Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA ) 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:20 PM- George's, Grenada

The final (external) component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) is scheduled for Friday May 19th, 2017. One thousand nine hundred and seventeen (1917) students are registered for the Assessment.

These include one thousand and thirty-nine (1039) males and eight hundred and seventy-eight (878) females.  In 2016, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine (1,959) students were registered; one thousand and six (1,006) were males and nine hundred and fifty-three (953) were females.  

The assessment commences at 9:00 a.m. and will be conducted in fifty-two (52) centres throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. At 1:45 p.m. all students are expected to finish the examination.


CPEA will be opened to all students who are eleven (11) but not yet fourteen (14) years of age on September 1st, 2017.  It will consist of three multiple choice papers in the following areas:

1.     Mathematics (50 items)

2.     Language Arts (50 items)

3.     Science (50 items)

Each paper will be seventy-five (75) minutes duration. The table below reflects the schedule for the examination.






May 19th, 2017

9:00 a.m.

75 minutes


BREAK                            10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.                             15 MINUTES


Language Arts

May 19th, 2017

10:30 a.m.

75 minutes


LUNCH                            11:45 A.M – 12:30 P.M.                               45 MINUTES



May 19th, 2017

12:30 p.m.

75 minutes


NB:      No mobile telephones and other electronic devices would be allowed at the examination centres. Electronic calculators are forbidden. Candidates should bring along 3B or 2B pencils to answer multiple choice questions.



Before the Examination

·         Be prepared

·         Have a positive attitude

·         Get to bed early the night before the examination. Remember, your brain and body need sleep to function well.

·         A program of exercise is said to sharpen the mind.

·         Do not skip breakfast on the morning of the examination. Fresh fruits and vegetables are often recommended to reduce stress.

·         Get to school or your centre early on the morning of the Examination.

·          Relax just before the Exam.


During the Examination

·         Read the instructions carefully. Make sure you are shading answers correctly and that the number you are shading corresponds to the question number.

·         Manage your time wisely.

·         If you go blank, skip the question and move on.

·         Do not get worried or frustrated if a problem seems tricky. Re-read the question to make sure you understand it. Do not panic.




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