JAMB Syllabus for Biology & Recommended Textbooks 2024/2025

The JAMB Biology syllabus is the topic you must study for the UTME examination.

Using the JAMB syllabus to study for your examination is the open secret to getting a high score.

The JAMB Biology syllabus also contains objectives for each topic. These objectives are what you must know for every topic you study.

This post contains the complete list of topics in the JAMB Biology syllabus.

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JAMB Biology Syllabus

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Here is the list of the JAMB syllabus for Biology;


  • Factors Affecting the Distribution of Organisms
  • Local (Nigerian) Biomes
  • Natural Habitats
  • Soil
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Diseases
  • Game Reserves and Natural Parks
  • Population and Its Control
  • Energy Flow in The Ecosystem
  • Nutrient Cycling in Nature
  • Symbiotic Interactions of Plants
  • Adaptation for Survival
  • Ecological Succession
  • Factors Affecting Population Sizes
  • Population Density and Overcrowding


  • Evidence of Evolution
  • Theories of Evolution

Form and Functions

  • Growth
  • Internal Structure of a Flowering Plant
  • Internal Structure of a Mammal
  • Homeostatsis
  • Hormonal Control
  • Nervous Co-Ordination
  • The Sense Organs
  • Excretory Mechanisms
  • Excretory Products of Plants
  • Types of Excretory Structures
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Modes of Nutrition
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Types of Nutrition
  • Asexual Reproduction
  • Reproduction in Mammals
  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  • Aerobic Respiration
  • Anaerobic Respiration
  • Respiration
  • Respiratory Organs and Surfaces
  • The Mechanism of Gaseous Exchange
  • Support and Movement
  • Supporting Tissues in Animals
  • Tropic, Tactic, Nastic and Sleep Movements in Plants
  • Types and Functions of the Skeleton
  • Channels for Transportation
  • Materials for Transportation
  • Media and Processes of Mechanism for Transportation
  • Need for Transportation

Heredity and Variations

  • Heredity
  • Application of Discontinuous Variation in Crime Detection, Blood Transfusion and Determination of Paternity
  • Morphological Variations in The Physical Appearance of Individuals
  • Physiological Variation

Variety of Organisms

  • Adaptive Coloration and Its Functions
  • Behavioural Adaptations in Social Animals
  • Evolution Among the Following
  • Living Organisms
  • Structural Adaptations in Organisms
  • Structural/Functional and Behavioral Adaptations of Organisms
  • Ndu, F.O. C. Ndu, Abun A. and Aina J.O. (2001) Senior Secondary School Biology: Books 1 -3, Lagos: Longman.
  • Odunfa, S.A. (2001) Essential of Biology, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • 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
  • 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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  1. Hello Brain behind this content mr blessing sorry to ask you this question, is this biology jamb syllabus you wrote in this article of yours have been verified and complete?

        • In the presence of water, sulfur (IV) oxide (SO2) can act as a reducing agent by forming sulfurous acid (H2SO3), which can donate electrons to other compounds.

          The reaction between SO2 and water can be represented as:

          SO2 + H2O → H2SO3

          In this reaction, SO2 is oxidized from its zero oxidation state to a +4 oxidation state, while water is reduced to form H2SO3. Sulfurous acid can then donate electrons to other compounds, reducing them in the process.

          For example, if sulfurous acid is added to a solution of potassium permanganate (KMnO4), the KMnO4 will be reduced to manganese(IV) oxide (MnO2), and sulfur dioxide will be oxidized to sulfuric acid (H2SO4).

          2 KMnO4 + 5 H2SO3 → K2SO4 + 2 MnO2 + 5 H2O + 2 SO4

          Overall, the reducing ability of SO2 in the presence of water is due to the formation of sulfurous acid, which can donate electrons to other compounds and undergo oxidation itself.


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