PISA Test Questions


PISA Test Questions

PISA 2015 Science & Collaborative Problem Solving questions 

Consult examples of the science and collaborative problem solving tests that were given to students in the Field Trial of the PISA 2015 assessment

Try out a selection of PISA 2012 problem-solving, mathematics & financial literacy questions

Have a go at answering PISA questions, discover their level of difficulty, the concepts being tested and the percentage of PISA 2012 students in each country/economy that managed to reach the same level.

Also available in French


Mathematics questions used in 2012, 2006 and 2003

Consult all the publicly released paper-based maths questions that were used in the 2012, 2006 and 2003 assessments, find out the correct answers and how they are scored.

Also available in French: 2012, 2006 & 2003




Browse through computer-based questions

PISA has traditionally been a paper-based assessment, however in 2009 and 2012, countries had the option of setting aside some extra testing time to give a computer-based test to their students. Have a look at the examples of the tests administered to assess reading (in 2009), and maths and problem solving (in 2012).

Availble in English, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.


Get the publication 'Take the Test'

'Take the Test' is a compilation of released PISA reading, mathematics and science questions from the 2006, 2003 and 2000 assessments. The reader can look through the questions, discover the right answers, how the answers are scored and the percentage of students in OECD countries who got the questions right.



 Reading questions used in 2009

Consult publicly released paper-based and computer-based reading questions that were used in the 2009 assessment and published in the PISA 2009 assessment framework. Find out the correct answers and how they are scored.