CREST International Spell Bee - Winter Class 5 Previous Year Papers

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Section 1: Spell Bee Words for Class 5

There are a variety of questions based on the following word list and about 70%-80% of questions will come from this list. Different format of questions are available here. The words are alphabetically arranged.

Abdomen, absence, accelerator, accent, access, accordion, acquire, adage adjustable, adore, aerobics, alimentary, allergies, allowance, altar, alter, although, amnesia, amputation, amusingly, anaemia, animated, annual, antenna, antibiotics, antique, antiquity appreciation, approaching, arboreal, armadillo, arouse, artificial, ascent, aspersion, assume, asthma, astride, attire attribute, autograph avalanche, aversion, Banquet, barely, barley, beacon, beige, believer, benefit, beverage, bilateral, binge, blemish, blizzard, blooper blunder, bounce, boycott, brainstorm, brilliant briskness, budge, burdensome, Calories, camouflage, canopy, capacious, carnation, carnival cathedral, cease, censor, changeable, chaos, characterization, chuckle, clarinet, cling, , cola nut, colander, collateral, comestible, communicable, compass, compassionate, Compliant complicated, compost, concerned, concession, conclusion, condensation, congestion, consent, considerable, consistent, consort, conspire, constable, constant, construction, consumer, contented, contention, contest, continuity, contour, contrast, contribute, convenience, conversion, conviction, coral, cordial, correlative, counterfeit, crave, crescent, cringe, cruiser, crunch, crux cuisine, culinary, cumin, curtail, Dagger, dazed decorative, defensive, delirious, delivery, demur, departure, depot, derogative, descent, designer, desperate, destination, destruction, detestable, device devise devotee, devotional, diabetes, diffident, diligent, dingy, discard, discriminatory, dismal, disorder, disparate, dispatch, disposal, dissident, domesticated, donation, dope, drastic, dreaded, dribble, dromedary, drowsy, drudge drum, Eagerness, earnestly, edible, electrolyte electromagnetic, elegance, elegy, elementary, elevate, elevation, elicit, embarrassed, emigrant, empower, encounter, endanger, endangered, enhance, enlarge, enriching, enthusiastic, entrust, envelope, epicure, estimate, eternal, ethical, ethics, eulogy, evaluate, exalted, exasperated, excessive, exclamation, exclusive, excretory, exhaustion, exile, exorbitant, expectation, experienced, experimental, explicit, exposure, extension, extinction, extract, extravagance, extreme, extrovert, Facade, facilitate, falcon, fallacy, fanfare, fascinate, fatal, faultless, faulty, favourable, fennel, fierce, flair, flammable, floundering, flutter, focussed, foliage, foretell, foreword, foster, fragility, fragment, fraternity, fringe, fruitful, fumble, furnace, furore, Gabble, gait, gambol, garnish, generation, grapple, grudge, gullible, Haggard, hallmark, hamper, harass, harmony, hasten, hatred, hectic, herald, heretic, hew, hibernation, hideous, hinge, hoarse, hone, horizontal, hostile, huddle, hurdle, hypothesis, Identical, identification, idyllic iguana illegible, illicit, imaginary, imbibe, immediate, immunity, impair, impartial, impasse, impede, impractical, impunity, inaugurate, incite, incriminate, inculcate, Indefinable, inept, inequality, inertia, infer, infirmary, infliction, informative, infringe, infuriate, ingenuous, insignificant, insincere, insinuate, inspire, instigate, integrity, intensity, intercept, interfere, intrude, invariable, invent, invention, inverted investigation, invincible, irrelevant, Jab, Jocular, jovial, joyful, joyless judicious, Kindle, kinetic, knave, knotty, Laconic, lament, landmark, languid, latte, laudable, lavender, leach legion, leisurely, lethal, lethargic, liberty, limerick, listless, longevity, lucid, lunar, lustre, luxurious, Magnanimous, magnify, malice, maltreat, manor, marinate, martyr, mascot, memorable, menace, mercy, mesh, metallurgy metamorphosis, microbes, mirthless, misfire, monarch, monotonous, moped, morality, morose, mortar motionless, mustered, mutter, mystify, mythical, Nail-biting, nail clipper, nasal, natal nourishing, novelty, nuisance, Obedience, obese, obliterate, oblivion, observation, obsolete, obstruct, occupation, onus, opera, opine, opossum, opposition, oppressive, orangutan, ordinary, oregano, orthodox, oscillate, outburst, overdue, overturn, Pace, pacify, palpable, pamper, pamphlet, pangolin, panicky, panorama, paragraph, parody, particular, pedestal, pelt, pelvic, pendulum, perceptible, perfume, peril, perishable, permanent, perpetual, pestle, pillion, placid, platypus, pledge, plenteous, pliers, possessed, potential, poverty, practice pragmatic, practice, predatory, predecessor, preface, presence, preservative, presume, prison, probably, proceed, prophecy, prophet, protest, protractor, provident, prowess, punctuation, purview, Quantum, quarrelsome, Rainforests, raven, reciprocal, rectitude, reef, referee, refined, reign, rein reliable, relieved, relinquish, rendition, repellent, repose, resort, respiratory, responsibility, restore restrain, resurgent, retain, retarded, revamp, revealing, rhea rigorous, rustle, résumé, Saffron, sarcastic saunter, saute, scalpel, scavenger, scent, sceptic, scorn, scoundrel, scribble, scruffy, scythe, seasoning, sensor sentimental, serious, serpentine, servile, sewing, shimmered, shocking, shortage, shuffle siege, significant, situation, snare snuggle, solace, solemn, spanner, sparkling, spate, specialist, spirit, sprawling, squalid, stationary, stationery, sternly, stingy, stomp, strife, struggle, suffocate, superlative, survey, swivel, synthesiser, Tangible, tarnish, tasteless, taunt, temper tempting, tenable, tentacle, tenure, thoroughly, thoughtless, threadbare, threshold, thrilled, thrive, tiresome, tolerate, tonne, topography, toucan, traditional, transition, transpire, treason, treasury, trombone, tsunami, turmoil, tuxedo, twinge, Ultra, unconfined, undergrowth, unleash, unravel, unremarkable, unsteady, unusual, unwind, uproar, utilise, Vacillate, valediction, vase, vegetation, vertical, vicarious, violet, vocalise, Wary, windpipes, withdraw, wither, withhold, withstand, woodwind, worthy, wreath, wrench

Section 2

It's a Get, Set, Spell! section wherein students would be required to listen to audio and write the spellings of the word asked. The accent used in the audio files is Indian.
This section will be based on the above-given word list.

Upto 20%-30% of the questions may have words outside of the above list. For any improvements or suggestions, do write to us at

Please note that 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.

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


Correct the misspelt word in the given sentence and choose the option with its meaning:

Did you know that permanent treatment for obesity and diabetes is avalaible at the new hospital?


How many meaningful words can you make by adding an 'e' to the following (without changing the order of the letters)?

synthsiser, tolration, wary, temprary, survival, stethscope


Choose the right combination to make a meaningful word:

1. ness
2. equal
3. ful
4. home
5. ty
6. forget


Choose the misspelt word/s in the given sentence:

They ensure that the milk you get is absolutely pure and safe by adhearing to all safety procedures from collection to delivery.


Match the words with their synonyms:

1. significant
2. consistent
3. compelling

a. interesting
b. consequential
c. unchanging


Which option has letters that you can rearrange to form the name of a thing you find in the kitchen?


Choose the incorrectly spelt word:


Match the words with their meanings:

1. coral
2. canopy
3. furnace

a. an enclosed structure in which material can be heated to very high temperatures
b. a cover fixed over a seat or bed, etc. for shelter or decoration
c. a substance like rock, formed in the sea by groups of particular types of small animal, often used in jewellery


Find out the number of misspelt words in the given set of words and multiply the answer by 2:

siege, changable, amputation, biege, charitable, appreciation


Choose the incorrectly spelt word:

Your Score: 0/10

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:


Download the CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) competition previous year paper pdf for class 5 from this page. Along with the questions, the answer key is also provided.

Class 5 CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) competition previous year papers are a great resource to help children achieve better results. The following are some benefits of solving past years papers -

  1. The reaction time of students to answer a question improves. As a result, students are able to complete the entire paper in a given time.
  2. Plays a major role in assessing the current exam preparation level.
  3. To gain a competitive edge in the CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) competition exam for class 5, students must practice previous years papers.

Additional Preparation Resource

  1. CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) 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 (Winter) competition past year paper pdf for class 5.

Answers to Previous Year Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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