CREST International Spell Bee - Summer

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CREST International Spell Bee - Summer

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 the English language (British English). Hence, it will help students to foster their lexical development which forms the basis of the English language.

Other important points to note about CREST International Spell Bee Summer are:

a. The assessments have been carefully designed by a team of English language experts.

b. India's first online proctored Spell Bee exam Summer.

c. Online Rapid Fire round.

d. Two levels of exam.

e. 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:

1. Section-1: Spell Bee (55 minutes)

2. Section-2: Rapid Fire (5 minutes)

CREST International Spell Bee Competition (Summer) Highlights 

Conducted for grades 1 to 8
Mode of examination Online and Offline
Mode of registration Individually and through schools
CSB exam duration For Grades 1-8: 60 minutes
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) + Audio Based Questions
Levels of examination 1 level in offline mode
2 levels in online mode

Eligibility Criteria for Level 1 CREST International Spell Bee

a. Students in grades 1-8 are eligible to take the examination.

b. Students studying in any Indian-recognized educational board, such as CBSE, ICSE, State Board and so on can register for the Spell Bee exam.

c. Students studying & residing outside of India are also eligible to take the exam.

d. Students from more than 25 nations take part in the CREST Olympiads exams.

Eligibility Criteria for Level 2 CREST International Spell Bee

The eligibility criteria for the level 2 exam of the CREST International Spell Bee Olympiad are totally based on the marks obtained in the level 1 examination. Students who qualify the minimum marking criteria for level 1 can participate in the level 2 exam.

Explore class-wise Spell Bee Competition (Summer) complete information -

a. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 1
b. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 2
c. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 3
d. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 4
e. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 5
f. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 6
g. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 7
h. Spell Bee Competition (Summer) for class 8

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 spelling 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

How to participate in Spell Bee Competition?

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 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 Spell Bee, 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 Spell Bee Competition

The CREST International Spell Bee competition syllabus is uploaded on the website for students in grades 1-8. The exam syllabus consists of interesting sections like Word Champ, Spell Spies, Sound Check, Spellacadabra, Spell-o-Spell, Word Connection, Word Makeup, Mingle-Mangle, PictureSpeak, etc.

Students can also find a Spell Bee words list on the syllabus page. A separate word list is there for each grade. About 80% of questions will come from the given Spell Bee words list.

Each section in the syllabus of the CREST International Spell Bee has its own set of marking standards. The number of questions to be asked from each section varies for every grade. For a detailed understanding of the Spell Bee competition exam pattern, students can visit the marking scheme page on the website. Each section detail and other relevant information are provided on the page for grades 1-8. Also, there is no negative marking in the CREST Spell Bee (Summer).

Dates & Fee for Spell Bee Competition

The exam dates for CREST International Spell Bee Competition (CSB) for the Academic Year 2022-23 are as given below:

Level 1 exam dates 1st Jul 2022
19th Jul 2022
Level 2 exam date 17th Aug 2022
Last date for registration It is advisable to register for the exam before June. 
Level 1 answer key dates 21st Jul 2022 - 22nd Jul 2022
Level 2 answer key dates 19th Aug 2022 - 20th Aug 2022
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 Spell Bee Competition?

To prepare for the CREST International Spell Bee (CSB), students should read books, learn new vocabulary & practice previous years’ question papers. Students must follow a proper study routine and do regular revisions.

For the preparation for a Rapid Fire Round of CSB, students must give 2 free practice tests available. This will help them become familiar with the type of questions asked in this round. CREST Olympiads is the only platform that conducts Rapid-Fire round.

Olympiad Exam Sample Paper
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Olympiad Exam Previous Year Paper
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Answer Keys and Results for Spell Bee Competition

Students can check the CREST International Spell Bee Olympiad answer keys for grades 1-8 on the website of CREST Olympiads. Answer keys for CREST Olympiads are usually released within 1-2 weeks of the actual examination. This is a one-of-a-kind method for students to check their answers before the final results are announced. Candidates can forecast their Spell Bee exam scores in advance.

The results of the CREST International Spell Bee (CSB) examination can be checked by going to the website of CREST Olympiads and logging in with the students' credentials. Students can then see their Level 1 & Level 2 scores in the performance section of the dashboard. After a month from the announcement of the last answer key date, the results are made public.

Olympiad Prizes

CREST Olympiads announces exciting awards worth USD 530,000. There are awards for the top 50% of the students participating in the CREST Olympiads exams. CREST Olympiads recognize students with Gift Vouchers, Merit Certificates, Trophies, Medals, ‘Honorable mention’ Digital Certificates, etc. for their accomplishment in the CREST Olympiads exams. Each participant is also given a digital participation certificate. Students can check Olympiad awards for CREST Spell Bee Competition (CSB) by visiting the awards page on the website.

Spell Bee Competition FAQs

1. Who is eligible to participate in the Spell bee examination?

Students of Grades 1-8 can participate in the CREST International Spell Bee - Summer (CSB).

2. I have already paid the registration fee but due to some reason will not be able to attempt the examination. What is the refund policy?

Once registration is done there will be no refund granted under any circumstances.

3. How to know my Spell Bee results?

To view your CREST International Spell Bee - Summer (CSB) result:
Login with your credentials on https://www.crestolympiads.com/login
Go to Dashboard -> Performance -> Results -> Select CSB > Select CSB Level 1/CSB Level 2 & result page will show up.

4. I want to participate in the Spell Bee examination. I have already paid the fees. What should I do next?

Once you’ve done the CREST International Spell Bee - Summer (CSB) registration, follow the below steps:
You have to first login to your dashboard at https://www.crestolympiads.com/login
Go to Book Slot/Take Exam. Choose from the given exam dates & book an exam slot as per your own convenience.

5. My son comes under the category of Special Needs. Can he participate in the CREST Spell Bee examination?

CREST Olympiads is the only platform that conducts Spell Bee competitions for Special Needs children. Students with special needs can participate in the CREST International Spell Bee (Summer).

6. How can I contact you in case of any queries?

Send us an email at info@crestolympiads.com or call us at +91-9818294134 and we'll be more than happy to assist you.

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