Computer Based Test is the kind of examination taken by the use of a computer system. In a computer based test system, your paper, biro, and pencil is replaced by keyboard, screen and mouse.
A good number of examination bodies has adopted computer Based Test [ CBT] as their standard for examination some of them include - Tofel (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), GRE (graduate record examination), GMAT (graduate management admission test), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Jamb [ Joint Admission and Matriculation Board].
Jamb introduced Computer Based Test in 2013, this was not made compulsory until the year 2015 when all candidates, including inmates and the visually impaired, were made to take the exams as computer based. The introduction of CBT has become a boost against examination malpractice as it was discovered to have made malpractice so negligible.Currently, jamb has recorded over 3years on successful undertaking of Computer Based test.
Computer Based Test [CBT] Platforms all has common features and it is needful that you get yourself acquainted with CBT features before sitting for your exams as this is a mark of adequate preparation for exam success.
01. Login Panel – this is often the first interface you meet upon sitting to write a CBT exam, here an examinee asked to provide your exam access details (usually - registration number)at the provision pf this, you would be logged in to write your exams.
02. Exam panel – on your exam panel you are provided with questions which you are expected to attend to, answer by clicking on the radio button with the correct answer.
The advent of Computer based tests has offered great benefit such as Streamlined logistics – a lot comes into preparation for exams ; pre-test activities as the printing of exams papers, and arranging for secure delivery and storage to ensure that the integrity of the exam, and returning of answer scripts, Post-test activities, such as the retrieval, scanning and marking of exam papers, all these can prove just as time-consuming. But with transition into Computer based system, all these tasks are removed completely.
many examinees going for computer based tests had no knowledge of the required basic operations of computer systems such as clicks, right clicks, double clicks and the location of keyboard keys; this lack of compliant gets them confused and scared once they find themselves before the screen for CBT exams, and the outcome is always negative on their result.
Systems component malfunction:
there is nothing perfect, and this is true of a computer systems and its peripherals, the keyboard or mouse could go faulty while a candidate is sitted for exams thus we advocate that as a cbt examinee, always make report to the invigilators and coordinators and never never try to solve any technical issue by yourself – You are an examinee not a technician.
To save yourself from these disadvantages please read 7 errors to avoid during your Jamb CBT Exams and 5 Steps to pass Jamb CBT exams on