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Important Changes On JAMB CBT Exam You Need To Know

There are few important changes on 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 comprise 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 candidates 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 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 any body 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.

Read Also: JAMB CBT Exam Tutorial: All You Need To Know About JAMB CBT Exam

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 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

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 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 the 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).

We hope this helps. If you have questions on this, use the comment box.

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  1. 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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

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

    • There is no big deal to it. You will find everything easily understandable by the time you sit in front of the Computer. But if you have any questions duriong the exam, you can ask any of the invigilators.

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

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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Have not get my reprint slip .

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

  17. Have seen my exam date & center


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

  20. 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”

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

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

  23. I have problems reprinting my exam slip

  24. 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

  25. Nwaneri Geraldine Ijeoma

    Are we to print in a café

  26. 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?

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

  28. akinola oluwapelumi

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

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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”

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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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