How to Calculate Aggregate score for Nigerian Universities

Updated - June 15, 2024

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What is "Aggregate Score" for University Admissions?

An aggregate score (or cumulative score), is a calculated numerical representation of a student’s academic performance and qualifications. Universities and colleges use aggregate scores as a key criterion for admission to undergraduate programs. The aggregate score takes into account various factors, including your secondary school exam results (O’levels), your JAMB UTME result, and sometimes additional components like post-UTME exams or screening excercise.

Since the introduction of JAMB CAPS, every school is required to make JAMB score weigh at least 50% of the total aggregate score of their candidates.

The purpose of an aggregate score is to provide a holistic assessment of a student’s academic abilities and potential. It helps admission committees compare applicants fairly and select candidates who are best suited for their programs.

Step 1

Gather Required Information

Before you can calculate your aggregate score, you need to collect the necessary information, which typically includes:

  1. Secondary School Results: Obtain your final exam results, such as your West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), or equivalent.

  2. Subject Relevance: Determine the relevant subjects needed to study your intended course. This information is often provided by the university or college you’re applying to.

  3. Grading System: Understand the grading system used for your secondary school exams. Typically, this includes letter grades (e.g., A, B, C) and corresponding grade points (e.g., 10, 9, 8).

Step 2

Assign Grade Points

Assign grade points to your secondary school exam results based on the grading system. For example, for institutions that calculate aggregate score without post-UTME.

WITHOUT POST-UTMEWITH POST-UTME
A1 = 10 pointsA1 = 4.0
B2 = 9 pointsA2 (B2) = 3.6
B3 = 8 pointsB3 = 3.2
C4 = 7 pointsC4 = 2.8
C5 = 6 pointsC5 = 2.4
C6 = 5 pointsC6 = 2.0

Assign the respective grade points to your subject grades.

Step 3

Check University Admission Criteria

Different universities and programs use varying methods/formulas to calculate your aggregate score for admission. You need to know the admission requirements of the universities or colleges you’re interested in. Make sure your aggregate score meets the minimum threshold for your desired program.

Aggregate Score Calculator

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Formula
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Your Score

Formula Contribution

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME score}}{8} \right) + \left( \text{Post-UTME score} \right)$$

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME score}}{8} \right) + \left( \frac{\text{Post-UTME score}}{2} \right)$$

Score weighting: 50% UTME and 50% Post-UTME.

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME score}}{8} \right) + \left( \frac{\text{O'level points}}{5} \right) + \left( \text{Post-UTME score} \right)$$

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME score}}{8} \right) + \left( \frac{\text{O'level points}}{2.5} \right) + \left( \text{Post-UTME} \times 0.3 \right)$$

Score weighting: 50% UTME, 30% Post-UTME and 20% O'levels.

$$(\text{JAMB UTME score} \times 0.6) + (\text{Post-UTME score} \times 0.4)$$

Score weighting: 60% UTME and 40% Post-UTME.

What did you score in JAMB?
What did you score in the Post-UTME?
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FORMULA

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME Score}}{8} \right) + \left( \text{Post-UTME Score} \right)$$

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME Score}}{8} \right) + \left( \frac{\text{Post-UTME Score}}{2} \right)$$

Score weighting: 50% UTME and 50% Post-UTME.

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME Score}}{8} \right) + \left( \frac{\text{O'level points}}{5} \right) + \left( \text{Post-UTME Score} \right)$$

$$\left( \frac{\text{UTME Score}}{8} \right) + \left( \frac{\text{O'level points}}{2.5} \right) + \left( \text{Post-UTME} \times 0.3 \right)$$

Score weighting: 50% UTME, 30% Post-UTME and 20% O'levels.

$$(\text{JAMB UTME Score} \times 0.6) + (\text{Post-UTME Score} \times 0.4)$$

Score weighting: 60% UTME and 40% Post-UTME.

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