One fact remains that all UTME/JAMB candidates should know and get familiar with is that, over the years, JAMB exam is becoming simpler and even easy to pass for most candidates and therefore,
many candidates blasts it. Hence, admission to one’s choiced or chosen institution becomes relatively competitive and difficult.
However, to achieve maximum success and have a better chance of getting admission with your JAMB result; the only but one option is to blast your JAMB by scoring very high to put you on a pole position.
This article will expose you to 7 proven hidden secrets to score high in JAMB with ease and most amazingly, number 6 will surprise you.
Just take a glass of water, chill and read, follow my listed step by step secrets from start to finish and then apply it to your exams.
Without much ado, let’s hit the nail on the head and let the cat out the bag!
The full meaning of JAMB is Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.
The definition of JAMB is also relative as it has another definition with respect to another phenomenon.
7 PROVEN HIDDEN SECRETS TO SCORE VERY HIGH IN JAMB 2020
#1. AVOID PAST ENCOURAGEMENT
One major proven factor that affects the result of most JAMB candidates is discouragement.
This applies to those who might have written the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) before.
Some put this in their minds and hence, often get them discouraged about the level of how they might perform.
However if you must score high in 2020 UTME, one thing you must get off your mind is the discouragement of previous results. An author from Andryandrew.com says
your mind is like the original Google, if you feed it with a statement or question, your mind-usually the subconscious part of it will return an answer every time.Unknown author
Invariably, when you feed your mind with the dark enbrace of your past so-called poor results, it will have an effect on your level of preparation and performance of your new challenge.
Conclusively, if you plan on having a good grade in your JAMB exam. The number one hidden secret is to first pass the hurdle to overcome your past discouragements
Now lets journey to unravel our second hidden secret of scoring high in JAMB
#2. HAVE THE MINDSET OF 300+
A popular saying goes thus
Aim for the moon, if you fall, you may hit the star.J.K Rowling.
Another one says;
Whatever you conceive, and you believe, that you will surely achieveUnknown author
What Am I driving at,
Your mind often times get acquainted to whatever you feed it with. If you grade yourself very low from the outset, it will of a surety tell on your eventual performance.
In had a conversation with one JAMBITE in 2018, I asked him to grade himself on a scale of 1- 400, that what will his result be.
To my greatest disappointment this boy told be 200-210, I was very disappointed within myself.
But do you know the funny part, when this boy finally wrote his exam and the result came out, he scored 196. Which invariably mean he actually got what he aimed at.
What am I driving at, for emphasy! If at all you want to unlock the hidden treasure of high score in 2020 UTME exam, then your mindset from the initial should be nothing less than the range of 290-310. With this, your preparation will aid your performance.
Now let’s unravel our third hidden secrets to smatch a high score UTME exam
#3. DON’T CRAM PAST QUESTIONS
One major mistake you must not attempt to make is for you not to attempt cram past questions.
I want to try as much a possible not to make this article personal, however, cramming is not the best way to prepare for any examination.
WHY SHOULD I NOT CRAM FOR JAMB EXAM
Even though JAMB often times repeat past questions, but here are three most important reasons why you should not cram for JAMB exam
- Cramming past questions makes you much more mentally unbalanced expecially a day to your EXAM
- This also makes you forget most of the things you have read even before the examination begins
- And finally it makes you mix things up, because even the ones you knew before, you will forget most of them.
If you can try as much as possible to avoid concentrating on cramming past questions, then congratulations! You have just unlocked the third key to the hidden secret of scoring high your JAMB exam.
#4. MASTER THE ART OF ANSWERING OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS.
One very big mistake most students make in leu of their exam preparation is their inability to master the art of answering objective questions.
the UTME exams consist mainly of objective questions, however you must know your way around on how to tackle them
Often times, the way you answer objective differs from how you answer theoretical questions. Although it is relative to each persons.
I will discuss with you some secrets on how to answer JAMB objective questions to make it easier for you.
- BE A GOOD TIME MANAGER
Important fact you should know before your exam date
JAMB questions are always:
- 60 English questions
- mathematics, Economics, CRS, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Literature, government, Arabic, religion, literature in English, etc are all 40 questions respectively
How many minute will be given to answer all JAMB questions?
In contrary to how JAMB set their questions before which usually last for 3 hours,
The 2020/2021 JAMB question will only last for 2 hours
Considering these above listed facts, you must learn to manage your time to divide your questions as a factor of your time.
Spend nothing more than 45 seconds on a question before you will move to the next question.
If a question is difficult for you to answer, skip and move on to the next question without wasting time.
- START FROM YOUR EASIEST SUBJECT
Never make the mistake of starting from a subject you know you will not be able to finish within 35 minute at the maximum.
This is one mistake most JAMBITE make and they eventually end up not finishing their questions.
Hence if your easiest subject is the use if English, then start from there, then move on to the next easier one on the List. With this, you will answer a while lots of questions within the specified time frame.
- REMEMBER TO CROSS CHECK YOUR ANSWERS
Never make the mistake of clicking the submit button without cross checking your chosen answers.
Even if you did not finish all the questions, Make sure you use about 5 minute to glance through all your answers to check for errors and mistakes.
Wawu! That was a long story, just to summarise the main point, “Learn the art of time management”
Jumping to our #5 hidden secret to score high in UTME.
#5. DON’T THINK JAMB IS HARD TO PASS
JAMB i must say was one of the easiest exam I have ever written. I blasted it once and got admitted to the University of ibadan which happened to be my first choice.
Most JAMB candidates always go with the idea that JAMB is very hard to pass, NO!
Rewrite that ideology off your mind. JAMB IS as easy as a pie. The only things JAMB uses to scare students is their TRICK.
Most JAMB questions are not straight forward as we may think. You just have to think deeper before you can answer them
This is often peculiar to the use of English.
So if you must scoop a good grade in your coming UTME exams, never have the idea that JAMB is hard at all.
Having highlighted 5 secrets to score high in your JAMB exam, it is high time we went to the #6 one which will surprise you.
#6. TUTORIALS IS NOT A MUST
Most people think they must go to tutorials of 2-3 month before they can write JAMB exam successfully, whereas, it is the greatest self deciet of all time.
Although, different students have diverse peculiar ways of studying; but either way, going for JAMB tutorial is a hell waste of time.
Instead of spending your precious time for tutorials, find good study partner who you know will be of help to you.
NOTE:He or she must know better than you do
Read and study past questions together, With this method, you’ll see a better improvement in your eventual result than some other persons who spend their whole time in a so-called tutorial.
Don’t get me wrong, tutorial could work for some people but not for most people. Therefore, know what works for you.
#7.PUT GOD FIRST
This is very important in whatever you want to do in life.
The place of God cannot just be over-emphasised. This is a great secret to any successful result in whatever one does in life.
Just know in your mind that JAMB or UTME question are not brought from heaven. It was set by humans like you and not bots.
If you have written JAMB before but it JAMMED you instead, get it off your mind.
And if you haven’t attempted it before and you are preparing for it then follow these above listed hidden secrets.
Have the winning mindset, don’t cram past questions, learn the art of answering objective questions, go to tutorials only when necessary but don’t make it a do or die, and finally, PUT GOD FIRST.
If you enjoyed this article please like, comment and share.
And if you have any opinion which you think it’s is not highlighted here, please do well to drop it.
Mind you, am very open to any criticism because it is part of learning.
WISH YOU WELL IN YOUR JAMB UTME EXAMS!
How to read read and pass jamb successfully