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Advantages of Computer Based Test (CBT)

What are the advantages of computer based test?

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Here’s the advantages of CBT;

  1. – Improvement of the Board’s service delivery.
  2. – Reduction of incidences of breaches of examination security.
  3. – Making Nigeria operate global best practices.
  4. – Lower long-term costs.
  5. – Instant feedback to students.
  6. – Greater flexibility with respect to locations and timing.
  7. – Improved reliability.
  8. – Improved impartiality.
  9. – Greater storage efficiency.
  10. – Enhanced question styles which incorporate interactivity and multimedia.
  11. – Enhanced presentation of items.
  12. – Unrestricted by the physical limitations of test booklets, computer administered test.
  13. – Allows subsequent changes to an answer without the uncertainty of knowing whether a poorly erased answer might invalidate the new selection.
  14. – Immediate score reporting
  15. – Ability to track and display the time remaining on the examination.
  16. – Opportunity to review any questions on the examination. You can change answers, mark or skip questions. Should your time expire while taking the examination, all answers, regardless of how they are marked, will be calculated into your score.
  17. – Computer Based Testing (CBT) has emerged as one of the recent innovative approaches to assessments by Examination Bodies.
  18. – New and more complex item formats can be administered (ICILS).
  19. – Adaptive (targeted) testing can be used to get more precise measures in shorter testing time (ETLS).
  20. – Skills needed to act efficiently in technology rich environments can only be assessed through CBT.
  21. – No cost for printing and data entry.
  22. – It reduces Paper.
  23. – It reduces printing transportation.
  24. – Reduces administration costs
  25. – Improves security of the testing enterprise.
  26. – Immediate test scoring (Poggio, Glasnapp, yang and Poggio, 2005).
  27. – It is reliable, Robust, flexible.
  28. – Time analysis of responses to the question level to better discriminate between candidates.
  29. – Item banks and randomization of items and response orders to reduce cheating.
  30. – Automated analysis of results of entire candidates.
  31. – Improved Security.
  32. – Access to interactive item formats.


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