# How Waec Results Are Marked And Graded (2020)

**Waec Marking Scheme:** Have you ever wondered how Waec Exam Sheets are marked and graded yearly? If you have ever asked the question, how will Waec mark and give scores for 2020 exam? then you are at the right place.

I have already written on Waec results release for 2020. You may click here to read when 2020 Waec results would be released or continue reading for **how the Waec papers** are marked and graded.

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After the exam, each paper will be marked according to the grades specified in the questions. Marking scheme for objective questions is based on accuracy while for theory, your workings, steps and attempts are rewarded.

Under the new Waec grading system, the letters A to F are used to indicate how good a result it. Where A1 is the best grade, F9 is the worst grade in Waec.

- A1 in Waec Means
**Excellent**and you need to score**75% – 100%** - B2 in Waec Means
**Very good**and you need to score**70% – 74%** - B3 in Waec Means
**Good**and you need to score**65%- 69%** - C4 in Waec Means
**Credit**and you need to score**60% – 64%** - C5 in Waec Means
**Credit**and you need to score**55% – 59%** - C6 in Waec Means
**Credit**and you need to score**50% – 54%** - D7 in Waec Means
**Pass**and you need to score**45% – 49%** - E8 in Waec Means
**Pass**and you need to score**40% – 45%** - F9 in Waec Means
**Failure**and you need to score**0% – 44%**

**How Percentage Is Calculated In Waec**

To get an **A** in Waec 2020, you need to score above 75% or above in the subject. 75% means you are able to get 75 marks correctly out of 100 marks or 45 marks out of total of 60 marks.

If you are given 50 questions in a subject, 75% is equal to 37.5 questions you answered correctly. This explanation also applies to other grades above.

Don’t be confused at the marks assigned. Example, if Waec says Agricultural Science practical is 60 Marks, Objective is 100 marks and theory is 60 marks. They total marks becomes 220 right?

It shouldn’t bother you because everything will be brought down to 100% using the formular: **Your mark** divided by **total marks** (220 in this case) **times 100%**.

If total marks for both OBJ and theory is 220 and you’re able to score 180 marks. Your score in percentage is simply (180/220)x100%. This becomes equal to 81.81% and your grade A is sure.

As for negative marking, there is no strong evidence yet that Waec does negative marking. Another reason to strongly show that waec doesn’t do negative marking is that you can’t score zero.

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To know whether you will score an** A, B or C**, divide the number of questions/marks you think you would get correctly by the total number of questions/marks possible and multiply by 100%.

**Example**: I was able to answer **40 questions correctly** out of **60 total questions** given in Oral English. To calculate my percentage score, it is

**(40/60)x100% = 66.67% = B3**

* Assumption:* All questions carry equal mark.

**Grading For Waec Theory Questions**

Marks are attached to each theory question in Waec. Calculate how many marks you are very sure of scoring after attempting all the questions, then divide by the total marks in all the theory questions and multiply by 100%.

**Example**: You are required to answer **5** questions in the theory part. Each question carries 20 marks. You are **able to attempt** **4 **questions and only sure of** 15 marks** out of total 20 marks f**or each question**.

- The total marks you are sure of here is 15 times 4 = 60
- Total marks if you answered the 5 questions correctly is 20 times
**5**= 100 - Your percentage score is
**(60/100)x100% = 60% = C4**

## Adding Practical, Objective And Theory Scores in Waec

In waec, each part carries it’s own percentage and the total percentage is 100. If Mathematics Objective section is 50% and theory is 50%, your scores in each section will be calculated and cut down to 50%.

If you are able to score 30% out of 50% in objective and 40% out of 50% in theory, your final score sums up to 30% plus 40% and this gives you 70%. No matter how may parts the examination papers are, everything must sum up to 100.

Someone asked a question in the comment box, The total score in maths is 150 how is it converted to 100 marks please I need the calculation. It is simple, what you score divided by 150 times 100.

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Many questions unanswered

i am very baffled with my index number,although it has been writeen un the frontpage of the theory booklet but we were told to write our index number in each page ,and i wrote 4251788 which 4 is our center number instead of 4251788092 which is written bcldly on the frontpage

so i want to ask that hope it wont affect when marking my examination papers?

How will chemistry practical, obj,esaay be calculated ……pls I need answer

I WAS TOLD IN MY BIOLOGY TO ANSWER 7 QUESTION AND I MANAGE TO ANSWER 4 CAN HAVE C4

I answered 6 and half questions in my maths theory and my objective I’m nt so sure…. Can i have a c6

I am afraid of what u said.

how do waec examiner mark lit n english.i answered 4 correctly out of 6 can i have at least a credict

please can someone be sure of B2 in English even with some mistakes and cancellation in essay writing but wrote well in other questions and objectives

what mark is deducted for alteration and canceling in physics practical.

minus 50 marks

Wait sorry can I ask a question does cancellation have a strong effect In marking waec cuz some people are really baffled about it

ok

I really appreciate your post because it’s instructive and helpful. Here’s my concern sir. I want to know

1) what the total marks of the English language and literature in English papers are?

2) how is the percentage of the whole paper calculated?

when the waec 2019 question will be releasedï¼Ÿ

Is the objective questions and the theory questions in mathematics the same in their grade?

Please explain how mathematics is being marked?

Nasarawa

Abuja

Do we write oral English in waec

Yes

Do we write oral English in waec

is there any possibility in passing english language without writing oral english when it comes to gce

pls if someone write is English but the not write essay can the person have C5 in his waec exam

How will technical drawing be calculated?

Will it be whatever you get over 200 or ????

if you answer 4 questions and the instrustion said you should answer 3

wat will be the effect

I wrote gce maths today so we ar to answer 10questions out of 12 nd i answer 5

will i still pass d maths theory