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English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 [Free Download]

This is for UTME Candidates looking for English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023. The Use of English paper is compulsory for all candidates regardless of their prospective course. So, here you will get genuine JAMB English questions and answers for 2023 set. Your duty now is to read through them as many times as possible and get ready to smash your own English paper. Proper revision is one of proven the JAMB secrets for outstanding result.

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023

What are English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 are the past questions of Use of English paper for 2023 UTME, together with their answers.

If you are a candidate preparing to sit for Use of English in the forthcoming JAMB examination, it is very important that you revise with these past questions.

In so doing, you will know what the set before them saw in the JAMB CBT hall. That would give you an idea of what to expect in your own set because JAMB follows the same pattern in setting their questions. More so, revising these questions several times will boost your confidence and guarantee you a very high score.

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 for Your Revision

On this page, we shall show you the real Use of English JAMB Questions and Answers taken by the 2023 candidates.

The correct answers to the questions are also provided alongside.

We are providing these past questions to ensure that you have sufficient materials available for your revision. JAMB is a very serious examination. And we understand the role adequate preparation plays for candidates who get very high score in JAMB.

Of course, you know that JAMB gives you 60 questions in Use of English, to answer within 40 minutes. So it’s important that you prepare very well by reading the content of this page over and over.

In the following sections, you will read the 2023 JAMB Use of English past questions and their answers. You can use the comments section if you still need clarification over some of the questions. We will give you a more detailed explanation.

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 [Numbers 1 – 10]

In each of questions 1-10, fill the gap with the most appropriate option from the list following the gap.

1. Some smugglers have created a road diversion in order to … the new import duty.
A. circumflex        B. circumscribe
C. circumspect     D. circumvent

2. It happened that our dog is male but … are all females.
A. their’s       B. there’s
C. theirs’       D. theirs

3. We can use the telephone; the lines are all….
A. on        B. off
C. up        D. down

4. Ayayi cashed … our boy’s defensive error to score the equalizer.
A. on         B. in with
C. in on     D. in

5. I heard that Italy’s victory at the world cup ….…the radio.
A. in           B. on
C. over       D. from

6. He travels very often as if he does not know that a car runs … Petrol.
A. with        B. by
C. on           D. in

7. We were all delighted when the lady …… a bouncing baby boy.
A. delivered          B. brought forth
C. gave birth to    D. was delivered of

8. Although the problem was simple ……… students were able to solve it.
A. few          B. a few
C. a lot of    D. little

9. Some students … believed they can succeed in exams without working hard.
A. many a times        B. many at time
C. many a time         D. many at times

10. The defendant claimed that he had been … into making a statement.
A. coarced          B. coaxed
C. coarsed          D. coerced

Answers to English Question Number 1 – 10

1.D    2.D    3.A    4.C    5.B
6.C    7.D    8.A    9.C    10.D

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 [Numbers 11 – 20]

In each of questions 11 –  13, choose the word(s) that best complete the meaning in the sentence

11. We watched the woman as she stood up and … herself more comfortably.
A. reseated        C. reseat
B. resat              D. resitted

12. The students……the principal’s appeal for calm and took to the streets.
A. deferred       C. defied
B. differed         D. defined

13. The noise from the record seller’s workshop …on my ears.
A. jeers              B. jars
C. jams              D. jabs

In question 14 – 16, choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s) in italics

14. The Military Governor upheld the decision of his cabinet.
A. Held up        B. Abolished
C. Reversed      D. Maintained

15. Chidi is naturally taciturn.
A. Friendly        D. Lively
B. Cheerful        E. Reserved
C. Dumb

16. James is a disco-addict. He takes his studies rather lightly.
A. Humorously       D. Carefully
B. Gloomily            E. Seriously
C. Tediously

In questions 17 – 19 choose the words or phrases which best fill(s) the gap(s)

17. There’s …. ventilation in this room; that’s why you don’t breathe well.
A. few         C. a few
B. little        D. a little

18. Whenever he puts the light on, someone …. to disturb him.
A. came           C. comes
B. has come    D. would come

19. It … be taken for repair after all; it’s working again.
A. couldn’t       C. mightn’t
B. shouldn’t     D. needn’t

In question 15 choose the word that has the same consonant sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined.

20. Chassis
A. Chip        C. Sharp
B. Cheat      D. Character

Answers to English Question Number 11 – 20

11.A     12.C    13.B     14.E    15.A
16.E     17.B     18.B     19.D    20.C

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 [Numbers 21 – 30]

Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in each of the following sentences.

21. In the match against the Rangers team, the Enyimba boys turned out to be the dark horse.
A. played most brilliantly
B. played below their form
C. won unexpectedly
D. lost as expected

22. He spoke with his heart in his mouth.
A. courageously
B. with such unusual cowardice
C. with a lot of confusion in his speech
D. with fright and agitation

23. The leader in today’s issue of Punch Newspaper focuses on inflation.
A. president      B. headline
C. editorial        D. columnist

24. All his plans fell through.
A. failed
B. were accomplished
C. had to be reviewed
D. were rejected

25. He stared at her.
A. glanced    B. peeped
C. looked      D. gazed

26. As he was a gullible leader, his followers took advantage of him.
A. He was weak and unable to enforce his authority
B. He was partial and unfair in dispensing justice
C. He was simple minded to a fault
D. He was lacking in education and experience in every affairs

27. His summary of the lecture was brief and to the point.
A. careful       B. precise
C. accurate    D. exact

28. Do you have the same aversion as I do for home videos?
A. bitterness       B. dislike
C. criticism         D. indignation

29. I did not think she could be so easily taken in by his pretenses.
A. flattered        B. deceived
C. pregnated     D. overcome

30. The witness was guilty of swearing to a statement he knew to be false.
A. forgery     B. perjury
C. libel          D. slander

Answers to English Question Number 21 – 30

21.C    22.D    23.C    24.A    25.D
26.C    27.B     28.B    29.B    30.B

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 [Numbers 31 – 40]

The following questions are based on the novel The Life Changer. Choose the correct answer from the list of options.

31. Who left the house immediately they won Money?
A. Dr. kabir   B. Gumuzu
C. Natasha    D. Hakimi

32. What did Lawal refer Salim’s online girlfriend as?
A. Gambler        B. Indian princess
C. roger             D. Labaran

33. Who was Tomiwa’s blind date?
A. Gumuzu      B. Natasha
C. Omar          D. Habib.

34. What did Omar score in JAMB?
A.240/100          B 25/300.
C. 230/400.        D. 200/400

35. Which of the following crimes was Talle not guilty of?
A. Killing                 B. Kidnapping
C. Armed robbery  D. Extortion.

36. How much did Dr. Kabir stake?
A. N200,000   B. N50, 000
C. 100,000      C. N300,000

37. What was Habib’s position in politics?
A. speaker of the house.
B. governor
C. senator
D. commissioner

38. Which of the following is not Salma’s room mate?
A. Tomiwa    B. Ngozi
C. Ada          D. Natasha

39. Who sang “The Gambler”?
A. Kenny Rogers  B. Gumuzu
C. Zaki                 D. Kartagi

40. What was the name of the thug sent after Kabir by Labaran?
A. Kartagi       B. Gumuzu
C. Zaki            D. Labaran

Answers to English Question Number 31 – 40

31.A    32.B    33. D    34.C   35.A
36.B    37.A    38.D     39.A   40.C

English JAMB Questions and Answers 2023 [Numbers 41 – 50]

Choose the word/expression which best completes each sentence.

41. The giant hydro-electric project is among the …. of colonial rule in Southern Africa.
A. inheritance    B. remnants
C. legacies         D. evidence

42. During the inaugural address, the president …. the activities of his government for the past eight years.
A. reiterated      B. reviewed
C. restated         D. recited

43. The World Bank team which visited the landlocked country …. a bleak economic future for it.
A. forecast        B. discovered
C. thought of    D. prophesied

44. We traveled all night and arrived …. the Lagos motor park at six o’clock in the morning.
A. by    B. inside    C. in    D. at

45. We ought to stay away from this place …. the robbers come back.
A. provided     B. should in case
C. in case        D. since

46. The principal will be going away on …. In his absence, the vice principal will …. the school.
A. holidays/take over       B. holiday/carry on
C. holidays/care for         D. holiday/look after

47. The new leader has good intentions, but she is unable to ….
A. carry them with him     B. carry them out
C. carry them on               D. carry them well

48. Abuja is not far from here, it is only an ….
A. hour of driving     B. hour’s drive
C. hour by driving    D. hours drive

49. Do you know if the new lecturer …. yet?
A. is arrived        B. will be arriving
C. has arrived     D. had arrived

50. Had he known, he …. away.
A. will go
B. will be going
C. will have gone
D. would have gone

Answers to English Question Number 41 – 50

41.C     42.B    43.A     44.D    45.C
46.D     47.B    48.B     49.C    50.D


So here you have the 60 Use of English JAMB Past Questions for 2023. Read them again and again. Ensure that you get very familiar with each of them such that you can readily recognize them any time. That’s what revision is all about.

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  2. I will like to join the group team

  3. I need explanation on questions 11, 13, 18, 48

  4. the answers aren’t correct not all of them

  5. please is it reliable

  6. Pls is the jamb question really a genuine one because we need to know wat to read and focus on

  7. Desmond okorotie

    Is d jamb question a real one i don’t want to focus on di and then see something else pls

  8. Godspower Legbara

    is the jamb questions and answers 2023 that you post a genuine one, bcoz it’ll be very bad to focus our attention on the questions and see another thing.

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