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Step II grade boundaries

Hello. In my STEP II paper I am pretty sure I got 3 complete answers, I answer that was basically complete but about half of the last part was missing and two where I got about half the question. Will this be enough to get a 1?

I'm looking at 2 complete answers, two answers with the last section left out, and then two further questions started. I had to sit in a room for hours afterwards just to recover.

Unfortunately, it's too early to comment what the grade boundaries might be. I would say to bear in mind that they do fluctuate a lot from year to year depending on the difficulty of the paper so if lots of people found it more difficult than usual, the grade boundaries may be lower.

From 2011 - 2016 the STEP II grade boundary has varied from 62 to 79, so there is quite a lot of variation from year to year.

My hope at this point is that 2S backed up by 4 A*s will be achievable and get me in. I got a few mostly solutions and a few less-so solutions. So much algebra unless I missed something

Useful Links

Underground Mathematics: Selected worked STEP questions

STEP Question database

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: What do we look for?

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: Information about STEP

University of Cambridge Admissions Office: Undergraduate course information for Mathematics

Stephen Siklos' "Advanced Problems in Mathematics" book (external link)

MEI: Worked solutions to STEP questions (external link)

OCR: Exam board information about STEP (external link)

AMSP (Advanced Maths Support programme): Support for University Admission Tests (external link)