The Joint Admission And Matriculation Board for the past years have adopted the use of Computer Base Test for examining university aspirant.
Before the inception of the CBT, the exam was written using the Pen and Paper type where each student is provided with the answer booklet and questions paper.
During this era of paper and pen, the board was facing lots of challenges which may result from the process of transporting the exam question from the general board to the place of examination.
Another challenge the board was faced with is the issue of examination malpractice. Some students bribe examination officers to release question paper and answer sheet before the commencement of the exam.
Another problem is it takes lots of resources and time to mark the exams sheet after the exam have been conducted. This always lead to the delay of the results after the exam. All this factor is what the JAMB board consider before they started the use of the Computer Based Test modules to conduct the exam.
Since the inception of JAMB CBT, examination malpractice was tracked down to the barest minimum and also time of processing the results was reduced.
Despite all the advantages involved, some students faces glitches during the time of their exam. These glitches sometime can be traced to technical issue from the computer or from the users
This problem faced by student have caused some aspirant to fail thereby leading to wastage of the whole year.
However, in this article, I will be listing the common problem faced by student when using JAMB CBT and how to attend to it.
Challenges faced By Student Using JAMB CBT
Biometric Verification Error
Biometric verification is compulsory for every student writing the exam. The biometrics helps the invigilator to know whether you are the real person that registered for the exam or to know whether you are impersonating or not.
In the previous exams, some candidate have complained bitterly of how the biometric machine was not able to detect their finger print. This has been another issue many student faces. This may arise if the machines is faulty or you have some grease or dirt on your thumbs.
If this occur, wash your hand with soap and rub it on a clean towel. Then try it again. If it continues then write a letter to JAMB office as the problem will be addressed.
Hanging of the JAMB CBT application
Hanging of the JAMB CBT software is one of the common challenges that is reported by student year in year out. This hanging is a technical issue developed by the server. This occur when the server is carrying more computer than it capacity. Some JAMB CBT center in quest of making money and getting more candidate overload their server thereby making the system to hang and be very slow.
However, the only way to solve this issue as a student is to call the attention of the supervisor and tell him so that if anything happens you can be rescheduled for the exam in another venue.
Mouse and Keyboard Malfunction
The mouse and keyboard are used as the navigation control tools. Due to poor management some candidate have complained of their mouse not working and the keyboard not working. This issue is a technical problem that can easily be handled by the technician. As a student under the examination period, you are not expected to make are removal as the CCTV camera will be watching you for this call the attention of the invigilator and technical officers to control the situation.
Power Outrage during exam
All the gadget used during the time of the exam all depends on electricity to run. However, due to the epileptic power supply in Nigeria, they exam is always disrupted. However, this problem have no impact on the student as alternative power will be provided which will serve the purpose.
Tension and Exam Phobia
This problem is a personal and general issue student face. Exam phobia is the fear for exam of any type. This phobia can be overcome if you prepare very well for the exam.
However, student should always be confident in their selves and also be able to motivate themselves as this will be the best way of dealing with exam phobia.
As a remainder, exam is just a test of smartness and such they is a need for aspirant to work on improving their skills.
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