UPDATE: See the 2017 UTME MOCK Examination Date
Its a new innovation introduced by the new JAMB administration and has made it clear that JAMB Mock exam is not compulsory for all candidate and it is not a prerequisite.
The essense is to prepae you for the real UTME exam which will come up in May. This will definitely enhance proper preparartion from students accross the county.
Benefits of Writing JAMB/UTME MOCK ExamNo doubt, many students will want to take the advantage of the fact that JAMB MOCK EXAM is not compulsory and refuse to paticipate. Forgeting that there are several advantages in writing the mock exam. Below ae few among many.
Mock Exams Do Motivate students to start revision earlyI believe by now, hundred of thousand of students who want to write 2017/2018 UTME ae yet to start preparation for the exam. Taking mock exam will force you to start early prepaartion. Many students will procrastinate when they ae to start preparing for exam and that's the major sources of the failure.
2. Improving knowledgeUTME mock is more or less like you want to test yourself before the real exaam. You want to know you real ability to withstand the exam proper. Testing yourself is an effective way to improve your knowledge and ability to recall information
3. Practising under exam conditionsPressure can do funny things to students. For some, it can lead to nerves, anxiety, frustration and sloppy mistakes, culminating in a poor performance.AS a candidate who has not seat for JAMB in the past, this means you are not familiar with the exam environment. The best way to be familiar with exam environments and condition is to participate in JAMB Mock exam. So when you get to the hall during the prope exam, you would have been familiar with most of the things.
4) Identifying topics that need attentionAnother way to know the topics you have not adequately covered in preparation for JAMB is participate in the forthcoming UTME mock exam. Doing mocks early enough in the year gives you time before the real thing to target areas that need improvement. Mock exam results can identify how best to spend your reading time as s JAMB candidate.
I hope this helps?