The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will be conducting a mock examination for candidates that registered for the 2017 computer based Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME) on Saturday, April 8.
The aim of the mock examination which would take place in all the accredited CBT centres nationwide is to prepare candidates for the real exams coming up between May 6 and May 20.
The board on Friday, April 7, announced the suspension of the UTME registration for one day. The suspension which takes effect from 8 p.m on Friday, was to create space for CBT centres to administer the mock UTME tests.
NAIJ.com has compiled some important details about the mock test that candidates need to know.
1. The mock examination is not compulsory. Only those who indicated interest during the registration are eligible.
2. Candidates who indicated interest should check their JAMB UTME registration email for their respective centres and time of the exam.
3. Candidates are advised to go to their profiles to print their examination slips which has their venue and time of the exam. To print the slip;
- Go to http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility and login using your email address and password
- On the TABS that appear, Click on "Print Mock Examination Slip"
- Then proceed to view and print your mock examination slip which contains your venue and time of the exam
4. Candidates are advised not to pay for the mock examination until they are assigned a CBT centre by JAMB.
5. The payment shall be made to the CBT centres to which the candidate is assigned after the notification of assigned centres for the mock examination.
6. The CBT Centres are allowed to collect through their (CBT Centres) bank accounts, a separate ₦700 only, for the examination after notification of centre has been received by the candidate.
7. There is no make up test for those who will miss the mock exam.
Meanwhile, students have been complaining about not the rigourous process of registering for this year's UTME. Some have successfully registered whil others are yet to do so.
Those who have registered are now complaining that they have checked their profile but no information about the venue or time for the mock examination.
Recall that the House of Representatives had demanded an extension of one month duration for the ongoing registration.
However, the registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, said about 871,576 candidates have so far been registered for the 2017 UTME and there might be no need for an extension of the registration exercise after its expiration.
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