October 3, 2012

JAMB Offers Candidates Three Options for 2013 UTME

JAMB Offers Three Options for 2013 UTME Exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it will offer candidates three options for the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, Registrar of JAMB, on Wednesday while receiving the House of Representatives Committee on Education in Bwari, Abuja, listed the options as Paper and Pencil Testing (PPT), Dual Computer-Paper Test (DCPT), and Computer Based Testing (CBT).

He further explained that the Dual Computer-Paper Test (DCPT) will involve questions that will be presented on computers while the answers would be on paper.

The Computer Based Testing (CBT), on the other hand, would involve both questions and answers being done on computer only.

Ojerinde stated that candidates were at liberty to choose one of the three options in the 2013 UTME.

The registrar said that the most advantageous part of the CBT was that candidates would get their scores few minutes after writing the examination on their GSM cell phones.

“The internet age has come to stay with us hence as actors in the new age, you cannot afford to stay on the fence, you must be prepared to join the train or else you are left behind,” Dibu said.

He urged candidates to study hard for the 2013 UTME, adding that consistent hard work was the panacea to success in any examination.


  1. please do not take away the paper based test. that is what we are used to...please!

    1. lol...funny talk! so u r so used to 'exam bullets' now that u cant use ur head again abi? god don catch all of una one by one. abeg make jamb bring am on fast fast make we know the boys from the men. anyone wey no fit read, make him no pass exam, period! ... -laughing-

  2. If som one misunderlin the paper type dose it mean that particular subject would be consled

    1. No! Simply mistaking one JAMB exam option for the other will not result in outright cancellation of the whole paper!