Updated, July 2020
Past Psych specimen papers are available on the IB OCC website. If you’re a student, your teacher will be able to access these. You can also purchase these from the IB Online Store.
- See examples of Past Paper One questions in this video
- See examples of Past Paper Two questions in this video
- See examples of Paper Three questions in this video
As there is a new IB Psychology curriculum (first exams May 2019) we do not have many past papers for students to use. Also, it’s actually against the IB’s copyright restrictions to post past papers on our store as they sell them through their website. However, you can get a good idea at the types of questions that might be asked by looking at the following questions in our exam question banks:
Paper One Exam Question Banks
- Biological ApproachLINK
- HL Bio Extension – Animal Studies LINK
- Cognitive ApproachLINK
- HL Cog Extension – Technology LINK
- Sociocultural ApproachLINK
- HL Soc/cult Extension – Globalization LINK
More on IB Psych Exams:
- Video: How to study for IB Psychology Paper One SAQs and Video #2 Essays
- Blogs: How to study for IB Psych Paper One SAQs and Paper One Essays
Paper Two Exam Question Banks
- Abnormal Psychology LINK
- Human Relationships LINK
- Health Psychology – coming soon
- Developmental Psychology – coming soon
A good approach to preparing for exams is to understand the requirements and format of each exam paper and begin to design your own questions.
Paper Three Example Paper
- Practice Paper – Observation of Hospitals LINK
- Paper 3 Stimulus Material Example LINK
A whole bunch of practice Paper 3s are included in our Qualitative Method Teacher Support Pack.
More exam help is included in our revision book
Travis Dixon is an IB Psychology teacher, author, workshop leader, examiner and IA moderator.