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 Oct/Nov 2016 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.
  • We only have the Cambridge IGCSE past exam papers. We do not have any grade 1 - grade 10 past exam papers.
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    • You can find it by clicking on “Past Exam Papers” tab, scroll down and find “Chemistry (0620), if you’re looking for the UK only, its right beneath called “Chemistry (9-1) (UK only) – 0971 New”. Click into the folder and find your Year > FM, MJ, or ON > and select your papery you want to view

    • which one the governor and his car ?
      If that then the overall effect was people treating the car and the governor as a highly prized item and on those lines…

  1. Hello IGCSE,
    I have my ICT theory paper tomorrow can you give me some tips for acing ICT. Anything will do like notes, model answers, mindmaps, etc. Please Help…
    Karaoke Pianist

  2. Dear IGCSE centre,
    Will there be any problems if we use a pencil other than hb or b in OMR sheets?AND
    What will happen if we write something on the blank page of the question paper?

    • Hi Singham,

      If you refer to the instructions on the exam paper, you’ll find that B or HB pencil are recommended.

      Soft pencil (type B or HB recommended)

      So, please follow the instructions. DO NOT try to “test”.

      You can use the blank page as your workings, but NOT writing your answer. You must write your answers on the ‘lined’ paper provided. Anything written on your question paper, will not be graded unless stated otherwise.

      You will find instructions stating:
      “Candidates must do all their workings on the question paper. No other papers would be provided”.

      If at any point, you’re not sure – check with the Examination Officer from your school or exam centre.

  3. If anyone who did the Feb/March Session 2017 Chemistry 42.
    How do you solve the final empirical formula. I got the ratio 2.88:3.85:3.85.
    What was the final simplified ratio?

    • Hi Nathan,

      Those are the papers we’re missing as well. We will keep updating the past exam papers once we have them. Do check the page from time to time.

  4. Hi

    I cannot download papers from English As A Second Langauge 0511 > 2016 > Oct Nov 2016 folder.

    The listing of the files is displayed but once I select a file, the display changes to a dark one with the file name at the left top corner but in the centre it keeps going around in a circle.

    • Hi John,

      Try logging out from your Gmail account first and download again. Alternatively, you can open the download link in a private browser. We’ve tried downloading from our end and it worked. Sometimes, it could also be caused by the internet connection.

  5. Well, my board exams have begun and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the IGCSE Team for your voluntary action of providing us with past papers punctually. You have been a great help for my friends and I these past two years. Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Sakina,

      Usually, smooth line graph means drawing the line free-hand & smoothly. But then again, always read the instructions carefully on what is required.

      For instance, below are the instructions for Chemistry syllabus:
      Sketch, when applied to graph work, implies that the shape and/or position of the curve need only be qualitatively correct, but candidates should be aware that, depending on the context, some quantitative aspects may be looked for (e.g. passing through the origin, having an intercept). In diagrams, sketch implies that simple, freehand drawing is acceptable; nevertheless, care should be taken over proportions and the clear exposition of important details.

      For more information, you can refer to the latest syllabus here:

  6. Hi
    I got this in my IGCSE 2016
    Is it possible for me to do medicine or any medical course in INDIA

    • Hi Ronak,

      Generally, medical schools require a minimum grade of B and above for all subjects. A more reputable university might even require only Grade A. If you really want to study medicine or any medical, you will need to resit Biology and Chemistry.

      However, every university tends to have different grade requirements. It is best to check with the university you wish to apply for and confirm with them on the entry requirement for their medicine or any medical courses.

  7. Dear igcse, thanks for this amzing site… with your help i can gain not one not two not three not four not five but SIX yes Six A*!!!!!
    Thank you

    • Hi Aakash,

      This is the paper we’re missing as well. We will keep updating the past exam papers. Do check the page from time to time.

  8. This site has helped me more than my school has helped me! I am looking forward to scoring atleast one A* after scoring Cs & Ds in my prelim papers!

    Thank you!

  9. Dear IGCSE Team,
    Thanks a lot for your efforts , you enabled us to download set of all the papers for yearly basis.
    But this is still time-consuming.I would be pleased if you enable us to download Subject wise papers .
    For example : download all Physics (0625) papers in a single click.

    • Dude you can download all at one click. Just click on the link to open google drive. then select the year(s). Then click on more actions (the tree dots at top right) and click on download.

  10. While writing a narrative or a descriptive in 0500… are we allowed to give a prologue??
    Example: “The following story takes place in the Medieval Ages and the character is trapped by hunters”.

    • Hi Aakash,
      Is this the question or the “prologue” that you intend to write as your “introduction” to your writing?

      If this is not the question, could you please let us know what is the question?

        • In this case, this is not an appropriate introduction for your essay.

          You should start by describing the scene of the medieval time and the character that you want to include.

  11. I would request you to please upload the 2016 Geography paper of the year october/november as there is only the marking scheme but no papers

  12. hello IGCSE,
    As you know, the last paper on March 9, 2017 is business studies paper 2 and accounting paper 2. People like me, have taken both the subjects and now I’m really worried. because my accounting scores have not been really well, so I’m little tensed about the examination timetable.
    Now though today I had given my ICT practicals and i also wanna know that for paper 3 which is data analysis and web authoring, the session in march 2017 will they have functions like vlookup and if condition because to be very honest I’m not well versed with these topics and currently going through the specimen paper of 2016 I didnt find such functions and it relieved my stress for time being but I really wanna confirm that are those functions really expected in session march 2017?

    • Hi Tanirika,

      If you refer to the 2017-2019 syllabus which you can find it here: (search for ICT), under ‘Data Analysis’, it states:

      Candidates should be able to:
      20.1 create a data model
      • create and edit a data model
      – use functions, including: sum, average, maximum, minimum, integer, rounding, counting, LOOKUP, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, IF and nested functions, when necessary

      So, VLOOKUP might be there as long as it is in the syllabus.

  13. Hi,
    I want to know whether the papers goes to aboard for checking or does it goes to Delhi for checking!!
    pls reply asap
    Thank you!!

    • Hi Sanika,
      We cannot comment on where CIE would send the papers for marking. If you wish to know that, please write to CIE directly and enquire that.

  14. dear igcse,
    the rule of significant in math (0580) and physics (0625).. is it compulsory to round all answers to 3 significant figs in math and 2 in phy???? If we dont.. will it be penalised??

    • Hi Aakash,

      It’s not compulsory to round all answers to 3 decimal points. If you refer to the instructions in the past exam papers, it says “If the degree of accuracy is not specified in the question, and if the answer is not exact, give the answer in three significant figures. Give answers in degree to one decimal place.”

      As for Physics, if you see the answers in the mark scheme always show the rounding to 2 significant figures, these are just the guidelines for correct 2 significant figures. The mark scheme has indicated:
      “Answers are normally acceptable to any number of significant figures ⩾ 2. Any exceptions to this general rule will be specified in the mark scheme. In general, accept numerical answers, which, if reduced to two significant figures, would be right.”

      You can leave your answers in the way they are if you do not want to round to 2 significant figures.

      Always refer to the instructions and what the questions want you to do.

  15. Dear IGCSE team,
    Thank you for your all these efforts by providing past papers for free and also for guiding us ,that how to work and how to prepare for exams…….

    • Hello Aditya,
      It is good to see you back here! 🙂

      You are most welcome! We hope we have helped you in your exams. Do share with us your success. 🙂

  16. Hi IGCSE centre,
    wanted to ask, if I write beyond word limit in English (0500) Paper 3, will I be penalised for it or will I loose marks in the marking bands because I am not able to write concisely?

    • Hi TS,

      You will not be penalised for writing beyond the word limit. However, you have to make sure you can finish all the writing on time. If you write under the word limit, chances are you did not provide enough points to answer the questions, and might end up getting a lower score. While a few words below the word limit is fine, too many words below the limit – you will end up being penalised. Please refer to the mark scheme for the explanation.

      Our advice is don’t write too much. Aim for quality rather than quantity. This means to focus more on writing excellent English rather than a long essay.

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