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

This post among other things will discuss 

  1. what the JAMB mock exam is, 
  2. how to register or apply for it, 
  3. the nature of the questions and answers,
  4. when the Mock exams will come up,
  5. if the exam is compulsory for all candidates,
  6. or does JAMB add the Mock marks to the main UTME?

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

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

1. What is JAMB Mock?

According to Victionary.com, a 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 the term.

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

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

2. How Do I Register for JAMB Mock?

JAMB instructs any candidate to indicate interest to sit for Mock at various CBT centres across the nation during UTME registration.

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

However, JAMB has upgraded this exam such that whether you showed interest in the mock or otherwise, all candidates will be scheduled for the mock but not compulsory for all to attend.

You can choose to do the mock if scheduled or ignore it.

Meanwhile, the only way to know if you're scheduled is to reprint your JAMB Mock slip. If scheduled, you will see your own date. If wished, you can go for it or never mind.

As an obligation, though, you must be ready to pay #1000 at the CBT centre you're posted for the Mock before being allowed to enter for the preparatory test.

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

Sincerely, writing this test will serve some purposes including:

  1. Giving candidates clues to how JAMB UTME is like
  2. Exposing candidates to the way JAMB sets questions
  3. Testing candidates' ability for UTME
  4. Allowing candidates to know if he or she is weak or strong in their subjects or otherwise
  5. Familiarizing students with the use of computers to write test
  6. Making candidates understand the CBT exams environment

Having said that, candidates are to know that questions set for mock are not different from that of the main UTME. The same exam body will set them 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 marks and scores in English and other subjects and get an idea of what negative marking is and how it may or may not affect you.

4. Does JAMB add the Mock score to the UTME score?

You may want to know if JAMB will add your mark in mock with your score in UTME if you’ll sacrifice the time and effort for the exam. 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 the CBT exam environment, you may not need such a preparatory test.

Recommended: How to Train Yourself for CBT (UTME and Other Computer-Basted Tests)

5. When is the Mock Exam Coming UP?

2022 MOCK is scheduled for April 9th, 2022. Printing of e-slip for the scheduled times and venues has since commenced. This is open to all candidates who registered for UTME and at the same time interested in the preparatory test. 

Hence, candidates are to print their exam schedule slips on or before that date on the JAMB official page.

6. Is JAMB Mock Compulsory for all UTME Candidates?


With all the explanations above, you should by now, get an 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 a score in UTME.

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

A Case Study

A candidate of mine, a few years ago, wrote the mock and got 264 marks.

She was relieved by her familiarization with real computer use for exams, the CBT environment, and the 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, know that performing better in mock doesn’t guarantee a higher mark in the main UTME. And it’s closer to the certainty that her mark in mock was not added.

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  1. Please I Applied for the jamb mock exam buy I didn't write is due to the distance, will it affect me.

  2. Is it true that JAMB repeat past questions?

    1. Absolutely yes. Read more through the link below.


  3. Do I have to register for JAMB mock apart during UTME registration or just indicate my interest for doing it because I tried to reprint my mock slip and it didn't went through says my details is not found for the examination

    1. During the UTME registration, there is an option to indicate interest. The CBT attendant should ask you if you want to do mock. If you say YES, the person will select that option. That's to indicate interest.

  4. Can I partake in jamb mock if I didn't register for it

    1. No. You need to register for mock before you can be scheduled for it and write it.


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