You have probably heard of the word “Specimen paper” We have here many specimen papers for examinations like ZIMSEC, UACE, IB, IGCSE, etc. Now the question is what is a specimen paper/ How is it different from the normal examination paper?
A specimen paper is usually a paper that contains all the questions that are usually not considered good enough for the real exams. And although these papers are not considered good enough, if it’s a new course, they’ll serve as sample questions to give people who are going to sit the exam an idea of what the real paper will be like.
If you are asking whether specimen papers are important, then the answer is a YES. They are vital tools to understand the division of marks, type of questions asked and develop a familiarity with the examination patterns.