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2024 Direct Entry Candidates to Take Cognitive and Verbal Reasoning Tests - JAMB Registrar


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that candidates for its Direct Entry examination would be required to take part in cognitive and verbal reasoning tests as from 2024. This was affirmed by the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, during a virtual meeting with Commissioners of Education of the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

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Also in a bulletin made available by the Board, Oloyede stated that as from 2024, JAMB will conduct Aptitude Test for all Direct Entry candidates to assess their academic potential or career suitability, as well as their mental or physical capacity.

The JAMB boss noted that “It is an intelligent test that will measure the candidate’s current cognitive skills and will not be the usual subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Government, Physics, etc.”

The Registrar explained that the aptitude test would comprise the following, Verbal, Abstract, Mechanical and Numeric Reasoning, Data Checking, and Work Sampling. The Registrar also informed the participants, “that the Direct Entry registration will be restricted to only JAMB Offices nationwide.”

He stated that at the point of registration, all DE candidates must provide the following information; Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subjects) of qualification; Awarding Institution; Institution attended; and Year of graduation as well as admission letters where necessary.


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