CXC CSEC math exam - paper 2 topics (May/June 2010 and forward)

Based on the CXC CSEC math syllabus (2010)

CXC CSEC math exam paper 2 topics

This paper has two sections.

Section 1

90 marks

is made up of 8 compulsory problem-solving questions. All the questions are based on the core objectives of the syllabus. You must complete all of the 8 questions in this section.

Section 2

30 marks

is made up of 3 problem-solving questions based on the optional objectives of the syllabus. You must choose 2 of the 3 questions to answer.

The table below gives you the list of the topics for the questions
on section 1, Paper 2 of the CXC CSEC math exam. The table also tells you how many marks each question is worth.

CXC CSEC math exam paper 2

Section 1

Question Topics
Marks for questions in Paper 2, Section 1
5 marks
10 marks
10 marks
10 marks
15 marks
10 marks
20 marks
*Combination question
10 marks
Total number of questions
you must answer - 8
Total marks possible - 90 marks

* Combination question may be set on any combination of objectives in the core including number theory.

CXC CSEC math exam paper 2

Section 2

Number of questions

Marks for questions
in Paper 2, Section 1
1 questions
15 marks for each question
1 questions
15 marks for each question
Vectors and Matrices
1 questions
15 marks for each question
Total number of questions
you must answer - 2
3 questions
Total marks possible -
30 marks

diiva.x3 (not verified) 22 November 2009 - 5:53pm

my weakest area right now is remembering work done in the previous forms

kissable (not verified) 10 March 2010 - 8:45pm

i hate that so much no matter how i try to study it its just not connecting in the brain.
last year i did 8 subject and got 5 ones 2 two and math with a four my god tsk

nichel (not verified) 10 March 2010 - 9:14pm

In reply to by kissable (not verified)

look at the good side you have all the other subjects out the way and just math to concentrate on now i guess =)

guest (not verified) 22 August 2010 - 9:08pm

In reply to by kissable (not verified)

its the same with a friend of mine no matter how they study it just not

Lashauana (not verified) 21 March 2010 - 3:38pm

I use to think its hard and i would fail it, but if I keep thinking that way then i will fail my now its all about thinking positives towards the maths and I will pass it.........

EGGON (not verified) 23 March 2010 - 4:31am

In reply to by Lashauana (not verified)


spiketwist8 (not verified) 24 March 2010 - 10:21pm

Most of the topics there i'm great with.. whenever our math teacher sends us to the board to work a sum, if you're going wrong, she stops you and explains and everytime i make a mistake i remember word-for-word about what she said. Accounts is another subject by itself. i think i'll get all ones except for art, probably a 2 there and accounts(5 or 4).. and i'm serious... i'm horrible at accounts

ms_nieka (not verified) 28 April 2010 - 5:19pm

In reply to by spiketwist8 (not verified)

i have the same problem..... im great at every subject except accounts!!!! i think the reason im so horrible at it is beacuse i jus dont like it!!!

Shervin Vinny … (not verified) 6 December 2010 - 10:27pm

hey im realy not good at maths and i neeed some help if anyone wants the help me feel free to add me @ plz and thank you

morgan donovan (not verified) 13 December 2010 - 10:14pm

In reply to by Shervin Vinny … (not verified)

maths is not that you have to practice what you have leant

guest (not verified) 11 May 2011 - 4:18pm

In reply to by morgan donovan (not verified)

maths is wht u have to practice, not making jokes.

timeless hazel (not verified) 17 December 2010 - 11:05am

i can remember most of my maths but wen goin to the board to solve them, my head becomes afraid for that to happen in my only 14 yrs old but i want to do my cxc and get a 1 in maths n english...............hope that will be easy enough for me

Safi (not verified) 1 January 2011 - 8:24pm

In reply to by timeless hazel (not verified)

its gd 2 know u doin it dat young hun... i hope it will be easy 4 u u.. bdw wat form are u in?

princessdianna (not verified) 30 December 2010 - 9:08pm

hi my maths exam is tuesday coming and am getting nervous i study for it and i feel am going to go blank on dat day and am not really all dat good in maths

kason (not verified) 17 January 2011 - 1:54pm

im having the same problem everytime i practise maths its just not connecting when im in the exam room i need some help and advice.

i get the same problem 2.......... everytime i study it in lessons and get it rite and get through, but when i reach in exams i tend 2 forget everyting and i need a way 2 remeber everyting.

britney hernandez (not verified) 4 April 2011 - 4:16pm

i am having a problem with finishing my structured paper.i think i am spending too much time on 1 question.can u plz help me 2 manage the time i spend on a question so i can be able 2 finish my exam

Kathy-ann Daniel 8 April 2011 - 2:12pm

In reply to by britney hernandez (not verified)


WE have a table posted for the CXC math exam which details how you much time you should spend on each question in the exam. It might be a good idea to check the link to our CXC math exam guide (top left side of the screen). It has quite a lot of information for the CXC math exam.

keadine (not verified) 8 April 2011 - 6:40pm

i love maths t i ave sum little pro

guest (not verified) 14 April 2011 - 1:02am

It's only the mercy of God gonna let me pass maths...I haven't started practicing as yet

tinaasdfghjkl; (not verified) 14 April 2011 - 5:43pm

i am not sure if am goin to do well but i know i will pass

steffanie (not verified) 18 April 2011 - 6:58pm

In reply to by tinaasdfghjkl; (not verified)

well i knw i can do it but mi ago fail it any way

guest (not verified) 28 April 2011 - 6:29pm

o gee who ever invented math...its a problem

ludz (not verified) 16 May 2011 - 10:57pm

maths is this comming wednesday and i am freaking out cuz i really want to pass it its the only subject i struggle in i have a good mentality towards it but im just wondering if that wud be enough sigh*

Ricardo-Maggi (not verified) 17 May 2011 - 11:41am

Good luck to my fellow math exam doers hope you guys ready i m not so fully on but i feel i can cheer up some of you guys out there it ain t going to be hard just do what you have to do GOOD LUCK GUYS ALL THE BEST R-Maggi out :)..............

T-Marie (not verified) 17 May 2011 - 5:01pm

Well, i am not fully prepared for this Mathematics Examination, but, i am planning to do some practicing! I really want to attain a Grade 1 in Mathematics! I believe that By Prayer and By work WE can achieve success.... My advice= Work hard, try not to be tense. Just ease your mind from all the stress! FOCUS! FOCUS! FOCUS! IF WE BELIEVE....WE CAN ACHIEVE! :)

otasha ramdyhan (not verified) 27 July 2011 - 11:29am

I really need some help for the maths exam because some how i just don't seem to understand maths but never fail yet.All of my help come from God my provider, so through praying and fasting i could ovcercome any difficulty with maths because i am aiming for a grade 1!!!

cxc in january (not verified) 24 August 2011 - 4:50pm

i really need help in both english A and maths i am really willing to the work so i can receive grades 1 after the results come back next year after i have set the exam can anyone please help me ????????

i don't really have that much of a difficulty in maths but the things that from ALGEBRA going forward im being blank in classes just wanting to know if anyone have some algebra videos that they can send to will be beneficial to me and my future

cutie (not verified) 26 October 2011 - 5:07pm

im doing maths next year may n i hope to get a good grade in it,everyday i keep on practising so i can understand better n also everytime when i go to class in the evening when i come home also practice,because becomes perfect

GLEE (not verified) 27 October 2011 - 9:18pm

I really need some assistance from someone,that is really good at math, plezzz.

guest (not verified) 18 May 2012 - 5:50pm

Must u have the correct answer for math or you get marks for having the idea or correct formula?

admin 20 May 2012 - 6:12pm

In reply to by guest (not verified)


Yes, you do get marks if your working shows that you know the correct procedure to get to the answer. That means that you must have written down your working for the questions and not just the answers.

loverboi (not verified) 8 July 2012 - 10:01pm

In reply to by guest (not verified)

u get marks for each correct step taken but it isnt advisable to put worng answers...aim 4 full marks

Kathy-ann Daniel 9 July 2012 - 10:40am

In reply to by guest (not verified)


working out a math problem in exam is like following a recipe. let's say a recipe has six steps to make a cake. The examiner is checking to see if you know the correct six steps for the recipe; he is checking to see if you know the correct six steps to solve the math problem.

So you get marks for each correct step in the math problem you get right.

Can you follow a recipe correctly and the cake falls flat? Yes.

Can you follow all the correct steps in a math problem and get the wrong answer? Yes.

Do you get marks for the problem even if you have the wrong answer? Yes.

You will get full marks if you can show that you have followed all the correct steps and you get the right answer.

But if you make some small mistake with adding or something, you still get marks for following the correct steps and knowing what you should be doing to solve the math problem.

Hope this helps.

ki-ki (not verified) 29 May 2012 - 4:20pm

you guys just pray and God will help u. dont doubt yourself he can do all things, nothing seems impossible to him, he really gives good advice. I'll be doin cxc nxt year and i knw he's gna c me through. just trust im

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