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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
1.

Which of the following is a subset of {b, c, d}?

6.

(A) { }
(B) {a}
(C) {1 , 2 , 3}
(D) {a, b, c}

2.

(A) 6
(B) 18
(C) 36
(D) 72

The value of 5 in the number 357.21 is

7.

< 4 , then

8
8
8
8

In coordinate geometry, the equation of the x-axis is

3x

8.

4
5

Items bought by a trader for $80 are sold for $100.


The profit expressed as a percentage of cost price is
(A) 2.5%
(B) 20%
(C) 25%
(D) 50%

4(x + 6) =

(A) x + 6
(B) x 24
(C) 7x + 6
(D) 7x 24

5.

2<

(A) 4 > x <


(B) 4 < x >
(C) 4 < x <
(D) 4 > x >

(A) y = x
(B) y = 0
(C) x = 0
(D) y = 1

4.

If

(A) 5 tenths
(B) 5 ones
(C) 5 tens
(D) 5 hundreds

3.

Which of the following is the Highest Common


Factor of 18, 24 and 36?

9.

Given that a and b are integers, which of the


following is not necessarily an integer?
(A) 2a
(B) a7
a
(C) b

expressed as a decimal is

5b

(D) ab

(A) 3.40
(B) 3.45
(C) 3.50
(D) 3.80

10.

How many subsets does the set {a, b, c, d, e} have?


(A) 2
(B) 5
(C) 10
(D) 32

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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
11.

Which of the following is NOT a prime number?

15.

(A) 11
(B) 21
(C) 31
(D) 41

12.

(A) $150
(B) $450
(C) $600
(D) $900

A contractor completed five-ninths of a job before a


second contractor completed an additional one-third.
What fraction of the job is left undone?

16.

(A) one-ninth
(B) four-ninths
(C) two-thirds
(D) eight-ninths

13.

2p2

5 cm
4 cm

(A) 5
(B) 10
(C) 15
(D) 20

15p + 25 =

In the diagram, not


drawn to scale,
TF is a vertical pole
standing on horizontal
ground PF. The angle
of depression of point
P
P from the top of the
pole is 45 .
What is the distance PF ?

The figure, not drawn to scale,


shows a triangle of height 4 cm
cut from a shaded square of
sides 5 cm.
What is the area, in cm2 of the
remaining shaded region of the square?

(A) (p 5)(2p 5)
(B) (p 5)(2p + 5)
(C) (p + 5)(2p 5)
(D) (2p 15)(p + 5)

14.

Profits in the partnership of Bess, Bill and Bob are


shared in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3. If Bill's share of the
profits is $300, what is Bob's share?

17.
T

Which of the following represents numbers


greater than 3 but less than 6 ?
(A) {x :
(B) {x :
(C) {x :
(D) {x :

45
20 m

3 > x > 6}
3 x 6}
3 < x < 6}
3 x 6}

F
18.

(A) 10 m
(B) 20 m
(C) 42 m
(D) 90 m

A man's regular pay is $3 per hour up to 40 hours.


Overtime is twice the payment for regular time.
If he was paid $168, how many hours overtime
did he work?
(A) 8
(B) 16
(C) 28
(D) 48

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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
19.

What is the value of u in the sequence


2 , 7 , 14 , 23 , 34 , u ?

22.

(A) 45
(B) 46
(C) 47
(D) 53

Which of the following is valid for the diagram?

B'

B"

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

23.
A

C'

C"

C
M
M
C

(A) 20
(B) 25
(C) 33

What is the ratio of the areas of the three triangles?

(D) 80

24.

M, therefore
M, therefore
C, therefore
C, therefore

a
a
a
a

C
C
M
M

1
3

Given f : x

3x

1, and g : x

x2, then fg( 2) =

(A) 28
(B) 3
(C) 11
(D) 49

The number 0.0417 in standard form is


(A) 4.17 10
(B) 4.17 10
(C) 4.17 10
(D) 4.17 10

M and a
C and a
C and a
M and a

A man bought a shirt at a sale. He saves $30 on


the normal price when he paid $120 for the shirt.
What was the percentage discount on the shirt?

In the diagram above, triangle ABC is stretched


along the x direction to form triangle ABC and
then triangle ABC. AC = CC = CC.

(A) 1 : 1 : 1
(B) 1 : 1 : 2
(C) 1 : 2 : 2
(D) 1 : 2 : 3

21.

C
a

20.

U
M

4
3

25.

2
1

The bases and heights of a cylinder and a cone are


the same. The volume of the cylinder is V cm3.
What is the volume of the cone in cm3 ?
(A)

(B) V
3

(C)

(D) V
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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
26.

The average of a set of numbers reduces from


14 to 11 when the number 35 is removed. How
many numbers were in the original set?

30.

(A) $100
(B) $125
(C) $500
(D) $1 500

(A) 8
(B) 11
(C) 21
(D) 25
31.
Items 27 29 refer to the pie chart which shows the time a
student spends on various activities over a 30 hour period.
27.

What is the angle on


the pie chart that
represents the time
spent on Science?
(A) 18
(C) 72

(A) (a + b)(a + b)
(B) (a + b)(a b)
(C) (a + b)(a + b) 2ab
(D) (a + b)(a b) 2ab

(B) 54
(D) 108

Computer
Studies
108 72
54
72
Maths

32.

Science

The perimeter of a rectangle is 26 cm. The rectangle


is converted to a square by tripling the width and
taking a quarter of the length. What is the perimeter
of the resulting square?
(A) 9 cm
(B) 12 cm
(C) 20 cm
(D) 26 cm

How many hours does


the student spend on
Sports, Science and
Maths combined?
(A) 4.5
(B) 6
(C) 9
(D) 15

29.

The expression a2 + b2 is equivalent to

Languages

Sports

28.

What is the simple interest earned on $10 000


invested for 3 months at a rate of 5% per annum?

One hour in the 30 hours is chosen at random.


What is the probability that the student is doing
Languages or Computer Studies?
(A) 0.06
(B) 0.2
(C) 0.3
(D) 0.5

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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
33.

35.

Graph of Lines

The points P and Q have coordinates (4 , 3)


and (2 , 1) respectively. What is vector PQ ?

4
2x

(A) ( 2 , 2)
(B) (2 , 2)

3y = 3

2
1
0

Shaded
Region

(C)

7 x

(D)

2
2

2
2

1
x+y=4

Items 36 38 refer to the table below, which shows the


time, in minutes, taken by 35 students to solve a problem.

Which of the following pairs of inequalities


satisfies the shaded region on the graph above?
(A) 2x 3y 3
(B) 2x 3y 3
(C) 2x 3y 3
(D) 2x 3y 3

34.

and
and
and
and

x+y
x+y
x+y
x+y

Time (min)
Students

4
4
4
4

36.

37.

P = Plays Netball
T = Tall Girls
D

(B)

Lee

D
T

Lee

(C)

P
D

(D)

Lee

T
D

3
4

4
0

Lee
U

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5
2

6
7

7
0

The range of the time, in minutes, taken is

The modal time, in minutes, is


(A) 2
(B) 5
(C) 9
(D) 10

Which Venn diagram below represents the


statements above?

(A)

2
10

(A) 1
(B) 5
(C) 8
(D) 9

Some girls play netball.


Tall girls are over 1.8 meters in height.
All netball players are tall girls.
Lee is 1.9 meters tall and does not play netball.

U = Girls
D = Does Not Play

1
1

8
5

9
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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
38.

What is the probability that a student chosen at


random took 3 minutes to solve the problem?
(A)

42.

Which of the following objects is NOT symmetrical?


(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

35

(B)
(C)
(D)

39.

4
35
3
7

43.

4
7

If an increase of 20% will change the price of an


item to $480, what is the original price of the item?

If 3(4

44.

x)

4x + 5, then

45.

(C) y =
(B) y =

2
1
2

46.

is a singular matrix, then m =

The expansion of (x

2)2 is

In the diagram,
the equation of the
line PQ could be

y
P

A boat travelled 5 km on a bearing of 140 .


How far east has the boat travelled?
(A) 5 tan 40
(B) 5 sin 50
(C) 5 cos 40
(D) 5 cos 50

+3
+3

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(B) y =

(A) y = 2x 3
(B) y = 2x + 3
(C) y = 2x 3
(D) y = 2x + 3

The equation of the line which passes through the


point (0 , 3) and has a gradient of 12 is
(A) y =

(A) x2 4
(B) x2 + 4
(C) x2 + 4x 4
(D) x2 4x + 4

(A) x 1
(B) x 1
(C) x 6
(D) x 6

41.

2
m

(A) 2
(B) 1
(C) 1
(B) 2

(A) $384
(B) $400
(C) $432
(D) $576

40.

If

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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
47.

A man bought a watch for $60. How much will


he gain if he sold the watch to make a 20% profit?

51.

(A) $12
(B) $40
(C) $72
(D) $80

48.

(A) $130
(B) $140
(C) $150
(D) $270

The diagram, not drawn to scale,


shows a quadrilateral inscribed
inside a circle.

52.
45

Angle ABC is
(A) 45
(B) 90
(C) 120
(D) 135

49.

(A) 40
(B) 50
(C) 80
(D) 100

The equation of a parabolic curve is


y = 2(x 3)2 4. The minimum point is
53.

In the diagram, a circle


of radius r is inscribed
inside a regular pentagon.
What is the shortest distance
between P and R along the
circumference of the circle?

R
S

(A)

(C)

2 r

(B)

2 r
5

4 r

(D)

4 r

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A
50

A store owner paid 30% commission on sales


exceeding $400. If he paid $120 as commission,
what was the total sales?
(A) $400
(B) $412
(C) $600
(D) $800

In the diagram,
O is the centre of the circle,
and AOC is a straight line.
If angle ABO = 50 ,
then angle BOC =

(A) ( 3 , 4)
(B) ( 3 , 4)
(C) (3 , 4)
(D) (3 , 4)

50.

Paul's weekly allowance was increased from $210


to $280. His sister's weekly allowance was increased
by an equal proportion. If her allowance is now
$200, what was her allowance before the increase?

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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
54.

y = 2x2

In triangle PQR,
the length of PQ,
in cm, is

20

(A)

Extract from graph of

3x

56.

15
(B)

Tangent
at x = 2

(C)

(D)

48

5 sin 20

sin 112

20
5 cm

5 sin 20
sin 48

10
5

sin 48
sin 112

sin 48
sin 20

5
The diagram is a graph of the curve y = 2x2 3x
and it shows the tangent to the curve at x = 2.

57.
2,

In the triangle,

2y cm

(A) 30
(B) 45
(C) 60
(D) 75

What is the gradient of the curve at x = 2 ?


(A) 5
(B) 0
(C) 2
(D) 5

58. "502 to base 7" is written 5027. 5027 =


2

55.

If y = 2x2

(A) 5 7 + 2
3
(B) 5 7 + 2
2
(C) 5 7 + 2 7
3
(D) 5 7 + 2 7

x + 5, then when x = 3, y =

(A) 20
(B) 26
(C) 38
(D) 44

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SPECIMEN CXC CSEC PAPER 1 EXAM
Items 59

60 refer to the Velocity-time graph below.

Velocity-time graph
V ms

SPECIMEN PAPER 1 ANSWERS

30
25
20

15
10
5
R
O
59.

8 10 12 14 16 t sec.

In the Velocity-time graph above, what is


the total distance travelled from O to R?
(A) 160 m
(B) 260m
(C) 280 m
(D) 320m

60.

In the Velocity-time graph above, what is


the acceleration from P to Q.
2

(A) 0 ms
2
(B) 2 ms
2
(C) 10 ms
2
(D) 20 ms

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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

A
C
B
B
D
A
D
C
C
D
B
A
A
B
B

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

C
C
A
C
D
C
D
A
C
B
A
B
D
D
B

31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45

C
B
C
A
C
C
A
B
B
B
A
B
A
D
B

46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60

D
A
D
C
B
C
D
D
D
B
A
C
A
B
A