Sixth Term Examination Paper in UK

The STEP-Sixth Term Examination Paper: Mathematics is a mathematics examination used by the University of Cambridge to assess the candidate’s mathematical skills.  Candidates who got offers for Mathematics courses at the University of Cambridge are eligible to sit the STEP as a post-interview test. 

Format

The test is a three- 3 hour paper-based examination comprises of following papers: STEP I, STEP II and STEP III. Each of Mathematics I, II and III is divided into three sections: 
  • Section A : is a Pure Mathematics based and consists of eight questions
  • Section B: Is Mechanics based and consists of three questions
  • Section C: Is based on Probability and Statistics and consists of two questions

STEP Mathematics I (9465)

The paper consists of 13 questions: 8 Pure Mathematics, 3 Mechanics and 2 Probability and Statistics based on A Level Mathematics content. You are required to answer 6 questions. 
  • Duration: 3 hours

STEP Mathematics II (9470)

The paper consists of 13 questions – 8 Pure Mathematics, 3 Mechanics and 2 Probability and Statistics based on A Level Mathematics content. You are required to answer 6 questions. 
  • Duration: 3 hours

STEP Mathematics III (9475)

The paper consists of 13 questions – 8 Pure Mathematics, 3 Mechanics and 2 Probability and Statistics based on A Level Further Mathematics content. You are required to answer 6 questions. 
  • Duration: 3 hours

Registration

All registrations are made by the test centre. You can sit for the Test at your school or college. If you don’t go to a school or college, you can still appear for the tests at an open centre. To find a centre, visit Centre 

Fees

The fee varies from year to year. Check the official website for fee and payment details

Scoring and Results

All STEP questions are marked out of 20. The results are represented by following grades: S stands for Outstanding, 1 refers to Very Good, 2 stands for Good, 3 stands for Satisfactory and U stands for Unclassified. A Statement of Result is being issued to the candidates. Candidates can download their results online from Results Online – Candidates 

Access Arrangements

Access arrangements are available for candidates with certain conditions, which include: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia and working memory deficit. To avail these arrangements, you need to inform your centre in advance. Complete a Special Considerations form and send it with a covering letter headed notepaper and evidence within seven days of the test date, either as a scanned email attachment or by post, to the email/postal address given on the form.
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