Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers

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

*CIE (Cambridge International Examination board) has its name changed to CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) since October 2017.*

* Note:

  • Updated up to March 2019 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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10,166 Replies to “Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers”

  1. Hello, I need some urgent help. I have printed out the past papers of Geography 0460/21 October/November 2015, the Paper 2 21 and 23 in particular. And I can’t seem to find the map extract of the papers anywhere. They’re not in the insert and not with the question papers either. And I am currently revising for my Feb/March boards that start on the 18th, And I really need those map extracts. Please help!

        • Hi Pragati,

          All past papers are now uploaded. Try to clear your browsing data e.g. history, cookies etc? 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.

  2. Say me a way, without money, can you say me how to score A* in every extended subject?
    (I am Varshith from GIIS, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. My 10th Grade board exams start from March 2020.)
    Can you please help me?
    A way without paying?

    • Hello Naman,

      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.

  3. hi igcse centre
    i am giving my exams this February and there are approximately 2 weeks left for them
    should i start solving o level papers or i should study concepts from the textbooks
    i have completed nearly all the igcse papers from 2018 to 2005 for all the three sciences and maths 0580

    btw u guys are doing an awesome work keep it up

    • Hi Krina,

      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 my exams are in ten days and i need the hindi listening question paper for may june 2018 and oct november 2018……i checked on your site its not available pls help.

        • Hi DANIIIIIIIIII,

          Hindi as a Second Language 0549 is only available in the November and March series. As such, there are no May-June papers for this subject.

          Unfortunately, we?re still missing the audio files of 2018 Oct-Nov papers.

  4. I am from zone 4
    I didn’t get practice past paper for may june 2019 .
    As i want to give exame in may june.

    In economic 0455 igcse ,
    urdu second languages 0539,
    And english as a second languages 0510

    • Hi Salma,

      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.

  5. hey igcse centre
    I would like to know that if my maths paper didn’t go well in Oct Nov 2018 India variant then can i regive the papers in the May-June session

    • Hi Krina,

      You are free to retake your exams whenever.

      You might be interested in our online revision course. Registration is now open and the revision course will start in March 1. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners? advice. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

      We also have on-going promo for candidates who signed up (and qualified) for our A* revision courses. They are entitled to purchase any Model Answers at 50% discount, between the period March?April 2019. A discount code would be sent to you along with your courses login details.

  6. I am now 10th class in GIIS, Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
    Can you say some tti to score marks in my board exam(Extended)?
    These are my subjects:
    English
    Mathematics
    Physics
    French-Foreign language
    Biology
    Chemistry
    ICT
    Business Studies
    Economics

    • Hello V S Varsith,

      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.

      You might be interested in our online revision course. Registration is now open and the revision course will start in March 1. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners? advice. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won?t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

      You may also be interested in our exam model answers. Many students scored A* by copying the style of the answers. Please check them out here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/ We currently have a promo for all candidates signed up for our revision course. Candidates signed up (and qualified) for our A* revision courses are entitled to purchase any Model Answers at 50% discount, between the period March?April 2019. You may find the discount code waiting for you when you log into the courses.

  7. Hello IGCSE Center,
    I would like to know that if i get 5A* and 2A, what will be my overall percentage?Please respond.Thank You!

    • Hello Mikael,

      If you meant your Grade Point Average (GPA), CAIE does not calculate a grade point average (GPA) for students.

      As there is no universal way to calculate grade point average, it is recommended that you contact your chosen university or a Credential Evaluator to ask them to calculate your GPA.

    • I am from zone 4
      I didn’t get practice past paper for may june 2019 .
      As i want to give exame in may june.

      In economic 0455 igcse ,
      urdu second languages 0539,
      And english as a second languages 0510

      • Hi Salma,

        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.

  8. Hello IGCSE Center,
    I recently solved the 2018 ON paper 42 of physics.The question asked was “suggest a metal from which the magnet is made ” why is steel mentioned in the mark scheme, steel is not a metal it is an alloy , I also wanted o know why iron is not mentioned in the mark scheme.
    Thankyou.

  9. i am pleased to tell you that iam the the world topper in all seven subjects . i appeared for the 2018 oct-nov examination . in my mock exam i just got 20% but after i came to your website i got 99.99%. you people are my god you’re my everything . i’ll worship you forever

  10. hi,
    i wanted to ask about how i could improve myself in business studies .
    cos im having a really hard time but having my exams just around the corner as in may is freaking me out .
    pls help me out on how to revise business studies

    • Hello DG,

      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.

      Exam tips:
      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.

  11. French-Foreign Language (520) 2019 papers are not uploaded.
    English as First Language (500) 2019 papers copyright clearance didn’t come.
    Can you say when you’ll upload?

  12. Dear igcse centre,
    I was wondering if it is necessary to take a language for the igcse course. And if it is a must, would the Grade I get in that language affect my chances in getting a good university?
    Please answer me when possible

    Sincerely,
    Collins

    • Hi Collins,

      Taking Language is not mandatory in IGCSE. However, it is usually required for pursuing further education in universities. It is wise to check with the universities that wish you apply to, and get the confirmation on required subjects and entry requirements in accordance to the course you would like to study in the university.

  13. Hello IGCSE Centre,
    The overall percentage will be total marks we have achieved or will it be based on the grade thresholds?

    • Hello Mikael,

      The percentage uniform mark is not the same as the actual total mark that the candidate achieves on the syllabus. This is because the percentage uniform mark depends on both
      the actual total mark for the syllabus and the position of the grade thresholds (which may vary from one exam series to another and from one syllabus to another). The percentage uniform mark is also different from the actual mark because it is always calculated out of 100.

      For example, a student who gets the minimum mark necessary for a Grade A* obtains a percentage uniform mark of 90. A student who gets a mark halfway between the Grade
      D threshold and Grade C threshold achieves a percentage uniform mark of 55.

      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.

      Please kindly read this for more information: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/images/345404-a-guide-to-percentage-uniform-marks.pdf

    • Hi Ray,

      Percentage uniform mark (PUM) corresponds to the grades available (A*, A, B, C etc.) and gives students additional information about their performance. It shows your percentile, not the total mark achieved for the syllabus. 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.

    • Hello Zaid,

      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.

      Furthermore, please follow the instruction in the mark scheme. Mark scheme consists of everything you need to know on what is needed in order to score the highest band.

  14. Hey! Your website is really organised and you have been a really good contributer to my revision and exams. Thank you for your hard work.
    However, for the past 1.5 years of me taking the mocks for english as a secong language 0510, I have been receiving just an A. I really wish to achieve an A* and I am sitting for the igcses this year in M/J. It doesnt help either that the syllabus has changed so I have very little resources and the grade boundaries are extremely high for an A* always.

    Thank you,
    Regards

    • Hello there,

      You might be interested in our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners? advice. Furthermore, the content of our revision course will be updated to reflect the current syllabus change.

      Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won?t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

  15. Dear IGCSE team,

    I don’t really understand that when I go to one of the subjects that I’m taking, I pick one of the months for example 2018 May-June, it gives me 2 or more paper 1 and other papers. So I don’t really get it.
    Thank you,

    Sincerely,
    Panda Chan,

  16. Hey IGCSE centre,
    Will we be penalised for going beyond the word limit in English -First Language (0500) and French as a Foreign Language (0520)?

    • Hello Rebecca John,

      For English First Language (0500), you will not be penalised if you exceed the word limit in an essay writing. However, you have to make sure you can finish all the writing on time. If you wrote under the word limit, chances are you did not provide enough points to answer the questions, and might end up getting a lower score.

      Our advice 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.

      On the other hand for French as a Foreign Language (0520), the recommended word count for both Question 2 and Question 3 are not mandatory; candidates should not feel obliged to remove significant detail in order to meet the word count. However, answers to Question 3 in excess of 200 words are inappropriate and in this instance candidates should be advised to be more selective. Kindly download the Examiner Report for reference, http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/images/424470-june-2016-examiner-report.pdf

    • Hi Samya,

      The fees for revision courses will be available when the registration is opened. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won?t miss our announcement once the registration starts. In the meantime you can have a read at this page: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/ to understand how it works.

      Just as an indication, the fees range from ?149 – ?179 per subject for the last revision session

    • Hi Harnav,

      Please follow the instruction in the mark scheme. Mark scheme consists of everything you need to know on what is needed in order to score the highest band.

  17. Hi IGCSE team!

    Just wanted to ask where are the rest of the rest of Oct/Nov Maths 2018 session’s past papers as some of there aren’t there

  18. Hi,
    Maths (0580), 2018 Oct-Nov, Question papers number 41,42, 43, 21 and 22 are not seen. Only the mark schemes of these are seen.
    Kindly check and request you to do the required.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Pranavi,

      Thank you for letting us know. We?ve uploaded the missing files. Please check it again. By the way, we are providing voluntary assistance to help students and parents around the world. A polite gesture would be appreciated.

  19. Hi IGCSE Centre,
    Thankyou so much for all the help with study resource.
    Wanted to know if Additional Mathematics Past Papers are available; was a little unsure as was not able to spot the same.
    Thanks!!
    Anushka

    • Hi Anushka,

      Thank you for your kind words. All past papers for Mathematics Additional (0606) are now uploaded. Kindly check it.

  20. Hi IGCSE Team!

    just wanted to ask where some of the past papers for the Oct/Nov 2018 session for Maths (0580are as I can’t seem to find them.

    By the way, keep up the good work, You guys are awesome!!!

      • I checked again after some hours and I still can’t find the Oct/Nov 2018 maths past papers which are:

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        w18_qp_31
        w18_qp_41
        w18_qp_42
        w18_qp_43

        • Hi Faizan,

          Thank you for regularly checking our site. We’ve already uploaded the missing files. Please check it again.

  21. Dear IGCSE Team,
    Want your kind guidance on my grades.
    What is the difference between actual marks and percentage uniform mark. Plus, how do grade thresholds released every session relate with grade obtained. I got 88% in Economics November 2018 session. According to percentage uniform mark, I deserve an A but according to the grade thresholds released every year, A* is achievable from 83%. Henceforth, I deserve an A*. What perspective should I consider. Please guide.

    • Hello Naman,

      Percentage uniform mark (PUM) corresponds to the grades available (A*, A, B, C etc.) and gives students additional information about their performance. It shows your percentile, not the total mark achieved for the syllabus. 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.

      Furthermore, every year, the exam questions have slight differences on the level of difficulty. As such in order to provide equivalent A* achieving chance, the threshold is updated every exam series.

  22. Hi,
    This is my first time navigating this website and I’m already impressed by the hard work you make! Keep it up!
    I have a couple of questions and I wish they get answered as soon as possible, because my exams will be in June 2019.
    First,
    I’d like to know how many days after the results date past papers are usually distributed( for March, June and November). I can’t wait for November 2018 papers.
    Second,
    As you know, English As A Second Language (0510)’s syllabus changed and I’m so confused about writing a report. I have no idea of what Cambridge requires for the perfect report and lack some knowledge about it.
    Please I need the answer as soon as possible.

    • Hi Ali,

      Thank you for your kind words. We’re in the midst of uploading the 2018 Oct – Nov papers so please check our page from time to time.

      According to the 2019 syllabus set by CIE (the exam board), question 6 would be to write a report, or a review or an article of approximately 100?150 words for Core and 150-words and for Extended, in response to a short stimulus. As such, there is no more fixed one format for this exercise. We suggest that you have to learn all formats: article, review, report.

      But before you begin writing, decide if you?re going to write about the topic from two sides (for
      and against) or from just one (your opinion). If you write a two-sided (balanced) piece of writing, remember to include your opinion in the last paragraph. If you want to write only from your own point of view, include it in the first paragraph.

      Furthermore, try to think of your own ideas on the topic which match the task and include them in your writing. For each of the ideas included in your answer, support them with evidence or examples. Note, the examiner knows that the evidence or examples will be made up and doesn?t expect these to be correct.

      Lastly, remember to organise your writing: include an introduction, a middle section and a
      conclusion.

      You might be interested in our online revision course. The revision course provides video tutorial, revision timetable, downloadable exam-style practices, common mistakes candidates make during the exams, and also examiners? advice. Our next revision course will be in March-April 2019. The registration will open one month before the revision course starts. We suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter so you won?t miss our announcement once the registration starts. Please kindly find out the details here: http://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-revision-courses/

  23. lets say i get 90 percent in computer science. and the a star is 84 then would the percentage uniform mark be 90 or would it be adjusted

    • Hello Martin,

      Percentage uniform mark (PUM) corresponds to the grades available (A*, A, B, C etc.) and gives students additional information about their performance. It shows your percentile, not the total mark achieved for the syllabus. 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.

  24. Dear igcsecentre,
    Can you please provide me with a tentative date that when will you upload the IGCSE ICT (0417) 2018 October/November past paper, IF not please can you upload it As soon as possible.. And also thanks for the voluntary good work you are doing it is helping candidates like me achieving a good grade!! I also feel very motivated when iread the testimonials once again thank you…
    Please reply me ASAP
    Regards,
    Laaraib

    • Hi John,

      The letter grades “F” and “G” are considered a pass. However, if you plan to further your studies, you must get the confirmation from respective school/college/university on this matter. Each school/college/university has its own entry requirement.

  25. If I want to get 70/70 in math core do i have to get full or do I have to get 70 percent of the core paper marks for Example the total core paper marks is 160 so do I have to get 160/160 for the highest grade or do I have to get 112/160?

  26. What is the relation between percentage uniform mark and actual marks and on which marks will I be graded. What is the relation of grade thresholds released each attempt with past papers with grading. I have just given my IGCSE Economics exam and I got 88 percentage. According to my result I got A grade as its below 90% but according to grade thresholds of oct nov 2018, 83% can bring an A*. What grade do I deserve.

    • Hello Naman,

      Percentage uniform mark (PUM) corresponds to the grades available (A*, A, B, C etc.) and gives students additional information about their performance. It shows your percentile, not the total mark achieved for the syllabus. 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.

      Furthermore, every year, the exam questions have slight differences on the level of difficulty. As such in order to provide equivalent A* achieving chance, the threshold is updated every exam series.

  27. Dear Igcse centre team,
    I was just wondering if it is possible to drop a language after mocks. And if not, How can i learn a language better?

    • Hello Collins,

      If you are attached to a school, you must find out if this is allowed in the school rules & regulations. Each school has its own set of compulsory subjects.

      Furthermore, if you have already registered for this subject, you may want to check with your exam centre if you could cancel the subject that you have registered.

      As to learning language better, the most important things you need to do are: read a lot and write a lot. Try to read articles on that language on various topics which will likely come up to the exams. For example: Health, Tourism, Science and Technology etc. 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.

  28. The maximum grade in core tier is C(69) but if a person gets below 69 (for example 65) then are the marks going to be reduced? and if a person gets above 69 how many marks are deducted?

  29. The maximum grade in core tier is C(69) but if a person gets below 69 (for example 65) then are the marks going to be reduced?

    • Hello Nathan,

      Core syllabus cover minimum required syllabus. For ?Core? curriculum, the maximum grade entitled is Grade C. You will NOT be able to obtain Grade A*, A or B.

      If you wish to achieve Grade A* or A, please go for ?Extended? curriculum. Extended syllabus covers both Core syllabus and more, it is wider than Core syllabus.

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