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.
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9,297 Replies to “Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers”

    • Hi Dhruvi,

      CIE has only uploaded 2019 Specimen Paper 5 Confidential Instructions only. They did not release any Specimen paper for other papers.

      Specimen papers are only available when there’s a change in syllabus. Specimen papers will not be available if the syllabus remains the same. Thus, the question format would be the same as previous years.

      Please read the “RED” remark here for specimen papers: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers

  1. Hi,
    Do we need to write in full sentences when answering Chinese (second language) Listening , Reading and Writing questions paper?

    How about Malay and English (second language) paper?

    Please advise soon. Thank you.

  2. hi guys , i need tips to start to study Economics igcse 455 how should i start can you give me tips cuz i will tale it in may june 2019

    • Hello Eyad,

      We suggest that you develop data handling techniques. Familiarise 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 analyse graphs.

      Furthermore, 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/

  3. hi i have done may june 2018 exam in physics,chemistry and arabic first language and i have scored well but this year i am going to do may june 2019 in maths,ict,business,english and ict and i find it difficult also i am not good at memorizing where can i find good notes for ict and biology and how can i study plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help idk why my level is going down

  4. Hello,
    I moved from American to British curriculum and I will do my IGCSE exams next year what would you recommend me to do, stay in the British curriculum or move back to American curriculum.

    Thank you

    • Hello,

      This depends on what you want to study in the future. We strongly suggest that you contact the university you want to attend and know their entry requirement.

  5. I have a doubt of science subjects like lets take an example of Physics(0625). For MCQ the weightage is 30% so if a student gets 36/40 his percent will be 27%

    For theory the weightage is 50% so if a student gets 74/80 his percent will be 46.25%

    For ATP the weightage is 20% so if astudent gets 34/40 his percent will be 17%

    so if we total this, the students percentage will be 90.25%
    Now if the is extended his percentage will be shown on report card as 90.25%
    But, if the student is core then what will be shown on report card 90.25% or less than that.

    • Hi Nathan,

      One of the students shared this guideline for Environmental Management (0680),

      1. You need to know the content by heart. Everything from the Lithosphere to the Biosphere should be embedded in your brain indefinitely. I used this book http://www.amazon.com/Environmental-Management-Core-Level-IGCSE/dp/0199151318 which is very comprehensive and I think it is one of the best books to exist for this particular subject.

      2. Revise. Keep revising. You never know when you’re going forget one important detail. Often times in exams, we get questions from topics we neglected.

      3. Past papers are your best friend. Practice, practice, practice. I cannot stress this point enough. Revise and practice- that should be your cycle.

      4. Definitions. The Cambridge people are a big fan of catching you by surprise. And in a subject such as EM, you need to know how to define a concept concisely. Don’t neglect these.

      5. Graphs and calculations. Brush up on your math, you will get a question related to math GUARANTEED.

  6. Dear IGCSE Centre,
    Thank you very much for your support! My finals are coming up, and i signed up for the tips program; however, I have not received. Please check. Also, what else should I do to improve my grades? How can I score better at English as a second language speaking?
    Thank you again!

    • Hi Areeb,

      Please check your spam box if you can’t receive our email.

      You should start doing your revision based on the latest syllabus: (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-surebjects-syllabuses) and practice with the latest past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/ ). Start with the latest paper as they have the newest syllabus format and continue with the older one date back from 5 to 10 years. Then, revise on the most common mistake you always seem to make.
      You can also check out other resources we have:
      Revision Course: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/
      Exam Model Answers: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/
      Mark Your Paper: http://www.igcsecentre.com/mark-your-papers/

      Here are also some Speaking tips for you:
      1. Pick 3 or 4 practice exam questions that are different from each other (closest to what is expected in the latest syllabus). You can refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/.
      2. Prepare answers to questions that are likely to come up
      3. Find out how to pronounce the words and read them out loud.
      4. Learn your answers by heart. Learn your answers one phrase or sentence at a time. Select a chunk and repeat it to yourself over and over until you’ve got it.
      5. Understand and learn the questions. Look up any words you don’t know and learn to recognise keywords. Learn each question alongside the answer that goes with it.
      6. Learn two or three idiomatic phrases or sayings and memorise them. Go for sayings that could be used to talk about any topic or topic-specific ones that you know you’ll be able to use in the exam.
      7. Compile a list of topic-specific vocab that’s likely to come up. If you can, learn the gender of any nouns and the different tenses of any verbs. Learn the vocab so you can use and recognise it.
      8. Get a parent or friend to do a mock exam with you. Pay attention to where you slip up and then work on improving those areas.
      9. Make useful notes.

      Lastly, practice, practice, and more practice.

    • Hi Ted,

      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.

      Furthermore, we suggest that you read the command word carefully. This will help you know exactly what you need to do for each question. Give precise and accurate details. Make sure you give your answer in the correct form asked for in the question. For example, in some questions it could be $, ratio or units. Some questions will relate to just knowledge, where you need to show wider knowledge of a topic. Other questions will ask to apply your knowledge to the scenario.

  7. Hi,
    it would be very helpful if you guys could also sort the past paper questions according to their topics, it would be easy practice.

    Thankyou

    • Hi,

      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.

    • Hello,

      We are sorry we do not have past Checkpoint papers. Checkpoint papers are only available for registered Cambridge school. Please kindly obtain that from school.

  8. Hi IGCSE,
    Thanks for the amazing resources. I’ve gotten better at my term exams because of these. I have a couple of questions though. This is actually my first time studying CIE, as I have moved from another country. As so, I have missed out on a lot of the portions in 9th grade, especially french. How can I cover this before the Feb-March session. Also, the accent for the French listening is very hard. Do you have any tips? Also, is there any way to study for Art & Design for papers 2 and 4? Also, I am having a kind of hard time switching from my original style of writing, which is in american english, to the correct kind?
    Thanks, and sorry for the long post.

    • Hi Pranav,

      Here’s how to improve your listening skills:
      1. Pick 3 or 4 practice exam questions that are different from each other (closest to what is expected in the latest syllabus). You can refer to the latest syllabus on what is expected during exams here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/.
      2. Prepare answers to questions that are likely to come up
      3. Find out how to pronounce the words and read them out loud.
      4. Learn your answers by heart. Learn your answers one phrase or sentence at a time. Select a chunk and repeat it to yourself over and over until you’ve got it.
      5. Understand and learn the questions. Look up any words you don’t know and learn to recognise keywords. Learn each question alongside the answer that goes with it.
      6. Learn two or three idiomatic phrases or sayings and memorise them. Go for sayings that could be used to talk about any topic or topic-specific ones that you know you’ll be able to use in the exam.
      7. Compile a list of topic-specific vocab that’s likely to come up. If you can, learn the gender of any nouns and the different tenses of any verbs. Learn the vocab so you can use and recognise it.
      8. Get a parent or friend to do a mock exam with you. Pay attention to where you slip up and then work on improving those areas.
      9. Make useful notes.
      Lastly, practice, practice, and more practice. Use our past exam papers (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/) to practice and refer to the syllabus (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/) to get a better idea of what is expected.

      With regards to Art and Design (0400), upon checking its subject syllabus candidates must take two components. All candidates take Component 1 and choose either Component 2 or Component 3 or Component 4. As such there are no Papers 2 and 4. Kindly download the subject syllabus here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-subjects-syllabuses/

      Lastly, when it comes to writing, the most important things you need to do are: read a lot and write a lot. We can’t stress enough of “read a lot”. By reading, you will gain tremendous knowledge on how to phrase your sentences, types of vocabulary, style, etc… Besides reading, you ought to practise writing as well. You have to put to use what you have learnt.
      Kindly read this article to help you with your writing: http://www.igcsecentre.com/9-powerful-tips-to-score-in-writing/

  9. hi
    Iam ahmed irfan i am havin great issue with english
    can u pls tell me a tip that how can i make good sentence structures
    it will be really helpful

    • Hi Ahmed Irfan,

      The most important things you need to do are: read a lot and write a lot. We can’t stress enough of “read a lot”. By reading, you will gain tremendous knowledge on how to phrase your sentences, types of vocabulary, style, etc… Besides reading, you ought to practise writing as well. You have to put to use what you have learnt.

      Lastly, kindly read this article to help you with your writing: http://www.igcsecentre.com/9-powerful-tips-to-score-in-writing/

  10. Do i have to choose a combination of paper (I mean Paper 1&3/2&4 or either Paper 5&6) while I am appearing for igcse exams. And if yes, how do I know which paper I will be appearing for. Will the teachers be choosing for us.Can you explain me this. (From India)

    • Hi Tanishka,

      We are not the exam board. CIE is the exam board. Furthermore, if your school is a registered Cambridge School, your teachers can get all the required resources from your school.

  11. Hi,
    I was completing one of the Physics past papers, and the answer to one question was about 1239 (which was the correct answer). However, the marking scheme says that the answer is 1200…A1, without any exceptions.
    Which one should I write? and why?
    Thanks,
    Rayyan

  12. I think u should arrange papers as topic wise as it becomes a whole lot easier to find topic questions if someone is solving the papers in a limited portion……..

    • Hi Abdulrahman,

      Practice, practice, and practice. The quickest way to build vocabulary is, look for synonym for each basic words that you come across. Make a habit to keep a log book beside you, or use your smartphone if you have one, and start building your vocabulary by looking into a dictionary (or dictionary from your super smartphone) then copy down their synonym words or phrases.

      You can start by building verbs, as they are very interesting and you even get to learn phrasal verbs at the same time. The ability to use phrasal verbs in your writing, could land you some good marks!

      Furthermore, you may be interested in our revision course (http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/) These had helped numerous students to score A*

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