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JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics 2024: Everything You Need to Know

JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics 2024: Everything You Need to Know

Are you preparing for the 2024 JAMB UTME examination and wondering how to ace the Mathematics section? If yes, then this blog post is for you. In this post, I will share with you the following information:

  • The aim of the JAMB syllabus for Mathematics 2024
  • The topics and objectives of the syllabus
  • The recommended textbooks for the syllabus
  • The tips and tricks on how to pass the JAMB Mathematics exam
  • The frequently asked questions and answers about the syllabus and the exam

JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics

By the end of this post, you will have a clear idea of what to expect and how to prepare for the JAMB Mathematics exam. So, let’s get started!

The Aim of the JAMB Syllabus for Mathematics 2024

The JAMB syllabus for Mathematics 2024 is a document that contains the entire topics candidates preparing to sit for Mathematics in UTME are expected to cover. The syllabus also outlines the objectives of each topic so that the candidates don’t read amiss.

The aim of the syllabus is to test the achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

  • 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.

The syllabus is designed to guide the candidates on what to study and what to expect in the exam. It also helps the candidates to avoid wasting time and energy on irrelevant topics.

The Topics and Objectives of the Syllabus

The JAMB syllabus for Mathematics 2024 has the following five sections:

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

Each section has a number of topics and sub-topics, with specific objectives and expected outcomes. The candidates are expected to master the concepts, principles, methods and applications of each topic.

The syllabus also indicates the level of difficulty of each topic, using the following symbols:

    • (easy)
  • ** (moderate)
  • *** (difficult)

The candidates are advised to pay more attention to the topics with higher levels of difficulty, as they may carry more marks in the exam.

The syllabus also provides some sample questions and solutions for each topic, to give the candidates an idea of how the questions are framed and how to solve them.

The syllabus can be downloaded from the JAMB website or obtained from any JAMB office or accredited CBT centre.

The Recommended Textbooks for the Syllabus

The JAMB syllabus for Mathematics 2024 also lists some recommended textbooks that the candidates can use to study and practice for the exam. These textbooks are:

  • 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
  • Wisdomline Pass at Once JAMB.

The candidates are advised to use these textbooks alongside the syllabus, as they cover the topics and objectives of the syllabus in detail. The candidates can also use other relevant and up-to-date textbooks that are not listed in the syllabus, as long as they are in line with the syllabus.

The Tips and Tricks on How to Pass the JAMB Mathematics Exam

The JAMB Mathematics exam is one of the most challenging sections of the UTME, as it requires a lot of skills, knowledge and practice. However, with proper preparation and strategy, the candidates can score high and excel in the exam.

Here are some tips and tricks on how to pass the JAMB Mathematics exam:

  • Start your preparation early. Don’t wait until the last minute to start studying for the exam. Give yourself enough time to cover the syllabus and revise the topics. Plan your study schedule and stick to it.
  • Study with the JAMB syllabus. The syllabus is your best guide for the exam. It tells you what to study and what to expect. Use it to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and focus on the topics that you need to improve on.
  • Use the JAMB recommended textbooks. The textbooks listed in the syllabus are carefully selected to match the syllabus and the exam standard. They contain the concepts, principles, methods and applications of each topic, as well as sample questions and solutions. Use them to study and practice for the exam.
  • Attempt JAMB past questions and answers. One of the best ways to prepare for the exam is to practice with JAMB past questions and answers. They give you an insight into how the questions are framed and how to solve them. They also help you to test your knowledge and speed, and identify your mistakes and gaps. You can get JAMB past questions and answers from JAMB offices, accredited CBT centres, bookshops or online platforms.
  • Join JAMB CBT tutorial classes. If you need extra help or guidance, you can join JAMB CBT tutorial classes. They are usually organized by experienced teachers and tutors, who can teach you the topics and objectives of the syllabus, and coach you on how to answer the questions. They can also expose you to mock exams and simulations, to prepare you for the real exam.
  • Set a high target score. To pass the JAMB Mathematics exam, you need to aim high and work hard. Set a realistic but challenging target score for yourself, and strive to achieve it. Don’t settle for the minimum cut-off mark, as it may not guarantee you admission into your desired course or institution.
  • Study consistently. To pass the JAMB Mathematics exam, you need to be consistent and diligent in your study. Don’t skip or cram any topic, as they are all interrelated and important. Review and practice what you have learned regularly, and don’t forget the basics and fundamentals.
  • Ask for assistance. If you encounter any difficulty or confusion in any topic or question, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. You can seek help from your teachers, tutors, classmates, friends, family or online platforms. Don’t be shy or proud to admit your challenges and seek solutions.

The Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Syllabus and the Exam

Here are some of the frequently asked questions and answers about the JAMB syllabus and the exam:

  • Q: How many questions are there in the JAMB Mathematics exam?
  • A: There are 40 questions in the JAMB Mathematics exam, out of which you are expected to answer all.
  • Q: How much time is given for the JAMB Mathematics exam?
  • A: You are given 40 minutes for the JAMB Mathematics exam, out of the total 2 hours for the whole UTME.
  • Q: How is the JAMB Mathematics exam graded?
  • A: The JAMB Mathematics exam is graded based on the number of correct answers you give. Each correct answer carries 2.5 marks, while each wrong answer carries no mark. The total score is then scaled to 100.
  • Q: What is the cut-off mark for the JAMB Mathematics exam?
  • A: The cut-off mark for the JAMB Mathematics exam varies depending on the course and institution you are applying for. However, the general minimum cut-off mark is 50 out of 100.
  • Q: What are the common mistakes to avoid in the JAMB Mathematics exam?
  • A: Some of the common mistakes to avoid in the JAMB Mathematics exam are:
    • Not reading the questions carefully and understanding what is required
    • Not following the instructions and rules of the exam
    • Not showing your workings and steps in solving the questions
    • Not checking your answers and correcting your errors
    • Not managing your time and speed well
    • Not using the right formulas and methods
    • Not using the calculator and scratch paper properly
    • Not being confident and calm during the exam

Conclusion

The JAMB syllabus for Mathematics 2024 is a vital tool for the candidates who want to pass the JAMB Mathematics exam. It contains the topics and objectives of the syllabus, the recommended textbooks for the syllabus, and the tips and tricks on how to pass the exam. By following the syllabus and the tips, the candidates can prepare well and score high in the exam.

I hope you found this blog post helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. I wish you all the best in your JAMB Mathematics exam and your admission process. Thank you for reading and happy studying!

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