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Must-Know GCE O level 2023 Exam Dates (Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Examination 2023)

Updated: May 10, 2023

(Updated 9th May 2023)

The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination is an annual national examination that is taken by school and private candidates in Singapore.


The GCE O level 2023 Timetable and Exam Dates can be found on the SEAB (Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board) Website.


Overview of Important O level 2023 Dates:

Event

Date

Deadline for Withdrawal

30 June 2023

​Issue of Entry Proof

(Mid-Year Examination)*

17 May 2023

​Issue of Entry Proof

(Year End Examination)*

26 June 2023

​Date of 2023 Result Release

​11 Jan 2024 to 15 Jan 2024

*Contact SEAB if you do not receive your Entry Proofs by the following dates:

Mid-Year examination - 22 May 2023

Science Practical examination - 7 days before the examination date

Year-End examination - 29 June 2023



O Level 2023 Examination Timetable


Mother Tongue (Paper 1, Paper 2, Listening Comprehension, Oral)

Date

Time

Subject

Type

Duration

29/5/2023

08:00 - 10:00

​Chinese

Malay

Tamil

Paper 1

2hrs

29/5/2023

11:00 - 12:30

​Chinese

Malay

Tamil

Paper 2

1h30mins

30/5/2023

08:00 - 08:50

​Chinese B

Malay B

Tamil B

Paper 1

50mins

30/5/2023

10:00 - 11:00

​Chinese B

Malay B

Tamil B

Paper 2

1hr

4/7/2023

14:30 - 15:30

Chinese

Malay B

Tamil B

Paper 3 - Listening Comprehension

30mins

4/7/2023

16:30 - 17:30

Chinese B

Malay

Tamil

Paper 3 - Listening Comprehension

30mins

6/7/2023

14:30 start

​Chinese B

Malay B

Tamil B

Paper 3 - Oral

15mins

7/7/2023 - 17/7/2023

14:30 start

​Chinese

Malay

Tamil

Paper 3 - Oral

15mins

25/7/2023 - 3/8/2023

14:30 start

English Language

Paper 4 - Oral

20mins

28/7/2023 - 3/8/2023

14:30 start

Higher Chinese

Higher Malay

Higher Tamail

Paper 3 - Oral

15mins

Science Practicals

Date

Time

Subject

Duration

4/10/2023

08:00 - 09:50

Shift 1: Chemistry

1hr 50mins

10:20 - 12:10

Shift 2: Chemistry

12:40 - 14:30

Shift 3: Chemistry

15:00 - 16:50

Shift 4: Chemistry

9/10/2023

08:00 - 09:50

Shift 1: Physics

1h50mins

10:20 - 12:10

Shift 2: Physics

12:40 - 14:30

Shift 3: Physics

15:00 - 16:50

Shift 4: Physics

12/10/2023

08:00 - 09:30

Shift 1: Science (Chem/Bio)

Shift 1: Science (Phy/Bio)

Shift 1: Science (Phy/Chem)

1h30mins

10:00 - 11:30

Shift 2: Science (Chem/Bio)

Shift 2: Science (Phy/Bio)

Shift 2: Science (Phy/Chem)

1h30mins

12:00 - 13:30

Shift 3: Science (Chem/Bio)

Shift 3: Science (Phy/Bio)

Shift 3: Science (Phy/Chem)

1h30mins

14:00 - 15:30

Shift 4: Science (Chem/Bio)

Shift 4: Science (Phy/Bio)

Shift 4: Science (Phy/Chem)

1h30mins

Other Key Subjects - Refer to the detailed examination timetable here

Date

Time

Subject

Type

Duration

13/10/2023

10:00 onwards

​FRENCH

ARABIC

CHINESE (SPECIAL

PROGRAMME)

MALAY (SPECIAL

PROGRAMME)

GERMAN

JAPANESE

SPANISH

GERMAN

SPANISH

JAPANESE

​(Refer to detailed timetable)

​(Refer to detailed timetable)

16/10/2023

08:00 - 10:30

Computing

Practical

2h30mins

18/10/2023

14:30 - 17:30

English

Chinese B

Malay B

Tamil B

Paper 3 - Listening Comprehension

30mins or 45mins

19/10/2023

13:30 - 15:20

English

Paper 1

1h50mins

16:05 - 17:55

English

Paper 2

1h50mins

20/10/2023

14:30 - 16:10

Humanities (SS, Geography)

Humanities (SS, History)

Paper 2

1h40mins

23/10/2023

14:30 - 16:10

Geography

History

Paper 1

1h40mins

24/10/2023

14:30 - 16:30

14:30 - 16:45

Mathematics

Mathematics (Revised)

Paper 1

2hrs

2hr15mins

25/10/2023

14:30 - 15:45

Science (Chem/Bio)

Science (Phy/Chem)

Paper 3

1h15mins

15/10/2023

14:30 - 16:15

Chemistry

Paper 2

1h45mins

26/10/2023

14:30 - 16:45

14:30 - 17:00

Mathematics

Mathematics (Revised)

Paper 2

2h15mins

2h30mins

27/10/2023

14:30 - 16:45

Additional Mathematics

Paper 1

2h15mins

30/10/2023

08:00 - 09:45

Humanities (SS, Geography)

Humanities (SS, History)

Humanities (SS, Lit in Malay)

Humanities (SS, Lit in Tamil)

Humanities (SS, Lit in Chinese)

Humanities (SS, Lit in English)

Paper 1

1h45mins

31/10/2023

08:00 - 09:30

Geography

Paper 2

1h30mins

08:00 - 09:40

History

Paper 2

1h40mins

10:30 - 12:00

Literature in English

Paper 2

1h30mins

14:00 - 15:15

Science (Phy/Bio)

Science (Phy/Chem)

Paper 2

1h15mins

14:00 - 15:45

Physics

Paper 2

1h45mins


Date

Time

Subject

Type

Duration

1/11/2023

08:00 - 09:15

Science (Chem/Bio)

Science (Phy/Bio)

Paper 4

1h15mins

08:00 - 09:45

Biology

Paper 2

1h45mins

14:00 - 15:30

Literature in Chinese

Literature in Malay

Literature in Tamil

Paper 1

1h30mins

14:00 - 15:40

Humanities (SS, Lit in English)

Paper 2

1h40mins

14:00 - 15:40

Literature in English

Paper 1

1h40mins

2/11/2023

08:00 - 10:15

Economics

Paper 2

2h15mins

11:00 - 12:00

Principles in Accounts (REV)

Paper 1

1hr

3/11/2023

08:00 onwards

​ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS

KNOWLEDGE

COMPUTING

ELECTRONICS

HIGHER MUSIC

MUSIC

DRAMA

​​(Refer to detailed timetable)

​​(Refer to detailed timetable)

6/11/2023

09:00 - 09:45

Economics

Paper 1

45mins

14:00 - 16:00

Principles in Accounts (REV)

Paper 2

2hrs

7/11/2023

08:00 - 10:00

​BENGALI

CHINESE

GUJARATI

HIGHER CHINESE

HIGHER MALAY

HIGHER TAMIL

HINDI

MALAY

PANJABI

TAMIL

URDU

Paper 1

2hrs

11:00 - 12:30

​BENGALI

CHINESE

GUJARATI

HINDI

MALAY

PANJABI

TAMIL

URDU

Paper 2

1h30mins

11:00 - 12:45

Higher Chinese

Higher Malay

Higher Tamil

Paper 2

1h45mins

14:30 - 15:20

Chinese B

Malay B

Tamil B

Paper 1

50mins

16:00 - 17:00

Chinese B

Malay B

Tamil B

Paper 2

1hr

8/11/2023

14:00 - 15:00

Chemistry

Paper 1

1hr

9/11/2023

08:00 - 09:00

Science (Chem/Bio)

Science (Phy/Bio)

Science (Phy/Chem)

Paper 1

1hr

10/11/2023

08:00 - 09:00

Biology

Paper 1

1hr

10/11/2023

(Change of exam date, updated as at 13 Mar 2023)

09:45 - 11:25

Humanities (SS, Lit in Malay)

Humanities (SS, Lit in Chinese)

Humanities (SS, Lit in Tamil)

Paper 2

1h40mins


For Full GCE O level Examination Timetable and Dates, you can visit SEAB's page here.


For Weekly O level English Preparation classes, click here.

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