Yes, you can get free past papers online! Here’s how

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Practicing for your exams by doing past papers is a great way to test your knowledge and get a feel for what to expect on the day. But, relevant and helpful past papers aren’t easy to find. So, here are 4 websites where you can find past papers online for free!

Department of Education

The Department of Education has a website with lots of useful information on it including Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 Senior Certificate (SCa) and National Senior Certificate (NSC) past papers. No sign-up is necessary in order to download these papers- simply browse through their menu and download what you need!

If you’re studying for your Matric prelims and final exams, you can find past papers to practice with on this site. Please note that you’ll need to create a free account and sign-up in order to download these. Once you’ve made your account, sign in and you’ll be able to download past papers for most high school subjects- the papers will be in a “zip” file, which you can open with any archiver program such as WinZip or Archive Utility.


MyComlink is another website which has a ton of CAPS past papers for all grades and subjects. You will need to create a free account with them in order to download the papers, however, they’re a great resource and papers are easy to search for by subject, grade, year, curriculum and even language.


On EduConnect’s website, you can download the official, government-set past papers from 2010 to 2016, as well as some IEB past papers. No sign-up is required, and the papers come in a PDF format which you can open with any PDF reader such as Adobe or Foxit.


To make things easier for you, we’ve actually gathered as many of the past exam papers we could find and posted them in our downloads section. We also update the downloads section regularly so you can always check back.

Practice makes perfect, and practicing with these past papers will put you on the fast track to success! Be sure to share these sites with your friends so they can do well too. If you need some motivation to do these, just think of how you’ll celebrate once you get your great results! Good luck!

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