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JAMB Exam Experience and Important Updates For Candidates Yet To Write

The 2020 JAMB exam commenced since March 14th. Candidates who have taken the exam have shared some of their experiences and important points they observed during the exam which other candidates yet to take the exam should learn from.

This will help you know what to expect. So ensure you go through this post before your own exam day.

Now, based on what we have gathered from the experiences of candidates that participated in the examination, below are the important things you should bear in mind.

The Same questions Are Given To candidates in the same Session: We gathered that candidates for each of the sessions each day are usually given the same set of questions to answer. However, the questions are not arranged accordingly. For instance, the No 1 questions for candidate “A” may be the number 10 question for candidate “B”.

Ensure You Answer At  Least 10 Questions In All The Subjects: According to one of the candidates who wrote the examination, one of the instructions on the screen says that candidates are to ensure that they answer at least 10 questions in each of the subjects or else they won’t have results after the examination. This is to say for instance if you answer a good number of questions in English, Chemistry, and Biology and did not answer up to 10 questions in Physics, you will have no result. We do not know for sure if that is true. However, ensure you read the instructions displayed after you have logged in before answering the questions. If there is any of the instructions that is not clear to you, call the attention of the supervisor.

JAMB Sets New questions For each day and Session: We’ve discovered that Many JAMB candidates yet to take the JAMB exam to spend enough time on the internet looking for questions and answers that were given to candidates that have already written the exam with the hope that the questions may be repeated by JAMB. However, from the information, we obtained from candidates who participated in the exam today. They were given a different question entirely. So don’t go searching for questions asked to candidates who sat for the examination before you with the hope of cramming the questions and answers. It won’t work because your questions and theirs will not be the same even if you guys have the same subject combinations.

Rough Sheet will be provided for calculations: JAMB candidates who sat for the examination disclosed that after biometric verification they were asked their UTME subject combination. If your subject combination contains any subject that involves calculation, you will be provided with a rough sheet. So If you have been wondering how you are going to handle those little calculations, worry no more. That part will be taken care of.

Do Not Waste Time with the calculator: We learnt that many JAMB candidates had issues using the on-screen calculator. This is because each time you want to select a digit or number on the calculator, you have to scroll/navigate with the computer mouse to locate the particular digit, number or function you want to select. Many of them complained that this process consumed there time unnecessarily. So the advice is this: If you meet questions that involve the use of the calculator, skip them and answer those ones that do not require you to use the calculator first. You can always come back to the ones that require a calculator if there is still time instead of wasting the whole time trying to solve them.

IMPORTANT READ: Before you go for your exam, ensure you have read everything in the links below. If you have read them before and forgotten, please read again. They are highly necessary for your success.

  1. Things You Should Know And Do A Day Before Your JAMB Exam
  2. JAMB CBT Exam: Answers And Solutions To Frequently Asked Questions
  3. How To Answer JAMB CBT Exam Questions And Score High
  4. JAMB Exam: 7 Important Things You Must Know Before Exam Day
  5. How To Write JAMB CBT Exam: Complete Tutorial
  6. Important Changes On JAMB CBT Exam You Need To Know
  7. JAMB Sweet Sixteen Possible Questions And Answers
  8. Download JAMB Novel Sweet Sixteen Summary In Pdf – All Chapters

JAMB Is Serious About Prohibited Items: One of the candidates who took the exam narrated how a girl was not allowed to write the exam until she agreed to take off her MEDICATED GLASSES or bring proof in form of a medical report that the glasses were actually medicated! He added that many other candidates had to take off their, handkerchiefs, papers and even earrings and throw them on the floor so they could be allowed into the hall.

Be Very Fast In Answering Questions: Due to some delays before the exam was able to commence, Many candidates complained that they were not allowed to use the allocated time for the exam which is 2 hours. They were hurried by the invigilators and the 2 hours were not allowed to elapse before the systems automatically submitted their answers.

Eat Well Before Going For The Exam: Due to technical issues, some exams which were scheduled to commence at 7 am, finally commenced around 1 pm and as such, many candidates were already very hungry and tired before the exam started. Imagine writing an exam like JAMB while very hungry. We advise candidates to eat well before going for the exam or take a snack or sandwich to their exam centre incase there is a long delay before the exam starts.

A good number of Past questions were repeated in all the subjects: We have emphasized it over and over again that one way to do well in the JAMB examination is to practice past questions. Well, JAMB candidates that participated in the exam so far have admitted that a good number of past questions were repeated. Though not exactly the way they were asked in the past questions. So I say again; if you have not been practicing JAMB past questions, you’ve not been studying smart.

If you have participated in the ongoing 2020 JAMB exam and you can equally share your experiences with us using the comment box. It will be highly appreciated.

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43 comments

  1. Can I change my institution from federal university to Federal university. E.g Obafemi awolowo university to Nnamdi azikiwe university

  2. Pls. What is the 2020 cut off mark in jamb for Federal University of technology, Akure. Somebody should help. ….

    • Pls I didn’t participate in the jamb exam due to the sudden change of dates of the exam which I wasn’t aware of.what should I do

  3. Pls,can I write unical post it me with 170…help me

  4. Manson Ruth Barieeba

    When will the result for 20th people come out

  5. I scored 277
    Am so happy

  6. Mary Anthony Enam

    Please I have a problem I don’t know how it’s happened my surname is now my first name and my first name now my surname can it be changed please help me I think it’s a error during my jamb registration.

  7. Please oh you people should help me oh I wasn’t able to write my exam oh on the 18th of march 2020???????????? I missed my paper please what can I do??? Help a soul please y’all

  8. Danjuma benjamin

    Please I need BECE syllabus for this year

  9. I wrote on Tuesday, one of the questions that came out in government is; Who makes law in Ecowas?
    And in CRS; what did the relationship the crucifixion of Jesus create between king Herod and Pilate?

  10. Akintunde Esther

    Please have been trying to check my results but am seeing error

  11. Honestly am really fed up, since morning, I have been send text 55019, I didn’t get respond from them,
    I actually wrote mine on Monday

  12. I did my exam on March 16 and up till now I have been unable to check my results through net even though I sent the results to them through text message

  13. Archibong Uket Omini

    The God Lord who never forsake his own will not forsake us. Keep hope alive! God is not death. On Friday 7am, success in advance!!!

  14. Please I missed my exam date.. So I was unable to participate in the exam.. And I have laid the complain.. Will anything be done?

    • No my friend… there is a strict rules that anyone who misses his or her exam period will not be able to write it again

  15. Onyedikachi immaculata

    Please is it possible to change a subject at the exam center?
    I have been trying to change it but is not working

  16. I have a problem in my dumb printing an I was unable to write the will jamb going to send me another day for my exam

  17. Muhammad Muhammad Raji

    I was not allowed to sit for my jamb on the 16th because my finger prints could not be read by the scanner provided,we were recapture at the centre and the supervisor ask us to wait for JAMB reply, so what will be our faith please jamb should do something for us because we can’t afford to miss this opportunity
    Please

  18. Please why was physics to compicated this time around.

  19. Is the result out

  20. I was not allowed to sit for my jamb on the 15th because my finger prints could not be read by the scanner provided, I was advised by the supervisor to write that due to the use of washing soda my finger prints could not be captured.on a form. I’m so disturbed, what will I do? The supervisorI stated that I may have to travel to Abuja for the exams. Who will foot my bill to travel to Abuja.?

  21. Please what of those failed to verified by BVM machine.

  22. My system was automatically logged out during my time of the exam and I couldn’t finish..why did it do so wen my time was still left out

  23. the results of candidates that wrote on 13th May is out, and i have being trying to check mine, they keep on telling me, u do not have any result yet , please what is happening?

    • It is too early to be worried. There could be issues JAMB is waiting to resolve before releasing some results. We believe that by the end of the whole exams, all the valid results will be released. And if your result is not released one week after the exams have ended, That’s when you should really be worried.

  24. I forgot to thumbprint after the exams what do i do

    • There is nothing you can do now. Just pray it does not affect the release of your result.

    • plz did ur result come out am facing dsame challenge

      • you did not thumbprint the second time right…. same with me and my centre didn’t say anything like a second thumbprint dey just told use to go home

      • I did mine on 18th and we didn’t do the second
        thumbprinting In my center, we told our invigilator and the woman said it’s not necessary. To God be the glory I checked my result yesterday via SMS, I score 221. that second thumbprinting is not going to affect your result, jus keep your mind at rest and pray.

    • Pls how can I check my score in jamb?

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