2024/2025 JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

Preparing for the 2024/2025 JAMB CBT Examination in Arabic Studies? You’re in the right place! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus, recommended textbooks, and essential tips to ace the exam.

JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus Overview:

  1. SECTION A: Comprehension
    • Two passages with five multiple-choice questions each.
    • Topics cover current affairs, sports, education, politics, economy, health, culture, and ethics.
  2. SECTION B: Translation
    • Ten questions, five English to Arabic and five Arabic to English.
    • Focus on standard language usage.
  3. SECTION C: Grammar
    • Major grammatical features in Arabic.
    • Includes pronouns, gender, characteristics of nouns, plurals, construct phrases, and more.
  4. SECTION D: Composition
    • Five questions on candidates’ lives and environment, covering education, culture, health, politics, economy, sports, and current affairs.
  5. SECTION E: Arabic Literature
    • Ten questions on notable literary figures and works, spanning pre-Islamic, Islamic, modern, and West African literature.
  1. بشير أحمد محيي الدين و المرضي مختار المرضي: المطالعة الواضحة.
  2. سيد حمرة مالك: الإنشاء العربى المتوسط (للمدارس الثانوية).
  3. عبد الفتاح صبرى و علي عمر بك: القراءة الرشيدة.
  4. عبد الله الطيب: سمير التلاميذ.
  5. غرب ط. زاريا: كيف تكتب الإنشاء.
  6. محمد الأول أبوبكر و الآخرون: العربية الميسرة الجديدة للمرحلة الثانوية.
  7. محمد بديع شريف و سليم حكيم و الحاج حسين آدمو: العربية الجديدة فى نيجيريا.
  8. Adekilekun, A. L. A.: Learning Arabic Language, Ilorin.
  9. Balogun, I. A. B. and Oseni Z. I. (1982) A Modern Arabic Course Book 1 Lagos: Islamic Publications Bureau.
  10. Haywood, J. A. and Nahmad, H. M.: A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language, London: Lund Humphries.

Tips for Success:

  • Start early and follow a study schedule.
  • Practice past questions and mock exams.
  • Focus on weak areas and seek help if needed.
  • Join study groups for collaboration.
  • Utilize recommended textbooks for in-depth understanding.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. How can I download the JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus PDF for 2024/2025?
    • You can download the PDF from the official JAMB website or other reliable educational platforms.
  2. What are the key areas to focus on for the Arabic Studies exam?
    • Pay attention to comprehension, translation, grammar, composition, and Arabic literature.
  3. Where can I purchase the recommended textbooks for JAMB Arabic Studies?
    • Check local bookstores, online retailers, or educational supply stores.
  4. Are there any additional tips for acing the JAMB Arabic Studies exam?
    • Practice regularly, stay organized, and seek guidance from teachers or tutors when needed.


Armed with this ultimate guide, you’re well-equipped to excel in the 2024/2025 JAMB Arabic Studies examination. Best of luck on your academic journey!

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