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(1) What is Computer Based Test (CBT)?
Computer based test is the administration of an examination using a computer. This format is flexible because the test can be taken at different times and in different locations.
(2) Why Computer Based Test (CBT)?
CBT accounts for more accurate, precise and fair assessment of the candidates.
(3) What are the benefits of Computer Based Test (CBT)?
•It is fast because it gives immediate feedback.
•It is accurate and offers automated analysis of result.
•It is fair.
•It is more secured.
•It is the global best practice.
(4) What is e-UTME?
e-UTME is an electronic form of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that adopts the use of computer to display and answer test items.
(5) What are the JAMB Test Centres?
JAMB Test centres are JAMB examination locations across the country where candidates can take Computer Based Tests (CBT). These centres are equipped with modern infrastructures that would enable the conduct of CBT.
(6) Where are the JAMB Test Centres located?
JAMB CBT centres are located in all the thirty-six states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the FCT.
(7) How many candidates are attached to a computer?
A candidate is assigned to a computer.
(8) What does the JAMB test centre look like?
A room equipped with computers connected to internet or intranet (Local Area Network).
(9) Are the test centres conducive for CBT?
Yes, JAMB accredited professional test centres are certified and equipped to international standard to facilitate a comfortable environment conducive for CBT exams. All equipment are provided and there are technical support staff who are available to assist candidates at any time during the examination.
(10) Are international Testing Centres available?
Yes, JAMB accredited testing centres are available in six countries (United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Benin, Cameroun and Ghana).
(11) Are CBT questions the same as Paper Pencil Test?
Yes, they are.
(12) How friendly is the CBT to candidates?
The CBT has been especially designed to provide the necessary atmosphere for the optimum performance of the candidates in terms of 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”.
(13) Will the CBT follow the same content guideline of the UTME syllabus? Yes.
(14) Is the Computer Based Test compulsory for all candidates?
Yes, from 2015, The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that there will be no option of the Paper Pencil Examination.
(15) How do I register for JAMB CBT Exam?
Candidates are expected to purchase the e-UTME registration scratch card from designated banks and register online via: www.jambng.com, www.jambonline.org or www.jamb.org.ng
(16) What is the duration of the CBT Exam?
The CBT Exam 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.