This test is also based on the Multiple Type and has an option ranging from three to fours that depends on the toughness of the question. Though there is no specific syllabus for the test but the candidates can prepare the basic type questions that include questions on the schooling level that has been covered in the syllabus based on the nature of the paper in which the candidate is appearing. The paper’s duration depend on the country in which the Exam is been held. However more or less, the duration remains in the time limit of one and a half hours. The papers that are incorporated are divided into two parts. The questions are easy to understand and quickly assessed.
Students in Classes IX and X will normally select a total of 9 subjects. They will all study First Language English, English Literature, and either French or Hindi from Group 1; and Mathematics from Group 4. If they choose split Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) from Group 3, they will choose a subject each from Group 2 and 5. If they choose Co-ordinated Sciences (which is treated as two subjects) from Group 3, they will choose one subject from Group 2, one subject from Group 5 and one more subject from either Group 2 or 5. While, normally, students will take 9 subjects in the IGCSE, in exceptional circumstances they will take 8 subjects. Additional Mathematics taught outside the school hours may be allowed as a 10th subject.