Principle of Accounts 2019 Past Questions | JAMB

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1. Transactions are recorded or posted to the ledger in line with

    • A. Accounting Concept
    • B. Source document
    • C. Double Entry Principle
    • D. Data collection

2. Show how the following transaction will be recorded applying the double entry principle:

Rent ₦50,000 was paid by Mr. Roi to his landlord on 1st July, 20 × 7 by cheque.

  • A. Dr Rent A/c; Dr Bank A/c
  • B. Dr Bank A/c; Cr Rent A/c
  • C. Dr Rent A/c; Cr Bank A/c
  • D. Dr Rent A/c; Cr Mr. Ro

3. A statement in a double entry system in which are recorded all the transactions of one specific class, which takes place during the period is called

  • A. Double entry system
  • B. Ledger
  • C. Cash Book
  • D. Petty Cash Book

4. The advantage of double entry is that

  • A. it is easy to prepare the final account
  • B. it increase assets
  • C. has cash and bank column
  • D. It disburses cash

5. Accounts can be classified into

  • A. cash and credit transactions
  • B. cash and credit accounts
  • C. personal and private account
  • D. personal and impersonal account

6. Goods were purchased for resale on credit costing ₦150,000 on 30th September 20X8 from Tosanwumi International. The entry to record these transaction is debit

  • A. Tosanwumi International, credit purchase Account
  • B. Purchase Account ₦150,000, credit Tosanwumi International Account ₦150,000
  • C. Credit Account ₦150,000, Credit Tosanwumi International ₦150,000
  • D. Tosanwumi International ₦150,000, credit credit Account ₦150,000

7. If only wages is shown on the trial balance, it should be charged to the

  • A. profit and loss account
  • B. trading account
  • C. balance sheet
  • D. wages account


Use the following information to answer this question
The following are the final accounts of a trading organisation Wazobi ventures, for the year ended 30th June, 19×8

less: cost of goods sold
less: Overhead Expenses
Admin expenses
Selling expenses
Other overhead expenses


Net profit 25,000

What is the Gross Profit on percentage of sale?

  • A. 2.7%
  • B. 0.27%
  • C. 27.0%
  • D. 29.8%

9. Calculate the net profit on percentage of expenses.

  • A. 60%
  • B. 25%
  • C. 13%
  • D. 65.7%


Mr Ojo gives you the following information on 31st July 2017
Opening Stock         7,000
Closing Stock          12,000
Purchases                60,000
Expenses                  4,500
Uniform margin of 33 1/3 %
You are required to calculate the sales

  • A. #55,000
  • B. #82,500
  • C. #27,500
  • D. #50,000
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