WAEC Syllabus for Auto Electrical Work. WAEC Syllabus for Auto Electrical Work is available for all candidates who wants to participate in the examination. The West African examination council (WAEC) has officially introduced a syllabus that will guide all the WAEC candidates who wish to write the WAEC examination this year. For a very successful WAEC Auto Electrical Work examination for this year, you need to check out the available areas of concentration. It has been divided into sections with chapters, followed by the topics covered. Inside the below WAEC Auto Electrical Work syllabus, you will also see the format of how the WAEC Auto Electrical Work questions will look like. Jamb form
There are always 3 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 to 3 contains multiple essay questions. Where paper one (1) c45 minutes for 40 marks; paper two (2) carries 1 hour for 60 marks.; while paper three (3) carries 2 hours duration for 90 marks.
This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination.
See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Auto Electrical Work Syllabus below.
This examination syllabus has been evolved from the Senior Secondary School Trade Curriculum. The examination syllabus does not replace the curriculum.
The syllabus has been arranged to subsume six themes: battery, starting, ignition, charging, lighting and auxiliary systems.
The objective of the syllabus is to test candidates’ knowledge, skills and attitude in the field of Auto Electrical Works. Specifically, candidates are to:
- understand the concepts in auto electrical works;
- use tools and equipment to carry out maintenance and repair on motor vehicles;
- understand the safety practices and observe them in the work environment.
There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3, all of which are to be taken. Papers 1 and 2 shall be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.
PAPER 1: will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to be answered in 45 minutes for 40 marks.
PAPER 2: will consist of six short-structured questions. Candidates will be required to answer any four in 1 hour for 60 marks.
PAPER 3: will be a practical test of 2 hours duration. It will consist of three skill-based questions out of which candidates will answer two for 90 marks.
A list of materials for the test shall be made available to schools not less than two weeks before the paper is taken for materials procurement and relevant preparations.
Alternative to Practical Test:
Alternatively, in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot be acquired, the Council may consider testing theoretically, candidates’ level of acquisition of the practical skills prescribed in the syllabus. For this alternative test, there will be two compulsory essay questions to be answered in 2 hours for 100 marks.
This should be done by the candidates during the long vacation between their SS II and SS III course. It will be supervised and assessed by their subject teachers. It will carry 10 marks.
1.1 Concept of battery
1.2 Uses of battery
1.3 Types, Constructional details and ratings
1.5 Testing and Maintenance
2. STARTING SYSTEM
2.1 Purpose and components of starting system
2.2 Circuit diagram
2.3 Types of starter motor
2.4 Repair of starter motors
3. IGNITION SYSTEM
3.1 Purpose and components of ignition system
3.2 Circuit diagram
3.3 Construction and operation of ignition coil
3.4 Types of Ignition System
3.6 Faults and repairs
4. CHARGING SYSTEM
4.1 Purpose and components of charging system
4.3 Circuit diagram
4.4 Faults and repairs
5. LIGHTING SYSTEM
5.1 Purpose and classification of lighting in a motor
5.2 Head lamps
5.3 Circuit diagram
5.4 Maintenance and repairs
6. AUXILIARY SYSTEM
6.1 Concept and components of auxiliary system
6.2 Constructional details and operation of
auxiliary system component
6.3 Maintenance and repairs of auxiliary
Definition, distinction between motor vehicle battery and other batteries
Treatment should include vehicle battery assembly and as power source in soldering
Lead-acid and Nickel-alkaline types
Battery cleaning and connection
State of charge
Treatment should include electrolyte testing
Specific gravity test of electrolyte
Cell voltage and polarity tests
Tools and equipment
Treatment should include electrolyte topping up, hydrometer reading and interpretation, over-charging symptoms and idle-battery safe-keeping hint
Treatment should include battery, flywheel, starter
motor, switch and solenoid
Drawing and reading of circuit diagram
Treatment should include the location of the
components and their sequential arrangement in a
Axial and Inertia.
Treatment should include pinion engagements
Dismantling and assembling
Bushing and brush replacement
Trouble shooting and rectification
Treatment should include armature servicing,
diagnosis and repairs/restoration
Ignition system assembly
Treatment should include circuit cables, ignition
switch, battery, coil, distributor, capacitor, high
tension leads and sparking plugs
Drawing and reading of circuit diagram
Treatment should include line diagram and
Treatment should include the internal construction
of the coil
Conventional contact breaker and electronic
Concept and timing faults such as retarded ignition and over-advanced ignition.
Back firing etc.
Emphasize the use of multimeter, scanner, test
Charging system assembly as a sub-system in a
Treatment should include switch, battery, cables,
alternators, voltage regulators.
Conversion of a.c. to d.c.(rectification)
Function of each part of an alternator
Drawing and reading of circuit diagram
Treatment should include graphical and pictorial
representation, need for diagrammatic
representation and how to remove and fix the
charging system units
Brush and Bearing replacement
Diode testing, repair and replacement
Treatment should include bearing seizure, charging
Obligatory and non-obligatory lights
Setting of head lamps
Classification, drawing and reading of circuit
Treatment should include tools, equipment and
procedures for repairing faults such as broken
headlamp lens, bulb failure, non-aligned
headlamps, open and short circuits etc.
Definition, uses and units
Treatment should include needs for auxiliary
Treatment should include water temperature gauge,
oil pressure gauge, fuel gauge, horn relay, wiper
switch, screen watcher pump, indicator and door switch
Treatment should include tools and equipment and
Procedures for repairs of faults such as the failure
of horn, screen wiper, oil pressure gauge, fuel
LIST OF FACILITIES AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS REQUIRED:
- Motor batteries
- Battery head moulder set
- A complete tool box
- Polythene hand gloves sets
- Ammeter, voltmeter, multimeter
- High rate discharge tester
- Spanners, hand drilling machine
- Wire brush, bearing extractor, pulley extractor
- Feeler gauge, soldering iron and lead
- Emery cloth, wooden file, aprons
- Jumper cable, magnetic pick-up
- Googles, plastic trays
- Tester (Screw driver type)
- Battery charger, testing lamp, cable stripper, insulation tap
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