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JAMB French Syllabus 2024/2025: Topics & Focus Areas

JAMB Syllabus For French
JAMB French Syllabus

JAMB French Syllabus 2024/2025: Is JAMB Syllabus for French out for this year’s JAMB? when will JAMB French syllabus be out?” What topics do JAMB set questions from French the most?, what is the most repeated topic in JAMB French?

Welcome SAVANT! to another exciting episode of “JAMB Doctor Series“, in this episode we will provide you with the official topics recognize by JAMB, which Board expects you are a guru in before entering the hall to sit for your JAMB French Exam. STAY TUNED!

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Have you ever wondered where you can find the topics for French that JAMB normally asks or the most repeated topics or question in JAMB French? then you are a step away from finding your answer.

The short answer to the above question is “JAMB Syllabus”, in fact, JAMB Syllabus is the only expo you will be getting as you prepare for 2024/2025 UTME Exams, this syllabus contains area of concentrations and topics your questions will be asked from.


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What Is JAMB French Syllabus?

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JAMB Syllabus for French is a collection of topics the board expects you to be well grounded in before the exam.

If French is one of the subjects you will sit for in JAMB, then you need this syllabus, these were actually compiled by JAMB, so it is something you can rely on.

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JAMB Syllabus For French

JAMB Syllabus For French
JAMB French Syllabus

JAMB French syllabus is designed to evaluate your ability to:

  • Assess written comprehension in French;
  • Apply the principles governing the structure and use of written French;
  • Identify how French sounds work in speech production;
  • Examine the culture of Francophone West Africa and France in relation (where possible) to home country.

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1. Written Comprehension in French: –

  • Topics of general and emergent interest e.g. love, life, death, politics, marriage, HIV/AIDS, communication, child trafficking, cultism, travel, corruption, money- laundering, etc.

2. Principles Governing the Structure and Use of Written French:


  • Identification of basic form classes:
    • Nouns: simple/compound, Singular/plural, masculine/feminine.
    • Pronouns: personal, impersonal, demonstrative, possessive and relative.
    • Verbs: reflexive and non-reflexive, their moods and tenses.
    • Adjectives: qualifying, possessive, interrogative, demonstrative, indefinite (e.g. nul), numeral (e.g. dix), and ordinal (e.g. dixième.)
    • Adverbs: – common forms
      • with-ment (e.g. lentement)
      • with prĂ©position + noun (e.g. par avion, Ă  cheval, en voiture, par bateau.) – special forms (e.g. bien, vite, mal, mieux, le mieux, pire, le pis, ne…que.)
        – types
        – manner (e.g. debout, facilement.)
        – purpose (e.g. pour + Infinitive, afin de + infinitive.)
        – cause and consequence (e.g. pour+ infinitive perfect, Ă  cause de + noun.)
        – concession (e.g. malgrĂ© +noun.)
        – place (e.g. y, en, ici, lĂ , lĂ -haut, partout.)
        – time (e.g. hier, aujourd’hui, avant-hier, après, demain, la veille, le matin, dans un mois.)
    • PrĂ©positions:
      – simple (e.g. Ă , de, avec, avant, sur, dans.)
      – compound (e.g. Ă  cĂ´tĂ© de, au milieu de.)
    • Conjunctions:
      – of co-ordination (e.g. mais, ou, et, donc, car, cependant, ne…ni.) -of subordination (e.g. afin que, quoique, Ă  condition que, pour que, parce que.)
    • Articles:
       – definite, indefinite and partitive.
  • Assessment of vocabulary span: (words in contemporary contexts – meaning, use, opposites, Synonyms)
  • Importance of word order in:
    • affirmative sentences
    • interrogative sentences
    • imperative sentences
    • passive voice formation
  • Identification and application of basic processes in language structure, e.g.
    • conjugation – in all tenses except l’imparfait du subjonctif, le passĂ© composĂ© du subjonctif, et…le plus-que-parfait dusubjonctif.
    • negation (e.g. ne…pas, ne…plus, ne…rien, nul ne, ne…, ne…personne, personne…ne, aucun….ne, rien ne….etc.)
    • agreement (e.g. les beaux arts, il les a vues les photos.)
    • pluralisation (e.g. as in cheval/chevaux, beau/beaux.)
    • derivation: -from adj, to adv – e.g. lent-lentement, -from adj. to adj. e.g. un – premier, -from adj. to noun – e.g. bon-bontĂ©, riche-richesse etc -from one degree of comparison to another (using plus…que, moins….que, aussi….que e.g. plus grand que.) NB –special forms- (e.g. bon, meilleur, le meilleur, la meilleure, mauvais, pire, le pire.)
  • Use of French in set expressions such as in proverbs, idioms and conventional structures as provided for in common speech acts:
    • (proverbs (e.g. tel père tel fils, petit Ă  petit l’oiseau fait son nid.)
    • idioms (e.g. avoir une faim de loup, crier sur le toit, mourir de peur.)
    • conventional stretches (e.g. enchantĂ©, c’est dommage, c’est formidable, stationnement interdit, etc.)
    • speech acts (e.g. proposer, conseiller, regretter, admirer, espĂ©rer, interroger, reprocher, s’accorder, etc.)

3. Workings of French sounds via:


  • sound discrimination (e.g. tout/tu), (fais/fĂ©e.)
  • letter-sound correspondence (e.g. ai-/e/, eau/o/.)
  • syllabification (e.g. con/tente/ment.)
  • liaison (e.g. trois animaux, des enfants.)
  • sense groups in reading e.g. J’ai mal Ă  la tĂŞte. J’ai mal/pas Ă  la tĂŞte / mais au dos/. Comment vas-tu, Carol?// Comment vas- tu demain?
  • faux amis(e.g.librairie/library, rester/to rest, blesser/to bless.)
  • identification of sounds to determine similarity (e.g. maison/saison, dents/don,fond/ fonde.)

4. Culture and Civilization:

  • Characteristics (aspects, similarities and differences) of the educational system, socio-economic life, political organization and cultural life of Francophone Africa and France, with reference (where possible) to home country i.e. Nigeria.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Questions JAMB Sets In French?

The total number of questions JAMB asked in French is 40, with each question carrying 2.5 marks.

This means if after answering French, you were able to answer 30 questions correctly in JAMB you have been able to secure 75 marks for yourself.

JAMB Recommended Textbooks For French

To make sure your reading is inline with what your should know, JAMB has prepared a list of textbooks that will help you achieve that purpose.

Is JAMB French Syllabus For 2024 Out?

Yes, JAMB syllabus for French is out.

Download JAMB French Syllabus PDF

In Conclusion

It is advisable you go through these topics listed here, as they would help you have a more directed preparation and reading for JAMB French.

This will be all for now, I understand you may have a question or two to ask, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!

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