CBT Requirements: JAMB CBT Centre Requirements 2024

Millions of students are aspiring to get admission into Nigeria tertiary institutions as they will be sitting for the JAMB UTME/DE examination this year 2024 exams. For these students to be admitted into various institutions of their choice, they have to write the JAMB Direct Entry/Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME).

Formerly JAMB conducts exam as Paper and Pen Test (PPT) which was changed five (5) years ago to Computer Based Test (CBT) just for the comfort of the students and also to minimize/avoid examination malpractice.

Having considered JAMB test as CBT, the need to establish more functional Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres is in high demand. One can decide to open one or more of these Centres, but before doing that you have to meet the requirement to start a JAMB CBT Centre.

Recommended: JAMB Accredited Centres: Full List of JAMB CBT Centres

Below are the complete JAMB CBT Requirements to start a JAMB Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre for 2024.


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CBT Requirements: JAMB CBT Requirements 2024 (For new CBT Centres)

1. 250 functional laptops with 10% (i.e., 25) backups with the following minimum specifications below:

  • Intel Based processor: Dual-core Celeron/Pentium.
  • Ram: 4GB Ram.
  • HD: SSD Preferred, 32GB minimum.
  • 14” Screen size.
  • Windows 10.
  • 10/100MB RJ45 Network Port.

2. Provision of individual cubicles and appropriate seats for each system.
Example and the minimum size of the cubicle below:

  • Cubicle height 18’
  • Cubicle breadth 18’
  • Cubicle length 26’

3. The laptop systems must be connected to a robust computer server that can carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently.

 4. Adequate connection of all the computer systems on cable Local Area Network (LAN).
That is to say that all the computer systems must be connected to receive the network through cable, because JAMB does not allow Wireless Computer connection.

5. Uninterrupted power source throughout the exam period.
All electrical cables must be well connected and also all switches must be on throughout the exam.

6. At least a minimum of five (5) technicians, one (1) network engineer and adequate security should be ensured.

 7. Stand by backup power supply.

  • Centres with 250 systems must have at least a power generating set of a minimum 40kva.
  • Centres that have 250 systems must have a minimum power generating of 60kva.
  • While Centres that have 350 systems and above must have a minimum power generating set of 100kva
  • All the Centres must have Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)/inverters that can power all systems for a minimum of 120 seconds (2 hours).

8. Each Centre must be fenced properly.

9. Reception facility or space must be made available.
 Reception facility or space can be a canopy with chairs or conducive hall with chairs, etc.

10. Each Centre must not share premises with cinema hall, market or shopping mall, residential home, etc.

11. Adequate and functional air-conditioners and lighting must be made available.

12. All systems must be virus free and also have updated Antivirus software installed in each of them.

13. All Centres must have a minimum of Windows 7 or higher version of windows operating system.

 14. CBT Centres must have IP Camera (CCTV). See Specification for the IP Camera below.
DVR HIKVISION specification:
i.   AHD Camera Hikvision 1080 5MP.
ii.  32 channel DVR machine.

 NVR HIKVISION specification:
i.    IP camera Hikvision 1080 2MP/4MP wide range.
ii.   32 channel NVR machine..

The above mentioned are the official Requirements to Start a JAMB CBT Centre for 2023. These requirements are officially stated on JAMB portal (jamb.gov.ng)

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