1. Introduction of Biology
  2. Chemical & Cellular Basis of Life
  3. Evolution & Diversity of Organism
  4. Plant form & Function
  5. Animal form & Function
  6. Genetics
  7. Molecular Biology & Recombination DNA Technology
  8. Environmental Biology
  9. Microbiology
  10. Applied Biology

Combined Maths

  1. Analyses the Real Number system
  2. Manipulates Algebra of Sets
  3. Manipulates Mathematical Logic
  4. Manipulates the methods of proofs to prove the mathematical results
  5. Analyses functions of a real variable
  6. Analyses polynomials
  7. Investigates rational functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions
  8. Manipulates inequalities.
  9. Explores the binomial expansion for positive integral indices.
  10. Finds the sum of the finite series


  1. Measurement
  2. Mechanism
  3. Oscillation & Waves
  4. Thermal Physics
  5. Gravitation Fields
  6. Electrics Fields
  7. Magnetics Fields
  8. Electric
  9. Electronic
  10. Matters of Properties
  11. Matters & Radiotinal


  1. Atomic structure
  2. Structure and bonding
  3. Chemical calculations
  4. Gaseous state of matter
  5. Energetic
  6. Chemistry of s,p and d block elements
  7. Basic concepts of organic chemistry
  8. Hydrocarbons and halo-hydrocarbons
  9. Oxygen-containing organic compounds
  10. Nitrogen-containing organic compounds
  11. Chemical kinetics
  12. Equilibrium
  13. Electrochemistry
  14. Industrial chemistry and Environmental pollution

What are the differences between the new and Old Syllabus?

  • The following changes have been made in the new syllabus which will be implemented from 2017 onwards.
  • The total number of periods was reduced from 468 to 450 giving room for more revision work.

  • The flow of the content of unit 01 has been rearranged and the details of the properties of α, β and γ radiations were removed.
  • The content of unit 02 was rearranged by indicating relevant limitations. (Resonance structures of selected molecules and ions only were considered. Examples: O3 , N2 O, CO2 , CO3 2-, NO3 , NO2 and similar molecules and ions)
  • Lattice structures of diamond, graphite and silica have been shifted to unit 06.

  • The content of unit 03 has been expanded and the number of periods has been increased. The following content has been introduced to unit 03.
  • More periods have been allocated to solve problems related to stoichiometry.
  • Preparation of solutions. iii The content of unit 04 has been restructured.

  • The content of unit 05 has not been changed.

  • The content of unit 06 was changed and restructured.
  • IUPAC nomenclature of “d” complexes with only one ligand. The following new practical works have been introduced to unit 06
  • Showing the presence of nitrogen in air by experiment. 
  • Standardization of a solution of S2 O3 2- ions using KIO3 and I- .
  • Determination of the concentration of a Fe2+ ion solution using acidified KMnO4 .
  • Experimental determinations of the concentration of a K2 C2 O4 solution using a standard solution of acidified potassium permanganate. Some practical works in the former syllabus have been removed from unit 06
  • Preparation of allotropes of sulfur.
  • Preparation of sulfur dioxide and testing its properties.  Preparation of chlorine.

  • Unit 08 and Unit 09 have been combined into a single unit under the title hydrocarbons and halohydrocarbons without changing the content.

  • The content of Unit 11 has been rearranged without changing the content.

  • The sequence of the content of unit 12 has been changed. The following experiments were removed from unit 12
  • Preparation of an indicator using flowers provided and experimental determination of its pH range
  • Determination of the approximate pH value of a given solution using pH indicators iv The following experiments have been introduced to unit 12
  • Titration between sodium carbonate and hydrochloric acid using phenolphthalein and methyl orange.

  • The content of Unit 13 has been changed.
  • Bimetallic corrosion, cathodic protection and passivation have been removed. The following experiments have been removed from unit 13
  • Measuring the electromotive force of different cells
  • Preparation of hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis of water 
  • Electroplating with copper and silver
  • Experimental study of corrosion as an electrochemical process The following experiments have been introduced to unit 13
  • Experimental determination of the relative position of commonly available metals in the electrochemical series.
  • Preparation of standard Ag/AgCl(s) electrode

  • Units 15 and 16 were completely changed and combined into a single unit – unit 14 under the title Industrial chemistry and Environmaental Pollution. Following content has been removed from unit 15.
  • Extraction of sodium (Downs cell method)
  • Production of common salt
  • Production of urea v
  • Compounding of natural rubber
  • Some plant-based industries (paper, pharmaceuticals)
  • Chromatography (liquid and paper )
  • Chemistry of the production of cement.
  • Crude oil and cracking/ production of petroleum. The following content has been introduced unit 14
  • Uses of ethanol, vinegar, essential oil and biodiesel.
  • Effects of plastic additives for polymerization.
  • Production and uses of titanium dioxide from rutile. The following experiment has been removed from Unit 15.
  • Separation of a mixture of leaf pigments using paper chromatography. The following experiments were introduced to unit 14
  • Extracting cinnamon oil from cinnamon leaves by steam distillation.
  • Preparation of biodiesel.
  • Determination of the percentage of acetic acid in vinegar. The following content has been removed from unit 16.
  • Constituents of the ecosphere and their significance.
  • Role of biochemical processes maintaining the life on the earth.  Investigates the contamination of soil and soil waste.

Changes of Combined Mathematics

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