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10 Dec 2015

All You Need To And Should Know About JAMB UTME 2018 CBT

What is the meaning of CBT?

CBT means Computer based test and it is the administration of an examination using a computer.

Why use Computer Based Test (CBT)?

It makes for more accurate, precise and fair assessment of candidates.

What is e-UTME?

e-UTME is an electronic form of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, that adopts the use of computer to display and answer test items.

What are the test centres?

CBT test centres are locations across the country where candidates are to take Computer Based Tests (CBT) examination. These centres are of course equipped with required infrastructures that would enable the easy conduct of the CBT exam.

Where are the tests centres located?

CBT centres are located in all the thirty-six states of the federation and the FCT. It shall be communicated to candidates on registration.

What does the CBT test centre look like?

They are rooms equipped with computers connected to the internet or intranet (Local Area Network).

Are the CBT test centres conducive?

Yes, e-UTME accredited professional test centres are certified and equipped to international standard 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.

How many candidates are attached to a computer?

Only a candidate is assigned to a computer.

Are testing centres available outside the country?

Yes, e-UTME accredited testing centres are available in six other countries namely United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Benin, Cameroun and Ghana.

You can also download jamb utme cbt software.

Does Computer Based Test cost the same as Paper Pencil Examination?

Yes, the cost is the same.

How do I pay for my test?

You will purchase your e-registration card from any designated bank or centre and register online. Once that is done, you have paid your due.

Are CBT questions the same as Paper Pencil Test?

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They are no harder, they are no simpler.

If I take CBT, would my performance be different from those who choose to take PPT?

Your performance solely depends on your effort.

Is the duration of the Computer Best Test the same as the Paper Pencil Examination?

Yes. The Computer Based Test (CBT) is generally the same length as the Paper Pencil Examination. The detail of the test length will be included in the test instruction on the examination day. Make sure you read instructions.

Are Computer Based Tests secure?

Yes. The extensive computerized encryption system makes breaking into the test virtually impossible. Also, test centres make it very difficult for candidates to bring in unauthorized materials.

How friendly is the CBT to candidates?

The CBT has been especially designed to provide the a non hostile atmosphere for the optimum performance of the candidates in terms of user interface, user exxperience, layout and simplicity of the question on the screen. Simply, moving from one question to another is achieved at the click of the Mouse Button or the movement of the “Arrow Keys”.

Will all candidates write the examination at the same time?

No. each candidate will write the examination according to the scheduled/appointed time.

Must I schedule an appointment with a test centre to take a Computer Based Test?

No. your schedule will be given at the point of e-registration.

Before I can be scheduled for a testing appointment date, Must I be done with my registration?

Yes. You must have met all the requirements, paid all fees and ended the registration process before you can be scheduled a testing appointment date.

Will I receive an e-mail confirming the testing appointment?

Yes. You will surely receive an e-mail from JAMB stating the date, time and location of your examination.

Should I bring the confirmation print out to the testing centre?

Sure. You should bring the original of your confirmation printout to the centre.

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What do I do if I need to reschedule my JAMB examination?

If the need be, you should contact the SERVICOM office at JAMB, National Headquarter Bwari, Abuja.


How do i start the CBT test?

You are expected to first input your registration number into the computer and click on NEXT.
Read and follow the instruction that comes up next. Now, click on START EXAM.

How do I key in my answers on a Computer Based Test?

Answers to questions may be entered into the computer in either of two ways. You may key in the answers by clicking on the option you believe to be the answer or typing in the letter of the option. Answers are recorded directly into the computer.

CanI review my answers or skip questions and answer them later when taking a Computer Based Test?

Yes. You may review and change your answers after they have been entered into the computer during the examination or after you have attempted to answer all the questions before final submission.

How do I know how much time I have spent on my examination?

The time will be displayed boldly on the computer screen during the examination.

May I bring food to the test centre?

No. food is not allowed in the test centre. Eat whatever you want to eat before entering.

May I bring my mobile cell phone to the test centre?

No. mobile phones are not allowed in the test centre.

May I bring notebook to the test centre?

No. notebook or other textbook materials are not allowed at the test centre.

May I bring a calculator to the test centre?

No. Calculators are not allowed at the test centre. You be provided with one on the examination day.

If there is a power failure will it affect my timing?

No. there will be power back-up with alternative power supply and your tests will return to the exact place where you stopped.

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How do I end the test?

When you have answered and ensured that you have reviewed all the questions, you will 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.

Would there be any break during the examination?

No. there is no break between the tests.

Can I practice the Computer Based Test before the actual administration?

Yes, you can practice taking the test as often as you wish by taking the PRACTISE TEST on JAMB website www.jamb.gov.ng/practice-test at no cost to you.

How can I get more comfortable with CBT before taking an examination?

You can get further practice tests of JAMB past questions on purchase of e-card.

When will i receive scores?

You will receive your scores on your mobile phone almost immediately you depart the examination centre.

Will there be audiovisuals on the Computer Based Test?

That depends upon the test being taking. If visual contribute to the test, they will be shown on the screen with the text of the questions or in a separate window.

Is knowledge of computer programming necessary to take a test on the computer?

No. the test administration program only requires you to be able to use the mouse or keyboard to answer questions. Moreover, there will be mouse-practice session on JAMB website.

How early should I arrive at the JAMB CBT test centre?

You are required to arrive as early as 6:00 am for the biometrics verification exercise.

What if I am late for the testing appointment?

Once you arrive after thirty minutes (30mins.) into the examination, you will not be allowed into the testing centre.


You can also download jamb utme cbt software.

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