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Sixth Term Exam Paper Mathematics (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.
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Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)

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RELC Examinations Bureau (RELC EB) has been approved by Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing to administer the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) Mathematics for candidates currently attending or have graduated from a school/college/polytechnic in Singapore.

 

STEP 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.

 

Important Announcement: 7th April 2020

 

Following the UK government announcement on 18 March that public examinations will not take place, Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing has been reviewing ways in which candidates can take STEP Mathematics safely, both within and outside the UK.

 

STEP 1

 

STEP 1 will not go ahead. For candidates who have already registered for this test paper, we will be contacting you on the refund.

 

For candidates who are required to take STEP 1 as part of your university offer, you are NOT expected to take either STEP 2 or STEP 3. If you are in any doubt, please contact your university directly for guidance.

 

STEP 2 and STEP 3

 

This notice only applies to candidates where STEP 2 and STEP 3 are a compulsory part of their university offer.

 

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is planning for STEP 2 and STEP 3 to go ahead on the test dates currently scheduled.

 

To ensure the safety of our candidates and Centres, Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is looking into alternative methods to enable students to take the tests.

 

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing will release more information about this by end of April.

 

 

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About The Test
Paper
Test Format
Questions
Timing
STEP Mathematics 1 (9465)

The paper consists of 11 questions –

Section A (Pure Mathematics) - eight questions

Section B (Mechanics, and Probability/Statistics) -three questions, with at least one on Mechanics and at least one on Probability/Statistics

Candidate choose 6 questions to answer
3 hours
STEP Mathematics 2 (9470)

The paper consists of 12 questions –

Section A (Pure Mathematics) - eight questions

Section B (Mechanics) - two questions

Section C (Probability/Statistics) - two questions.

Candidate choose 6 questions to answer
3 hours
STEP Mathematics 3 (9475)

The paper consists of 12 questions –

Section A (Pure Mathematics) - eight questions

Section B (Mechanics) - two questions

Section C (Probability/Statistics) - two questions
Candidate choose 6 questions to answer
3 hours

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Registration and Submission of Online Registration Form

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STEP Fees 2020 and AXS Payment Guide
Registration Period
Payment Deadline (Singapore Time)
Payment Mode
Test Fee

Standard Entry:

24 February - 30 April 2020

30 April 2020

(before 11:30pm)

AXS Station

(Diners or DBS/ POSB, VISA/ Master Credit Card or NETS from any major banks.)

S$283.00

(inclusive of GST)

1 May 2020

Public Holiday

No payment accepted

None

Late Entry:

From 2 May to 7 May 2020

7 May 2020

(before 11:30pm)

 AXS Station

(Diners or DBS/ POSB, VISA/ Master Credit Card or NETS from any major banks.)

S$383.00

(inclusive of GST)

Last Day of Late Entry:

On 8 May 2020

8 May 2020

(before 12:00pm)

RELC Building, level 3

RELC EB counter

By PayNow only

S$383.00

(inclusive of GST)
Note: (Please click to view)

There will be no refund of total fees if candidate are found to be inelligible to register for the Sixth Term Examination Paper through RELC EB.

 

Please click here to view the steps of how to make Sixth Term Examination Paper payment via any AXS station.

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STEP Key Dates 2020
DATE
EVENT

24 February 2020 to 30 April 2020

Standard Entry Registration Period

• RELC EB accepts submission of Online Registration form and payment from this date.

• Payment is to be made via AXS station only.

• Online Registration form must be submitted to RELC EB by 12:00h the following day after payment has been made.

1 May 2020
Public Holiday   -  No payment accepted

2 May to 7 May 2020

Late Entry Registration Period

• Payment is to be made via AXS station only.

• Online Registration form must be submitted to RELC EB by 12:00h the next day after payment has been made. 

8 May 2020 (before 12:00pm)

Last Day for Late Entry

• Payment by PayNow must be made at RELC EB counter on this date no later than 12:00h Singapore time. 
 
• Candidate who missed the 8 May deadline should contact Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing directly.

8 May 2020 (before 12:00pm)

Withdrawal and Request of Refund of STEP Standard Entry Fee

•  All withdrawal request (with all supporting documents and duly filled refund form) must be made at RELC EB office by this date no later than 12:00h Singapore time.

Note that only STEP Standard Entry Fee is refundable. The Centre Administration Fee, STEP Late Entry Fee and the Centre Late Fee are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

2 June 2020 onwards

Receive Letter of Notification from RELC EB via email.

Tuesday 9 June 2020

STEP I take place at 15:00h.

Candidates must report to the assigned test venue by 14:30h. Venue at RELC Building.

Monday 15 June 2020

STEP II take place at 15:00h.

Candidates must report to the assigned test venue by 14:30h. Venue at RELC Building.

Friday 19 June 2020

STEP III take place at 15:00h.

Candidates must report to the assigned test venue by 14:30h. Venue at RELC Building.

13 August 2020

STEP Online Result Release Date 

• All results will be released via The Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Results Online System.

• Candidate are strongly encouraged to download a copy for their university application. 

20 August 2020
Late Date for Submissions of STEP Results Enquiry to The Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing.
NOTE:
The Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing and RELC Examinations Bureau reserve the right at any time to change the above dates without prior notice.

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Preparing for STEP

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Documents to bring to the Test Venue
  • Permitted Writing Instruments / Items

    • Only soft pencil (e.g.: 2B) is allowed (Mechanical pencil is discouraged. Do bring along an eraser.)
    • Only black-ink pen is allowed
    • Rulers, protractors and compasses are allowed
    • Clear pencil cases
    • Clear water bottles without any labels
  • Non-Permitted Items

    • *Dictionaries of any kind
    • Erasable pens
    • Bags, handbags, luggage
    • Graph paper
    • Watches
    • Formulae booklets
    • Calculators
    • Correction fluid/tape
    • Mobile phones and all other electronic devices
*Bilingual dictionaries can be used by candidates where English is not their first language.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on STEP

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Withdrawal from STEP
  • Candidates who decide to withdraw from the STEP must submit their withdrawal request in person at RELC EB office.

    • No withdrawal is allowed after 8 May 2020, 12:00h Singapore time.
    • Only Standard Entry Fee is refundable. Centre Administration Fee and GST (as well as any and all Late Fees) are not refundable and not transferable.
    • There will be a $20 admin fee applicable to each refund request.
    • All fees are non-transferable.
  • All withdrawal requests and supporting documents* that are required must be duly completed and submitted to RELC EB by 8 May 2020, 12:00h Singapore time.

  • Any late or incomplete submission whether in terms of the withdrawal (refund) form or in terms of submission of documents will not be entertained and any payment made will be forfeited.

  • An administrative charge of SGD 20.00 inclusive of GST will be levied for each successful withdrawal.

  • Any request for withdrawal submitted would be considered final and the entry will not be reinstated.

*Includes payment receipt, bank account details, completed refund form available at RELC EB office.

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Refund of STEP Fees

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Test Results

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