How to calculate Aggregate/Screening Score in Nigerian Universities

How to Calculate Post UTME Admission Screening Scores [All Schools]

In this article, I’ll explain how you can calculate your screening or aggregate score for admission into Nigerian institutions like universities, polytechnics, and colleges.

It’s important to know this process if you’re an aspiring candidate seeking admission.

Different institutions have various methods for calculating aggregate scores.

How to Calculate JAMB score and Post UTME

Some use only the Post UTME result, some combine JAMB and Post UTME scores with specific percentages, and others include O’level results along with JAMB and Post UTME scores.

Let me break it down for you with an example.

For instance, let’s consider a candidate who applied to the University of Ibadan and scored 250 in JAMB.

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In the university’s Post UTME, the candidate scored 35 out of 50 or 70 out of 100. The University of Ibadan might admit candidates solely based on their Post UTME score.

However, if they include JAMB in the aggregate, the calculations could be as follows:

Option 1: JAMB 60%, Post UTME 40%
JAMB Score: 250/400 X 60 = 37.5
Post UTME Score: 70/100 X 40 = 28
Aggregate Score: 37.5 + 28 = 65.5%

Option 2: JAMB 50%, Post UTME 50%
JAMB Score: 250/8 = 31.25
Post UTME Score: 70/2 = 35
Aggregate Score: 31.25 + 35 = 66.25%

How to Calculate WAEC O’level Percentage

Now, let’s talk about institutions that use O’level results and JAMB scores to calculate the aggregate. Each subject in your O’level result has a grading point, and the total obtainable is 50%.

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For example, if you want to study Biochemistry at the University of Lagos, and you’ve got the following grades:

English Language – B2
Mathematics – A1
Chemistry – C4
Biology – B3
Physics – A1

The calculation will be:

O’level Result: 9 (B2) + 10 (A1) + 7 (C4) + 8 (B3) + 10 (A1) = 44
JAMB Result: 250/8 = 31.25
Aggregate Score: 44 + 31.25 = 75.25%

Please note that the calculations may vary depending on the percentage each institution sets for their admission process.

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