Thursday, 3 August 2017


1. The questions are scattered but the same for all students. The position of the questions are scattered (i.e. Number one question on your screen might be the number 25th question on another person's screen... and even option A in your question might me option D in another person's question). The questions are scattered, as well as the options. Just like it is done in your TMA

2. The questions are like 35-40% OBJ but 60-65% fill-in-the-gap

3. The variation of the OBJ questions compared to the fill-in-the-gap varies depending on the exam (course you are writing)

4. Some questions in the OBJ are sometimes repeated in the fill-in-the-gap. So of you forgot some answers, move on to the next question, you will definitely find some other OBJ question that will help you remember what you forgot and help you answer the fill-in-the-gap.. that's how it goes

5. You should expect 120 questions in each course, except in Mathematics courses which carry 35 questions and each question carries 2 marks each

 6. You are timed the moment you start the exam. Hence, do not waste your time trying to figure out difficult questions... in most cases, you will still find your answers in the front.

7. You will see only one question per page (unlike in your TMA where u have all the questions in one page). Hence you will be required to click "Next" to navigate to the next question or "previous" to navigate to the previous questions. There is usually a part below the page which shows the questions you have answered in a particular colour and the ones you have not answered in another coulour. This makes it easy for you to be able to spot the undone questions easily and switch to them just by one click should in case you want to check on them.

8. Once you log out, the time will stop. You might switch to another system (if any case warrants that) or continue with the same system of you wish. By the time you log back in, the time will continue from where it stopped but the questions and options will be scattered again as usual.

9. It is important that you pray before leaving home or even starting the exam.. this is because sometimes you might be seated with a bad system which might crash at anytime or freeze or give any issues. Sometimes, the affected students might have gotten so disorganized and frustrated before continuing with the exams. If their engineers come around to assist you and they succeeded, you are lucky, but the effect is that your time would have been far spent and there is nothing you (or even they) can do about it. 'Luck' is needed sometimes and it is more than 'skill' so pray well enough!

10. You must note that your picture will appear on each page of the exam question.. this will make impersonation a big risk to take.

11. You will be required to login with your matric number and password in the e-exam portal just the way you did in your TMA portal.. so guys make sure you dont have issues with your matric number or password.

12. There are important buttons to note (as you will see at the top of each page)
You must not click on the SUBMIT button unless you are ready to do so. It will prompt you to confirm if you are actually ready to submit tho. Usually, before submitting, it will let you understand that there are still some questions you have left unanswered.. you may wish to still go ahead and submit or check on the ones that you are yet to answer. Leaving unanswered questions does not disturb you from submitting.

13. Once you submit, you see your score instantly! You should form the habit of noting your scores after each paper and writing it somewhere safe for record purposes so that you will compare with the result that NOUN will release at the end of the exams to know if there are any errors or not.. This will serve as a proof for necessity to go ahead to pursue a complaint or not.

14. You must not forget that it is a computer-based exam, it is computer that will mark your answers and not human so all the answers are already programmed. If you type in anything that is different from what is already programmed, it will score you wrong.. so you must make sure you type the answers accurately by spelling them correctly.

15. In addition to the above point, you must note that you cannot use your own English to answer the fill-in-the-gap questions.. it must be answered according to how it is written in the course material or how u saw them in the TMA question. If it was human that would answer the question, they will understand you and score you right.. but for a computer, it cannot do anything on its own except what was program