NECO English Past Questions and Answer PDF Download

NECO English Past Questions and Answer PDF Download| This is to inform those who are writing English in the National Examination Council Examination that the past question is available for download in PDF format and this article would provide a preview of what the questions would look like. This past question can also be used by those who are writing the NECO GCE examination.

The NECO examination past questions would help candidates because most questions are repeated and the point of providing these questions is to help candidates get a preview of what the examination looks like so anyone writing English should practice the questions outlined below thoroughly.

NECO English Past Questions and Answers

The questions are divided into three sections and one section is essay writing and comprehension while the other two parts are objectives. Candidates are advised to get the full copy of these past questions because we would not write the comprehension in this article.

Instruction: Choose from the options lettered A to E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or expression in italics

1.The headmaster took a cursory look at the letter
a. brief b. casual c. concise d. hasty e. thorough

2.The accused has been convicted of fraud
a. acquitted of b. condemned of c. discharged from d. murdered for e. sentenced for

3.She became active after the surgical operation
a. alive b. broken c. dead d. lively e. quiescent

4.The incessant strike by the staff has crippled the organization
a. ceaseless b. constant c. continual d. periodic e. uninterrupted

5.She is such a diligent worker
a. brilliant b. busy c. careless d. graceful e. serious

6. She later regretted having made such a rash decision
a. deliberate b. headlong c. precipitous d. reckless e. stupid

7.The inmates’ health condition was awful
a. appalling b. dreadful c. pleasant d. stable e. terrifying

8.The doctor asked the patient to eat a more wholesome diet
a. balanced b. energizing c. lavish d. nutritious e. unhealthy

9.The gigantic housing project was completed by the contractor last week
a. large b. magnificent c. marvelous d. small e. stupendous

10. He is a shrewd investor
a. Clever b. crafty c. cunning d. naive e. smart


You are required to answer only one question from this section, Your answer should not be less than 450 words. All questions carry equal marks. You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

1.Write a story that best illustrates the saying, “Honesty is the best policy.”

2.Write an article suitable for publication in a national newspaper on the benefits of interschool sports competition

3.Your uncle is about to marry another wife. Write a letter advising him on the implications of the decision, especially in view of the economic situation in the country.

4.The literary and debating society of your school is organizing a debate entitled: Capital punishment should be Meted out to people who embezzle Public funds. Write your argument for or against the proposition.


Instruction: Choose from the options lettered A-E the one that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the underlined letter(s)

a. announce b. bluff c. court d. down e. favor

a. aunt b. curse c. nature d. rough e. store

a. eager b. fame c. gear d. legume e. mechanic

a. baby b. collapse c. glass d. knack e. resent
a.avid b. brutal c. disaster d. flea e. indication

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