Free Complete NABTEB Chemistry Syllabus PDF

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has uploaded the Chemistry Syllabus for prospective students. This compendium on syllabi has been carefully collated and explicitly designed by subject experts to assist prospective candidates wishing to sit for NABTEB examinations. Prospective candidates will find the efforts put together in this volume very rewarding.

NABTEB Chemistry Syllabus in PDF – [Free of Charge]



This syllabus has been designed from the NBTE Curriculum for the purpose of examination. It is assumed that candidates must have covered the Integrated General Science and Mathematics syllabus at the Junior Secondary School (JSS) Level. The schools presenting candidates for the

National Technical Certificate (NTC) must have well equipped laboratories.





The aims of the syllabus are to:

Provide knowledge in Chemistry which will be appropriate for students who require its application in their various trades/vocational studies and are likely to end their study of Chemistry at the NTC level.

Serve as foundation for post-technical education.

Provide students with the basic knowledge of the underlying concepts, principles and generalizations of technological processes and products.

Enable students carry out practical and project works stated in the teaching syllabus, thus strengthen their ability in the scientific processes of observation, application, problem solving and formulation of mental models.



Expose students to the use of S.I. units and the IUPAC system of nomenclature.

Create awareness in the students of the inter-relationship between Chemistry and their various trades and its link with their work/job environment.

Inculcate in the students the culture of safety precaution.



The examination shall consist of two papers.

05-1 Paper I (2 ½ hours) 150 marks (Theory)

05-2 Paper 2 (2 hours) 50 marks (Practical)


PAPER I: This is a theory paper. It consist of two Parts – Part A and Part B.


Part A: This shall consist of fifty (50) multiple-choice objective questions, to be answered by candidates in 50 minutes for 50 marks.

Part B: This shall consist of five (5) essay questions from which candidates are expected to attempt FOUR (4) questions only. Each of the essay question carries 25 marks for a total of 100 marks in a duration of hour 1 hour 40 minutes.


PAPER 2 (Practical):

This shall be a 2 hours practical test, either the actual practical or alternative to practical. It shall consist of THREE (3) compulsory questions for a total of 50 marks. The actual practical shall be taken by schools WHILE the alternative to practical shall be taken by private candidates.



The alternative to practical will test the knowledge of the practical skills and processes that the candidates are expected to have acquired in the practical activities that are prescribed in the syllabus.


NABTEB Chemistry Syllabus PDF




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