CXC math exam marking scheme


Marking scheme for CXC CSEC general proficiency math exam

This exam is made up of two papers: paper 1 and paper 2

Paper 1:

There are 60 questions on this paper. Each question is worth 1 mark.

All the questions are compulsory (you must answer all the questions). The total number of marks possible for this paper is 60 marks.The marks you make on this paper contributes 33.3% to the final overall grade you make for the math exam.

CXC CSEC math exam
Exam questions
Question Type
Exam marks
Exam percent
Paper 1
60 questions
(compulsory)
Multiple Choice
60
33.3%

This paper has two (2) sections.
Section one is worth 90 marks - you have to answer 8 compulsory problem-solving questions.
Section two is worth 30 marks - you have to choose two questions to answer out of 6 problem-solving questions. Each question is worth 15 marks.

The total number of marks possible for this paper is 120 marks.
The marks you make on this paper, contribute 66.6% to the final overall grade you make for the math exam.

The following two tables show how marks are awarded for the questions on the CXC CSEC math exam.

Table showing the mark scheme for the two CXC CSEC math exam papers
CXC CSEC math exam
Number of questions
Exam Marks
Exam Percent
Paper 1
60
60
33.3%
Paper 2
10*
120
66.6%
Total: 2 Papers
70
180
100%

* Note that 10 of of the 70 questions that you must complete for the exam receives 66.6% of the marks.

These 10 questions are on paper two (2) of the exam, therefore, you will need to score well on this paper in order to pass the exam.

Table showing the breakdown of the mark scheme for the the two CXC math exam papers

CXC CSEC math
general proficiency exam

exam questions
Question type
Exam marks
Exam percent
Paper 1

60 questions
(compulsory)

Multiple choice
60
33.3%
Paper 2

Section 1
8 questions
(compulsory)

Problem-solving
90
49.95%

Section 2
(choose 2 out of 6 questions)

Problem-solving

30
16.65%
Total
180
100%
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Dre (not verified) 26 April 2018 - 1:59pm

This is not the updated mark scheme because the SBA percentage is not shown. Please show the correct version.

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