**Did you know that:**

1. Candidates who score above 250 will gain merit admission by JAMB into
their preferred institutions?

2. The duration of the 2017 JAMB CBT is three (3) years for
candidates with a score of 200 and above?

3. Scholarship may be awarded to candidates with a score of 280 and
above in various institutions for a 4-year degree program.

Having known that, let's go to the crux of the matter.

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

That 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.

In order to keep candidates on the right track, I decided to lecture
them on how to calculate Post-UTME admission screening scores with their
O’level resuts, either WAEC or NECO.

Below is a breakdown of JAMB's Post UTME screening system.

**POST UTME SCREENING SYSTEM**

**1. O'Level Result: 40%**

JAMB apportions 40% for O'level result. A candidate who made five As in
WAEC or NECO, automatically gets 40%.

See more breakdown below:

- A1 =
8%
- B2 =
7%
- B3 =
6%
- C4 =
5%
- C5 =
4%
- C6 = 3%

Therefore:

- 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%
- Five C6 = 3% x 5 = 15%

**2. UTME SCORES = 60%**

JAMB apportions 60% for UTME and only candidates who scored 230 and
above are qualified for this mark. Take a look at the breakdown.

- 180-189
= 10%
- 190-199
= 20%
- 200-209
= 30%
- 210-219
= 40%
- 220-229
= 50%
- 230 and above = 60%

**Let's try a working example**

Tammy 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

Tammy's score will therefore be:

- Mathematics
= 7%
- English
= 8%
- Literature
= 5%
- Government
= 6%
- C.R.S = 4%

Making a total of 30%

Tammy then scored 220 in his JAMB examination and from the above
explanation, 220 falls under 50%.

Therefore, Tammy's Post UTME score = His total WAEC/NECO Percentage +
His JAMB percentage.

That is: 30% + 50% = 80%.

Tammy's Post UTME score is now 80%. Therefore, Tammy's chance of gaining admission this year is very high.