CREST International Spell Bee - Winter

CREST International Spell Bee - Winter

CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) 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. 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 (Winter) are:

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

b. India’s first online proctored Spell Bee exam (Winter).

c. Online 'Get, Set, Spell!' round.

d. One level of exam.

e. Objective-type test that the students need to complete in 60 minutes.

f. 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.

g. The accent used in all the audio questions will be Indian.

The exam consists of two sections:

1. Section-1: Spell Bee (55 minutes) - Multiple Choice Questions

2. Section-2: Get, Set, Spell! (5 minutes) - Audio based questions. The student needs to hear the sentence and write the spelling asked.

CREST International Spell Bee Competition (Winter) Highlights

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

The CREST International Spelling Bee competition (Winter) is conducted with the motive of nourishing kids' English proficiency.

Eligibility Criteria for the Level 1 CREST International Spell Bee (Winter)

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

b. CREST Olympiads allow both school and individual registration.

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

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

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

Why CREST International Spell Bee Winter?

Can we imagine living in a muted world or a world where there is no defined meaning for the words we are speaking? It would be a chaos and meaningless world. Wouldn't it be? Hence, we all do realise the importance of all the words that we read, write or speak on a daily basis in our day to day life. And this even proves that without proper words, our life would be very difficult.

For building the foundation of our language skills even knowing the basic words like 'a', 'the', etc. are important. 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.

In our day-to-day life we must have heard this sentence quite often that "his/her vocabulary is so good". Now, how to make our vocabulary strong? For this, Spell Bee examinations are necessary. They enhance students' vocabulary and making them capable of putting across their thoughts more clearly with uninvited advice. Studying for Spell Bee examinations makes us realize our potential mistakes in confusing spellings like Accommodate, Misspell, Pronunciation, Calendar, Privilege, Embarrass and many more.

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 Spelling Bee Competition (Winter)?

Registration of Students through schools: Students from classes 1-8 are eligible to give CREST International Spell Bee (Winter). 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 Spelling Bee Competition (Winter)

The CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) syllabus is available on the website for grades 1-8. The exam syllabus consists of interesting sections like Word Puzzle, Word Twins, Word Fusion, Back to the Roots, Spell-probe, Jumble Tumble, etc. Students must follow the prescribed syllabus to ensure better marks in the exam.

Spell Bee words list for grades 1-8 is also available on the syllabus page. The word list serves as the foundation for many questions and between 70-80% of the questions will originate from it.

Each section in the syllabus of the CREST International Spelling Bee (Winter) has its own set of marking standards. The number of questions to be asked from each section varies for every grade. For a better understanding of the Spelling Bee competition exam pattern, students can visit the marking scheme page. Each section detail is provided on the page for grades 1-8.

Dates & Fee for Spelling Bee Competition

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

Level 1 exam dates 3rd January 2023
7th February 2023
Last date for registration It is advisable to register for the exam before December. 
Level 1 answer key dates 10th-11th Feb 2023
Level 1 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 Spelling Bee Competition?

To prepare for the CREST International Spell Bee (Winter), students should read books, learn new English words & practice previous years’ question papers. Students while preparing for the examination should be dedicated and focused. Also, having adequate sleep and a proper diet plays an important role during the preparation.

For the preparation for a Get, Set, Spell! round of CSBW, students must give 2 free practice tests available. This will help them become familiar with the type of questions asked in this round. In this round, especially the listening skill of the students is examined.

Olympiad Exam Sample Paper
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Answer Keys and Results for Spelling Bee Competition

The CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) Olympiad answer keys can be checked by students on the website of CREST Olympiads. CREST Olympiads mostly release the answer keys within 1 week after the actual examination is held. This is a unique way to enable students to check their answers before the actual results are declared. Candidates can beforehand predict their marks in the CSBW examination.

After the CSBW examination is conducted, the results can be checked by visiting the CREST Olympiads website and logging in with students' credentials. Students can then check their Level 1 results in the performance section of the dashboard. Generally, CREST Olympiads take around 1 month to publish the results from the last answer key date.

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 (CSBW) by visiting the awards page on the website.

Spelling Bee Competition FAQs

1. 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 - Winter (CSBW) 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.

2. 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 (Winter).

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

Send us an email at info@crestolympiads.com or call us at +91-98182-94134 and we'll be more than happy to assist you.

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