Following the announcement of its plans to begin sale of forms for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that there will be a mock examination.
According to the board, the mock examination is completely optional and will be held before the main exam on April 8.
A statement released by the Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, on Monday, noted that the mock examination would be held in all accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres to prepare and familiarise interested candidates with the CBT environment.
Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during the registration process.
Apart from the registration fee for UTME 2017 which is N5, 500, the statement said the CBT Centres are allowed to collect through their (CBT Centres) bank accounts, a separate ₦700 only, for the mock test after notiﬁcation of centre has been received by the candidate.
Payment for mock examination shall be made to the centres to which the candidate is assigned after the notiﬁcation of assigned centres for the mock examination.
No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of JAMB.
The statement said.
The board also warned candidates not to pay for the mock until a CBT centre is assigned to them by the Board.
Meanwhile, the UTM examination is slated to hold between May 6 and 20.