Sixth Term Examination Papers in Mathematics, often referred to as STEP, are university admissions tests for undergraduate Mathematics courses developed by the University of Cambridge.
STEP papers are typically taken post-interview, as part of a conditional offer of an undergraduate place.
North Central Province Grade 8 Buddhism paper question no.
8 carried the word pramadi (hesitate to practise Damma) it should have been Appramadi (do not hesitate to practise Damma) which completely changed the meaning of the sentence.
We have over three classes in English medium and only 20 to 30 copies of some papers were sent by the Education Office” a teacher of a leading school in Colombo said.
Question papers given in the different provinces also had glaring spelling and other errors which resulted in changing the meanings of sentences.
In the same paper there were multiple choice questions with no specific correct answers, and the paper with 40 questions had a total of seven errors.
The Grade Nine Buddhism paper in the same province had 13 such spelling mistakes which made it difficult for students to answer effectively, teachers said.
There are two official users of STEP Mathematics: the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick.
Candidates applying to study Mathematics or Computer Science with Mathematics at the University of Cambridge are almost always required to take STEP papers as part of the terms of their conditional offer.