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The 2021 Compulsory Novels For JAMB Use of English

Compulsory Novels For JAMB

If you have been asking, what are the compulsory novels for Jamb 2021? This article is for you. I will list out the novels to be used for Jamb utme and direct entry Use of English.

Now, Jamb has recommended The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar for candidates to read for Use of English. Click here to see everything about the new Jamb novel.

The Jamb use of English comprises of comprehension passages, lexis and structure, Antonyms and synonyms, oral English, grammar test and interpretation.

Ever since Jamb introduced the Use of novel in the use of English exams, questions has been set from the compulsory novels. You may be asking, how many questions do they set from the recommended novels? Usually 15 to 35 questions from the compulsory novel (s).

Novels To Be Used For 2021 Jamb Use of English

  1. The Life Changer” by Khadija Abubakar for Only UTME Candidates
  2. The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A.H. Mohammed for Only Direct Entry.

According to the instructions, candidates will be tested on these novels in Use of English, which is compulsory for every candidate, regardless of the course you intend to study in the University or Polytechnic.

A lot more JAMBites are familiar with OPTION 2 above, being that it was the only Novel that was used in testing during the 2016 UTME. Whereas, IN DEPENDENCE was introduced into the Jamb system in 2017. Sweet Sixteen Novel for Jamb was announced in 2018 and The Life Changer will be used for the 2021 jamb.

The Life Changer” would be for UTME candidates alone, while “The Last Days at Forcados High School” may be used by Direct Entry Candidates. This simply means that UTME candidates will get questions asked from the book “The Life Changer”, while Direct Entry will get questions from “The Last Days at Forcados High School”.

If you have issues about the novel that you feel Admin and other students can help you with, don’t hesitate to post it as a comment, then check and wait patiently for a reply.


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