Monday, 23 January 2017

2017/2018 Arabic JAMB SYLLABUS

ARABIC JAMB Syllabus 2017

The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Arabic is to prepare the candidates for the Board's examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:
1.answer comprehension question correctly in standard Arabic;
2.translate simple texts from English to Arabic and vice versa;
3.apply the rules of Arabic grammar functionally;
4.see simply Arabic comprehension
5.appreciate Arabic literary texts within the contexts of their environment and eras;
6.use Arabic as a living world language in communication where necessary.



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.

Candidates should be able to:
i. use appropriate words or phrases for specific thought;
ii. deduce the lesson in the passage;
iii. determine  the  main  theme  of a passage;
iv. give   an   appropriate   title   of   a passage;
v. interpret the meanings of particular words.


This section consists of ten (10) questions.  Five of them are  on translation fron 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.

Candidates should be able to:
i. use an appropriate Arabic word of phrase to convey the meaning of an English word or phrase;
ii. determine  an  appropriate English word or phrase   for an Arabic statement
iii. interpret idiomatic expressions  in both Arabic and English;

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