2024/2025 JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

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You can now download the complete JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus 2024/2025 and the recommended JAMB Arabic Studies Textbooks here on this page. This information is for students preparing for the 2024/2025 JAMB CBT Examination. The JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus and textbooks are what candidates will need to study properly for the JAMB Arabic Studies exams.

2024/2025 JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus

The JAMB Arabic Studies examination is designed to test candidate’s ability to understand the simple, basic and more complicated aspect of Arabic Studies. As such, candidates are expected to have wide knowledge about the topics provided on the JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus.

Here is a list of the 2024/2025 JAMB Syllabus for Arabic Studies:

SECTION A: Comprehension

It consists of two passages of seventy (70) words each. Five multiple-choice questions are to be set on each passage. The contents should be within the experience of the candidates e.g. current affairs, sports, education, politics, economy, health, culture and ethic. The themes of the two passages should vary.

SECTION B: Translation

This section consists of ten (10) questions. Five of them are on translation from English into Arabic while the other five are on translation from Arabic into English.
Translation into English includes key words and phrases in a sentence.
Translated questions are to be based on standard Arabic and English usages.

SECTION C: Grammar

Major grammatical features in Arabic to be examined include:
1. Demonstrative and relative pronouns.
2. Gender (Masculine and Feminine).
3. Characteristics of noun.
4. Dual.
5. Plurals

a. sound masculine plural
b. sound feminine plural
c. broken plural

6. Construct phrases.
7. Separable and inseparable pronouns.
8. Appendants:

a. adjective.
b. conjunction.
c. the permutative.
d. emphasis.

9. Prepositions.
10. Transitive & Intransitive verbs.
11. The perfect verb.
12. The imperfect verb:

a. the indicative.
b. the subjunctive.
c. the jussive.

13. The imperative verb.
14. The modifiers:

a. Kana and its associates ‫
b. Inna and its associates ‫
c. Zanna and its associates

15. Trilateral and derived verbs.
16. Derivatives:

a. the comparative/superlative.
b. nouns of instrument.
c. nouns of time and place.
d. relative adjectives.

17. Conditional sentences.
18. Numerals (1 – 3000).
19. Active and passive voice.
20. Nouns in the accusative

a. direct object.
b. adverbs of place and time.
c. adverb of circumstance.
d. the exempted with illa.
e. Specification.
f. the vocative.

SECTION D: Composition

This section consists of five (5) questions on subjects relating to the lives and environment of the candidates, e.g. education, culture, health, politics, economy, sports and current affairs.

SECTION E: Arabic Literature

This section consists of ten (10) questions on notable literary figures and their works cutting across the various periods which include the following:
a) The Pre-Islamic Period (500 – 610 C.E.).
b) The Islamic Period (610 – 1798 C.E.).
c) The Modern Period (1978 to date).
d) West African Literature in Arabic.

DOWNLOAD JAMB 2024 ARABIC STUDIES SYLLABUS PDF

There are also recommended textbooks for the 2024 JAMB Arabic Studies Examination to be read by candidates in other to help prepare them thoroughly for the exams. These recommended textbooks will cover the topics provided in the JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus extensively.

JAMB Arabic Studies Syllabus Recommended Textbooks

  • 1. بشير أحمد محيي الدين و المرضي مختار المرضي: المطالعة الواضحة. كنو: شركة طن لامى و أبنائه.
  • 2. سيد حمرة مالك: الإنشاء العربى المتوسط (للمدارس الثانوية) إبادن مطبعة الجامعة ب. ل. س. 2005م.
  • 3. عبد الفتاح صبرى و علي عمر بك: القراءة الرشيدة. الجزء 1 – 4 القاهرة: دار المعارف.
  • 4. عبد الله الطيب: سمير التلاميذ الجزء 1 – 2 الخرطوم: مكتب النشر.
  • 5. غرب ط. زاريا (1999م): كيف تكتب الإنشاء: كنو مطبعة جامعة بايرو.
  • 6. محمد الأول أبوبكر و الآخرون: العربية الميسرة الجديدة للمرحلة الثانوية. إبادن: دار سبكترم للطباعة و النشر.
  • 7. محمد بديع شريف و سليم حكيم و الحاج حسين آدمو: العربية الجديدة فى نيجيريا. الكتاب 1 – 3 إكيجا: لونغمان.
  • 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. (1965), A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language, London: Lund Humphries.
  • 11. Malik, S. H. A. (1982) A Guide to Arabic Composition, Books I & II, Lagos I.P.B.
  • 12. Arabic newspapers, magazines and journals.

Grammar

  • 1. على الجارم و مصطفى أمين: النحو الواضح لمدارس المرحلة الأولية. الجرء 1 – 3. القاهرة: دار المعارف.
  • 2. محمد أجروم الصنهاجى: متن الأجرومية. القاهرة.
  • 3. محمد محيي الدين عبد الحميد: التحفة السنية بشرح المقدمة الأجرومية. بيروت: دار الفكر.
  • 4. Haywood, J.A and Nahmad, H.M (1965), A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language, London: Lund Humphries.

Arabic Literature

  • 1. زكريا حسين: المأدبة الأدبية للطلاب العربية في إفريقيا أوتثى: دار النور 2004م NECO/WAEC
  • 2. زكريا حسين: الطبقة العليا: دار النور أوتثى 2006م NECO/WAEC
  • 3. مصطفى لطفي المنفلوطي: العبرات بيروت والقاهرة (2004) WAEC/NECO
  • 4. جميل عبد الله الكنوي: ادفع بالتي هي أحسن مكتبة الحكمة الإسلامية كنو (2013) NECO/WAEC
  • 5. أحمد الاسكندري والآخرون: المفصل في تاريخ الأدب العربي NECO/WAEC

TRANSLITERATION OF THE ABOVE BOOKS:

    • ZAKARIYAU I. OSENI: AL-MA’DUBAT AL-ADABIYYAH.
    • ZAKARIYAU I. OSENI: AL-TABAQATAL-ULYA (THE UPPER CLASS)
    • MUSTAPHA LUTFI AL-MANFALUTI: AL-ABARAT.
    • JAMIL ABDULLAHI ALKANAWI: IDFA’A BIL LATWe hIYA AHSAN.
    • AHMAD AL-ASKANDARI WAL AKHARUN: ALMUFASSAL FWe tARIKH AL-ADABUL ARABI.

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