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Simple Ways to Calculate Post-UTME Admission Screening Scores

 Here is the time of the year again where candidates will be sending down their applications for admission into the various tertiary institutions in the country. As schools would before long begin opening their portal to kick start this year's admission window. No sooner than later, they will remove their admission screening exercise date. With all these taking place, it is significant for candidates to keep awake to date with the most recent information on their preferred modalities schools. On of such information is by knowing how to work out their Post-UTME screening scores. Let's take a gander at how to get this done in the bid of easily gaining admission.

The Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, often referred to as Post-UTME is the following exam or screening after the UTME. This exercise joins and complement to the later in screening candidates for admission. This examination is very important due to the fact that it determines the admission of students into the various academic programs of the institution. Knowing completely well that there would be POST-UTME assessment this time, it's very ideal to get prepared so as to meet what it takes. How then can you get it done? We bring to you the point by point technique of computing your total score for your Post-UTME admission screening exercise. 

Moreover, realizing how to compute your institution's admission screening score will assist you with knowing that you are so liable to get admission into your decision organization or how rapidly you are desired university or school. It will also help you know how to take a change in the admission structure or a difference in the institution's pattern. 

How to Calculate Post-UTME Admission Screening Aggregate Scores

Calculating for your aggregate scores in the Post-UTME is very simple, once you know the nitty gritty things involved. Let's get started. Generally, your JAMB UTME score will take 60% of your complete admission screening total score, while your O'level result will take 40% of your admission screening score in total. To get your aggregate scores is simple from here. The basic mathematics here is to divide or partition your JAMB UTME score over 4 to get you score over 60, at that point follow the o'level grade scores to figure your o'level score over 40. Add the two up and that is your admission screening total score. The school or institution will then add up to your UTME score to 400/8 and your o'level processed score is 20. So on the off chance that you scored 320 in JAMB for instance, and 20 in your o'level figured score (because of whatever reasons), the applicants total is 60 which isn't enough to earn him or her an admission into very competitive courses in top universities in the country.

University Post-UTME Screening Grading System

After knowing how to calculate the screening aggregate scores, let's know the grading system that is implemented to this calculation. This will give you an explicit view of what's involved in summing up the whole thing. The following guide shows a breakdown of the Post UTME screening grading system that is employed by most universities and higher institutions in the country.

Here is the Post-UTME screening system that is used by most universities in Nigeria: 

UTME Scores = 60%

The percentage grading that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board apportions for UTME is 60% and only candidates who scored 230 and above are qualified to get this most elevated mark. Take a peek at the breakdown for the jamb scores with their corresponding grading percentage:

180-189 = 10%

190-199 = 20%

200-209 = 30%

210-219 = 40%

220-229 = 50%

230 and above = 60%

O'Level Result = 40%

The amount of score given to O'level (i.e. the WAEC, NECO, GCE, and others) is usually 20 percent of the total score for admission. This implies that JAMB apportions 40% for O'level result used by the candidate for admission. Going by this, a candidate who made five A's in his or her O'level (that is WAEC or NECO), will automatically gets 40%.

The following is the full breakdown of the grading for different O'level result grades:

A1 = 8%

B2 = 7%

B3 = 6%

C4 = 5%

C5 = 4%

C6 = 3%

Going by the illustration above, any candidate who score each grade in the WAEC will have a corresponding grading that will influence his or her aggregate admission scores. Therefore: A candidate who had five A1 = 8% x 5 = 40%, five B2 = 7% x 5 = 35%, five B3 = 6% x 5 = 30%, five C4 = 5% x 5 = 25%, five C5 = 4% x 5 = 20%, and five C6 = 3% x 5 = 15% being the least with fail grades following.

That's it on the grading system used by universities in admitting students into their academic programs.

Let's look at a typical working example that will illustrate how to calculate Post-UTME admission screening scores:

For instance a candidate wrote WAEC or NECO and had the following grades in these relevant five subjects:

Mathematics = B2

English = A1

Literature = C4

Government = B3

C.R.S = C5

Then the candidate's grading score will therefore be:

Mathematics = 7%

English = 8%

Literature = 5%

Government = 6%

C.R.S = 4%

This sums up and make a total of 30%.

On the UTME, the candidate then scored 220 in his JAMB examination. Looking at the above explanation, it can be seen that utme score 220 falls under 50%.

Therefore, the candidate will have a Post UTME score equalling to His total WAEC/NECO Percentage + His JAMB percentage. That is: 30% + 50% = 80%. From this view, the candidate's Post UTME score is now 80%. Therefore, the candidate has a higher chance of gaining admission into his or her preferred course.


Calculating for your Post-UTME admission screening scores is simple to carry out. This article illustrated the easy ways to calculate this grading system used by most universities in Nigeria. That's the size of this write-up, as we hope you have been able to get a clue on how to get this done.

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