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.
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* 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.



9,236 Replies to “Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers”

    • Hi Mohammed,

      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.

    • Hi Taha,

      Start as early as possible. You can revise the subject from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. 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.

      Lastly, DO NOT wait until the very last minute to do your revision.

  1. Hi there IGCSE Centre. May you please provide me some tips on how to study for business studies paper 2 and physics multiple choice paper 2 for October/November. Thank you

    • Hi Sams,

      Here are some few tips for Business Studies (0450):
      Demonstrate the application of knowledge and concepts using the given scenario. This doesn’t mean simply referencing the business name. Analyse the issues faced and make suitable recommendations as to what this particular business should do. Always use the information provided in the case study or question stem as a guide in considering what to write.

      On the other hand for Physics (0625),
      – Work through the paper with care. Do not miss out a question for any reason – you may then start placing your answers in the wrong places.
      – Do not attempt to look for any pattern, or any lack of pattern in the answers. In other words, do not worry about how many questions have been answered A, B, C or D and do not worry about the distribution of As, Bs, Cs and Ds.

  2. Dear IGCSE Team,
    Can you let me know when will the Hindi papers for may/june 2018 be uploaded. Please look into it. Your papers are the only I’ve improved in this subject

    Regards,
    Sai Ganesh

  3. Hi,
    I’m a student who is doing my exams next year, and I was wondering if a bad grade will ‘ruin’ your overall image.
    In my case, I’ve been doing reasonably in all my chosen subjects except language.
    If I get a E or so for that subject, does it make my overall report worth less (assuming the rest are A* – B)?
    Without the language I still have 8 other subjects.

    • Hi Joseph,

      If this subject is not one of the required subjects in the university entry requirement, it won’t affect your application. If it is, then it would affect your application. It is best to check the entry requirements with the university you wish to apply to.

      We suggest that you prepare for your exams as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. 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.

  4. hello igcse centre, i had my economics paper 2 structured question yesterday and im so stressed , i was not able to finish in time and i feel so down and depressed because i worked so hard, how do i overcome this so that i can prepare for my other papers

    • Hello,

      At this point of time, you shouldn’t rush to practice lots of past exam papers. This would stress you out. Just take all your previous practices, and go through all the common mistakes that you normally make. Go through them with a calm mind, and not beat yourself up for the mistakes that you had done. Take deep breath.

    • Hello Ukasha,

      Here are some tips for Physics:

      – The questions usually include stimulus materials that contains all the relevant information. The information can be given in different ways: a diagram, a graph or a table. Study the materials thoroughly as it often provide clues and answers to the question.

      – When answering calculation, always show the working of your answer. Learn a set method for solving a calculation and use that method. Write out all the working for your calculation as it can gain marks for the method even if there’s a mistake with the final answer.

      – Remember to write the correct symbols and units. Familiarise with the following multipliers: M mega, k kilo, c centi, m milli as these may be included in many calculations. Make sure to show the units in the calculation. If the units are not given on the answer line, then always write them after the numerical answer.

      On the other hand for Economics, 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.

      Lastly, practice, practice and practice. Answering past papers help and you can learn from the mark scheme. Download the past papers here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

  5. Hi, I noticed for Business Studies (0450) there are 2 folders for each of the recent years.

    Other than that, I would just like to say thank you for doing this work, it has definitely helped countless people 🙂

    • Hi Anika,

      Here are some tips for Geography (0460):

      – Read the information given in the stem of the question carefully as well as the questions themselves

      -When you are asked to use a written resource you will not be given marks for copying out sections from it. Look at the question you are being asked and try to show your understanding by answering in your own words.

      -Try to be as precise as possible as vague statements are unlikely to get you many marks. e.g. ‘A Stevenson Screen is used to get accurate readings’ is far too vague. You need to give details explaining why readings are accurate when a Stevenson Screen is used (the louvres allow a free flow of air, the white surface reflects the sun’s rays, it allows you to take temperatures in the shade etc).

      -Make sure you know the differences between global environmental problems which you may have studied. Many people mix up global warming, ozone depletion and acid rain. You must also make sure you do not mix up causes and effects/consequences – you may be asked for one or the other so read the question carefully.

      Lastly, practice, practice and practice. Answering past papers help and you can learn from the mark scheme. Download the past papers here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

  6. Hello Cambridge Team,
    I have a little trouble with answering and structure questions for Geography Paper 1. I would really appreciate it if you could provide any tips to answering correctly and with full detail in order to get full marks, please let me know.
    Thanks!

    • Hi Ashley,

      We are not Cambridge nor “CIE” for your information.

      Here are some tips for Geography (0460) Paper 1:

      – Read the information given in the stem of the question carefully as well as the questions themselves

      -When you are asked to use a written resource you will not be given marks for copying out sections from it. Look at the question you are being asked and try to show your understanding by answering in your own words.

      -Try to be as precise as possible as vague statements are unlikely to get you many marks. e.g. ‘A Stevenson Screen is used to get accurate readings’ is far too vague. You need to give details explaining why readings are accurate when a Stevenson Screen is used (the louvres allow a free flow of air, the white surface reflects the sun’s rays, it allows you to take temperatures in the shade etc).

      -Make sure you know the differences between global environmental problems which you may have studied. Many people mix up global warming, ozone depletion and acid rain. You must also make sure you do not mix up causes and effects/consequences – you may be asked for one or the other so read the question carefully.

      Lastly, practice, practice and practice. Answering past papers help and you can learn from the mark scheme. Download the past papers here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

    • Dear IGCSE Centre team,

      just wanted to thank you for the great website but I’am afraid i could not find IGCSE ICT 2007 May/June and October/November papers can you add them please

      Regards,
      Ali

  7. hi this is Meetrayu here.
    I am going to give my exams in the year 2020 for Hindi as a second language(0549).
    The only help I want is that how do we practice MCQ type questions for Hindi. Can you send a link or a website which has similar type of questions to practice as these type of questions have not been asked in Past Exam Papers of Hindi IGCSE. Kindly reply. Regards!

    • Hello Meetrayu,

      Unfortunately, we do not have any other resources other than the Specimen papers. You may try to google and search for practice tests.

    • Hi Anthony,

      With Maths, 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: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/ ).

      2. Do revision based on the latest syllabus and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-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.

      Tips:
      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.

      Hope this helps.

  8. hello igcse centre.. im so grateful for all the past papers provided , it has really boosted my confidence… i would like to know what percentage uniform mark means

    • Hello,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Percentage Uniform Mark (PUM) is the numbers shown in a bracket in your statement of results. It is not the total mark achieved for the syllabus. It shows your percentile. It is a point on a common scale for all syllabuses to show whether the candidate’s performance is close to the top, middle or bottom of the grade.

  9. Our teachers are very discouraging about ICT. We’ve been told that the overall toppers get no more that 72 – 75%. What do I do to improve my academic record till 10th? (I’m in 9th).

    • Hi Drishti,

      Don’t let them discourage you. Believe in yourself and everything will follow through.

      Learn and understand the key concepts. 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.

  10. Hi IGCSE team,
    I was having a travel and tourism exam last week i didnt do well in paper 1 , but if i do well in paper 2 will i pass?

    • Hi Zeyad,

      Demonstrate the application of knowledge and concepts using the given scenario. This doesn’t mean simply referencing the business name. Analyse the issues faced and make suitable recommendations as to what this particular business should do. Always use the information provided in the case study or question stem as a guide in considering what to write.

    • Hi Anthony,

      All past papers are uploaded. Just click on the subject and it will lead you to the Google Drive where you can download past papers.

  11. Hi, I think you guys might have missed out
    Mathematics (0580) October/November 2017 paper 23, both question paper and marking scheme.

    On a side note, thank you so much for all the papers and effort you put in to provide all these past years 🙂

    • Hi Devam,

      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.

  12. Hello,
    I just want to make sure of a point..
    In English as a second language 0510
    In exercises 6 and 7 if you don’t have enough space can you continue in the blank page; of course after writing refer to blank page beside the question
    Or will it not be corrected??

    • Hi Salma,

      Yes, you can ask for a new piece of paper. Just label it correctly, and fasten it with your question paper. You must confirm the method of fastening with your exam centre / the exam officer. The usual method is to tie with a string or stapler.

      • I actually meant the blank page in the exam itself…it’s an empty page at the end of the exam not an extra one. However, some people said that this page is only for draft work. Thus, I am hoping you can clarify whether it will be checked or not.
        Thank you very much for your quick and helpful reply though. It will be very useful in my coming subjects.

        • Hi Salma,

          The blank page is to indicate the end of the questions. If you wish to write your answer on that blank page and need confirmation that it would be marked, please kindly write to the exam board, CIE, for such confirmation. Only the exam board, or the exam officer in your school is able to give this confirmation to you.

        • Hi
          I actually wrote my tamil exams in the 2018 may june series and had written one of my answers in the blank page and was worried I would lose marks.
          but thankfully it was corrected and I scored full.
          so usually it is corrected.

    • Hi Ahlam,

      All the audio files are properly uploaded. Just click on the subject and it will lead you to the Google Drive where you can download past papers.

    • Hello,

      Start as early as possible. You can revise the subject from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. 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.

      Lastly, DO NOT wait until the very last minute to do your revision.

    • Hi Jizzy,

      Please read this article: http://www.igcsecentre.com/how-to-handle-your-stress-when-exam-is-approaching/ they are extremely helpful to reduce your stress

      You must put your mind on studying, not “stressing”. When you concentrate in one thing, your mind can’t think of another thing.

      Furthermore, at this point of time, you shouldn’t rush to practice lots of past exam papers. This would stress you out. Just take all your previous practices, and go through all the common mistakes that you normally make. Go through them with a calm mind, and not beat yourself up for the mistakes that you had done. Take deep breath.

      Before you go to sleep tonight, tell yourself that: “I know I can score well tomorrow. Thank you for everything.”. Just rest early.

  13. Please please I need help I have an exam on Monday 15/10/2018 then I’ll have the hardest exam between 22/10 /2018 to 26/10 /2018 these time very stress and I need help for physics, chemistry, biology, and math I need to know is there any expected questions pls pls I’m so worry about the exam 😭😭😭

    • Hi Bushra,

      At this point of time, you shouldn’t rush to practice lots of past exam papers. This would stress you out. Just take all your previous practices, and go through all the common mistakes that you normally make. Go through them with a calm mind, and not beat yourself up for the mistakes that you had done. Take deep breath.

    • Hi Mee,

      Please read this article: http://www.igcsecentre.com/how-to-handle-your-stress-when-exam-is-approaching/ they are extremely helpful to reduce your stress

      You must put your mind on studying, not “stressing”. When you concentrate in one thing, your mind can’t think of another thing.

      Furthermore, at this point of time, you shouldn’t rush to practice lots of past exam papers. This would stress you out. Just take all your previous practices, and go through all the common mistakes that you normally make. Go through them with a calm mind, and not beat yourself up for the mistakes that you had done. Take deep breath.

      Before you go to sleep tonight, tell yourself that: “I know I can score well tomorrow. Thank you for everything.”. Just rest early.

    • Hello,

      For article writing, examiners are looking for answers that:

      • are the right length – remember to check how many words you need to write
      • have paragraphs – these don’t have to be long, but each one should contain a different set of ideas
      • answer the question – don’t forget any bullet points
      • are organised and logical – this helps to keep you on the topic
      • are accurate – so be careful to check your spelling, grammar and punctuation
      • are clear to read – so keep your handwriting tidy.

      You can consider making use of our available resources to help improve your writing:
      Exam model answers – http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/
      You can also get your practice papers marked by a qualified subject expert here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/mark-your-papers/

  14. Hi Can you please add IGCSE Combined science please, especially papers 11,12,31,32,61,62. This would help a lot.

    Thanks in advanced

    • Hi Tarunjot,

      We’ve checked on our side and all the papers are properly uploaded. Please let us know which exam series and year so we could check it again. Thanks.

    • Hi Muntaha,

      With Mathematics, 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: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/ ).
      2. Do revision based on the latest syllabus and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-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.

      Tips:
      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.

      Lastly, you may be interested in our online A* revision course: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/. These courses are being crafted to help you to achieve A*. Our next revision course will be in March-April. Do subscribe to our newsletter so you won’t miss our announcement once the registration starts.

      Hope this helps.

    • Hello Ikea,

      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.

    • Hi Tirth,

      Upon checking the examiner’s report, this question caused some difficulties with many candidates failing to consider the weight of the ruler.

      Alternatively, you may contact the exam board, CIE (http://www.cie.org.uk), and ask them this question. Only the exam board could give you the confirmation on the mark scheme.

    • Hello Khushkaran,

      Start as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. 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.

      Lastly, DO NOT wait until the very last minute to do your revision.

  15. Hi again ,
    I did not score well in one subject for igcses how can i get good grades in second time please help .

    • Hi Khalid,

      We suggest that you start as early as possible. You can revise the subjects from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. 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.

      Lastly, DO NOT wait until the very last minute to do your revision.

  16. Hello Cambridge Team,
    Thanks for all the help you offer IGCSE students like me academically, I can’t stop appreciating you all for everything especially the past questions. But I’m a little bit confused on my career choice, I love history most especially,physics and design and technology also but the school i transferred to doesn’t offer history, my subjects are biology, addmaths,geography, maths english, ict, enterprise. I’m basically planning on studying architectural technology alongside with interior design. My questions are: Do I need history and chemistry? If I need history how possible is it that I can write it for my IGCSEs coming up next year oct/nov? With my subject combination is there a chance I can venture into robotics or mechanical engineering in case I change my mind in future?
    -Preshy 15 currently in year 11. Waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance.

    • Hello Precious,

      Thank you for your compliment. However, we would like to stress that we are not “Cambridge”, nor CIE.

      You should decide on the subject based on what you want study in the university. In your case, if your planning on studying Architectural Technology, we suggest that you check on the university’s entry requirement. In this way you have 100% confirmation on the needed subjects.

      Or if you’re planning to take up Mechanical Engineering with your current subject combination, we still suggest that you check with your preferred university for their admission requirement. All universities have their own set of requirements.

      Lastly, since you’ve already registered with a formal school, you ought to follow the subject options in the school. However, you can register to sit for a particular subject privately. You must find your local British Council or another exam centre to register for the subject. It is best to check if they offer that particular subject and also check on the exam dates, to make sure this subject does not conflict with other subjects.

    • Hello,

      Start as early as possible. You can revise the subject from the beginning. Highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test (you should refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/). You can then use the past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) as your revision. Start with the latest papers as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older ones date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistakes that you always seem to make. 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.

      Lastly, DO NOT wait until the very last minute to do your revision.

    • just make sure you learn all you’re key terms, and do extra research on case studies and experiments.
      Make you’re answers detailed and full of different points, don’t elaborate on only one point, this wont get you any marks 🙂
      lastly, on 8 and 15 mark questions make sure to write an awesome conclusion to get into the top bands.
      good luck!

    • Hi Ethan,

      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.

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