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Expected Topics And Strategies To Questions In JAMB Physics

From my experience as a tutor and lecturer of physics, I know that there are some repeated topics in physics that JAMB can’t do without bringing out questions.

So, if you want to pass physics in JAMB and score above 60, you must master these topics and make sure you solve all possible questions on them.

I know that writing physics in the exam isn’t as easy as other subjects, but early preparation can help you build the muscle to score high in it.

Read: Solutions to some JAMB physics past questions

Expected Topics

  1. Electric field
  2. Expansivity questions
  3. Direct current (D.C)
  4. Work energy and power
  5. Nuclear physics
  6. Gas law
  7. Current of electricity
  8. Alternating current
  9. Magnetic field and E.M induction
  10. Questions and answers of Machine and light waves
  11. Heat energy
  12. Capacitance of a capacitor
  13. Gravitational field
  14. Stationary waves and Diffraction
  15. Wave motion
  16. moment of a force
  17. Kinematics and deformation of solid
  18. Measurement
  19. Dynamics
  20. Friction
  21. Dimension Analysis
  22. Fundamental and Derived quantities
  23. Scalar and Vector quantities

Questions to be expected

The questions below are extracted from JAMB past questions and it is intended to give you an idea of some UTME physics questions that do come out. If you checked 5 – 6 years past questions, you might notice some questions do appear repeatedly.

  • Example of vector quantity – velocity, acceleration, moment, displacement, force, electric field intensity, magnetic flux
  • Examples of scalar quantity – work, time, mass, distance, energy, pressure, speed, temperature
  • The resultant of two forces acting on an object is maximum if the angle between them is – 0o
  • The terrestrial telescope has one extra lens more than the astronomical telescope. The extra lens is for -erection of the image
  • What is the angle of dip at the magnetic equator? – 0o
  • At resonance, the phase angle in an a.c. circuit  is – 0o
  • The process of energy production in the sun is – Nuclear fusion
  • A transistor functions mainly as a – switch and amplifier
  • Energy losses through eddy currents are reduced by using – insulated soft iron wires
  • The effect of a particle in a fluid attaining its terminal velocity is that the – weight is equal to the retarding force
  • Water is a poor thermometric liquid because it – wet glass
  • To produce an enlarged and erect image with a concave mirror, the object must be positioned – between the principal focus and the pole
  • The phenomenon that makes sound persist when its source has been removed is known as – reverberation
  • The colours seen in soap bubbles are due to – dispersion
  • The electromagnetic wave that can produce a heating effect on the environment is – infra-red
  • Pure silicon can be converted to a p-type material by adding a controlled amount of – trivalent atoms
  • The particle that is responsible for nuclear fission in a nuclear reactor is – neutron
  • The carbon-granule microphone works on the principle of change in – resistance
  • The phenomenon whereby the water droplets in the atmosphere combine with dust particles in the air to reduce visibility is – fog
  • In a semi-conductor junction diode, as the depletion or barrier layer is forward biased, the layer – narrows
  • As the pressure of a fluid increases, its viscosity – increases
  • To change a d.c dynamo to a.c dynamo – commutator should be replaced with slip rings
  • Transverse waves can be distinguished from longitudinal waves using the characteristic of – polarization
  • The North pole of a magnet can never be separated from the South pole because of a property known as – magnetic dipole
  • The charge carriers in gases are – electrons and ions
  • The ray which causes gas molecules to glow is known as – cathode ray
  • Lenz’s law is a law of the conservation of – Energy
  • The phenomenon of light bending round an obstacle is – diffraction
  • The instrument that measures both a.c. and d.c. is – moving iron ammeter
  • What is the leat possible error in using a rule graduated in centimeters? – 0.5 cm

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  • The object moves with uniform speed round a circle. Its acceleration has – constant magnitude and varying direction
  • The motion of a moving skin of a talking drum can rightly be described as – oscillatory
  • Isotopes are nuclei which has? – the same atomic number but different mass number
  • The net charge on the atom is zero because – the neutrons form shield around the charged protons
  • Gases conduct electricity under – low pressure and high voltage
  • For resonance to occur in a.c circuit containing a resistor, capacitor and inductor – when the frequency source is such that the reactance of the capacitor is equal to the inductive reactance
  • In a purely inductive circuit, the current – lags behind the voltage in phase by 90 degree
  • The principle of operation of an induction coil is based on – Faraday’s law
  • A dynamo primarily converts – mechanical energy into electrical energy
  • To convert a milliameter to an ammeter – a low resistance in series is required
  • In order to convert a galvanometer into an ammeter – a low resistance shunt is connected in parallel
  • If two parallel conductors carry currents flowing in the same direction, the conductors will – attract each other
  • A calibrated potentiometer is used to measure the emf of a cell because the – potentiometer takes no current from the cell
  • The resistance of an open series circuit is – infinite
  • When white light is dispersed by a spectrometer, the component having the shortest wavelength is – violet
  • In photo-emission, the number of photoelectrons ejected per second depends on the – Intensity of the beam
  • The particle nature of light is demonstrated by the – photoelectric effect
  • Capacitors are used in the induction coil to – prevent electric sparks

I hope that I have been able to help you get topics that are likely to come out in JAMB Physics through the UTME Physics past questions. These topics and questions will help you when you are preparing to write your.

I wish you the best. If you have any questions, you can leave a comment below.

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Bolarinwa Olajire

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