Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Syllabus for Biology

JAMB syllabus for Biology

JAMB syllabus for Biology [PDF] is out- The Biology Syllabus from JAMB is an official document that contains detailed information and guides on the topics you are expected to cover in Biology for your UTME. This syllabus can also be used as the 2021 UTME syllabus. The Questions you are to answer on the examination day will be drawn from these areas or topics below.

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JAMB syllabus for Biology


The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Biology is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It was design to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

  1. Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the concepts of the diversity, interdependence, and unity of life;
  2. Account for the continuity of life through reorganization, inheritance, and evolution;
  3. Apply biological principles and concepts to everyday life, especially to matters affecting living things, individuals, society, the environment, community health, and the economy.

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  1. Ndu, F.O. C. Ndu, Abun A. and Aina J.O. (2001) Senior Secondary School Biology: Books 1 -3, Lagos: Longman
  2. Odunfa, S.A. (2001) Essential of Biology, Ibadan: Heinemann
  3. Ogunniyi M.B. Adebisi A.A. and Okojie J.A. (2000) Biology for Senior Secondary Schools: Books 1 – 3, Macmillan Ramalingam, S.T. (2005) Modern Biology, SS Science Series. New Edition, AFP
  4. Stan. (2004) Biology for Senior Secondary Schools. Revised Edition, Ibadan: Heinemann Stone R.H. and Cozens, A.B.C. (1982) Biology for West African Schools. Longman Usua, E.J. (1997) Handbook of practical Biology 2nd Edition, University Press, Limited

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