Post UTME is the compulsory exam conducted by most universities, these days before a candidate can be granted admission to study any course of his/her choice as the case may be even after scoring high or the cut off mark of the preferred institution in the JAMB universal tertiary matriculation examination. Most students have been denied admission due to the standards inconsistency, injustices and other vices that is associated with post utme of any university in Nigeria.
1. Be yourself: there is nothing so special about post utme, I don’t see the reason why a student will want to kill himself/herself due to that, be yourself and never fidget. If you can pass jamb, then post utme is no issue at all, relax your mind and agree with me that you can.
2. Know your school well: it is of paramount importance that you be acquainted with your proposed school very well, what is obtainable in UNN may not be the same for FUTO, and what do I mean by this? Most state universities repeat jamb questions of that same year, some universities repeats their past questions on a bi-annual basis, while some repeat that of the previous year post utme. Ask intelligent question about your school in this aspects.
3. Understand their subject preferences: as part of knowing your school, there are schools that have special preferences of some particular subjects and until you score high in those subjects your performance in other subjects may not really count that much, for instance, UNIBEN prefers your performance in English language to that of any other subject not minding the course you are applying for.
4. Start on time: if you actually wants to do well in your post UTME, you just have to start on time to study, time counts in the preparation of any exam, if you have not started, you can start today to prepare for the exam that is the only guarantee that you will succeed in the exam.
5. Gather past questions: this is very necessary, though most schools now conduct computer based test(CBT), but the fact remains that the questions where once in hard copy, gather a compilation many past questions as possible and study them very well.
6. Be guided by your course: this will save you a lot of brain stress, know the course you want to study and channel your energy well to the study of the relevant subjects related to the course for the sake of the exam. As a medical student no matter how well you do in other subjects emphasis is still on biology, so be properly guided.
7. Keep examining yourself: now that you have the past questions, at all point in time, answer the questions as though you are in the examination hall, time yourself at the end of each test this will help you assess your performance per time.
8. Register on time: try to register for the examination on time it is very important, avoid the fire brigade method it will make you to lose focus at some point, be amongst the first to register for the exam.
9. Observe all exam ethics and conducts: these ethics ranges from being sure that you are at the exam town a day before the exam day, punctuality is necessary at least an hour before the exam time please obey all rules and regulations as pertained to the exam code of conduct.
10. Acknowledge God: the omniscient is still God, acknowledge his personality, let him understand that you have done your best fifty percent as a human, the remaining fifty percent is in his hands. Your pen, invigilator, taxi, atmosphere, computer sets etc. may dis appoint, but God can’t disappoint.