WAEC 2022 Compulsory Subjects For Science, Art, And Commercial Students

2022 WAEC Compulsory Subjects

With changes in the school education system, most WAEC candidates are confused about the WAEC standard compulsory subjects they should choose according to their departments. 

Moreso, a lot of candidates don’t know how to choose their nine subjects correctly.

This article will guide you on the 9 subjects you need to choose for your 2022 WAEC exam according to your department.

WAEC Compulsory Subjects For All Candidates (General)

The general subjects that are compulsory and important for every WAEC candidate are:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Civic Education
  • Economics (optional for some candidates)
  • A Trade Subject

9 Important WAEC Subjects For Science Students

As a science student, your 9 subjects should include all the following:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Biology
  7. Geography
  8. Agricultural Science or Economics
  9. A Trade Subject
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Other Science Subjects Option You Can Choose From

  • Further Mathematics
  • Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa Language
  • Technical Drawing

9 Important WAEC Subjects For Art Students

As an art student, your 9 subjects should include all the following:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Literature in English
  5. Government or History
  6. Religious Studies: CRS or IRS
  7. Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa Language
  8. Economics
  9. A Trade Subject

Other Art Subjects Option You Can Choose From

  • Agricultural Science/Biology
  • Arabic Studies 
  • French
  • Music
  • Commerce

9 Important WAEC Subjects For Commercial Students

As a commercial student, your 9 subjects should include all the following:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics
  5. Accounting
  6. Commerce
  7. Government
  8. Office Practice
  9. A Trade Subject

Other Commercial Subjects You Can Choose From

  • Further Mathematics
  • Book Keeping
  • Agricultural Science or Biology
  • Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa Language

NB: You can choose Data Processing or Computer Studies to complete your 9 subjects in whatever department you are in. Either science, art, or commercial.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many subjects do I need to write in WAEC?

As a candidate, it is a must for you to write 9 subjects in your WAEC exam. You need to choose these subjects carefully during your registration.

What is a trade subject?

Trade Subject means the obligation, curve, or instrument that is the subject of a Trade. Or subjects that are closely related to trade.

Is a trade subject compulsory in WAEC?

According to The West Africa Examinations Council, you must have one trade subject in your WASSCE subjects combination.

What is the list of WAEC trade subjects?

Here is the new list of WAEC 33 new trade subjects:

  1. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  2. Animal Husbandry
  3. Auto Body Repairs and Spray Painting
  4. Auto Electrical Work
  5. Auto Mechanical Work
  6. Automobile Parts Merchandising
  7. Block Laying, Brick Laying, and Concreting Work
  8. Book- Keeping
  9. Carpentry and Joinery
  10. Catering Craft Practice
  11. Cosmetology
  12. Data Processing
  13. Dyeing and Bleaching
  14. Electrical Installation and Maintenance Works
  15. Fisheries
  16. Furniture Making
  17. GSM Phone Maintenance and Repair
  18. Garment Making
  19. Leather Goods Manufacturing and Repairs
  20. Machine Woodworking
  21. Marketing
  22. Mining
  23. Painting and Decorating
  24. Photography
  25. Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
  26. Printing Craft Practice
  27. Radio, Television and Electronic Works
  28. Salesmanship
  29. Stenography
  30. Store Keeping
  31. Tourism
  32. Upholstery
  33. Welding and Fabrication Engineering Craft Practice

NB: You are to choose only one out of these trade subjects. However, you must choose the one you are taught in school because you may write both practical and theory in your exam.

Is Nigerian Language compulsory for a science student?

You might be wondering if the Nigerian language is compulsory for a science student. The answer is no. It is not compulsory for either science or commercial student but compulsory for an art student.

WARNING: Choose only the subjects that are relevant to the course you want to study in the university, polytechnic, or college of education.

Download WAEC past questions and answers PDF file here

Question For You: What course do you want to study at the university?

41 thoughts on “WAEC 2022 Compulsory Subjects For Science, Art, And Commercial Students”

    1. David Kehinde Amoo

      Hi Ayomide, Further Maths is not compulsory for science students. Yes, you can replace Further Maths with Yoruba. However, let your decision based on the course you want to study at the university.

  1. Ooh! You gotta a really big road block there. A c-student not passing marketing. C’mon that’s like the totally easiest subject in high school. The big question is do you have a problem? Yes you have a huge problem there, you better get a solution as fast before time fall out.

  2. Please my son is having problem choosing between Agriculture sc, and Economics. Meanwhile he’s already offering T. D and Further Maths.
    Does he have to still choose between Econs, and Agric. Thank you.

    1. David Kehinde Amoo

      Hi DG, Agricultural Science is a compulsory subject for science students in secondary school. Meanwhile, Economics is not compulsory but it’s somehow important for some Science courses at the university.

    1. For medical lab scientist you will need the following crucial subjects: maths, english, physics, chemistry, biology and sometimes agric & geography. Well it all depend on the kind of medical lab scientist you want to be! Gracias! Adios Amigos!!

  3. Can A Science Student Confuse Computer Studies Like Its Compulsory Subject. Pls My Friends Let Me Know Nah

  4. 1.English
    2.mathematics
    3.civic education
    4.physics
    5.biology
    6.chemistry
    7. Agricultural
    8. Economics
    9.geography

      1. 1.English
        2.mathematics
        3.civic education
        4.physics
        5.biology
        6.chemistry
        7. Agricultural
        8. Economics
        9.geography

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