WAEC Syllabus for Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs

WAEC Syllabus for Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs. WAEC Syllabus for Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs is available for all candidates who want 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 Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs 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 to be covered in preparation for the exams. In the WAEC Syllabus for Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs, you will also see the format of how the WAEC Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs questions will be presentedJamb form 

There are 2 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 is Objective and paper 2 contains essay questions. Where paper one (1) carries 45 minutes for 40 marks. ; Paper two (2) carries 1 ¾ hours for 100 marks.

WAEC Syllabus for Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs

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. WAEC Syllabus for Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs

See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Gsm Phones Maintenance And Repairs Syllabus below.


This syllabus is designed to assess candidates’ basic skills of maintenance of mobile phones, in terms of knowledge and competence in fault finding and systematic repairs. It also assesses candidates’ knowledge of setting up and managing a mobile phone maintenance and repair enterprise. Waec Result


The aims and objectives of the syllabus are to test candidates’ knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Basic concept and terminologies
  2. Tracing, testing, trouble shooting, maintenance and repairs of mobile phones
  3. Analyzing mobile phones PCB circuits
  4. Different fault finding techniques
  5. Using internet resources, data manuals, service manuals and trouble-shooting manuals
  6. General safety precaution in mobile phones repair and maintenance
  7. The requirement for setting up and successfully running a mobile phone maintenance and repair business


There will be two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The papers shall be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:  Will consist of 40 multiple choice objective questions to be answered in 45 minutes.  The paper will carry 40 marks.

PAPER 2:   Will consist of two sections, Sections A and B both lasting 1 ¾ hours and carrying a total of 100 marks.

Section A will comprise twelve essay questions. Candidates will be required to answer any ten of them in 55 minutes for a total of 60 marks.

Section B will comprise two questions on test of practical work for candidates to answer all in 50 minutes for 40 marks.




1.      Mobile phones acronyms and terminologies





2.      Mobile phone bands and their uses


3.      Types of mobile phones


4.      Phone accessories and their functions




5.      Types of menus and sub-menus



6.      Service providers and their  codes



1.      Introduction to computer




2.      Introduction to internet



3.      Browsing the web Npower Recruitment




1.      Structure of mobile phones



2.      Hardware components




3.      Software components




1    Electronic components in mobile       phones

2    Preventive maintenance

3    Corrective maintenance



4    Common tools and equipment for hardware and software repairs.







5     Safety in mobile phone workshop




6      Common hardware problems



7      Common software problems





1.      Basic trouble-shooting Dollar to Naira Rate












2.      Tracing and fault finding in hardware











3.      Fault finding in software










1.      Setting up a mobile phone work shop


2.      Facilities/equipment for mobile phone workshop.

3.      Managing a mobile phone business






Definition of mobile phones and its terminologies

Terminologies should include GSM, CDMA, mobile phones/cell phones/user equipment, MMS, SMS, call barring, call forwarding, BSI, DCT, FPS etc.

Band—single, double, tri and quad bands and their uses.

Mobiles phone types—straight, flip, slides etc. and their special maintenance needs.

All phone accessories including; headsets/hands free, earpiece, external Bluetooth, batteries, chargers, cables etc. and their functions.

Menus and sub-menus including; phone book, message, call, settings, applications etc. and their functions

Major voice service providers and their service codes.



Definition, identification and functions of various computer hardware (monitor, CPU, keyboard etc.) and software (operating and application) components.

Web access platform Including;  WAP/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi/3G etc.


Browsing activities like downloading, uploading etc.





Basic block diagram (power unit, memory unit and radio unit) and functions of each block.

Identification, description and functions of various hardware components including CPU, SIM socket, earpiece, keypad, buzzer, vibrator etc.

Various software components both operating and application software.




Resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, IC, e.t.c.

Definitions, functions, reason, advantages and procedures (cleaning, soldering, de-soldering, re-balling etc.) of preventive and corrective maintenance

Identify common tools and equipment for hardware repairs such as; star, Allen key, lead,  precision set, multi-meter, oscilloscope, computer set soldering iron and sucker etc. and their uses.

Identify common software tools for repair such as; unlocking software, flashing software firmware installation etc.

List safety rules and regulations. Safe use of maintenance tools. Basic safety facilities in the mobile phone workshop (first aid box, fire extinguishers etc.)

Identification of hardware problems such as damaged screen, charging ports, mouthpiece, earpiece, keyboard etc.

Identification of software problems such as; ‘contact service provider’, ‘phone lock code’, ‘invalid SIM’, ‘SIM card rejected’ etc.



Dissembling and assembling, testing and trouble shooting of component such as displays, speakers, vibrators, ringers, charging ports, charging jacks, batteries, keypads, panels etc.

Trouble shooting/fault finding using relevant mobile phone menus.

Identification of mobile phone ICs and electronic components.

Reading of PCB circuit layout and schematic diagrams.


Identification of faulty components (using visuals, continuity test, open circuit, short circuit etc.)

Test voltages on PCB (voltage levels at various points and voltage specification of IC pins)

Trouble-shooting techniques—metering methods, signal tracing/injection, component testing, visual inspections etc.

Trouble shooting Surface Mount Devices (SMD)/ Ball Grid Array (BGA) etc.


Use of software codes for faults finding. Fault find related to software (SIM locked, SIM rejected, hanging problem, restart problem etc.)

Flashing of mobile phones—flashing devices, flashing software and their uses

Phone lock/security unlocking/resetting counters




Capital, personnel and factors that determining choice of location

Identify appropriate facilities/equipment for a mobile phone workshop.

Risk analyses, costing, return on investment etc.



Candidates are required to spend a minimum cumulative total of eight weeks of apprenticeship in an accredited repair and maintenance centre.Dollar to Naira Rate








1 Scrap mobile phone/Mobile phone parts 10
2 Mobile phone manuals 10
3 Mobile phone 50
4 Chat of service codes 1
5 Phones accessories (various types) 25
6 Data cable (various types) 25
7 Oscilloscope 2
8 Multi-meter(Analog/digital) 10
9. Brush 25
10 Soldering iron 10
11. Safety chart 1
12. Hammer 25
13. Spanner(various types) 25
14. Tweezer 10
15. PCB Board holder 25
16. Cutter Naira to Pounds 25
17. Magnifying desk lamp 10
18. Ultrasonic cleaner Jamb Result 1
19. Re-balling kits (Chat) 05
20. Flashing and unlocking devices 02
21. Cables and wires Assorted
22. DC Regulated power supply 02

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