Which Post UTME Score is Enough To Gain Admission in 2024?… What Should I Score in Post UTME to gain Admission into Medicine, Accounting, Engineering, Business Admin, Law, Pharmacy, Ecostat, ENL, Statistics, Mass Communication, Education, Med Lab, Bio-Chemistry, Sciences, Etc?
You may also be wondering, with a Score of 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 in Post UTME, Can I Gain Admission to study my desired course in my First Choice School? What is Post UTME Cut off Mark for Unilag, UI, Unilorin, Covenant, OAU, Imsu, Uniben, Lasu, Uniport, Aau, Unical, Delsu, Uniport, Etc?
Jamb Score alone isn’t enough for you to gain admission in Nigeria. When it comes to admission, Jamb carries just 50% while Post UTME carries the other 50%. Post-UTME is important whether your Jamb Score is high or a little above cut off mark.
Post UTME Score For Sure Admission
Now, you may be wondering, what do I really need to score in Post UTME to gain sure admission? Provided you score above 230 in Jamb and applied to a Competitive School…
- Post UTME Score of 50% to 60% will give you admission to study less competitive courses.
- You can study moderately competitive courses with a Post UTME Score of 61% to 75%.
- Post UTME Score above 75% is enough to study most courses in any School.
- Your admission is guaranteed to Study any course With Post UTME Score above 85%.
Note: This is an Extreme Case and an attempt to give you a Definite Answer. Most schools accept way lower Post UTME Scores based on the factors I have explained below…
Post UTME Score For Your 2024 Admission
Five Major Factors determine what you need to score in Post UTME to Gain Admission this year. The Factors Are:
- Nature of your School
- Nature of your Course
- General Performance in Jamb
- General Performance in Post UTME
- Constant Admission Factors
Nature of Your School of Choice
Your school of choice can be less competitive, moderately competitive or very competitive…
Less Competitive Schools
Less competitive schools are schools that so many people don’t apply to as their first choice. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the schools are bad.
Examples of less competitive schools in Nigeria are most Private Schools (mostly because of cost), Edo University, Ajayi Polytechnic, FUPRE, Etc.
Less competitive Universities and Polytechnics require relatively low Jamb and Post UTME Scores.
Moderately Competitive Schools
Moderately competitive schools are institutions that gain a whole lot of attention. People love to study in these schools. However, they are not the most sought Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education.
Examples of moderately competitive schools are Uniabuja, DELSU, AAU, Delta Polytechnic, BUK, Covenant University, Unijos, Uniuyo, NDU, ANSU, Federal University Dutse, FULAFIA, FUNAAB, FUPRE, KSU, UNIMAID, YSUetc
Moderately Competitive Schools require a higher Jamb and Post UTME Score than the less competitive schools.
Very Competitive Schools
Very competitive schools are the dream of most people from when they were young. These are schools that gain the most attention. These are the most popular schools in Nigeria. Most candidates choose these schools yearly in Jamb.
Examples of these schools are Unilorin, Uniben, OAU, Unilag, Lasu, UI, Abu Zaria, Uniport, Auchi Polytechnic, Yabatech, Unizik, UNN, Unical, Futo, etc
Very Competitive or Hot Cakes schools require a high Jamb and Post UTME Score. It is more difficult to gain admission to these schools. You have thousands of candidates to compete with.
Nature of Your Study Course
Less Competitive Courses
Less competitive courses are courses that so many people don’t apply to study. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the courses are bad or not lucrative.
Examples of less competitive courses in Nigeria are Entrepreneurship, Mathematics, Edo language, History, Mathematics, Adult Education, Food and Nutrition, etc.
Most persons studying less competitive courses didn’t apply for them in Jamb. They were simply offered admission to study related courses since they couldn’t meet the Cut off mark of the courses they wanted.
Less competitive courses require relatively low Jamb and Post UTME Aggregate Scores to study.
Moderately Competitive Courses
Moderately competitive courses are courses that gain a whole lot of attention. People love to study these courses. However, they are not the most sought-after courses in Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education.
Examples of moderately competitive courses in Nigerian schools are Med Lab, Biochemistry, Ecostat, English and Literature, Industrial Physics, etc.
Moderately Competitive Courses require a higher Jamb and Post UTME Aggregate Score than the less competitive courses.
Very Competitive Courses
Very competitive courses are the dream of most people from when they were young. These are courses that gain the most attention. They are referred to as hot cake courses in Nigeria.
Examples of hotcake courses to study are Medicine and Surgery, Law, Engineering, Accounting, Pharmacy, Business Administration, Banking and Finance, etc.
Very Competitive or Hot Cakes courses require a very high Jamb and Post UTME Score.
Note: Some courses are very competitive but do not require a very high Post UTME Score. For example, most schools don’t allow calculators, which makes engineering candidates score low generally (Maths, Physics & Chemistry Subjects Without Calculator).
In that case, with an aggregate score of 60% or above, you can study engineering in most schools unlike Medicine and Surgery or Low. This doesn’t mean Engineering is not a hot-cake course.
In the Faculty of Engineering, there are different departments. The most common Engineering Departments are Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Production Engineering, Computer Engineering and Chemical Engineering.
The three most sought Engineering courses are Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering. At sure, you need a higher score than other Engineering Departments.
General Performance in Jamb UTME
It is true that you need a higher Jamb score to study in some Universities and Polytechnics than others. However, there are years when performance is generally poor in Jamb. Three things happen when general performance is low in Jamb:
- If you score high in Jamb, you are in luck.
- If you score low in Jamb but above the cut-off mark, you have a big chance of gaining admission.
- Most schools will reduce their Jamb Cut off marks.
General Performance in Post UTME
Some courses require higher Post UTME scores than others. However, there are years when people perform poorly in Post UTME. Three things happen when general performance is low in Post UTME:
- If you score high, your admission is sure.
- If you score low, you have a chance of admission.
- Most persons who score above the general cut-off mark will be admitted.
Note: Post UTME Cut off mark is not constant; it depends on the performance of candidates in Jamb and Post UTME yearly.
Constant Admission Factors
The 3 Criteria For Admission in Nigeria are Merit, Catchment, and Educationally less developed States.
Be it Federal, State or Private Universities, Merit is a major criterion for offering admission. Merit means you gained admission because you deserved it. Your best bet is to score high in Post UTME so as to gain admission on Merit.
Catchment is the admission advantage you get when the University is in your State or Neighbouring State. After admitting Candidates who deserve the admission (Merit Admission), those who are from the State or nearby areas are favored next.
Educationally Less Developed States
States and People who generally don’t like going to school are also given admission slots. These are areas where the academic standard is very low. Candidates from such states can score lower than you and still gain admission.
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