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How To Write Jamb UTME 2018 Exam Using Computer



Some students have been asking many question about JAMB CBT Exams 2018, like How to write Jamb UTME Exams using computer, Please is there a software for JAMB Cbt practice? and how to pass jamb cbt exam.


Well Below We Will Explain Everything You Need To Know About Writing Jamb In Computer Base System And about if there is an available software to practice Jamb on your own.

So what first.

How To Write Jamb UTME 2018 Exam Using Computer

Computer Based Test (CBT) is a modern testing procedure where each examinee answers their question directly on a
computer. It’s a bit different from the traditional way of testing where individuals will have to answer their questions using a paper and a pencil or pen.

Computer Based Testing requires the examinee to have agrab on basic computer knowledge, which involves appreciation of common computer desktop icons, basic mouse use, as well as understanding important navigation. Apart from writing the exams on a computer, the arrangement of the exams with respect to timing and level of precision also differs
with the conventional paper and pencil based testing. We are trying to paint the picture that based portray the pattern of
computer based test to enable prospective candidates, notably first timers, to get the basic features of the computer based
examination scenario.

Features of Computer Based Test

(1) One-Student-One-Computer: This testing system is based on one person per computer system at a particular time. As
always expected of a good student, you are advised to enter the examination hall onlywith the approved examination materials.

The candidate will sit close to the computer system, maybe a laptop computer or a desktop computer. The candidate will face the computer screen awaiting the invigilators command “START”. Some Exams like the ones mostly administered
by PEARSON are strictly on computer based while some others may be dual, i.e both computer and paper. In the latter, the students or examinee is given examination question paper and they will be required to answer their questions on the computer unlike the former, the students or the examinee are not given any question paper.

Here the questions are on the computer screen while the examinee chooses their seemingly correct answers by right clicking the radio button.
(2) Computer Based Test Desktop, How does it look like?

All computer desktops contain icons for simple computer user interaction with thecomputer system. It uses the WYSIWYG theory. That means what you see is what you get. Depending on the type of test, the computer screen might be preset to the START page where the examinee will just have to fill in their personal details which is sometimes part of the exams itself. No matter what exams it is, the basic icons that will be found in the screen will not be very
far from what I will explain below in point number three.

(3) What are the notable desktop icons for Computer Based Test (CBT)?

(a) The START Button: the time that every exam commences is the “START” period and the time that the exam ends is the “STOP” button. Examinees should be very watchful of this button as it the paramount of all.

(b) Time and Progress: Immediately when you click start, the clock timer begins to count, which indicates the progress of the exams. This also indicates the time that is remaining for the exams. At any point of the exams, at least you should be able to see how much time remaining for you.

(c) Question Counter: just like the time counter, there is also questions timer. This indicates how many questions you have answered and how many are remaining. So you will not likely be in a loop whilewriting computer based test. For instance you are writing a 50 question exams and you are on the eleventh question, the question timer will indicate something like “question 11 of 50. Meaning that you still have 39 questions unanswered. Simple
maths isn’t it?

(d) Test Navigations: This feature of a computer based test is as important as the test itself and they are always available on the test screen throughout the test session.Notable of the navigations are

(1) “NEXT” which goes to the next question when clicked, clicking next moves you the next screen

(2) “PREVIOUS”, this gives theexaminee the opportunity to go back to earlier answered question, she they changed their mind towards the ostensibly correct answer. Clicking PREVIOUS moves you back one screen,

(3) “SUBMIT” this isthe most important of all the buttons,because there is

nothing as bad as writing a test without submitting it. You will not have your score if you did not submit your
test. Clicking submit button submits the test or exams and sometimes closes the exam window. This at times marks the
STOP of the exams.

(e) The Scroll Bar: Some test may not fit on the screen. For these questions, a scroll bar will appear. To reveal the rest of the questions, either you use the mouse to clickdrag the scroll bar or click on the arrows on
either end of the scroll bar.

How Do You Choose the Correct

Most times, the questions in computer based test are in the multi-choice format.
This is called multi Choice Question where you will be required to pick the correct answer(s). For instance something like this appears on your screen:

Solve for y .
y – 2 + 3y = 10
A. 6
B. 5
C. 4
D. 3
E. 2
You select one of the best answers by: Pressing the letter on the keyboard, Clicking the radio button with a mouse, or
Use the Tab Key to move through the options and then pressing the space-bar to select an option.
Select the next button to continue. Hope this write up gives you a brief overview of the pattern of computer based
test. So, as expected, if you read this article before the test, it means you have what it takes to succeed in your exams.

Admission and Matriculation Board – Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (JAMB-UTME) 2015/2016.
Study this tutorial carefully and it will go a long way to helping you prepare and tackle the JAMB Computer Based Testing during the exam There are several buttons that you the candidates will need to know and what
they are meant for.

JAMB Computer Based Test Tutorial

1. Candidates are advised to arrive at the examination venue on time.
2. Candidates are advised to sit on a system in an upright position with examination mood
3. From the JAMB Computer Based Test Tutorial Panel figure above, you will see different functional buttons and areas
(a) Subject area: where the subject taken is located
(b) The Time (duration) for the examination
(c) Remaining time for the examination.
Candidates are advised to check the time lapse and time remaining to be able to complete the exams on time
(d) Instruction area: where candidates are to check the instructions pertaining the exams
Basic Mouse Use

(1) Put the heel of your hand on the table in front of the mouse. Hold the mouse
between thumb and the ring fingers.Put your index finger on the left mouse button.
(2) Move the tip of the arrow onto the underlined two. The arrow will become a pointing finger.
(3) The arrow becomes a pointing finger. Hold the mouse still and lightly click theleft mouse button with your index finger.

Click on the mouse Slide the computer mouse to the running mouse. Slide the mouse sideways.
Do not turn it.. Then, click on the running mouse.

Radion (On) Button The buttons below are radio buttons. This will be use to select the correct answer
Button 1 Button 2 Button 3 Click on them.

Notice that only one radio button can be “on” at same time. To move to the next page, click on the radio button below.
After clicking on the radio button that correspond to the correct answer.

Click NEXT button to go to another question until you are finished. There is options for OMIT if you want skip the question for later consideration. For JAMB UME Use of English, you will need the Best Way to Answer Jamb Use of English Questions Candidates are advised to practice all JAMB Past Questions or syllabus to be conversant with the pattern of the questions. Hope this helped

Is There Any  Software For Practicing For JAMB CBT?

The answer is simple,Yes there is a software for practicing jamb cbt…but the mobile softcopy is not yet available(though will be soon).

But you can practice by registering to websites like or
It is advicable to practice by registering to website than going to a jamb centre as you can schedule to practice at your own comfort when you are not studying.


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