How To Answer WAEC Questions 2020 And Pass


How To Answer WAEC Questions 2020 And Pass

A dominating number of WAEC candidates don’t know how to answer WAEC questions correctly, they might have correct answers to the questions but the lack of knowledge in answering them can be the cause of failure for such candidate.How To Answer WAEC Questions

So in this article I will discuss how you can answer WAEC question questions which I will put in different categories, we have the Objective part and the essay part in WAEC and I will explain to you in details in how to answer WAEC questions correctly under each of them.



Use pencil to shade answers

Shade your answer very well with pencil, avoid using pen and don’t try to tick it, shade it very well so that the examiner won’t have problem in marking your script.

Don’t Waste Time On One Objective question

If you find it difficult to give answer to a particular question move to another one, it is possible that another question can help you in getting answer to it.

Read The Questions Carefully

You don’t have to rush, read the questions carefully so you will find the correct answer quickly, if you’re not calm, you can choose the wrong answer.

Note “except” and “not”

Be careful with these two words in your objective questions it can truck you into choosing a wrong answer, it is always in WAEC objective.

Answer Objective First.

This is because objective might help you in getting answer to some theory questions, so you need to do that first


In this aspect of WAEC question, you must be very conversant with your writing, spelling and punctuation marks because this aspect deals with writing to answer questions.

How To Answer WAEC Essay Questions Correctly

Select the questions easy for you to answer

You’ve to be careful in this aspect, if you’re not you’ll lose a lot of Mark in your WAEC.

You’ve to select and take note of the questions you’ll give answers to before you jump to answering any question. It will stop you from answering questions you can’t finish.

Do not Write In The Margin

Your mark can be deducted if you with in the margin line

Follow The Instruction

For example, if the essay part has six (6) questions, the instruction can ask you to answer only 3, please don’t “overdo” don’t pick more than three (3) questions.

Don’t beat around the bush

Your answers have to be straight forward, examiners can get angry if you’re just writing answers without any point.

It is better to write short things with good and direct point than to give the lot of answers that fill the page with no point.

Understand The Questions

Sometimes WAEC questions can be confusing, so instead of getting excited that you’ve an answer to the question you must confirm if you really have an answer to it, don’t let Grammar confuse you, you’ve to be calm and understand what the question is really talking about.

Take note of these words

  • LIST
  • List and Explain
  • Differentiate
  • Highlight
  • Aid of a diagram
  • Explain
  • Briefly Explain

You would have come across these terms in your normal school examination, but you might have been answering the questions wrongly, your teacher might not tell you.

Let’s dive into it so you can understand them.


When you’re asked to list something in WAEC question or even in any examination, you must do nothing more than listing, many candidates are not always careful, they would go the extra mile by explaining which is wrong, if you do so it can affect your score.

For example: List 3 means of communication

Your answer should be;

1. Telephone
2. Internet
3. Fax

Don’t try to explain them if you’re not asked to do so.

List and Explain

Nothing much to say on this again, if you’re asked to list and explain in WAEC just list and then explain those things you’ve listed one after the other.


In this aspect you might be asked to differentiate between two things, so you’ve to be careful in this aspect of WAEC question.

It is either you first talk about the first thing in one paragraph and move to the second paragraph to differentiate it will the other.

You can also draw a vertical line putting each terms in each line.


Highlight is just like another version of saying briefly explain, so don’t get confused.

Aide of diagram

How To Answer WAEC Questions 2020 And Pass

In this aspect you don’t need a serious writing all what you’re told to do is to use a diagram to explain.

A diagram can be a pie chart, pictogram or a bar chart, the aid of diagram is common in Biology or Mathematics.


You’ve to give full details of something whenever you’re asked to explain in details and it must contain the main point if what that thing is all about.


You can see the difference between Explain and briefly explain, you should know what brief means, you must go straight to the point, a simple and quick explanation.


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I hope you’ve learned a lot in this article and you now know how to answer WAEC questions correctly and easily, you need to take note of these things it is the cause of failure in WAEC for many candidates.

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