JAMB 2024/2025 Syllabus for Mathematics is Out | Download PDF

JAMB has released the official syllabus for Mathematics against the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). See more details below.

Syllabus Overview

Examination TypeUTME / Direct Entry
Examination Year2024/2025
File FormatPDF
File Size256 KB

The JAMB Mathematics Syllabus is structured into different sections, each corresponding to specific mathematical domains. These sections include: Number and Numeration, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.

Candidates are advised to use a variety of study resources, including textbooks, reference materials, and online resources aligned with the JAMB Mathematics Syllabus. Standard textbooks, mathematical texts, and reputable online platforms can enhance understanding.

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However, it is important to note that Mathematics is not just about memorization; it involves practical problem solving. Candidates should engage in solving mathematical problems, working through examples, and understanding the step-by-step solutions.

General Objectives

  1. Acquire computational and manipulative skills;
  2. Develop precise, logical and formal reasoning skills;
  3. Develop deductive skills in interpretation of graphs, diagrams and data
  4. Apply mathematical concepts to resolve issues in daily living.

JAMB 2024 Syllabus for Mathematics


1. Number bases:

(a) operations in different number bases
from 2 to 10;

(b) conversion from one base to another
including fractional parts.
Candidates should be able to:

i. perform four basic operations (x, +, -, ÷);

ii. convert one base to another;

iii. perform operations in modulo arithmetic.
2. Fractions, Decimals, Approximations
and Percentages:

(a) fractions and decimals;

(b) significant figures;

(c) decimal places;

(d) percentage errors;

(e) simple interest;

(f) profit and loss percent;

(g) ratio, proportion and rate;

(h) shares and valued added tax (VAT).
Candidates should be able to:

i. perform basic operations (x, +, -, ÷) on fractions and decimals;

ii. express to specified number of significant figures and decimal places;

iii. calculate simple interest, profit and loss per cent; ratio proportion, rate and percentage error;

iv. solve problems involving share and VAT.
3. Indices, Logarithms and Surds:

(a) laws of indices;

(b) equations involving indices;

(c) standard form;

(d) laws of logarithm;

(e) logarithm of any positive number to a
given base;

(f) change of bases in logarithm and

(g) relationship between indices and

(h) Surds.
Candidates should be able to:

i. apply the laws of indices in calculation;

ii. establish the relationship between indices and logarithms in solving problems;

iii. solve equations involving indices;

iv. solve problems in different bases in logarithms;

v. simplify and rationalize surds;

vi. perform basic operations on surds.
4. Sets:

(a) types of sets

(b) algebra of sets

(c) Venn diagrams and their applications.
Candidates should be able to:

i. identify types of sets, i.e. empty, universal, complements, subsets, finite, infinite and disjoint sets;

ii. solve problems involving cardinality of sets;

iv. iii. solve set problems using symbols;

v. iv. use Venn diagrams to solve problems involving not more than 3 sets.

1. Polynomials:

(a) change of subject of formula;

(b) multiplication and division of polynomials;

(c) factorization of polynomials of degree not exceeding 3;

(d) roots of polynomials not exceeding degree 3;

(e) factor and remainder theorems;

(f) simultaneous equations including one linear one quadratic;

(g) graphs of polynomials of degree not greater than 3.
Candidates should be able to:

i. find the subject of the formula of a given

ii. apply factor and remainder theorem to factorize a given expression;

iii. multiply, divide polynomials of degree not more than 3 and determine values of defined and undefined expression;

iv. factorize by regrouping difference of two squares, perfect squares and cubic expressions; etc.

v. solve simultaneous equations – one linear, one quadratic;

vi. interpret graphs of polynomials including applications to maximum and minimum values.
2. Variation:

(a) direct;

(b) inverse;

(c) joint;

(d) partial;

(e) percentage increase and decrease
Candidates should be able to:

i. solve problems involving direct, inverse, joint and partial variations;

ii. solve problems on percentage increase and decrease in variation.
3. Inequalities:

(a) analytical and graphical solutions of linear inequalities;

(b) quadratic inequalities with integral roots only.
Candidates should be able to:

i. solve problems on linear and quadratic

ii. interpret graphs of inequalities.

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Yes, JAMB has released the 2024 syllabus which can be download on this page or on the JAMB portal.

This depends on your course of study. Mathematics is compulsory for most science subjects like Engineering.

4 subjects. English language is compulsory for all candidates.

No, the JAMB syllabus is not always the same every year. The syllabus is subject to modification at any year.

Yes, JAMB follows its syllabus. However, you can read broad and prepare thoroughly for the forthcoming exams.

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