JAMB 2024: New Cognitive & Verbal Reasoning Tests for Direct Entry

JAMB 2024: New Cognitive & Verbal Reasoning Tests for Direct Entry

JAMB is set to revolutionise the Direct Entry admission process from 2024 with cognitive and verbal reasoning tests. Why this shift in assessment methods? What does it mean for candidates' preparation strategies? How will these aptitude tests differ from traditional subject-based exams? Explore the implications of this significant change and prepare yourself for a new era of JAMB testing

In a significant move set to reshape the Direct Entry admission landscape, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the introduction of cognitive and verbal reasoning tests for candidates beginning in 2024. The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, confirmed this development during a comprehensive virtual meeting with education commissioners from across Nigeria.
πŸ“š Test Change Cognitive & Verbal Reasoning from 2024
πŸŽ“ For Whom Direct Entry Candidates
🧠 Test Types Verbal, Abstract, Mechanical, Numeric Reasoning
πŸ“ˆ Skills Assessed Academic Potential, Career Suitability
🏒 Registration Only at JAMB Offices
πŸ“ Required Info Registration/Matriculation Number, Subjects, Institution, Graduation Year

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Evolving the Direct Entry Assessment Process

JAMB’s decision to implement aptitude testing marks a pivot towards a more holistic assessment of candidates’ academic and career potentials. These tests aim to evaluate mental agility and physical capacity beyond the conventional subject-focused examinations.
Registration Exclusivity and Requirements

From 2024, Direct Entry registration will be confined to JAMB offices only, ensuring a controlled and standardised process. Candidates must be prepared to provide comprehensive academic information, including:Previous Institution’s Matriculation Number: Where the qualifying certification was obtained.
Subject(s) of Qualification: Detailing the relevant academic subjects.
Awarding Institution: Name of the institution conferring the qualification.
Institution Attended: Where the studies were undertaken.
Year of Graduation: The completion date of the qualifying studies.
Admission Letters: Where applicable, for verification purposes.
Implications for Direct Entry Candidates

This update signifies JAMB’s dedication to refining the selection process, ensuring that candidates are not only academically qualified but also possess the innate aptitude for their chosen fields of study.

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