NECO Compulsory Nine Science Subjects for Students in 2024 and 2025

With changes in the school education system, most NECO 2024/2025 candidates are confused about the 2024/2025 NECO standard compulsorysubjects, they should choose according to their departments.


More so, a lot of candidates don’t know how to choose their nine subjects


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This article will guide you on the 9 subjects you need to choose for your 2024 NECO exam according to your department.


9 Important 2024/2025 NECO 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


Other NECO 2024 Science Subjects You Can Choose From

  1. Further Mathematics
  2. Technical Drawing
  3. Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa Language


2024 NECO Compulsory Subjects For All Candidates (General)

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

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics (optional for some candidates)
  5. Trade Subject

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.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How Many Subjects Do I Need To Write In NECO 2024/2025?

As a candidate, it is a must for you to write 9 subjects in your NECO 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 NECO?

According to The National Examinations Council (NECO), you must have one trade subject in your NECO subjects combination.


What is the list of NECO 2024/2025 trade subjects?

Here is the new list of 2024/2025 NECO 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 art students.



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

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


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