Auto Electrical Work Waec Syllabus

Below is this years Waec Syllabus for Auto Electrical Work. Note that this syllabus is for both internal and external candidates.

Aims and Objectives

  • 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

Scheme of Examination

There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3, all of which are to be taken. Papers 1 and 2 shall be composite papers to be taken in one sitting.


will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions, all of which are to be answered in 45 minutes for 40 marks.


will consist of six short-structured questions. Candidates will be required to answer any four in 1 hour for 60 marks.


This 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.

Industrial Attachment

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.

Detailed Auto Electrical Work Syllabus


  1. Concept of Battery
  2. Uses of battery
  3. Types, Constructional details and ratings
  4. Charging
  5. Testing and Maintenance


  1. Purpose and components of starting system
  2. Circuit diagram
  3. Types of starter motor
  4. Repair of starter motors


  1. Purpose and components of ignition system
  2. Circuit diagram
  3. Construction and operation of ignition coil
  4. Types of Ignition System
  5. Timing
  6. Faults and repairs


  1. Purpose and components of charging system
  2. Alternator
  3. Circuit diagram
  4. Faults and Repairs


  1. Purpose and Classification of Lighting in a Motor Vehicle
  2. Headlamps
  3. Circuit diagram
  4. Maintenance and repairs


  1. Concept and Components of an system
  2. Constructional details and operation of auxiliary system component
  3. Maintenance and repairs of auxiliary Components


    • Motor Batteries
    • Battery head  moulder set
    • A complete toolbox
    • Polythene hand gloves set
    • Ammeter, voltmeter, multimeter
    • High-rate discharge tester
    • Spanners, hand drilling machine
    • Vice
    • Bench/Table
    • Wire brush, bearing extractor, pulley extractor
    • Feeler gauge, soldering iron and lead
    • Emery cloth, wooden file, aprons
    • The jumper cable, magnetic pick-up
    • Google, plastic trays
    • Hydrometer
    • Tester (Screwdriver type)
    • Battery charger, testing lamp, cable stripper, insulation tape

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