CEM 11 Plus Exam Free papers
Here you can access our extensive range of 11 Plus CEM papers from exam boards and schools across England. These are all free to download and require no sign-up. Simply click the link and you will open a new tab to view either the papers, answer sheets or mark schemes.
For more information about 11 Plus CEM papers please continue reading.
Make sure to follow our step-by-step CEM development plan in order to further your child’s skills:
- Understand what CEM style papers are, how they may differ from other exam boards and what a CEM paper will contain.
- Download the CEM Exam Information Booklet for your school or area.
- Utilise the revision tools available
- Download from our list of free 11 Plus CEM Papers
1/ CEM Test Paper information
In order to gain a more detailed understanding of what CEM papers are please follow this link. In short, CEM is an exam board that produces papers such as the 11 Plus exam. CEM papers consist of numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. For wider information on 11 plus exams please see our page on preparation.
CEM do not publish their own past papers, nor do they use other publishers to do so. To get an idea of the type of tests CEM will use please have a look through the CEM 11 Plus Booklets (below). These have been issued by CEM to illustrate the type of questions children will face. In addition to the booklets published by CEM (Durham University), several publishers have also started to issue their best guess of what an actual CEM paper might look like. Free CEM 11 Plus Papers issued by these reputable publishers are available through the links further down the page.
Feedback and results indicate that questions are often significantly harder than illustrated in the booklets, equally please remember that CEM are free to change questions or introduce new formats whenever they like. They have for instance previously tested for grammar knowledge and equally, they introduced the jumbled sentences question a few years ago without notice.
2/ Download the CEM information booklet for your area
3/ Make sure to develop your wider skills
Working from papers alone with your child has very little benefit as strong knowledge across all the areas of the 11 plus is needed in order to stand a chance of getting into your chosen school. To review the books that we suggest you use during your preparation, then try some of these links:
- CEM 11+ Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- CEM 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- CEM 11+ Numerical Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- 11+ English Resources and Preparation
- 11+ Maths Resources and Preparation
- 11+ Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
- 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Resources and Preparation
4/ Download Free CEM 11 Plus Exam Papers
The link below will take you back up the page. Download free CEM 11 Plus papers through the links. The papers are available to download at no cost, with no adverts and with no registration needed.
Publishers, of course, have worked to interpret what an actual CEM paper might look like using the information CEM publish alongside other source information.
The papers below are we feel the best representations of what CEM 11 Plus papers might look like. Please remember though that children should have a particular focus on core skills through their preparation and should prepare flexibly because CEM can without any warning introduce entirely new question types.
Important: It is vital to combine the use of papers with other learning resources to help your child develop their 11 Plus skills and not to keep making the same mistakes. Our recommended CEM course for revision is the 11 Plus Revision- CEM Course as it is extremely good at helping your child work accurately and ensures they have all the core skills required. Learning Street also have other CEM specific courses that are very good such as their Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning Enhance CEM Course and Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning Boost CEM Course.