WASSCE Insurance Questions
INSURANCE EXAMINATION SCHEME
There will be two Papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, which will be a composite paper to be
taken at one sitting.
PAPER 1: Will consist of 50 compulsory multiple choice questions which would
last for fifty (50) minutes and carry fifty (50) marks.
PAPER 2: Will consist of two Sections, Section A and Section B.
Section A will consist of a compulsory case study and compulsory
question on it while Section B will consist of Six essay questions, out of
which candidates will be expected to answer four. The case study passage
will be between 200 to 250 words and will carry 20 marks. Questions in
section B will carry fifteen (15) marks each. The Paper
will last for 2 hours and carry eighty (80) marks.
A CASE STUDY AZOLO INSURANCE COMPANY PLC
Emeka works with Azolo Insurance Company Plc after graduating from senior secondary school.
He studied insurance while in secondary school. So he was employed in Azolo insurance
company Plc as insurance sales agent. One early morning, a client, Mr. Olu came to Azolo PLc
as Emeka just arrived with his good looking suit. Though Mr. Olu had in mind to see the Branch
manager regarding the policy he wanted to pick with Azolo Plc and as well as maintaining the
policy considering his financial status. But fortunately Emeka was the one he met.
Mr. Olu started by narrating to Emeka that as the breadwinner of the family, he would not want
his children to feel the impact of his demise. Therefore, he wanted to take an insurance policy so
that the education of his children would not suffer in the event of his death. Mr. Olu had a
terminal illness although he did not disclose the ailment to Emeka during their discussion .
The client Mr. Olu works in a chemical company where his duty post is at the mixing section of
the company. The workers in the section are exposed to a lot of health hazards due to some
harmful chemicals. Mr. Olu has worked for many years in the company and in the same section
without a single reposting to other sections. After the narration, Emeka agreed to sell an insurance
policy to Mr. Olu which will provide him adequate cover though the business deal had not gone
through to the underwriting stage.
1. (a) What type of policy would Emeka sell to Mr. Olu?
(b) What is the first document Emeka would give to the client?
( c ) After filing the form Emeka discovered that the client has a terminal disease which is
against the company’s policy. What is Emeka expected to do?
( d) Who are the beneficiaries of the policy sold to Mr. Olu?
(e) Explain Utmost Good Faith in insurance. How did the principle of utmost good faith
apply in this policy? (20marks)
2. Explain the following terms as used in insurance:
(a) Day of grace (3marks)
(b) Ex-gracias payment (3marks)
(c) Return premium (3marks)
(d) Endorsement (3marks)
(e) Under insurance (3marks)
3. Compare and contrast a cover note with a motor certificate of insurance. (15 marks)
SAMPLE OBJECTIVE ITEMS
1. A property that is worth N500,000.00 but insured for a value of N350,000.00 is said to be
A. lower insurance.
B. excess insurance.
C. deductible insurance.
D. under insurance.
2. Under which of the following occasions would an insurer exercise subrogation right of
A. Commencement of the insurance contract
B. Payment of claim
C. Renewal of the insurance contract
D. Reporting of loss
3. Which of the following describes loss in insurance?
A. Special perils
C. Economic loss
D. Uncertainty of loss
4. A proposal form can be described as a
5. The obligation placed on a proposer to supply accurate information about the risk in a
proposal form is
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