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IB Past Papers 2021

The previous year question papers will help the students to get a clear idea about the exam pattern. Students can take this portal as a reference to check out the updated and latest information related to the International Baccalaureate past year question papers.

IB Past Papers Highlights

Board name

International Baccalaureate

Acronym

IB

Programmes offered

Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programmes, Diploma Programme, Career-Related Programme

Inception

1968

Headquarters

Geneva, Switzerland

Official Website

www.ibo.org

IB Past Papers Subject List

Past question papers are provided such that it will give an idea to the students about the type of questions asked in the exam. Solving model question papers will help the candidates to perform well in the final board examinations. IB Physics past papers and study materials can be downloaded from the official website. IB Business and management past papers and study materials are also available on the official website. Students can download the IB sample question papers for the below-mentioned subjects:

  1. Chemistry

  2. English 

  3. French

  4. History

  5. Informational Technology

  6. Mathematics

  7. Spanish

Importance of IB Past Papers

Kindly go through the following guidelines to find out the importance of IB past papers: 

  • Practising with the model question papers helps the candidates to know all previously asked questions in the examination.

  • Mock tests can also be conducted using model question papers. Candidates should take these tests seriously, keeping in mind the original question paper.

  • Solving mock question papers makes the candidates aware of the syllabus, question paper pattern and the blueprint.

  • By working on previous year question papers, candidates can recognize their level of preparation, weak areas, and their strong points.

  • Candidates can plan regular revision sessions using the model question paper.

IB Exam Schedule 2021

The IB exam schedule is published on the official website every year. Students can refer to the tentative schedule for the IB exam given below:

 

Date (Tentative)

Morning session (After 7:00)

Afternoon session (After 12:00)

First Week of May 2021

 --

School-based syllabus SL paper 1

First Week of May 2021

School-based syllabus SL paper 2

Business Management HL paper 1

Business Management SL paper 1

First Week of May 2021

Business Management HL paper 2

Business Management SL paper 2

Language A Literature HL paper 1

Language A Literature SL paper 1

Language A Language & Literature HL paper 1

Language A Language & Literature SL paper 1

 

* Except: English, French & Spanish

Second Week of May 2021

Language A Literature HL paper 2

Language A Literature SL paper 2

Language A Language & Literature HL paper 2

Language A Language & Literature SL paper 2

 

Music HL paper 1

Music SL paper 1

History HL/SL paper 1

History HL/SL paper 2

Second Week of May 2021

History HL paper 3

Geography HL paper 1

Geography SL paper 1

Global Politics HL/SL paper 1

Philosophy HL paper 1

Philosophy SL paper 1

Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 1

Social & cultural anthropology SL paper 1

Second Week of May 2021

Geography HL/SL paper 2

Geography HL paper 3

Global Politics HL paper 2

Global Politics SL paper 2

Philosophy HL/SL paper 2

Philosophy HL paper 3

Social & cultural anthropology HL paper 2

Social & cultural anthropology SL paper 2

Biology HL paper 1

Biology HL paper 2

Biology SL paper 1

Biology SL paper 2

Nature of science SL paper 1

Second Week of May 2021

Biology HL paper 3

 Biology SL paper 3

 Nature of Science SL paper 2

Psychology HL paper 1

Psychology SL paper 1

ITGS HL paper 1

ITGS SL paper 1

Third Week of May 2021

Psychology HL paper 2

Psychology HL paper 3

Psychology SL paper 2

ITGS HL/SL paper 2

 ITGS HL paper 3

Mathematical Studies SL paper 1

Mathematics HL paper 1

 Mathematics SL paper 1

Third Week of May 2021

Mathematical Studies SL Paper 2 Mathematics HL paper 2 Mathematics SL paper 2

Language: B HL paper 1

Language B SL paper 1

Language ab initio SL paper 1

* Except: English, French & Spanish Latin

HL paper 1

Latin SL paper 1

Third Week of May 2021

Language B HL paper 2

  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension

Language B SL paper 2

  • Listening comprehension 
  • Reading comprehension

 Language ab initio SL paper 2

  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension

Economics HL paper 1

Economics SL paper 1

World Religions SL paper 1

Third Week of May 2021

Economics HL paper 2 Economics HL paper 3 Economics SL paper 2 World religions SL paper 2

English A Literature HL paper 1

English A Literature SL paper 1

English A Language & Literature HL paper 1

English A Language & Literature SL paper 1

 

English B HL paper 1

English B SL paper 1

English ab initio SL paper 1

 

Literature & performance SL paper 1

*The dates mentioned above are tentative and are subject to change according to the official notification from the board.

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