JAMB & WAEC Personal Study Timetable Guide 2024

Studying and passing the JAMB or O’level examinations (WAEC or NECO) excellently requires some practical strategies.

One such approach is drafting a study timetable for the subjects you will take in any of these exams.

A personal study timetable is a reading plan that assigns different subjects to read each day of the week for a specific period.

The reason why I recommend students to have a study plan is for better organization. You do not want to wake up every morning and be weighed down by what you want to study for the day.

Even when you get to the university, you will find that a personal study timetable is necessary to achieve academic success, like graduating with a first-class degree.

The first part of this post will show you how to prepare your JAMB study schedule with samples. At the same time, the other section will be for the O’level exams (WAEC, NECO & GCE).

After reading this post, let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification. I will love to hear from you.

I desire that you pass your exams with flying colours and gain admission to study your dream course in your preferred institution.

JAMB Study Timetable

You will sit for four (4) subjects at the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.

The JAMB subject combination depends on the course you want to study at the higher institution.

As you already know, English Language is compulsory for every student sitting for the UTME exams.

The other three (3) subjects depend on the choice of course during your JAMB registration.

Now that we have a complete understanding of the JAMB subjects, now let’s talk about how you can draft out a personal JAMB study timetable.

Seven days a week with four (4) JAMB subjects to study. This already means you can read your two most challenging subjects twice a week.

It is advisable to start your week with complex subjects and end with revision or past question exercises.

Sample of JAMB Study Timetable

Now let’s assume Bayo and Juliet are both sitting for the JAMB exam.

Juliet is applying to study Medical Laboratory Science, and Bayo is going for Mass Communication.

Use of EnglishLiterature in English
ChemistryUse of English
This table contains the JAMB subject combination for Medical Laboratory Science and Mass Communication.

Now, it is time to draft the study timetable.

Juliet’s Timetable

Day of the WeekSubject
ThursdayChemistry & Biology
FridayUse of English
SundayRevision & Past Questions

Note that you can use this format as a guide for any subjects you take in the JAMB exam.

Bayo’s Timetable

Day of the WeekSubject
WednesdayLiterature in English
ThursdayEconomics & Government
FridayUse of English
SaturdayLiterature in English
SundayRevision & Past Questions

Let me know n the comment if you need further assistance drafting your timetable.


WAEC & NECO Study Timetable

A WAEC or NECO study timetable differs from the JAMB exam because you will take more than eight (8) subjects here.

If you are sitting for both exams, I advise you to align the subjects, so you don’t have to study different topics on the same day.

Assuming the following are the subjects you are preparing for your exams;

  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Civic Education
  • Mathematics
  • Commerce

Here is how to plan your study, starting with the complex subjects.

Day of the WeekSubject
TuesdayCivic Education & Commerce
ThursdayGeography & English Language
FridayBiology & Government
SundayRevision & Past Questions

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22 thoughts on “JAMB & WAEC Personal Study Timetable Guide 2024”

  1. Sir I was a school drop out and now some is willing to help me go back to school and am to sit for jamb an waec please what method of studying would be best for me

    • I understand that you’re going back to school and need to prepare for JAMB and WAEC, which is fantastic! It’s commendable that you’re taking this step to further your education. Since everyone learns differently, there’s no single “best” method, but here are some strategies that might work well for you, considering your unique situation:

      Structure and Organization:

      1. Create a study schedule: Dedicate specific time slots to each subject every day or week. You can adjust this based on your comfort level and the difficulty of each subject. Make sure to schedule breaks to avoid burnout.

      2. Gather resources: Collect textbooks, past exam papers, online resources, and any other materials you can find. Libraries and educational websites offer plenty of free resources.

      3. Identify your learning style: Are you a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? This will help you choose effective study techniques. Visual learners benefit from diagrams, mind maps, and flashcards. Auditory learners can record notes and listen back, while kinesthetic learners might prefer acting out concepts.

      Active Learning and Practice:

      1. Don’t just passively read: Take notes, summarize key points, and answer practice questions. Actively engaging with the material helps with retention.

      2. Use past papers: Familiarize yourself with the exam format and question types by practicing with past papers and analyzing solutions. This will help you identify areas needing improvement and boost your confidence.

      3. Study groups and tutors: Consider joining a study group or seeking a tutor’s guidance. Discussing concepts with others can solidify your understanding and offer different perspectives.

      Staying Motivated:

      1. Set realistic goals: Break down bigger goals into smaller, achievable steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Celebrate your achievements along the way.

      2. Find a quiet and dedicated study space: Minimize distractions and create an environment conducive to focused learning.

      3. Prioritize self-care: Ensure you get enough sleep, eat healthy meals, and exercise regularly. Taking care of yourself improves concentration and focus.

      4. Remember your “why”: Keep reminding yourself why you’re going back to school and what you hope to achieve. This will fuel your motivation.

      Additional tips:

      1. Explore online resources: Many platforms offer free lectures, video tutorials, and practice questions, making learning more accessible.

      2. Take advantage of technology: Utilize educational apps, flashcards, and other tools to make studying more interactive and engaging.

      3. Seek support: Don’t hesitate to ask teachers, counselors, or friends for help when needed. You don’t have to do this alone.

      Remember, consistency is key. Dedicate regular time to studying, even if it’s just for short periods. The more you practice, the more confident and prepared you’ll feel for your exams. Good luck!

  2. Thank you so much sir
    this was really helpful but sir how many hours per day and will i be able to complete the jamb syllabus before April or the exam date because i just started reading this month and i’m a science student

    • The exact number of hours you will need to study per day to complete the JAMB syllabus will vary depending on your individual learning style and pace. However, a good general rule of thumb is to aim for at least 2-3 hours of dedicated study time per day.

      If you are a science student, you may need to allocate more time to studying certain subjects, such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry. These subjects can be more challenging than others, so it is important to make sure that you are spending enough time on them.

      It is also important to break up your study sessions into smaller chunks of time. This will help you to stay focused and avoid burnout. For example, you could try studying for 30 minutes at a time, with short breaks in between.

      Here is a general study schedule that you could follow:

      1. Weekdays: Spend 2-3 hours studying each day.

      2. Weekends: Spend 4-6 hours studying each day.

      You may need to adjust this schedule depending on your individual circumstances. For example, if you have other commitments, such as work or family, you may need to study for shorter periods of time.

      The JAMB syllabus is extensive, so it is important to start studying early. However, it is still possible to complete the syllabus before April if you are dedicated and disciplined. Here are some tips for completing the syllabus in a short amount of time:

      Set realistic goals: Don’t try to cram everything in at once. Set realistic goals for yourself and break down the syllabus into manageable chunks.

      Find a study method that works for you: Experiment with different study methods until you find one that works for you. Some people prefer to study by reading, while others prefer to take practice tests or watch videos.

      Get help when you need it: Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are struggling. There are many resources available to help you prepare for the JAMB, such as online tutors and study guides.

      With hard work and dedication, you can complete the JAMB syllabus and achieve your goal of studying in Canada. I wish you all the best in your studies!

  3. awesome, sir I need your help. reading timetable for me, I don’t use to have time from 8 :00am to 3 :00pm what I am going to do sir?

  4. Hi sir
    Please I have 7 and half months before my jamb I’d like to take a particular subject like government in the first two months then Econs and like that do you think it’s worth it??…cus I can’t and I know I won’t stick to a timetable. A subject every two months.

    • If you are someone who finds it difficult to stick to a timetable, then studying one subject every two months could be a challenge. It will be important to be very disciplined and motivated in order to stay on track. You may also want to consider finding a study buddy or joining a study group to help you stay accountable.

      I advise you study for your JAMB concurrently. You can try one subject per week.

      I advise you read my guide to pass the JAMB exam here.

  5. Awesome
    I still need help in my exam preparation
    . Keep it up it is very helpful especially somebody like me


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