Jamb Computer Based Test (Jamb CBT)

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Jamb Computer Based Test (Jamb CBT)

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Welcome to poschools. Today we will be answering 35 questions concerning Jamb CBT exams, this is because most jamb candidates are terrified of jamb CBT probably because it is their first time taking an examination online.

Read through the post to get answers to jamb CBT exams that might be bothering you.  

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1. What is Computer Based Test (CBT)?

Computer-based test is the administration of an examination on a computer, using the keyboard and mouse to flip through and answer your UTME questions which are displayed on the monitor. This format is flexible in that the test can be taken at different times and in different locations. 

Jamb CBT started in 2013 during the administration of Professor Dibu Ojerinde’s during this times PPT system for writing jamb exams was not completely abandoned instead it was one of the methods a student could use to take the UTME exams. Jamb officially abolished the ppt system in 2015.

2. Why Computer Based Test (CBT)?

Jamb CBT makes it possible for the assessment of candidate test very accurate, precise and fair.

Also, CBT practice has been a global phenomenon, therefore, the jamb council thought it wise to incorporate jamb CBT

3. What are the benefits of Computer Based Test (CBT)?

• It is fast in that it gives immediate feedback: Jamb CBT allows for immediate feedback for the purpose of analysis.  This is because of the computerized environment as we all know that the computer is able to multi-task.

• It is accurate and offers automated analysis of results: This is very true there as are no human errors during the analysis of the result submitted by the candidate.

• It is fair: This is fair because this practice discourages examination malpractice.

• It is more secured: Yes! taking an exam with CBT is more secure as the data and information of candidates are saved on the computer system. In addition, security is also guaranteed as it is quite impossible to misplace candidates data.

• It is the global best practice: Majority of the exams take across the globe are done using computers. Jamb body implementing CBT is a good way of exposing students to ICT. 

4.What are Computer Based Test (CBT)centres?

Test centers are examination locations across the country(Nigeria) where candidates can take jamb Computer-Based Tests (CBT). These centers have a good and reliable source of electricity as well as enough computers to serve the candidates.

5. Where are the test centres located?
CBT centres are located in all the thirty-six states of the federation and the FCT. To find a CBT centre click here..
6. Are these centres well equipped for CBT?
This is a very good question to ask as candidates need the centres to be well-equipped for CBT. Therefore, jamb centres  across the federation are well-equipped.
7. What does the test centre look like?
The centre looks much like a well-equipped room  with the computers connected to the Internet or Intranet (Local Area Network).
8. Are the test centres conducive for CBT?
Yes. The e-UTME accredited professional test centres are certifies and equipped to international standards to facilitate a comfortable environment conducive for e-testing. All equipment are provided and there are technical support staff who are available to assist candidates at any time during the examination.
9. How many candidates are attached to a computer?
One candidate is assigned to one computer. This is to ensure flexibility and also to avoid examination malpractice.
10. Does Computer Based Test(CBT) cost the same as Paper Pencil Examination(PPT)?
The CBT exam cost the same as the traditional PPT type which has been abolished some years ago.
11. Are CBT questions the same as Paper Pencil Test(PPT)?
Yes, they are. Infact, the database containing the UTME questions are extracted from the PPT past questions with just few newer questions. Therefore, preparing well with the past questions can improve ones performance during the exam.
12. Are CBT questions the same as Paper Pencil Test(PPT)?
Yes, they are. Like i said initially CBT questions are from the past questions of PPT with some newly added questions.
13. If I take CBT, would my performance be different from those who took PPT?
No. When PPT was still in use, the performance of CBT was not different from PPT.
14. Will the Computer Based Test follow the same content guidelines of the UTME syllabus?

Yes. The computer based test exams are set base on the UTME syllabus 

For Chemistry syllabus CLICK HERE

For Physics syllabus CLICK HERE

For Literature syllabus CLICK HERE

For English Language syllabus CLICK HERE

For jamb recommended textbooks CLICK HERE

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14. Is the duration of the Computer Based Test the same as the Paper Pencil Examination?

The Computer Based Test is generally the same length as the Paper Pencil Examination. The details of the test length will be included in the test instructions on the examination day.

15. Are Computer Based Tests secure?

The CBT is secured because the extensive computerized encryption systems make breaking into the test virtually impossible. Also, test centers make it very difficult for candidates to bring in unauthorized materials. 

Also, candidates cannot be a victim of missing scripts because the information is stored electronically.

16. Is the Computer Based Test (CBT) compulsory for all candidates?

Yes, like i said earlier the computer based test became compulsory for all candidates as at 2015. The PPT system of writing UTME test has been abolished.

17. How friendly is the CBT to candidates?
A lot of candidates are terrified of taking CBT especially if they are not familiar with the interface of computer system. The CBT has been specially designed to provide the necessary atmosphere for the optimum performance of the candidates in terms of layout and simplicity of the questions on the screen. Similarly, moving from one question to another is achieved at the click of the mouse button or the movement of the “Arrow Keys”.
18. How do I register for CBT?
Candidates are expected to purchase the UTME registration sratch card from designated banks,cbt centres,schools etc and register online through www.jamb.org.ng
19. Will all candidates write the examination at the same time?
No. Each candidate will write the examination according to a scheduled/appointed time.
Candidates are to check the e-slip given to them at their place of registration to get the scheduled tie for their exams.
20. Should I bring the e-slip printout to the testing centre?
Yes. You should bring the original of your confirmation printout to the centre.
21. What do I do if I need to reschedule my examination?
If the need arises, you should contact the SERVICOM office at JAMB, National Headquarters Bwari, Abuja.
22. How do I start the test?
You are expected to first enter your registration number into the text field on the screen of the computer and click on NEXT. Tou are to read and follow the instructions that comes up. Thereafter, click on START EXAM.
23. How do I key in my answers on a Computer Based Test?
Answers to a specific questions can be entered in two different ways. First, you may key in answers by clicking the options that carries the answer. Secondly, by typing the answers with the help of the keyboard

 

24. May I review my answers or skip questions and answer them later when taking a Computer Based Test?
Yes. You may review and chane your answers after they have been entered into the computer during the examination or after you have attempted to answer all questions before final submission.
The major reason for this is to ensure flexibity.
25. How do I know the time I have spent on my examination?
The time will be displayed on the computer screen during the examination. Always keep and eye on the display time showing on the screen of the computer so that you can efficiently optimize you examination time.
26. If there is a power failure would it affect my timing?
No. There will be power back-up with alternative power supply and your test  will return to the exact place where you stopped. All questions are auto-saved upon answering.
27. How do I end the test?
When you have answered and reviewed all the questions, you would be required to click the “END” button. Another box will ask you to confirm that you are ready to end the test. Once you confirm that you want to end, the test will close and you will not be able to regain entry.
 28. Would there be any break during the examination?
No. There is no break between the test. You are expected to complete the exam after the start button have been clicked.
29. Can I practise taking the Computer Based Test before the actual administration?
Yes, you can practice taking the test as often as you wish by visiting different CBT centres that offers such service.
30. How can I get more comfortable with CBT before taking an examination?
You can get further practice tests of JAMB past questions on CBT centres.
31. How quickly will I receive scores?
You will receive your scores on your mobile phones almost immediately you leave the examination centre. If you did not receive it immediately, you are likely to receive your score the next day on your mobile.
32. Will there be audiovisuals on the Computer Based Test?
That depends on the test being taken. If visuals contribute to the test, they will be shown on the screen with the text of the questions or in a separate window.
33. Is knowledge of computer programming necessary to take a test on the computer?
No. You are only expected to know how to use mouse and keyboard to navigate through your questions and pick the answers. Although, there will be mouse-practice session onn JAMB websites.

 

34. How early should I arrive at the test centre?
Candidates are expected to arrive to their centres as early as 6:00 am for their biometrics and verification exercise.

 

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