How To Calculate JAMB POST UTME SCREENING SCORES for Admission 2017/2018

JAMB post UTME screening has taken a new form and it is based on point system. This is the new way to get admission into all institutions by calculating your JAMB post UTME screening score.

This is the new JAMB post UTME screening system for admission into Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

This is the new criteria for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In essence, creating a more national screening models for all schools.


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, last year approved a new Post-UTME admission screening system for all candidates seeking admission into various tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It was called JAMB Point-System.

This was necessary following the scrapping of Post-UTME test by the Ministry of Education. It is now expected that the new admission screening system will take full effect during the 2017/2018 academic session admission exercise.

Now, following the conclusion of the 2018 JAMB UTME exam, we at UNN INFO wish to enlighten candidates and the general public on how to calculate Post-UTME admission screening scores with their O’level resuts (WAEC & NECO respectively).

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT JAMB UTME SCREENING 2017/2018

Before we start, take note of the following information about 2017 JAMB UTME;

  1. UTME Examination questions will vary per candidate.
  2. Candidates who score above 250 will gain merit admission by JAMB into the institution of choice.
  3. 2018 JAMB CBT will last 3 years for candidates with a score of 200 and above
  4. Scholarship may be awarded to candidates with a score of 280 and above in various institutions for a 4-year degree program.

New Jamb Post UTME Screening System (Point System)

Note: Before a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been offered a provisional admission by JAMB. The JAMB admission checker portal is going to be opened soon for this process.

The second process is the point system where admission would depend on the point tally of the candidate. The system details is as listed below;

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. UTME scores, where each score range has its equivalent point can be summarised thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points.
  4. 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.
How To Calculate JAMB Post UTME Screening Scores for Admission 2017/2018

How To Calculate JAMB Post UTME Screening Scores for Admission 2017/2018

How to Calculate JAMB and Post UTME Admission Screening Scores

  • 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.

Note on JAMB Post UTME Screening

(i) Catchment and educationally less-developed state would still be used for admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions.
(ii) Merit admission contains 45 per cent of the total candidates for a particular course, Catchment contains 35 per cent and Education Less Developed Areas (ELDs) and staff lists contains the rest.
(iii) Cut off marks will be released by the institutions this year in the form of points and not marks.
(iv)  The point system for direct entry would be released soon.

JAMB Post UTME Screening: Public Schools Admission Course Ratio

Federal Universities

Ratio: 60/ 40 (SCIENCES Courses / ARTS Courses)
A. CONVENTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
(Universities and Colleges of Education)
Sciences (60) : Arts/Social Sciences (40)
B. SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITIES(Technology, Agriculture, etc)
Sciences (100%)
C. POLYTECHNICS/COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY
Science Related Courses (70): Arts Related Courses (30)

JAMB Post UTME Screening: Direct Entry Public scholl Admission Entry-Mode Quota

UTME/DIRECT ENTRY: 9: 1
That is:
– 90% for UTME
– 10% for DE
However, if the 10% for DE is not utilized, it may be added to the UTME quota.

JAMB Post UTME Screening: Private Schools Admission Course Ratio

Private Universities:

Ratio: 60 / 40 (SCIENCES Courses/ ARTS Courses)
A. CONVENTIONAL INSTITUTIONS(Universities and Colleges of Education)
Sciences (60) : Arts/Social Sciences (40)
B. SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITIES
– Sciences, Technology, Agriculture, etc (Not less than 80%)
– Others (Not more than 20%)
C. POLYTECHNICS, COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY, etc
– Science/Technology Related (70) : Arts Related (30)

JAMB Post UTME Screening: Direct Entry Admission Entry-Mode Quota

UTME/DIRECT ENTRY RATIO: 9: 1
That is:
– 90% for UTME
– 10% for DE
ISSUES TO NOTE
– The list of candidates that have scored above the minimum cut-off mark, and are NOT admitted may be forwarded to other institutions that need them for consideration. Especially their Second (2nd) Choice institutions of preferences.

JAMB Post UTME Screening: The rules:

1. Screening of candidates shall be for those offered Provisional Admissions only.
2. No written examination to be conducted.
3. Verification of Course Requirements (O levels or A levels).
4. Verification of valid JAMB results by checking
i.Online Result Slip
ii.Printout
iii.Provisional Admission Letter
iv.Photo Album
v.Check list
vi.Biometrics
vii. Before a candidate can seat be considered for screening, he/she must have been given provisional admission by Jamb.
viii. Institutions are free to source from other Course(s) to compensate for SHORTFALL in any of the criteria.

How To Calculate JAMB Post UTME Screening Scores for Admission 2017/2018

How To Calculate JAMB Post UTME Screening Scores for Admission 2017/2018

JAMB Post UTME Screening: The Point System

This is the most important part of the new process. The points are evenly spread out between your O’level and Jamb results to provide a level playing field for all.

In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 Points, the exam could be NECO, WAEC, GCE etc, but any candidate who has 2 sittings only gets 3 Points. So this means that aspirants with only one result are at an advantage but only just.

The next point grades fall into the O’level grades. Each grades has it’s equivalent point, A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks, so the better your grades the better your chances.

The next point is the UTME scores. Each score range has its equivalent point which can be summarized thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points.

Each categories contains 5 Jamb results per point added, for example a candidate with 180-185 gets 20points, a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points etc.

JAMB Post UTME Screening: ILLUSTRATED Point System

OFFICIAL JAMB GRADING SYSTEM FOR 2017/2018 ADMISSION

JAMB SCORE GRADE POINTS
180 – 185 ————————20 points
186 – 190————————21points
191 -195————————-22points
196 – 200———————–23points
201 – 205———————–24points
206 – 210———————–25 points
211 – 215———————–26 points
216 -220————————27 points
221 -225————————28 points
226 -230————————29 points
231 -235————————30 points
236 – 240———————–31 points
241 – 245———————–32 points
246 -250————————33 points
251 -300———————– (34- 43points)
300 -400———————–(44 – 60 points)

WAEC / NECO O’LEVEL GRADE POINTS FOR JAMB SCREENING

1. Single sitting——————- 10 points
2. Combined Results————- 2 points
A1——————————6 points
B2 and B3———————4 points
C4 – C6————————3 points

For example
If Kenayo O Micheal scored 205 in UTME = 24 points
Applied for Political Science


He presents only one WAEC result= 10 Points
He has 5 credits in the necessary subjects (3 x 5) =15 Points
His total points =49 points.
He will now await the school to release the cut off Point for his course before admission can be guaranteed.

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