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JAMB Mock Exams: Purpose, How and Where to Register, Price, Date and More

This post among other things will discuss what JAMB mock exam is, how to register or apply for it, the nature of the questions and answers, when the exams will come up,  if the exams is compulsory for all candidates or do they add the marks to the main UTME?

Since the inception of UTME computer-based exams, JAMB has devised a way to get candidates prepared for the exams far before the date. In order to achieve this, they came up with MOCK exams.

In other words, this exam is meant to prepare UTME candidates for the real test coming their ways.

1. What is JAMB Mock?

According to Victionary.com, Mock is an examination, where the marks may or may not count, which serves chiefly as practice for future exams or so that the teachers are able to set a grade before the end of term.

This type of exams is not new as it is usually adopted by schools and government to know the ability of students before the main exam.

That’s why I define the JAMB mock as a pre-UTME and preparatory exams.

2. How do I register for JAMB Mock?

JAMB instructs any candidate (interested) to register for Mock exams at various CBT centres across the nation.

If you’re interested in the preparatory test, all you’ll do during your UTME registration is signify that you want to write it.

Most CBT centre will ask if you want to. If they don’t, you should tell them forearmed that you want Mock during the filling of your form.

Note that registration for mock will cost additional N700 (seven hundred naira). This means, you’re to pay N1,400 (one thousand and four hundred naira) together with your UTME registration fee.

Don’t forget UTME registration fee is N700.

The CBT centre will just indicate that you’ll write mock and JAMB’s database will add you up with the set of candidates to be scheduled for this test.

Recommended: Do I have to Reprint JAMB slip at CBT Centre or Cafe?

3. What is the Nature of the Questions in this Exams?

Sincerely, writing this test will serve some purposes including:
  • Giving candidates clues to how JAMB UTME is like
  • Exposing candidates to the way JAMB set questions
  • Testing candidates ability for UTME
  • Allowing candidates to know if he or she is weak or strong in his or her subjects or otherwise
  • Familiarizing students with use of computer to write test
  • Making candidates understand CBT exams environment

Having said that, candidates are to know that questions set for mock are not different from that of main UTME. The same exams body will set them and from the same database.

Even though you shouldn’t expect JAMB to repeat the same questions set for mock during the UTME, yet questions are not different in nature.

Check how JAMB mark and score English and other subjects and get idea of what negative marking is and how it may or may not affect you.

4. Does JAMB add Mock score to UTME score?

You may want to know if JAMB will add your mark in mock with your score in UTME if you’ll sacrifice N700 for mock. Some candidates who chose not to write it may be worried too – thinking they may be missing something.

The bad and good news is that your mock score will not be added to your UTME score.

They’re independent of each other.

In fact, if you’re already familiar with CBT exams environment, you may not need such a preparatory test.

Recommended: How to Train Yourself for CBT (UTME and Others Computer Basted Test)

5. When is the Mock Exams Coming UP?

JAMB has announced March 2, 2020 for this year mock. 

Hence, candidates are to print their exams schedule slip on or before that date at JAMB official page.

6. Is JAMB Mock Compulsory for all UTME Candidates?


With all the explanations above, you should by now, get the idea of what this test is all about. Hence, you know if this is necessary for you or not.

In summary, it’s optional and it doesn’t affect how JAMB gives you score in UTME.

Recommended: How to Upgrade/Edit/Increase JAMB UTME Score/Mark

A Case Study

A candidate of mine, in 2018, wrote mock and got 264 marks.

She was relieved by her familiarization with the real computer use for exams, CBT environment and UTME platform.

However, when she wrote the main UTME, she got 186.

Do you see that?


JAMB mock is not for every candidate. Hence, you don't need to panic if you didn't register for it in the first place. If you register for, know that performing better in mock doesn’t guarantee higher mark in the main UTME. And it’s closer to certainty that her mark in mock was not added.

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