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Difference between TZ1 and TZ2

Hey guys can you please explain to me the difference between TZ1 and TZ2?

TZ = time zone right?

Is there a difference in terms of questions????

thanks a lot

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They should be of comparable difficulty. The only reason for different time zone papers is to stop people from one time zone sharing the contents of their papers with the next time zone. For subjects with very few people sitting the exam every year such as Philosophy, there may only be one timezone (T0).

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For subjects with very few people sitting the exam every year such as Philosophy, there may only be one timezone (T0).

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Time zone 1 (TZ1) is the Americas, and time zone 2 (TZ2) is the rest of the world I believe. As stated above, time zone 0 (TZ0) is when there isn't a big demand for a certain subject and there aren't enough people taking it to warrant two separate exams. These are usually in less-common subjects and in some of the November exams. Neither paper should be more difficult than the other, but to compensate for these, there will be different grade boundaries for each paper. The grade boundaries, however, probably won't differ by more than a few points at the most unless something drastic happened and everyone failed or did extremely well.

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About 6 hours.

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TZ1 = America, TZ2 = Europe. IB attempts to make the papers roughly of equal difficulty for fairness, but grade boundaries are separate between the two I believe, in case one IS easier/harder. Not sure if outside of Europe is TZ2 as well though...

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Singapore (and I'm assuming the rest of Asia) is TZ2 also.

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