2018 BECE RME Questions 1-20

1. The power of God is seen in His

A. omniscience
B. omnipotence
C. omnipresence
D. omnivorous

2. According to the Bible, God commanded the earth to produce plants on the

A. first day
B. third day
C. fifth day
D. sixth day

3. Which of the following options is not a reason for which we must care for God’s creation?

A. It makes us righteous people
B. To show respect for God’s gift of nature
C. To preserve it for future generation
D. We are stewards of God’s creation

4. Sadique in Islam means

A. courageous
B. patience
C. righteous
D. truthful

5. The holy pilgrimage to Makkah by Muslims is known as

A. Hajj
B. Ijma
C. Ru’ya
D. Salat

6. The first Muezzin was

A. Ali
B. Bilal
C. Ibrahim
D. Musah

7. Moses led the Israelites through the wilderness for

A. forty months
B. forty years
C. fifty months
D. fifty years

8. Egya Ahor is fondly remembered by the Fante for

A. commanding the Golden Stool
B. his miraculous powers
C. his resurrection from death
D. saving his people

9. The parable of Jesus that teaches forgiveness is the

A. unjust steward
B. rich fool
C. Good Samaritan
D. Prodigal Son

10. Which of the following celebrations signifies the salvation of all Christians?

A. Christmas
B. Easter
C. Palm Sunday
D. Pentecost

11. The food offered the ancestors during the Adae festival is meant to

A. drive witches away from the society
B. bring development to the state
C. secure protection for the chief
D. unite the living with the dead

12. It is our responsibility to prevent the spread of cholera by

A. eating a balance diet
B. keeping our surroundings clean
C. taking good care of our bodies
D. immunizing against the six killer diseases

13. Both Islamic and Traditional religions accept

A. polyandry
B. polygamy
C. the use of incense
D. the five daily prayers

14. The growth of hairs in the armpit is a sign of

A. motherhood
B. pregnancy
C. puberty
D. respect

15. On what occasion do Muslims perform the Janazah prayer?

A. After observing fast
B. Before a Muslim travels
C. During Friday worship
D. When a Muslim dies

16. Which traditional prayer is offered when a vow or a pledge is fulfilled?

A. Intercessory
B. Supplication
C. Thanksgiving
D. Votive

17. Which Islamic prayer is observed at sunset?

A. Isha
B. Janazeh
C. Maghrib
D. Tarawib

18. The act of going round the Ka’bah seven times during Hajj teaches

A. bravery
B. endurance
C. fairness
D. tolerance

19. The Eucharist in Christian worship refers to

A. prayer of thanksgiving
B. preaching of sermon
C. payment of tithe
D. the Holy Communion

20. An individual who is respectful and polite is said to be

A. chaste
B. courteous
C. kind
D. moral

2018 BECE RME Questions 1-20
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2018 BECE Social Studies Q.1-20

1. A common feature of people associated with the same ethnic group in Ghana is

A. name
B. occupation
C. clothes
D. language

2. The main benefit of tourism to Ghana is

A. political stability
B. inter-tribal marriage
C. foreign exchange
D. cultural change

3. The physical environment of Ghana can be protected through

A. recycling of waste materials
B. re-directing river channels
C. practising traditional farming
D. burning of industrial waste

4. When two air masses of different temperatures meet, the result is,

A. thunder and lightning
B. rain shadow zone
C. cyclonic rainfall
D. relief rainfall

5. Where did the Akans first settle during their migration?

A. Dormaa Ahenkro
B. Bono Manso
C. Denkyira
D. Asante Manso

6. The period which marks the beginning and the end of adolescence is

A. 12 – 19 years
B. 10 – 19 years
C. 10 – 14 years
D. 15 – 19 years

7. The social environment include

A. festivals, political parties and religious groups
B. festivals, churches and tourist sites
C. settlements, churches and rivers
D. settlements, festivals and political parties

8. An effect of land degradation is

A. bad farming practices
B. excessive quarrying
C. improper layouts
D. loss of soil fertility

9. An advantage of chastity to the adolescent is

A. avoiding contracting typhoid fever
B. gaining approval from adults
C. knowing blood group easily
D. getting the best school to attend

10. People who visit places of interest to enjoy the facilities are called

A. experts
B. travellers
C. tourists
D. socialites

11. The principle of separation of powers ensures that

A. political parties do not work together
B. the police and military do not work together
C. the president appoints different ministers
D. various organs of government work independently

12. A representation of the earth’s surface not drawn to scale is known as

A. map
B. plan
C. sketch
D. globe

13. The right to enjoy social amenities goes together with the responsibility of

A. attending communal labour
B. offering voluntary service
C. paying of taxes regularly
D. attending political meetings

14. The best way to settle disputes is through the

A. Electoral Commission
B. District Assembly
C. parliamentary committee
D. court system

15. State-owned enterprises provide

A. foreign exchange
B. unemployment
C. public service
D. insurance

16. A major reason for developing a good layout settlement is to reduce

A. free movement and ethnic conflicts
B. overcrowding and criminal activities
C. rural-urban migration and street hawking
D. truancy and illiteracy rate

17. If the scale of a map is 1 : 50,000 and the distance between two points on the map is 10 cm, what is the actual distance on the ground?

A. 2.5 km
B. 5.0 km
C. 10.0 km
D. 20.0 km

18. For a society to develop faster, there is the need for

A. progressive changes in its culture
B. indiscriminate exploitations
C. increase in population
D. decline in good health

19. Productivity increase in Ghana can be achieved through

A. showcasing Ghana’s rich culture
B. frequent absence from work
C. application of modern technology
D. lack of supervision

20. Conflicts that destroy lives and property must be prevented by

A. security agents
B. all citizens
C. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
D. National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO)

2018 BECE Social Studies Q.1-20
3.6 (72.73%) 11 votes

2018 BECE ICT Questions 1-15

1. How many characters make up a byte?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

2. Which of the following devices sends commands into the computer?

A. Keyboard
B. Pen drive
C. Printer
D. System unit

3. Which of the following storage media normally stores the operating system?

A. Flash disk
B. Hard disk
C. Magnetic tape
D. Zip disk

4. Using a computer application is known as

A. installing
B. launching
C. operating
D. running

5. The system tray is also called

A. clock
B. notification area
C. quick launch
D. taskbar

6. The default storage location for files and folders is

A. My Briefcase
B. My Computer
C. My Document
D. My Network Places

7. Which of the following statements are true about files?

I. A file can be renamed whilst it is open.
II. A file cannot be deleted whilst it is open.
III. A file deleted from a computer may be found in a recycle bin or trash bin.

A. I & II only
B. I & III only
C. II & III only
D. I & II & III

8. Which of the following devices is used to process information?

A. Computer
B. Speedometer
C. Thermometer
D. Weighing scale

9. Which of the following items is not a source of computer virus?

A. CD-R
B. CD-ROM
C. Internet
D. Pen drive

10. How many arrow keys are found on the computer keyboard?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

11. In a spreadsheet application, which of the following displays the contents of the active cell?

A. Formula bar
B. Menu bar
C. Name box
D. Standard toolbar

12. The following are components in the system unit except

A. CPU
B. RAM
C. ROM
D. VDU

13. Microsoft Word, Encarta kids, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing are examples of

A. application software
B. operating system
C. open source package
D. system software

14. The following are input devices except

A. keyboard
B. monitor
C. mouse
D. scanner

15. From which of the following storage media will deleted items be sent to the recycle bin?

A. Flash disk
B. Floppy disk
C. Hard disk
D. Zip disk

2018 BECE ICT Questions 1-15
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2018 BECE Home Economics (BDT) Q. 11-25

BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 

11. Select the element of design from the following options.

A. Colour
B. Motif
C. Repeat
D. Rhythm

12. Shading in tones is best done with

A. 2B pencil
B. 2H pencil
C. HB pencil
D. HH pencil

13. Preliminary sketches help the artist to

A. increase his drawings
B. gather required materials
C. get the required form
D. make the product last longer

14. Select a neutral colour from the options below;

A. blue
B. orange
C. red
D. white

15. Which colour is directly opposite red on the six-point colour wheel?

A. Orange
B. Violet
C. Green
D. Black

16. The freezer is used to store

A. fresh milk and cabbage
B. kontonmire and eggs
C. fresh fish and meat
D. lettuce and smoked fish

17. Which of the following is a standing collar?

A. Peter pan collar
B. Sailor’s collar
C. Mandarin collar
D. Shirt collar

18. Tools used for measuring when sewing include

A. bodkin and stiletto
B. needle and sewing pins
C. thimble and stitch ripper
D. tape measure and metre rule

19. Stitches used for securing hems and turnings to prevent fraying are

A. back stitches
B. neatening stitches
C. running stitches
D. temporary stitches

20. A student can earn income from selling chair backs and fanciful articles when he or she learns

A. drafting
B. embroidery
C. sewing
D. crocheting

21. Individual working in a poorly ventilated kitchen often shows signs of

A. fatigue
B. aggression
C. forgetfulness
D. clumsiness

22. The major factor to be considered in selecting any equipment for use by a Form Two student is

A. space for storage
B. availability of equipment
C. skill of the user
D. availability of electricity

23. In frying meat, heat is transferred by means of

A. convection
B. conduction and radiation
C. radiation and convection
D. conduction

24. Incorrect threading of a sewing machine will cause

A. puckering of seams
B. missing stitches
C. thread breaking
D. loose stitches forming

25. A suitable inexpensive fabric for making a school bag is

A. poplin
B. denim
C. damask
D. calico

2018 BECE Home Economics (BDT) Q. 11-25
4.1 (82.86%) 7 votes

Likely BECE Questions

It’s that time of the year again, when Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates, school managements, teachers and parents are feverishly preparing to face the upcoming BECE.

The BECE is a standardized test conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to assess the academic performance of Junior High School (JHS) students at the end of their basic education. It also serves as a basis for selection of students into Senior High Schools (SHS) to read various programmes. The BECE is therefore a very important examination that can potentially determine the professional fate of students.

Due to its very high importance, various stakeholders do not take chances at all with getting the very best assistance for the candidates. This is also the time when self-acclaimed examination ‘prophets’ and ‘seers’ get busy making predictions and counter predictions of likely examination questions.

School managements, teachers, parents, students and all who have an interest in the good performance of the candidates are willing to go to all possible extents to get likely questions from various sources and sometimes, if possible, even leaked questions popularly known in Ghana as ‘apor‘ with the aim of helping the candidates to pass and pass well. Unfortunately, some of these ventures have only succeeded in getting people in trouble. In 2015, for instance, there was widespread leakage of some of the BECE papers. As a result, a number of the papers had to be cancelled and all candidates were made to write them again after about 2 weeks. This situation is very unfortunate and at the end of day, it is the young candidates who suffer the most.

So, what is the best way by which students can effectively and efficiently prepare for the BECE exams without falling foul of the law? To put it in another way, ‘how can we ensure that our students prepare very well and pass the BECE exam excellently without using ‘apor‘ ?

It is common knowledge that one of the most effective time-tested ways of preparing for an exam is to practise questions; and not just any questions at all, but likely examination questions. So the million dollar question is ‘how does one get such likely questions?’ 

Over the years, all over the world, past questions have always been the most likely examination questions.  The reason is simple. All, or at least, almost all exam questions are based on the examination syllabus, which in turn is based on the teaching syllabus. For that matter, no entirely ‘new’ question would ever be set. In other words, all questions will always be based within the same scope of content and cognitive coverage. So in effect, what happens in reality is that all future examination questions will most likely be past questions that have been rephrased or repackaged. As the good book even says, “… there’s nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1: 9b).

As a matter of fact, even in some cases, for certain subjects, the exam questions were an exact repetition of past questions – not even a letter was changed. A typical case in point is RME 2017, Paper 2, Question 1(a) and RME 2015 (2nd Sitting) Paper 2, Question 2(a), both of which reads ‘Outline five contributions of Caliph Abu Bakr to Islam‘.

It will therefore be in the interest of all stakeholders – parents, schools, teachers, etc – to ensure that the candidates have adequately practiced all the BECE past questions for all or most subjects. In this respect, it is recommended that the student is made to practise the questions only, i.e., without access to the answers at first. This will make the student think and exercise his/her intellectual faculty better, before referring later to the answers to crosscheck. For this reason, it is better to use past questions materials where the answers have been separated from the questions, ie, for both objective (paper 1) and essay (paper 2), such as the BECE Past Questions and Answers compilation by Word Publishers.

So the next time you want some ‘likely’ examination questions, you don’t need to look far. Just grab some past questions, practise all of them adequately, and you are set for good success in your exams.

We wish all BECE candidates the very best of God’s grace in this preparation period.

Stay blessed!


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