2017 JAMB Mock Exam: See Tips for Writing Main UTME this Year
Tips for Writing 2017 UTME With JAMB’s New Technology
A new technology has been introduced by JAMB and candidates who wrote the Mock exam have gotten a taste of it. You can now use both the Computer Keyboard and the Mouse (or track-pad for laptops) while writing your exam.
1. Using the Keyboard
If you are using the keyboard, here are the most important keys:
- N – To move to the next question
- P – To go back to the previous question
- A – To select option A on a question
- B – To select option B on a question
- C – To select option C on a question
- D – To select option D on a question
- S – To submit your exam (Be Careful with this key)
- R – To Cancel Submit (and RETURN)
Please read the instructions properly before starting your exam because all the above will still be stated before you start the exam. Please note however, that there are some things that the Keyboard method does not offer you. In this case, you must use your Mouse (or track-pad). Some of these things include:
- Switching from one subject to another. If you want to answer a particular subject before going to another, you would need to use the mouse to select a subject.
- Using the on-screen calculator at the top right corner of your screen. If you want to use the calculator, you will also need to select it with your mouse.
2. Questions Format
There will be 180 questions: 60 for English, 40 for each of the other subjects.
Use of English will now contain 1 comprehension passage (with about 6 questions) and about 8 to 10 questions from the Newly introduced Novel “In Dependence”. According to reports from candidates that wrote the Mock exam, the questions from the Novel are deep and are different from any questions you have seen online, so try to read the book properly. The time stated for the exam is 120 Minutes (2 hours).
3. Hanging Screens
This is an important tip to note. Press F5 if your screen hangs.
Candidates also complained about hanging of the JAMB CBT interface while taking the exam. According to some other reports from candidates, you won’t be able to click on anything, but your TIME will be counting down. The solutions that worked was pressing F5 on the keyboard. You will see this key at the top keys of the keyboard. If you don’t know how to do this during the exam, please call the attention of the examiner. Don’t be afraid to do this.
We wish everyone best of luck in the 2017 UTME.