CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO)

International Teacher Olympiads

In the face of rapid changes in the education system, skill upgradation for teachers is the need of the hour. Chalkboards have transformed into smart boards and digital presentations. Access to new tools and technologies, and updated curriculums made it significantly important for teachers to pace up with the latest teaching methods and sharpen their proficiency further in the subjects they teach.

As teaching is an evolving skill & with the aim to help teachers become more proficient in the subjects they teach, CREST Olympiads (Asia’s Most Innovative Olympiad Exams) an active community of 4000+ schools has launched the International Teacher Olympiads certification initiative. Appearing for these teacher certification tests is an excellent opportunity for tutors from all over the world to evaluate their practical understanding of the concepts in the subjects that they teach.

Becoming certified, educators earn a badge that helps them to stand out as top educator among others and makes them qualified to be preferred for taking classes for Olympiad exams & other competitions. Additionally, the scorecard will be of importance in placements from our partner academic institutions.

The teachers should take the teacher certification tests for the grades that they teach. The exam can be taken for Stages I-IV mapped to grades 1-10.

Highlights of CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO)

Subjects for Exams Mathematics, Science & English
Categories for Exams Stage I (Grades 1-3), Stage II (Grades 4-6), Stage III (Grades 7-8) & Stage IV (Grades 9-10)
Eligibility Anybody & everybody who aspires to get their foot in the teaching field, in-service & retired teaching professionals having inner hunger to test themselves on the practical concepts of the subjects that they teach by competing with tutors from all over the world can appear for these teacher certification tests 
Mode of Examination Online
Exam Date March 2023
Mode of Registration Individual
Fee INR 225 (India based candidates) / USD 15 (International candidates) for each stage of a subject
Exam Levels 1 Level exam only
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Benefits to Teachers

The following are the major benefits to teachers by participating in the CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) -

  1. Evaluates fundamental & practical knowledge of concepts
  2. Establishes as a qualified tutor for Olympiad exams preparation classes & other competitions
  3. Enhances market reputation
  4. Recognizes with certificates/medals. Click here for more details.

Benefits to Schools

The following are the major benefits to schools by participating in the CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) -

  1. Schools are welcome to have their entire teaching staff participate in these Teacher Olympiad tests. Through these tests, schools can review and rate their teachers’ proficiency in the subjects they teach. This will be useful for schools to upskill their teachers' skillset.
  2. Schools can also utilize the services of qualified teachers for training their students for Olympiad exams and other competitions.

List of CREST International Teacher Olympiads

CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) is organized in different stages for the following 3 subjects -

1. CREST Teacher Mathematics Olympiad (CTMO)

This teacher's Olympiad can be taken by teachers who teach Stage I (Grades 1-3), Stage II (Grades 4-6), Stage III (Grades 7-8) & Stage IV (Grades 9-10) students.

2. CREST Teacher Science Olympiad (CTSO)

This teacher's Olympiad can be taken by teachers who teach Stage I (Grades 1-3), Stage II (Grades 4-6) & Stage III (Grades 7-8) students.

3. CREST Teacher English Olympiad (CTEO)

This teacher's Olympiad can be taken by teachers who teach Stage I (Grades 1-3), Stage II (Grades 4-6) & Stage III (Grades 7-8) students.

How to register for International Teacher Olympiads?

Follow the steps to register for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) -

Step 1: Visit the Teacher Olympiads registration link.
Step 2: The registration form opens up.
Step 3: Fill in all the registration form details.
Step 4: Select the subject(s).
Step 5: Read the instructions carefully.
Step 6: Proceed to make the payment.
Step 7: Registration is complete.

Note: Schools looking to conduct the CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) for their staff can email us at info@crestolympiads.com or call/WhatsApp on +91-98182-94134.

Exam Schedule for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO)

International Teacher Olympiad  Stage Exam Date
CREST Teacher English Olympiad (CTEO) Stage I (For Grades 1-3) Mar 14, 2023
Stage II (For Grades 4-6) Mar 15, 2023
Stage III (For Grades 7-8) Mar 16, 2023
CREST Teacher Science Olympiad (CTSO) Stage I (For Grades 1-3) Mar 18, 2023
Stage II (For Grades 4-6) Mar 20, 2023
Stage III (For Grades 7-8) Mar 21, 2023
CREST Teacher Mathematics Olympiad (CTMO) Stage I (For Grades 1-3) Mar 24, 2023
Stage II (For Grades 4-6) Mar 25, 2023
Stage III (For Grades 7-8) Mar 27, 2023
Stage IV (For Grades 9-10) Mar 28, 2023

Cut-Off & Awards

The cut-offs of Stages I-IV for the CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) are mentioned below. The below cut-offs are applicable for different stages of the CREST Teacher Mathematics Olympiad (CTMO), CREST Teacher Science Olympiad (CTSO) & CREST Teacher English Olympiad (CTEO).

Stages for Exams Cut-Off for Excellent Category Cut-Off for Good Category
Stage I (For Grades 1-3) 80% 60%
Stage II (For Grades 4-6) 80% 60%
Stage III (For Grades 7-8) 75% 55%
Stage IV (For Grades 9-10) 75% 55%

Note:
1. Candidates clearing the cut-off for the Excellent Category are assured of a Gold Medal & Merit Certificate.
2. Candidates clearing the cut-off for the Good Category are assured of a Merit Certificate.
3. A digital certificate of participation will be given to all candidates.

*Excellent category refers to the candidate being highly proficient in the subject & is qualified to give classes for Olympiad exams & other competitive exams. The Good category refers to the candidate having moderate proficiency in the subject & is qualified to give academic classes in schools.

Awards for CREST International Teacher Olympiads

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I appear for Stage I, Stage II, Stage III & Stage IV exams?

It is recommended to appear for the exams of the stage you teach. However, a candidate can also appear for the exams of higher stages.

2. Where can I check the syllabus for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO)?

The syllabus for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) can be checked for different subjects using the below links -

  1. Syllabus of CREST Teacher Mathematics Olympiad (CTMO)
  2. Syllabus of CREST Teacher Science Olympiad (CTSO)
  3. Syllabus of CREST Teacher English Olympiad (CTEO)

3. Where can I check the marking scheme for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO)?

The syllabus for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) can be checked for different subjects using the below links -

  1. Marking Scheme of CREST Teacher Mathematics Olympiad (CTMO)
  2. Marking Scheme of CREST Teacher Science Olympiad (CTSO)
  3. Marking Scheme of CREST Teacher English Olympiad (CTEO)

4. How can I attempt these tests?

These tests can be taken on a Laptop/Desktop. Candidates will not be able to attempt the tests on mobile.

5. Is there any free trial available?

1 Free Trial is available for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO). Candidates are able to access the Free Trial after completing the registration process. Click here to take the Free Trial.

6. Is there any negative marking in CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO)?

For every incorrect answer, there's a penalty of 1/3rd of the total marks allotted to that question.

7. How do I prepare for CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO)?

Since these are tests to evaluate a teacher’s current proficiency level in subjects they teach hence candidates must attempt the exams without any extra preparation to assess their potential at the International level. Still, if candidates wish to refer to some preparation resources they can follow their regular school books or CREST Olympiads Workbooks and CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) sample papers for the preparation.

8. What if I miss appearing for the CREST International Teacher Olympiads (CITO) exam?

The students can take the exam on the given exam dates only. In case a candidate misses the exam, the test cannot be reattempted.

9. Whom do I contact if I have any questions?

For queries, kindly write to us at info@crestolympiads.com or call/WhatsApp at +91-98182-94134.

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