# 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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