Project Description

Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)

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, the University of Warwick and Imperial College London.

Most universities sometimes ask candidates to take STEP as part of their offer – in such cases, the university can advise on which papers to take.

STEP Test format

From 2021, STEP 1 will no longer exist and only STEP 2 and STEP 3 will remain.

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

Graph paper is not needed, as the test requires only sketches, not detailed graphs.

There is no longer a formulae booklet for STEP Mathematics examinations.

STEP Papers

PAPER TEST FORMAT QUESTIONS TIMING
STEP Mathematics 2 (9470) The paper consists of 12 questions. Candidates choose 6 questions to answer 3 hours
STEP Mathematics 3 (9475) The paper consists of 12 questions. The paper consists of 12 questions. 3 hours

STEP  Test dates 2021

DATE EVENT
15 March 2021 STEP registration opens
Centres can register candidates from this date
23 April 2021 at 16:00 (BST) Last date to request modified question papers for STEP
7 May 2021 at 16:00 (BST) STEP registration closes
Last date to request Access Arrangements for STEP
14 June 2021 STEP paper 2 test date
17 June 2021 STEP paper 3 test date
10 August 2021 STEP test results released
16 August 2021 at 17:00 (BST Last date for Results Enquiries

Fee per exam £185

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