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 May – June 2018 series past exam papers - YAY!
  • “Specimen Papers” would be available when there is a change of syllabus for that year. Otherwise, “Specimen Papers” would not be available when the syllabus stays the same.
  • 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 posting your queries to us.
  • DO NOT download the past papers at last minute. Google Drive always has problems in serving during peak hour and during exam period when there are too many last minute candidates trying to download past papers. Access the past papers at Google Drive non-peak hours: 7pm-7am GMT 0 (please convert that into your local timezone). If you can see the rest of the page, but not the folders, that means you are facing problems in connecting to Google Drive at your area. We strongly suggest you to download everything you need at least 2 months before the exam.

* We are providing voluntary services to ensure all candidates have access to past exam papers at the soonest possible time. Please do not take our good will voluntary service for granted, and we would like to remind you that we are not obliged to fulfil any of your “demand” as you wish. You should be grateful that all the past papers are FREE and available for you to download easily.

* All the below past exam papers are copyrighted © University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), which we have collected from various online sources and gathered them at one place to help candidates in their studies. You may search online for other sources for past exam papers if you can’t find what you want here.

9,103 Replies to “Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers”

  1. Hey IGCSE Centre,
    Long time no see! How are you guys? I just wanted to ask you how do you draft a Stage 1 Appeal to CIE ? Please reply as soon as you can. I have got an 89 in French IGCSE (0520) which I sent for re-valuation and I went up by 2 marks and my marks increased. As per the grade thresholds 173/200 is the minimum mark required to achieve an A* which I have obtained but, it is still written as an A. My centre advised me to go for an appeal but, I would like your guidance on how to go about it as there are not many details provided in the CIE Handbook. Thanks. Please reply as soon as possible!!

    Thanks for the tips for IGCSE Exams, I got 3A*’s and 4A’s all thanks to you!! Keep it up!!


  2. Hello IGCSE team, This website is really wonderful. Can you please guide me with what careers can I get with the subjects I’ve chosen (English, Math, ICT, Physics, Chemistry, Bio)
    I’m more good in ICT so I would like to know if I can do anything with ICT and Bio. Please help me !!!

    • Hi Fathima,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. You may consider a career in IT if your interest is in ICT. You can also call up the university that you wish to apply and get their required subjects. You would have better idea in this way.

  3. Hi IGCSE Team
    I truly appreciate your help on uploading and organising the exam papers in order. Helps me a ton. Will surely recommend this website for other peers. Keep up your brilliant work.Also, can you give me any useful and valuable tips for doing maths exam and science exam. Thanks.🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Hello Nae,

      If this language is the official language for that country, then it would be compulsory to take that language in that country. You have to check with school if this rule apply to you or not. You can always opt out from this language if the country official rule does not apply to you.

    can you please help me with picking my IGSCE subjects.
    which subject is better business or economy? and what are the relationship between PE and human biology?
    and what are the grades I should take to get a scholarship to Canada, Dullhousi?
    plz answer as soon as possible. 🙂

    • Hello Leen,

      It is wise to check with the university the wish you apply to, and get the confirmation on required subjects. Furthermore, different colleges have different selection preferences, therefore you should check the individual college websites. If after consulting the websites you have any further queries about admissions and scholarship requirements, do get in touch with the admissions office at your preferred College.

  5. The instructions in First language French says no dictionaries allowed does that mean dictionaries are allowed in French as a foreign language?

    • Hi Rishi,

      We checked on our end and we can access the page properly. Try to clear your browsing data. Please also access the past papers page at Google non-peak hours. The non-peak hour for Google is 7pm-7am, GMT 0. Please work it out in your local timezone.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      With Physics, you’ll need a lot of practice.
      1. Learn and understand the key concepts and formulas. Familiarise/memorise the key equations/formulas (refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected: ).
      2. Do revision based on the latest syllabus and practice with the latest past exam papers ( ). Pay attention to the most common mistakes you always seem to make. Make notes and revise them, so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your actual exam.

      Minimize your reference checks. Try solving a problem with the formula without looking it up. You MUST do this as many times as you can. You will be able to remember the formulas/key equations better when you repeat this step. At the end of a calculation ask yourself if the answer is sensible and always include units where appropriate.

      Furthermore, you may be interested in our online revision course. These had helped numerous students to score A*. For more information, kindly read this: . We also have exam model answers where you are able to see what is an A* answer like:

  6. I seem to be having a problem evaluating and analyzing questions in the economics paper 2 (0455). Do you have any tips you can give me that would help?

    • Hello Nae,

      We suggest that you develop data handling techniques. Familiarize yourself with the variety of forms in which economic data can be presented. Learn to interpret statistical tables, understand trends and relationship, and illustrate diagram, and analyze graphs.

      Furthemore, always use the extract provided. Do not rely mainly on your general knowledge and understanding to answer some of these questions. While correct information may have been provided, it will not score any marks because the assessment objective is to make use of relevant information from the extract.

  7. Hi….I would just like to enquire whether you will release more specimen papers for the subject ‘Hindi as second language (0549)’ for the new syllabus 2019, as there is only one paper available to practice with. And the new syllabus is very different from the old one. To test myself and to be able to allocate time for each exercise, I would need more papers. So are there going to be more papers for the syllabus 2019.

    • Hi Zaid,

      As of the moment, CIE has only released one set of specimen paper to reflect the changes in Hindi as Second Language (0549) syllabus.

      Alternatively, you may contact the exam board, CIE (, and ask them this question.

  8. May i know the latest format of Statement of Financial Position used by IGSCE Accounting 0452 paper. If a student uses the old format will marks be deducted? pls advise

  9. Hi IGCSE team,

    Could you please upload combine science (0653) paper 43 and mark scheme in both May/June & Oct./Nov 2016 session. Thanks in advance.

  10. Greetings!

    Can you please check the audio for listening 0511/41 May June 2018? I am not able to download the full audio.


  11. whoah this blog is wonderful i really like studying your posts.

    Keep up the great work! You realize, many persons are searching
    around for this information, you could help them greatly.

    • Hi Caroline,

      Thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately we do not have Physical Education notes, nor any for key stage 1 and 2. If your school is a registered Cambridge School, you may get teachers resources from them.

    • Hi Haya,

      All IGCSE papers are now uploaded. Paper 1 and Paper 3 are for Core. Just look into the folders and you will find them.

  12. Hi IGCSE Team,
    Please how do I get the mark scheme for October/ November 2017 0510/21. I’ve searched but couldn’t get it. PleaOlufunmilse help. Thanks.

  13. Dear IGCSE team,
    Thank you.. Could not work without your uploads.
    Please could you check listening audio for Feb/March 2018 French 0520 paper 12, the audio plays only for section 1 and then zips to the end.
    would appreciate it to be uploaded again.

  14. Hello IGCSE CENTRE, I would wish to offer you all my sincerest heartfelt gratitude as it was only with your help and the excellent resources that you all provided that I was able to achieve 7A*S in the May-June 2018 IGCSE series in English Literature, First Language English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and Additional Maths. It was due to your past papers that I got an A* in Hindi as a second Language in October 2017 and got a PUM of 100 in Extended Maths 0580 in May-June 2017. Keep up the good work and God bless you all! This would not be possible without your effort!

  15. Hey

    When will the May/June Spanish 0530 past papers be available?
    is there any other way I can gain access to them?

    thank you,

    • Hello Orion,

      We’re still missing those papers at the moment. We will upload them as soon as we get ahold of them. Kindly check our page from time to time.

  16. Hi IGCSE Team,
    Thank you for uploading Feb/March 2018 ESL series. Seems like listening audio 0510/42 is missing. Would be appreciated if can upload it soon.

  17. Hello IGCSE Centre,
    Thank you for all your love and support!! Thanks to you, I was able to achieve 3A*’S and 4A’s in the 7 subjects I attempted. Thank you for calming me down and listening to all my questions and updating the site regularly with past papers and for all your revision courses. I will miss your updates dearly as this marks my last visit to this website. Keep up the excellent work!!

  18. Hello IGCSE centre!I have only about 2 months to write my final Exams.Any study tips you could give me for me to obtain my A*s?I have been studying very hard since the beginning of the year btw.

  19. Just wanted to let you guys know that this website helped me soooo much for my exams! I got an A/A* for all my subjects and couldn’t have done it without this site. The site has a lot of resources and it’s super easy to use! Thanks so much !

  20. hie IGCSE team
    the IGCSE 1995 november literature in English papers, where can i get them ASAP because i cannot find them even the answers

    • Hi Tydah,

      Unfortunately, we do not have a copy of November 1995 English Literature (0486). Furthermore, we do not suggest to revise past papers that are more than 10 years because the syllabus may be outdated already.

  21. Dear IGCSE centre,
    I just got my results for the May/June 2018 session and I would like to thank you so much for being the supplier of past papers to students. I got A*s in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, International Maths and Additional Maths. I got As for my language subjects and a B in Economics (Sad). Therefore, I wish to thank you awesome people for uploading past papers for us to do throughout the 2 year IGCSE programme.
    This is the best IGCSE past papers site that I know of and I will definitely recommend your website to the new Y10s and Y11s in my school.
    Once again, thank you so much!
    Yours Sincerely,

  22. Thank you for uploading the Feb/March 0510 paper. It’s been a long wait. However, the listening audio seems to be missing. Would appreciate if the audio can be uploaded soon.

  23. Got my results today, I got 2 A’s, 5 B’s and 1 C, I was expecting something alot worse but thanks to IGCSE Centre i was able to get what I got and I really appreciate it 😁

  24. Hi IGCSE Team,
    I got my board results today at 10:30 AM in India. I did 7 subjects and I got straight A’s in all 7 of them. This could have never happened without your constant help, guidance and support as well as your early assistance in providing candidates with latest past papers. Thank you so much, I will miss your constant updates and tips dearly as this marks my last visit here. So thank you and keep up the good work!!!

    • Hello Dhruvi,

      Here are some tips when writing narrative plots:

      – Decide on a tense and then stick to it; do not jump between present and past. The normal narrative tense is past and those who try to write in the present usually forget to do so after a while, so it is safer to start off in the past.
      – Know what your last sentence is going to be before you write your first. A narrative has to build up to a climax and lead towards a conclusion which is planned before it starts or it will end lamely or incomprehensibly, or the pace will be too slow or too fast.
      – Don’t try to do too much; you can’t cover many events and many years in one short composition. Select key moments and skip over the rest, changing the pace according to the intensity of the moment.

  25. You people are doing an amazing job here. I just need to ask that in writings. is word count based on each and every word, even conjunctions, articles and abbreviations?

    • Hello Arnav,

      Every word counts. Our suggestion is not to write too much. Aim for quality rather than quantity. This means to focus more on writing excellent English rather than a long essay. On a side note, if you are writing a summary – DO NOT exceed the word limit.

      And thank you so much for your kind words.

    • Hi Christina,

      We do not have a fixed date to upload the papers. We upload the past exam papers as soon as we get ahold of them – can be anytime after the results are released. You may need to check our website from time to time.

  26. Hi……The IGCSE 2018 May/June results are coming out on August 14th (day after tomorrow). Does that mean we can expect the 2018 Mayjune papers to be uploaded anytime next week?

    • Hi Royer,

      We do not have a fixed date to upload the papers. We upload the past exam papers as soon as we get ahold of them – can be anytime after the results are released. You may need to check our website from time to time.

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