CREST English Olympiad

The CREST Olympiad is one of the most well-known online olympiad organisations. The project seeks to examine students’ practical knowledge and assist them in applying what they’ve learnt in many areas while also developing their conceptual understanding so that they may confidently face any competitive exam.

CEO is one of the most effective venues for students to study and improve their English abilities. Based on their performance at the national level, the Olympiad assists students in analysing their strengths and limitations. In this article, we will discuss the CEO exam 2022 in detail.

Exam Highlights and Important Dates

Conducting Body

CREST

Exam Name

Crest English Olympiad

Full-form of CREST

Centre for Research and Exams in Science & Technology

CEO Practice Exam

  • CEO Practice Exam 1: Available 24/7
  • CEO Practice Exam 2: 18 October 2022

CEO Practice Exam Answer Key

Practice Exam 2: 21 and 22 October 2022

CEO Level 1 Dates

  • 18 November 2022
  • 6 December 2022

CEO Level 2 Exam Dates

  • 20 January 2023

CEO Result Dates

To be announced

Answer Key Release Date

  • CEO Level 1: 8 & 9 December 2022
  • CEO Level 2: 23 & 24 January 2023

CEO Exam Pattern

Class

Topic/Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

Total Time

(in minutes)

Prep/KG

English Language

20

1

20

Achievers Section

5

2

10

Grand Total

25

30

45

1st to 4th

English Language

25

1

25

Achievers Section

10

2

20

Grand Total

35

45

60

5th to 10th

English Language

40

1

40

Achievers Section

10

2

20

Grand Total

50

60

60

CEO Exam Registration

Students can register for the CEO exam either through their school or on their own. All CREST Olympiad-registered schools will get a brochure comprising CEO registration forms for school enrollment. Students who are interested can register with their school coordinator. Individual registration is also available for students. Students can register individually on the official website of the CREST Olympiads.

The examination fee for students studying and residing in India would be Rs.225 for Classes 1-10 and Rs.180 for Pre-KG children. Furthermore, for kids studying and residing outside of India, the fee is $10 (US dollars) for Classes 1-10 and $8 (US dollars) for Pre-KG children, respectively.

CEO Exam Syllabus

CREST Olympiad test papers are based on CBSE, ICSE/ISC, and other state board syllabi. The degree of difficulty varies depending on the class. The CEO syllabus includes themes like spelling, jumbled letters, the odd one out, and more for elementary grades. Topics covered in higher grades include nouns, pronouns, verbs & phrasal verbs, information retrieval, voices & narrations, and so on.

CEO Class Prep/KG Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class prep/KG is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Letters (Aa – Zz) (capital & small letters, after/before/in-between/missing letters, and objects/cartoon characters starting with letters)
  • Ford formation (up to 4-letter words, rhyming words, vowels, and consonants)
  • Strokes (lines and curves)
  • grammar basics (article a/an, basic adjectives, and prepositions (in, on, out, under, etc.))
  • Word meanings (synonyms, opposites, gender, people & professions, and singular-plural)

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 1 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 1 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Jumbled letters
  • Words: Their meanings and opposites
  • Identify the word from the picture
  • Making a word
  • Feminine and masculine
  • One and many
  • Word pairs
  • Odd one out
  • Animals: Their babies, sounds, and groups
  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Articles
  • Comprehension (Prose and poetry)

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 2 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 2 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Collocations
  • Spellings
  • Words related to animals and their sounds
  • Clothes
  • Body parts
  • Basic emotions
  • Food
  • Identify the pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation.
  • Contractions
  • Word order
  • Punctuation
  • Simple tenses
  • Information retrieval from various text types like stories, short dialogues, messages, and invitations
  • Spoken and verbal expressions like thanking, greeting, permission, and introduction.

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 3 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 3 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Word power
  • Homophones
  • Collocations
  • Spellings
  • Words related to animals
  • Household things
  • Clothes
  • Basic emotions
  • Food
  • Animals and pets
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Gender
  • Number
  • Proverbs
  • One word
  • Nouns
  • Identify the pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation
  • Questions related to information retrieval from various text/image types like stories, anecdotes, pictures, timetable format, messages, and invitations
  • Questions related to spoken and verbal expressions like an apology, greeting, introduction, and request

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 4 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 4 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Collocations
  • Spellings
  • Words related to animals
  • Household things
  • Clothes
  • Basic emotions
  • Food
  • Animals
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Identify the nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation
  • Tenses
  • Punctuations and jumbled words
  • Questions related to information retrieval from various text and image types like stories, anecdotes, pictures, timetable format, messages, and invitations
  • Questions related to spoken and verbal expressions like an apology, greetings, introduction, and request

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 5 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 5 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Spellings
  • Collocations
  • Idioms
  • Homonyms and homophones
  • Words related to feelings
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Health
  • Appearance
  • Character
  • Identify the nouns, pronouns, verbs, and phrasal verbs.
  • Identify adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation.
  • Tenses
  • Active-passive voice and reported speech
  • Search for and retrieve information from various text types like news headlines, messages, and letters
  • Understand information given in news reports, timetables, and messages
  • Acquire a broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, menu cards, and dialogues
  • Questions based on social-based functions like requests, refusals, apologies, and the use of conjunctions

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 6 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 6 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Identify the pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation
  • Jumbled words
  • Tenses
  • Voices
  • Narration
  • Spellings
  • Collocations
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Idioms
  • Words related to everyday problems
  • Relationships
  • Health and medicine
  • Travel
  • Questions related to information retrieval from various text and image types like brochures, formal & informal letters, itineraries, short narratives, timetables, news stories, diary entries, poster making, messages, etc.
  • Questions related to spoken and written expressions like agreement & disagreement, requests, refusals, apologies, etc.

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 7 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 7 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Spellings
  • Collocations
  • Identify the words related to travel, locations, activities, homonyms & homophones, etc.
  • Synonyms, antonyms, analogies, and spellings
  • One word
  • Phrasal verbs and idioms
  • Modals
  • Word order
  • Identify the pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation
  • Tenses, voices, and narration
  • Questions related to information retrieval from news stories, brochures, formal & informal letters, advertisements, brochures, itineraries, short narratives, biographies, notices, messages, etc.
  • Questions related to spoken and written expressions like requesting & refusing, apologies & stating of preferences, expression of intent, etc.

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 8 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 8 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Analogies and spellings
  • Collocations
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Idioms or proverbs
  • Homonyms and homophones
  • One word
  • Identify the pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, punctuation, prepositional phrases, and participle phrases
  • Determiners
  • Jumbled words
  • Punctuations
  • Tenses
  • Voices and narrations
  • Question tags
  • Identify the words related to leisure, social causes, outdoor locations, and activities.
  • Questions related to information retrieval from news reports, blurb, dictionaries, instruction manual format, messages, editorials, and essays
  • Questions related to spoken and written expressions like requesting, giving information, expressing surprise, and pronunciation

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 9 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 9 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Spellings
  • One word
  • Word order
  • Identify the pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation
  • Jumbled words
  • Voices
  • Concord
  • Question forms
  • Tenses
  • Conditionals
  • Modals
  • Reported speech
  • Collocations
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Idioms
  • Homonyms and homophones
  • Identify the words related to a social cause, travel, and workplace
  • Questions related to information retrieval from various text types like flyers, classifieds, dictionaries, instruction manuals, messages, editorials, and essays
  • Questions related to spoken and written expressions like giving advice, stating preferences, discussing probability, and making offers

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Class 10 Syllabus

The syllabus covered in CREST English Olympiad sections 1 and 2 for Class 10 is as follows.

Section 1:

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Spellings
  • One word
  • Word order
  • Identify the pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, articles, prepositions, simple tenses, conjunctions, and punctuation
  • Voices
  • Narration
  • Concord
  • Question forms
  • Tenses
  • Conditionals
  • Modals
  • Collocations
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Idioms
  • Homonyms and homophones
  • Identify the words related to weather, countries, language & people, and global problems
  • Questions related to information retrieval from various text types like encyclopaedias and dictionaries
  • Understand information presented in instruction manual format, message format, and others
  • Comprehension based on editorials, essays, and advanced texts
  • Questions related to spoken and written expressions like giving/accepting compliments, agreeing, disagreeing, requesting, seeking information, and pronunciation

Achievers Section: Higher-order thinking questions-syllabus as per section 1

CEO Awards

The following are the awards for students in Classes 1-2 who take CEO exams:

  • A certificate of merit will be given to the top 15% of pupils.
  • A medal and a certificate of merit will be awarded to the top 5% of students.
  • The top three pupils from each school will get a merit certificate.
  • An achiever’s trophy and a certificate of achievement will be awarded to the top three students in each Class 1 to 10.

The following are the awards for students in grades 3 to 10 who take CEO exams:

  • A merit certificate will be given to all students who are eligible for level 2.
  • A medal and a certificate of achievement will be awarded to the top 40% of students in level 2.
  • The achiever’s trophy and certificate of achievement will be given to the top three students in each class for CREST.
  • Each participant will receive a digital participation certificate.
  • A student will be eligible for a higher prize if they fulfil two or more requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions on CEO 2022

Where can I get information on the exam cut-offs and rank holders?

On the Awards page and the Cut-off & Ranking Criteria page, you may see the cut-off information and rank holders for the examinations for which results have been released.

What is the location of the CREST Olympiad exams?

Crest Olympiads are online tests that students may take from the comfort of their own homes using a functional laptop, desktop, or tablet with an adequate internet connection.

What is the fee of each subject’s exam?

For students studying and enrolling from India, the test fee for each subject is Rs. 225 for grades Prep/KG and 1-10. The fee is for students studying and staying outside of India. Two (2) online practice exams are included in the charge (not mandatory).