CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Business (POB)

CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Business (POB)

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CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Business (POB)

Based on the CXC CSEC Principles of Business (POB) syllabus

 

Organization of the CXC CSEC Principles of Business (POB) exam:

In-school exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of two (2) papers and a School Based Assessment (SBA) project.

Private exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of three (3) exam papers.

Paper
Exam time
Question type
Exam marks
Exam percent
paper 1
1hr
15 mins

Multiple choice
(60 questions)
Testing the three profile dimensions

60 marks
30%
Paper 2
2 hours

A structured essay paper consisting of seven (7) questions divided into two (2) sections.

Section A:
3 compulsory questions from section 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the syllabus

Section B:
4 questions,
2 questions from section 1-8 and
2 questions from section 8-10.

Candidates will be required to answer 2 questions from this section.

Candidates must answer all 3 questions from section A and 2 out of the 4 questions from section B.

Each question will be worth 20 marks.

Questions on section A contribute 60 marks and questions on section B contribute 40 marks.

 

100 marks
50%
SBA  

A School Based Assessment (SBA) component covering the profile dimensions of the syllabus.

 

40 marks
20%
1 hr

A case study for private candidates only.

 

40 marks
20%
   
Total
200 marks
100%

 

 

The syllabus for the CXC Principles of Business exam is divided into three (3) profile dimensions. Each profile dimension is comprised of several sections.

The three profiles dimensions are profile 1, 2 and 3.

Profile dimension 1 Organizational Principles
Profile dimension 2 Production Marketing and Finance
Profile dimension 3 The Business Environment

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The sections in each profile dimension are listed below:
Profile dimension
Section
1. Organizational Principles
1. The Nature of Business
  2. Internal Organizational Environment
  3. Establishing A Business
  4. Legal Aspects of Business
 
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2. Production, Marketing and Finance
5. Production
  6. Marketing
  7. Business Finance
 
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3. The Business Environment
8. The role of Government in an      Economy
  9. Social Accounting and Global Trade
  10. Regional and Global Business      Environment
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marshy (not verified)
pob

Its my first time doing POB I am a single parent with a full time job I need lots of help

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principles of business

How can I sign up

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terry (not verified)
POB

Is POB hard???..I'm about to do some subjects looking for something easy.

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Haddiie (not verified)
POB

No it's not hard but a lot of reading is required and there are terminologies you'll have to learn off...that's it basically.

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Richard (not verified)
2014 CSEC POB

In my experience with CXC CSEC, I would advise that you do subjects that appeal to you rather than those that are considered to be 'easier' options. In fact, one of the reasons why I sat POB was because I was told that it was an easy subject therefore I grasped the opportunity to do it. Sad to say that that was my greatest regret with doing CSEC (or maybe not since I haven't got my results yet). Firstly, it was mind-numbingly boring with absolutely no analysis required and the syllabus is inexhaustibly long. However the SBA is the only reprieve as it's kinda interesting.
Secondly, I did 2 business subjects out of 14 and I did them and a few others because they were 'easy'. If your intentions are to go into the field of business then go ahead, otherwise I advise you not to waste your time since it would be a qualification you would never use in life.
Thirdly, there is the risk that you may not like the subject (very big risk!) and it may be too late to drop it. In the end, you would go into the exam room ruing the day you decided to do POB (I am not exaggerating). Then you will get a grade representing the attitude you placed into POB which in the aforementioned case would be a II or a III, or worse.

Notwithstanding, if you think you can manage the boredom of POB then go ahead. Or if you are just looking for something truly easy, try EDPM or Food and Nutrition (if it is offered).

BTW POB is not as 'easy' as they say it is as you have to remember a lot of notes, which is terrible if you are not about that life.

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science

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POB MATHS POA

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Principal of business

how to set up a tattoo shop Sba

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mathematics

great programme

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Chris (not verified)
p.o.b guide

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! this site may have just helped me to get the 1 or 2 :) i hope the site manger(s) keep up the good work! this is a wonderful site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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guest (not verified)
u guys give some good advice

u guys give some good advice thankz

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Riana (not verified)
principles of business

pob is relly difficult

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shanyce (not verified)
Principles Of Business

POB is not really hard u just have to put your mind to it stay focused and remember aim for a grade 1.........put God first,pray,study,live laugh,love,peace !!!!

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principles of business

Who wanna study?

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principles of bisuiness

I would like to study with you , if you like too

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mathematics

i would like to study hard

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english

English is my favorite subject i really wanna do well at it.

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xhy (not verified)
Pob

cxc pob is tomr nd i want nothing less than a grade to prayin to God its easy its one of my most difficult exams

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anyone want to help me in pob

anyone want to help me in pob or be my study buddy email me @ stryder1994@gmail.com

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studyin for pob anyone wanna be my study partner

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I want help with section Two but except Vectors and Matrices that's easy. Speed time graphs and the others I want immediate help with that.

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Ryan Hall (not verified)
Principles of Business

I'm doing P.O.B this year anyone wanna study with me?

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antonio (not verified)
pob

i am a student who is currently sitting the 2014 exam and i would like to study with anyone who is willing to learn

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Gadiesha (not verified)
sure

sure i would love 2 im doing it 2.i want a grade1

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i want to study with u

Hi ,am selena i would want to study with u?plz email me

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guest (not verified)
POB

OK
WHICH TOPIC U WANTB TO START ON

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nastascia (not verified)
principles of business

who want to study with me i'm doing pob,ss

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Prince Blackman (not verified)
POB

hey im doing POB and i dont mint studying with you. Always remember two minds are better than one.
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STUDYING

can we study 2gather

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tenya harrison (not verified)
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I want to study to get a 1 in my cxc P.O.B exams

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guest (not verified)
maths

need help with functions

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pob n human and social biology

i want help n d above

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my comment

why cant i take the exam

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guestjojo (not verified)
principles of business

i am so disappointed in cxc for how they mark us people work had and they can't pass the subject

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FBH (not verified)
I have never done POB and

I have never done POB and would love to pass it with nothing less than a grade 2.I work full time and I am a single parent.I realize that i have to do lots of reading {which i don't mind},but time is so consuming for me.How do i work that out for next year exams.

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passing POB

You should set up a study timetable around your work and family schedule and try to keep to it.

Mary

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Justine aka know it all (not verified)
POB

I'm a bright girl wen it cums unto pob and i dont have any problem wit this subject and i knw next year i will past it in cxc

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Prince Blackman (not verified)
pob

hiyaa im doing POB and i wont mind studying with you. E-mail me and let me know what you think

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guest (not verified)
thats great gud luck to ya

thats great gud luck to ya

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pinky (not verified)
pob

i have never done thid before so i need a lot of help

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how do this helps

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POB and POA

Hi I'm doing POB and POA can u help me? I'm Lasonya Reid

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biscuit bourbon (not verified)
hi i'm doing POA and POB

want to study together

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adailfelix (not verified)
P.O.B

i will be doing P.O.B for C.X.C next year and that is one of the subject i will really like to get

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allalone (not verified)
I hope POB wont be as

I hope POB wont be as challenging as OA was. But thanks for the help you provided

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guest (not verified)
no

oa is not heard i got 3 in it but pob is not hard

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rolex (not verified)
i dont think so

i dont think so

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robbie robinson (not verified)
PRNCIPAL OF BUSINESS

ITS EASY I GOT A 1

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