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What Are The Subjects I Can Choose in JAMB?

Let's talk about the subjects candidates can write in JAMB UTME and those you can't. Of course, we both know there are numerous subjects while you're in secondary school. Some of these SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or NBAIS) subjects are equally written in UTME.

These subjects could be divided into three:

  1. Science subjects
  2. Art subjects and
  3. Social Science or Commercial subjects

As an art, science, or commercial student, who wishes to write JAMB UTME, you may want to know the list of available subjects you can write in UTME. Knowing this, before going to the CBT center for your JAMB registration, will help you decide on the three other subjects to add to English as your JAMB subjects.

In this post, I will not only be giving you the list of the official subjects available for picking for and writing in UTME, but I will also let you know the best-recommended subjects for your proposed course and those you can't find in the choices of UTME subjects.

You will get direct answers to questions such as:

  1. Can I write Civic Education in JAMB UTME?
  2. Is Marketing a UTME subject I can write in JAMB?
  3. Can I pick Animal husbandry, fisheries, etc. as a UTME subject?

List of Subjects Science Students Can Pick in JAMB

  1. Use of English
  2. Agriculture
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Mathematics
  6. Computer Studies
  7. Physics
  8. Physical and Health Education 
  9. Music
  10. Geography
  11. Art
  12. Economics
  13. Home-Economics

List of Subjects Art Students Can Pick in JAMB

  1. Use of English
  2. Christian-Religious-Studies
  3. Arabic
  4. Yoruba
  5. French
  6. Government
  7. Igbo
  8. Music
  9. Economics
  10. Islamic-Studies
  11. Literature-in-English
  12. Hausa
  13. History

List of Subjects Commercial Students Can Pick in JAMB

  1. Use of English
  2. Economics
  3. Commerce
  4. Economics
  5. Government
  6. Geography
  7. Mathematics
  8. Principles of Accounts

Explanation Of the Repeated Subjects for Science, Art, and Commercial Students

I don't need to remind you that, generally, all UTME candidates will pick English during the registration and write the same during the exam. Hence, the Use of English is compulsory irrespective of the course you propose at a University, polytechnic, or college of education.

However, for some repeated subjects in the section above e.g. Music which was repeated for both Art and Science, the subject can be picked by both art and science students depending on the proposed courses. So also was the Economics, which was repeated for science, art, and commercial.

For example, an Art student proposing to study Music will pick Music among the other three subjects while a science student proposing Music Technology (which is not about becoming a singer or writer but rather a music mixer, producer, and sound engineer among others) can also pick Music as a UTME subject.

Similarly, in the last section, where any subject appears for two or three classes of students, it simply means, depending on the proposed course, the subject can be taken by any of the students. It won't matter whether you're an art, science, or commercial student.

Your Subject Combination Should Though Align With JAMB Brochure

Even though all these subjects are available to you as a science, art, or commercial student, that doesn't mean you just have to blindly pick any three subjects of your interest for the course you're proposing.

The subjects to be picked at the CBT center and written in JAMB should be directly required for your proposed course and by your proposed university, polytechnic, or college of education.

I've once warned that candidates should study the JAMB brochure very well to avoid this error. This was because the official JAMB brochure was the best go-to resource for you to know and decide on the other three subjects to write in UTME.

Although, if you make some wrong choices, there can be solutions, you don't want to face the consequences of not consulting the JAMB brochure first. To make things easier for you, I've prepared a mini JAMB brochure - giving you the list of subjects that are strictly required for your own course.

For example, if you propose Medicine, even though Mathematics, Music, Geography, Home Economics, Computer Science, etc. are a few of the subjects available to you, your right combination will STRICTLY be English, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. A student proposing Industrial Chemistry will STRICTLY pick and do English, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

Similarly, a commercial student proposing Accounting though has options including Geography, Government, Economics, Government, etc., his best choices for this course are English, Mathematics, Economics, and Accounting.

To be fair to the Art students, if you want to study Law, though you have French, Arabic, Music, History, etc., you'll only do well combining English, Literature, Government, and CRS/IRS/local language (e.g. Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa).

List of Subjects You Can't Find in JAMB UTME

You can't choose or write any of the following subjects, among others, in UTME:

  1. Marketing
  2. Civic Education
  3. Animal Husbandry
  4. Automobile Electrical Works
  5. Basic Electricity
  6. Bleaching, Dyeing, and Finishing
  7. Blocklaying/Bricklaying Concreting
  8. Body Repair Works
  9. Book Keeping
  10. Building/Engr Drawing
  11. Business Management
  12. Business Methods
  13. Carpentry & Joinery
  14. Catering Craft Practice
  15. Ceramics and Design
  16. Computer Craft Studies
  17. Cosmetology
  18. Domestic & Office Machines Maint
  19. Draughtmanship
  20. Elect Inst & Maint Wrks
  21. Elect/Medical App & Proj Maint
  22. Electronics Works
  23. Fabrication & Welding
  24. Fisheries
  25. Footwear Manufacture
  26. Foundry Craft Practice
  27. Furniture Making
  28. General Science
  29. Graphic Design
  30. Instrument Mechanics Works
  31. Intro to Agric Sci, Imp & Machines
  32. Intro to Building Construction
  33. Ladies Garment Const & Finishing
  34. Leather Goods Manufacture
  35. Leather Tanning
  36. Machine Wood Working
  37. Marine Engineering Craft
  38. Mechanical Engr Craft Practice
  39. Men’s Garment Const & Finishing
  40. Motor Vehicle Mech Wrks
  41. Office Practice
  42. Painting and Decorating
  43. Photographic Practice
  44. Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
  45. Printing Craft Practice
  46. Refrig and Air-Conditioning
  47. Salesmanship
  48. Ship Building Craft Practice
  49. Shorthand
  50. Shorthand
  51. Spinning
  52. Statistics
  53. Surface Design/Textile Printing
  54. Tourism
  55. Tractor System
  56. Typewriting
  57. Typewriting
  58. Vehicle Body Building
  59. Weaving
  60. Entrepreneurship


By now you have got an idea of what is expected of you as a UTME candidate. Though there are many subjects available to you, you're only to consider the three that are required for the course you're proposing.

At the same time, to date, JAMB has not included all SSCE subjects in the list of UTME subjects. JAMB, most recently added Computer Science and Home Economics. And yet, you don't have the likes of Marketing, Civic Education, Fisheries, Dyeing and Bleaching, etc. in the JAMB subjects, to date.

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  1. Please my course is economics, can I combine English, maths, economics and commerce in jamb?


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