NABTEB Biology Syllabus 2023 [Download in PDF]
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The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has uploaded the Biology Syllabus for prospective students.

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The content of this syllabus has been drawn from the NBTE curriculum. It is divided into broad headings on the conceptual frame work on which the teaching syllabus is organized; the concepts of Biology, Flowering plants and Non-Flowering Plants, Invertebrates and Vertebrates, Basic Concepts of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution. An attempt has been made in this syllabus to make it relevant for candidates offering Biology either as a core science subject or as a trade related course.


The aims of the syllabus are to:
a. Ensure that candidates acquire meaningful and relevant knowledge in Biology;
b. Develop reasonable and functional scientific attitudes in the candidates;
c. Develop adequate laboratory and field skills such as observation, precision, classification and interpretation of biological data;
d. Prepare candidates for professional training in biological sciences;
e. Create an awareness in the candidates of the application of science principles in everyday life on matters that affect personal, environmental, community health and socio-economic spheres of life.

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There will be two papers. Paper 1 (Objective and Essay) and Paper 2 (Practical), both of which must be taken with a total of 200 marks.

06-1 Paper 1 (Objective and Essay)

This paper consists of two sections: A and B.

Section A consists of fifty (50) multiple-choice objective questions, for a duration of 50 minutes and it carries 50 marks.

Section B consists of six (6) essay questions drawn from the four sections of the syllabus.
Candidates will be expected to answer four questions in 1 ½ hours and the total score is 50 marks.

06-2 Paper 2 (Test of Practical)
This paper will consist of two sections A and B. The total duration is 2 hours.

Section A: This section comprises 15 short structured questions based on Biological Principles and Practicals. Candidates are to spend 30 minutes and it carries 30 marks.

Section B: This section consists of 4 practical questions. Candidates are expected to spend 1 ½
hours and it carries 70 marks.

Note: Test of Practical paper will be conducted as an alternative paper to real practical for
private candidates during the November/December series. It will consist of two sections:

A and B and will lasts for 2 hours for a total of 100 marks.