The 2014 Edition of the yearly UTME examination is here again! In few days time , the academic future of over 1million nigerians will be decided. Mass failure was recorded in Last year’s Exam and this has lead to an increase in the number of applicants this year. As the ”D-Day” draws closer , NG scholars has decided to share some tips On how toSuccessfully Prepare For UTME Exam.
Scoring a high mark in the UTME exam is not as difficult as most students think it is , it all depends on you ability to prepare well and heed to simple instructions. This tips will guide you on how to prepare well and achieve success in your UTME exam.
•Overcome Your Fear : One of the main reasons why students fail their UTME exams is because of FEAR! They’re not really afraid of the exam itself, what they are actually afraid of is FAILURE!! They’re afraid of the consequences that awaits them if they fail they exam.
As a student , if you really want to pass the UTME exam , then you must overcome your fear!!. Look at the UTME exam as a roadblock between you and 10million naira, remove that entity of fear in you and push that roadblock out of your way to glory!!
•Study Everyday : Researches has shown that 60% of nigerian students dont read , which has been one of the major reasons why the nigerian education sector has continued to dwindle.
The brain can give out information ONLY when you input data in it , so the more you read the more knowlege you get and that improves your chances of passing an exam. As a student , study hard and prepare well for your exam. Forget all the luxries and focus more on inputing data into your brain!. Spend at least 4hours of your day reading , read according to JAMB’s syllabus and focus more on areas where questions are most likely to come from.
•Answer Past Questions : Get past questions of the previous years and try to answer them. Get familiar with their question asking pattern. Every past question has a 3/5 chance of been repeated. Doing this will help you a lot.
•Work More On Your Question Answering Speed : You dont have allday to answer a question!. Jamb gives you limited time to answer a question , therefore , it is essential for you to work on your question answering speed. On average you have about 60seconds to spend on a question. Spending more than 60seconds would slow you down and leave you lagging behind. Dont delay yourself on a question , if you didnt get the answer to a question , skip it and move on to the next question. You can always go back to the ones you didnt do.
•Picking The Right Answer : This is where students fall into jamb’s trap. The UTME exam is one of the most Tactical exams in nigeria. Its is very tactical but yet easy. The answers are somehow look a-likes. You have four options A B C D , and out of those 4 A And B looks Correct. The real answer is staring at you but you’re too blind to see it!. What do you do in this kind of situation?
If you’ve really prepared (read alot) then it becomes easy for you. In this kind of situation , the first thing to do is to eliminate!! Eliminate the incorrect answers and leave your self with the ones that are most likely to be correct. Afterthat , look carefully at the options once more and try to relate them to the question that was asked. You’ld definately find one that corresponds to your question , pick that one as your answer!!.
Thats all readers , hope you found this useful. You also need to have luck and you need to be prayerful!.