How To Pass JAMB 2021 In One Sitting

It’s the goal of everyone to excel in whatever he lays his hands-on. Many students have tried to excel well in JAMB at one sitting but they end up doing many times and some may end up giving up on JAMB.

Before we proceed let check JAMB results statistics of the previous year.

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I think we all gone charts!

From this article, I will give answers to these questions below:

  1. How to pass JAMB in one sitting

Steps to follow to achieve 300-350 or above in your JAMB result

  1. How to be addicted to reading.

Before I start dropping out the steps, here’s my little guide for you:

Try to read every portion of this article in a direction not to miss anything out.

Honestly, you are going to love it.

PS: While every point in this article is very crucial the most crucial one is the last point. Once you miss it, you miss it all.



It’s very important you understand the marking scheme, whatever it is, right at the start. If you understand where your marks will come from, you can allocate your efforts accordingly.

So I will share with you in this article how JAMB marks the 4 subjects you will be attempting in the exam.

JAMB Method Used to Mark/Score English in UTME

The use of English comprises 60 questions. This means JAMB will set 60 English questions for all candidates.

But this doesn’t mean that the full score for the Use of English is 60 marks in all. In fact, it’s 100 marks for this compulsory subject.

UTME English Marking: Evaluation/Assessment

SECTION A: Comprehension/Summary

  1. Comprehension passages questions carry 3 marks each
  2. Cloze passage questions carry 2 marks each
  3. Reading text (Sweet Sixteen) questions carry 1 mark each

*A cloze passage is a reading comprehension exercise in which words have been omitted in a systematic fashion. Students fill in the blanks, and their responses are estimated correctly if they are precise matches for the missing words. This is also called REGISTER.

SECTION B: Lexis Structure

  1. Sentence interpretation questions carry 2 marks each
  2. Antonyms questions carry 2 marks each
  3. Synonyms questions carry 1 mark each
  4. Sentence completion questions carry 1 mark each

SECTION C: Oral Forms

  1. Question test on oral carry 1 mark each

If the whole score for English set for you is 60 but you scored 50, JAMB assumes to this calculation: 45/60 x 100 (in percentage). Then, your mark will be 75%

This calculation conforms with the official JAMB syllabus explanation in their 100 questions standard.

Use of English Questions Break-Down

SECTION A: Comprehension/Summary 

(a) 1 comprehension passage – 5 questions

(b) I cloze passage – 10 questions

(c) 1 reading text – 10 questions

SECTION B: Lexis and Structure  

(a) Sentence interpretation – 5 questions

(b) Antonyms – 5 questions

(c) Synonyms – 5questions

(d) Sentence completion – 10 questions

SECTION C: Oral Forms 10 questions

Total: 60 questions.

JAMB Method Used to Mark Other Three Subjects UTME

Since you have other three subjects aside from English, this is the official marking scheme for other subjects.

JAMB selects 40 questions each for the other subjects. Each of these questions is rated or scored 2.5 marks. Therefore, the three subjects = 300 marks (i.e 40 x 2.5 x 3 subjects). In other words, each of the three other subjects will be 100 if marked 2.5 (40 x 2.5).


So, here’s the thing:

The books you read for JAMB will determine how effective your study will be.

Also prioritizing weak subjects that give difficulties is very important.

I laugh when I see people reading any Physics, Chemistry, or Biology textbook that comes their way.

The board(JAMB)has recommended a good textbook that will help your reading so easy.

NOTE: JAMB will not set questions outside the textbook recommended for all subjects.

Also, Read JAMB Recommend Textbook for All Subjects.


If you want to study for JAMB effectively, you need to plan your study and be honest with what you have planned.

During my own time, I didn’t write down a study timetable back then because it was in my memory.

I just knew what I am supposed to read, when I am supposed to read and make sure, to be honest with it.

So, indirectly, I had a very strategic way of reading like someone who had a timetable, but really, I didn’t write it in a note.

For most people, it helps when you write it down and follow it diligently.

Before you start drafting out your time, note the following:

  • Give more time to subjects you find tough
  • Count the number of topics you have to read
  • Leave out 4 weeks to your exam for revision

Now, I want you to think about the subjects you are not very good at or that you don’t like really much.

Are you still with me? Good, let’s stir on.


JAMB Syllabus is one of the vital things you need to prepare this year.

JAMB syllabus is what I personally call “Real JAMB expo”.

Read Also: JAMB Syllabus for 2021



I told you guys that the JAMB syllabus is one of the JAMB expos that I recommended.JAMB past questions are always repeated and it another sure JAMB expo you can get and pass JAMB.

If anyone informs you that JAMB repeats past questions, they are somewhat right, and here’s the reason.

Some years back, JAMB repeats past questions word-for-word.

But, things have changed now because many UTME candidates have recognized this.

Some of them just cram JAMB past questions and answers without looking over the textbook.

This is one of the reasons why students fail JAMB.

The decent way to use JAMB past questions series is to complete a topic in a textbook and then solve questions under that topic.

Pls, I will encourage you not to cram answers (some answers are actually wrong). Solve everyone questions don’t just cram and if it looks difficult to answer go back to your textbook.


Some candidates just stop at reading only. Reading is great but revision should always be included.

Your schedule must always have time for revision of everything you have read.

Revision helps your memory in remembering things easily.

For example, you read from Monday to Friday and you set Saturday for depend on how you arrange your reading time but what I’m saying, in essence, is revision should also be balanced with reading.


Now, as I always tell you, JAMB exams are theoretically a way of testing your knowledge and your understanding and the object of studying is to get an admission. But JAMB exams count for a lot and a great deal of our education is geared specifically to helping us to pass them. It makes sense to practice JAMB exams past questions like you’d practice a sport or a musical instrument.

Most likely, JAMB will get you to try out questions or past exam papers.

So practicing build your confidence and makes you improve.


I don’t need to say too much on this, you should understand what I mean already.

And pls put GOD first. Every success you have, the position you attain put God first.


Some students have also read this article, but most of them still failed.

 Why I’m Saying that?

Some will say this article is good, I will follow the step but they later did the opposite. So I know that you will not be among those students that will do so, I’m summoning you to take responsibility after all.


If you really want to study for JAMB and achieve excellently, you need to be devoted fully.

the most significant thing is to take responsibility as soon as you finish reading this article.

If you do that, you will soon understand that JAMB UTME is as simple as anything.

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Jeremiah Alayo is an educationist who’s passionate about imparting knowledge into students from every work of life. He intends to ameliorate failure and elevate the success

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