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Important Changes On JAMB CBT Exam You Need To Know

There are few important changes in JAMB CBT candidates should know. If you are participating in the UTME for the first time this year, it is important you take note of these changes.

For the sake of clarity, we wish to point out these new important changes and provide explanations where necessary so that you will be properly guided.

Changes On JAMB CBT Exam You Need To Know

JAMB CBT Exam Duration (Time) Has been Reduced from 3 Hours to 2 Hours:

The time candidates have to answer the exam questions have been reduced from the 3 hours that it used to be to 2 hours.

This simply means that candidates will have to work on how fast they can answer JAMB CBT exam questions. There are JAMB CBT softwares you can use to practice JAMB CBT questions and with constant practice, candidates will be able to increase their pace of answering questions and be able to do well during the actual JAMB CBT exam.

Number of Exam Questions Have Been Reduced

Before now, JAMB CBT examination usually comprises 100 questions for Use of English and 50 questions each for the other three subjects a candidate is expected to sit for bringing the total number of questions to 250. However, JAMB has disclosed that there will be a change.

Questions on Use of English will be reduced to 60 while for the other remaining subjects, the questions will be reduced to 40 questions each. This will bring the total number of questions a candidate is expected to answer to 180.

Exam Questions Are Uploaded 5 Minutes Before The Exam

The CBT exam questions will be uploaded by JAMB just five (5 mins) before the examination. This means that candidates must have already been seated in the examination hall before the questions will be uploaded. The purpose of this is to make sure that the JAMB CBT exam questions do not leak before the exam begins. It will also make the exam malpractice very difficult.

So this simply means that it will be almost impossible to get an idea of the questions before the examination. So anybody promising you that he/she will send you answers or give you “EXPO” is only deceiving you and just wants to defraud you.

So candidates writing the exam should note that the only sure way to succeed in the JAMB CBT exam, is to study hard. Do not fall victim to fraudsters who only want to eat your money by promising to send you “EXPO” on the examination day.

Use Of Eight-Key Device To Answer JAMB CBT Questions Not Mouse:

In previous years, JAMB candidates use a mouse attached to the computer systems to answer JAMB CBT exam questions and navigate through the whole CBT interface. However, many do complain that some of the candidates who have little or no idea on the use of computer systems are often put at a disadvantage compared to those who already know how to use computer systems before the examination.

Now considering this, JAMB has developed an eight key device that candidates can use as a navigation tool to provide answers to the exam Questions.  Both the Mouse and the Eight Key device may be available on the exam day. So use the one you are comfortable with.

Let us take the time to explain the “eight key device” system for a better understanding.

The “eight key device” will be made up of eight letters of the alphabet namely: A,B,C,D,P,N,S,R,Y

Letter A,B,C,D is to be used to provide answers to the CBT questions. So if the answer to a question is letter B, just simply tap letter “B” on the device and it will appear on the computer screen that you have selected letter B as your answer to the question.

letter P,N,S,R,Y serves other navigational purposes as explained below;

P = Means “Previous Question” (when you tap on letter P, it takes you to the previous question you have answered or jumped)
N = Means “Next Question” (when you tap on letter “N” it takes you to the next question )
S = Means “Submit” (Candidates are to tap on this button only when they want to submit their examination. This means you have FINISHED THE EXAMINATION)
R = Means “Reverse” ( If for any reason you wish to go back to the questions after submitting, simply tap on the “R” button to go back).

Y = Means “Yes” (This means you are confirming that you want to submit. Only use this if you are sure you are through and want to submit).

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  1. Please this is urgent does end exam means submit?

  2. infact, this is a very good and ideal information,
    which i really like infact like is an understatement i love this,pls if u caln continue this it will make it more easier for us.
    thank you and we appreciate.

  3. infact, this is a very good and ideal information,
    which i really like infact like is an understatement i love this,pls if u caln continue this it will make it more easier for us.
    thank you and we appreciate.

  4. thanks for this information,God bless u

  5. Pls this 8-key device is it on the keyboard??
    Pls I need an urgent reply🙏🙏

  6. Pls dis 8-key device is it on the keyboard?

  7. Chukwuemeka Emmanuel onu

    Thanks for the info it’s helpful

  8. This is helpful, thanks a lot. Well done 👍

  9. God bless you sir for this truth that you revealed to us

  10. Auwal abdulkadir

    thanks to myschool may allah helf all of us

  11. Nura jibril Agwara

    Alhamdulliha Allah (swt) will help us to suicide

  12. Thank you so very much ❤️

  13. Thank you. God bless you.

  14. If I come across a subject and I don’t know the answer, can I leave it to answer other questions and come back for it???

  15. Thank for updates us

  16. Chukwu ifechukwu

    Thanks so much for this information

  17. I don’t no how thanks u as you took time to explain all this to us l pray Almighty God bless you and enrich you and your family

  18. Honestly I so much appreciate the time and effort you all took to explain this to us.
    May God almighty bless you all.

  19. But part of the questions we are solving here will come’s out in our exams

  20. Marvel johngold

    Please each carries how many marks???

  21. Thank you god help us all

  22. Thank you for the update. God help us all

  23. Inshaa Allah we shall get it right.

  24. Thanks you

  25. Since we are not to come to the exam Hall with any writing materials
    Please what will I use for calculation

    • The calculator is already installed for calculations during utme exams,but it’s not the same with the normal calculator we use

  26. I heard that u can’t correct
    If u pick the wrong options
    Is it true?

    • Yes once you’ve clicked on next the computer has marked your answer even if you go back and they show you that you’ve picked another one the first one you picked is still the one the computer will mark so better be very sure of your answer before you click

      • Mr man it’s a big lie you can go back to previous question and answer it it’s only if you have submitted then you can’t go back again , you can go back a crosscheck what you’ve done. So what is the “p” there for previous

  27. Please I made a mistake in my exam subjects and they said I can’t change it again what should I do crs but they put chemistry

  28. Arutere Ebruphihor

    I hope it’s the same procedure as the normal Cbt training….

  29. Good luck to you all Guys😍😍😍

  30. pennalty for getting late to the exam hall is what?

  31. Please this Myschool jamb exam will it come out in jamb examination or will some of it come in examx

  32. Ofoegbu Agatha AKUNNA

    This is serious, so if someone happens to fail one question he is as good as loosing big mark because each question will now carry big mark as the questions are reduced

  33. if it bring English first and i wish to answer d questions for d subject I know best, how will I do it?

  34. How many days after the jamb will the results be uploaded?

  35. I really love this website.

  36. Is it that yr answer will be marked suddenly when u click on a question, or untill u finish or what.

  37. I want to check my results on jamb portal but it telling me i didn’t seat for the exam which i did pls what should i do it this year exam 2019

  38. will they install calculator on the system for us.

    • Ofoegbu Agatha AKUNNA

      This is serious, so if someone happens to fail one question he is as good as loosing big mark because each question will now carry big mark as the questions are reduced

  39. please is the summit button, same with the end exam button.. thank you

  40. When you click on end exam in jamb, does that mean you’ve submitted it?

  41. pls since u are not allow 2 go in with writing materials, will u b given in d exam hall

  42. Pls, I want to know, I did not complete my exams because the center i wrote the exam intentionally summited everybody’s work from the control room, telling us that they wanted to leave. And by then my time was still up to 51minutes. Is there any way I can lay this complain to jamb?

  43. please after I might have entered my correct option do I need to use the space bar or just press the N button for the next question?

  44. pls I don’t know how to press computer,
    incase of DAT pressing of registration number,wat wil i do?

  45. please how does the calculator provided works and how is it operated

  46. I heard that there is a calculator inside the computer…
    Is that true??

  47. will i be able to use both controls ; mouse and 8 keys?
    And how do i access the calculator?

  48. Pls how are they going to sum the score up

  49. Pls this year’s jamb, are we still going to use pencil and rough paper for solving???

    • Just go the the hall with a pencil and 1 copy of your exam slip for roiugh calculations. JAMB may or may not provide that.

  50. bravo to you ……
    if it is true
    either true or not writing jamb for the first time, you have to note everything you are meant to

  51. Have not get my reprint slip .

  52. Have no see my reprint slip either through email or text

  53. Have seen my exam date & center


  55. pls i hv nt seen my jamb date.wat should i do

  56. Please are we to press “s” to submit for each subjects or is it after all. The subjects have been answer to the we can press “s”

  57. when press the button p can I still change my answer

  58. Wow, Thanks. School news has be of get help to me and my friends

  59. I have problems reprinting my exam slip

  60. Nwaneri Geraldine Ijeoma

    Good day.. Please just want to find out if one can come to the examination center along with writing materials like pen or pencil

  61. Nwaneri Geraldine Ijeoma

    Are we to print in a café

  62. Baloguj Taiwo Adekunle

    Hello please I want to ask about the reprinting of slip. Up till now no mail nor text. And please are we to reprint in the cafe or at where we registered?

  63. If you press R-Reverse when you mistakenly submit without finishing, will you be redirected to your questions again so you could finish?

  64. akinola oluwapelumi

    please im finding it difficult to do my r-print please wat im i to do?

  65. But for instance if you haven’t finished and you submit will the system be off?

  66. so there will no use of pencil and paper for solving?

    • You can come along with writing materials (a Biro or pencil) but don’t bring any other paper apart from your reprinted slip. The invigilators will provide you with a paper for solving if it is needed.

  67. pls will question for batch A, be different from batch B.

    • According to the information provided by JAMB, YES! The questions for batch “A” will be different from that of Batch “B”

  68. would the question of mr. A different from mr. B on the same subject?

    • It may be the same set of questions but arranged differently. So question number 1 for Mr A may be question number 20 for Mr B.

  69. Hw can u go to de next question

    • Contrary to the announcement made by JAMB earlier. There will be a mouse attached to the computer, So you can use the mouse to select the subject you want to answer by using the mouse to click on it.

  70. So how do I move to the next subject with the “eight key”

    • For now we do not know how that is going to play out. However after the mock examination tomorrow, I will be able to update you on that. So check back later for that information.

  71. Oluseye Olubusayo Rukayat

    Will the computer be on for us?

    • Yes. You will only need to type in your JAMB registration number in the space provided and proceed to the main exam page.

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