Tips To Writing JAMB CBT Exam: JAMB Computer Based Test Guide

Tips To Writing JAMB CBT Exam

Tips And Guides To Writing JAMB CBT Exam: JAMB Computer-Based Test Guide

Ever since the JAMB UTME format has been changed to Computer Based Test, most people have been put into an anxious state of mind because they fear they don’t know how to operate a laptop, have little experience operating a laptop also the time allocation and the exam phobia. Well if you are in this category and have been wondering how to write the JAMB CBT examination, worry no more as we will give a detailed review illustrating the step by step guide to writing the JAMB Computer Based Exam!

In this guide, we will show you the simple guidelines on JAMB Computer Based Test using this simple tutorial format. After reading this article, our readers/candidates who are frightened of the JAMB Computer Based Test and have been asking themselves how the examination will be or looks LIKE will be relieved of their fears.

Getting a high score in your JAMB result is important and you can’t start better than familiarizing yourself with the questions and the mode of examination. This article is for you if you have been asking questions like:

  • How will the JAMB Computer Based Test will look like?
  • Will can I be able to pass the JAMB CBT examination?
  • Am I a computer literate?
  • How can I answer the jamb CBT exam questions?
  • How can I use computers to answer JAMB questions?
    • What the requirements and step by step guide on how to use a computer in answering jamb questions?
  • How can I pass the jamb CBT test without CBT knowledge?
  • What will be on my computer screen, once I enter the jamb exam hall?
  • What should I do to pass this forthcoming jamb examination?
  • How is the nature of the computer-based exams in jamb?
  • How can I write the CBT jamb exam?.
  • Answer jamb use of English

The content of this guide include:

How To Write JAMB CBT Examination

This guide and tutorial are a must-read for candidates who will write JAMB computer-based testing (CBT) in the forthcoming Joint Admission and Matriculation Board – Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (JAMB-UTME) exercise. It is crucial to follow every step to detail:


Guidelines on JAMB Computer Based Test Tutorial – How To Write JAMB CBT Exam

Step 1: First and foremost, I will advise all candidates reading this guide to arrive at the examination venue at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

Step 2: Secondly, when you get to the computer on which you will write your exam, ensure you sit comfortably and be in the examination mood.

Step 3: From the JAMB Computer Based Test Tutorial Panel figure, you will see different functional buttons and areas which you can easily navigate around. These includes:

(a) Subject area: where the subject is located.
(b) The Time: This specifies the duration for the examination
(c) The remaining time: This is the remaining time you have for the examination.
(d) Ensure you ALWAYS check the time-lapse and time remaining to be able to complete the exam questions on time, be aware of the remaining time, this will surely help you answer questions faster, and if you feel the time has gone, fret not, and simply try your best to increase your response time on questions.
(d) Instruction area: This is the Instruction page, here, candidates can go and check the instructions about the exams.

Basic Uses of the Mouse When Writing

Now we will discuss an essential component of the CBT, the use of the mouse

1: Ensure you put the heel of your hand on the table in front of the mouse. Then Hold the mouse between the thumb and the ring fingers, this is the best and most comfortable way of holding a mouse.

2: Also, ensure you put your index finger on the left mouse button.

3: When you want to answer a question, the arrow automatically becomes a pointing finger, simply hold the mouse still and then lightly click the left mouse button with your index finger or any finger that makes it easier for you!

We are not setting instructions here, our goal is to get you familiar with the use of the mouse which will help you rightfully answer all questions fast.


Radio Buttons – What Are Radio Buttons?

Most computer-based tests use radio buttons, and this is what was implemented in JAMB CBT questions. The below buttons will be used as illustrated in the exams panel above, to select the correct answer.

 Button 1     Button 2     Button 3

Click on any of the 3 circles/buttons above to test their functionality. You will see that the selected option’s radio is covered with a dark circle. That shows your selection which represents your choice of answer.

How Do You Choose the Correct Answers?

Mosttimes, the questions which come out in the computer-based test are in the multi-choice format. Which is also known as the ‘multiChoice Question’.

During the exam, something related to this may be asked

Example:  Solve for y.

if y – 2 + 3y = 10

  1. 6
    B. 5
    C. 4
    D. 3
    E. 2

You select one of the best answers by clicking on the radio button with a mouse or Use the Tab Key (which is in most computers, the first button in the third line) to move through the options and then pressing the space-bar to select an option.

Note that you can only select a single radio button at a time and then simply click on the NEXT button to move to the next question. Also, you can choose to skip a particular question by omitting it and coming back to it when you are ready. This is a strategy to keep your pace with time. Ensure you don’t forget the questions you skipped although it will be visible to you that some questions have not been answered.

Follow this step and move from question to the other till you end your examination.

I hope that this tutorial of more than a thousand words has not bored you and has helped you understand the basics of writing the JAMB CBT examination.

Good luck in your quest for success and we will be expecting your testimony in the comment section below.

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