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How to Calculate JAMB Score 2024/2025

How to Calculate JAMB Score 2024/2025: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the body that conducts the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into various higher institutions in Nigeria. The UTME is a computer-based test that covers four subjects: Use of English, and three other subjects chosen by the candidate based on their intended course of study.

How to Calculate JAMB Score 2024/2025

The UTME score is one of the criteria used by the institutions to determine the eligibility and merit of the candidates for admission. Therefore, it is important for candidates to know how to calculate their JAMB score and what it means for their chances of getting admitted.

In this article, we will explain how to calculate JAMB score for the 2024/2025 session, the marking scheme for each subject, and the grading system for higher institutions.

How to Calculate JAMB Score for Each Subject 2024/2025

The UTME consists of 180 questions, with 60 questions for Use of English, and 40 questions each for the other three subjects. The total score for the UTME is 400, with 100 marks allocated for each subject. However, the marking scheme for Use of English is different from the other subjects, as shown below:

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Use of English

The Use of English section has three parts: Comprehension, Lexis and Structure, and Oral Forms. The breakdown of the questions and marks for each part is as follows:

  • Comprehension: 1 passage with 5 questions, 1 cloze test with 10 questions, and 1 reading text with 10 questions. The comprehension questions carry 3 marks each, the cloze test questions carry 2 marks each, and the reading text questions carry 1 mark each. The total marks for this part is 35.
  • Lexis and Structure: 5 questions on sentence interpretation, 5 questions on antonyms, 5 questions on synonyms, and 10 questions on sentence completion. The sentence interpretation and antonym questions carry 2 marks each, while the synonym and sentence completion questions carry 1 mark each. The total marks for this part is 25.
  • Oral Forms: 10 questions on oral English. Each question carries 1 mark. The total marks for this part is 10.
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To calculate the JAMB score for Use of English, divide the number of questions answered correctly by 60, and multiply by 100. For example, if a candidate answered 45 questions correctly, the JAMB score for Use of English is:

\(\frac{45}{60} \times 100 = 75\)

Other Subjects

The other subjects have a uniform marking scheme of 2.5 marks per question. To calculate the JAMB score for each subject, multiply the number of questions answered correctly by 2.5. For example, if a candidate answered 30 questions correctly in Mathematics, the JAMB score for Mathematics is:

\(30 \times 2.5 = 75\)

How to Calculate JAMB Score for the UTME 2024/2025

To calculate the JAMB score for the UTME, add up the JAMB scores for the four subjects. For example, if a candidate scored 75 in Use of English, 75 in Mathematics, 80 in Physics, and 70 in Chemistry, the JAMB score for the UTME is:

\(75 + 75 + 80 + 70 = 300\)

The JAMB score for the UTME ranges from 0 to 400, with higher scores indicating better performance.

JAMB Grading System for Higher Institutions 2024/2025

Unlike some other examinations, JAMB does not use any grading system for its UTME score. The candidates’ scores are not graded into A, B, C, D, E, or F. Instead, the candidates’ scores are compared with the cut-off marks set by the higher institutions for each course. The cut-off marks vary depending on the competitiveness and availability of the course, as well as the performance of the candidates.

The cut-off marks are usually announced after the UTME results are released. Generally, the minimum cut-off mark for federal and state universities is 140, while the minimum cut-off mark for private universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education is 1001. However, some institutions and courses may have higher cut-off marks than the minimum.

Candidates are advised to check the cut-off marks for their preferred institutions and courses before applying for admission, and to choose courses that match their JAMB scores and academic qualifications.

Conclusion

In this article, we have explained how to calculate JAMB score for the 2024/2025 session, the marking scheme for each subject, and the grading system for higher institutions. We hope that this article has helped you to understand your JAMB score and what it means for your admission prospects.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. We wish you all the best in your UTME and admission process. Thank you for reading.

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