O-Level Syllabuses Examined in 2021

Here are the 2021 GCE O-Level examination syllabuses for school candidates.

For syllabuses that have been revised, the specimen papers have been included for reference. These specimen papers
will be removed from the website the year after the first examination of the revised syllabuses. 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, maybe purchased from SEAB.

Cambridge Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject CodeSpecimen Papers for
Revised Syllabus
English LanguageEnglish1128-
Arabic as a 3rd LanguageArabic1135-
Bahasa Indonesia as a 3rd LanguageBahasa Indonesia1136-
Literature in EnglishEnglish2065-
HistoryEnglish2174-
GeographyEnglish2236-
Humanities (Social Studies. Geography)English2272-
Humanities (Social Studies, History)English2273-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)English2274-
Economics ^ English2286-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese) + English2287-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay) + English2288-
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil) + English2289-
DramaEnglish2299-
SpanishSpanish3034-
HindiHindi3194-
UrduUrdu3196-
GujaratiGujarati3199-
PanjabiPanjabi3203-
BengaliBengali3215-
BurmeseBurmese3249-
ThaiThai3260-
FrenchFrench3917-
GermanGerman3918-
Japanese [Revised] Japanese3919Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
Paper 3 (Transcript)
Additional Mathematics # English4047-
MathematicsEnglish4048-
Additional Mathematics [Revised] English4049Paper 1
Paper 2
Science (Physics, Chemistry)English5076-
Science (Physics, Biology)English5077-
Science (Chemistry, Biology)English5078-
ElectronicsEnglish6063-
MusicEnglish6085-
Higher MusicEnglish6086-
Food and Nutrition # English6087-
PhysicsEnglish6091-
ChemistryEnglish6092-
BiologyEnglish6093-
ArtEnglish6123-
Higher ArtEnglish6124-
Design & TechnologyEnglish7059-
Business Studies ^ English7085-
Principles of Accounts [Revised] English7087Paper 1
Paper 2
ComputingEnglish7155-
Principles of Accounts # English7175-

# Last year of exam in 2021

^ These subjects are applicable only for candidates from schools approved to offer the subjects.

+ Revision is only to Paper 2: Literature in Chinese (2287/2) / Literature in Malay (2288/2) / Literature in Tamil (2289/2).
There is no revision to Paper 1 Social Studies. 2287/1, 2288/1, 2289/1, 2272/1, 2273/1 and 2274/1 share a common paper.

Applied Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject Code
Biotechnology [Revised] EnglishNP04
Design Studies [Revised] EnglishNP05

The above Applied Subjects are applicable only to candidates from schools that are approved to offer the subjects. If you are registering for Applied Subjects, you will need to pay the subject fees quoted by the examining agencies.

Local Subjects

Subject TitleLanguage MediumSubject Code
Exercise And Sports ScienceEnglish6081
Higher ChineseChinese1116
Chinese B + Chinese1153
ChineseChinese1160
Chinese (Special Programme)Chinese1166
Literature in ChineseChinese2031
Higher MalayMalay1117
Malay (Special Programme)Malay1133
MalayMalay1148
Malay B + Malay1151
Literature in MalayMalay2032
Higher TamilTamil1147
Tamil B + Tamil1152
TamilTamil1157
Literature in TamilTamil2033

+ Mother Tongue B is not a GCE O-Level subject