Are you in search of NECO English questions and answers or maybe you are thinking about how you can pass your NECO English Examination? If YES, then you don’t have to worry anymore.

NECO (National Examination Council) is an examination body that is in charge and has the authority to conduct the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and General Certificate in Education every year.

Below are some of the questions and answers you should expect in the forthcoming NECO examination that will hold between June/July and December/ January.

Find some of the past NECO English examination questions and answers for free – Below.



1. Which of the following skills are required of students when the lesson is going on in the class?

  1. Reading and writing
  2. Writing and speaking
  3. Listening and writing
  4. Speaking and listening
  5. Talking and distracting

Answer: C (Listening and writing)

2. Who is the subject in this sentence, the teacher speaks fast___?

  1. The
  2. Teacher
  3. Speaks
  4. Fast
  5. None

Answer: B (Teacher)


3. Verbs that help other verbs to form different tenses are known as_____?

  1. Auxiliary verbs
  2. Finite verbs
  3. Infinite verbs
  4. Transitive verbs
  5. Intransitive verbs

 Answer: A (Auxiliary Verbs)

4. “Ugo is very beautiful”… Which of this is true about this sentence__?

  1. “Very modifies the adjective beautiful”
  2. “The sentence is incomplete”
  3. “Ugo is the object in the sentence”
  4. “The sentence has no adjective”
  5. “Very modifies the verb beautiful”

Answer: A (“Very modifies the adjective beautiful”)

5. A prefix comes_____?

  1. At the center of the main word.
  2. After the main word
  3. In the middle of the main word
  4. Before the main word

Answer: D (Before the main word)

6. Two West African countries that use the English Language as their official Language are ____and___?

  1. Gabon and Ghana
  2. Nigeria and Ghana
  3. Cameroon and Nigeria
  4. Sierra Leone and Niger republic
  5. South Africa and Cameroon

Answer: B (Nigeria and Ghana)

7. A group of letters that appears at the end of a word that changes the meaning of the word is_____?

  1. Prefix
  2. Infix
  3. Affix
  4. Suffix
  5. Homophone

Answer: D (Suffix)

8. Either John or Mike _____ 8 years old

  1. are
  2. were
  3. is
  4. aren’t

Answer: C (is)

9. Samson is my ______ brother

  1. Senior
  2. Elder
  3. Big
  4. Junior

Answer: B (Elder)

10. It _____ the best idea to pay for those tickets by credit card. It was too risky?

  1. may not have been
  2. may not be
  3. might not be
  4. must not have been

11. They _____ in the basement for three months?

  1. were made sleeping
  2. were made sleep
  3. were made to sleep
  4. made to sleep

ANSWER: C (Were made to sleep)

12. We’ll never know what might have happened _____ the email earlier?

  1. if he sent
  2. had he sent
  3. if he has sent
  4. did he sent

13. If success _____, we need to prepare ourselves for every possible scenario?

  1. is to be achieved
  2. is achieved
  3. will be achieved
  4. is due to achieve

ANSWER: A (is to be achieved)

14. ______ gifts to the judges?

  1. It’s not allowed offering
  2. It’s not permitted to offer
  3. It’s not permitted offering
  4. It’s not allowed to offer

ANSWER: B (It’s not permitted to offer)

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

  1. Most African countries face poverty while few enjoy ………………
    A.  influence
    B.  money
    C.  affluence
    D.  power.
  2. Last year our farmers cultivated more crops than they……………
    A.  destroyed
    B.  uprooted
    C.  harvested
    D.  yielded

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.

  1. There would have been a riot in our school but for the timely ……….. of our staff.
    A.  intervention
    B.  interruption
    C.  interference
    D.  invasion.
  2.  The armed robbers …every room in the bank to look for money.
    A.   explored
    B.  ransacked
    C.  raked
    D.  swept.

After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations is given.   Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

  1.  Ade is too clever by half. This means that Ade is
    A.  far cleverer than others
    B.  actually very stupid in his behaviour
    C.  annoyingly clever
    D.  behaving to be clever but is not.
  2. Ameh is really being economical with the truth. This means that Ameh
    A.  is being praised for being honest
    B.  does not know enough
    C.  knows more than he is prepared to say
    D.  is not telling the truth.

From the words lettered A to D below each of the following sentences, chose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word as it is used in the sentence.

  1. By failing to attend the interview, Idoko has lost a golden opportunity.
    A.  blessed
    B.  bright
    C.  good
    D.  delightful.
  2. I hope the principal would be gracious enough to forgive us.
    A.  cordial
    B.  polite
    C.  merciful
    D.  gentle.

From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

  1. A good citizen abides …..  the rules of the land.
    A.  with
    B.  in
    C.  at
    D.  by
  2. Since his swearing in, the governor ………..  his hometown.
    A.  had not been visiting
    B.  has not visited
    C.  did not visit
    D.  had not visited.

In each of the following questions, the main /primary stress is indicated by writing the syllable on which it occurs in capital letters. From the words lettered A to D, choose the one that has the correct stress.

3. acrimony
A. A-cri-mo-ny
B. a-CRI-mo-ny
C. a-cri-MO-ny
D. a-cri-mo-NY.

4. Information
A. inforMAtion
B. INformation
C. inFORmation
D. InformaTION.

NOTE: Make sure you know how to write formal and informal letters properly.

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