I guess you are about to write JAMB and you are here to know the compulsory subjects. Students who are about to write JAMB are asking the same question; so you are not alone.

Now listen, The only compulsory subject in JAMB UTME is English Language. Every other subject is optional. Yes, you read that correctly. All other subjects are optional including the almighty Mathematics.

Confused? In Higher Institutions, English Language is the only compulsory subject for all courses. Therefore, it is a required subject in JAMB UTME. Subjects like Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and the likes are only compulsory if required by the course you want to study.

If you are about to register for JAMB, ensure you know the required JAMB UTME subject combination for the course you want to study. Many student fail JAMB UTME because they register the wrong subjects; especially Mathematics which is a night mere to students. Don’t be pressured by anyone to register for a subject like Mathematics if it is not a required subject for your course.

For example:

  • Someone who wants to study Linguistics is not required to write Mathematics and many other subjects in JAMB
  • Someone who wants to study Theater Arts is not required to write Economics and many other subjects in JAMB


Can I write 3 subjects JAMB?

You are expected to register for 4 subjects in JAMB. English Language is compulsory. You have the choice to choose 3 other subjects. Remember to choose the 3 other subjects based on the subject combinations of the course you want to study.

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