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JAMB Computer Based Test (CBT) Tutorial: How to write JAMB CBT Exam

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Complete Guide on How to Write The Joint Admission And Matriculation Board, JAMB CBT 2016/2017 Examination:

If you are yet to write your JAMB CBT Examination, and you are wondering how the setting is, then read the complete guide on how to write the JAMB CBT exam.

This is the best JAMB Computer Based Test Tutorial available online and we leave no stone unturned! It comes with photos as well.

If you are afraid of writing JAMB CBT, follow me as i show you how simple it is going to be.

NOTE: Jamb CBT 2015 Results of candidates who have written the examination already has been released. Jamb send the exam to the candidate’s phone numbers hours after the examination.

How To Write JAMB CBT Examination

NOTE: This guide includes procedures with pictures, of using the computer in answering questions during the JAMB CBT Exam.

Take a good look at the picture below and take note of all the labeling done.
This is a sample screenshot of JAMB CBT screen when you are set to write Jamb CBT. (Please click on the IMAGE to enlarge)


Do study the photo above very carefully because it displays the hypothetical examination testing panel for JAMB Computer Based Test

Clicking on the above pictures, you will see that the image highlights several buttons which circles round important texts, we will explain what they stand for and you will get full knowledge of it.

Guidelines on JAMB Computer Based Test Tutorial


Step 1: You are expected to go to your centre on time, this will make you know what is going on, and be fully prepared for the examination. You don’t want to come late, sweating like a She-Goat 😀

Step 2: Since you have seen the JAMB Computer Based Test Tutorial Panel figure (above picture), you can navigate through the different functional buttons and areas, and these includes the following:

(a) Subject area: where the JAMB CBT subject taken is located.
(b) Time (duration) for the JAMB examination
(c) Remaining time you have for the examination.
(d)  WE urged all candidates sitting for the exam, to check the time lapse and time remaining to be able to complete the exams on time, been aware of the remaining time, will surely help you answer questions faster and know that your time is limited… This will super-charge you to do what you are expected to do – Write!
(d) Instruction area: This place, candidates can go and check the instructions pertaining the exams.

Basic Uses of the Mouse When Writing JAMB CBT


  • Ensure that you put the heel of your hand on the table in front of the mouse. And hold the mouse between your thumb and the ring fingers.
  • Make sure you put your index finger on the left mouse button.
  • Also, you you should move the tip of the arrow onto the underlined two. The arrow will become a pointing finger on the computer screen.
  • You should also note that the arrow automatically becomes a pointing finger, to answer the questions, simply hold the mouse still and lightly click the left mouse button with your index finger or any finger that works best for you.

Understanding the use of the mouse will help you to answer your questions faster and complete the examination before the time given to you elapsed!

To answer the CBT questions correctly, you are required to slide the computer-mouse to the running mouse. Slide the mouse sideways.
Do not turn it… Then, click on the running mouse.

Radio Buttons – What Are Radio Buttons?

The circles below are called radio buttons, which is always used in computer examinations, also implemented in JAMB CBT questions.

With a MOUSE you can click the below radio buttons as examples. The buttons will be use as illustrated in the exams panel above, to select the correct answer.

You can click on any of the 3 circles/buttons below to test their functionality.

 Button 1     Button 2    Button 3

How To Choose the Correct Answers?

Most times, the questions which comes out in the computer based test are in the multi-choice format. Which is also known as the ‘multi Choice Question’.

The candidates who are writing the JAMB CBT examination, will be required to pick the correct answer(s).

You can see an example of how the multi choice question works.

When writing the examination, something very similar like the question below, will show on your screen:

Example:  Solve for y.

if y – 2 + 3y = 10

A. 6
B. 5
C. 4
D. 3
E. 2

You can select one of the best answers by: Pressing the letter on the keyboard,
After that, you can then click on the radio button with a mouse, or Use the Tab Key (see the tab key image below) to move through the options and then pressing the space-bar to select an option.

Tab Key

Take note here, that only one radio button can be “on” at same time, you can’t select two answers.

For you to proceed to the next page/question, click on the Next button which is located under each questions.

After choosing the best answer to the question, to save time, you should proceed and click the NEXT button to go to see the next question until you are through with every questions.

NOTE: Take note that you can still omit or skip any question which you are not familiar with, or you don’t know the answer to. You still have the option of coming back to answer the question – if time permits!

Am sure you understand the basic of writing the JAMB CBT examination now.

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