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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.
CBT makes for more accurate, precise and fair assessment of the candidates.
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.
  • e-UTME is an electronic form of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that adopts the use of computer to display and answer test items.
    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.
    CBT centres are located in all the thirty-six states of the federation and the FCT. To find a CBT centre click here…
    Yes, the centres are well-equipped for CBT.
    A room equipped with computers connected to Internet or Intranet (Local Area Network).
    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.
    A candidate is assigned to a computer.
    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).
    You will purchase your e-registration card from any designated bank and register online.
    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.
    Yes. The extensive computerized encryption systems make breaking into the test virtually impossible. Also, test centers make it very difficult for candidates to bring in unauthorized materials.
    No, there will be options of either the Computer Based Test or the Paper Pencil Examination.
    The CBT has been specially designed to provide the necessary atmosphere for the optimum performance of the candidates in terms of layout and simplicity of the questions on the screen. Similarly, moving from one question to another is achieved at the click of the Mouse Button or the movement of the “Arrow Keys”.
    Candidates are expected to purchase the UTME registration scratch cards from designated banks and register online through
    Candidates are to direct all enquiries to the following telephone numbers: 08133702199, 09022666526, 08084116631, 08072522813, 08031283713, 07031283662 or visit any Zonal or State office of the Board nearest to them.
    No. Each candidate will write the examination according to a scheduled/appointed time.
    Yes. You should bring the original of your confirmation printout to the centre.
    If the need arises, you should contact the SERVICOM office at JAMB, National Headquarters Bwari, Abuja.
    You are expected to first key in the registration number into the computer and click on NEXT. You are to read and follow the instructions that comes up. Now, click on START EXAM.
    Answers to questions may be entered into the computer in either of two ways. You may key in answers by clicking on the option you believe to be the answer or typing in the letter of the option. Answers are recorded directly into the computer.
    Yes. You may review and change your answers after they have been entered into the computer during the examination or after you have attempted to answer all the questions before final submission.
    The time will be displayed on the computer screen during the examination.
    No. Mobile phones are not allowed in the test centre
    No. Notebook or other textbook materials are not allowed in the test centre.
    No. You will be provided with one on the examination day.
    No. There will be power back-up with alternative power supply and your test will return to the exact place where you stopped. All questions are saved upon answering them.
    When you have answered and reviewed all the questions, you would be required to click the “END” button. Another box will ask you to confirm that you are ready to end the test. Once you confirm that you want to end, the test will close and you will not be able to regain entry.
    No. There is no break between the test
    Can I practise taking the Computer Based Test before the actual administration?

    Yes, you can practise taking the test as often as you wish by taking the PRACTICE TEST on Online Jamb Class website at no cost to you.

    You can get further practice tests of JAMB past questions on purchase of an e-card.
    You will receive your scores on your mobile phones almost immediately you leave the examination centre.
    That depends on the test being taken. If visuals contribute to the test, they will be shown on the screen with the text of the questions or in a separate window.
    No. The test administration program only requires you to be able to use the mouse or keyboard to answer questions. Moreover, there will be mouse-practice session on JAMB website.
    You are expected to arrive as early as 6:00 am for the biometrics verification exercise.
    If you arrive after thirty minutes (30mins.) into the examination, you will not be allowed into the testing centre.

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