CREST International Spell Bee - Winter Class 8 Sample Paper

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Section 1: Spell Bee Words for Class 8

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.

Abbreviation, aberration, abhor, ablution, abominable, aboriginal, abrasive, abstract, abyss, accentuated, accession, accomplice, acquaint, acquaintance, adept, adolescent advantageous, affliction, affluent, ageist, agitation, aglow, agoraphobia, albatross, aloofness, ambiguous, amid, analogy, ancestry, announce, anthropology, antipathy, antiquated, apathetic, apoplexy, appropriation, arachnophobia, arbitrate, archaic, archive, arsenal, artifice, aspiration, aspire, assassination, astounding, astute, atrophy, audacious, avarice, Backlash, behemoth, belligerent, bemuse, benign, beryllium, betrayal, bewitched, bibliography, bicentennial, billionaire, biography, blanch, bondage, boomerang, bougainvillea, brutal, bulldoze, buoyant, bustle, bête noire, Calligraphy, callous, calumny, canny, canvass, captivating, carfare, caricature, cassowary, catalogue, catharsis, caucus, chassis, chastise, chemotherapy, choirboy, chronic, circumscribe, circumvent, claustrophobia, clergy, coherent, coiffure, collage, collision, colossal, combustion, commemorate, commend, commensurate, complementary, complimentary, composed, composure, comrade, conceited, concentric, conceptually, concierge, concurring, condemn, confederation, confound, conjecture, conjoint, connive, connoisseur, conscientious, conscription, conservative, conserve, console, conspire, constellation, constituent, constrain, construe, consul, contemporary, contender, contradictory, contravene, contrive, controversy, conundrum, conventional, convergent, convincing, convoluted convulsion, corroborate, corrugate, cowardice, cranky, crescent, croquette, crucifixion, culmination, culpable, Dainty, daunted, dawdle, dazzling, debacle, debonair, debutant, decommission, defray, dejection, delectable, demagogue, dementia, demolish, derby, dermis, descendant, deserving, despicable, detective, detrimental, devastate, deviate, devotion, dexterous, dialect, dialectologist, didactic, dilapidated, diminutive, disarm, discerning, disciple, discordant, disgruntled, disinherit, dissipate, distant, distinguish, disyllabic, diurnal, divergent, divert, docile, doctrine, doomed, downsize, draught, dreary, ductile, dunce, Earmuffs, eccentric, economical, egregious, elicit, eligibility, eloquence, emancipate, emollient, enamel, enchanted endearing, enduring, energise, enervate, enervating, enigmatic enlightened, ensemble, enticing, entomologist, enunciate, envisage, ephemeral, equilibrium, estuary, euthanasia, eventful, evolved, excruciating, exhilarating, expatriate, expository, exterminate, Facet, facetious, factoid, famished, façade, felicity, fervent, fidelity, flavonoids, flounce, fluctuate, fluorescent. forebode, forgiving, forsake, fracas, fraudulent, frivolous, fructose, fulminate, futuristic, Gabardine, garrulous, gauche, georgette, geranium, ghastly gingerly, glamorous, gratuity, grenadier, Hallucination, haste, heinous, heist, hermitage, hiss, histrionic homoeopathy, hydrophobia, hypochondria, hypotenuse, hypothalamus, hysterical, Idiolect, illogical, illumine, imagery, imitation, immaculate, impeccable, imperious, impertinent, impetus, implacable, impotent, impromptu, inchoate, indict, indignation, indispensable, inedible, ingenious, insomnia, intentional, interlocutor, intermittent, intonation, intransigent, invalidate, invigorating, irrevocable, isolation, janitor, Jeopardise, jewfish, jinx, Knapsack, Lacklustre, landlubber, lanky, lavish, lecherous, legalistic, legendry, leguminous, leukaemia, linchpin, linguist, liquorice, loathsome, lowbrow, lucrative, ludicrous, lumber, lustrous, Malicious, malignity, malodorous, maniac, manoeuvre, marsupial, mea culpa, megalomania, megawatt, menacing, mentee, merchandise, metalloid, meteoroid, mileage, millennium, misogynist, misquote, moderation, moist, monumental, muesli, murmur, mutilate Nasturtium, nebulous, negligence, negligent, nemesis, neophyte, nimble, nonchalant, nostalgic, nougat, novice, numismatist, Obituary, obscure, occurrence, odour, oenophile, oesophagus, offbeat, offshoot, onerous, originate, ornithologist, ostentatious, outrageous, Padre, palliate, paradigm, parched, parlance, parole, patronise, pedlar, penultimate, penurious, perplex, perseverance, perspicuous, persuasive, pertain, phenomenon, philanthropist, philatelist, philistine, philologist, philosopher, phosphoric, physiognomy, plagiarised, plume, plummet, poise, populace, porpoise, portcullis, portfolio, portmanteau, posterity, posthumously, postnuptial, pouffe, poultice, practical, precipitate, precursor, predicament, preponderance, preposterous, pretext, probability, proficient, progeny, prognosis, promptness, propaganda, prosecution, prosper, protocol, pulverised, Quaking, quibble, quintile, Rancour, ravenous, ravine, rebuff, recede, recompose, recondite, recuperate, recurrent, rehabilitation, reinstate, rejuvenate, relent, remoteness, renegade, renounce, renovate, repercussion, reprehensible, reprieve, repugnant, repulsive, requisition, residue, resilient, respectable, resplendent, resuscitation, retardation, retribution, revelation, reverberate, revere, reverie, revulsion, rhetoric, rhombus, rival, ruffian, Sabotage, sacrilege, salubrious, sanctimonious, sangfroid, sanguine, sauntering, scabbard, scholarly, scullery, segregation, senile, sensible, serendipity, sherpa, shirk, shuck, shudder, shun, silhouette, simulate, simulator, simulcast, sinuate, skedaddle, skilful, skulduggery, sleazebag, sleuthing, slingback, sloganeering, sluggish, smithereens, smokestack, snivelling, snorkelling, soapsuds, sobriquet, solicit, somersault, sophisticated, soppy, sparse, spectre, spendthrift, spontaneous, spurious, spurn, squadron, stagger, stalemate, stalwart, steak, stellar, stenographer, stoic, strand, strident, stunted, stupendous, subjective, subjugate, submissive, subterfuge, succumb, sumptuous, supernatural, surmount surreptitious, surveillance, susceptible, sycophantic, symmetrical, symphony, symptom, syndrome, Tandem, technophile, technophobe, teetotaller, telepathy, temperament, tenacious, tessellate, tetrahedron, therapeutic, thesaurus, thesis, thingamajig, thistledown, thrift, thumbscrew, thumping, tiddlywinks, timidity, tormentor, towering, treachery, treason, tremendous, trepidation, trespassers, trigonometry, tryst, turbulence, turbulent, turgid, turncoat, tussle, tutee, tutelage, Ubiquitous, uncivilised, undertake, unerringly, unguent, unlettered, unobtrusive, unpretentious, unrelenting, untoward, upbraid, uprising, urbane, usher, Valiant, valuation, vampire, vanish, vanquish, venerate, vengeance, verbiage, verbosity, verily, vestibule, vestige, veteran, vibrant, virile, virulent, Voilà, voluptuous, voracity, vulnerable, voluminous, Wanderlust, warble, watchful, waver, weariness, wiles willowy, winsome, wiry, witless, witticism, woo, woodlouse, wrangle, wreak, wriggle, writhe, Xenophobia, Zealot, zeppelin

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


Choose the correct prefix and suffix to make a meaningful word:

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1. ant 2. un 3. ful 4. mis 5. able 6. ir 7. dis


Find out the number of misspelt words in the sentence:

The sign said that the property was under surveillance and that tresspassers would be prosecuted.


Choose the correct word for the given image:


In which option are the given words arranged in alphabetical order?

1. hostage 2. horrify 3. horsemanship 4. hospitable


Choose the misspelt word/s in the given sentence:

They adviced the parents to get their children vaccinated as per the recommended schedule.


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

The Dalai Lama is of the view that cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others spontaniously puts the mind at ease and is the ultimate source of equanimity.


Match the words with their synonyms:

1. devastated   a. showy
2. frantic         b. desperate
3. ostentatious c. heartbroken


Choose the right combination to make a meaningful word:

1. ed 2. renew 3. able 4. measure 5. al 6. human 7. ity


What is the meaning of the word that can be formed from the given letters?



Match the words with their antonyms:

1. exhilarating a. therapeutic
2. detrimental b. tedious
3. untoward    c. appropriate

Your Score: 0/10

Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:


When it comes to the CREST Olympiads it conducts the CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) exam for class 8. Students study from a variety of textbooks in order to ace this test. However, most students overlook the importance of practicing sample papers. Previous year sample papers allow them to get a sense of the exam's level of difficulty.

It is critical for students to review the sample papers available on this website. CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) class 8 sample papers make it easier for students to take the first time.

The answer key for the sample paper is present at the end of the PDF file. Sample papers are essential for students preparing for the CREST International Spell Bee Olympiad exam. Sample papers help students become acquainted with the curriculum and patterns followed.

Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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