Paper formats over the years

You may be time-trialing yourselves. So take note of the change in paper formats over the years.

Before 2017, Paper 1 had 40 MCQs and students were allocated 80 minutes.

Between 2010 and 2017, Paper 2 included a PQ question. Excluding the PQ question, students were allocated 75 minutes to complete 60 marks worth of question.

Before 2017, Paper 3 Section B was a 3-choose-2.

 

Also, some past year question are now out-of-syllabus. They are listed below.

2007

P1 Q37, Q38

P2 Q5[6]

P3B Q7e [3]

2008

P1 Q36, Q37, Q38

P2 Q5[4]

 

2009

P1 Q38

2010

P1 Q10, Q34, Q37, Q38.

2011

P1        Q37, Q38

P2        Q2[5]

2012

P1        Q38

P3        Q4a[3], Q5[7]

2013

P1        Q36, Q37, Q38

P2        Q7e,f [3]

2014

P1        Q38

P2        Q2[5]

2015

P1        Q37, Q38

2016

P1        Q36, Q37, Q38

P3        Q5[5], Section B Q8e[4]

Roughly speaking, it was 1.25 minutes for each mark for paper 2, and 1.5 minutes for each mark for paper 3.