April 16, 2024

This time of year, many Nigerian students register to take the JAMB exam in order to be admitted to different tertiary institutions.

Unfortunately, a lot of pupils continue to choose the incorrect JAMB or O’level (WAEC and NECO) subject combinations.

This results in disappointment and admission disqualification as anticipated.

In the worst situation, these students will have to retake the JAMB exam the following year or enroll in a completely unrelated course to their initial course of preference.

I have made the decision to assist students in choosing the proper topic combination for the course they wish to take this year in order to prevent such mistakes.

All you have to do is enter the information below in the comment section after reading this article.

  • Choice of Institution
  • Course of Study

JAMB Subject Combination

Below is a table containing all the JAMB and O’level subject combinations for all courses;

Courses JAMB Subject Combination WAEC Subject Combination
Agricultural Economics Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science, Physics/Economics/Geography
Agricultural Extension Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science English Language, Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry, either Mathematics or Physics and one Social Science subject (Economics or Geography)
Animal Science Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science
Crop Science Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science
Food Science and Management Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology (Botany or Zoology), Agricultural Science, and any other Science subject. Physics can be substituted for Mathematics.
Home Science and Management Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, Biology or Food and Nutrition or Agricultural Science
Nutrition and Dietetics Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, Biology, Food and Nutrition, or Agricultural Science. A Pass in the English Language is accepted.
Soil Science Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or Physics English Language, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and any other two (2) subjects in the SSCE, WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and GCE O’Level
Archaeology and Tourism Use of English, Two (2) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and one of History, Religious Studies, Government and Geography English Language, Geography, Economics, History, Religious Studies and a Pass in Mathematics
English and Literary Studies Use of English, Literature in English, one other Art subject and another Art or Social Science subject English Language, Literature, one other Art subject and another Arts or Social Science subject
Fine and Applied Arts Use of English, Fine Arts, two (2) Arts subjects or Social Science subjects English Language, Fine/Applied Arts, Technical Drawing, Painting and Decorating
Foreign Languages and Literary Studies Use of English, Literature in English and other Arts subjects English Language, one Science subject and three other Arts subjects, one of which must be Literature in English
History and International Studies Use of English, History/Government and any other two (2) subjects from the Arts and Social Sciences Credit passes in at least five subjects, including History, Government and the English Language.
International Relations Use of English, Mathematics and any two (2) of the following: Economics, History, Government, Geography, or Literature in English and French. English Language, Government, Mathematics, and other two (2) relevant subjects.
Linguistics and Nigerian Languages Use of English, Literature in English and two other subjects English Language, Literature in English, Nigerian Language (Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa) and any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences
Linguistics and Communication Studies English Language, Literature in English and any two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences. Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English
Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English, Economics, History/Government, Geography, Nigerian Language, CRS/IRS and Civic Education.
Mass Communication Use of English, Literature in English, Economics or Commerce, Government or CRS/IRS English Language, Literature in English, an approved science subject. A pass in Mathematics is also required.
Music Use of English, Music, Literature in English, and any other Art subject Five (5) credit level passes in the WAEC/NECO, including English Language, Music and any Science Subject at not more than two sittings
Theatre and Film Studies Use of English, Literature in English and two relevant Art subjects English Language, Literature in English and relevant Art subjects
Human Anatomy Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Medical Biochemistry Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Human Physiology Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Biochemistry Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Microbiology Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Plant Science and Biotechnology Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Zoology & Environmental Biology Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Accountancy Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science Subject English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
Banking & Finance Use of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government and any other Social Science Subject English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
Management Use of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government and any other Social Science Subject English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
Marketing Use of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government and any other Social Science Subject English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
Dentistry Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Adult Education and Extra-Mural Studies Use of English, Government/History, one (1) Social Science subject and any other subject English Language, Mathematics, and three (3) of Literature in English, History, French, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Geography/Physic, Economics and Government
Arts Education Use of English, subject of specialisation and other Art subjects English Language and other Arts subjects to be combined with Education
Educational Foundations Use of English, subject of specialisation and one (1) each from Arts and Social Sciences or Arts and Sciences or Social Sciences and Sciences English Language, Mathematics and other relevant subjects
Human Kinetics and Health Education Use of English, Mathematics, Health Science/Physical Education/Biology and any two other subjects English Language, Biology or Health Science or Physical Education, Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics
Library & Information Science Use of English, Mathematics and any three other subjects from History, Literature in English, Economics/Commerce, Fine Arts, Government, Biology Physics, Chemistry, Basic Electricity, Geography, Typewriting, Commerce/Principles of Accounting Five (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics and other relevant subjects
Science Education Use of English, Mathematics and other relevant two (2) Science subjects Five (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics and a Science Subject (Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics)
Social Science Education Use of English, any three (3) of Christian Religious Studies, Economics, Geography/Physics, Government, History and Islamic Studies Five (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics and other relevant subjects to be combined with Education, except for Social Studies, which should require credit in any Social Science or Art subjects
Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Civil Engineering Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Petroleum Engineering Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Electrical Engineering Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Electronic Engineering Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Mechanical Engineering Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Metallurgical and Material Engineering Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Architecture Use of English, Mathematics, Physics, and one subject among Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Economics English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Wood Work, Fine Art, Geography and Economics
Estate Management Use of English, Mathematics, Geography and one subject among Economics, Physics, Chemistry English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science and Building Construction
Geoinformatics and Surveying Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics Mathematics, English Language, Physics, and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Wood Work, Fine Art, Geography and Economics
Urban and Regional Planning Use of English, Mathematics, Geography and of, Economics, Physics, Chemistry English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Government, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science
Medical Laboratory Science Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Medical Radiography & Radiological Science Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Medical Rehabilitation Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Nursing Science Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Medicine & Surgery Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Pharmacy Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Computer Science Use of English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Further Mathematics, and Statistics
Geology Use of English, any three (3) of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Geography English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Mathematics Use of English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Mathematics, English Language and Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Further Mathematics
Physics & Astronomy Use of English, Physics, Chemistry or Biology and Mathematics English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science or Further Mathematics
Pure & Industrial Chemistry Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Agricultural Science or Biology English Language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science
Science Laboratory Technology Use of English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics English Language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology
Statistics Use of English, Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics or Economics English Language, Mathematics or Further Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics or Economics
Economics Use of English, Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and Christian Religious Studies /Islamic Studies English Language, Economics, Mathematics and any two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects
Geography Use of English, Geography, and any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science English Language, Geography, Mathematics and any two other science subject
Philosophy Use of English, Government, Religious Studies (CRS/IRS), and any other Art subject English Language, Government or History, and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required.
Political Science Use of English, Government or History plus two (2) other Social Science/Arts subjects English Language, Mathematics, Government or History, one science subject, plus credit pass in any of the following: Economics, Geography, Christian Religious Studies, Civic Education, Literature in English and Commerce
Psychology Use of English and any three (3) subjects from Arts or Social Science English Language, Government or History, and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required
Public Administration and Local Government Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects
Religion and Cultural Studies Use of English, Christian Religious Knowledge and any other two Art subjects English Language, Christian Religious Knowledge and three (3) other Arts subjects
Social Work Use of English, Mathematics, Economics/Geography and any other subject Five credit passes in English Language and a science subject
Sociology/Anthropology Use of English and three (3) Social Science or Arts subjects English Language, Government or History, and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required
Law Use of English, Religious Studies (CRS/IRS), Literature in English, and Government or Economics English Language, Literature in English, Government, CRS/IRS, COmmerce and Mathematics
Veterinary Medicine Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Mathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Agriculture Education Use of English, any three (3) subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Physics, Economics, Geography and Mathematics English Language, Agricultural Science, or Biology or Animal Husbandary or Fishery plus at least a pass in Chemistry
Business Education Use of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one (1) of Literature in English, History, Government, Geography, Chemistry and Physics English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other subjects in the Social Sciences or Arts
Computer Education Use of English, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce plus one (1) of Chemistry/Physics/Biology English Language, Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Home Economics Education Use of English, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Mathematics/Physics or one (1) Social Science subject English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Mathematics, Physics, English Language and any one of Nutrition, Fine Arts, Textile, Construction, Technical Drawing, Basic Electricity, Basic Catering and Food Services, Bakery and Confectioneries, General Metal Work, Men Garment Construction and Finishing, Spinning, Weaving, Surface Design and Printing, Bleaching, Dyeing and Finishing, Ladies Garment Construction and Finishing.
Technical Industrial Education Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one (1) another Science subject English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Physics and other relevant subjects
This table shows the list of WAEC and JAMB subject combinations for all courses.

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