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How Many Questions are Usually Set in JAMB?

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While preparing for UTME, one of the questions that come to mind is, how many questions will be asked or set for candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination?


If you've done JAMB UTME before, you may not have reasons to ask this question except you're contemplating whether the number of questions has increased recently or this year. Or if it's possible for the board to increase or reduce the number of questions you're used to.


For the new admission seekers, you need to know the number of questions to expect in all your subject combinations so as to work within reasonable scores during your preparation.


In this post, I will be answering the question "what is the number of questions to be set by JAMB" for:


  1. English
  2. and other three subjects applicable to your proposed course

You're Writing 4 Subjects in UTME

The first point to keep in mind is that you're writing four subjects in JAMB. This is not only applicable to you but to all admission seekers just like you.


The four subjects will include the Test of English which is compulsory and central to all applicants. It won't matter the course you or other applicants are proposing in the universities, polytechnics, or colleges of education. You all must prepare for and sit for English in UTME.


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The other three subjects will be proposed-course-dependent. In other words, the other three subjects you will choose or be given (by the system) should correspond with the course you're proposing.


For example, a student proposing Medicine will pick English, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics when registering for UTME. A candidate proposing Mechanical Englising will pick English, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. While a colleague proposing Accounting will pick English, Maths, Economics and one other Commercial/Art Subject


With that out of the way, let's see the number of questions you will be given under each of the subjects listed above.


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JAMB UTME English Questions are 60 Altogether

For the past few years and possibly in the years to come, JAMB has limited the number of questions in its Test of English questions to 60.


The 60 English questions are purely objective i.e multiple choice questions with answer options A to D.


Irrespective of your proposed course, you will answer the same number of questions as other candidates. Although the questions might be different among the students (as the board may mix questions or set entirely different questions). Yet, no student will be given more than 60 questions in English.


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Other Three Subjects' Questions in JAMB UTME are 40 Each

As for the other three subjects, perhaps yours are Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, expect only 40 objective questions in each.


In the same vein, candidates writing Literature, Government and CRS should be expecting 40 objective questions in each of these subjects.


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Conclusion

Having established that, you will be tested on the four subjects chosen during UTME registration, English is general to all courses which will set 60 questions along with 40 questions for the other three relevant subjects, we can conclude that all candidates should expect 180 questions altogether.

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