CXC CSEC math exam: Time management in the exam

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.
 

CXC CSEC math Exam
Exam time allowed
Exam time in minutes
Number of exam 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

2 hours
40 min

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
   

 

 

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