It is very important to know the post utme screening marking scheme and also know how to calculate your Post UTME screening score to determine your chance of getting the required cut off mark to get admitted to study your preferred courses. Many Nigerian universities and polytechnics have announced the sale of their Post UTME screening forms for 2018/2019 session while some have commenced their screening test.
This post will explain some of the methods used by tertiary institutions in Nigeria to calculate post UTME aggregate score.
What is Cut off Mark
Cut off mark is an agreed score set by a particular institution as a basic of admitting students into the department of study. This score is usually accredited to candidates based on their performance in a particular examination. However, students who have scored above the required cut off mark will be given admission and preferentially treated in admission process above those who have met the exacts cut off mark.
JAMB Admission Cut off Mark for State, Federal Tertiary Institutions.
- Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU) – 180
- Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria – 180
- Bayero University, Kano (BUK) – 180
- Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) – 180
- Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) – 180
- Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna) – 180
- Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) – 180
- Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) – 180
- Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDutsinma) – 180
- Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKashere) – 180
- Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULafia) – 180
- Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULokoja) – 180
- Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)- 180
- Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOtuoke) – 180
- Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE) – 180
- Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWukari)- 180
- Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Umudike (MOUAU) – 180
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH, formerly FUTYOLA) – 180
- National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos (NOUN) – N/A
- Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna – 180
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) – 180
- Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife – 200
- Police Academy Wudil – 180 (2016 cut-off mark confirmed)
- University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Gwagwalada – 180
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) – 200
- Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) – 180
- University of Benin (UNIBEN) – 200
- University of Calabar (UNICAL) – 180
- University of Ibadan (UI) – 200
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) – 180
- University of Jos (UNIJOS) – 180
- University of Lagos (UNILAG) – 200
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) – 180
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) – 180
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – 180
- University of Uyo (UNIUYO) – 180
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUSOK) – 180
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How to Calculate Departmental Aggregate Score of Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria
Methods of Calculating Post UTME screening Score
It has been confirmed that the method of calculating post UTME score maybe different for various institutions in Nigeria below are some common method used;
How to Calculate Post UTME Score Using Point Based System
1. Candidates who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already will be allotted 10 points. The exam could be NECO, WASSCE, November /December WASSCE etc, but any candidate who has two sittings only gets 2 points.
So this means that candidates with only one result are at an advantage but only slightly.
- O’ Level grades has it’s equivalent grade points as; A (A1) = 6 marks, B (B1, B2, B3) = 4 marks, C (C4, C5, C6) = 3 marks, so the better the candidates’ grades, the better his or her chances of securing admission this year.
- UTME scores, where each score range has its equivalent point can be summarized thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points.
- Each category would contain five JAMB results per point added. Eg. a candidate with 180-185 gets 20 points, while a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points.
Sittings: Assuming you have all your required O’level subjects in one sitting, you already have 10 marks.
O’Level: Let’s say you have 1A, 5Bs and 3Cs in your O’level result (WAEC/ NECO/ GCE), then you have, (1×6) + (5×4) + (3×3) = 35 Points.
JAMB Score: Then, say you scored 250 in JAMB UTME, you get 33 Points.
To get the total point, you sum everything together (i.e: Sittings + O’level + Jamb Score).
This implies that – 10 + 35 + 33 = 78 Points.
If the cut-off mark for your course of choice in a particular school is below 70, then will be admitted into that institution.
How to Calculate Screening Aggregate Cut off Mark using O’level, UTME and Post UTME
The aggregate screening score can be obtained by using the O’level, UTME score and post utme score of the candidate. This method is often used by state and federal universities in Nigeria.
O’Level ==> 20%
UTME ==> 50%
Post UTME ==> 30%
Calculate It Thus: For O’level
A1 = 4 points
B2 = 3.6 points
B3 = 3.2 points
C4 = 2.8 points
C5 = 2.4 points
C6 = 2.0 points
Calculate your 5 Core subjects only
For UTME/JAMB Score:
Divide your JAMB/UTME by 8
Divide your post UTME Score by 2
NB: The Candidate must not score below 40% in Post UTME to stand a chance.
Document Needed for Post UTME Screening
Documents required for the pre-screening exercise are: SSCE result and JAMB registration print out only.
It is often important that a candidate arrive early and locate his/her screening venue early. Candidates will be screen on the JAMB scores and their SSCE result. The second phase of the screening is after the admission lists might have been released. Candidates who have merited the admission will be invited for another screening exercise.
Here all documents such as;
- Original copies of their educational
- Qualifications (Statements of Results/Certificates). – N/B: Cases of awaiting results will NOT be accepted all tertiary institutions.
- Birth Certification/Age Declaration.
- A letter of good conduct from your Village Head or a responsible
- member of your community/or civil servant not below Grade Level 10 or
- equivalent in the private sector.
- Certificate of Local Government of origin; and this notification of admission status slip