CREST International Spell Bee - Summer Class 6 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 6

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

STEM Words: agrarian, apiculture, artery, bone, cartilage, conservation, conversation, cowshed, cultivation, cultivator, deforestation, equipment, exploitation, farmland, femur, ferry, fishery, freight, funnel, galaxy, gland, haulage, horticulture, husbandry, immunology, intestine, irrigation, kidney, ligament, liver, livestock, logistics, malnutrition, manure, measure, meteorology, nerve, observatory, pancreas, pasture, peninsula, pesticide, petroleum, pipette, plateau, plough, pollution, portable, preservation, printer, sandpaper, scanner, seismology, shipment, shuttle, skeleton, skull, spleen, stylus, telecommunication, tissue, vertebrate

Professionals/Doctors: anaesthesiologist, cardiologist, collector, dermatologist, gynaecologist, mathematician, nephrologist, neurologist, obstetrician, oncologist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, pastor, paediatrician, pharmacist, professor, psychiatrist, radiologist, receptionist, veterinarian, waitress

Government and Economy: amendment, census, citizenship, debt, defence, demonstration, document, election, electorate, executive, government, representative, troupe

Education: guidance, literacy, pedagogy, progress, schooling, vocabulary, vocation

Words from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: blubber, campaign, demonstrate, extinguisher, gimmick, Halloween, intelligence, legitimate, neighbourhood, pretzel, sarcastic, treasurer, underneath

Prefix: ante(date, etc.), de(motivate, etc.), dis(integrate, etc.), epi(dermis, etc.), fore(word, etc.), hyper(active, etc.), im(patient, etc.), main(land, etc.), mis(interpret, etc.), omni(potent, etc.), para(dox, etc.), re(unite, etc.), semi(conscious, etc.), sub(merge, etc.), thermo(meter, etc.), under(graduate, etc.), up(bringing, etc.), un(desirable, abashed, abated, abridged, principled, etc.) re(former, try, etc.) in(sufficient, ability, accuracy, activity, action, etc.), dis(abuse, ablement, junction, honest, etc.)

Suffix (acy, al, ary, gamy, hood, ial, ist, ment, ship): fall(acy), accident(al), fiction(al), region(al), second(ary), poly(gamy), child(hood), mother(hood), editor(ial), hero(ism), art(ist), accomplish(ment), refine(ment), scholar(ship), grate(ful), dread(ful), appear(ance), perform(ance), national(ity), acknowledge(ment), express(ion), remark(able), achieve(ment), endur(ance), amuse(ment), arrange(ment), annoy(ance), regret(fully), regrett(able), regret(ful), access(ible), transfer(able), impression(able), accept(able), friendli(ness), friendless, friend(ly), require(ment)

Adjectives: abundant, acceptable, acceptance, accessible, accompany , advantageous, adventurous, aggressive, agricultural, amiable, ample, ancient, anonymous, antique, anxious, apparent, apparent, arid, arrogant, barren, bemused, beneficial, biodegradable, biological, bizarre, boisterous, burning, burnt , cautious, challenging, changeable, chronological, civic, classic, climactic , clumsy, comfortable, commercial, compact, competent, complicated, concise, conspicuous, constant, contagious, contemporary, continuous, convenient, cordial, courageous, courteous , crowded, cumulative, cunning, curious, dangerous, defiant, delicious, dense, desperate, desperate, diligent, dimension, disastrous, distinct, distinguished, drastic, educative, eerie, efficient, embarrassing, enthusiastic, equivalent, ethical, ethnic, ethnic, excellent, extinct, extraordinary, extraordinary, fabulous, faithful, federal, federal, feeble, feminine, fierce, flamboyant, floral, forbidden, fundamental, further, futile, gaseous, generous, glamorous, handsome, haughty, hazardous, hilarious, hoarse, horrible, hostile, imaginative, immanent, immediate, immense, imminent, indecisive, indulgent, inept, inevitable, ingenious, innocent, interim, interior, jealous, jovial, languid, legislative, lethal, literal, massive, maximum, meagre, mediocre, mere, mischievous, miserable, monotonous, naturalistic, nervous, nimble , noisy, numerous, obstinate, onward, operational, optimistic, partial, popular, powerful, precious, precise, preferable, preliminary, primitive, proclaim, professional, prominent, puny, recyclable, redundant, reluctant, remote, resolute, rhythmic, rigorous, rural, rustic, sanitary, satisfactory, scientific, significant, solar, spacious, splendid, squeaky, squeaky, stationary, studious, stylish, subsequent, superior, suspicious, swollen, systematic, tangible, treacherous, unanimous, unbelievable, undernourished, unique, unique, unitary, unruly, unsuccessful, unsustainable, urban, vague, vibrant, vital

Adverbs: accidentally, alternatively, consequently, desperately, especially, immediately, internally, obviously, scarcely, separately, sincerely

Nouns: abortion, abroad, access, acknowledgement, acquaintance, admiration, adolescent, adventure, advertising, advocate, aggravation, agony, alimony, allegiance, allergy, alliance, alternative, ambition, amendment, anecdote, anguish, anguish, anxiety, apparel, appliance, aquifer, arena, aristocracy, assent, assumption, attorney, audience, authority, bankruptcy, bankruptcy, bard, bartender, beacon, bibliography, biodiversity, bough, boulevard, breath, butcher, capability, capacity, caravan, caution, ceiling, cemetery, ceremony, chamber, choir, chunk, citation, clarification, clarity, climate, coalition, commander, commentary, commerce, commoner, component, composure, concentration, conclusion, confectioner, conflict, consensus, consent, consequence, conservationist, contentment , context, controversy, convenience, convention, convoy, correspondent, couplet, coupon, crisis, defendant, deluge, descendant, despair, dialogue, discretion, discrimination, disgust, dissent, distinction, diversity, dynasty, echo , edition, effectiveness, elegy, elevator, emergency, emigration, enterprise, environmentalist, equipment, esteem, ethics, excess, excuse, executive, existence, expanse, expedition , experience, exploration, explosion, exposure, extinction, fantasy, faucet, fence, freckle, genre, gesture, glimpse, governor, gratitude, grief, guilty, habitat, hairdryer, hangar, harmony, headache, hive, hoax, hygiene, hyphen, illusion, independence, influence, ingenious, ingredient, injury, innovation, intermission, investigation, invitation, judiciary, kennel, kiosk, knack, league, leeway, legislation, leisure, liberty, likeness, locality , longevity, majority, manor, marriage, mechanic, migration, mileage, millionaire, miniature, minute, misery , missile, morale, museum, myth, nobility, nursery , obstacle, omniscient, onset, optimism, orchestra, paragraph, parody, patient, peak, pedestrian, penalty, phantom, pharmacist, poverty, predicament, preface, prejudice, pressure, priority, psychology, quest, questionnaire, refuge, remorse, requirement, rogue , sailor, salvage, sanctuary, sapling, siege, significance, situation, souvenir, specification, spree, subordinate, superintendent, surface, swarm, sword, tannery, teaspoon, terrain, thorn, trait, trophy, variety, vault, vegetable, verdict, verdict, verge, villain, violence, volley, vow, wrinkle

Verbs: abandon, abstain, accommodate, accommodate, accomplish, accumulate, acknowledge, acquire, adapt, adhere, adjourn, afford, anticipate, anticipate, appeal, appoint, ascend, attribute, blemish, boycott, breathe, capture, cheapen, collaborate, collapse, collide, commend, compose, compromise , concede, conquer, conserve, contaminate, crackle, cringe, crouch, cultivate, deceive, demonstrate, deplete, deposit, designate, deteriorate, diminish, disassemble, dissemble, dissolve, distinguish, dominate, dwell, elaborate, elude, embitter, embolden, engrave, enhance, envy, escape, evaporate, evolve, exaggerate, exaggerate, excel, excel, exhibit, exhort, exploit, express, falter, faze , finance, flaunt, gaze, grimace, guarantee, hammer, harness, ignite, immigrate, improvise, interrogate, interrupt, intimidate, liberate, license, linger, loathe, lure, manipulate, marvel, mesmerise, mimic, misbehave, mumble, neglect, negotiate, originate, perceive , permeate, persecute, persuade, persuade, plummet, plunder, possess, predict, propel, prosecute, prosper, provoke, pursue, quiver, quote, recount, reinforce, respite, restrain, retaliate, retrieve, shudder, snore, soothe, sprinkle, sprout, squawk, straggle, strive, struggle, supplement, terminate, transform, transform, transport, vacate, vaccinate, vacillate, vanquish, wreathe, wrestle, yarn, yield

Synonyms: abstinence- sobriety, affinity- accord, bewilder-perplex, conscious-aware, dilapidated- shabby, disciple-follower, embellish-decorate, evoke- stimulate, fatigue-tiredness, gratitude-thankful, hilarious- hysterical, humility-humble, persuade-convince, scatter-disperse, unlucky-unfortunate

Antonyms: admonish- acclaim, afflict-please, applaud-blame, bliss- agony, compulsory-voluntary, courage-cowardice, courteous-discourteous, desperate- hopeful, desultory- methodical, embarrass-delight, generous-stingy, impervious- penetrable, important-trivial, servile-dominant

Proverbs: A bad excuse is better than none at all, A drowning man will clutch at a straw, A fool may earn money, but it takes a wise man to spend it, A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile, A man in debt is caught in a net, A rolling stone gathers no moss, A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Appearances can be deceptive, Barking dogs seldom bite, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Better to be poor and healthy rather than rich and sick, Cowards die many times before their death, Discretion is the better part of valour, Don’t place all your eggs in one basket, Familiarity breeds contempt, Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

Idioms: a blessing in disguise, a flash in the pan, birds of a feather flock together, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, don't cry over spilt milk, drag one’s feet, face the music, get a taste of your own medicine, go against the grain, hand in glove, hold your horses, move heaven and earth, play devil's advocate, the devil is in the details, the elephant in the room, there's no such thing as a free lunch, turn a deaf ear, when pigs fly

Compound Words: adjustable, backspace, bulkhead, changeable, comfortable, considerable, disagreement, farmhouse, farmyard, fashionable, framework, full moon, gallstone, gearshift, handcuff, headquarters, honeycomb, honourable, keystroke, moreover, noticeable, omnipotent, pay check, quarrelsome, serviceable, shortbread, sundown, sunstroke, superego, tailcoat, turnkey, unbelievable, undercharge, undercover, upmarket, upstream, warfare, warlike, washboard, widespread

Homonyms & Homophones: alter-altar, compliment- complement, course-coarse, elicit-illicit, eminent-imminent, flower-flour, grown-groan, hoarse-horse, loan-lone, match-match, meddle-medal, meet-meat, pale-pail, peace-piece, principle-principal, weak-week

Words with Silent Letters: apostle, circuit, colonel, consign, diaphragm, feign, gnaw, hedge, hymn, knuckle, pneumonia, raspberry, wrestle, yolk

Double Letter Words: allegiance, applaud, battalion, battalion, brilliant, dissolve, illusion, illustration, obsession, occasion, occult, seer, skiing, strolling, summit, unforgettable, upkeep, webbed

Evil Words (Words likely to be spelt incorrectly): gaggle, obstacle, optimism, precipitation, renaissance, scrubber, shoal

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 1-5. 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


Find the number of misspelt words:

apparal, accummulate, benificial, campain, discretion, commentery


Choose the correct suffix to form a meaningful word:



Choose the antonym of the word:



Find the number of correctly spelt words:

compliment, coartyard, boalster, hospitality, sarcasam, diject


Complete the idiom:

Today I got _______________ for being late.


Complete the proverb:

a bad workman always ______________________


Find the number of correctly spelt words:

transparant, polythene, enclause, sprout, technology, ancklet


Choose the correct compound word:


Select the correct spelling for the image:


Select the correct spelling for the image:

Your Score: 0/10

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:


Students can download the CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition previous year paper pdf for class 6 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.

Previous year papers are very useful as they help students to prepare better for the Olympiad exams. Olympiads are challenging, competitive exams for students. Thus, referring to the CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition previous year paper for class 6 helps students develop the knowledge and abilities needed to ace the CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition.

Past year papers are the finest resources for helping students revise the syllabus through practicing questions, familiarizing themselves with the marking scheme and amplifying their preparation level.

Additional Preparation Resource

  1. CREST International Spell Bee (Summer) competition Worksheets Package for class 6 - 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 6.

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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