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JAMB Mathematics Syllabus 2024

JAMB Mathematics Syllabus 2024: What You Need to Know

Are you preparing for the 2025 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)? If yes, then you need to get and study the JAMB syllabus for Mathematics. The JAMB syllabus is a document that shows the topics, objectives, and suggested textbooks for each subject. It is designed to test your achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

JAMB Mathematics Syllabus 2024

  • acquire computational and manipulative skills;
  • develop precise, logical and formal reasoning skills;
  • develop deductive skills in interpretation of graphs, diagrams and data;
  • apply mathematical concepts to resolve issues in daily living.

In this blog post, we will give you a summary of the JAMB Mathematics syllabus 2024, as well as some frequently asked questions and answers that will help you ace the exam. Let’s get started!

Summary of JAMB Mathematics Syllabus 2024

The JAMB Mathematics syllabus 2025 is divided into five sections:

  • Number and Numeration
  • Algebra
  • Geometry/Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Statistics

Each section has a list of topics, objectives, and suggested textbooks. You can download the full syllabus as a PDF file from here. Below is a brief overview of each section and some of the topics covered.

Number and Numeration

This section covers topics such as:

  • Number bases
  • Fractions, decimals, approximations and percentages
  • Indices, logarithms and surds
  • Sets

The objectives of this section are to:

  • perform basic operations on fractions, decimals, and surds;
  • convert between different number bases, including fractional parts;
  • apply the laws of indices and logarithms in calculation and problem-solving;
  • identify types of sets and use venn diagrams to solve problems involving not more than three sets.


This section covers topics such as:

  • Polynomials
  • Variation
  • Inequalities
  • Progression
  • Binary operations
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Complex numbers
  • Permutation and combination
  • Probability

The objectives of this section are to:

  • factorize and simplify algebraic expressions;
  • solve equations and inequalities involving polynomials, rational and irrational expressions;
  • apply the concepts of variation, progression, binary operations, matrices and determinants, complex numbers, permutation and combination, and probability in problem-solving;
  • sketch graphs of polynomials, rational and irrational functions.


This section covers topics such as:

  • Euclidean geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Trigonometric ratios, angles and identities
  • Bearing and distances

The objectives of this section are to:

  • prove and apply theorems on parallel and perpendicular lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and polygons;
  • calculate lengths, areas and volumes of plane and solid shapes;
  • find the equation of a straight line, the gradient of a curve, and the coordinates of the midpoint, foot and image of a point;
  • apply the trigonometric ratios, angles and identities to solve problems involving angles of elevation and depression, heights and distances, and bearings.


This section covers topics such as:

  • Differentiation
  • Application of differentiation
  • Integration
  • Application of integration

The objectives of this section are to:

  • differentiate algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions;
  • apply differentiation to find rates of change, maxima and minima, tangents and normals, and curvature;
  • integrate algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions;
  • apply integration to find areas under curves, volumes of revolution, and kinematics.


This section covers topics such as:

  • Representation of data
  • Measures of location and dispersion
  • Correlation and regression
  • Probability distribution

The objectives of this section are to:

  • represent data using tables, charts, graphs and diagrams;
  • calculate measures of central tendency, variation and skewness;
  • determine the correlation coefficient and regression line for bivariate data;
  • calculate probabilities using binomial, normal and Poisson distributions.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here are some of the common questions and answers about the JAMB Mathematics syllabus 2025 that you may find useful.

Q: How many questions are there in the JAMB Mathematics exam?

A: There are 40 questions in the JAMB Mathematics exam, and you have 120 minutes to answer them.

Q: How do I get the JAMB Mathematics past questions and answers?

A: You can get the JAMB Mathematics past questions and answers from various sources, such as online platforms, bookstores, and libraries. You can also download them from here.

Q: What are the best textbooks to study for the JAMB Mathematics exam?

A: The JAMB syllabus recommends the following textbooks for the JAMB Mathematics exam:

  • Adelodun A. A (2000) Distinction in Mathematics: Comprehensive Revision Text, (3rd Edition) Ado -Ekiti: FNPL.
  • Anyebe, J. A. B (1998) Basic Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools and Remedial Students in Higher/ institutions, Lagos: Kenny Moore.
  • Channon, J. B. Smith, A. M (2001) New General Mathematics for West Africa SSS 1 to 3, Lagos: Longman.
  • David -Osuagwu, M. et al (2000) New School Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers.
  • Egbe. E et al (2000) Further Mathematics, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publishers
  • Ibude, S. O. et al (2003) Algebra and Calculus for Schools and Colleges: LINCEL Publishers.
  • Tuttuh – Adegun M. R. et al (1997), Further Mathematics Project Books 1 to 3, Ibadan: NPS Educational

Q: How do I prepare for the JAMB Mathematics exam?

A: To prepare for the JAMB Mathematics exam, you need to:

  • Study the JAMB syllabus and cover all the topics and objectives.
  • Practice with the JAMB past questions and answers and check your solutions.
  • Revise the formulas, theorems, and definitions that you have learned.
  • Solve as many problems as you can from different sources and topics.
  • Join a study group or get a tutor if you need help or guidance.
  • Manage your time well and avoid distractions.
  • Stay calm and confident during the exam.


We hope this blog post has given you a clear idea of what the JAMB Mathematics syllabus 2025 is all about, and how to use it to prepare for the exam. Remember, the JAMB syllabus is your guide to success, so make sure you follow it and study hard. We wish you all the best in your exam!

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