CREST Science Olympiad Class 8 Previous Year Papers

CREST Science Olympiad Previous Year Paper PDF for Class 8:

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Section 1: Crop Production and Management, Microorganisms, Synthetic Fibres and Plastics, Metals and Non-metals, Coal and Petroleum, Combustion and Flame, Conservation of Plants and Animals, Cell, Reproduction and Endocrine System, Force and Pressure, Friction, Sound, Chemical Effects of Electric Current, Some Natural Phenomena, Light, Stars and the Solar System, Pollution of Air and Water.

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

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


What happens in the following reaction?

Fe2O3 + 3C → 2Fe + 3CO


Different microorganisms taking part in the nitrogen cycle are:
(i) Rhizobium in roots
(ii) Ammonifying bacteria
(iii) Nitrifying bacteria
(iv) Denitrifying bacteria
Which of them strictly work under anaerobic conditions?


An elephant has a mass of 3000 kg. Each of its foot has a surface area of 0.4 m2. A lady of mass 45 kg wears stiletto shoes. Each of the stiletto heels has a surface area of 0.01 m2. Assuming there is the equal distribution of mass on each foot.
Calculate the maximum possible pressure that could be exerted by a stiletto heel worn by the lady:


Which of the following can lead to menstruation in a 21-year-old woman during ovulation?
A. Sperms not available for fertilisation
B. Oviducts blocked
C. Sperms available for fertilisation
D. Oviducts not blocked


Read the following statements and choose the correct option:

Statement 1: The antibiotic penicillin inhibits the growth of bacteria by blocking the process which helps to build its cell membrane.

Statement 2: The cell membrane is selectively permeable because it allows the movement of certain molecules in and out of the cell while the movement of other molecules is prevented.


Arrange the different types of coal in the decreasing order of the quality of coal:

(1) Lignite
(2) Peat
(3) Anthracite
(4) Bituminous


Choose the correct option and complete the following sentence:

The formation of sulphur trioxide from sulphur dioxide and oxygen is an ____________ reaction.


In the following question, an assertion and reason are given. Choose the correct option:

Assertion: Fungi are a large group of organisms which do not photosynthesise.
Reason: All fungi are generally made up of fine threads called hyphae.


Which of the following shows the correct sequence (in the increasing order) of heat energy received per unit area from the Sun measured on Earth, Mars and Jupiter?


Consider the following statements and choose the correct option:

Statement 1: The ignition temperature of white phosphorus is nearly equivalent to the temperature of the earth.

Statement 2: Combustion of fuel by motor vehicles is an example of spontaneous combustion.

Your Score: 0/10

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:


Students can download the CREST Science Olympiad previous year paper pdf for class 8 from this page. Each question in the paper carries 1 mark. The answer key for all the questions is also provided on the last page.

One of the most significant advantages of solving the past years’ papers is that it helps students improve their time management skills, strengthens their understanding of concepts and aids them in applying the concepts they have mastered. Also, solving previous years’ papers a few days before the exam can help students to revise the concepts quickly. Therefore, students must refer to previous years' papers before appearing for the final exam as many advantages are associated with it.

Additional Preparation Resources

Students can also refer to the following resources to level up their CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) exam preparation for class 8 -

  1. CREST Science Worksheets Package for class 8 - 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 Science Olympiad book for class 8 - 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 Science Olympiad book for class 8 for free.

Note: Don’t forget to download the CREST Science Olympiad past year paper pdf for class 8.

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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