The world is getting more advanced technologically with every passing day. Most examinations that used to be simple paper and pen or oral testing are now purely computer based testing. Since change is constant, it is our duty to stay up to date so as not to miss out of the interesting things life has to offer.
TRCN means the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria. It is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Education, established with the major mandate of regulation and control of the teaching profession at all levels of the Nigerian Education System, both in the public and the private sectors. Every teachers are now required to write and pass Computer Based Test TRCN Professional Qualifying Examination and register with the agency before he/she can practice teaching in Nigeria.
With the introduction of Computer Based Test, TRCN has shown its seriousness in moving education higher. To help teachers prepare and pass the PQE CBT, I highlighted very important points to note and follow:
1. Be familiar with a computer keyboard. Get to know the shortcuts and practice severally because this gives you a better chance than someone who’s not familiar with the keys on a computer keyboard. Secondly, learn how to move the Mouse pointer with ease, this will help you to choose quickly and correctly.
2. Your preparation will improve your chances of recognizing the right answer and answering them correctly. TRCN PQE questions are mostly drawn from educational courses (eg. history of education, curriculum development, classroom management, educational technology, etc). Others will be drawn from general studies (eg. english language, mathematics, computer, current affairs etc).
3. Practice, practice, practice!!! With a good CBT platform. Even if you’re familiar with a computer and the internet, you need to constantly practice with an online CBT platform so you can work on your speed and perfect the art of online exam.
4. Learn to time yourself when taking the exam. Before you start any exam, you should be able to share the time proportionally between the questions. E.g. If you have to answer 40 questions and you’re given 50 mins. It means that you need to spend an average of 1 min 15 secs (50 mins divided by 40) on each subject. If you realize that you can’t resolve the question within 1 min 15 secs, you should be smart enough to skip it and proceed to the next question. If you work like this, you’ll find out that you will get to the last question and realize that you still have some time to solve the ones you’ve skipped earlier on.