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CREST Science Olympiad 2023

CREST Olympiads is one of the leading organizations conducting online Olympiads. Most of the competitive exams such as JEE Mains, BITSAT, NEET, etc. have recently begun conducting online tests. These exams, therefore, enable students to be comfortable with the online testing mode. CSO is among the best platforms for students to enhance their knowledge and showcase their talent on Science Olympiad. The exam compares students with peers around the globe, not just inside the classroom.

CREST Science Olympiad

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  • The CSO 2023-24 exam details will be updated soon.

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The CREST Science Olympiad (CSO) is an international competitive exam held by CREST Olympiads. It is an online exam for students in classes Prep/KG and 1-10. For Prep/KG students, and grades 1-2, CSO is conducted as a single-level exam. Whereas for classes 3-10, CSO is conducted as a two-level exam. There are separate question papers for every class, and the medium of the exam is English. Crest Olympiad follows the same pattern as CBSE, ICSE/ISC, and state board syllabus of any recognized Indian board. The exam consists of two sections practical science and achievers section.

CSO 2023-24 Exam Dates

Here is a glimpse of the CREST Science Olympiad Exam conducted by CREST Olympiads.

Exam dates for CREST Science Olympiad 2023-234

CREST Science Olympiad 

Name of organization

CREST Science Olympiad

Popularly known as

CREST Science Olympiad (CSO)



CSO practice exam answer key

  • Dec 20, 2023
  • Dec 21, 2023

CSO level 1 exam dates

  • Dec 5, 2023
  • Dec 16, 2023

CSO level 1 answer key dates

  • Dec 20, 2023
  • Dec 21, 2023

CSO level 2 answer key dates

  • Feb 8, 2024
  • Feb 9, 2024

CSO 2023-24 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern highlights for Prep/KG to class 10 CSO exam are given below.

Key Highlights for CREST Science Olympiad 2023




CBSE, ICSE/ISC, and other state board syllabus.

Question type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)

Registration fees

  • For students of class Prep/KG, the exam fee for each subject is Rs. 180
  • For classes 1-10, the exam fee for each subject is Rs. 225

Exam duration

  • For students of class Prep/KG: 45 Minutes
  • For classes 1-10: 1 hour

Mode of examination


No. of questions

  • Prep/KG: 25 questions
  • Class 1-4: 35 questions
  • Class 5-10: 50 questions

Marking scheme

  • Practical science section: 1 mark for each correct answer
  • Achiever section: 2 marks for each 

CSO 2023-24 Registration 

Students can either enroll through schools or by themselves. For student enrollment by schools, all schools registered with CREST Olympiads will be getting a prospectus containing the registration forms. Interested students can enroll their roll number and name to the school coordinator.   

For individual participant registration, students can register as individual participants via the CREST Olympiads' official website.

CSO 2023-24 Registration Fee 

For registration in national schools, the examination fee per subject for classes 1-10 is Rs. 225. The fee for students who study and reside outside India is $10 (US Dollars). The examination fee per subject for  Prep/KG students is Rs. 180. The cost for students who study and live outside India is $8 (US Dollars).

CSO 2023-24 Awards & Recognition 

For students of classes Prep/KG with more than 60% of marks, Crest Olympiad will be awarded a merit certificate and medal. Given below are the awards and recognition offered for classes 1 to 10.

The acknowledgment for class 1-2 students who appear in CSO exams is as follows:

  • The top 15 percent of students will receive a certificate of merit.
  • A medal and a certificate of merit will be awarded to the top 5 percent of students.
  • A certificate of merit will be awarded to the top 3 students from each school.
  • Top 3 students in classes 1-10 will receive an achiever's trophy and a merit certificate.

The acknowledgment for Class 3-10 students who appear in CSO exams is as follows:

  • All students who qualify for level 2 will receive a certification of merit.
  • The top 40 percent of students will receive a medal and a certification of merit.
  • If a student satisfies two criteria or more, students will be qualified for a higher award.

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