Most of you are about to sit for 2018’s JAMB examination. This article would serve to teach you everything you need to know about your forthcoming exam. On this platform, we’ve put together Everything About JAMB 2018 as well as the latest JAMB-UTME news as they come up.
Stay with us as we look at everything about JAMB UTME at your own pace.
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, abbreviated to ‘JAMB’, was established in the year 1978 with the aim of offering provisional admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The prerequisites for this annual, CBT, examination, which is graded over 400 marks, is your Secondary School Certificate Examination which may be in the form of West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASCE otherwise popularly known as WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO), General Certificate Examination (GCE) or any other equivalent. Candidates that do not possess any of the above prerequisites should have no fear as there is room for ‘Awaiting Result’.
Candidates that are to sit for 2018’s JAMB examinations have two options for registration; e-registration or offline registration
The registration form is N5,000.00 be it online or offline. For the online registration, visit www.jamb.org.ng and buy the form by paying into Skye Bank, Zenith Bank, Union Bank, First Bank or NIPOST. After a successful registration, an e-copy of InDependence would be sent to you alongside JAMB’s brochure.
For the offline registration, you should visit the nearest JAMB office and purchase the form by paying to the seller. After you fill the form, your data would be updated into JAMB’s website then a hard copy of InDependence alongside the brochure would be given to you.
After you have successfully registered for the examination, you would clearly be informed on when to reprint your slip. The date at which this reprinting should be done is stated in your registration slip. On your reprinted slip, your examination date, venue and time would be stated. Note that the venue which you would be assigned to very much depends on the location which you proffered during your registration.
Here is a complete list of JAMB accredited centres in Nigeria.
Truth be told, JAMB examination is not child’s play at all. It requires extra dedication to your books. The examination is an Advanced Level Examination (A’ Level Exam which contains some university first year topics) and not the Ordinary Level Examination (O’ Level Exam which is consists of secondary school curriculum.)
As JAMB would never tell you that their exam is an A’ Level Exam, most students read only the textbooks prescribed by JAMB and expect to pass. See the Success Tips to Score Above 300 in 2018 JAMB without Expo.
Well, you are advised to read the textbooks they prescribed thoroughly in respect to the four subjects you chose to write but shouldn’t stop there. If you can lay your hands on first year books and read the topics in JAMB’s curriculum, then you would surely pass.
But, because it is mostly difficult to get first year books, as a JAMBITE that you now are, you would have to resort to JAMB past questions. This is an extremely helpful material. The questions in it would go a very long way to show you that reading the textbooks prescribed is not just the issue. The past questions have their respective answers behind every year and so it would be easy for you to know what you failed and learn the correct thing.
Also, the book which they gave, InDependence, should not be neglected at all! You should endeavour to read that book over and over again and answer as much question from the past questions as you can to master such details. Read How To Summarise Jamb Novel (Book): InDependence.
NB: Preparing with JAMB past questions is very important and very helpful because they repeat questions frequently. So, if you can study the past questions and know mostly every answer to the questions, then you are sure of getting at least 200 and above. You are also advised to write a ‘mock’ CBT test so that you would have an idea of what to expect on your exam day.
READ MORE on How to Pass JAMB CBT 2018 with flying colours.
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For the day of your own exam, you should be at the centre which you were assigned at least two to three hours before the time of your exam. For the candidates that were assigned to distant places from their place of residence and have their exams as early as 7 o’clock, you are strongly advised to look for an accommodation and sleep over there to avoid being late.
When it is almost time for your exam, you are expected to stand in line as you are searched TWICE for phones or calculators (which are prohibited) and any other implicating material. After being searched, you move to where they confirm if you are the one on your slip( which you are required to bring to your venue on your exam day). After these, then, you are ushered into your hall.
You would be given a rough-work sheet which you are expected to submit after your 3-hour examination.
If you really studied your textbooks and PAST QUESTIONS, you would find out that the examination is not that difficult, you know. And please, do not depend on expo because it is ALWAYS wrong. It is not what you are writing that your neighbour is writing. And even if your neighbour is writing the same four courses as you are, the questions are reshuffled and so your Number 1 could be your neighbour’s Number 47.
Also, you should be extremely mindful of your time. Do not be a slow-poke when answering your questions.
When your results are out (we are sure to tell you when that would be), you should buy a scratch card and check your aggregate.
The following steps would help you in checking your 2018/19 JAMB UTME Examination Result.
After following the five steps outlined above, your 2018/19 JAMB UTME Result should be staring you in the face.
Then, you would wait till you are offered a provisional admission to the tertiary institution which you sent in an application to.
Read also: 2018 JAMB Result: How To Check JAMB Result
It is an extremely common knowledge that JAMB has put an official benchmark of 180 for all courses and all schools in 2017. This may not be the same cut-off mark in 2018 and it is because cut-off marks depend on candidates’ overall performance each year.
The problem is that most JAMBITES confuse this JAMB benchmark as their choice-institution’s departmental or course cut-off. In this article, you will understand just how admission into tertiary institution works.
After sitting for the exam and possibly checking your UTME result, it is important you check your JAMB Admission Status. So as to know your fate or way forward in the pursuit of your admission into your desired tertiary institution in Nigeria. Follow these steps to get started:
When you’ve followed these steps in the JAMB Admission Status Checker 2018/2019, a notification will pop up. This could read either “sorry no admission offered yet” or “congratulation you have been offered an admission to study …….in the University of ……..”
Read also: Getting Your Official JAMB Admission Letter
The official JAMB Admission letter is a document that formally certifies that you have been offered provisional admission to study any degree program in a Higher Institution in Nigeria. Information contained here are about the school you were admitted to, the faculty/school/college, department, the degree you are pursuing as well as the duration of the course.
Follow these steps to print your JAMB letter of admission:
Read more: Getting Your Official JAMB Admission Letter
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Thank you for your time and we wish you success in you admission pursuit.
From SL Team, we say congratulations in advance.