## HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) Maths Exam Papers

The latest HSC examination papers for both general mathematics and advanced mathematics are password protected. We released the clues for the passwords in late May 2021. Solve the maths problems and the answers are the passwords.

**Info page: **On this page, you’ll find the access links to both Grade 12 General Maths and Advanced Maths recent (latest) exam papers.

**Download page:** Click on the ‘blue button/year’ to go to the download page where you can get the Grade 12 exam papers from 2015 – the latest papers.

As mentioned, the ‘passwords for downloading the maths papers are the ‘answers’ to the mathematics question given in the table. Work out the answers and enter them (at the download page) as the passwords. All characters should be written without any spaces.

## General Mathematics Examination

Exam Year | Password Clue (the answer is the password; ^ means 'to the power'; NO SPACE in answer) |
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2015 | Factorise: x^2-x-56 |

2016 | Evaluate 0.063-0.0352. Write your answer in Standard Index Form. (Use ^ to denote raised to the power) |

2017 | Write 0.1234567 to five significant figures. |

2018 | Simplify: -2(x+y-z) |

2019 | Write the amount 'one hundred fifty million Kina' in numbers. |

2020 | Expand and simplify: (a-b)^2 + a^2 + b^2 |

## Advanced Mathematics Examination

Exam Year | Password Clue (the answer is the password; ^ means 'to the power'; NO SPACE in answer) |
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2015 | Factorise: 15x^2+x-6 |

2016 | Evaluate 0.0063-0.00057. Write your answer in Standard Form. (Use ^ to denote raised to the power) |

2017 | Mary and Joe shared K87.00 in the ratio 3:5. How much did Joe get? |

2018 | Write 0.012345 in Standard Index Form. |

2019 | Write 2/3 as a decimal. State your answer to 6 significant figures. |

2020 | Expand and simplify (x+y)^2 - 2xy |

## Why teachers and students should use the past HSC papers

This collection of past exam papers for Grade 12 students and teachers is a valuable resource for the students preparing for their HSC (General and Advanced mathematics) examinations

**Use download and use the examination past papers to:**

- Get familiar with the layout and style of HSC exams
- Test classroom knowledge with past maths exam questions
- Compare answers to marking keys
- Seek help form teachers
- Practice writing answers in the set exam time.
- Do cover-up work in preparation for the real examination at end of the year.