The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that there will be a mock examination before the conduct of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The exam board made the statement following the announcement of its plans to begin sale of forms for the 2017 UTME on March 20.
Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of JAMB, in a statement released on Monday, March 13, noted that the mock examination would be held in all accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres to prepare and familiarise interested candidates with the CBT environment.
It added that the mock examination is completely optional and will take place on April 8, 2017.
Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during the registration process.
Apart from the registration fee for UTME 2017 which is N5, 500, the statement said The CBT Centres are allowed to collect through their (CBT Centres) bank accounts, a separate ₦700 only, for the mock test after notiﬁcation of centre has been received by the candidate.
“Payment for mock examination shall be made to the centres to which the candidate is assigned after the notiﬁcation of assigned centres for the mock examination. No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of JAMB,” the statement said.
The statement warned candidates not to pay for the mock until a CBT centre is assigned to them by the Board.
The sale of the UTME 2017 forms will close on April 19, while the examination is slated to hold between May 6 and 20.
JAMB first introduced the computer-based test (CBT) method of writing its UTME in 2013, and conducted the examination in 2013 and 2014 using three modes, namely, dual-based test, paper pencil test and CBT.
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