Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers

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

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  • Updated up to Oct/Nov 2015 for ALL subjects. (HOORAY!)
  • When there are changes of syllabi, you will find “Specimen Papers” inside the folders. Otherwise, no “Specimen Papers” available means no changes of syllabi.
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  1. Dear IGCSE TEAM,
    for MAY examinations 2016 the physics theory and MCQ is on the same day so what will be the time difference between the two exams….

    THANKS IN ADVANCE

  2. I did my IGCSE Biology exam last week. I was just notified that I did a mistake in the IGCSE MCQ paper where I made an accident in shading my candidate number on the paper. Is there anything that could amend that mistake or anything I could do? Hope you reply as this is quite worrying.

    • Hi Mousa,
      Please don’t worry about it. As long as you have the number written clearly, your paper will still be marked and credited to you.

  3. Dear IGCSE CENTRE,
    I would like to report a breach in your system as one of my friends had known the math paper earlier and was proudly showing off . I was pondering whether i should tell it or not and i finally decided to do . He had told before the exam what questions will come and believe it or not . It came.. I dont know what to do … Even though the exam was before and i had report it late. he also said he got the info through a website pastexampapers.com where the user claims he posted the answers 24 hours later and both our time zones varies . Please help.

  4. There isn’t any insert for business feb/march 2015 paper 2. Only paper is available.I request you to add it up.

  5. Are broken scales allowed for Mathematics 0580 exam?
    Also, are they allowed in other subjects such as Biology 0610 ans Physics 0625, if graphs do come up in those exams?

    Thanks in advance.

  6. For foreign language mandarin chinese writing paper, if i write past 5 answers in the first question is it still accepted? and for the last answer if i write more than one option will the examiners pick the one with more marks?

  7. HI…HOW WAS CHEMISTRY PAPER 21 AND 41 ??
    I THINK PAPER 21 HAD ALOOT OF MOLES STUFF INVOLVED WHICH WAS NOT WORTH JUS ONE MARK..

    • Are u talking about extended paper or core??
      If extended P2, then I will explain, the answer is D because in these types of questions u need to calculate Mr, i.e, Molecular mass of compound, the compound with least Mr will diffuse first, ammonia has an Mr of 17 while HCl has 36.5, so ammonia will diffuse fast and reach react with HCl at position D, the reason answer is D,
      Hope that helps u Golam!! 🙂

    • As the ammonia particles are lighter than the hydrogen chloride particles they diffuse at a higher rate. Therefore the cover more distance and the reaction takes place closer to the hydrogen chloride soaked cotton

    • Molecular mass of compound, the compound with least Mr will diffuse first, ammonia has an Mr of 17 while HCl has 36.5, so ammonia will diffuse fast and reach react with HCl at position D, the reason answer is D.
      As the ammonia particles are lighter than the hydrogen chloride particles they diffuse at a higher rate. Therefore the cover more distance and the reaction takes place closer to the hydrogen chloride soaked cotton

    • If extended P2, then I will explain, the answer is D because in these types of questions u need to calculate Mr, i.e, Molecular mass of compound, the compound with least Mr will diffuse first, ammonia has an Mr of 17 while HCl has 36.5, so ammonia will diffuse fast and reach react with HCl at position D, the reason answer is D,

  8. dear IGCSE,
    it was my english as a second language 0510 speaking test and by my misunderstanding i missed it.
    what can i do know?
    do i have to give my exam again?
    and what will it affect on my result?
    please help

    • Hi Sakina,
      Please ask your exam centre for help in this. Though the marks for speaking test will not contribute to the overall marks, it is still important for your future studies. Moreover your result slip will show “No show” / “Ungraded” for the speaking test.

    • Hey Arwa
      “When there are changes of syllabi, you will find “Specimen Papers” inside the folders. Otherwise, no “Specimen Papers” available means no changes of syllabi.”- IGCSE Centre

  9. Hello IGCSE Team, I would like to know if it is okay if someone wrote less than 80 words in Summary question in 0511 English as a second language.

    • Hi Faris,
      If you managed to include all the needed points, you might still get awarded for the content. However, not reaching close to 100 words might shows that you did not include enough points. Thus, you will not earn enough content points.

      • I summarised all the content in my way with full points, even though it was less than hundred it was like in the range if 80-85

  10. hi.. i jus wrote my history p2 on friday n i think i accidentally fogot to write wich section i chose tho i chose b.. is that a problem..

  11. hi.. i jus wrote my p2 of history on friday and i think i accidentally fogot to write the section as i chose section b… is that a problem..?

  12. hi
    in English during dialogue writing do we need to use quotation marks over the dialogues because i saw in one of the reading inserts with a complete dialogue quotation marks were not used.
    thanks

    • Hello Pranav,
      If you are referring to English First Language, Reading paper question 1, then you do not need to include the quotation marks for the Speech / Interview writings.

  13. Hello
    For Chemistry, 0620, Paper 2 (Extended), can I write the mole concept part (the calculations part) in pencil instead of pen because I am not confident about my answers?
    Please reply quickly
    Abdul Rahman

    • Hi Abdul,
      Isn’t paper 2 the multiple choice. I’m doing it too, and you’re given a separate answer sheet where you shade a box (using pencil) which represents the letter you think is the correct answer. So in short, yes. However, if paper 2 isn’t the multiple choice the I don’t know. Best of luck in your studies and test,
      Jack

  14. Hi I’m Golam and may i Know what exactly does “A mark will not be deducted for a wrong answer” really means in bio p2 (multiple choice)

    • it means that you shouldn’t leave things blank; if you get it wrong then it just isn’t counted as a mark.
      For example, if you are on 28 and you answer a question randomly and still get it wrong, you will remain on 28, rather than going down to 27
      Hope this helps

    • hey Golam,
      It means that if u give wrong answer for any MCQ, there won’t be any negative marking! As in matric system, there’s this rule that if u even give wrong answer or leave blank space for any answer, they deduct mark for that but in IGCSE, no mark is cut for that, Hope u got my point 🙂

    • It jusy means that if you answer a question correctly you will get a mark, but if you answer it incorrectly you will not get the mark. In other words right answer= +1
      and a wrong answer = 0
      However in some other tests (not necessarily in IGCSE) You will gain a mark for a right answer and be deducted a mark for a wrong answer. In other words, correct answer = +1
      and incorrect answer = -1.

    • It means that if you got a question wrong, u will lose a mark only for that question( an extra mark will not be deducted).

    • it simply means your marks are equal to the number of questions you answer correctly.
      Ex: 35 correct = 35 marks. You will not get 30 for getting 5 wrong.

  15. Hey there,
    I am a candidate of M/J 2016 and I study 5 IGCSE subjects which are English, Maths, ICT, Physics and Economics.
    What I actually want to know is are these subjects enough for a good carrier?
    What carrier can I go for with theses 5 subjects?

  16. Hey there,
    I am a candidate of M/J 2016 and I study 5 IGCSE subjects which are English, Maths, ICT, Physics and Economics.
    What I actually want to know is are these subjects enough for a good carrier?
    What carrier can I go for with theses 5 subjects?

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