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STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) Mathematics is a well-established Mathematics examination designed to test candidates on questions that are similar in style to Undergraduate Mathematics.

STEP is used by the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick. Other universities sometimes ask candidates to take STEP as part of their offer – in such cases, the university can advise on which papers to take.

There are also a number of candidates who sit STEP papers as a challenge.

 

About the Test

The test consists of up to three 3-hour paper-based examinations: STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3. Candidates are usually required to sit either one or two of the examinations, depending on the requirements of the universities they have applied to.

A lined answer booklet and a formula booklet are provided for each paper. Graph paper is not provided, as the test requires only sketches, not detailed graphs.

Click here for STEP Specification.

Paper

Test Format

Questions

Timing

STEP Mathematics 1 (9465)

The paper consists of 13 questions – 8 Pure Mathematics, 3 Mechanics and 2 Probability and Statistics based on A Level Mathematics content.

Candidate choose 6 questions to answer

3 hours

STEP Mathematics 2 (9470)

The paper consists of 13 questions – 8 Pure Mathematics, 3 Mechanics and 2 Probability and Statistics based on A Level Mathematics content.

Candidate choose 6 questions to answer

3 hours

STEP Mathematics 3 (9475)

The paper consists of 13 questions – 8 Pure Mathematics, 3 Mechanics and 2 Probability and Statistics based on A Level Further Mathematics content.

Candidate choose 6 questions to answer

3 hours


Candidates are advised to choose no more than six questions to answer, but there’s no restriction on which questions to choose. All questions carry equal marks and your final mark will be based on the six questions for which you gain the highest marks.

 

Preparing for STEP

 

Candidates can find everything on the STEP preparation here. This includes STEP past papers which are available for download.
 

Documents to bring to the Test Venue

Candidates are required to bring the following documents on the test day:

  1. Statement of Entry
  2. Letter of Notification from RELC EB
  3. NRIC/Foreign Identification Document

Permitted Writing Instruments / Items

  1. Hard pencils and pens
  2. Rulers, protractors and compasses
  3. Clear pencil cases
  4. Clear water bottles without any labels

Non-Permitted Items

  1. Dictionaries of any kind
  2. Formulae booklets
  3. Calculators
  4. Correction fluid/tape
  5. Mobile phones and all other electronic devices

  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on STEP

Please click here to view the frequently asked questions (FAQs).