Many students have battled with Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) examination in the past without knowing the hidden secrets to score up to 16 points, if you are preparing for IJMB examination I will advise you to go through this write up now!
However, I am going to show you how to pass IJMB exam and score above 15 points, but before that let quickly take a look at how IJMB works.
What is the meanings of IJMB?
IJMB is am acronym for; Interim Joint Matriculation Board, it is an Advanced Level (A’level) Nine months federal government approved programme run and moderated by Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria.
Is IJMB exam difficult?
If I may ask , Is eating food difficult? Lol! that is just exactly how IJMB exam is, IJMB exam is just like any other ordinary exam like WAEC, NECO and JAMB, let me tell you their is no exam that is simple and no one is hard.
The only thing that speakes is how far you have prepared for the exam, will you expect someone that have not been reading to write any exam and pass, No! The fact here is that IJMB exam is very simple but it is only when you study.
what is the cut off mark for IJMB
The minimum cut off mark for IJMB is 10 points to study any professional courses in Nigerian Universitis.
How many years does IJMB result last?
IJMB result can last for 10 years, but it may be rejected by Some institutions if it is too old.
How does IJMB work?
To make use of your IJMB result to gain admission into 200 level, the candidate is required to visits JAMB website or move to the JAMB office to obtain the Direct Entry (DE) form.
Fill the form that will be given to you In Correlation with your IJMB result, that is when you will have the opportunity to choose your choice of institution both first and second.
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Easiest ways to pass IJMB examination
To pass IJMB examination is very easy if you prepare adequately for the exam below are the basic steps to prepare and pass IJMB examination easily without cheating.
Draft out your own personal timetable
Timetable is one of the major thing you need when preparing for any exam, if you check all my examination guide you will notice that I do emphasis much on the use of timetable because I no the value of timetable.
Timetable is a map that will tell you what to do at a particular time, it gives you direction and tells you the type of book to read at any period of time.
Start dating those subjects you are finding difficult to understand
Which subject are you finding difficult, is it mathematics, Chemistry, English or which subject?
Pick those subjects that you know you feel that are hard for you to understand and fall in love with them.
If it is maths you will need constant practice for you to be able to fall fully in love with maths, so it also applicable to other subjects make sure you study that subject very well.
Never cram Rather study
I do see so many IJMB aspirants after their IJMB registration they will forget about attending lectures, studying their books, they will only start cramming their books few days to the exam which is very bad.
If you really want to pass Ijmb exam you need to start studying early avoid cramming your books, if you think that it is because you do not use to understand the content of the book that do make you cram, just start studying early and you will be surprise to see A’s in your result.
Teach others what you have studied
The best way to snap what you have studied is by teaching others, once you are able to teach others that In which you know you will always retain the information from your long term memory easily.
Once read a particular topic let others ask you questions base on that topic so you can know your ability and how far you have gone, the fact remains that teaching others what you know will push that information into your long term memory.
Always take break while studying
Never forget to take break when you feel tired, I do not encourage students to studying straight without little break before they go on.
Let me tell you a short story:
“My name is Tolulope from Ilorin I registered for IJMB in 2020 but I failed to attend lectures nor do I use to study my books till few days to the exam I just pack all my books move to my hostel every night I do read till the next day without rest just for me to be able to cover all topics in the IJMB syllabus.
But to cut the long story short after I read voraciously on the exam day I was unable to recall all I have been reading since! When the IJMB result came out I score 6 points”
I hope you have read the true life story of Tolulope, never try to do such mistake to avoid hard I no at the end always make sure you take break to be able to allow your rain to relax.
Take advantage of IJMB past questions
Ijmb past questions is another great material you can use to pass Ijmb exam in one sitting, IJMB past questions is not made to be cram Rather to be studied, it gives you clue on how IJMB do ask their questions.
I urge you to get some past questions either as PDF or just text after studying a particular subject pick up your past questions and start solving.
IJMB Expo/Runz is not real
A young girl asked me yesterday just before I started writing this article, Godwin please were can I get IJMB Runz? I asked, you said IJMB Runz? she boldly replied yes!
I said young girl can you listen to me if you really want to pass IJMB exam never look for Runz or expo rather search for the secret on how to pass IJMB exam without expo.
IJMB expo/Runz is not real, no one can ever give you real IJMB question before exam people can only collect your money and run away with it.
I warn all IJMB candidates never to stay near any one talking about IJMB expo/Runz it is not real, they will just collect your money and send past questions to you at the end be careful.
Try to understand questions before you answer
Most IJMB candidates usually be on hast just to write exam very fast and go! That is very bad for you to really make very high point in IJMB you need to always carefully read and understand any question before you answer.
Not understand questions before you answer them how did you expect to get the score when you are not sure of what you wrote, always think very rational before you answer any question and make sure you do not rush rushing might make you not to read the question in the way you will understand it.
Rather make sure you calm down read the question at least two to three time to know if you can understand it.
Work on your handwriting
IJMB exam is not CBT rather PPT it is writing with paper pen, if you want to pass IJMB exam you need to make sure your handwriting is very clear and neat.
No examiner have such time of trying to get what you wrote if your handwriting is bad the examination will just collect your answer booklet and drop it aside, which might make you to fail that particular subject,
Try and change your bad handwriting to good and clear one before you move to Write IJMB exam.
Plan your exam day
This is the last point but not the least, Did you want to go and write IJMB exam? how prepared are you, have you plan your journey and what you are going to take along to the exam centre that day?
If those answers are no then you are not yet ready to pass IJMB exam, I have already told you that you should not rush any thing at all, make sure you plan ahead of time arrange every thing in other.
Ask question about what and what are you going to take to the exam centre etc by so doing you will not get distracted on the exam day because you already plan ahead of time.
I strongly believed that those points that I mentioned above are all understandable by you, in case you do not understand any one feel free to ask question, do not hang your shoulder up by feeling too know rather calm down and learn from others.
That doesn’t make them to be your boss or your master you can learn from both young and old, prepare for the IJMB exam as if you are preparing to go war, make the examiner’s work easy by writing a very clear handwriting in other for you not to loose any mark because of your handwriting, because your mark started counting from your handwriting before going to your answers.
I wish you success in your examination.