The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed that passing the post UTME does not make you get admitted or does it give you an edge over all other prospective candidates into a tertiary institution of your choice.
Adequate preparation for the post UTME exercise is the only way to attain success as this might be the section that can give you the edge to gaining admission.
Post UTME examinations are usually computer-based (CBT) and the questions are mostly derived from past post-utme examinations.
So today, we will be glad to share with you 7 great tips that will help you succeed in your post utme screening exercise.
1. BOOST YOUR READING MORALE
Fresh school leavers and candidates that left senior secondary school may seem to have lost their reading appetite and it is very necessary since post UTME involves serious reading.
Revive your dying appetite for reading at least 1-2 hours.
2. READ TO REMEMBER
To write down answers or choose answers, either way, it is imperative to read in order to remember what you saw. The slight difference between someone who reads for a shorter time but had a very good result and another who study for long hours but didn’t perform well is “REMEMBRANCE”.
3. AVOID PROCRASTINATION
Most candidates always think that, there is still more time to practice and more days to read. Now is the right time to do it, by reading.
A wise man once said “Time is an asset and not a handset”. When you procrastinate, it means you postpone your success. Learn to use time effectively and have the mentality, “I am behind schedule”. Your post utme examination is fast approaching.
4. KNOW THE SCHOOL’S CUT OFF MARK
Before applying to any tertiary institution, knowing their cut-off mark is vital as this will give you an assurance to gaining admission if you’ll out pass their cut-off mark in jamb or post UTME.
Some universities cut off mark is usually 200, like UI, FUNAAB, UNILAG and some others while some colleges and polytechnics is 180. You need to be exact with your score, before you apply for post UTME and stand a chance of gaining admission.
5. PRACTICE POST UTME PAST QUESTIONS
It is necessary for every aspirant preparing for post utme to get a soft copy of their university’s past questions and answers.
Getting the past questions will help as it widens your thinking faculty, exposing the tactics and procedures by which examinations are set and how to answer the questions effectively.
Learn how to practice with past questions as the examiners, regardless of how creative, he or she maybe, would still set similar questions compared to earlier times questions.
6. APPLY FOR ADMISSION SCREENING/ POST UTME
When applying for post utme screening exercise, you should upload all the necessary documents your school portal asks for and keep your options clear on what you want and proceed by going for it. Later on, you should get to know the venue for your examination and be kept abreast the date for your examination.
NOTE: If you miss your date, it’s approximately a big failure for you.
7. LEARN TO SOLVE WITHOUT CALCULATOR
It is still very correct if I assume, an average Nigerian science or commercial student can’t do without calculator.
It is wise for you to train and crack your brain, to always prepare for the worst, and to think fast and accurate in the mathematical field due to the reason, that most schools do not allow the use of a calculator in their post UTME examinations.
Therefore it is imperative, you start learning to solve mathematical problems without the aid of a calculator.
Following the above tips to achieve success in your post utme exercise, it may be the simplest way to find yourself in the University of your Choice.
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