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Jamb Computer Based Test [CBT] Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs] And Their Possible Answers


Computer based test [CBT] is the administration of an examination using a computer. This format is flexible in that the test can be taken at different times and in different locations.

JAMB CBT was introduced by JAMB in a bid to bring about sanity in the system and better still to serve the PROSPECTIVE Jamb candidates well.

But, the challenge is that a very large number of prospective Jamb candidates [jambites] does not really know how the whole system works and the possible thing(s) they can do when challenges of any sorts concerning JAMB CBT occurs.

In view of that and many others is the major reason why I have decided to compiled this post to better enlightened our jambites while they prepare for their exams.

So, today we shall be looking at jamb Computer based test [CBT] frequently asked questions [faqs] and answers and trust me, this post will provide solutions to all the major challenges you've been experiencing while practising and preparing for your JAMB CBT exams.

Here we go!

1. What is Computer Based Test (CBT)?
Computer based test is the administration of an examination using a computer. This format is flexible in that the test can be taken at different times and in different locations.

2. Why Computer Based Test (CBT)?
CBT makes for more accurate, precise and fair assessment of the candidates.

3. What are the benefits of Computer Based Test (CBT)?
• It is fast in that it gives immediate feedback.
• It is accurate and offers automated analysis of results.
• 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 Cmputer Based Test (CBT)centres?
Test centres are examination locations across the country where candidates can take Computer Based Tests (CBT). These centres are equipped with modern infrastructure that would enable the conduct of CBT.

6. Where are the test centres located?
CBT centres are located in all the thirty-six states of the federation and the FCT. To find a CBT centre click here...

7. Are these centres well equipped for CBT?
Yes, the centres are well-equipped for CBT.

8. What does the 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. The e-UTME accredited professional test centers are certified and equipped to international standards 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.

10. How many candidates are attached to a computer?
A candidate is assigned to a computer.

11. Are international testing centres available?
Yes, e-UTME accredited testing centres are available in all the six countries where JAMB conducts its examinations (United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Benin, Cameroun and Ghana).

12. Does Computer Based Test cost the same as Paper Pencil Examination?
Yes, the cost is the same.

13. How do I pay for my Exam?
You will purchase your e-registration card from any designated bank and register online.

14. Are CBT questions the same as Paper Pencil Test?
Yes, they are.

15. If I take CBT, would my performance be different from those who took PPT?

16. Will the Computer Based Test follow the same content guidelines of the UTME syllabus?

17. Is the duration of the Computer Based Test the same as the Paper Pencil Examination?
The Computer Based Test is generally the same length as the Paper Pencil Examination. The details of the test length will be included in the test instructions on the examination day.

18. Are Computer Based Tests secure?
Yes. The extensive computerized encryption systems make breaking into

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