WAEC GCE Geography Practical Questions & Answer 2022

Welcome to 2022 WAEC GCE Geography Practical Questions and Answers (Map Reading full solution).

WAEC GCE geography practical 2022 answers to physical map reading questions can now be studied here. The West African Examination Council, WAEC geography practical exam paper will be written on Thursday, 10th February 2022.

The paper is for Waec GCE Geography practical map reading. The WAEC Physical Geography practical paper will start at 1:30 pm and will last for 1hr 50 mins. A map extract and other materials needed for the exam will be provided for you along with the question paper.

WAEC GCE Geography Practical 2022 Map Reading

waec geography practical

Study the map extract on a scale of 1:50,000 and answer the following questions:
(a) Draw the outline of the map provided to a new scale of 1:150,000.
(b) On the new outline, insert and name:
i. Otta settlement;
ii. A 250 ft. contour line in the eastern part;
iii. the full length of Iju stream and show its direction of flow with an arrow.
(c) State three functions of Otta settlement.
(d) State two occupations of the inhabitants of Idiroko and give a reason for your answer.

The Table below shows the number of yams in kilograms produced by four
yam producing states in country X between 2009 and 2012.

Please mobile phone users Should scroll left or right to view the complete table below.

State 2009 2010 2011 2012
A 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000
B 400,000 400,000 500,000 600,000
C 500,000 600,000 700,000 700,000
D 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000

(a) Draw comparative/ group bar graphs to represent the statistics.
(b) State two advantages of using comparative /group bar graphs in showing statistics.

(c) Name one other method that can be used in showing the statistics.

(a) i. Name any two types of rainfall.
ii. State the region where each of the two types of rainfall named in 3(a)i. above is prevalent.
(b) Write explanatory notes on the formation of the two types of rainfall named in 3(a)i. above.

Write explanatory notes on the following:
(a) Formation of clouds;
(b) Relief rainfall.
Ans: The expected points included:
– when the ground is heated by the sun
– there is evaporation and evapotranspiration
– air rises to high attitude
– cooling of air with attitudes lead to saturation
– condensation takes place around hygroscopic nuclei
– there is a coalescence of particles to form clouds.

(a) List four sources of water.
(b) Describe any four ways in which water is useful as an environmental resource.
(c) Highlight any three major problems resulting from water pollution.
Ans: The major problems resulting from water pollution include:
– water borne diseases e.g. cholera;
– shortage of clean water for domestic use;
– shortage of water for industrial use;
– ecological imbalance;
– rapid growth of water weeds;
– polluted water cannot be used for agricultural purposes;
– migration of people and animals.


(a) Explain the process of wind erosion.
(b) With the aid of a diagram, describe the feature of a barchan dune.


(a) What is a plateau?
(b) List two types of plateaux.
(c) Describe the formation of anyone type of plateau listed in (b) above.
(d) Highlight three ways in which plateaux are of importance to man.


(a) Name the types of power derived from each of the following sources:
i. water;
ii. coal;
iii. natural gas;
iv. sun.
(b) Write explanatory notes on the types of power obtained from water and sun under the following headings:
i. specific places of production;
ii. method of production;
iii. uses.

Fact about Practical examination

Your Practical examination is graded together with your objectives and theory papers to give you your final score.

This simply means that you cannot get a result in Practicals different from Obj and theory (paper I and II).

Therefore, you ought to participate effectively in all the examination. Study the WAEC geography Practical specimen as it’ll help you know where your questions will come from.

Physical Geography Practical specimen is always the map (map reading). All you have to do is to study the map following the WAEC approved geography syllabus.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below.

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