Below is the Auto Parts Merchandising Waec Syllabus 2023. Note that this syllabus is for both Internal and external candidates.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
There will be two papers, Paper 1 and 2, both of which will be composite papers to be taken in a sitting.
PAPER 1: Will consist of forty multiple choice questions, all of which must be taken in 50 minutes for 40 marks.
PAPER 2: Will consist of two sections, Sections A and B. Both sections will last for 2 hours and carry 100 marks.
Section A: Will consist of three questions, including a compulsory one and drawn on the technical part of the syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer two questions, including the compulsory one. The section will carry 40 marks.
Section B: This will consist of four questions based on the merchandising part of the syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer three of the questions for 60 marks.
Detailed Auto Parts Merchandising Waec Syllabus 2023
|TECHNICAL SECTION||(A) AUTOMOBILE PARTS
(B) TOOL, TEST EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
|(1) SAFETY IN AUTO PARTS MERCHANDISING SHOP:
i. Definition of safety.
ii. Safety clothing ( helmet, goggles, hand gloves, nose mask, foot boots, overall dress)
iii. Fire extinguisher: types of extinguishers
iv. Causes and prevention of accidents
(2) ENGINE PARTS:
i. Identification of parts, for example, Piston, Piston rings, Connecting rod, Camshaft, Crankshaft, Valves, Cylinder head and Oil pump.
ii. Sketching of Engine parts as listed above.
iii. Location and function of engine parts.
(3) TRANSMISSION SYSTEM(CLUTCH):
I. Identification of parts of a clutch. – flywheel, clutch plate, pressure plate assembly and release bearing
ii. Functions of the clutch parts.
(4) TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (GEARBOX):
i. Types of gearbox:
(manual – 3, 4 & 5 speeds and automatic transmission)
ii. Functions of gear box.
(5) TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (PROPELLER SHAFT AND REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY):
i. Types of propeller shafts and universal/sliding joints.
ii. Functions of the transmission system parts.
iii. Identification of parts of the axle assembly.
(6) SUSPENSION SYSTEM:
i. Types. (Normal beam and independent suspension system.)
ii. Parts of suspension system-Damper, spring (coil springs, torsion bar, leaf spring)
iii. Functions of the parts.
(7) COOLING SYSTEM:
i. Types.- water and air cooling system
ii. Functions of the cooling system.
iii. Parts of water and air cooling systems. – Radiators, fan blade, fan belt, water pump, water host and thermostat.
(8) STEERING SYSTEM:
i. Types. – Manual and power-assisted steering.)
ii. Parts of steering (steering gearboxes, steering wheel, steering shaft and tie-rod.
iii. Functions of the parts.
(9) BRAKING SYSTEM:
i. Types. (Disc and drum)
ii. Parts. (master cylinder, wheel cylinder, connecting pipe, brake pads, brake shoes/ lining)
iii. Functions of the parts.
(10) LUBRICATION SYSTEM:
i. Parts. ( Oil tank/sump, Oil filter, Oil cooler, Oil seal, Pressure switch and Oil pump & types
ii. Types of lubricant (Oil and grease)
iii. Types of Oil (SAE40, SAE60 and SAE 30/20w)
iv. Quality and use of oil and grease.
(11) ELECTRICAL PARTS:
i. Components (Battery, fuse, electrical control unit/brain box, alternator, ignition, coil, bulb, and cut-out)
ii. Identification of the components.
iii. Functions of the component.
(12) WHEELS AND TYRES:
i. Type of wheel (Spoke wheel, alloyed wheel and pressed steel wheel)
ii. Types of Tyres (tube and tubeless)
iii. Size of wheel and tyre.
iv. Functions of wheel and tyre.
(1) TYPES OF TOOLS AND THEIR USES:
i. General tools (Spanner, harmer, mallet, Allen key, screwdriver, and plier)
ii. Special tools (Extractors, pullers, Sledgehammer, and lifters)
iii. Differences between general and special tools
(2) CARE OF TOOLS
i. Ways/means of caring for tools e.g.(greasing, cleaning and packing,)
ii. Effects of improper tool care
(3) TEST EQUIPMENT
i. Types (Spark plug cleaner, engine analyzer, dwell angle tester, Exhaust gas analyzer, and vacuum tester)
ii. Functions of different types of test equipment.
(4) MAINTENANCE OF TEST EQUIPMENT
i. Knowledge of starting and stopping the equipment.
ii. Importance/Uses of manufacturers’ manual.
iii. Care of accessories.
iv. Types ( steering cover, car radio, wheel cover, seat cover and car cover)
|2.||MERCHANDISING SECTION||(A) STORAGE, CATALOGUING AND VISUAL PRESENTATION
ii. Process and ways of storing parts
iii. Reasons for proper storing of parts
iii. Process of locating Auto parts using a Catalogue.
(3) RE-ORDER QUANTITY
ii. Importance/Advantage of re-order quantity.
iii. The process of re-ordering auto-parts quantity /Stock
iv. Principles of maintaining parts/stock level and its importance.
v. Calculations (Re-order level, FIFO and LIFO)
(4) VISUAL PRESENTATION:
i. Methods of items presentation /grouping/arrangement of parts (by branding and manufacturers/models
ii. Advantages of item presentation.
ii. Types (Daily, Periodic and Annual)
iii. Procedure for inventory taking (use of bin card)
(6) PRODUCT SOURCING:
ii. Ways of sourcing products
|(B) SALES, INVOICING, FORECASTING, RECORD KEEPING FUNDRAISING, MARKET ANALYSIS, ADVERTISING, VALUE PRICING AND CUSTOMER SERVICES.||(1) SALES:
ii. Types ( Cash, Credit/ deferred sales)
iii. Method of selling (Personal, door-to-door, trade fairs, open markets, unit shops.
iv. Explanation and procedure for sales calls
ii. Needs/Reasons for forecasting.
iii. Advantages of forecasting.
(4) RECORD KEEPING:
i. Types of records. (sale journal, a purchases journal, sales ledger, purchase ledger, invoice, receipt and cash book.)
ii. Process of keeping the records
iii. Uses of various records.
(5) FUND RAISING(SOURCE OF FINANCE):
I. Definition of fundraising.
ii. Types of funds.
iii. Source/ways of raising funds.
iv. The process/procedure of raising funds.
(6) MARKET ANALYSIS:
i. Definition of the market.
ii. Definition of market analysis.
iii. Definition of the market segment.
iv. Explanation of Market segmentation.
v. Procedure and basis for Market Segmentation.
(7) VALUE PRICING:
iii. Media of advertising.
(9) CUSTOMER SERVICE:
iv. Handling of customers’ complaints
|( C ) WARRANTY/ GUARANTY AND REGULATORY BODIES.||(1) WARRANTY/ GUARANTY:
iii. Procedure for claiming warranty/guaranty right
iv. Process to lose warranty right
(2) REGULATORY BODIES:
i. Reason for regulation.
ii. Quality control (Definition and types)
iii. Ways to improve quality.
iv. Examples of Regulatory Body. (Standard Organization of Nigeria- SON, Consumer Protection Board and Society of Automobile Engineers – SAE)
|(D) ENTREPRENUERSHIP||(1) INTRODUCTION TO AUTO PARTS MERCHANDISING:
i. Definition of merchandising.
ii. Explanation of Auto parts merchandising.
(2) PERSONAL QUALITIES OF A MERCHANDISER:
i. Qualities of an auto parts seller.
(3) ETHICAL BUSINESS BEHAVIOUR:
iii. Explanation of behaviour expected of an Auto part seller.
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- Motor Vehicle Technology and Practical Work. By Dolan, D. A.
- Principles of Marketing. By Philip Kotler.
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