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2024/2025 JAMB Physics Syllabus & Recommended Textbooks

As the 2024/2025 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination approaches, it is crucial for aspiring candidates to equip themselves with the right resources for effective preparation. In this comprehensive guide, we present the complete JAMB Physics Syllabus for 2024/2025 along with the recommended textbooks to help students excel in the upcoming Computer-Based Test (CBT) examination.

2024/2025 JAMB Physics Syllabus:

The JAMB Physics examination is crafted to evaluate candidates’ understanding of both fundamental and complex aspects of Physics. To succeed, candidates must have an extensive knowledge of the topics outlined in the official JAMB Physics Syllabus. Here is a breakdown of the key subjects to focus on:

  1. Measurement and Units
  2. Scalars and Vectors
  3. Motion
  4. Gravitational Field
  5. Equilibrium of Forces
  6. Work, Energy, and Power
  7. Energy and Society
  8. Dams and Energy Production
  9. Friction
  10. Simple Machines
  11. Elasticity
  12. Pressure
  13. Pressure in Liquids
  14. Liquids at Rest
  15. Temperature and Its Measurement
  16. Thermal Expansion: (a) Solid (b) Liquid
  17. Gas Laws
  18. Quantity of Heat
  19. Change of State
  20. Vapours
  21. Structure of Matter and Kinetic Theory
  22. Heat Transfer
  23. Waves
  24. Propagation of Sound Waves
  25. Characteristics of Sound Waves
  26. Light Energy
  27. Reflection of Light at Plane and Curved Surfaces
  28. Refraction of Light Through at Plane and Curved Surfaces
  29. Optical Instruments
  30. Dispersion of Light and Colours
  31. Electrostatics
  32. Capacitors
  33. Electric Cells
  34. Current Electricity
  35. Electrical Energy and Power
  36. Magnets and Magnetic Field
  37. Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor in a Magnetic Field
  38. Electromagnetic Induction
  39. Simple AC Circuits
  40. Conduction of Electricity Through (a) Liquids
  41. Elementary Modern Physics
  42. Introductory Electronics

Recommended Textbooks:

To supplement their studies, candidates are encouraged to refer to the following recommended textbooks, which comprehensively cover the topics outlined in the JAMB Physics Syllabus:

  1. Ike, E.E. (2014). Essential Principles of Physics, Jos ENIC Publishers.
  2. Ike, E.E. (2014). Numerical Problems and Solutions in Physics, Jos: ENIC Publishers.
  3. Nelson, M. (1977). Fundamentals of Physics, Great Britain: Hart Davis Education.
  4. Nelson, M. and Parker … (1989). Advanced Level Physics, (Sixth Edition): Heinemann.
  5. Okeke, P.N. and Anyakoha, M.W. (2000). Senior Secondary School Physics, Lagos: Pacific Printers.
  6. Olumuyiwa, A. and Ogunkoya, O. O. (1992). Comprehensive Certificate Physics, Ibadan: University Press Plc.


As you embark on your JAMB Physics preparation journey, remember that success comes with thorough study and dedication. Utilize the provided syllabus and recommended textbooks to build a solid foundation in Physics, and don’t forget to explore additional resources to enhance your understanding. Wishing all candidates the best of luck in the upcoming exams!

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