CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Business (POB)

CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Business (POB)


CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Business (POB)

Based on the CXC CSEC Principles of Business (POB) syllabus


Organization of the CXC CSEC Principles of Business (POB) exam:

In-school exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of two (2) papers and a School Based Assessment (SBA) project.

Private exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of three (3) exam papers.

Exam time
Question type
Exam marks
Exam percent
paper 1
15 mins

Multiple choice
(60 questions)
Testing the three profile dimensions

60 marks
Paper 2
2 hours

A structured essay paper consisting of seven (7) questions divided into two (2) sections.

Section A:
3 compulsory questions from section 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the syllabus

Section B:
4 questions,
2 questions from section 1-8 and
2 questions from section 8-10.

Candidates will be required to answer 2 questions from this section.

Candidates must answer all 3 questions from section A and 2 out of the 4 questions from section B.

Each question will be worth 20 marks.

Questions on section A contribute 60 marks and questions on section B contribute 40 marks.


100 marks

A School Based Assessment (SBA) component covering the profile dimensions of the syllabus.


40 marks
1 hr

A case study for private candidates only.


40 marks
200 marks



The syllabus for the CXC Principles of Business exam is divided into three (3) profile dimensions. Each profile dimension is comprised of several sections.

The three profiles dimensions are profile 1, 2 and 3.

Profile dimension 1 Organizational Principles
Profile dimension 2 Production Marketing and Finance
Profile dimension 3 The Business Environment


The sections in each profile dimension are listed below:
Profile dimension
1. Organizational Principles
1. The Nature of Business
  2. Internal Organizational Environment
  3. Establishing A Business
  4. Legal Aspects of Business


2. Production, Marketing and Finance
5. Production
  6. Marketing
  7. Business Finance


3. The Business Environment
8. The role of Government in an Economy
  9. Social Accounting and Global Trade
  10. Regional and Global Business Environment

i dont believe h&s is hard or challenging,if u put your mind to it and work hard you will acheive.

guest (not verified) 17 August 2015 - 1:11pm

where does it show you where to find the book that you need to study P.O.B on ypur own

guest (not verified) 2 September 2015 - 4:20am

Pob is nt easy bt jus trying to do my best and at the end I will see if it is good enough aiming for a grade 1or 2

guest (not verified) 6 November 2015 - 4:29pm

I am about to do P.O.B this year and i don't really know what to study about

oshane (not verified) 12 May 2018 - 8:22pm

I am doing pob this year.. Who can give me some pob multiple choice questions.?

Ally (not verified) 5 December 2018 - 11:24pm

I need a little help with my edpm SBA please

Elvin (not verified) 22 May 2019 - 4:20pm

does this study guide for 2019 june cxc csec examination because im kinda using this to study but im not sure if this is recent

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