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The aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Arabic is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

1. answer comprehension question correctly in standard Arabic;
2. translate simple texts from English to Arabic and vice versa;
3. apply the rules of Arabic grammar functionally;
4. see simply Arabic comprehension
5. appreciate Arabic literary texts within the contexts of their environment and eras;
6. use Arabic as a living world language in communication where necessary.

SECTION A: COMPREHENSION
It consists of two passages of seventy (70) words each. Five multiple-choice questions are to be set on each passage. The contents should be within the experience of the candidates e.g. current affairs, sports, education, politics, economy, health, culture and ethic. The themes of the two passages should vary.

SECTION B: TRANSLATION
This section consists of ten (10) questions. Five of them are on translation from English into Arabic while the other five are on translation from Arabic into English.

Translation into English includes key words and phrases in a sentence. Translated questions are to be based on standard Arabic and English usages.

SECTION C: GRAMMAR
Major grammatical features in Arabic to be examine include:
. ا و ةر ا ء أ .1
1. Demonstrative and relative pronouns.
. ا و ا .2
2. Gender (Masculine and Femine).
. ا ت .3
3. Characteristics of noun.
. ا .4
4. Dual.

5. Plurals:

:ع ا .5

. ا ا ! – أ
a. sound masculine plural
ا #$% ا ! – ب
b. sound femine plural
c. broken plural

6. Construct phrases.
‘ () ا ! – ج

.*’ إ ف – ا و ف – ا .6

./) ا و ./0 ا 1 – ا .7
7. Separable and inseparable pronouns.

8. Appendants:

: 2ا ) ا .8

a. adjectives.
b. conjunction.
c. the permutative.

9. Prepositions.
10. The perfect verb.
11. The imperfect verb:
a. the indicative.
b. the subjunctive.
c. the jussive.

12. The imperative verb.
13. The modifiers:

.34 ا – أ
.564 ا – ب
.7′ ) ا – ج

ا فو .9

8 ا 940 ا .10

:عر – ا 940 ا .11

ع : ا – أ ب / ا – ب
7′ ) ا – ج

. ;ا 940 ا .12

: ا ا .13

=>ا أ و ن – أ

a. Kana and its associates
=>ا أ و نإ – ب
b. Inna and its associates
=>ا أ و ?ظ – ج
c. Zanna and its associates
.7AB ا و د ا D ا 940 ا .14
14. Original trilateral and derived verbs
15. Derivatives:

:ت ا .15

. ا ا – أ
15. Derivatives:

:ت ا .15

. ا ا – أ
a. the comparative/superlative.
. ا ا – ب
b. nouns of instrument.
.ن ا و ن ا ا – ج
c. nouns of time and place.
. ا ا – د
d. relative adjectives.

16. Conditional sentences.

17. Numerals (1 – 3000).

( 3000 – 1) د”# ا .17

18. Active and passive voice.

19. Objects:

a. direct object.

b. absolute object.

c. adverb of reason.

. $ ا %& ‘ و $ ا .18

:ت()# ا .19

.*+ ل)# ا – أ

.- . ا ل)# ا – ب

.* /0 ل)# ا – ج

xviii. identify the types of derivatives;

xix. detect them in sentence;
xx. use them in sentences;
xxi. apply them in spoken and written Arabic;
xxii. construct conditional sentences;
xxiii. differentiate them from normal sentences;
xxiv. identify the intricacies involved in the use of numerals in Arabic;
xxv. recognize and count Arabic numerals from 1 –
.(ف 3 ا) * 1 ل)# ا – د
d. adverbs of place and time.

SECTION D: COMPOSITION
This section consists of five (5) questions on subjects relating to the lives and environment of the candidates, e.g. education, culture, health, politics, economy, sports and current affairs.

SECTION E: ARABIC LITERATURE
This section consists of ten (10) questions on notable literary figures and their works cutting across the various periods which include the following:
.(م610 – 500 7 ا)8) 4 ھ ! ا 6# ا – أ
a) The Pre-Islamic Period (500 – 610 C.E.).
“ت ش $ < ” * .: و ة”$ <+ => –
. @ ا 71 ا *A” 6> و 7 7+أ <+ ھز –

.(م1798 – 610) ا ا – ب
b) The Islamic Period (610 – 1798 C.E.).
.” ا و ا ” و ا –
.ة ھ & أ ا ! و ” ا ج ا –

.(م ا إ م1798) ‘ ( ا ا – ج
c) The Modern Period (1978 to date).
.”* ا” تا ا ,و ط .”/ ا –
.”3 ا و 4. 5 ا” 0 و 1 2أ –

. & 8إ ب 7 بدأ – د
d) West African Literature in Arabic.
.”ر و >و” :ت ر ا :0 , و ىد 8 ﷲ = –
.” “@أ *7ر ذ أ” ( 2 ? ) دأ / ا = د ? –

UTME CBT Practice Tests – Arabic – Coming SOON!


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