughly reading and understanding each and every concept in the syllabus with full clarity. Lack of knowledge and understanding of the topics makes it difficult to understand Science Olympiad questions. The second step toward Science Olympiad preparation must include a detailed timetable or a study plan to organize your studies. Students can also maintain notes in a format or language that is easy for them to revise at the last moment. Also, one of the most important things while preparing for the exam is to practice enough sample papers.

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Answer Keys and Results for Science Olympiad

The answer key dates can be checked on the official website. Usually, CREST Science Olympiad answer keys are announced within 1 week time after the last exam date. Students can check the CREST Science Olympiad answer keys dates by visiting the exam schedule page. The answer keys are made available online for students to cross-check their answers and predict their scores before the actual results are declared.

After the CREST Science Olympiad exam is held, the results for the same are generally released within a month time after the last answer key date. The results can be checked on the official website of CREST Olympiads by login in with students' credentials. After login in students can check their results by going to Dashboard -> Performance -> Results -> Select CSO -> Select CSO Level 1 / Level 2 & result page will show up.

Olympiad Awards

The CREST Olympiads awards and recognition offered to students are as follows:

a. CREST Olympiads provides students with amazing and exciting awards of worth INR 4 Cr. There are prizes for 50% of the top scorers.

b. INR 10,000 Olympiad Success Gift Vouchers + Achiever's Trophies + Merit Certificates to International Ranks 1-3.

c. Medals + Merit Certificates to the top 10% of students

d. All participants will get a Digital participation certificate.

For more details, candidates can check Olympiad awards for CREST Olympiads.

Science Olympiad FAQs

1. When are the results of the Science Olympiad exams declared?

Generally, the CREST Science Olympiad results take 20-30 days to be announced from the last answer key dates.

2. Are the Science Olympiad exams conducted in English only?

Yes, the CREST Science Olympiad exam is conducted only in the English language.

3. What are the different methods of payment available for Science Olympiad registration?

Here are the ways through which candidates can make payment for the CREST Science Olympiad:

a. Credit/Debit card

b. UPI

c. NEFT, etc.

4. How to check the Science Olympiad results?

To view your Result:

a. Login with your credentials on https://www.crestolympiads.com/login

b. Go to Dashboard -> Performance -> Results -> Select CSO -> Select CSO Level 1/CSO Level 2 & result page will show up.

5. If I have qualified for the 1st level of the Science Olympiad exam, am I eligible for any award and certificate?

a. Merit Certificates and Star Medals will be awarded to KG & class 1 students who score more than 60% in the exam.

b. Students who qualify for the Level 2 exam and in that exam secure marks which aren't in the bottom 15%, will be awarded a Merit Certificate.

c. Students with a percentile of 96 and above and to the students whose zonal rank is 10 or less are awarded a Gold medal. Silver Medal to students with percentile 93 till 96 & Bronze Medal to students with percentile 90 till 93.

We’d recommend you explore Olympiad prizes for CREST Olympiads in detail.

6. Is the level 2 Science Olympiad exam syllabus the same as that of level 1?

Level 2 of the CREST Science Olympiad is conducted only for grades 3-10. The syllabus for level 2 is the same as that of level 1. The questions asked in the Level 2 exam are of slightly higher difficulty level as compared to Level 1.

7. Is the Science Olympiad hard?

Science Olympiad is often considered to be difficult or hard to attempt by students. However, it is totally opposite. The CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) is conducted by Asia’s Most Innovative & 2nd Biggest Online Olympiads - CREST Olympiads and is conducted in a very interesting and fun way for students. The syllabus followed by CREST Olympiads is mostly the same as of school. Once children start loving and enjoying the subjects it starts becoming easy to score marks.

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