PSLE Formats Examine Syllabus

By | September 21, 2021

Here are the PSLE examination formats.

Please note that from 2017, the oral examination for both Standard and Foundation Mother Tongue Languages will be conducted in the e-Examination format. Check out this online tutorial to understand the revised examination format.

Subject titleLanguage MediumSubject Code
English LanguageEnglish0001
Chinese LanguageChinese0005
Malay LanguageMalay0006
Tamil LanguageTamil0007
Panjabi LanguagePanjabi0010
Hindi LanguageHindi0011
Gujarati LanguageGujarati0012
Bengali LanguageBengali0013
Urdu LanguageUrdu0014
Higher Chinese LanguageChinese0015
Higher Malay LanguageMalay0016
Higher Tamil LanguageTamil0017
Foundation Panjabi LanguagePanjabi0020
Foundation Hindi LanguageHindi0021
Foundation Gujarati LanguageGujarati0022
Foundation Bengali LanguageBengali0023
Foundation Urdu LanguageUrdu0024
Foundation Chinese LanguageChinese0025
Foundation Malay LanguageMalay0026
Foundation Tamil LanguageTamil0027
Foundation English LanguageEnglish0031
Foundation MathematicsEnglish0038
Foundation ScienceEnglish0039


The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is an annual national examination that is taken by candidates at the end of their final year of primary school education, in Singapore. 

More information about the PSLE is available below.
Examination Timetable

Primary school students will be introduced to subject-based learning where they will learn subjects such as languages, mathematics, science, art, music and social studies. Learn more about the syllabus taught in the classroom.


Primary school students will learn the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mother Tongue Language (MTL)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art 
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies
  • Character and Citizenship Education
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In Primary 5 and 6, your child will be offered English Language, MTL, Mathematics and Science at the foundation or standard levels, depending on their Primary 4 school examination results. They may also be offered Higher MTL depending on their MTL results.


English LanguageMother Tongue Languages (MTL)







Character and

Citizenship Education

Social studies

Learn more about the approved textbook list