Is it true that there is usually no enough time to finish post UTME examination in most Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics? Yes! there is no time. That’s why I am here to discuss how to answer post UTME questions and finish within the limited time with you.
Just like other competitive examinations, time is of greatest demand in post UTME examination. If you felt you didn’t have enough time to finish all your questions in the just concluded Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination then get ready for a worse experience.
I could still remember the first time I wrote post UTME examination at the University of Benin (UNIBEN). Before I knew what was going on, they were already collecting scripts. An hour exam seemed like it was twenty minutes….. It was really funny and dramatic. NO TIME!
Mark the word “The first time I wrote post UTME examination”. That means I wrote Jamb and post UTME more than once.
If you are planning quit because you failed then it is time to have a rethink. Keep trying until you win.
Now, even if you would not be able to finish everything in the post UTME examination, there are steps you could take to cover much in the limited time frame.
5 Steps To Answer 2020 Post UTME Questions On Time
I will try to make this article as short and simple as possible so that you can continue preparations for your Unliag, UI, OAU, Unilorin, Abu zaria, Uniben, Lasu, Unijos, and post UTME screening for other Universities and Polytechnics of choice.
1. Do Research On How Your School Sets Questions:
Just like Unilag doesn’t set the same type of questions with Uniport, so also does Uniben set post UTME questions different from that of OAU.
Post UTME examinations in Nigerian Universities differ by difficulty and number of questions. Some set as low as 40 questions while others set as high as 200 questions. OAU is reported to even set Advance level questions which is usually difficult for students to attempt.
The more the number of questions asked, the more the time frame, however, the time allocated to one question is usually not enough in any of the top Universities.
I won’t discuss how to pass post UTME examination here because I have already done that. You may want to click here to see the 17 laws that will make you pass post UTME examination once and for all.
Note: When you know how your school sets questions, you will know how to approach and answer the questions “at the speed of light”.
2. Revision a Few Days To Post UTME:
Stop reading when it is 5 days to the examination; even if you still have topics not covered. This is because your speed depends on the topics you know very well. Engage in serious revisions a few days to the exam and practice more past questions.
The more you revise and solve past questions, the more your examination speed will build up. This is because you would have already come across familiar questions before the post UTME examination date. It will then be easier for you to meet with the speed required in the live post UTME examination.
3. Go To Your Post UTME Venue On Time:
The early bird catches the worm…. The earlier you are to the post UTME hall, the more relaxed you are and the less you are able to answer questions without pressure.
Also, stay calm when you get to the exam hall. Free your mind, stop thinking about how prepared you are or how difficult the examination would be. In fact, stop thinking about the time frame.
Have a success mindset say. Tell yourself, “this examination will be simple and I will answer everything right now”. This will boost the confidence you need to pass your post UTME examination.
4. Pick Questions At Random:
To finish on time, you may not necessarily need to attempt the questions serially. Quickly glance through the questions and see the time each would require. Attempt your post UTME questions in the four manners below:
- Start with the easiest subject.
- Attempt all the questions that would take you seconds.
- Answer those that would take you a minute to tackle.
- Proceed to answer the time-consuming questions.
5. Shade Randomly:
Now, time may not actually be enough for you. Since there is no negative marking in post UTME, therefore, begin to pick random answers when it is already getting close to the end of time.
You may decide to shade option A, B, C or D throughout depending on the option that seems more correct. I explained this in my article on how to answer questions correctly even when you are not sure of the answer.
To pass in post UTME exam, you don’t necessarily need to attempt all the questions. The number of questions you attempted doesn’t count on its own. What really matters is the number of questions you answer correctly.
Hope you found this article on how to answer post UTME questions helpful? Comment and share with others…..
- Read 17 laws to pass any post UTME examination.
- See Also: How to answer exam questions with the speed of light.
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