A few years ago, the JAMB CBT method was introduced to reduce examination malpractice, a method which became very widespread, taking over the Paper and Pencil Testing method (PPT) that has been used right from time. In 2013, the CBT update favored so many Jambites, sparking an increased love and general acceptance of the new JAMB CBT method.
The results of the 2013/2014 CBT exam saw a remarkable 40% boost in the scores of all the candidates who filled the computer-based method in their JAMB registration form. This made all of us agree with the new Jamb CBT method at first.
Sadly, the story has changed. Currently, a lot of UTME candidates have started facing serious challenges using the CBT method over the years. As a result, the quality of JAMB CBT results began to reduce exponentially in recent years, with last year’s JAMB UTME set (2016) recording the poorest performance over the last decade. A lot of angry students took to the streets to express their bitter disappointment.
The current trend in the JAMB CBT can be traced to three major factors:
SYSTEMATIC ERROR: Where your system suddenly goes off or stop working.
JAMB ERROR: This is an error that may occur at Jamb back-end. Here, you write very well but still score 50 in Jamb.
HUMAN ERROR: This is the biggest part. It is a mistake on your part.
Although we can only call on the Joint Admission and matriculation board officials to correct the systematic error and back-end errors, yet you still have to play your own role to survive the 2017/2018 JAMB CBT update.
In this article, I will be giving you the necessary tips and tricks you need to easily pass this year’s JAMB UTME exam and also score very high. I will try to make it very short and simple.
8 Incredibly Useful JAMB CBT update Tips For 2017/2018 UTME Candidates
- Prepare well for the Jamb CBT
“What you are not prepared for, you are not qualified for”. Without proper preparation using the necessary materials including past questions and the CBT software, the exam will shock you on that day. When I talk about preparation, I do not mean the baby type of preparation. I mean strong and effective preparations.
- Follow Jamb CBT Registration Instructions
This is the very basic step to take in Jamb registration. Make sure you Follow all registration instructions and carefully fill in your details. Any major mistake you make here could cost you your admission. Yes, a lot of students have failed the physical clearance test even after gaining admission to study their desired course. It is following principles that make you a principal.
- Be Early and Ask Questions
Make sure you get to the JAMB center very early on the day of examination. If there is anything you are not clear about, feel free to ask the officials present. Ensure to test your Mouse and Keyboard so as to be sure that there is no issue at all. Also, check your JAMB calculator for possible errors. These simple steps can boost your exam result by so much.
- Try to Solve the CBT Questions in Seconds
The post UTME is all about speed. You can be highly intelligent and still fail the CBT exam if you are not fast. Be time conscious. Make sure you start with the subject that you are best good at and do not waste much time on a question. Inasmuch as you are time conscious, be accuracy conscious as well.
- Use Your Brain
You may not have the answer to all the questions on that day, but you can surely get 60% of the questions you don’t know correctly. How? This is where you have to apply your initiative by using something called the elimination method to select the best option relevant to the question.
- Double Check Your Work before Hitting the Submit button
As a result of human error, you may have answered some questions you probably know “wrongly”. By cross-checking, you will be able to identify most of these errors and as a result, score higher in your JAMB CBT. Make sure the answer you click shows that you actually clicked it. You can then submit your work.
- Avoid copying from others
It has now become very difficult to either spy or attempt to cheat in JAMB CBT Examination due to the introduction of CCTV in the examination halls. However, if you think you have the opportunity to do so, try to avoid the temptation. Cheating has and will always do more harm than good.
- Practice well with the Jamb CBT Practice Software
Practice makes perfect. To pass the JAMB CBT Exam, you need to practice with the JAMB CBT software so as to make yourself familiar with the test method.
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