Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers

Cambridge IGCSE is being offered by Cambridge International Examination (CIE) board from The University of Cambridge.

* Note:

  • Updated up to October/November 2014 past exam papers. (covered most of the subjects, please stay tune for the rest)
  • Folders 2015 and 2016 contain specimen papers for examination year 2015 and 2016 respectively.
  • We only have the Cambridge IGCSE past exam papers. We do not have any grade 1 - grade 10 past exam papers.
  • Please read through all frequent asked questions at the comment section below before you post your queries to us.

314 thoughts on “Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers

  1. excuse me TEAM IGCSE! please help me
    can you tell where can i get specimen papers 2015 accounting, or is there no specimen for accounts?

  2. hi, can i know how the grades from A* to C are given. in other words the range of marks for each grade in the science subjects.
    thankyoo :)

  3. Hi There is this website replacing Xtreme papers. If yes it would be useful to redirect your thousands of followers who are frantically try to find past papers on Xtreme papers that has bee Xtremely broken in the last couple of weeks.

    If you are not replacing Xtremepapers, I want to say thanks for filling in the gap

  4. hello so where can i find any recent Setwana past papers?
    I can only seem to find the ones from like 2005 going backwards… :/

  5. Hi, I take Kiswahili, and I was wondering if you have put up the subject’s past papers because I cannot find them…

  6. Hey IGCSE Team
    Really helpful. Thanks a lot
    Do u know if there is an alternative to xtreme papers for ib papers???

  7. Thanks for all your wonderful resources.
    It has helped me a lot.
    Just a question…
    where can I find the ICT Oct/Nov 2012 ICT paper 2 and paper 3 marking schemes
    Thank you once again.

    • Hello Aaishah,
      We have posted everything here. Please look into the folders. If they are not there, means we do not have them.

  8. Hi there,

    I noticed there wasn’t any 2008 IGCSE ICT 0417 Papers. Am I missing it somewhere or has it not been uploaded as of yet? Also, 2007 ICT only includes specimen papers and not the actual exam papers that were conducted that year.

    • Hi Vishane,
      That’s all that we have got. So, if you can’t find in the folders, that means we do not have it.

    • I would like to know were are your listing tracks for M/J and O/N of English as a Second Language 2014 because I can not find it. If you know were they are then can you send it to my Email plz

  9. What’s the Username and Password for the Test PReviewer of Geo MayJune 2014?

    THanks! Tried looking for the FAQ section but couldn’t find it.

    Thank you!

  10. Dear IGCSE team,
    I had a question about the spicemen papers what are they and what do they represent ?

  11. Hi,
    I want the listening records for English as a second language to practice. Can you gime me them please because the xtreme papers is closed and I was practicing from there.
    Thank you

  12. Hi, may I know where can I download the past papers for primary checkpoint tests? Please advise. Thanks in advance

  13. I am from Bangladesh. I was in grade 10 following the national curriculum of Bangladesh. But i have decided to switch to Edexcel as a private candidate under the British Council. So i have chosen 5 subjects and they are : English language , Bangla language , ICT, Biology and still deciding on whether to take Physics or Business Studies. I cant find the Syllabus for the IGCSE Examinations for January of the year 2016. So, Can you please tell me where i can get these syllabuses from?
    Thank you.

    • Hello Sadia,
      So sorry that we do not have any information for Edexcel. Perhaps it is good idea to check with Edexcel board and ask them for the syllabuses?

    • Hi Rahul,
      Computer Studies (0420) will be replaced by Computer Science (0478) from examination year 2015. Therefore, there are no Computer Studies specimen paper for 2016, nor 2015.

  14. Hi,
    Can you tell me how can i download the past papers. I tried to click on the subject i wanted but i’m unable to download the papers. Can you pls advise. Thanking you in advance.

    • Hi Shuyin,
      When you click on a certain paper, you will be brought to another screen. In that screen, you will see a small “arrow down” on top says “download”. Just click on that small “arrow down” to download the paper.

  15. why is there no chemistry(0620) 2015 specimen
    and physics (0625) 2015 specimen
    i wish to reply soon cause i need 2015 as i am going to have igcse exam so soon

    • There isn’t any specimen papers for Chemistry and Physics, and many other subjects. When there isn’t any specimen papers, that means there are no significant changes of syllabus. Please read our reply to all other queries.

  16. dear igcse team,
    can you kindly help me with the format of argumentative and persuasive writing.

    looking forward to ur reply

  17. Hi!
    I study pre-ig (core) I want to know how i get the ms of my examinations from this site because all the ms I found was for extended examinations

    • Hello Nada,
      All the mark schemes for Core are inside the folders as well. You must look at the right code. Some are for Core, some are for Extended.

  18. Dear IGCSE team.
    my massage is specifically for the IGCSE english 2nd language examiners. It will be extremely helpful if you managed to convey my massage to them.
    the english exam criteria is changed as from this year. unlike the recent years, the stories and poems are examined in a separate paper. the paper is for 1 hour n 30 mins. in this time we will be writing 2 essays each of 700-800 words for either stories and poems. which make it a total of approximately 1500 words which is hard especially when they will be giving only 2 choices in either parts (before they were 3) moreover books are not allowed now which made it hard to get a cote or evidence from the story or the poem. but the most harsh thing is the time. many students including me struggled in the mock exams and ofcource we didnt satisfy the words needed. hope the english examiners revise themselves. thanks
    my regards
    Rabbani Mahmood

  19. Guys really nice website you have got here ,but i can’t seem to find some winter papers of English as a second language 0510,i need the speaking papers :(

  20. Thank you IGCSE team u have been VERY helpful during my mock examinations and will be soon in Finals too!!
    love Saibi

  21. Thanks for this wonderful support to have 2014(oct/nov) mathematics papers.It was very useful for me during my mock examinations, i would like to where to get notes for science subjects for my revision.And when all the specimen papers will be uploaded because not every subject do have specimen papers?

    • Hello Heymapriya,

      When there is a specimen paper, that means there is a change in the syllabus and format. If you don’t see any specimens paper, that means the format and syllabus stay the same.

      • hi IGCSE
        im very thankful for all the past papers u uploaded but u have only from 2003 and i dont need those.
        i am searching for the past papers from 1971 to 1994 because they will be very helpful i guess. can u upload those on the website or tell me where i can find them
        please reply FAST becaue i need them EXTREMELY URGENTLY !

      • Oh thanks for the information.Where can i get more practise for english(0510) oral endorsement paper for listening ?

  22. i read the specimen paper for english (0050) and the format was very different from the past year papers. Is the specimen paper an example of the paper going to come? I prepared alot for the exam but i practiced the old method. Should i expect the format of the 2015 specimen paper or 2014 paper?

    • Hi Gagan,
      Yes, you should expect the exam as per the 2015 specimen paper. English First Language 0500 has significant changes. You must practice according to the 2015 specimen paper.

  23. firstly im really thankful for those who uploaded the 2014 pastpapers. they helped alot in preparing for the mock exams n definitely for the IGCSE ^_^
    though i dont understand one thing, some subjects have sp files even for 2015 or 2016.
    any idea about what are those files and how they are useful ??
    thnxx again !

    • Hello Rabbani,
      When there is a specimen paper, that means there is a change in the syllabus and format. If you don’t see any specimens paper, that means the format and syllabus stay the same.

    • When there is a specimen paper, that means there is a change in the syllabus and format. If you don’t see any specimens paper, that means the format and syllabus stay the same.

    • When there is a specimen paper, that means there is a change in the syllabus and format. If you don’t see any specimens paper, that means the format and syllabus stay the same.

  24. first of all ,
    i would love to thank u for ur great and fantastic work
    ur missing the specimen papers of 2015
    i really need them
    i checked for them in chemistry
    and thanks

  25. Amazing!!
    Although I’m a little confused with past papers dates e.g. 2015..
    Can anyone please clear my doubt??
    Thanks :3

    • hi
      why isn’t there IGCSE religion studies here in Sudan may I ask
      I was planning on taking it but when I registered for IGCSE they said there’s no religion studies here in Sudan. So now I’m only talking 7 subjects and I’m SO SCARED right now
      god bless me

  26. I cant find Korean First Language 2014 paper. Can you look into this please?

    Other than that, this website is superb! 8)

    • Hello Steve,
      They are still not available yet. Please use other past years papers. They are all good for practice :)

    • Hello Alan,
      There is no “Malay First Language” available in CIE examination board. There is only “Malay – Foreign Language – 0546″.

    • Hi Hadeel,
      We do not have that either. Please use earlier gt, they are almost the same. Don’t sweat over this, the most important thing is do your practice well.

  27. Hello,

    My son is appearing for his first ‘primary checkpoint exam’ in April ’15. Can you please let us know the website on which we can find past speciment papers say for last 5 years.

    Thank you,

    • Hello Pradnya,
      For primary checkpoint, it is best to consult the school. They would have all the past exam papers.

  28. where can i get practice of february/march 2015 papers??? (it is the first time they are conducting IGCSE exams in february and march)

    • Hi Monik,
      All the exam papers are having the same format. You can use whatever is listed here for your practice.

      February/March session is only for India. The format is the same, just different timing.

  29. The multiple choice chemistry mark scheme (paper 1) is missing (number 12) for 2014 oct/nov
    number 11 and 13 are there, but only 12 is missing

    can u please check if u have it??
    thank youuu!!!

    • Hey Ahmad, you are quite right – the paper 12 is missing. We have checked on our end, and it is not there as well. Please do your practice with all other past exam papers. This might get some time till we obtain the paper and get it uploaded.

  30. I am currently in grade 10 and am doing core maths and English and commerce where can i get past papers for these subjects. and where can i download IGCSE textbooks Eg; IGCSE geography for Cambridge.

  31. I cannot find the specimen papers for 2015 for Biology,physics and chemistry.
    Where can I find it? It is not there in the folders.

    • Hello Elma,

      There are no 2015 specimen papers for Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Specimen papers here are for changes of syllabus.

  32. Can u please put up the Listening track for English as a second language (0510) October/November 2014 coz i have to practice.


  33. Do you still have the 2002 past paper for esl (0510)?
    I downloaded the question papers before you changed the format but have forgotten the mark scheme. :(
    Love the new style, by the way. (but what about my mark scheme?)

      • I dont understand this site. Please help. Why are 2016 papers being displayed? Wont the students giving CIE boards in that year know what is going to be in the paper? Or have I mistaken it for something else? Please explain

        • The 2015 and 2016 folders contain “specimen papers”. Specimen papers are NOT the exam papers. They are for practices for new syllabus.

  34. May i have the listening tracks for 0510 english as a second language (oral endorsement) P4 from M/J and O/N 2002 to M/J and O/N 2014?

  35. Hi, i would like to have grade 9 physics past papers because I sometimes struggle with physics and i don’t understand most of the topics we learnt

    • Hello Omar,

      We do not have any older past papers. They are all here. Further more, all the syllabuses are completely different.

  36. about core and extended ,is parent have no choice and assume to accept the principal descition,she decide to put my son as a core student in one subject,i need help.

    • Hi Maryam,

      The decision is based on his result.

      Please let us know which subject is this, and what are all the subjects he is taking. We could then advise you further.

    • Hi Siddharth,

      We really love the way how you like “the old-style” of our website… Don’t worry, we will switch to a better one very soon, hopefully by end this week… It is now being updated. For the moment, please bear with us and use this “not-so-good-one” :)

  37. hey, i was wondering if i can have some help. im in eighth grade, and i need some tips on getting the best i can in igcse. what exactly do i all have to study from, just not the textbook, so i can score better for the future?

  38. Hi I would like some past papers for my 12 year old son who is about to write his Primary School leavers exams, in Science, English and Mathematics.

  39. can i please get the
    CIE PAPER 2 MATHS from JUNE 2003.

  40. Pls how can I get past questions in English, Maths, Literature, Ict, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Ict, Maths and business for year 10 Cambridge examinations

    • Hi Riddhi,

      You may get the check point past papers from your school. We are sorry we do not have any check point past papers.

  41. I need loads of help in Mathematics. Tips could do the job and I need tips to help me out. I was wondering if I could get some help from this site so that I can great grades in my mathematics exam.
    Is it possible for you to send these tips to my e-mail? If so please do send them :)

    • Hi Sanket,
      We are sorry we do not have any past papers for Primary Check Point. You may ask from the school, they have all the records.

  42. Hello Karen
    You should have good vocabulary get to know some idioms like ”i killed two birds with one stone”for example the word shy a better word for it is timid i am saif ayman from kuwait

  43. Hello :)
    In English as a second language in informal letters,should I use simple vocabulary or it will indicate that I have poor vocabulary? I’m really confused because all people are contrasting each other, so if you know please help (:
    Thank you

    • Hi Karen,

      You can still use various vocabulary in informal letter. For example, instead of saying “I can’t stand him”, you can say “I can’t tolerate his behaviour”. You must be ware not to use colloquial language in informal letter.

  44. IGCSE/Chinese (1st Language)/CIE/2010 Jun
    I cannot access the following files:

    IGCSE/Chinese (1st Language)/CIE/2012 Jun
    May I also request the marking schemes for these files?

  45. Hey, I’m a student currently studying in year 11 and am taking iGCSE English Language First Extended and wanted a few tips. I am aiming for an A* in the summer so that I can proceed into higher education and read Medicine at university.
    Can you possibly give me a few tips on answering the questions as we were taught the AQA English Language paper.
    Thank you

    • Hi Huma,
      You can sign up for our free tutorials. Or you could join our Revision Course which will commence early next year. Please stay tune for announcement

  46. Hey, I’m a student currently studying in year 11 and am taking iGCSE English Language First Extended and wanted a few tips. I am aiming for an A* in the summer so that I can proceed into higher education and read Medicine at university.
    Can you possibly give me a few tips on answering the questions as we were taught the AQA English Language paper.
    Thank you

  47. Hello, I would like to get some information on Paper 2.1 and Paper 3.1 (English – First Language) Are there any examples of these papers anywhere?

    • Hi Mr. Ellis,

      All the past papers are listed above. We do not understand what do you mean by “Paper 2.1″ and “Paper 3.1″…

  48. How many past papers are there for Classical Arabic (edexel). You know, the one about translation

    Also can I do this exam in January 2015

    • Hi Dilruba,
      Just click on the subject “Arabic”, then choose “CIE”, then walah… you will find all the past papers there…

    • Hi Atika,

      Perhaps you could try asking your local British Council for that. They might be able to provide hardcopy.

      Other than that, it’s free here. :) You can always download them at anytime.

    • Hi Ihab,

      Just click on “Biology” on the subject list above, then choose “CIE”. All past papers will be there.

    • Hi Cherry,
      Just click on the subjects that you want from the above list. Then choose “CIE”. You will find all past papers that you need.


    • Hello Nancy,
      Just click on the link of the subjects listed above. Then choose “CIE”. Walah, you have all the past papers that you need.

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