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WAEC PRACTICAL SPECIMEN 2024/2025

WAEC PRACTICAL SPECIMEN 2024/2025

Are you preparing for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams in 2024/2025? If yes, then you must be wondering what the practical specimen for each subject will be. The practical specimen are the materials and apparatus that you will use to perform the experiments and answer the questions in the practical section of the exam. Knowing the practical specimen in advance can help you to study better and score higher marks.

WAEC PRACTICAL SPECIMEN 2024

In this blog post, we will provide you with the latest and most accurate information about the WAEC practical specimen for 2024/2025. We will cover the following subjects:

We will also give you some tips on how to conduct the experiments and answer the questions correctly. Finally, we will conclude with a summary and some frequently asked questions and answers about the WAEC practical specimen 2024/2025.

Waec Chemistry Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The chemistry practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • One burette of 50 cm3 capacity
  • One pipette, either 20 cm3 or 25 cm3
  • The usual apparatus for titration
  • The usual apparatus and reagents for qualitative work, including:
    • Dilute sodium hydroxide solution
    • Dilute hydrochloric acid
    • Dilute trioxonitrate (V) acid
    • Silver trioxonitrate (V) solution
    • Acidified potassium dichromate solution
    • Aqueous ammonia
    • Lime water
    • Red and blue litmus paper
    • Dilute tetraoxosulphate (VI) acid
    • Fehlings solution A & B
  • Spatula
  • Filtration apparatus
  • One beaker
  • One boiling tube
  • Four test tubes
  • Methyl orange as indicator
  • Glass rod
  • Wash bottle containing distilled/deionized water
  • Burning splint
  • Watch glass
  • Bunsen burner/source of heat
  • Droppers
  • Mathematical table/calculator

Each candidate will also be supplied with the following, where ‘n’ is the candidate’s serial number:

  • 150 cm3 of a solution of HCI in a corked flask or bottle labelled ‘An’. These should all be the same containing 8.5 cm3 of concentrated HCI per dm3 of solution.
  • 150 cm3 of Na2CO3.10 H20 in a cork flask or bottle labelled ‘Bn’. These should be the same containing 5.0 g of the hydrated per dm3 of solution.
  • One spatulaful of glucose in a specimen bottle labelled ‘Cn’. This must be the same for all candidates.
  • One spatulaful of zinc oxide powder in a specimen bottle labelled ‘Dn’. This must be same for all candidates.

The chemistry practical exam will consist of two parts: titration and qualitative analysis. You will be required to perform a titration between the solutions A and B, and record your readings and calculations. You will also be required to identify the unknown substances C and D, and test their reactions with various reagents.

To pass the chemistry practical exam, you should follow these tips:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the apparatus and reagents, and how to use them properly.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and do not deviate from the procedure.
  • Rinse and clean the burette, pipette, and other glassware before and after use.
  • Use the dropper to add the indicator and the acid or base to the solution, and avoid spilling or splashing.
  • Swirl the flask gently and observe the colour change of the indicator.
  • Record the initial and final readings of the burette, and calculate the volume of acid or base used.
  • Repeat the titration at least twice, and take the average of the concordant results.
  • Write your observations and inferences clearly and concisely, and use the correct chemical symbols and equations.
  • Check your calculations and answers for accuracy and consistency.

Wace Physics Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The physics practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

Set 1: Mechanics and Mass Experiments

  • Metre rule
  • Knife edge
  • 100 g mass labelled N
  • 50 g mass labelled M
  • 150 g mass labelled P
  • 200 g mass labelled Q
  • Thread
  • Stopwatch/clock

Set 2: Optics and Light Experiments

  • Rectangular glass prism
  • Four optical pins
  • Drawing board
  • Drawing paper
  • Drawing pins
  • Ray box with illuminated object (cross wire)
  • Screen

Set 3: Electrical Circuit Experiments

  • Two dry cells of 1.5 V each
  • Plug key
  • Ammeter (0-3 A)
  • Voltmeter (0-5 V)
  • Resistor labelled R
  • Jockey
  • Potentiometer wire
  • Crocodile clips

The physics practical exam will consist of three parts: mechanics and mass, optics and light, and electrical circuit. You will be required to perform experiments and measurements on each of these topics, and record your data and calculations. You will also be required to draw diagrams and graphs, and answer questions based on your results.

To pass the physics practical exam, you should follow these tips:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the apparatus and their functions, and how to set up the experiments correctly.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and do not alter the variables or conditions.
  • Use the appropriate units and scales for the measurements, and record them to the nearest degree or decimal place.
  • Use the stopwatch or clock to measure the time intervals, and repeat the measurements at least twice, and take the average of the consistent results.
  • Use the ruler and protractor to measure the lengths and angles, and draw the diagrams and graphs neatly and accurately.
  • Use the formulae and laws to calculate the quantities and values, and show your working steps clearly.
  • Write your observations and conclusions logically and concisely, and use the correct physical terms and symbols.
  • Check your calculations and answers for accuracy and consistency.

Waec Biology Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The biology practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

Group 1 (For all candidates)

  • Specimen A – Mature fresh eggs of a catfish
  • Specimen B – Fresh egg of a domestic fowl (raw, with shell intact)
  • Specimen C – Picture/model/chart of uterus containing a foetus
  • Specimen D – Longitudinal section of ovary of Pride of Barbados flower

Group 2 (For candidates in Ghana only)

  • Specimen E – Freshly cut stem of Hibiscus plant
  • Specimen F – Freshly cut stem of young cassava plant
  • Specimen G – Freshly cut stem of young maize plant
  • Specimen H – Freshly cut stem of young coconut plant

Group 3 (For candidates in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia only)

  • Specimen E – Freshly cut stem of mango plant
  • Specimen F – Freshly cut stem of guava plant
  • Specimen G – Freshly cut stem of pawpaw plant
  • Specimen H – Freshly cut stem of orange plant

The biology practical exam will consist of two parts: animal reproduction and plant anatomy. You will be required to examine and identify the specimens, and describe their features and functions. You will also be required to draw labelled diagrams and answer questions based on your observations.

To pass the biology practical exam, you should follow these tips:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the specimens and their characteristics, and how to handle them safely and hygienically.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and do not damage or mutilate the specimens.
  • Use the hand lens or microscope to observe the specimens, and note their colours, shapes, sizes, textures, and structures.
  • Use the scalpel or razor blade to cut the specimens, and expose their internal parts, such as the yolk, embryo, placenta, ovules, etc.
  • Use the pencil and paper to draw the diagrams, and show the relevant details and proportions.
  • Use the ruler and compass to measure the dimensions and angles, and label the diagrams correctly and legibly.
  • Write your descriptions and explanations clearly and concisely, and use the correct biological terms and classifications.
  • Check your drawings and answers for accuracy and completeness.

Waec Fisheries Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The fisheries practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • Specimen A – Fresh fish (Tilapia)
  • Specimen B – Fresh fish (Catfish)
  • Specimen C – Fresh fish (Mackerel)
  • Specimen D – Fresh fish (Sardine)
  • Specimen E – Fishing net
  • Specimen F – Fishing hook
  • Specimen G – Fishing line
  • Specimen H – Fishing rod

The fisheries practical exam will consist of two parts: fish identification and fish capture

Waec Agricultural Science Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The agricultural science practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • Specimen A – Shears
  • Specimen B – Secateurs
  • Specimen C – Spade
  • Specimen D – Cutlass
  • Specimen E – Urea fertilizer (labeled)
  • Specimen F – Wood ash (labeled)
  • Specimen G – Poultry manure (labeled)
  • Specimen H – Fresh Centrosema plant
  • Specimen I – Fresh Guinea grass
  • Specimen J – Labeled palm oil
  • Specimen K – Hoof
  • Specimen L – Horn
  • Specimen M – Feather
  • Specimen N – Labeled common salt
  • Specimen O – Maize grains
  • Specimen P – Powdered milk
  • Specimen Q – Groundnut cake
  • Specimen R – Labeled water
  • Specimen S – Restraining rope

The agricultural science practical exam will consist of three parts: tools and equipment, crops and livestock, and soil and fertilizer. You will be required to identify and use the tools and equipment, examine and identify the crops and livestock, and test and analyze the soil and fertilizer. You will also be required to draw labeled diagrams and answer questions based on your observations.

To pass the agricultural science practical exam, you should follow these tips:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the specimens and their functions, and how to handle them safely and hygienically.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and do not alter the variables or conditions.
  • Use the appropriate units and scales for the measurements, and record them to the nearest degree or decimal place.
  • Use the ruler and protractor to measure the lengths and angles, and draw the diagrams neatly and accurately.
  • Use the formulae and laws to calculate the quantities and values, and show your working steps clearly.
  • Write your observations and conclusions logically and concisely, and use the correct agricultural terms and classifications.
  • Check your calculations and answers for accuracy and completeness.

Waec Animal Husbandry Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The animal husbandry practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • Specimen A – Fresh Centrosema plant
  • Specimen B – Fresh Guinea grass
  • Specimen C – Labeled palm oil
  • Specimen D – Hoof
  • Specimen E – Horn
  • Specimen F – Feather
  • Specimen G – Labeled common salt
  • Specimen H – Maize grains
  • Specimen I – Powdered milk
  • Specimen J – Groundnut cake
  • Specimen K – Labeled water
  • Specimen L – Restraining rope

The animal husbandry practical exam will consist of two parts: animal nutrition and animal anatomy. You will be required to examine and identify the specimens, and describe their features and functions. You will also be required to draw labeled diagrams and answer questions based on your observations.

To ace the animal husbandry practical exam, you should follow these tips:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the specimens and their characteristics, and how to handle them safely and hygienically.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and do not damage or mutilate the specimens.
  • Use the hand lens or microscope to observe the specimens, and note their colours, shapes, sizes, textures, and structures.
  • Use the scalpel or razor blade to cut the specimens, and expose their internal parts, such as the yolk, embryo, placenta, ovules, etc.
  • Use the pencil and paper to draw the diagrams, and show the relevant details and proportions.
  • Use the ruler and compass to measure the dimensions and angles, and label the diagrams correctly and legibly.
  • Write your descriptions and explanations clearly and concisely, and use the correct animal husbandry terms and classifications.
  • Check your drawings and answers for accuracy and completeness.

Waec Fisheries Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The fisheries practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • Specimen A – Fresh fish (Tilapia)
  • Specimen B – Fresh fish (Catfish)
  • Specimen C – Fresh fish (Mackerel)
  • Specimen D – Fresh fish (Sardine)
  • Specimen E – Fishing net
  • Specimen F – Fishing hook
  • Specimen G – Fishing line
  • Specimen H – Fishing rod

The fisheries practical exam will consist of two parts: fish identification and fish capture. You will be required to identify and classify the fish specimens, and describe their features and functions. You will also be required to demonstrate and explain the fish capture techniques using the fishing equipment specimens. You will also be required to draw labeled diagrams and answer questions based on your observations.

To ace the fisheries practical exam, you should follow these tips:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the specimens and their characteristics, and how to handle them safely and hygienically.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and do not damage or mutilate the specimens.
  • Use the hand lens or microscope to observe the fish specimens, and note their colours, shapes, sizes, textures, and structures.
  • Use the scalpel or razor blade to cut the fish specimens, and expose their internal parts, such as the gills, fins, scales, etc.
  • Use the pencil and paper to draw the diagrams, and show the relevant details and proportions.
  • Use the ruler and compass to measure the dimensions and angles, and label the diagrams correctly and legibly.
  • Write your descriptions and explanations clearly and concisely, and use the correct fisheries terms and classifications.
  • Check your drawings and answers for accuracy and completeness.

Waec Visual Art Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The visual art practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

Set 1: Object Drawing

  • Specimen A – A pair of scissors
  • Specimen B – A bottle opener
  • Specimen C – A wristwatch
  • Specimen D – A table lamp

Set 2: Nature Drawing

  • Specimen E – A bunch of bananas
  • Specimen F – A pineapple fruit
  • Specimen G – A coconut fruit
  • Specimen H – A pawpaw fruit

Set 3: Life Drawing

  • Specimen I – A human model (male or female)
  • Specimen J – A human model (male or female) in a different pose

The visual art practical exam will consist of three parts: object drawing, nature drawing, and life drawing. You will be required to draw and shade the specimens, and show their forms and details. You will also be required to answer questions based on your drawings.

To pass the visual art practical exam, you should follow these tips:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the specimens and their shapes, sizes, and textures.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and do not distort or exaggerate the specimens.
  • Use the pencil and paper to draw the specimens, and show the light and shade effects.
  • Use the ruler and compass to measure the proportions and angles, and draw the outlines accurately.
  • Use the eraser to correct any mistakes, and smudge the shading smoothly.
  • Write your answers clearly and concisely, and use the correct visual art terms and concepts.
  • Check your drawings and answers for accuracy and completeness.

Waec Computer Studies Practical Specimen 2024/2025

The computer studies practical specimen for 2024/2025 are as follows:

  • Specimen A – A computer system (CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.)
  • Specimen B – A word processor software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Specimen C – A spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, etc.)
  • Specimen D – A presentation software (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.)
  • Specimen E – A task instruction sheet

The computer studies practical exam will consist of one part: computer application. You will be required to perform various tasks using the computer system and the software applications, and record your data and results

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: Where can I get the WAEC practical specimen for 2024/2025? A: You can get the WAEC practical specimen for 2024/2025 from your school or examination center. You can also check the official WAEC website or other reliable sources online.

Q: How can I prepare for the WAEC practical exam? A: You can prepare for the WAEC practical exam by studying the practical specimen and their functions, and practicing the experiments and measurements. You can also review the past questions and answers, and consult your teachers or tutors for guidance.

Q: What are the marking schemes for the WAEC practical exam? A: The marking schemes for the WAEC practical exam vary depending on the subject and the task. Generally, you will be awarded marks for the following aspects:

  • Accuracy and completeness of the data and results
  • Clarity and correctness of the calculations and answers
  • Neatness and accuracy of the diagrams and graphs
  • Logic and coherence of the observations and conclusions
  • Use of the appropriate units, scales, symbols, and terms

Q: How can I avoid common mistakes in the WAEC practical exam? A: You can avoid common mistakes in the WAEC practical exam by following these tips:

  • Read the instructions carefully and follow them strictly
  • Do not alter the variables or conditions of the experiments
  • Use the appropriate apparatus and reagents, and handle them safely and hygienically
  • Rinse and clean the glassware and other equipment before and after use
  • Record the measurements and readings to the nearest degree or decimal place
  • Repeat the experiments and measurements at least twice, and take the average of the consistent results
  • Draw the diagrams and graphs neatly and accurately, and label them correctly and legibly
  • Show your working steps clearly and concisely, and use the correct formulae and laws
  • Check your calculations and answers for accuracy and consistency

Q: How can I improve my writing skills for the WAEC practical exam? A: You can improve your writing skills for the WAEC practical exam by following these tips:

  • Use simple and clear language, and avoid grammatical and spelling errors
  • Use the correct punctuation and capitalization, and avoid abbreviations and slang
  • Use the active voice and the present tense, and avoid passive voice and past tense
  • Use the appropriate tone and style, and avoid bias and personal opinions
  • Use the correct format and structure, and organize your paragraphs and sentences logically
  • Use transitions and connectors, and avoid repetition and redundancy
  • Use examples and evidence, and avoid assumptions and generalizations
  • Use the appropriate references and citations, and avoid plagiarism and copying

I hope this blog post has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and good luck with your WAEC practical exam! 😊

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