CXC CSEC math exam - past paper type exam questions

CXC CSEC math exam - past paper type exam questions

Here are links to sample CXC CSEC math exam questions. These are sample paper 2 questions. These are the types of questions which require you to write out your working and show how you calculated your answers.

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AneciaDennis (not verified) 10 October 2008 - 1:44pm

Why cant i access that math past papers. Can anybody tell me how to get them.

admin 11 October 2008 - 2:30am

In reply to by AneciaDennis (not verified)

Hello AneciaDennis,
You cannot access the CXC math past paper type exam questions because they are not posted as yet. We are working to have them posted as soon as possible. We urge you to keep checking back, they should be posted very shortly.


we need a math expert around here. Can you please explain how polynomials work? or even just post a link to a good explanation.

toney (not verified) 14 January 2009 - 7:45am

In reply to by Archie

Hi Archie: I have done some research, took less than five minutes, and found some excellent links. If you would like, you can click on and search for the topics you are looking for among other outstanding ones or just click on these links…,, and Archie, thank you once more for helping to put together those CXC questions.

Kathy-ann Daniel 14 January 2009 - 4:12pm

In reply to by toney (not verified)

Thanks for the link Toney, I think I have some pages from in our math tutorials already but I am going to use the index to place a lot more of them in our math topic tutorial pages.

Is there a specific way to use graph paper to draw quadratic graphs? I understand CXC has specific guidelines to draw it.

Hi, have you looked at our math tutorial links? There are some great interactive demos there which show you how functions work. The tutorials are in our CXC exam prep wiki in the right navigation bar.

guest (not verified) 13 January 2009 - 1:26pm

the people who are writing the maths exams have to understand we are not mathematicians while doing pass papers i realize that each year the maths is getting harder and complicated.. the stuff that we learn in class is nothing comparing to what comes on exam i am begging the cxc people to please make maths a little clearer and easier this year....

guest (not verified) 12 February 2009 - 1:11am

In reply to by guest (not verified)

a verical stick perpendicular to the ground has a height of 45m it cases a shadow of length 30m on the horizontal ground

neisha21 (not verified) 6 March 2009 - 3:40pm

I reaaly find this site helpful.

ezekiel (not verified) 19 March 2009 - 5:00pm

i want to know what maths text is good cause i have been doing this subject over and over for two years and still the same grade. what am i doing wrong?

guest (not verified) 22 March 2009 - 1:07am

In reply to by ezekiel (not verified)

That's a good question. I don't know myself. I think the Toolsie book with the CXC past paper questions and solutions is good, but to learn math, you might need a different book.

I like how this teacher explains math,
You might want to see if he has a book.

AKEISHA WILLIAMS (not verified) 20 March 2009 - 6:27pm

can i get my results

jamzy (not verified) 1 April 2009 - 12:17am

cxc should have noticed by now that most of the students sitting the exam come no where close to getting a one. they should ask their self why. i mean no where in my life am i going to be doing such complicated maths like that. so please cxc people please please please make d maths exam easier for people like me. alas i beging!

monnae2121 (not verified) 14 May 2009 - 4:32pm

i don't understand geometry particularly cyclic quadrilateral and vectors can anyone help

guest (not verified) 17 May 2009 - 11:29am

There are many resources on the internet but none seems to give a coherent proposition. I want to excel in English A Exam coming January nevertheless it appears impossible in view of the fact that I am not fascinating in Reading. I can’t even read a book for above ten minutes without closing it.
In fact, I have done several researches online but appearing none contested to my satisfaction. Few sources stated that I should assume the meaning of the words which reading rather than checking up dictionaries often. I really need you to lend a helping hand in this scenario. How and what genre of books should I read? Should I look up the meaning of words? Should I concentrate more on the thought of the story rather than the author’s use of words? I am pleading desperately for your generous assistance. What shall I do as a student preparing to write CXC English in January?

Kathy-ann Daniel 17 May 2009 - 4:26pm

In reply to by guest (not verified)

Hi, if you are having problems concentrating on reading, I suggest that this is the skill you should start practicing first. The CXC English A exam is about reading with understanding and being able to express yourself clearly in written English.


If you cannot read for more than 10 minutes without needing to walk away, then I suggest you do not read for more than 10 first.


What you have to realize is that reading like all skills gets better with practice. If you can only read for 10 minutes, then do that. Over time, if you keep reading regularly (daily), you will find that it becomes easier to read for longer periods.


Now, another question might be, what do I read? I suggest that you read books, comics, magazines, jokes or whatever takes your interest. If you like cars, read about that, if you like football or fashion, music or dancing, then read about that.


When you read for pleasure and you enjoy what you are reading, then you will want to do more of it. Again, slowly, over time, you can start reading other types of material, like newspaper articles.


However, being able to read with understanding is only one part of the CXC English A exam, you also need to be able to express yourself well in written English. You can practice your writing skills by writing regularly in a diary or keep an online journal by blogging in communities such as ours.


There are many ways to improve your English, you just need to start.


sheries (not verified) 24 May 2009 - 1:09am

In reply to by guest (not verified)

I know you are stressing about your exam in January, and I was too, so here are a few tips:
1. Read what you like to read. This could even be comic strips, my favourite.
2. English is about words in context. The way a word is used in a sentence breeds the interpretation. So, when you read, interpret the context.
3. The exam is not just about how much you know, but how you can use time wisely and present some of that knowledge. Research has shown that one only uses about 20% of one's knowledge in an exam.
4. You say your attention span is small, so when you begin to feel disinterested, close the book and do something else for about 2 to 5 minutes. This works for me, because I am easily distracted. However, you must develop the discipline to finish reading what you must read.
5. Read with a dictionary, a pencil and a little notebook. When you see unfamiliar words, underline them or make a note of them until you have finished the chapter. Then, look up their meanings and try to use them in sentences. When talking to others, try them out! (Make sure to use them in context though. You don't want to be laughed at.)

I hope these tips will be helpful to you and others. All the best in your upcoming exams. Remember to ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST!

kry-ceee (not verified) 20 May 2009 - 9:44pm

the math paper this year wasnt that hard..i kinda enjoyed it how bout u guys?

amanda (not verified) 24 May 2009 - 3:56pm

@a.richards its a subjects that kills our brain its really hard to understand but if understood very easy wat do u guys think about physics cxc coming up tomaro.

guest (not verified) 24 May 2009 - 10:07pm

In reply to by amanda (not verified)

i think physics tomarrow is gonna be challenging but one you know ur formulas and know when to apply them... you can get a grade 1.

L.CLARKE (not verified) 25 May 2009 - 8:33pm

In reply to by guest (not verified)

it wasnt all that hard but i only hope for the best

guest (not verified) 25 May 2009 - 3:58pm

wtf was up with physics that was insane.. jan wasnt no wayyyy as hard as this ughhhh

yo the physics was BADDDDDD nuh
i dont even know if a grade 5 is even possible for dat dey..
lets hope the whole caribbean thought it was bad..

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