JAMB revealed that the mock exam was brought in to familiarize new candidates with the conduct of computer based tests(CBT)
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has reportedly fixed Saturday, March 23, 2019 for the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock exam.
The exam body has therefore advised candidates to go on with the printing of their mock examination notification slips from Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
You’ll also recall that JAMB earlier postponed the date of the mock examination because it coincided with the postponed date of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly election
Also, the 2019 UTME was expected to begin on March 16 and end on March 23 at JAMB’s computer-based test centres nationwide, but the postponement of the general election affected the dates.
However, according to Premium Times, the examination date has reportedly been shifted from March 16, 2019 to April 16 ,2019 because of the general elections.
Why Mock exam was introduced
Earlier, while announcing that no date has been fixed for the 2019 UTME yet, JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin said the mock exam was introduced in 2019 in order to familiarize candidates with the conduct of Computer Based Test.
He also said that the mock exam was designed to help candidates who are coming in contact with computer know the basics of computer-based tests and prevent any phobia that might come up.