O-Level Syllabuses Examined in 2023

Here are the 2023 GCE O-Level examination syllabuses that are offered to private candidates:

For syllabuses that have been revised, the specimen papers are available on the website for three years, including the year of posting. We seek your understanding that some items / images / resources may not be available in these online specimen papers, due to copyright restrictions. In such cases, a description of the item / image / resource, and/or a web-link may be provided. The full specimen paper, in printed format, may be purchased from SEAB.

From 2017, certain papers of selected GCE O-Level subjects will be conducted in the e-Examination format (for example, e-Oral). These subjects are as follows:

Subject TitleSubject CodePaper
Higher Chinese11163
Higher Malay11173
Higher Tamil11473
Online Tutorial for Mother Tongue Language and Higher Mother Tongue Language e-Oral examination to understand the revised examination format.

Cambridge Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject CodeSpecimen Papers for
Revised Syllabus
[Year of Posting]
English Language # English1128-
Literature in English [Revised]English2065-
History # English2174-
Geography English2236-
Humanities (Social Studies, Geography) English2272-
Humanities (Social Studies, History)English2273-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)English2274-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)English2287-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)English2288-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)English2289-
Arabic Arabic3186-
Hindi Hindi3194-
Urdu Urdu3196-
Bengali Bengali3215-
Burmese Burmese3249-
Mathematics # English4048-
Additional MathematicsEnglish4049-
Mathematics [Revised] English4052Paper 1
Paper 2
Science (Physics, Chemistry) + English5076-
Science (Physics, Biology) + English5077-
Science (Chemistry, Biology) + English5078-
Physics # English6091-
Chemistry # English6092-
Biology # English6093-
Business StudiesEnglish7085-
Principles of AccountsEnglish7087-

# Last year of exam in 2023

+ Last year of exam in 2024

Local Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject Code
Higher ChineseChinese1116
Chinese Chinese1160
Literature in ChineseChinese2031
Higher MalayMalay1117
Malay Malay1148
Literature in MalayMalay2032
Islamic Religious KnowledgeMalay2080
Higher TamilTamil1147
Tamil Tamil1157
Literature in TamilTamil2033
Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who would like to register for Mother Tongue Language Syllabus B can write to SEAB with their request.