One of the best ways to be good at something is practice. This is why doing past exam papers as preparation for your exam is a great idea and will have you acing your exams.
Remember in high school when we would do past papers as one of our ways to get ready for the upcoming exam? it was quite an effective tool so why not carry that practice into tertiary studies?
The only thing is: where can these past exam papers be found?
Many colleges and universities keep copies of previous exams for their students to use when studying and revising. One way to gain access to them is to simply ask your lecturer if you can. You can even share them with other students as well.
Another good place to check would be the library at your campus and online libraries. Past papers can also be found on the website of your college/university.
These TVET Colleges give students access to past papers on their websites:
- Orbit TVET College
- Goldfields TVET College
- West Coast TVET College
- South West Gauteng TVET College
- Maluti TVET College
- Gert Sibande TVET College
- Vhembe TVET College
- Orbit TVET College
As well as these universities:
- University of Johannesburg
- Rhodes University
- University of the Western Cape
- University of Pretoria
- Durban University of Technology
- University of Kwazulu-Natal
- Tshwane University of Technology
- Vaal University of Technology
- Central University of Technology
- North West University
- Nelson Mandela University
- University of Venda
- Sol Plaatje University
- University of the Free State
- University of Fort Hare
If you’re looking for matric past papers, you can find both CAPS and IEB past papers on our website.
When Should You Start Revising Past Papers?
When you’re studying for a test you’re going to have to set up some time in advance to start revising, so you don’t just start cramming the night before. During this time, you can revise past exam questions and look at the mark scheme. This will give you a better idea of how to think through an exam question, as well as specific things to look out for when answering.
In terms of effectiveness, past papers have been proven time and time again to give students a great chance of success.