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JAMB Exam Experience For 2019: See Important Updates

The 2019 JAMB exam commenced since April 11th. 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.

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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 session 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 spend enough time on the internet looking for questions and answers that were given to candidates that has 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.

All the Answers Flying Around Are Not Real: JAMB Candidates should note that all what they see online as answers to JAMB questions are not real.  Most candidates that took them serious before going to JAMB exam hall were all disappointed. So if you have been wasting your time cramming those stuff, you better have a change of mind on that. Even if they are true, do not forget that JAMB will deploy different questions for each session of the exam. So it still won’t be of any benefit to you. Be warned!

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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 JAMB examination is to practice past questions. Well, JAMB candidates that participated in the exam so far have laid credence to this already known fact, So I say again; if you have not been practicing JAMB past questions, you’ve not been studying smart.

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 calculator if there is still time instead of wasting the whole time trying to solve them.

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You will be required to thumb print twice: Candidates were asked to thumbprint twice; before the examination and after the examination. This is done to ensure there are no cases of impersonation. So ensure you thumb print before and after the examination. Even if the invigilator did not ask you to, request for it. This is to ensure you do not have a missing result or other irregularities.

If you have participated in the ongoing 2019 JAMB exam and  you can equally share your experiences with us using the comment box. It will be highly appreciated.

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  1. Is the result out

  2. 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.?

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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

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