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19 Things You Shouldn’t Take To Jamb Exam Hall

19 Things You Shouldn’t Take To Jamb Exam Hall

2020 Jamb Exam already kicked off as of yesterday being the 14th of March, for those students that are yet to write the 2020 jamb exam, they might be wondering what are the materials or things am I going to take with me on my exam date? what are the things I must not take to the 2020 jamb exam hall?, well I’m here to give an answer to that as I have written this article titled 19 Things You Shouldn’t Take To Jamb Exam Hall.

To fight malpractice, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned and warned candidates from coming to centres with the following Items:

  • Wristwatches
  • Writing Materials
  • Spectacles/Eye Glasses
  • Calculators
  • Phones

Let’s see why you shouldn’t take the items above to Jamb Exam Hall…


Jamb said, for the year 2020, we have banned the use of wristwatches and pens by candidates and other persons in the examination hall.  This is because wristwatches and other devices were used to perpetrate examination malpractice in the past.

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There is no need to go to Jamb exam hall with pens, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners since the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is now computer-based.


Any candidates going for the 2020 UTME is not expected to wear spectacles as JAMB listed eyeglasses as part of the banned items. This according to JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede is the reason the exam body install lens detector in all CBT centres.

He said, “the lens detectors will also be made available at all centres to find out the status of all eyeglasses if a candidate or anyone must go in with it. So, do not take spectacles to Jamb 2020 Hall.


Just like other electronic devices, JAMB has banned the use of calculators in the UTME exam hall. You shall be supplied with Jamb calculator.


Your mobile phone too is not allowed to be taken to the CBT centres. According to JAMB, your phones will be deactivated if you bring it to Jamb hall.

To all the CBT centres, the rule this year is that electronic jammers will be installed across all the centres to deactivate all mobile phone networks because we have seen what many of them have done with phones and other electronic tools”

 List Of Things You Shouldn’t Take To Jamb Hall

  1. Watches
  2. Pen/Biro
  3. Mobile Phones or Similar Electronic Devices
  4. Spy Reading Glasses Which Should be Scrutinized
  5. Calculators or Similar Electronic Devices
  6. USB, CD, Hard Disk, and or Similar Storage Devices
  7. Books and Any Reading/Writing Material
  8. Cameras
  9. Recorders
  10. Microphones
  11. Ear Pieces
  12. Ink/Pen Readers
  13. Smart Lenses
  14. Smart Rings/Jewellery
  15. Smart Buttons
  16. Bluetooth Devices
  17. Key Holders
  18. ATM Cards
  19. Erasers
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