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Free Maths Past Exam Papers - Year 8, Year 10 and Year 12

PNG Insight has a comprehensive collection of past maths exam papers for Years (Grades) 8, 10 and 12. The past papers are free for students and teachers. They are the best resources for use in class or as revision guides.

How many people are accessing the past maths papers PDF?

Since 2020, many students and teachers have downloaded the free maths exam papers and answers. This is indicated by the number of downloads shown on the Maths Resources website, see the example via the link, also see the image below.

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Past Maths Exam Papers PDF Collections

The past papers are from 2009 to the latest year are personal collections. 

They are categorised into two groups: 2009-2014 and 2015 to the latest maths papers.

The former is freely available to students and teachers to download, whereas the latter (2014 - latest maths papers), are also free to download, yet you will require a password. Clues for all the passwords are given.

See below how to get the password and links to the past papers download pages.

Year 8 maths exam questions with answers PDF
Download past exam papers for Year 8 at PNG Insight Maths Exam Resources website

Where to get past exam paper?

PNG Insight has the mathematics past papers. We do not have past exam papers for the other subjects. 

The other exam papers are available at the schools after the exams. This is the best place to ask for all the copies of the other previous exam papers. 

Ask your teachers, headteachers or anyone at your school to help you. So, check your schools.

How to get maths past exam papers from the PNG Insight Maths Exam Resource Website?

As mentioned, the 2009 to 2014 maths past papers for Year 8, Year 10 and Year 12 do not require a password to download them. Anyone can access them with just one click.

However, the latest maths papers PDF are password protected. That means that we have control over who gets the paper. 

You'll have to follow the 3-step instructions given to download the papers.

Why Maths Latest Exam Papers?

The past exam papers are useful materials for revision. 

We know that maths is a challenging subject, many students have difficulty in class, and it can be even harder when taking maths tests and exams. 

That is why we created these complementary maths resources for students and teachers.

The resources are personal collections with the aim to help.

Who can access PNG Insight Maths Resources?

Year 8, 10 and 12 students will find the maths exam papers useful. Also, maths teachers can use the exam questions to model test questions. 

In fact, past papers are best for revision before major exams. 

So, go to PNG Insight maths exam resources website if you need the past maths papers.

Year 10 maths exam questions with answers PDF
Download past exam papers for Year 8, Year 10 and Year 12 at PNG Insight Maths Exam Resources website
The instructions for downloading the past exam papers are easy to follow. 

Click on the blue links in this article, the links will take you straight to the respective Year 8, 10 or 12 pages. There, you can get the exam papers. 

If you have any questions, contact us or leave a message and we will get back to you. 

SBC Syllabus and Teachers Guide pdf

 Teachers, parents and students can now download SBC Syllabus and Teachers Guide Pdf for all the subjects at the education department's website. 

PNG Insight has a dedicated maths resource website where you can download the resources you need for teaching mathematics. See links to the website below.

SBC syllabus and teachers guide PNG


Maths resources and SBC Syllabus and Teachers Guide Pdf

PNG Insight has all the SBC syllabus and teachers' guide as well as the OLD syllabus and teachers' guide. 

Access the resources via the links.

Maths Syllabus and Guides

Mathematics resources for teachers are a useful collection of teaching materials for Primary (Grades 7 & 8) and Secondary School (Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) Mathematics teachers in Papua New Guinea. 

Whether you are a new graduate teacher or a seasoned mathematics teacher, you’ll find some of the most often used resources here.

Standard Based Curriculum (SBC)

The new SBC is in the implementation stage in the earlier schooling years. The implementation is in phases and will cover the secondary years. We believe the school syllabus and teachers' guides for Grades 3 – 8 are complete. And the Grades 9 – 12 SBC syllabus is a work-in-progress.


What you can get at the Maths resources website?


 We had some great features to enhance math exam revision. 

Some of them include:

  • Old Exam Papers for Grades 8,10 and 12 students to download.
  • Study Guides for Grades 8, 10 and 12
  • Outline of Exam Units and Topics You should know
  • Teachers' Mathematics revision resources for use with students 
  • Education department Apps and Links to on-demand webpages
  • Maths Examinations Tips and Guides
We are adding to this resource base, check out the home page for the new resources.

2021 VCCA Study Design Further Maths 1 and 2 Specifications

Victoria Curriculum and Assessment Authoritys’ (VCCA) Mathematics Study Design 2016–2022 is an ideal document to read.  It gives details to development of exams and focusses on ‘Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4’).

 Study Design Further Maths

2020 Further Maths Exam 1 solutions

VCCA Study Design Further Maths Exam 1 & 2 Specifications

Here is what VCCA said about this important document:

“Mathematics Study Design 2016–2022 is for the development of the examination. All outcomes in ‘Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4’ will be examined.
All content from the areas of study, and the key knowledge and skills that underpin the outcomes in Units 3 and 4, are examinable.

  • Further Maths Exam 1 will cover both Areas of study 1 and 2. The examination is designed to assess students’ knowledge of mathematical concepts, models and techniques, and their ability to reason, interpret and apply this knowledge in a range of contexts.
  • VCCA Further Maths Exam 2 will cover both Areas of study 1 and 2. The examination is designed to assess students’ ability to select and apply mathematical facts, concepts, models and techniques to solve extended application problems in a range of contexts.” (VCCA Further Maths Exam Specification, PDF)
More information on this year's VCCA exams 1 and 2 is available via the link, including where to get the 2020 Further Maths Exam 1 solutions.

Further Maths Exam 1 Solutions

The link to the 2020 Further Maths Exam 1 solutions, including the 2016 VCCA maths Paper 1 solutions, is given below, you will find the solutions helpful as you revise for the 2021 exams. 

These are complete solutions that you can download onto your device now, do the questions and check the answer. Take a look.

  • 2020 Further Maths Exam 1 Solutions PDF
  • 2016 Further Maths Exam Solutions PDF


Year 8 maths test papers with answers PDF Download

Year 8 students from the UK or Australia will find this maths test paper with answers PDF useful. It contains classroom tests questions on Algebra.
You can download the free test paper at our Maths Resource Website - see the link below. First, here are some important points that you should know when revising for your maths tests.

Year 8 maths test paper with answers PDF


What to expect in your test?

Your maths teacher often sets the test from the easiest question to the hardest. Where there are short-answer questions, you’ll see the easier ones at the top and the harder ones at the bottom. Here are some quick tips:

  • The one-mark questions need no working out. Always write the answers clearly and include the units where necessary. 
  • Most questions will need working out whereas others will ask you to give reasoning. Take time to do the higher-order questions if they carry 3 - 5 marks.
  • The Year 8 maths tests marks can range from 30 – 50. You should be able to complete them in one period, 40 or 50 minutes. Some end-of-the-year tests do often have more than 50 marks and can take up to two periods in duration time.

Read the instruction carefully

Your teacher will expect you to do certain things. These expectations are often given in the instructions. So, it is important to read the instructions and know what you must do to get full marks.

Here is an example of instructions you are likely to see on your Year 8 maths test papers:

  • You may use a calculator.
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • You will need a ruler.
  • You have 50 minutes to complete this test.
  • Show all you working in the space provided.

Year 8 maths test best practices

Do not spend too much time on one question if you find it very hard to do. Move on and attempt the other test questions. Return to the hard question/s when you have time in the end.

For example, if you have 50 minutes to do 40 test questions, that is 1.25 minutes per question. Some questions may take less time, but all in all, you should NOT spend 2 minutes or more on one question. By doing this, you’ll have time to answer all the questions.

Using the Year 8 maths test paper with answers PDF

This is a real test for Year 8 students. It’s on Algebra. The questions are ideal for Year 8 students from the UK and Australia. 

If you are an 8th Grade student from the US, you'll find these Algebra questions useful too.

Get the Year 8 Algebra test paper with answers PDF

Where to get more Year 8 maths test questions and topics PDF?

The resources on our maths website are free of charge. We’ve created it to help students who need these maths resources to do well in tests and exams. 

What’s more, we want to ensure that maths questions are available to students when they need them.

Get the Year 8 Algebra test paper with answers PDF

Here are resources that will help you to prepare for Year 8 tests and exams. You can get them via the links below.



All in all, if you are a Year 8 parent or student, we hope you find these maths test questions useful.

Visitors note:

We produced a lot of maths resources like this - let us know what you are looking for and we will direct you to the right pages to access them.

If you have any questions about the Year 8 maths test papers with answers PDF, please leave a message below. 

Mathematics Exam Resource Website: Former Education Secretary Comments

Your initiative (Mathematics Examination Resources website) is welcomed as an approach students can prepare themselves well ahead of examinations.
Consequently, the issues and challenges are briefly discussed to deepened members of the public perceptions on the examination papers, examination, teaching and learning, school curriculum, memorisation and thinking strategies.


Readers' note: The comments are by/from the former PNG Education Department Secretary Dr Michael Tapo in response to the new initiative we spearheaded - making online resources for teachers and students. We thank Dr Tapo for reaching out and the comments below.
The math resource website is called Mathematics Examination Resources (MER). Here is why (The Reason) we create this Maths resource website. Take a look and let us know what you think.

An in-depth article from Dr Tapo was published on PNG Insight parent website titled 'Thinking strategies Help Students Solve Problems' - read here.  


Immediate challenges in educational approaches

Central to all of the approaches taken, the century-long learning phenomenon of Thinking versus Memorising of facts in the late 1960s -1980s are worth revisiting. Approaches such as:

  • students were routinised memorising of facts, and
  • learn to remember and then display this at the Grade 6, Grade 8, and Grade 10 examinations. 
When they fail to understand the examination questions and cannot remember the facts they fail to meet the achievement level to high school or to the tertiary and university education.


Problem Solving and Thinking Strategies

School education examination in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 1975 to 2020 and beyond is all about Knowledge Gathering and Remembering and is significant and very much dependent on the quantity of teaching, quality of teaching, and teacher quality.  

The problem has and continues to be so and is an urgent and acute problem associated very much to the Problem Solving or best described as Thinking.

Almost all high and secondary school education in Papua New Guinea failed to focus Problem Solving Strategies. And have limited teaching and learning strategies that address the scientific approach (of teaching thinking strategies) required to solve problems.  Hence, its an apparent strategy and definite means to knowing the facts from knowledge and skills taught and learned in primary, high and secondary examinations.

We know revising for exam is important because it helps to stop anxiety and stress. We created a Maths website where you can download Grade 8, Grade 10 and Grade 12 General Maths and Advanced Maths Exam Papers. GET THEM HERE.

Importance of teaching the syllabus 

The amount of time spent in teaching and learning of mathematics, Science and Grammar is interconnected to the number of multiple practices each child assumes in class in these subjects are significant to avoiding and dependency on past and recent examination papers. 

The current culture of schooling and learning is dependent on schools and teachers must teach children more and make them work harder to increase their information on the level of knowledge and skills planned around the subject learning being learned.  

Foremost, the level of individual child intelligence and termly achievements in a subject learning area must be corrected with the facts (knowledge and skills acquisition). Students primarily learn best if they can remember these facts. 


Knowledge and skills being examined 

The ambiguity of language and phrases used in the past and more recent examination papers indicate the facts of knowledge and skills being examined can or could lead to confusion.

Some questions can mislead students selecting or choosing to answer a question in future examinations because of a similar question and answer from the past examination papers and likely answer that is expected in the 2020 or 2021 examination papers.

The quest for high and secondary examinations is placing more emphasis on the thinking strategies which leads children to creativity, problem solving, inquiry, critical approach of thinking in a subject learning area being learned. 


Expectations and clarity of examinations 


Papua New Guinea children in 21st Century must be encouraged and have a voice in determining what is taught in the National Curriculum, what is examined and the rules applied to assessing and measuring of facts in knowledge and skills in examinations.

Quality of teaching and teacher quality needs major shifts towards thinking strategies and say goodbye to the current heavily depended ideology of 'chalk-talk and certainty-principle’ which is central to there is a right and wrong answer to every question! 

Dr Michael F Tapo, EdD