WAEC Syllabus for Auto Mechanical Work & Textbooks 2024/2025

The WAEC syllabus for Auto Mechanical Work is the topic you must study to sit for the examination. It contains the aims and objectives, notes and format for the Auto Mechanical Work exam.

Studying the Auto Mechanical Work syllabus is necessary for your exam preparation. It will serve as a guide for you to know the topics to read. There are also notes on concepts you should pay attention to learning.

Exam preparations without using the Auto Mechanical Work syllabus are like going to the farm without your agricultural tools. You will end up not being productive.

Ensure you begin your exam preparations using the syllabus.

This post contains the Auto Mechanical Work syllabus and recommended textbooks of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

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WAEC Auto Mechanical Work

There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3 all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 shall be composite papers to be taken in one sitting.

Paper 1: Will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to be answered in 45 minutes for 40 marks.

Paper 2: Will consist of two sections, Sections A and B to be answered in 2 hours 15 minutes for 80 marks.

Section A: This Will consist of ten short-structured questions to be answered in 30 minutes for 20 marks.

Section B: Will consist of five essay questions.   Candidates will be required to answer any four in 1 hour 45 minutes for 60 marks.

Paper 3: It will be a practical test of 2 hours 30 minutes duration.  It will consist of two compulsory questions for  80 marks.

A list of materials shall be made available to schools not less than two weeks before the paper is taken for material procurement and relevant preparation.

Alternative to Practical

Alternatively, in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot be acquired, the Council may consider testing theoretically, candidates’ level of acquisition of the practical skills prescribed in the syllabus.

For this alternative test, there will be two sets of compulsory questions to be answered in 1½ hours for 80 marks.

WAEC Auto Mechanical Work Syllabus

  1. Workshop safety and regulations
  2. Tools and equipment
  3. Vehicle layout
  4. Automobile Engine
  5. Transmission system
  6. Suspension system
  7. Steering system
  8. Engine lubrication system
  9. Cooling system
  10. Fuels and combustion
    • Fuel component system
    • Manifold and air cleaner
  11. Braking system
  12. Wheels and Tyres
  13. Workshop management and enterprise


1Toolbox  with lock5
2Ball pein hammer5
3Hacksaws with extra blades10
4300 mm engineer’s rule, socket, spanner sets, with ratchet  and extension10
56-32mm ring and flat spanners (combined)5
6Ring spanners (6-32mm)5
7Emery  cloth (standard)5
8Plug spanners5
9Flat spanners (6-32mm)10
10Allen keys5
11Feeler gauges5
12Oil cans5
13Grease guns3
14Spark plug cleaners2
15Combination pliers5
16Longnose pliers5
 Measuring tools 
18Tyre pressure gauges5
19Vernier calliper5
20Surface gauges5
21Surface plates1
22Vee blocks6
23Micrometre screw gauge5
24Dial gauge indicator with magnetic stand2
     Machine tools 
25Grinding machine with assorted wheels1
26A bench grinder with wheels1
27Valve grinding machine1
                                 Joining Metals 
28Blow lamps3
29Soldering iron5
 Lubrication Bay/Tyre and Wheel Service 
30Compressor (single-phase motor-driven type complete with a spray gun, grease, hose)1
31Wheel balancing machine (rim 13 – 15)1
32Portable tyre inflator1
33Master vulcanizer1
34Tyre changer complete with bead breaker1
  35Tyre repair kit comprising rasp, scissors, tyre knife, sticher, wire brush, etc2 sets
36Service station set of the tool kit, plus special tools for removal of oil filter2 sets
37Pipe wrench, clamp/vice2 sets
38Wheel alignment gauge1 set
39Clutch alignment jig2
40Injector test machine1
41Pullersof different sizes2
42Workbench with vices2
43Portable engine hoist1
            General/Servicing and reconditioning 
44Bottle jack (hydraulic) light and heavy1
45Used vehicle tyres1
46Trolley jacks2
47Timing light1
48Inspection pits1
49Compression gauge2
50Valve spring compressor (clamp)2
51Coil spring compressor (for suspension)2
52Torque wrench pre-set type2
  53  Torque wrench dial type      2
54Piston ring compressor expander2
55Axle stands5
  56Diagnostic testing machine (exhaust gas analyzer)1
                                 Other utilities 
57Fire extinguisher5
58Sand buckets5
59Water buckets5
60Complete engine, gearbox and final drive1
61Workshop overalls25
62Complete vehicle engine (petrol) (chart)1
63Complete vehicle engine (diesel) (chart)1
64Complete vehicle and chart1


S/N                     TITTLE             AUTHOR
 1Motor Vehicle Technology           J.A.DOLAN
 2Motor Vehicle Technology (Part 1,2,3 & 4)          S.C .MUDD
 3Automotive MechanicsWILLIAM H.CROUSE and DONALD L. ANGLIN
4Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle TechnologyV.A.W HILLIER and PETER COOMBES
5Automotive Mechanics For Schools and CollegesABA .N.EJEMBI and STEPHEN DAVID
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