The National Open University of Nigeria has four phases of her semester examinations which includes E-Exam for her 100L to 200L students, POP which means Pen On Paper Examination for her 300L to 500L students, Virtual Examination which can be taken by all levels of students at their own pace and finally the MOP-Up examination which is for those who were asked to re-take an examination.
Each of these phases have their own time and procedures as they are meant for different categories of students of the National Open University of Nigeria.
To lay emphasis on the topic listed above, this article is an eye opener to those students who are yet to understand the process of writing NOUN POP exams.
Most students panic once they get set to proceed their studies in NOUN as three hundred level students (300L). But I assure you it is more easier than the E-Exam for 100L students.
Why, because the E-Exam seem easy to most students because it is more like a guess work as it has so many objectives and multiple asked questions with options to select from.
Meanwhile the POP examination is a kind of exam that need the students to use what they have in their heads to get what they want.
Inorder words, the POP examination is a form of exam which enables both the students and the examiners to get in terms of communication.
This is as a result of the students writing down their answers in an expressive manner leaving the examiners to go through them and see if they are on point or not.
How to Write & Pass NOUN POP Exam
To successfully write and pass the POP examination, you have to be readily prepared for this exam.
One thing every student should have in mind is being punctual at the examination venue hours or 30 minutes before the exact time.
Appearing with your examination clearance is very important as this grants the students pass into the examination hall.
After picking up your answer booklet, do not hesitate to read through the instructions written on the top cover, if you have done this, proceed to write down all the questionable instructions given in the booklet.
To break it down, write down dates, your study center, course code and course title, matriculation number and your full name where necessary.
Inside the booklet, each leaf requires you to pen down your matriculation number and the question you are answering on that sheet. Do yourself the good of writing down your matriculation number and the number of selected question you are answering on the leaf.
After picking out all your questions which is usually either 5 to answer 4, 6 to answer 5 or even 4 to answer 3 questions. If you are satisfied with your answers, flip the cover of your booklet and pen down the numbers of questions you answered inside the booklet.
Sure Tips to Aid You Through:
1. Be expressive in answering your questions.
2. Make it brief with great points, not filling the whole booklet with stories that are out of the handout for the course.
3. Endeavor to write your matriculation number on each page as you flip to put down your answers.
4. If there are mistakes in your writings, please rule a line over the texts to enable your examiner see and read properly that it was actually a mistake. Not cancelling like a baby who is just in kindergarten making the surface of your booklet look odd and rough.
5. Do not give unnecessarily spaces in your booklet for answers to questions you can’t remember. i.e. If you know No. 1 A and C but can’t remember the B questions, indicate that you are answering No. 1 A on this page, the other No. 1 C, then proceed with any other questions you can respond to. It doesn’t matter where you answered your questions, it must not be accordingly but it must be indicated on top of the page you wish to answer a question.
So, this means your No. 1B can even come last after answering all other familiar questions.
6. When you are asked to list, do just the listing do not explain further.
7. When asked to list and explain, make out the list of your items first, then pick them one after the other and explain.
8. Always read your sentences over and over again to be sure there are no misspelt words.
9. Use a blue pen through out except for those required to draw, then pencil will be allowed.
10. Always do your rough calculations inside your answer booklet at the extreme end, this will make you a bright student in the eyes of the examiner.