CREST International Spell Bee - Summer Class 5 Previous Year Papers

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Level 1: For Level 1, about 80% of questions will come from the word list below.
Level 2: If you reach Level 2, then we believe that you are really good with your spellings. Hence, we are not providing any word list for the Level 2 exam. We would love to see you compete with your peers across India and abroad, and give a brilliant performance.

Section 1: Spell Bee Competition Words for Class 5

Variety of questions based on the following word list. Different format of questions are available here.

STEM Words: appliance, astronomy, atmosphere, broadcasting, canyon, celestial, communication, cosmic, cosmogony, cosmography, crust, degradation, density, electricity, equipment, erosion, extinct, gadget, galaxy, glacier, gravitation, joystick, landmass, livelihood, loam, magma, membrane, microscope, organism, oxygen, revolution, species, toxic, visual, wildlife

Household Items: bedding, blanket, blender, blower, bookcase, ceiling, conditioner, dryer, geyser, mattress, microwave, refrigerator, utensil

Agriculture: agronomy, biofuel, breeding, cereal, decomposition, domestication, drought, fertilizer, gardening, harvest, insecticide, peasant, plantation, poultry, textile

Government Affairs: account, allegiance, article, balance, ballot, budget, cabinet, census, chronicle, chronology, constitution, coordination, court, executive, freedom, judiciary, legislative, liberty, parliament, president, procedure, resemble, strategy

Occupation: accountant, architect, assistant astronomer, beautician, carpenter, chauffeur, engineer, hairdresser, historian, journalist, magician, musician

Words from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: appetite, bouquet, brace, catalogue, complicate, considerate, disappoint, dismantle, embarrass, extinguisher, journal, popularity, ridiculous, scramble, scratch, worthless

Prefix: anti(biotic, dote, etc.) de(escalate, frost, value, etc.) il(legal, logical, etc.), im(possible, etc.), ir(responsible, etc.), mono(chrome, tone, etc.), pre(determine, fix, etc.), re(affirm, discover, turn, etc.), semi(circle, final, etc.), super(star, etc.), trans(port, etc.), tri(cycle, etc.), dis(allow, agree, appear, appoint, connect, comfort, cord, count, cover, lodge, locate, trust, etc.), in(fection, terim, vention, etc.) im(perfect), un(wrap, broken, tangle, etc.)

Suffix (able, age, al, ant, ate, cy, en, ful, ian, ic, ion): accept(able), prevent(able), pilgrim(age), wreck(age), nature(al), vigil(ant), affection(ate), accurate(cy), candidate(cy), strength(en), wonder(ful), library(ian), magic(ian), alcohol(ic), workahol(ic), create(ion), narrate(ion), care(fully), thought(ful), prob(ably), enjoy(ment), advertise(ment), assess(ment), assign(ment), assist(ant), adapta(tion), valid(ity), conspire(acy), adequ(acy), fall(acy), deni(al), remedy(al), tri(al), enorm(ity), abnormal(lity), accountabi(lity), extreme(ity), companion(ship)

Adjectives: abandoned, abnormal, absolute, academic, adjacent, adoring, aggressive, aggressive, ambitious, analytical, ancient, annual, apparent, apparent, apprehensive, appropriate, approximate, approximate, artistic, ashamed, assertive, athletic, attractive, available, baggy, bankrupt, bare, bashful, benevolent, bereft, biodegradable, blissful, boisterous, bountiful, bridal, brilliant , brilliant, brisk, caring, cautious, challenging, clumsy, collateral, comfortable, commercial, compassionate, compatible, competitive, comprehensive, comprehensive, compulsive, compulsory, confident, conservative, conservative, consistent, constant, contagious, contemporary, continent, contrary, controversial, convenient, corporate, cosmic, courageous, courteous, crucial, curious, cynical, dazzling, decisive, defiant, delicate, delighted, desperate, desperate, devastated, devout , different, diffident, digital, disastrous, disposable, disposable, disposable, distinct, distinctive, divorced, dizzy, dominant, domineering, drained, dreadful, drowsy, eager, eligible, elite, embarrassed, emotional, endangered, entangled, equivalent, essential, ethnic, exact, excellent, excellent, excitable , excited, extinct, faithful, familiar, famished, faulty, feeble, ferocious, fiscal, frightened, frightening, frigid, frozen, frustrated, furious, gaudy, generous, generous, genuine , gigantic, gigantic, gleeful, grateful, grateful, gregarious, gullible, hazy, hearty, herbal, hilarious, horrifying, immense, impatient, imperative, impressive, inappropriate, incredible, incredible, independent, industrious, intricate, intrinsic, laxative, loyal, medicinal, mediocre, miniature, mournful, necessary, negligent, noble, nonchalant, numerous, obsolete, opaque, original, passionate, portable, primitive, primitive, profane, progressive, prosperous, radical, rare, realistic, reliable, remarkable, remedial, respective, return, satisfactory, savage, scared, secondary, senseless, severe, shrewd, slender, slippery, societal, sole, solitary, solitary, southern, speechless, squalid, stern, sustainable, technical, thrifty, tolerable, transparent, uneasy, unique, virtual, visual, voluntary, wealthy, weird

Adverbs: adoringly, awkwardly, clumsily, competitively, decisively, easily, everywhere, normally, really, regularly, repeatedly, sometimes, terribly, timidly, usually

Nouns: accent, accommodation, administration, admission, admittance, advertisement, alliance, allusion, ambulance, amity, amusement, analyst, ancestor, anger, annoyance, antithesis, appearance, architecture, argument, assertion, assessment, assignment, assumption, atmosphere, attendance, attorney, aural, avalanche, avenue, bacterium, badge, banger, banquet, blizzard, blockade, blunder, boyhood, bracelet, bribery, bridle, bristle, broccoli, brochure, bruise, bureau, butcher, campaign, candidate, capitalist, captain, career, castle, casualty, cathedral, celebration, celery, century, ceremony, chamber, chancellor, character, charity, charity, chemical, claim, clarity, closure, cluster, colleague, colleague, collision, comfort, community, companion, comparison, competition, competitor, completion, complexity, component, compost, compressor, compulsion, comrade, concept, concern, conference, conference, confession, confession, conflict, conjunction, conscience, constitution, contempt, contentment, contentment, convention, corridor, courage, courtesy, criterion, criterion, cultivation, curfew, curiosity, dearth, decade, dedication, default, defendant, deficient, definition, delegate, delusion, democracy, depression, description, dessert, destination, device, diagram, dietician, difference, digestion, diploma, diplomat, disappointment, disaster, disciple, discipline, discord, discrepancy, disposition, divorce, documentary, droplet, drowning , eagerness, economist, ecstasy, efficacy, embarrassment, emergency, emptiness, enjoyment, enthusiasm, envy, equation, eruption, eruption, exception, excitement, exclamation, existence, expedition, experiment, explanation, faculty, fascination, flora, fraternity, freak, frustration, fundraiser, generation, glare, gratitude, guarantee, guardian, guilt, habitat, havoc, hospitality, hostility, humidity, humility, hurricane, illustration, immigrant, inclusion, inheritance, institution, intelligence, intermission, inventor, island, isolation, journey, language, laughter, lavender, league, length, lightning, literacy, literature, livestock, mammal, marathon, melody, menace, merriment, message, military, minority, mischief, misery, monarch, museum, myth, necessity, numeral, occasion, orphan, pamphlet, panel, panic, parade, paradise, parallel, pasture, patent, paternity, pathogen, pathology, pauper, pause, period, permit, personification, phobia, pleasure, porridge, portrait, possibility, poverty, premium, president, priority, projection, protection, psychologist, purification, puzzle, queue, quotation, recipient, reference , reign, rejoice, relevance, relief, retailer, retention, revolt, routine, satire, scenery, schedule, scheme, scissors, sentiment, sentiment, separation, shelter, sheriff, solitary, sovereign, specialist, statistics, stomach, strategy, substitute, suspicion, sweater, tendency, territory, tornado, trail, trailer, traitor, traitor, utility, vaccine, variant, violence, weight, worship

Verbs: abandon, abdicate, abhor, accelerate, accustom, acknowledge, acquit, advertise, affirm, amass, amend, approach, assemble, astound, bathe, batter, begrudge, behold, belittle, besiege, blaze, blister, blossom, bother, brighten, capture, cherish, chew, collapse, combat, concede, commute, compete, compress, conceal, concentrate, conclude, concoct, condone, contaminate, contribute, convince, criticize, debug, decline, dedicate, deduct, defuse, delight, demolish, demonstrate, descend, detain, devastate, dictate, diffuse, digest, distinguish, distrust, diverge, emerge, enact, encourage, ensure, entitle, escalate, evade, evaluate, exasperate, exhibit explode, express, flourish, forward, foster, glitter, grasp, grizzle, hinder, illuminate, illuminate, include, intrigue, invigilate, lodge, mandate, migrate, navigate, possess, predict, preserve, prohibit, provoke, purchase, quarrel, reassure, receive, recognize, rehearse, reproach, repudiate, respond, restrict, revive, separate, shiver, sparkle, sponsor, squeeze, stare, strengthen, suffocate, surround, sympathize, transfix, wander, whisper

Synonyms: aberrant- deviating, admit-confess, affable- cordial, alike-same, artisan-craftsman, barren-infertile, blunder-mistake, bruise-injury, callous- insensitive, coarse-rough, congenial- sociable, continue-progress, create-invent, credulous-gullible, crumble-collapse, deceive- bluff, delicious-tasty, depart-leave, elegant-graceful, fascinate-attract, fierce-violent, grumpy-irritable, humble-respectful, insight-perception, judicious- cautious, lethargy- idleness, mirth-happiness, obedient-respectful, religious-spiritual, significance-importance, thrill-excitement

Antonyms: abandon- possess, artificial-natural, ascend-descend, attractive-repulsive, beautiful-ugly, bitter-sweet, bravery-cowardice, brazen- modest, brighten-fade, broad-narrow, bully-boost, clumsy-graceful, command-assist, copious- sparse, cruel-compassionate, diabolic-angelic, frighten-comfort, hinder-allow, imperious- humble, innocence- culpability, miserable- jolly, plump-skinny, plunder-protect, protest-agree, regard-ignore, respect- despise, studious-lethargic, tempt-discourage, tremble-calm

Proverbs: A bad workman always blames his tools, A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step, Actions speak louder than words, Adversity and loss make a man wise, All that glitters is not gold, An empty vessel makes much noise, An idle brain is the devil’s workshop, Cleanliness is next to Godliness, Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, Early bird catches the worm, Every cloud has a silver lining, Every man is the architect of his destiny, Fortune favours the brave, Good things come to those who wait, Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, Necessity is the mother of invention, The pen is mightier than the sword, There is no time like the present, To gain something you have to lose something

Idioms: a dime a dozen, a penny saved is a penny earned, a piece of cake, an eye for an eye and a tooth for tooth, barking up the wrong tree, between the devil and the deep blue sea, bite off more than you can chew, blow your own trumpet, burn the candle at both ends, eat like a horse, give someone the benefit of the doubt, head in the clouds, in the same breath, keep someone at arm’s length, left out in the cold, once in a blue moon, pay someone back in his/her own coin, see eye to eye, sell like hot cakes, small cog in a large wheel, take away your breath

Compound Words: armchair, babysitter, babysitter, backfield, background, backhand, backstage, backtrack, backward, backyard, barefoot, basketball blackmail, blueberry, bookbinder, bookkeeper, bootstrap, brainstorm, brainstorm, campfire, candlestick, caretaker, caveman, chairperson, championship, cornmeal, countdown, countdown, counterpart, counterpart, countryside, courtyard, courtyard, crossover, daredevil, dashboard, daytime, dishwasher, downstairs, eardrum, fingernail, flowerpot, guard lighthouse, meanwhile, pancake, popcorn, rail, roommate, roundabout, skateboard, somewhere, spokesperson, successful, suitcase, therefore, underdog, understood

Homonyms & Homophones: accept-except, addition-edition, allowed-aloud, ate-eight, bale-bail, band-bend, break-brake, ceiling-sealing, cellar-seller, cell-sell, cite-site, dear-deer, die-dye, dual-duel, fair-fare, new-knew

Words with Silent Letters: align, ascend, assign, autumn, badge, campaign, Christmas, crescent, cupboard, design, edge, foreign, hustle, kneel, knob, psychology, resign, wreck, wrinkle

Double Letter Words: annul, append, baggage, broom, deed, errand, esteem, heed, hull, immune, juggle, luggage, rugged, savvy

Evil Words (Words likely to be spelt incorrectly): achievement, catastrophe, compassion, description, etiquette, guardian, isthmus, mischief, mosquito, orchestra, repetition, restaurant, sanctuary, trumpet, variety

Miscellaneous: angrily, arguably, backward, beneath, except, occasionally, perhaps, quietly specifically, steadily

Section 2

It's a Rapid Fire section wherein students would be required to listen to audio and write the spellings of the words.

This section will be based on the above-given word list.

Note: The syllabus will also include Word List from Classes 1-4. Upto 20% of the questions may have words outside of the above list. For any improvements or suggestions, do write to us at

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


Complete the proverb:

a bird in the hand is _________________________


Choose the correctly spelt word:


Choose the incorrectly spelt word:


Choose the correctly spelt word:


Choose the correct meaning of the idiom:

burn the candle at both ends


Choose the correct synonym of the given word:



Find the number of correctly spelt words:

discribe, clown, hybiscus, substraction, meterial, greating


Find the misspelt word in the sentence:

The prisoner was subjected to systemetic torture.


Choose the antonym of the given word:



Find the number of misspelt words:

jelous, programme, approppriate, belief, goemetry, convinient

Your Score: 0/10

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:


Why not start preparing for the class 5 CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition exam by practicing the already asked questions? To help students we have the CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition previous year paper available for students in class 5 on this page. The pdf is easily downloadable and it carries questions from the previous year. Also, the answer key for the questions is also provided.

Students can gain a solid understanding of the paper format by examining the CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition past year paper for class 5. Additionally, students can assess their own performance and make improvements to their weaknesses.

Additional Preparation Resource

  1. CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition Worksheets Package for class 5 - 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

Note: Don’t forget to download the CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition past year paper pdf for class 5.

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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