How To Calculate 2017 JAMB Admission Points

How To Calculate 2017 JAMB Admission Points

Calculate 2017 JAMB UTME Admission Points.

The JAMB Admission Point System, introduced in 2016 by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has been widely used as a determinant for Admission into Tertiary Institutions in the Country. See How To Calculate JAMB Points below…

Overtime, higher institutions in the country used the Post UTME Screening exams to determine who gets admitted until the introduction of the new JAMB Admission Point System.

Candidate who are seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria are advised to carefully study the new point systems carefully as this new system is being used to replace Post UTME screening exercise.

Calculate 2017 JAMB UTME Admission Points

How To Calculate JAMB Admission Point

The New JAMB Point System is calculated using the candidates O’level result and UTME score.

Phase 1: JAMB Point For O’level:

Note the Following:

  • JAMB point for 1 sitting in WAEC/NECO/GCE  is Ten (10)
  • While The JAMB point for 2 sitting is Two(2)

This means candidates who passed their WAEC or NECO once without combining results have 10 points and also have a better chance of admission.

JAMB Point for O’level Grades

A (A1) = 6 marks,

B (B1, B2, B3) = 4 marks

C (C4, C5, C6) = 3 marks

Sum Up ALL the Points for your O’Level result and State the Total 

Next: Add the Total to the Merit Points. For one Sitting, 10 Points or Two Sittings, 2 points

Phase 2: JAMB Point For UTME

The final criteria is your UTME score. The scores are divided into ranges and each ranges are assigned with points that will be using to offer admission. The ranges are;

180-200= 20-23 points,

200-250= 24-33 points,

251-300= 34-43 points

300-400= 44-60 points


Each range in the categories above contains five JAMB results per point.

For example a candidate with 180-185 gets 20 points, while a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points.

Phase 3: Final Stage/ Grand Total

Add the Following:

UTME Points + O’Level Points + Merit Point = JAMB Admission Points

Hope This Helps! Any Difficulties?

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  1. Chucha

    I really need u to calculate this for am a bit lost here,i have 7b’s and 2c’s then scored 249.goin for elect/comp engnr..i need the answer to this pls


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