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JAMB: Everything you need to do before writing the 2024 UTME

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The Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, have announced that the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination between April 19th – 29th, 2024, so it’s crunch time for candidates, but fear not.

By following these essential steps, you’ll be well on your way to achieving exam success.

Target your score: Don’t just aim for the generic JAMB cut-off (140). Research the average score needed for your desired course and institution. This sets a clear goal and motivates you to push harder.

Plan your attack: Create a personalized study plan that reflects your strengths and weaknesses. Analyze your current routine and schedule study blocks for each subject. Utilize a timetable to maximize efficiency.

Master past papers: Familiarize yourself with JAMB’s question format by diving into past papers (at least 10 years’ worth!). This helps you identify recurring topics and question styles, allowing you to focus your studies effectively.

Stick to the syllabus: Don’t waste time on irrelevant material. The JAMB syllabus is your study bible. Use it to guide your learning and ensure you’re covering all the examinable topics.

Practice makes perfect: Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the syllabus, put your knowledge to the test with timed practice sessions using past papers or JAMB CBT software. Aim to complete four topics’ worth of questions within the allocated exam time (2 hours).

Conquer exam day jitters: Mental fitness is key! Practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing and visualization to manage exam day stress. See yourself confidently tackling the exam and achieving success.

Be prepared: Double-check you have all the necessary writing materials (pens, pencils, eraser) in good working order. Pack some spares just in case