O-Level Syllabuses Examined in 2025

Here are the 2025 GCE O-Level examination syllabuses that are offered to school 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.

Cambridge Subjects

Subject Title Language Medium Subject Code Specimen Papers
for Revised Syllabus
[Year of Posting]
Arabic as a 3rd Language Arabic 1135 -
Bahasa Indonesia as a 3rd Language Bahasa Indonesia 1136 -
English Language English 1184 -
Literature in English English 2065 -
History English 2174 Paper 1
Paper 2
[2023]

Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)

English 2260 Paper 1
Paper 2 |  Insert
[2023]
Humanities (Social Studies, History)
English 2261 Paper 1
Paper 2
[2023]
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
English 2262 Paper 1
[2023]
Geography English 2279 Paper 1 | Insert
Paper 2 | Insert
[2023]
Economics + English 2286 -
Drama English 2299 -
Spanish Spanish 3034 -
Hindi Hindi 3194 -
Urdu Urdu 3196 -
Gujarati Gujarati 3199 -
Panjabi Panjabi 3203 -
Bengali Bengali 3215 -
Burmese Burmese 3249 -
Thai Thai 3260 -
French French 3917 -
German German 3918 -
Japanese Japanese 3919 -
Additional Mathematics English 4049 -
Mathematics English 4052 -
Science (Physics, Chemistry) English 5086 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
Paper 5
[2023]
Science (Physics, Biology) English 5087 Paper 1
Paper 5
[2023]
Science (Chemistry, Biology) English 5088 Paper 1
Paper 3
Paper 4
Paper 5
[2023]
Electronics [Revised] English 6063 Paper 1
Paper 2
[
2024]
Music English 6085 -
Higher Music English 6086 -
Physics English 6091 Paper 1
Paper 2
[2023]
There is no specimen for Paper 3.
Chemistry English 6092 Paper 1
Paper 2
[2023]
There is no specimen for Paper 3.
Biology English 6093 Paper 1
Paper 2
[2023]
There is no specimen for Paper 3.
Nutrition and Food Science English 6097 -
Art # English 6123 -
Higher Art # English 6124 -
Design & Technology English 7059 -
Business Studies + English 7085 -
Principles of Accounts [Updated] ^ English 7087 Paper 2 | Insert
[2023]
Computing [Revised] English 7155 Paper 1
Paper 2 | Insert

[2024]

+ These subjects are applicable only for candidates from schools approved to offer the subjects.
# Last year of exam in 2025.
^ Change is to response format for Paper 2. The new response format requires candidates to write their answers on the question paper.

Applied Subjects

Subject Title Language Medium Subject Code
Biotechnology English NP04
Design Studies English NP05

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 Title Language Medium Subject Code Specimen Papers for Revised Syllabus
[Year of Posting]
Higher Chinese Chinese 1116 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
[2023]
Chinese B + Chinese 1153 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3 - Oral
Paper 3 - LC
[2023]
Chinese Chinese 1160 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3 - Oral
Paper 3 - LC
[2023]
Chinese (Special Programme) Chinese 1166 -
Literature in Chinese Chinese 2031 -
Higher Malay Malay 1117 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
[2023]
Malay (Special Programme) Malay 1133 -
Malay Malay 1148 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3 - Oral
Paper 3 - LC
[2023]
Malay B + Malay 1151 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3 - Oral
Paper 3 - LC
[2023]
Literature in Malay Malay 2032 -
Higher Tamil Tamil 1147 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
[2023]
Tamil B + Tamil 1152 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3 - Oral
Paper 3 - LC
[2023]
Tamil Tamil 1157 Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3 - Oral
Paper 3 - LC
[2023]
Literature in Tamil Tamil 2033 -
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
English 2263 Paper 1
[2023]
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
English 2264 Paper 1
[2023]
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
English 2265 Paper 1
[2023]
Exercise And Sports Science
[
Revised]
English 6081 -

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