### About the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)

The STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) Mathematics is a well-established mathematics examination **designed to test candidates on questions that are similar in style to undergraduate mathematics**.

The STEP is **used by the University of Cambridge as the basis for conditional offers**. Other universities sometimes ask candidates to take the STEP as part of their offer – in such cases, the university can advise on which papers to take.

There are also a number of candidates who sit the STEP papers as a challenge.