Once aspirants hear about the post-UTME exam here are the major things that come to their minds and that is what we will be discussing here and even more, secrets will be unveiled to passing the Post-UTME exam;
- Post-UTME past questions
- Post-UTME 2020/2021
- Post-UTME registration
- What to read for Post-UTME
- List of Universities that do not write Post-UTME
POST-UTME PAST QUESTIONS
Post-UTME past questions vary from a university to the other of which determines subjects of concentration for aspirants. For example, the University of Ilorin, over the years, has always based their questions on English language, Mathematics, Current affairs coupled with one’s knowledge on the goings in the school of which goes down to knowing how many bumps can be seen from the school gate up to the school park.
Also, the Post-UTME question is 50 in number, having a larger percentage of the questions to be the English language, while Mathematics, Current affairs, and school knowledge-based questions carry a lower percentage. all these come together to make up 50 questions in all.
Post-UTME exam registration is always out after 2 (two) months of a successful jamb examination. it is worthy to note that not all candidates of Jamb will be able to register for the Post-UTME exam at their respective school of choice.
This is so because there is always a general cut-off mark for universities in Nigeria. Over the years, most federal universities in Nigeria often allow aspirants with 180 to register for the Post-UTME exam. IJMB direct entry students should also register.
WHAT TO READ FOR POST-UTME EXAM
What to read for the Post-UTME exam is determined by the University of your choice of an aspirant. Using Unilorin as a case study, an aspirant is expected to pay attention to the English Language, Mathematics, and Current Affairs.
This does not apply to all universities, this is so because of their peculiarities. You should check this out if you picked UNILAG as your first choice institution or if you are a UNILAG JUPEB student.
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES THAT DOES NOT WRITE POST-UTME EXAM
Below is the list of University that does not write Post-UTME Exams;
- Adeyemi College of Education Ondo State (Affiliated with Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife)
- Ekiti State University (EKSU) and Affiliates e.g EKSU Ila Campus
- Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- Lagos State University (LASU) and Affiliates e.g LASU Ilesa Campus
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
- Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)
- Kwara State University (KWASU)
- Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE)
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Ondo State
- Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Yobe State University (YSU)
- Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, (AE-FUNAI)
- Taraba State University, (TASU)
- Federal University Kashere (FUKashere)
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH)
- Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH)
- Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
- Ambrose Alli University (AAU)
- Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
The post-UTME form for the 2020/2021 academic session is out on sale for most Universities.
Things You Must Consider before writing post-UTME exam
These are Six(6) successful tips that have been tested and proven on the post-UTME exam over the years. They make students excel in their examinations irrespective of their various universities. We will begin with the most important factor, which is:
1. Embrace God’s love:
I sincerely advise that you put God first in all that you do. There is a saying that students are supposed to pray like there are no books and read like there is no God. This creates a perfect balance for any student as he/she is not lacking in any area.
Therefore, always make sure you have it in mind to always put God first in whatever you do. Although, mistakes are bound to happen when exam papers are marked but when you put God first and always pray, no exam will be a threat to you at all. Before, after, writing the post-UTME exam God will be with you.
2. Study past exams :
The truth of the matter is that what schools mostly do is recycle their questions (i.e. repeat questions often).
They are often very lazy to set new questions for the exam therefore they repeat the previous year’s questions which is of more advantage to candidates to come across similar questions. Make sure you get the past questions for your school and study the past questions over and over again. You can get past questions for any school online by simply going to Google and type the school’s name with past questions, for example, type UNILORIN Past Questions on Google.
It will surely bring out what you need either in PDF format or you will see it on the website. You can get the hard-copy in the bookstore if you don’t like the soft copy. Most times, some bookstores might not have the past questions, so it is advisable to go to the bookstore inside the school campus which you applied for in JAMB.
3. Set clear goals:
You need to understand the importance of setting your goals and targets right, that is, the scale of preference; ranking of needs in other of relative importance, putting the right goal to be achieved first. Truly, you need to set a limit in terms of what you need to score in the post-UTME exam.
For instance, if the post-UTME exam is 100marks, then you should set a limit above average which is 50 and above. This will help you work towards your goal (that’s if you are really sincere with your goal). You should have it in mind that you are competing with numerous candidates for a limited admission slot, so you should pick it up as a challenge and make your limit a little bit higher or above your desired score.
4. Post-UTME lectures:
Take advantage of the very numerous post-UTME lectures that are conducted all over. Yearly, you can decide to attend lecture centers that have taken it upon themselves to groom students to succeed in Post -UTME for the particular academic year.
You might not really need this but I will advise that as an average student that wants to get admitted this year, attending tutorials for the short period of time you have left is not a bad option.
- you will gain from attending tutorials is that it will help you check yourself to know if you are really ready.
- it will revive your memory about what you have always known and put you in a competitive sphere with your fellow tutorial students.
It is far better than learning handwork after JAMB and leaving aside learning activities. Being in an academic environment prepares you for the upcoming exam because your brain is still freshened and you tend to learn more during that course of study.
5. Be super punctual:
Also, a lot of students have a very bad habit of never being punctual. They have learned what I call the efficacious habit of disappointment. This is exactly what you should plan against if you don’t want to be disorganized. Getting to the exam hall early will help you to relax your mind and also help you to remember all that you have read.
I know you won’t want a situation where the exam would have begun before you reach the exam hall. I expect you to take time to check if all the materials you need for the exam is intact and make sure your mind is settled before the exam.
6. Step 6… so long to tell you about !!
Our last step is about a little guide about how to become a successful student. We wanted to put it into this article but it ended being way too long. So we put our tips into another one. no worry, you can find it here 🙂
We wish you the best of luck as you excel in the forthcoming post-UTME examination in your respective universities.
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