The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria’s professional examinations have been upgraded from traditional paper-based to computer-based testing platform for their students
In a statement, the CIBN said the pilot phase of the CBT, which takes effect from April 2018, was carried out in October 2017 with the Certified Risk Managers Certification Examinations held in Lagos and Abuja centres.
The institute said the exercise was certified successful as the students described the platform as simple, easy to learn and user-friendly.
“Students are assured that the transition to the CBT platform will not affect their mode of study as they are expected to use the same materials to prepare for the examinations as they currently do. The only difference would be that the structure of questions would change to the Multiple Choice Questions and the Short Answer Questions,” the institute said.
It said that courses like the International Trade & Finance, Banking Law, Ethics & Corporate Governance, Bank Lending & Credit Administration and Practice of Banking would have the hybrid of theory of MCQs and SAQs.
It stated that an online tutorial platform for practice questions would be made available in advance of the real examinations to enable students to practice and get acquainted with the application to aid their preparation.
Meanwhile, the examination has been scheduled to hold from April 10 to 12, 2018 in 29 locations across the country and in areas where examinations are conducted.
The institute said specific test centres would be communicated to the students in due course even as registration for the examinations would be done online and manual.