NOUN 2020_1 On-Demand Online Exam Timetable [UG & Postgraduate]

National Open University (NOUN) 2020_1 Semester On-Demand Virtual (Online) Examination Time-Table, Requirements and Instructional Video Guidelines for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Students [Download in PDF].

The Management of the National Open University (NOUN) has published the 2020_1 Semester On-Demand Virtual (Online) Examination Time-Table, requirements and instructional guidelines for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Students.

RECOMMENDED: NOUN 2020_1 Semester Online Exam Application Form [On Demand].

All students are to note that the Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has directed the commencement of on-demand virtual examination for students.

Consequently, The Directorate of Examinations and Assessments (DEA) of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in-charge of all online examinations has released the 2020_1 semester virtual examination timetable for undergraduate [100 level – 400 level] and postgraduate students in all faculties.

All students are requested to note the following:

The URL for access to virtual examination on-demand application process is :

NOUN On-Demand Exams Timetable 2020_1 Semester [Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students]

a. Undergraduate

Dates and time-table for undergraduate students’ virtual examinations are published as follows: Please click on any of the Faculties to download their exam time-table in pdf

Arts, Education, Agriculture and Health Sciences
22nd – 28th of June, 2020
Social Sciences
3rd – 9th of July, 2020
Management Sciences
14th – 17th of July 2020
Sciences and Law
20th –  25th of July, 2020


NOUN Virtual examination registration link:-

b. Postgraduate

The Directorate of Examinations and Assessments (DEA) of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has released the 2020_1 semester virtual examination rules and timetable for postgraduate students of the University.

Postgraduate students could take their examinations provided they apply for it by midnight 13th of June, 2020, from 16th to 20th of June, 2020. 

According to the timetable, NOUN Postgraduate Virtual exams will start on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, and ends on Saturday, June 20, 2020.


1. No mobile phones 6 metres to the workstation where you are taking virtual exams. This means that you may not use your cell phone data for the purpose of the virtual examinations.

2. There should be no other person around the workstation.

3. You should click on start button and display the photo side of your student ID card for identification by the machine.

4. Please log into the platform at least 15 minutes to start time and follow the steps that will take you to the quizzes.

5. The test items will only be activated a few minutes to their scheduled time on the ETT.

6. The Proctoring tool records all that will be going on around you and your workstation. Any slit attempt to consult external materials will be detected and recorded. Where need be, a staff will send you a warning message. Whether or not you are contacted, once there is evidence that you are cheating during the exams, you will be booked for exams misconduct.

7. Your device must have video enabled facility for you to take this examination.

8. The duration of all virtual exams is as specified by the housing department of the course.

9. Ensure to end every quiz you have taken.

10. You can only be examined once per course per semester, regardless of the mode of examination you choose.

11. Take time before to run the instruction video via before the day of your first exams. The video will take you through the steps to follow during the virtual examinations.

12. Please accept the Vice Chancellor’s best wishes.

NB: All candidates should please note that once a course is selected for virtual examination, it cannot be made available to the student for physical examination at the Study Centre (after lockdown order is lifted).


Firstly, ensure you have the following
  • P. C or Laptop with Webcam
  • An active microphone connected to your Laptop
  • Browser install on your Laptop e.g Google Chrome, MozillaFirefox
  • Active Internet connection
  • Noise and distraction free environment.



Once you get all the requirements ready, you can now proceed to set up your Laptop computer for NOUN Virtual Exams.
1. You need to install a pre-installation tool that will be used for your virtual examination. NOTE:- These tools need to be installed before the date of your examination.
2. Proceed to the following.
Download Mettle Test chrome browser extension from here and add to your browser
3. If you have registered with a valid email address during your online virtual exam application process, go to your email address. You should receive an automated email address from the Directorate of Examination and Assessment that contain your username and password.
4. Visit
5. Click on login.
Once you click on logging, then enter your username, which is your Matric number and your password. Then click submit
6. You will be asked to reset password
Enter your initial password and new password of your choice. NOTE:-Ensure the password is OP2 at character. At least one digit, one lower case and one upper case. Then click Save.
7. Once you click on Save, it will take you to the next window.
Then click on Continue, once you click on Continue. A tour that will be presented to you to know about the structure of the virtual exam application.
8. If you like to take the tour,
then click on next
click on next again.
click on next again.
click on next again.
Then end the tour.
9. If you have registered for that course, that will be examined
at that particular time. The course should be presented in the
10. Click on the course.
Once you click on the course,
11. Click on the start button, the proctored to will automatically
launched from your browser, it will undergo a background check.
12. Firstly, to check your browser, the next is to ensure you’re sure your view, your screen view with the invigilator to the proctor.
That is proctoring you at the control room
13. Click on Share.
Once you click on Share, it will now
go to the next stage, then click on next.
14. Once you click on next, you’ll be presented where you will scan your I.D. and scan your face and the algorithm will check for between your I.D. and your face to ensure it has matched.
15. Click on Capture, then click on next.
Present your I.D. card
Click on Capture and click on Submit.
Once you click on Submit, the proctoring is so sensibly launched.
16. Go back to your examination window.
Refresh your screen by pressing a file, If you’re using Windows
computer on command and If you’re using Mac computer.
17. Click on the exam, as you come to the examination page.
18. The instruction for the exam is going to be presented to you. Read the instruction carefully and understand it once you understand the instruction.
19. Click on Attempt Quiz now and click on Start Attempt. Once you click on that, you will be presented with your questions.
20. The timer is running from the left corner of the screen while the exam.
21. You can enter your response/answer inside the box provided for you.
22. Click on the next question, that is how you will be entering your response/answers in each question that you are presented with.
23. Once you finish answering the questions and make sure you look at your time as you are writing the exam, once you finish answering all the questions, then click on finish button, which is finish attempt. Once you click on that, then a new window will be presented to you.
24. Click on Submit all, As you click on that, the pop up will give you a confirmation whether you have submitted or not.
25. Click submit all. As you click on that, your exam is going to be submitted
and you can see because is an essay exam.

As the proctoring is going, the Procter’s from the engine room are monitoring all your activities. Any attempt to navigate from the screen will be indicated to the proctor. Any attempt to look away from the camera
will be indicated to the proctor.
Any attempt to bring live mobile phone will be indicated to the proctor.
Any attempt for a second party intrusion will be indicated to the proctor, and these will lead your examination to be disqualified.
You should also know that the eight proctoring is available in your examination, an artificial intelligence proctoring that is monitoring all your movement from start to finish.