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ICAS past papers

ICAS past papers

Prepare your child for ICAS with past papers, so they can ace their tests​

Our past papers contain actual ICAS questions and answers that will help your child to practise and give them first-hand experience of the competition.

Past papers are the most authentic and effective way for your child to practise ICAS, helping them to achieve higher scores.

Give your child first-hand experience of ICAS

Strengthen their problem-solving ability to prepare them for the unique problems posed in ICAS questions.

Familiarise them with the language, style and difficulty of ICAS questions, so they can be more comfortable on test day.

Give them the experience needed to ace the tests, achieve their best possible scores and maybe even become a medal winner.

What's in our past papers?

Each ICAS past paper PDF contains:

  • 35 to 50 ICAS questions taken from previous tests for the specific subject and year
  • Illustrated graphics, tables and other engaging elements for each question
  • Skill descriptions for each question, to identify what to work on*
  • Interactive features like clicking on answers, page navigation and auto-marking** (requires free Adobe Acrobat)

*For 2018 papers onwards

**For 2019 papers onwards

Subjects, year levels and pricing

English Maths Science Digital Technologies
Australia (AUD)
2019: $18.70*
Older: $16.50*
Years 2 to 10 Years 2 to 10 Years 2 to 10 Years 3 to 10
New Zealand (NZD)
2019: $20.70*
Older: $18.40*
Years 3 to 11 Years 3 to 11 Years 3 to 11 Years 4 to 11
Hong Kong (HKD)
$90
P3 - F4 P3 - F4 P4 - F4 N/A

*Includes GST.

ICAS past paper development is managed by our Head of Assessment Content Kerry Tremaine

Who creates ICAS past papers?

ICAS past papers are developed by our assessment content team, with support from designers and other staff members.

They’re a mixture of both former and original ICAS questions that are adapted for the past paper format, designed to be as close as possible to the actual competition.

Each past paper goes through an extensive quality control process so that every question is guaranteed to match the right learning area and skill level for the student. As a result, they can take 12 months or longer to create.

They’re a labour of love, which is why students find them so valuable!

Frequently asked questions

We’re glad you asked! A lot of work goes into creating questions for ICAS past papers. Our assessments team use psychometric science to pinpoint the “just right” zone of difficulty, before spending a year+ to write, design and review each question. They then test them individually to ensure they reflect the latest ICAS assessments as closely as possible.

To learn more, check out our blog on why free ICAS past papers don’t exist.

When you purchase past papers, we email them to your designated email address. Please check your email inbox (including the spam/junk folder) to access them.

To access all 2019 past paper interactive features including instant marking, online completion and unlimited re-sits, they must be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download a free version here

Yes, schools can purchase past papers using a debit or credit card. They don’t require a school code.

Past papers are electronic PDF documents that can be easily copied and cannot be returned, so unfortunately, we can’t provide refunds once they’ve been purchased. Please ensure that you have the correct papers in your cart before completing your purchase.

New 2019 past papers will be released for Hong Kong later in 2024.

Prefer an online ICAS practice test?

RiSE+ is an online assessment practice platform that offers ICAS-style English and Maths practice tests for Year 2 – 7 students.

It’s developed by the same assessment team behind ICAS and is hosted on the same platform, helping your child become familiar with the format and question styles, building confidence and reducing test-day stress.

Buy ICAS past papers online now.

Give your child first-hand experience of ICAS, so they can be more prepared and confident on test day.