CREST International Spell Bee - Summer

CREST International Spell Bee - Summer

About CREST International Spell Bee Competition

CREST International Spell Bee Summer is India’s first Online Spelling Assessment for classes 1-8 which assesses students on the basis of Meaning, Spelling and Pronunciation of the words in English language (British English). Hence, it will help students to foster their lexical development which forms the basis of English language.
Other important points to note about CREST International Spell Bee Summer are:

  • The assessments have been carefully designed by a team of English language experts.
  • India’s first online proctored Spell Bee exam Summer.
  • Online Rapid Fire round.
  • Two levels of exam.
  • Objective-type test that the students need to complete in 60 minutes.
  • 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.

The exam consists of two sections:

  • Section-1: Spell Bee (55 minutes)
  • Section-2: Rapid Fire (5 minutes)

Why CREST International Spell Bee Summer?

The importance of each and every word that we read or write on a daily basis in our day to day life is immense. Let's say for instance someone asks you 'woh tea ggnio'?, you will probably be very confused and won't understand anything at all. This proves that without proper words, our life would be very difficult.

These are the foundation of our language skills. Even though there isn’t a strong link between a word spelling and intelligence but spellings are essential to comprehend things. Knowing spellings is that one skill which stays with us for our entire life.

We often make mistakes in confusing spellings like Accommodate, Misspell, Pronunciation, Calendar, Privilege, Embarrass and many more. Also, you must have observed that whenever our spelling is perfect, it is not seen by anyone but if the spelling is incorrect, it attracts flak. Hence, Spell Bee examinations are necessary to enhance a student’s vocabulary and making him/her capable of putting across his/her thoughts more clearly with uninvited advice.

Difference between Traditional Spell Bee and CREST International Spell Bee Competition

Traditional Spell Bee CREST International Spell Bee Competition
Focus on dictionary set of words just as if you are learning a dictionary Focus on words based on categories that are needed for students of a specific grade
Conducted in offline mode i.e. through Pen & Paper Conducted online. Listening based questions are administered
A few which conducts online Spell Bee are not proctored Completely proctored online exam through webcam
Quite a few traditional Spell Bee exams focus only on spellings and dictation type words Focus is on evaluating spellings, meanings and pronunciation. Hence, the questions are developed based on the factors one cares about
No free trial Have tried to make the questions fun. Hence, we encourage you to take a free trial of how actual Spell Bee is going to look like
No practice papers are provided 2 full-length practice papers are provided


  • There are separate question papers for each and every class.
  • The exam is conducted online only using laptop, desktop or tablet with a high speed Internet connection and webcam. Also, headsets are required because the test will have a few audio-based questions. Please note that the test can't be taken using a mobile device.
  • For students of class 1, the parent/teacher can assist the child in guiding through the questions.
  • In case the registration is not through a school, the student will have to take the exam from 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 Students through schools: Students from classes 1-8 are eligible to give CREST International Spell Bee. Prospectus containing the registration forms are sent to all schools registered with CREST Olympiads for Spell Bee exam. 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 Spell Bee, then you can register as an individual participant as well. The link for the online registration for individual participants is here.

Exam Fee

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 $15 (US Dollars).

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Exam Dates

The exams dates for CREST International Spell Bee - Summer (CSB) for the Academic Year 2022-23 are as given below:
Exam Level Exam Date Answer Key Dates
Practice 2 14th Jun 2022, 15th Jun 2022 16th Jun 2022 till 17th Jun 2022
Level 1 1st Jul 2022, 19th Jul 2022 21st Jul 2022 till 22nd Jul 2022
Level 2 17th Aug 2022 19th Aug 2022 till 20th Aug 2022

For other subjects, check the schedule here


Awards will be given to the participants performing exceptionally well in International Spell Bee. To check the full list of Awards and recognitions to be given to each participant, please check here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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