CPEA Scheduled for 15 May

The final (external) component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) is scheduled for Friday, 15 May 2015.

  • 1,837 students are registered for the assessment: 943 male and 894 female.
  • 1,605 candidates were registered in 2014: 813 male and 792 female.
  • The assessment commences at 9 am and will be conducted in 52 centres throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
  • At 1:45 pm all students are expected to finish the examination.

CPEA will be open to all students who are 11 but not yet 14 years of age on 31 August 2015. It will consist of three multiple choice papers in the following areas:

  1. Mathematics (50 items)
  2. Language Arts (50 items)
  3. Science (50 items)

Each paper will be 75 minutes in duration. The table below reflects the schedule for the examination.

Mathematics 15 May 2015 9:00 am 75 minutes
BREAK                            10:15 am – 10:30 am                            15 MINUTES
Language 15 May 2015 10:30 am 75 minutes
LUNCH                           11:45 am – 12:30 am                              45 MINUTES
Science 15 May 2015 12:30 pm 75 minutes


NB: No mobile telephones/other electronic devices would be allowed at the examination centres. Electronic calculators are forbidden. Candidates should bring along 3B or 2B pencils, to answer multiple choice questions.



Before the Examination

  • Be prepared
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Get to bed early the night before the examination. Remember, your brain and body need sleep to function well.
  • A program of exercise is said to sharpen the mind.
  • Do not skip breakfast, on the morning of the examination. Fresh fruits and vegetables are often recommended to reduce stress.
  • Get to school, or your centre, early on the morning of the Examination.
  • Relax just before the exam.

During the Examination

  • Read the instructions carefully. Make sure you are shading answers correctly and that the number you are shading corresponds to the question number.
  • Manage your time wisely.
  • If you go blank, skip the question and move on.
  • Do not get worried or frustrated if a problem seems tricky. Re-read the question to make sure you understand it. Do not panic.


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