The New JAMB point system symplified

JAMB has just replaced its old cutoff mark system with a point based system.

According to JAMB, UTME candidates and direct entry students will charged fees by institutions to screen students at the end of the process for admission.

According to JAMB, “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, it said, was the point system where admission would depend on the point tally of the candidate.

“JAMB’s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year.

“Your points tally will decide your faith. The points are evenly spread out between your O’ Level and JAMB results to provide a level-playing field for all.

“Merit contains 45 per cent of the total candidates for a particular course, catchment contains 35 per cent and ELDS and staff lists contains the rest.

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Here is a summary of the implication of the point-based system:

  1. Presenting a single O’Level result earns you 10 points.
  2. Two O’level results in combination earns you just 2 points.
  3. Good O’Level results gives a candidate more points. (e.g.  A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks).
  4. For UTME exam scores, students can get between 20 and 60 points (e.g. 180-200=20-23 points; 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43 points, 300-400=44-60 points).
  5. Candidates must get a provisional admission from JAMB first before seeking admissions in the universities or colleges they applied for.
  6. Admission letter would be issued by JAMB based on points assigned to the O Level and UTME results
  7. Pont-based system for Direct Entry candidates is still being developed.
  8. Students will be screened by institutions  after getting a provisional admission letter from JAMB.
  9. Students will pay for the screening.
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  11. Cut-off marks to be stipulated by institutions for courses would be point-based