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10 Things Every 2016 JAMB Candidate Should Know

Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a renowned Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. The board conducts entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities.

The board is charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

A recent analysis revealed that about 50% of the total number of candidates pass JAMB annually, but do this same number gain admission into the available spaces in our various institutions? The answer is NO.

10 Things Every 2016 JAMB UTME Candidate Must Know

The aim of this article is to educate the lucky candidates on what to do, and of course what to avoid as JAMB UTME 2016 approaches.

1. Read more as much as you can:

Succeeding in JAMB depends a lot on how much information you have gathered from your study time. Get the JAMB UTME 2016/2017 Syllabus and JAMB UTME 2016 Brochure and use them to study.

2. Realize your problem areas, and dedicate more time to them:

Your aim as you study is to find those areas where you are weak and work really hard to revise and review those areas as you discover them.

Related: How to Prepare for JAMB – 8 Steps to Preparing Adequately for JAMB

3. Do not cheat yourself by searching for fake answers on the internet, use that time to read.

Time they say is money and in the case of exam preparation, the more time you put into productive work, the better your chances of succeeding at the examination. So don’t waste your time doing things that don’t work.

4. Read with past question to see how questions are answered.

Past questions help you to discover patterns and know how the questions are presented so you are advised to study with as many past questions as you can.

Also See: JAMB CBT Practice Tests For All Courses & Subject Combinations

5. Try to locate your examination center, at least 2 days to the date.

You will be assigned an examination center during your registration for JAMB so it is very important to locate this place if you don’t already know it before exam day.

6. If your center is far, endeavor to be there at least a day before the examination date.

And if you were assigned an examination center that is far from your area of residence perhaps due to late registration, you don’t want to be traveling to that location on that day.

Recommended: Prepare for JAMB the Right Way (Photos)

7. Test yourself on speed and accuracy.

You need to practice CBT tests considering the fact that JAMB UTME is now Computer Based as much as you possibly can to boost your ability to answer questions on the computer with speed and accuracy.

Highly Recommended: JAMB CBT Practice Software For UTME Candidates – Download!

8. Follow instructions.

In other words, DO NOT enter the examination hall with any material that may/will incriminate you. Also, ensure you act completely in accordance with all you are asked to do.

Read this: JAMB Subject Combination For All Courses

9. Begin with questions/subjects you know well and be time conscious.

Off course, this is very important as it will help to ease tension. Once a question seems like it will take too much time to answer, proceed to the easier ones you know well and can answer by mere looking and start with those ones.

10. Before you submit your paper, make sure you select an answer for all the remaining questions.

Do this at random, don’t leave any question blank or unanswered. Who knows? Your very last guesses may be right.

We wish you Good Luck, SCHOLAR!

About JAMB

JAMB LogoBy 1974, there were seven (7) Federal Universities in the country. Every one of these exiting universities conducted its own concessional examination and admitted its students. However, this system of admission revealed serious limitations and quite often, waste of resources in the process of administering the concessional examination especially on the part of the candidates.

The general untidiness in the uncoordinated system of admissions into universities and the attendant problems were sufficient cause for concern to the committee of vice – chancellors.

These problems had assumed new dimension when by 1976, the then federal military government, under the leadership of General Olusegun Obasanjo,established six (6) additional universities. Consequently, the government set up a national committee on university entrance under the chairmanship of Mr. M. S. Angulu.

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  • Victory

    Nice post. Following this tips plus alot of hardwork, can surely help one pass jamb examination successfully.

  • Geraldo

    Am going for medicine at Unical and i dont hav any A or B in my waec or neco(i.e among my five main subjects i only hav credits) is it posiible dat i will make it??

  • Geraldo

    am filled
    thanxx alot

  • Isaaac

    Nice article. Still very relevant. Keep it up

  • please help me o what can i do? i have done my jamb exams on friday 11 and i did't see my result i try to check it but is telling me no result yet please help what can i do

  • Deborah

    Comments (required)plz wot is the 2016 jamb cut off mark 2 study law at UNIZIK and ABSU.and these are the subject i want 2 ryt on jamb,economics,government,literature in english and use of english.hope the studjects are gud 4 law

    1. Deborah, for UNIZIK, you need a minimum of 200 in your JAMB and an aggregate of 255 (i.e JAMB + Post UTME / 2) after your POst UTME. For ABSU, you need a minimum of 180 in JAMB.
      Your subject combination is perfect.
      Just put your very best, put away all distractions (Facebook, movies, Whatsapp, etc) for just the few weeks remaining and you'll make it.

  • I need more of your advice on jamb

  • Rahmon Olaitan

    Comments (required)pls i failed economics at my waec and i want to do public addmin pls is it a must i do economics at jamb

    1. You really need Economics.