JAMB says there will be mock exams for 2017 UTME candidates
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that there will be a mock examination before the 2017 UTME which is planned to hold between May 6 to 20, it was confirmed immediately after the release of the date for the sale of forms for 2017 examinations, the news was also verified in a statement by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who said ‘’it is optional’’.
While registering for the UTME, interested candidates will be given the option to indicate interest in taking the mock exams.
The mock examinations which tends to hold on April 8, 2017 will therefore, be carried out in all accredited Computer Based Test centers. The reason for this is to help potential candidates familiarize with the CBT environment. The UTME will then take effects in full fledge immediately after the mock exam has been done.
While the UTME registration fee will cost N5,500 only, the CBT centres are allowed to collect (through the CBT centre bank accounts) another N700 for the mock test. This second payment will be done after candidates have received CBT centres.
Payment must be done, according to the statement from JAMB, only after candidates have been notified of their CBT centres.
The computer-based test (CBT) method of writing its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2013, and conducted the examination in 2013 and 2014 using three modes, namely, dual-based test, paper pencil test and CBT
The biggest problem faced by CBT ranges from infrastructural problems, poor power supply, bad internet connectivity, shortage of computers amongst others, also visually impaired candidates will still have interview-based examinations.