38 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON CBT FOR 2014-2015 SS3 STUDENTS

 38 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON CBT FOR 2014-2015 SS3 STUDENTS1.What is Computer Based Test (CBT)?

Computer based test is the administration of an examination using a computer. This format is flexible in that the test can be taking at different times and in different locations.

2.Why Computer Based Test (CBT)?

CBT makes for more accurate, precise and fair assessment of the candidates

3.What are the benefits of Computer Based Test (CBT)?

• It is fast in that it gives immediate feedback.

• It is accurate and offers automated analysis of result.

• It is fair.

• It is more secured.

• It is the global best practice.

4.What is e-UTME?

e-UTME is an electronic form of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that adopts the use of computer to display and answer test items.

5.What are the test centres?

Test centres are examination locations across the country where candidates can take Computer Based Tests (CBT). These centres are equipped with modern infrastructures that would enable the conduct of CBT.

6.Where the tests are centres located?

CBT centres are located in all the thirty-six states of the federation and the FCT.

7.Are these centres well equipped for CBT?

Yes the centres are well-equipped for CBT.

8.What does the test centre look like?

A room equipped with computers connected to internet or intranet (Local Area Network).

9.Are the test centres conductive for CBT?

Yes, e-UTME accredited professional test centres are certified and equipped to international standard 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.

10.How many candidates are attached to a computer?

A candidate is assigned to a computer

11.Are international testing centres available?

Yes, e-UTME accredited testing centres are available in six countries (United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Benin, Cameroun and Ghana).

12.Are Computer Based Tests secure?

Yes. The extensive computerized encryption system makes breaking into the test virtually impossible. Also, test centres make it very difficult for candidates to bring in unauthorized materials.

13Is the Computer Based Test compulsory for all candidates?

Yes

14.How friendly is the CBT to candidates?

The CBT has been especially designed to provide the necessary atmosphere for the optimum performance of the candidates in terms of layout and simplicity of the question on the screen. Simply, moving from one question to another is achieved at the click of the Mouse Button or the movement of the “Arrow Keys”.

15.Will all candidates write the examination at the same time?

No. each candidate will write the examination according to the scheduled/appointed time.

16.Must I schedule an appointment with a test centre to take a Computer Based Test?

No. your schedule will be given at the point of registration.

17.Will I receive an e-mail confirming the testing appointment?

Yes. You will receive an e-mail from JAMB stating the date, time and location of your examination.

18.Should I bring the confirmation print out to the testing centre?

Yes. You should bring the original of your confirmation printout to the centre.

19.What do I do if I need to reschedule my examination?

If the need arises, you should contact the SERVICOM office at JAMB, National Headquarter Bwari, Abuja.

TAKING THE COMPUTER BASED TEST

20.How do i start the test?

You are expected to first key in the registration number into the computer and click on NEXT.You are to read and follow the instruction that comes up up. Now, click on START EXAM.

21.How do I key in my answers on a Computer Based Test?

Answers to questions may be entered into the computer in either of two ways. You may key in the 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.

22.May I review my answers or skip questions and answer them later when taking a Computer Based Test?

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.

23.How do I know how much time I have spent on my examination?

The time will be displayed on the computer screen during the examination.

24.May I bring food to the test centre?

No. food is not allowed in the test centre.

25.May I bring my mobile cell phone to the test centre?

No. mobile phones are not allowed in the test centre.

26.May I bring notebook to the test centre?

No. notebook or other textbook materials are not allowed at the test centre.

27.May I bring a calculator to the test centre?

No. you be provided with one on the examination day.

28.If there is a power failure will it affect my timing?

No. there will be power back-up with alternative power supply and your tests will return to the exact place where you stopped.

29.How do I end the test?

When you have answered and reviewed all the questions, you will 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.

31.Would there be any break during the examination?

No. there is no break between the tests.

32.Can I practice the Computer Based Test before the actual examination?

Yes, you can practice taking the test as often as you wish by taking the PRACTISE TEST on JAMB website http://www.jamb.gov.ng/practice-test at no cost to you.

33.How can I get more comfortable with CBT before taking an examination?

You can get further practice tests of JAMB past questions on purchase of e-card.

34.How quickly will i receive scores?

You will receive your scores on your mobile phone almost immediately you depart the examination centre.

35.Will there be audiovisuals on the Computer Based Test?

That depends upon the test being taking. If visual contribute to the test, they will be shown on the screen with the text of the questions or in a separate window.

36.Is knowledge of computer programming necessary to take a test on the computer?

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.

37.How early should I arrive at the test centre?

You are required to arrive as early as 6:00 am for the biometrics verification exercise.

38.What if I am late for the testing appointment?

If you arrive after thirty minutes (30mins.) into the examination, you will not be allowed into the testing centre.

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