11 Best Reasons Why You May Fail Your 2020 JAMB & WAEC Exam With Solutions

Once asked myself the same question, After careful observation and proper research, We have finally come up with 11 good reasons why students fail JAMB, WAEC and NECO every year.

If We throw this question to you, you will probably say “They didn’t study enough for JAMB or they didn’t study at all for JAMB”. Well, you are not wrong. However, that may not be completely true too.

It is not all Aspirants that failed UTME that didn’t study, We have seen people that read for JAMB, WAEC, NABTEB, JUPEB, IJMB and NECO but still didn’t perform well.
According to JAMB statistics 2018/2019, only 25% of candidates that sat for the examination scored 200 and above out of the possible 400 marks. You know what this means? It means 3 out of every 4 candidates that sat for UTME 2018 scored less than 200.
Interestingly, some candidates were still able to score very high including the highest score, 364 coming a boy from Zamfara State.

Now, the big question is “Why do so many candidates fail JAMB, WAEC and NECO?”

Without any further delay, We will quickly take you through 11 Good reasons why students fail JAMB, WAEC and NECO.


  1. Bad study habit
  2. Not studying enough
  3. Lack of study plan
  4. Lack of vision
  5. Not reading instructions
  6. Using substandard textbooks
  7. Not keeping track of time
  8. Lack of proper information
  9. Depending on expo
  10. Late Preparation
  11. Lack of prayer

Like We said earlier, “Not everyone that study for JAMB end up performing very well”.
Some people will study for JAMB but still end up performing badly because of their bad study habit.

The fact is, “How you study for JAMB, WAEC and NECO will determine how you will perform in these exams”.


It is one thing to study right, it is another to study enough. The problem is that some students cannot sit down and study for many hours without losing concentration.
Fortunately, We have already written an article to cover that.


How To Study For Many Hours
Without Losing Concentration


Some people don’t even have a study plan. A good study plan helps you to keep track of your progress and cover everything you need to. Below are some tips you need to develop a good study plan. Check the syllabus to see what you need to cover, Draft out a nice Timetable, Devote more time to work to your weaknesses, Create time for other activities


If you don’t know where you are going, how do you even start the journey? Some candidates don’t even have a vision of what they want to score in their upcoming exam. Some will just be like, “We should just pass”.
How do you expect such people to gather as many points as possible?


Read instructions properly before starting any examination. Make sure you understand every single statement.
If not, Mail:Support the attention of the supervisor.
One of the reasons why students fail is because they fail to read instructions given.
Examiners will give you instructions, it is your duty to read and follow them duly.
You can lose mark if you don’t follow instructions.
Some examiners will require you to answer specific number of questions, some will make a particular question COMPULSORY. All these you must follow to avoid stories that touch.


I don’t think there are bad textbooks but I do believe there are substandard ones for every exam. A textbook may be good enough to pass one exam but insufficient to pass another exam.


Some people prepare very well for JAMB, WAEC and NECO, taking note of every point I’ve mentioned so far. However, they still end up performing below their expectation. WHY? They fail to keep track of time!
You still don’t understand what I mean? let me explain it to you.
Imagine a UTME candidate that has been preparing so well for the exam, reading for the examination only to find out that he hasn’t covered half of what he planned to JUST A DAY to the examination! He lost track of time!
We have seen this happen to a lot of candidates and this happens when you fail to start preparing for JAMB early enough.
Some candidates are still asking the question, “What is the best time to start preparing for JAMB?”
YESTERDAY! That’s true, you should have started already.
The second best time is TODAY. If you have not started preparing, you need to start today.
What do I need to cover? How far have I gone? How many more days do We have? How many more topics do We have to copy?


Have you heard of students missing their examination because they got the wrong information about their examination date, venue or time?
If you have not heard this before, We are telling you it happens.
This is very sad and you need to avoid it. Make sure you get the right information about your examination as soon as possible here.
Don’t miss any news or info about your upcoming examination.

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Sadly some students can’t pass WAEC or NECO without expo. This is not because they can’t actually pass on their own but rather because they have made up their mind to depend on expo from fake cheap expo dealers by not subscribing to the right source.
Is there anything like JAMB Expo? JAMB RUNS, JAMB Questions and Answers Definitely YES! But Not every website out there can provide you real JAMB expo!

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Some students wait till the last minutes before starting preparing for exams. This will make their Blood Pressure increase by default as they have little time to cover a lot of topics.
This increases anxiety and make preparing less effective. So, if you want to prepare for an exam effectively, then you need to start very early to avoid stories that touch.


This is my last point but definitely not the least point. Some students believe they can do it all alone without help from their creator.
They end up failing their examination. 😔
I believe you will be able to avoid the mistakes mentioned above and pass your UTME or WASSCE easily. 😊
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