Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB Grading System For 2017/2018 Session For All Candidates.
Those who want to enter a university know how important it is to be able to calculate their JAMB results. It can help you understand whether you have a chance of studying at your dream university or not. That is why we have prepared a post for you on JAMB grading system 2017/2018, so that you can easily figure out your JAMB score.
JAMB GRADING SYSTEM FOR 2017/2018 SESSION
Ok, so the first thing you need to know about the new grading system is that it consists of JAMB score and the score for NECO/WAESSCE. We are going to break it down, so pay attention.
First thing you need to do in order to get the final score is convert the score you got in JAMB exams into grade points. This is how it works:
1.If you score 180-185 on your exam, you get 20 points;
2.If you score 186-190 on your exam, you get 21 points;
3.If you score 191-195 on your exam, you get 22 points;
4.If you score 196-200 on your exam, you get 23 points;
5.If you score 201-205 on your exam, you get 24 points;
6.If you score 206-210 on your exam, you get 25 points;
7.If you score 211-215 on your exam, you get 26 points;
8.If you score 216-220 on your exam, you get 27 points;
9.If you score 221-225 on your exam, you get 28 points;
10.If you score 226-230 on your exam, you get 29 points;
11.If you score 231-235 on your exam, you get 30 points;
12.If you score 236-240 on your exam, you get 31 points;
13.If you score 241-245 on your exam, you get 32 points;
14.If you score 246-250 on your exam, you get 33 points;
15.If you score 251-300 on your exam, you get 34-43 points;
16.If you score 301-400 on your exam, you get 44-60 points.
Simple, isn’t it? But, as you might remember, there is a second part to this. You also need to calculate how many points you get from your NECO/WAEC exams. Here is how that system works:
1.If your exam results have all been achieved in a single sitting, then you are awarded 10 points;
2.If your exam results have been achieved in multiple sittings, then you are only awarded 2 points;
3.If you have scored an A1 (75-100%) in a subject, you get 6 points;
4.If you have scored a B2 (70-74%) or a B3 (65-60%) in a subject, you get 4 points;
5.If you have scored a C4 (60-64%), a C5 (55-59%) or a C6 (50-54%) in a subject, you get 3 points.
That is all there is to it. If all of these numbers and letters seem a little bit too confusing, continue reading to find out how all of this works on a hypothetical example.
HOW JAMB GRADING SYSTEM FOR 2017/2018 SESSION WORKS
In order for you to understand how JAMB 2017-2018 grading system works, let’s review what we have learned about it on a simple example:
Imagine that a certain Nwankwo Azikiwe has scored 244 in his JAMB exam. This means that he gets 32 points. He managed to pass all of his WAEC subjects in one sitting, which means that he can add another 10 points to his score.
For Nwankwo to get into a university of his choice, he needs to have five O’level subjects. He scored an A1 in one of them (which is worth 6 points), a B2 and a B3 in two others (which are worth 8 points in total) and two C4 (which are worth 6 points in total). This means that he can add another 20 points to his score.
In the end, Nwankwo Azikiwe gets 32+10+20=62 points. Now, all that is left for him to do is wait until the university of his choice releases cut off marks, so that he can figure out whether he got in or not.
And that is how the newest JAMB grading system works. We hope you have been able to figure it out with our help. If you still have some questions, leave them in the comments. Good luck in your exams!