CXC CSEC Math exam: time allowed to complete the two papers in the exam
Amount of time allowed to complete the CXC CSEC Math exam
Paper 1: Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes.
Note: The time allowed for this exam paper in minutes = 90 minutes.
This mean that you have 90 minutes to complete 60 multiple choice questions.




Time to
check answers
at the end
of the exam

Time to answer each question

Paper 1

1 hour
30 min

90 min

60

5 min

1 min. 25 seconds (85 seconds)

Paper 2: Time allowed: 2 hours 40 minutes. Note: The time allowed for this exam paper in minutes = 160 minutes.
This means that you have 160 minutes to solve 10 math problems.
CXC CSEC math exam

Exam time allowed

Exam time in minutes

Number of exam questions

Time to write out formulas etc

Time to check answers at end of exam

Time to answer each question

Paper 2


160 min

10

10 min

10 min

14 min

Time management for the CXC CSEC math exam
Paper 1
Given that you have 90 minutes to answer 60 multiple choice questions,
this gives you an average time of 1 1/2 minutes to read and answer each question. You will need to budget your time accordingly.
Paper 2
Even though you have 2 hours and 40 minutes or 160 minutes to solve 10 problems. This gives you an average time of 15 minutes to answer each problem. Since you should leave at least one (1) minute to check over each of your answers at the end of the exam, this means that you will need to leave ten (10) minutes at the end of the exam to check over the paper.
The table below shows how your time should be budgeted during both papers of the exam.
Breakdown of time allowed for the
CXC CSEC math exam

CXC CSEC math Exam

Exam time allowed

Exam time in minutes

Number of exam questions

Time to write out formulas etc

Time to check answers at the end of the exam

Time to answer each question

Paper 1

1 hour 30 min

90 min

60


5 min

85 seconds

Paper 2

2 hours 40 min

160 min

10

10 min

10 min

14 min

Total

4 hours 10 min

250 min

70



