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 October 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.
  • As much as we would love to help, unfortunately, 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. We strongly suggest you to download everything you need at least 4 months before the exam.


10,389 Replies to “Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers”

  1. can you suggest some effective words to be used in writers effect such as the phrase “implies”, “suggest” plz suggest only some things as I’ve my 0500 exams tomorrow at 8 am IST. Please it is very important and I can’t subscribe or pay for only one day.

    • Hello there,

      When you are planning your answer, things to look for could include:
      – use of the five senses – including colour, noise or sound effects
      – use of contrast or links between the subject and the environment
      – surprising or unusual words in the context of the description
      – imagery (similes and metaphors).

      To score marks though you will need to explain HOW they work, not just find them.

  2. Factorise

    12(m+p)+8(m+p)(m+p)

    0580/22/F/M/19
    Can you please solve this one centre
    Final answer 4(m+p)(3+2m+2p) in marking scheme

  3. Hey IGCSE,
    I am appearing for the exams in March 2020. I wanted to ask how do I study for First Language English 0500 as the syllabus has changed. My english exam is day after tomorrow. I am aiming for an A*

  4. HEY, GUYS I’M APPLYING FOR FEB-MARCH 2020 MY BOARDS HAVE STARTED AND I JUST WANTED TO ASK THAT CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND RECURRING DECIMALS AND SIGNIFICANT FIGURES AS I’M FINDING DIFFICULTIES. I REFER TO THIS WEBSITE NOT BECAUSE THEY PUT LABELS WHICH CUTS SOME IMPORTANT TEXT

    • Hello there,

      If the degree of accuracy is not specified in the question, and if the answer is not exact, give the answer to three significant figures. This is best explained with examples.

      1.076 ➔ 1.08
      2345.07 ➔ 2340

      Furthermore, currency should be rounded to 2 decimals while for angles, give it to 1 decimal place.

      You might also be interested in our Exam Model Answers. It consists of step-by-step workings which you can’t find in mark scheme. You may purchase them here: https://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

      • will i lose marks if these steps are not taken into consideration cause in ms they specify this or this or this for eg: 2340 or 2340.07 etc

        • Hello there,

          It is better to follow what is specified in the question. Keep in mind that if the degree of accuracy is not specified, and if the answer is not exact, give the answer to three significant figures.

  5. Hello IGCSE Centre!
    I am giving my Math 0580 exams… If degree of accuracy is not specified, then answers are to be given to 3 significant figures, right? And also, I wanted to know that will I lose marks if I give non exact answers to more than 3 significant figures( for example, 2 decimal places)?
    Thanks!!

    • Hello Anushka,

      Yes, if the degree of accuracy is not specified in the question, and if the answer is not exact, give the answer to three significant figures. For example, if your answer is 12.298, the answer should be given in three significant figures. Thus you should write your answer as 12.3.

      Upon checking the Examiner’s Report, this is one of common errors students make. Some candidates are giving answers to less than 3 significant figures without a more accurate answer being seen. If a candidate has shown working they are likely to lose only one mark but those candidates showing no working may not be awarded any marks.

    • Hello Bob,

      If the degree of accuracy is not specified in the question, and if the answer is not exact, give the answer to three significant figures. For example, if your answer is 12.298, the answer should be given in three significant figures. Thus you should write your answer as 12.3.

    • Hello Arc,

      Please read our tips below:

      For Paper 2:
      – Work through the paper carefully. Do not miss out any 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.

      – Be confident in answering the questions. When you are well-prepared, confidence will follow.

      For Paper 6
      – It is essential that you read alternative to practical exam papers very carefully

      – Follow the instructions on the paper so that you do the correct experiments and record the correct observations

      – Write down exactly what you see – as differences or similarities

      You may be interested to purchase our A* Model Answers which shows the A* answers for the Alternative to Practical exam papers here: https://www.igcsecentre.com/igcse-exam-resources/

  6. Hello IGSCE
    I just wanted to ask if you have the math formula sheet for code 0580.please if you have it can you send it.
    Thanks a lot.

    • Hello Mai,

      Unfortunately, we do not have a copy of the formula sheet code. You may use google to look for other resources. Thank you.

  7. hey, so glad ur back! so, i was wondering for economics (0455) for the 4 marks questions which say ‘mention 2 points/reasons’ …will they cut marks if i write 3 points? because i heard that they dont and i know many ppl who wrote 3 pnts and got A*s. not sure…pls reply.

    • Hello Bruno,

      Thank you for appreciating our efforts.

      When you provide more than what is required, you will not lose marks but you will lose time. In such a situation the examiner will usually take the first two answers: the examiner will not select the correct answers from your list.

      Hope this helps.

      • just one more query…about my previous question…
        lets say my first reason is wrong and my 2nd and 3rd are correct and are self sufficient for me to obtain 4/4 marks. do they check the 2nd and 3rd if the first is wrong?

        • Hello Bruno,

          The examiner will not select the correct answers from your list, they will only mark your first two answers.

  8. hey igcse,
    do caie inserts o level questions in igcse board exams???
    if no, then why is my school inserting o level questions for preliminary question

    • Hello there,

      IGCSE and O Level have slight differences in the syllabus, and the style of the exam papers are different as well.

      We are not certain why your school adds O-Level questions to your IGCSE preliminary exams, it might be for practices purposes. Please kindly get the clarification from your school.

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