Exam Success Tips – Score High in Post UTME exam this year : After checking your Jamb examination performance, and your score was high, which means that you scored above the cut off marks, the next question is how to pass your Post UTME score.
Most Universities in Nigeria sets their institution’s post utme from past questions and answers. These Universities prefers and admit students who score higher in their Post UTME to a student who scored high in JAMB.
The next step you should take on your journey in getting admitted into tertiary institutions in Nigeria is start preparing for the POST UTME examination.
We have discovered, that some students have come out of the UTME examination with flying colors, but have difficulties with their post utme examinations, thus could not get admission to their desired course of study. Some other students supplement other undesirable courses or institutions.
How to Score high in your Post UTME Exam this year
Understand Your School of Choice Post UTME Format
An excellent step in scoring high and passing your post UTME is to know the correct examination format of your school of choice.
Some schools may conduct aptitude test while others would request for certain documents.
It is very important to understand the type of exams you will sit for.
Know the questions you would tackle on the day of your examination to avoid premium tears.
Ask these vital questions before the exams:
- How are they setting the question?
- How many questions are my expected to answer?
- Is it essay type questions?
- Is it multiple choice?
- Is it paper and pencil test?
- Is the exams computer based?
- What type of questions are my expecting?
This information will enable you to know how to prepare better for the upcoming examination.
Target a High Score
After understanding the type of examination, you will take, your next step in passing Post UTME easily is to aim to score high.
Tell yourself, “I want to score very high in this year’s Post UTME.
You need to have a target in order to judge whether you are making improvements.
Setting a particular score, you intend to get in Post UTME examination helps you in two ways:
- First, it makes you work hard so that you will reach the score you want.
- It helps to ensure that you don’t score very low in your examination.
Get Past Questions
I have said this over and over again, students who are preparing for any examination should consider themselves lucky if they can get their hands on a past question and answer book/guide.
Having past questions and answer had so many benefits, NOT ONLY will it give you insight into the pattern of the examination, but it will help you to brainstorm the answers to the questions while practicing it and predict the possible questions in the forthcoming examination.
Attend Classes and Tutorials
Attending lectures is very helpful.
If you find it difficult to be self-taught then try to find out where they are organizing good tutorials for you to learn strategies or hints you need to know about your school Post UTME exam.
Meeting fellow aspirants will motivate you to pass Post UTME by all means.
You might even be lucky to attend a tutorial where you will be administered a mock exam.
Ensure that you do the mock exam and see how well you can do.
Some tertiary institutions post UTME will be computer-based and you must be prepared and ensure that you know all that is necessary about how to go about it if in case it is computer-based.
If you have any question during the computer-based exam, what you might just need to do is to raise your hand to call the attention of the officials
Do not just assume anything if you do not fully understand what to do.
Try reading as much as you can, this is a really welcomed development for any student who wishes to succeed academically.
To succeed in your post utme examination, you should try to set a timetable for yourself, at your leisure, and read as much as you can, not only READ, but also try understanding the question, so that when you see it during your post utme examination, you won’t need to spend seconds, before answering the question.
Learn to Solve Without a Calculator
They may not permit you to take calculators inside the examination hall.
So, to be on the safer side, it is important that you learn how to do certain level of calculations without using calculators.
Learn Time Management
You are going to be graded base on the number of correct questions you can answer.
Limited admission spaces are available because they are thousands of people competing to study the same course with you and you must learn how to manage time when writing your exam to be among those that will be offered admission finally.
You should be at the examination center, before the examination. Try as much as possible to be in the venue before the examination, and give yourself, a stress-free run-up of what you’ve been studying.
if you’re traveling a far distance, try getting some rest and take some cool drinks to rest your body and help it recuperate.
If your exam location is in another state, try as much as possible to be in the state before the examination.
When going to the examination venue, endeavor to carry along with you, your writing materials.
When in the examination hall, you should try as much as possible, to pay attention to instructions. Please make sure, that you do exactly what you are told to do and avoid doing what you are not told to do.
You should try as much as possible, to know the timing of the examination. You should check the time which is allotted for the examination and compare it with the number of questions you’re given.
Time yourself during the examination:
Timing yourself while in the exam hall is very paramount. This means that, if you are answering 100 questions for 1 hour, you have to calculate the time you should spend on each question.
AS we all know, there are 60 minutes in 1 hour, so you have to optimize it well, so as to answer the 100 questions correctly.
As we all know, the post UTME examination is also called an aptitude test. Aptitude test is meant to test your common reasoning. POST UTME questions are very simple questions.
You should read through each question carefully and attempt to answer them correctly.
You can’t remove God factor in what ever you are doing in life, be it school or not. To prepare and pass your school’s post utme excellently this year, you must be prayerful.
No matter what religion you are in, if you really want to pass Post UTME this year, you must always pray for God’s help in your exam and your prayers will surely be answered. Find time to pray daily for your exam, divine protection, safety, long-healthy life, prosperity and help from God.
Pray not to have general result problem with your centre, suffer for other student’s mistakes and crimes plus other unforeseen circumstances too.
I don’t know for you, but as for Me, I always choose to ask for guidance from My Creator, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Always find time to pray about your incoming exam and after each exam.