How Many Subjects Are Written in WAEC, NECO and GCE

Last updated on November 2, 2020

WAEC, alongside NECO and GCE, are the only O level result that can grant you admission into any Nigeria educational institutions. Whether you newly want to gain admission or you want to further your studies, you will be required to your submit your O level result(s) in addition to other required documents.

Now, how many subject are written in WAEC as well as in NECO or GCE? The answer is 9 subjects and you are required to have at least credit passes in 5 subjects. Mind you, the credit passes you have must be in core subjects. You might be wondering what are core subjects.

These are subjects that are important for the course you have chosen to study at the higher institution and you must not fail those subjects in your O level. If for example, you want to study Banking and Finance, then, Mathematics, English, Economics and Financial Accounting are core the subjects. If you fail any subjects in your O level, you won’t be granted admission.

Notwithstanding, if you fail any of the core subjects, you can you combinations of result. This means you will have to write another O level examination. You can learn more about combinations of result here.

Like I mentioned earlier, You are required to write 9 subjects in WAEC, NECO and GCE. However, you may choose to write less than 9 subjects if you are rewriting/resitting for O level exam. Many people resist for O level examinations because they failed or did not pass the required core subjects. You can ignore the subjects you passed and write only those ones you failed

By default, The following listed subjects below are compulsory in WAEC and NECO whether you are resitting or not. All you need to do is to add 5 more core subjects to make it 9 subjects. You can learn more about Trade subjects here. Are you curious to know many subjects are written in JAMB too? Check Here

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Civic Education
  • Trade Subject

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