As 2016 comes to a close, many students
are preparing earnestly for the Joint
Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB)
examinations now known as the Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination
A cross section of UTME candidates tackling
The 2016 admissions were filled with
confusion and controversy as the Minister
of Education Adamu Adamu brought about
various changes in the process, ranging
from the cancellation of the Post UTME to
the changing of the process of screening
students by JAMB.
The 2017 UTME also has one major change
already, there will be no sales of JAMB
scratch cards which have been used for
registration in the past years.
JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede,,
said this was to make it easier for those
with financial problems to register.
“Students will generate a PIN number for
themselves from their phone or computers
before registering for examinations,” he
Here are 6 tips to help students do very well
in the JAMB Computer Based Test (CBT),
1. Download the practice software
Early preparation is key to doing very well in
any area of life. The JAMB CBT is not an
exception. Even though the registration has
not begun, you can start practicing now.
Since it will be the first experience some
students will have with any computer based
assessment, downloading the JAMB CBT
practice software is one very important
step to take. It looks something like this:
CBT practice software
The practice software is easily available
online and can be easily accessed via mobile
phone or a computer. Candidates are
encouraged to download and use for
practice to get themselves very prepared for
Since the news broke that scratch cards will
not be used for registration in 2017, many
students have been worried as to the likely
problems that might be attached to
generating pins on their own.
It is important for candidates that they keep
in touch and up to date on news in
connection with the registration process,
so as not to miss out on any update. Most
students start to fail once there are
mistakes in their registration.
Ensure that you do not fall under this
category.Realwaparz will ensure that you are
updated, as soon-
how the pin can be generated
3. Use the syllabus
Many students do not use the provided
JAMB syllabus while preparing for the
examinations and this is one reason why
the questions might sometimes look
strange. Each year, JAMB releases a
complete syllabus to help students. It is
important that you use this.
Once you determine your subject
combination, based on your intended
course of study, you should download the
syllabus and use it to guide your reading. It
is important that you ensure you finish the
entire syllabus, every single topic listed
there should be studied thoroughly.
The rest of the tips come in handy when
you are set to write your examination:
4. Know your CBT screen
At this point, we assume that you have
practiced sufficiently, using the practice
software. Here is a sample of how the CBT
screen looks normally, unless there are any
upgrades in 2017, this is what you should
JAMB CBT tutorial
It is vital that you study the above image to
get a good knowledge of the screen and
how bet to navigate it.
5. Time management
Another vital issue is the issue of time.
Usually there are 250 questions to be
answered in 2hrs 45 mins, so you do not
have a lot of time.
It is important that you learn how to
manage the time you are given. One way to
do this is to divide the entire time you are
given , so you know the amount of time to
allot to each question.
Move quickly, note that it is possible to click
on omit and come back later to answer any
especially difficult questions. Always keep
your eye on the timers, to know how much
time you have left.
6. Cross Check
It is important to avoid overconfidence.
Overconfidence kills, so even after you have
answered, you should go through your
answers again. Be careful when doing this
however as a slip of the mouse can cause
you to change answers.
Check that you have done all that is
required before you click submit.
All these tips are important for you to keep
in mind. If you have any tips you think can
be helpful, tell us in the comment box