In 2022, the JAMB policy meeting announced that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations scored 200 and above. And in 2021, only 0.06% of candidates scored 300 and above.
These numbers do not intend to scare you but buttress the point that Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board exams in Nigeria can be daunting for students.
However, with the proper method of practice and strategy, you can be among the one per cent of students with outstanding results. This blog post will give you the five guaranteed steps to help you pass your JAMB exams with flying colours in 2023.
Whether you are a first-time JAMB candidate or a return student looking to improve your chance of success in the 2023 JAMB examination, this post is for you.
But first, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Without these tips the steps outlined in this post may not work. So read slowly…
- Have a positive mindset
- Create a study plan
- Start Now
- Find solid study materials
- Get a qualified tutor
- Practice, and practice again
Also, follow your plans through. Find someone that makes you accountable to those plans and commit your strategy to a belief and ace the exam. If you need an accountability partner and a tutor in one person, you can find them here.
Now Here Are Five Guaranteed (Practical) Steps To Ace Your Jamb Exams:
Preparation and Making a Study Plan
The first step to passing your JAMB exams is to start preparing early. Make a study plan that works for you. Divide your time between subjects and focus on areas where you struggle the most. And walk your way down through your topics of strength. Using up-to-date study materials and getting a competent teacher is crucial in preparing for JAMB exams. Your plan should include owning a copy of the Jamb-approved textbooks, brochures, and past questions and answers. Break your strategy into milestones and approach them in that order.
Practice Using Past Questions and Answers
Solving past questions is a great way to prepare for JAMB exams. Try as many past questions as possible and practice under exam conditions, timing yourself to stick to the time limit. It will help you build confidence and improve your test-taking skills. In addition to solving the past questions, invest your study time in books relevant to jamb’s brochure for the year. The texts recommended in the JAMBs brochure should guide your practice sessions. Use JAMB past questions.
Focusing on Improving Weak Areas
Identifying your weak areas is crucial in preparing for JAMB exams. Once you know your weak areas, focus on improving them and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. It will give you a strong understanding of the subject before the exams.
Managing your time is crucial in preparation for and passing the JAMB exams. Allocate enough time for each subject, prioritise your studies, and avoid procrastination. It is necessary to take care of your physical health. You should rest, eat well, and exercise regularly to improve concentration and retain information.
Practice and get acquainted with the exam format, type and content.
JAMB UTME is a Computer Based Test (CBT) exam. As a result, you must become acquainted with the system ahead of time. While studying is essential, understanding how the exam works and preparing with a computer, laptop or tablet device will help you get the feel of the actual exam. It also boosts your confidence in the CBT centre on exam day.
Remember to start preparing early, use the JAMB-approved or recommended materials, practice using past questions and answers, focus on your weak areas, stay positive, commit your plan to your high belief system and manage your time effectively.
Best of luck!