So the purpose of this post is to point out a few things candidates can do that will help them be able to attempt all questions given to them within the allotted time. It is not new to anyone that Post UTME and JAMB are exactly alike. The only difference between the two is that every university set their own questions to their aspirants while JAMB is nationwide.
1. Understand how your school sets questions
Schools have different methods of asking questions during the Post-UTME screening test. So it is usually advisable for candidates to get the Official Post-UTME past questions of their school of choice and carefully go through it to get an idea of what to expect before the screening test.
Some schools set as low as 40 questions while some set as much as 200 questions. Knowing the number of questions your school set and the amount of time given to answer the questions will help you know how best to approach the screening test so as to attempt all the questions within the given time.
So basically, knowing how your schools set questions and how best to maximize the time is the first step to your success in the exam.
2. Stop reading and start revising when it is few days to the exam
Few days before the screening test, it is usually no longer advisable to start reading large textbooks and notebooks. This is the time to revise with past questions instead even if you still have topics to cover.
The more you revise and solve past questions, the more your train your eyes and mind to recognize and interpret questions and find the answers within the least possible time. Many of these schools usually repeat questions though it may not be exactly, So practicing past questions will make it possible to recognize familiar questions as well as the answers.
3. Be at the venue on time
Do all you can to arrive at the venue of the exam on time. The more relaxed you are, the better your brain will be able to function. Going late to any exam is one of the first steps to jeopardizing your chances of doing well in the exam.
Most schools will not even allow you into the hall if you are late and if they eventually do, you may not be in the best frame of mind to approach the exam the way you should.
Make sure you are at the venue at least an hour or 30 minutes to the time. That way you will be able to stay calm and relaxed and approach the exam with a minimal amount of pressure
5. Pick some questions at random(do not waste time on any question)
Remember that the goal is to attempt all the questions within the given time. To finish on time, you may not necessarily need to attempt the questions serially. This means that you do not need to waste time on any question.
Once you do not know the answer to a question, just leave it and proceed to the next one. You can always come back to the ones you have not done and see if you can solve them.
If the questions are grouped into subjects like Maths, Engish, Biology, etc, it is strongly advisable you start with the easiest subject to you before going to the more complicated or difficult ones.
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